Evolution of Medicine Podcast (health, alternative health)

Evolution of Gastroenterology

In anticipation of this month’s Functional Forum: Reversing Digestive Disorders, we bring you this special Podcast: Evolution of Gastroenterology, featuring integrative gastroenterology expert Dr. Ronald Hoffman

This presentation was given in 2014 at the Evolution of Medicine Summit, and is chock-full of digestive health and root-cause resolution clinical tips and tools for today’s functional medicine practitioner.

Tune in now to learn from one of functional medicine’s celebrated digestive health pioneers, including:

  • The connection between the GI tract, the GU tract, the urinary tract, sexual organs (specifically in women), the neurological system, the brain, mouth, nose and throat
  • An incredible story of a woman who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, only to find out gluten was the real culprit behind her symptoms
  • Key clinical clues into gut-related ailments and skin issues
  • What types of tests Dr. Hoffman uses to check for gut issues
  • The importance of developing “local environmental resistance” to create optimal gut ecology
  • Clinical insights on causal factors behind IBS, IBD, ulcerative colitis, leaky gut syndrome, SIBO, and more

And for more on the latest in functional gastroenterology, be sure to join us for this month’s Functional Forum: Reversing Digestive Disorders, LIVE from Washington, DC.

Will you be in the DC area Monday, October 1? Click here to get 2 free tickets to the LIVE show using the coupon code “Dutch”, courtesy of our sponsor: Precision Analytical.

 

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Functional Forum: Reversing Digestive Disorders

 

Direct download: Evolution20of20Gastroenterology.mp3
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Evolution of Endocrinology

In anticipation of this month’s Functional Forum, we bring you this very special Podcast: The Evolution of Endocrinology, featuring functional endocrinology expert Dr. Mark Menolascino of The Meno Clinic in Jackson Hole, WY.

This podcast was recorded several years ago for the first Evolution of Medicine Summit, and provides a wealth of clinical pearls and practical tips on today’s endocrine-driven chronic diseases.

Tune in now and get up-to-speed on the latest in functional endocrinology, including:

  • The difference between conventional medical endocrinology and functional endocrinology
  • The surprising laundry list of chronic conditions rooted in sub-optimal endocrine function including adrenal fatigue, erectile dysfunction, thyroid ailments, diabetes and more...
  • What Dr. Menolascino believes are the top 2 misunderstood and mismanaged endocrine conditions
  • The role of the gut-liver connection in hormonal function and balance
  • The real story behind the endocrine-cancer-connection
  • How and where to begin unraveling complex hormonal issues
  • ...and much more

And if you’re hungry for more information and best practices in functional endocrinology, click here to join us for this month’s Functional Forum: Evolution of Endocrinology LIVE from Minneapolis, MN.

Will you be in the Minneapolis area Monday, September 10? Click here to get 2 free tickets to the LIVE show using the coupon code “Dutch”, courtesy of our sponsor: Precision Analytical.

 

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Functional Forum: Evolution of Endocrinology

Direct download: Evolution20of20Endocrinology.mp3
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This week’s podcast features: Daniel Schmachtenburger, co-founder and director of research and development at Neurohacker Collective, in Complexity Medicine: The Basis for a Functional Standard of Care.

Daniel is a deep thinker and researcher on how human regulatory systems function, how they break down and how they can be supported to function with greater resilience.

In this thought-provoking half-hour, we take a deep dive into the future of personalized medicine, longevity and health, including:

  • How Daniel reversed his autoimmune diagnosis by using complexity science theory and functional medicine
  • The importance of non-linear thinking and investigation in pinpointing, stopping and reversing the causal factors of complex illness
  • Definitions of the 3 tiers of disease within the homeodynamic axis
  • The three fundamental tier 1 root causes of disease based on evolutionary code
  • How functional medicine practitioners can help attract biotech companies and entrepreneurs into our space
  • Insightful tips for practitioners to gain clarity in uncovering root cause(s) in an era of complex clinical cases
  • And much more

This was a fantastically dense half-hour of clinical insights, theory and tips...so grab your notebooks (hang onto your hats), listen and subscribe to the podcast today.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:
www.neurohackercollective.com


This Evolution of Medicine Podcast, Coaching and Functional Medicine: A Match Made in Value-Based-Care-Heaven, features KNEW Health’s Director of Coaches and the founder of The School of Applied Functional Medicine, Tracy Harrison, MS.

Tracy first appeared on the Functional Forum with her “Future of Functional in Five: Health Coach Keys to the Future” in December 2016 (watch it here).

In this interview, Tracy talks about the value she’s seen in KNEW Health’s experiment of creating a new practitioner: the physician-supervised functional-medicine trained health coach.

Tune in for all details, plus some invaluable tips for doctors and health coaches, including:

  • Why Tracy believes strongly that functional medicine science alone is not enough to transform people’s health, and how health coaching helps facilitates the behavioral changes necessary to get sustainable results
  • The key role health coaches play in helping practitioners prevent burnout, focus on root cause resolution and run a profitable practice
  • An insider look at KNEW Health’s physician-supervised, functional-medicine-trained health coaching model---and how this could rapidly transform the future of medicine
  • Why “Tier Two” patients are often the ones who benefit most from health coaching
  • The inside scoop on what KNEW Health is looking for when hiring health coaches
  • ...and much more

If value in medicine is outcomes divided by cost, then the functional medicine-trained health coach could become the most valuable provider in medicine.

Want to learn more about how health coaches could help streamline your practice? Click here to listen and subscribe to the Podcast today.

 

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

The School of Applied Functional Medicine

KNEW Health


This Evolution of Medicine Podcast, The Archetype Diet: Where Do Women Source Their Self-Worth? features long-time Functional Forum supporter, food coach and author of the newly released Archetype Diet, Dana James, MS, CDN, CNS.

Dana appeared on the very first Functional Forum in a comedy sketch with our co-founder, James Maskell, called: Think Pink.

Her groundbreaking new book is all about how women’s source of self-worth leads to the formation of their health and lifestyle behaviors.

Tune in for a fascinating listen on how self-worth creates or diminishes women’s health, including:

  • What Dana discovered after years of practice about why most women can’t stick to an individual nutrition plan long-term
  • The 4 key ways in which women source their self-worth, and how these archetypes influence their behaviors
  • Typical lifestyle behaviors and health issues associated with the 4 archetypes
  • How to use cognitive behavioral therapy to help your patients crack their archetype code, and thus, improve their health
  • Tips for practitioners on identifying and addressing these 4 archetypes in practice
  • And much more

If you’re a woman, or a practitioner who sees women in your practice, be sure to listen, and subscribe to the podcast today.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

The Archetype Diet Reclaim Your Self-Worth and Change the Shape of Your Body by Dana James, MS, CDN, CNS


This Evolution of Medicine Podcast, Community in Action: The Evolution of Meetups, features Dr. Cynthia Thaik—the record-holder for the largest Functional Forum Meetup in Glendale, California.

Tune in today to learn Dr. Thaik’s template for growing her Meetup from zero to over 180 people in no time, including:

  • How she used the community-building principles she learned from EvoMed to get started strong—including opening events to the public
  • The key strategic relationships they created with event venues, speakers, sponsors and patients that helped build their tribe
  • The different formats they’ve used to galvanize their group and encourage collaboration
  • Their most effective social media channel for promoting their Meetup
  • Which surveys they used to get to know their audience and create targeted event topics to meet their needs
  • And so much more

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

The kNew Vision Tour


This week’s podcast features Sarah Morgan, MS, “The Gene Queen” and author of the new book: Buddies in my Belly: A Story About Probiotics.

In the podcast, James interviews Sarah about her fantastic new children’s book on the microbiome and her mission to make complex, medical topics easy to understand for children all ages.

Tune in today and discover:

  • Highlights about the book and how it can help educate the next generation about their body’s greatest allies
  • How the characters “Lactie,” “Bifie,” “Strepie” and “Ba-Silly” came alive in words and illustrations
  • What they discovered in their focus groups to make the book ultra-relatable, believable and fun for kids of all ages
  • How the principles and resources in this book can help your children and patients adopt healthy behaviors for life
  • Sarah’s big vision for creating “The Sesame Street of Health,” starting with the “buddies” initiative
  • And much more...

 

This book is one of our founders, James Maskell’s, favorites to read with his daughter, and it will be available in the Merch Store on the kNew Vision Tour this summer.

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, parent-to-be, practitioner, teacher, child caregiver or health advocate, this book is a must-have for educating the next generation.

Learn more about the buddies in your belly by listening and subscribing to the Podcast today.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Buddies in My Belly

The kNew Vision Tour

Direct download: Buddies20in20My20Belly.mp3
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This week’s podcast features: Dr. Mat Boulé, DO, posturologist and educator in Posturology: The Missing Link in Root Cause Resolution.

Functional medicine practitioners are trained to look at health from the inside out, but Dr. Boulé has shown often you have to look from the outside in when to comes to specific conditions.

We know structure dictates function, tune in today to discover how this principle works posturally to accelerate healing and help your patients overcome complex issues, including:

 

  • A revealing list of symptoms and conditions which indicate a postural component
  • What it looks like to combine functional medicine and posturology in an initial workup
  • The influence of body position on the autonomic nervous system
  • How addressing structural issues frees up crucial energy which can then to be redirected toward speedier healing
  • 3 tips on how to identify possible postural issues in your patients
  • And more...

This week’s Podcast serves as a perfect example of why we need our whole community to help patients resolve chronic disease, MDs, DOs, DCs, PTs, and more.

Discover the power of addressing complex issues from the outside-in by listening and subscribing to the Podcast today.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

The kNew Health Cooperative


This week’s Podcast features movement coach, lifestyle educator, nutritionist and the founder of Primal Play, Darryl Edwards.

In this interview, Darryl shares about the success of Primal Playa popular fitness practice that utilizes of all your natural surroundingsand his new book, Animal Moves, which outlines 40 different animals you can replicate to make exercise and movement fun for the whole family.

Tune in today and discover a whole new way to exercise, including:

  • The evolutionary fitness philosophy behind the Primal Play methodology of movement as medicine
  • What a Primal Play fitness session looks like―a refreshingly stark contrast from your typical gym workout
  • An overview of the Animal Moves 28-Day movement plan, which outlines 40 different animals you can replicate in just 15-30 minutes a day to make exercise a blast
  • The incredible health benefits of focusing on all types of playful animal-movement―jumping, crawling, sprinting, crouching, climbing, static poses, etc.
  • Tips on finding rewarding opportunities for natural movement within your local environment, no matter where you live
  • The key component community and family participation plays in a successful fitness routine
  • And more….

Whether you’re a practitioner interested in curating fun and innovative exercise practices for your patients or an individual looking for ways to improve you or your family’s fitness, this is a must-listen.

Bring some serious fun back into fitness routine by listening to the podcast today.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Animal Moves―How to Move Like an Animal to Get You Leaner, Fitter, Stronger and Healthier for Life


Lifestyle Medicine in Community: By the Numbers

This week’s podcast features Dr. Mohan-pal Singh Chandan, a GP working within the NHS who we met at the Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine Conference this year.

Dr. Chandan has garnered government support to start up a community-based lifestyle medicine clinic in a poor area of inner city Birmingham, UK.

By supporting lifestyle interventions and incentivizing peer-to-peer medicine, they’ve not only seen a dramatic reduction in medical visits and pharmaceutical use, but also remissions of so-called chronic conditions throughout their pilot program.

Tune in today to see the dramatic power of lifestyle community interventions for improving patient outcomes, including:

  • How Dr. Chandan convinced his employer to fund this pilot program
  • A summary of pilot program data, like how patient empowerment led to a 20% reduction in GP visits, a 10% reduction in prescription costs and a variety of positive health outcomes for Birmingham residents
  • Dr. Chandan‘s favorite structures for facilitating successful peer-to-peer medicine
  • The special role faith-based communities play in community-based healthcare, and how those qualities can translate to any community
  • Details on how we plan to use kNew Health Cooperative to bring medicine back into communities, re-empower patients and achieve these same types of results in the United States

This impressive data from Dr. Chandan’s pilot program offers further proof that community-based health incentives and peer-to-peer support are the ultimate creators of good health.

Learn how it’s done (and how we plan to do it with kNew Health) by listening and subscribing to the podcast today.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

The kNew Health Cooperative

Direct download: Lifestyle_Medicine_In_Community_-_By_The_Numbers.mp3
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This week’s podcast features our accountability group manager Nicole Villamora on the success of our Practice Accelerator’s Accountability Groups.

With spring enrollment in full-swing (and coming to an end April 27, 2018), James interviews Nicole on why the accountability groups have become a sought-after feature of the Accelerator, and why these group members are crushing it when it comes to practice development and marketing.

Tune in today and discover:

  • How the accountability groups came to be, and what we’ve learned over last 2 years to make them super valuable
  • What to expect when you join an accountability group, what’s expected of you and how the whole process works
  • Why participants in the accountability groups wind up being the most successful in creating the low-overhead, high-profit, purpose-driven practices they want
  • Success stories as-told by Nicole from participants
  • And much more…

At EvoMed, we’re all about harnessing the power of community to accelerate our movement forward---these groups were created in that same spirit (and they cost a heck of a lot less than hiring a personal business coach).

Open enrollment in the Practice Accelerator is on through April 27, 2018. To learn more, click here to download the program brochure.

Direct download: Success_Leaves_Clues_-_Accountability_Groups.mp3
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This week’s podcast features professional athlete, explorer and 2X record-holder Colin O’Brady in: Overcoming Massive Odds to Change the World.

While we typically feature doctors and experts from within our industry on the podcast, Colin’s background, story and mission run in perfect parallel with our kNew vision for American healthcare.

Tune in today for one of the most inspirational comeback stories you’ll ever hear, including:

  • How Colin overcame severe burns to over 25% of his body and the prognosis of “never walking again”, and went on to become a record-shattering professional athlete, explorer and philanthropist
  • What he credits as being key in his recovery of body and mindset (hint: integrative medicine played a role)
  • The inside-story on what compelled and motivated him to complete (and win) some of the world’s most grueling athletic competitions, including the “Explorer’s Grand Slam” mountaineering challenge
  • How his core desire to help eradicate childhood obesity drove him to push himself beyond perceived physical barriers, and inspired him to found his non-profit: Beyond72
  • Plus, learn how you can join Colin in his commitment to inspire America’s health and fitness in his Forest-Gump-style state-by-state mountain-climbing tour this summer

Those of us who have answered the call to evolve the future of healthcare know what it feels like to be up against all-odds.

But, if stories like Colin’s teach us anything, it’s that our cause is nowhere near impossible and we can all do more to change the world.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

The kNew Health Cooperative

Beyond72

Colinobrady.com

Direct download: Overcoming20Massive20Odds20to20Change20the20World.mp3
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This week’s podcast features Darrin Ingles, ND and author of the new book: The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Auto-Immune Response and Beat Lyme Disease.

It’s been almost 4 years since we’ve featured Lyme Disease in our content, and its prevalence has only increased―with cases popping up all over the world.

If you work with Lyme Disease in your practice or are battling the disease yourself, tune in today to discover Dr. Ingles’ most up-to-date and effective solutions for beating Lyme Disease, including:

  • A sneak-preview of Dr. Ingles’ 5-step plan for healing Lyme Disease
  • The specific diet that works best for Lyme Disease patients
  • The top targeted herbal therapies to treat the infection, reduce inflammation, improve circulation, address autoimmune-related conditions and more
  • Key environmental factors that exacerbate Lyme Disease, suppress the immune system and can even masquerade as Lyme
  • How to get a copy of Dr. Ingles new book: The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Auto-Immune Response and Beat Lyme Disease
  • And much more...

Despite the growing prevalence of Lyme Disease, there are very few practitioners―integrative or otherwise―who understand how to detect it, diagnose it and address its insidious symptoms and co-infections at their roots.

Whether you’re a practitioner or patient, the information in this show will help you better understanding Lyme Disease and the most effective, up-to-date therapies to help you beat it.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Auto-Immune Response and Beat Lyme Disease

Direct download: The_Lyme_Solution_-_A_Functional_Approach.mp3
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This week’s podcast Where Do CEOs Go for High Performance continues our theme of employer health.

In this show, we feature Dr. Ronald Brown, MD and his CEO Seth Conger of Carolina Healthspan Institute in Charlotte. 

Dr. Brown and team have created a unique Bredesen-style brain health protocol combining functional medicine and neurofeedback; which has flooded his practice with high-performing CEOs, executives, athletes and business owners.

Tune in today and discover the keys to building a sustainable and wildly successful cognitive health practice, including:

  • How they cornered their local market and reached high-level patients by offering neurofeedback, bioidentical hormones and functional medicine in one place
  • What’s made them so successful in reversing cognitive decline in patients in an efficient and predictable fashion
  • How their signature programs have helped those with cognitive decline, PTSD, head injuries and neurodevelopmental impairments and also high-performers looking to improve executive function
  • The keys to developing a systematic hierarchy of needs with each cognitive health patient that produces predictable, measurable results
  • The incredible value of offering complex brain function testing to high performers

High-performers like employers, executives, CEOs and athletes are hungry for cognitive health programs like this...get an insider-look at how Dr. Browns’ model could help take your practice to new heights.

Direct download: Where_do_CEOs_Go_For_High_Performance_.mp3
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In this week’s podcast we revisit our Success Leaves Clues series with Employers at Movie Night, featuring Dr. Tara Scott of Revitalize Medical Group in Akron, Ohio.

Dr. Scott, a member of our Practice Accelerator program, recently executed a blockbuster patient education movie night that made a massive impact on her practice and the local functional medicine movement.

How did she do it?

Tune in today and discover:

  • The details of how she put on a blockbuster, practice-changing movie night that attracted key CEOs to her practice and the local functional medicine movement, including:
    • How she selected the right movie for the right audience (this is key)
    • How she attracted experts for a panel discussion
    • Which venue she used
    • And how she marketed it to attract over 80 participants and high-level business owners
  • Why CEOs and business owners are so interested in events like this, and how it can impact your practice and local movement

  • How the Evolution of Medicine book and the Functional Forum helped Dr. Scott transform her business from a high-overhead insurance-based model to a lean, profitable cash-based micropractice

  • How she re-branded her practice using the simple tech-strategies taught in the Practice Accelerator and the help of the accountability groups

As Dr. Scott’s story proves, a simple movie night can have an incredible ripple effect on a single practice and the functional medicine movement as a whole...when done right.


In this week’s podcast, James interviews our COO and Chief Marketing Technologist Uli Iserloh, PhD on the top 5 things he learned from last week’s Functional Medicine Success Summit.

Presented by Dr. Peter Osborne, this summit was headlined by our industry’s top practice development experts including Razi Berry, Dr. Sachin Patel, Dr. Matthew Loop and more.

Tune in right now for the top 5 things we learned at the summit, plus Uli’s root-cause solutions for the most common practice ailments holding you back, including:

  • How to do a quick practice health check-up to identify systemic insufficiencies within your structures and systems
  • Discover the 3 “time thieves” robbing you of time, revenue and better patient outcomes
  • The best “set-it-and-forget-it” way to showcase your expertise and make your practice stand out
  • The 3 key tools you can use to address the most common chronic practice ailments at their root
  • How to implement these tools to increase efficiency, shore up your systems and get your practice back on track

The biggest thing we learned: with the massive demand for functional medicine upon us, practitioners can no longer afford to “just wing it”; you must have the right systems, support and strategies in place to thrive.

Wondering what do to next? Schedule a free practice assessment with an EvoMed concierge here and discover the best next-steps for you.

Want to go deeper? Check out our on-demand training here and learn Uli’s recommendations for optimal website set up and effective automated email marketing.


In Part 2 we welcome back Benicomp Insurance CEO Doug Short to explain how their new product, IncentiCare® makes functional medicine coverage accessible and affordable for all employees, not just CEOs, executives and business owners. 

If you got excited about the new patient potential outlined in last week’s podcast, you’ll be jumping out of your seat over what Doug has in store today.

Tune in right now and learn why IncentiCare® and kNew Health will be the driving forces that bring functional medicine to the masses, including:

  • What IncentiCare® is, why it’s unlike any insurance product you’ve worked with before and why it’s a perfect match for the functional medicine operating system
  • The role our community has to play in the evolution of insurance and “trend suppression”
  • Why IncentiCare® is the ideal product for employers interested in cutting healthcare costs and incentivizing healthy lifestyle choices
  • How IncentiCare is revolutionizing the insurance industry, by profiting when they save employers money, not the other way around
  • What the new partnership between kNew Health and Benicomp means to you, your practice and the future of functional
  • How, with your help, the kNew Vision tour and IncentiCare could make functional medicine accessible to millions more people this year

It’s time to act like we’re winning, because a whole new world is about open up for our ecosystem via IncentiCare.

If you would like to support our efforts to make FxMed accessible to millions, we’d love to hear from you about local employers or business owners who could be a good fit for IncentiCare®. Tell us about them by clicking here.

 


In this week’s game-changing podcast: “Meet the Health Insurance CEO Who Loves Functional Medicine”, James interviews Benicomp Insurance CEO, Doug Short on how functional medicine practitioners can now serve the approximately 200 million Americans receiving insurance through their employer, without cutting rates or changing practice models.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not.

This is the kNew era of medicine we’ve been talking about… and it’s here waiting for you right now.

Tune in now and learn how to get in on this little-known niche, plus:

  • Exactly how you, a functional medicine provider, can access the employer-insured market through CEOs, executives and business owners (and get paid handsomely for it)
  • How to reduce the cost of your services (including packages) 30-40% for local employers, CEOs, executives and their spouses without cutting your rates
  • A clear understanding of how ACA laws are impacting these business owners and our ecosystem
  • Who Benicomp Insurance is, why their products are different and how they are able to cover functional medicine services using specific claims and post-tax dollars
  • How you can get signed up to be part of this kNew movement and start receiving referrals as employers come to the table

And be sure to tune in next week for Part 2, when Doug lays out how Benicomp can offer this type of functional medicine coverage for all employees (not just high-level executives and business owners).

Want to join forces?

If you’re a practitioner: Click here to enter the names of the CEOs, business owners, HR managers and executives you’ve been seeing for the last 4 years and enter them on the podcast page.

If you’re a patient and/or business owner, CEO, HR Manager, etc interested in getting functional medicine covered for your employees: click here to enter your contact information.

Our goal in procuring these names, is to meet with these decision makers who already see the value in functional medicine for themselves and show them how they could reap the benefits of affordable, consistent functional medicine for all of their employees.

Please forward it to all your colleagues who could benefit.


This week marks the fourth anniversary of the Functional Forum! In our debut 2014 episode, we featured a bright young integrative psychiatrist, Dr. Kelly Brogan, who went on to blow the lid off the mental health world with her controversial, NYT-best-selling book: A Mind of Your Own.

Two years later, James invited Kelly to be part of a new podcast series entitled: “Leaders of the kNew School”, showcasing women physicians leading the charge to a kNew type of feminine-focused, intuitive medicine.

Join your host, James Maskell and NYT Best-Selling Author and holistic psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogan, to learn what this kNew era of medicine is all about.

Tune in today and discover:

  • Why the old masculine-focused-allopathic model is being replaced by a kNew feminine-focused, patient-centered integrative model
  • How to harness the power of feminine-based medicine and non-linear systems to predict and reverse disease before they manifest
  • The kNew role of holism in predictive and preventative care
  • The power of intuitive action in cases of complexity (for practitioner and patient)
  • How to use kNew medicine techniques to motivate and empower your patients to accept control of their own health

No matter what nutrition philosophy you recommend, nearly everyone agrees fasting or cleansing is beneficial to healing. 

But…how to guide your patients safely and successfully on a practitioner-led fasting program is no small feat (especially considering how many people suffer from chronic conditions).

If you struggle with uncertainty about implementing fasting programs in your practice then this week’s podcast: Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine: The Power of Fasting is the tutorial you’ve been looking for.

Join your host, James Maskell and fasting expert Dr. Felice Gersh, on how to safely run a clinical fasting program that gets results.

Tune in today and discover:

  • Why most doctor-directed fasting programs fail
  • Which patients are candidates for fasting, and which aren’t
  • The most important pre-fasting step to take before recommending any type of fast
  • How to get your patients excited and motivated to stay the course
  • Plus get access to the new movie “Fasting” featuring Dr. Gersh

Mastering the art of practitioner-directed fasting takes prescribing lifestyle and functional medicine to a new level...the key is knowing how to do it effectively and safely.

Click here to today to learn how.


In this week’s podcast we return to our “Success Leaves Clues” series: “Bredesen Protocol in Alabama”, featuring functional neuropsychologist Dr. Kristine Lokken, CEO and founder of Brain Health Institute in Birmingham, AL.

 “I’m living a dream I didn’t know I had”―is the quote that defines this podcast.

Dr. Lokken didn’t know she wanted to be an entrepreneur or a functional medicine doctor until she came across Dr. Dale Bredesen and Kelly Brogan’s work, discovered the Evolution of Medicine book and enrolled in the Practice Accelerator program.

From there, she implemented what she learned to establish Brain Health Institute, and realized entrepreneurship provided the life and freedom she had always dreamed of.

Tune in to hear more of Dr. Lokken’s inspiring story and learn:

  • How she started up Brain Health Institute while keeping her positions as medical director at the VA Hospital and professor at University of Alabama
  • How practicing the Bredesen Protocol has provided her with a steady stream of new patients
  • How she’s packaged her programs to maximize patient outcomes and compliance
  • What types of patients are looking for help with cognitive decline and brain health
  • Which aspects of the Practice Accelerator allowed her to realize her new dream

Success like this can happen in any city and any state.

Thousands of patients have bought Dale Bredesen’s NYT-Best-Selling book: “The End of Alzheimer’s”. Like Dr. Lokken, you can be ahead of the curve to deliver that type of care in your home town, and the Practice Accelerator can help you get there fast.


This week’s podcast: “Transcriptomics―James Maskell Exposed Again!” features Helen Messier, PhD, MD, CCFP and medical director of Viomea direct to consumer microbiome testing service. Dr. Messier was previously featured in our “Interpreting Your Genetics Summit” and is a passionate functional medicine doctor and geneticist. 

As part of that summit, James did the Viome test to raise awareness about the value of these consumer-based testing services.

The new era of direct-to-consumer testing is here, and tens of thousands of patients are ordering these microbiome tests and seeking out functional medicine practitioners to interpret their results. Is your practice ready for this?

For practitioners, this podcast serves as a learning module on interpreting these tests for your patients. For patients, this podcast will help you understand how Viome testing works and how you’ll benefit.

Tune in to watch James’ microbiome get exposed and learn:

  • How the Viome consumer-based test works, what’s included and what to expect
  • What the Viome test measures and reveals―including metabolism and the epigenetics of the microbiome
  • How the test is interpreted, including what clues to look for in pinpointing causal factors
  • What lifestyle recommendations look like based on James’ test results

If you’re interested in Viome testing, click here to learn more and purchase your Viome Kit today: goevomed.com/viome

Direct download: James20Maskell20Exposed20-20Transcriptomics.mp3
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This week’s podcast: “James Maskell Exposed: Lab Testing Functional Style” features our good friend Dr. Jeff Gladd MD Medical Director at kNew Health, interpreting our co-founder James Maskell’s functional lab results on-air.

Not everyone would agree to have their health markers broadcast for the world to hear, but James has done this before in “The Genetics Summit” and is back for more. The goal of this expose´ is two-fold:

For practitioners: to demonstrate the power of functional lab work has to improve patient outcomes and super-charge your practice

For patients: To help demystify the world of functional medicine and inspire listeners to get out there and get these life-changing functional labs done.

Tune in to watch James get exposed and learn:

  • How functional lab work transformed Dr. Gladd’s practice and improved patient outcomes
  • What types of labs he recommends…and why he typically doesn’t recommend a full pricey workup for each patient
  • How he gets these labs done for his patients at a super affordable rate
  • What James’ actual lab marker ranges mean according to functional lab interpretation, and what Dr. Gladd recommends he do to get them back to optimal ranges
  • How Dr. Gladd and James’ new venture: “kNew Health” works to help members save big on lab work, health coaching and self-health creation

Plus, we will air James’ re-test results, after he’s had a few months to follow Dr. Gladd’s advice to improve his markers, so stay tuned for that!

And be sure to check out Dr. Gladd and James’ newest venture kNew Health, a membership-based program aimed to provide functional medicine at an accessible and affordable rate.


This week’s podcast: “The Elephant in the Chronic Pediatric Waiting Room” with Dr. Paul Thomas, author of “The Vaccine-Friendly Plan”, is the epitome of game-changing…and is sure to drum up some constructive controversy.

Whether you’re pro-vaccine, anti-vaccine or unsure what to make of it all you owe it to yourself to listen to Dr. Thomas’ insights and findings on the current vaccine schedule and chronic pediatric ailments, like autism (the elephant in the room).

Tune in for this all-important topic today and learn:

  • What Dr. Thomas, a pro-vaccine physician, noticed about the unvaccinated children in his practice that changed the way he practiced medicine
  • Details of what he’s discovered as a cause of autism in his patient population
  • His sensible strategy for educating parents and administering vaccines to minimize the likelihood of complications
  • All about his new ground-breaking registry, where he and his team are gathering 1000 fully-vaccinated children, 1000 unvaccinated children and thousands in-between to observe and track their health for 18 years

If we are serious about solving chronic disease worldwide, we must start by bravely exploring all possible causes of modern pediatric chronic disease.

We cannot continue turn a blind eye to the elephant in the room—no matter how controversial that elephant may seem.

And be sure to tune in for January’s Functional Forum: The Evolution of Pediatrics.

Direct download: The_Elephant_in_the_Chronic_Pediatric_Waiting_Room.mp3
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As a holiday message from the Evolution of Medicine community, James Maskell reads "A Gathering of the Tribe" by Charles Eisenstein. This story speaks to our vision of community and the collective vision of our team, practitioners and mission.
 
 
 

This week’s historic podcast: “Individualized Diets, ALCAT, and BMJ Gastroenterology” features the results of a brand-new study published in the British Medical Journal, validating food sensitivity testing (the ALCAT Test®) for IBS patients.

The study named, “Efficacy of Individualized Diets in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Randomized Control Trial” was led by the late Dr. Ather Ali, ND a colleague of our co-founder, James Maskell, who sadly passed away this October.

It is our great pleasure to honor Dr. Ali’s legacy by helping spread the word about his incredible research.

In this podcast, James interviews another of the study’s lead researchers: Dr. Wajahat Mehal, professor of medicine at Yale University, for the inside scoop on this ground-breaking study.

Tune in today to get all the details direct from the source, including:

  • A high-level overview of the entire randomized, controlled, blinded study from Dr. Mehal
  • An inside-look at key outcomes of the study, including significant improvements in the Global Improvement Scale (GIS) at 4 weeks and 8 weeks for IBS patients who specifically removed Alcat positive food items from their diet
  • Dr. Mehal’s take on the most encouraging results of the study
  • Insights on the implications of this study to the future of gastroenterology and functional medcine

This week’s podcast continues our “Success Leaves Clues” series with “Alaska Goes Functional” and features Jill Valerius, MD of Now Health Functional and Integrative Medicine, from Palmer, Alaska, and member of our Practice Accelerator program.

Dr. Valerius was one of the first medical doctors to be certified in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine, and has created a successful practice in a small Alaskan town utilizing what she’s learned in the Practice Accelerator.

Tune in today and discover

  • How Dr. Valerius is making the functional medicine work within an insurance-based practice model
  • Which key practice building technologies have helped her modernize and streamline her practice
  • How Dr. Valerius structures her staff to maximize patient visits and improve health outcomes
  • The value of practitioner accountability groups
  • Her best advice for medical doctors looking to make the leap to functional medicine

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Evolution of Medicine Practice Accelerater
Free Online Marketing Training from EvoMed (Eventbrite Webinar)

Direct download: Success20Leaves20Clues20-20Alaska20Goes20Functional.mp3
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This week’s podcast continues our “Success Leaves Clues” series on “From Motherhood to Micropractice” and features Dr. Michelle Sands aka “The Metabolic Mama”, a Naturopath and functional medicine practitioner from Vermont and member of our Practice Accelerator program.

Dr. Sand’s story is an inspirational one for women and men who struggle with balancing running a practice and being an active parent. She achieved this seemingly insurmountable goal, by implementing what she learned in the Practice Accelerator to set up a virtual dream practice targeting mothers.

If you’ve ever wondered how to have it all—practice, purpose and active parenthood—tune in right now and hear:

  • How Dr. Sands went from technology-phobic to a thriving telemedicine micropractice
  • How to design a killer autoresponder series that targets the demographic you want, while pre-educating and empowering patients and prospective patients
  • Which technologies save Dr. Sands hours of time on intakes, natural pharmacy management and practice development, while improving patient outcomes
  • How to organize an efficient telemedicine care structure for practitioner and patient, using membership-based pre-recorded modules and weekly Q&A calls and private consultations
  • Why telemedicine is the perfect “virtual house-call” solution for busy moms (a huge market)
  • And much more...

 

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Evolution of Medicine Practice Accelerater
Free Online Marketing Training from EvoMed (Eventbrite Webinar)


This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we are excited to welcome Qigong master Mingtong Gu, recorded live from his center in New Mexico with Evolution of Medicine co-founder Gabe Hoffman. Gabe has been studying Wisdom Healing Qigong with Mingtong since finding his high-quality content on YouTube two years ago. Since then Gabe learned of the extremely successful Medicineless Qigong Hospital in China, where Wisdom Healing Qigong is the only tool used. Gabe recently returned from a month-long retreat, led by Mingtong, where people with all types of chronic disease used the same protocols as the hospital in China with great success.

To find out more about opportunities to integrate Qigong into your practice, click here goevomed.com/qigong

In this episode, you will hear:

1. How Gabe found Mingtong and why this is important for your practice.

2. What medicine we can learn from the Medicineless Qigong Hospital in China.

3. What opportunities are coming up where you can connect with Mingtong and integrate Qi Gong into your medical practice.

Direct download: -Podcast_from_EvoMed_--_Master_Gu_Gabe_and_James.mp3
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This week’s podcast continues our “Success Leaves Clues” series on “The Power of Video” and features Dr. Jerry Bailey, a chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner from Coeur D'Alene, Idaho and member of our Practice Accelerator program.

Dr. Bailey’s story starts out like many others; he had to find a way to set his practice apart in a small town already saturated with chiropractors.

What makes his story exceptional (and reproducible in any town) is how he made his practice stand out and excel using the power of video and social media.

Listen right now and learn the specifics of how Dr. Bailey made video work for him like gangbusters, including:

  • How to design your marketing videos to get patients excited about what you offer, while pre-educating them on functional medicine.
  • What social media channels to use for the best (and most affordable) local results.
  • The optimal video length and format to maximize engagement and conversions.
  • How to incorporate video with an autoresponder email series to enhance patient education efficiency.
  • What tools and resources you really need to produce a great video (hint: it’s a lot less than you think).
  • And much more...

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Evolution of Medicine Practice Accelerater
Free Online Marketing Training from EvoMed (Eventbrite Webinar)

Direct download: Success20Leaves20Clues20-20The20Power20of20Video.mp3
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast continues our “Success Leaves Clues” series, “From Matrix to Action” and welcome former Functional Forum guest Dr. Lara Salyer of Health Innate. Dr. Salyer, DO was featured on the Functional Forum this year, is an enthusiastic member of our Practice Accelerator program, and runs a functional medicine practice in rural Wisconsin.

In this podcast, Dr. Salyer shares one of the most impressive innovations we’ve ever heard in functional medicine: how to take the most time-consuming, cumbersome part of functional medicine: filling out the matrix/intake; and turn it into a fast, efficient and participatory exercise using group visits.

Dr. Salyer’s idea of cross-pollination between the initial appointment and group visits is an absolute game-changing strategy for functional medicine practitioners…and she’s proven it works.

Plus you’ll learn:

  • How Dr. Salyer introduced the idea of functional medicine to her small Midwest community
  • Which patient education and marketing tools and technologies have been most valuable in building her practice
  • Exactly how she sets up her initial appointment/group visits to maximize efficiency in filling out the matrix
Direct download: Success20Leaves20Clues20-20From20Matrix20to20Action.mp3
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we continue our “Success Leaves Clues” series. Each week we will be interviewing doctors who are building the practices of the future and learning from their strategies that can make it easier for you to build your practice no matter where you are in the world.

We welcome Dr. Sonza Curtis as part of our Success Leaves Clues. Dr. Curtis graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, with a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.  She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Naturopathy for Health Care Professionals.  In 2014, Dr. Curtis became one of only three Georgia doctors Certified in Functional Medicine.

In this podcast, you're going to hear about her journey from being a physicians assistant through naturopathic medicine and finally to functional medicine, and what's so exciting about this podcast is there's tons of value for anyone who's looking to take the first step on the journey towards building successful practice.

So much great stuff here in how to build a low overhead practice, some of the technology that she's learned how to use through the Evolution of Medicine Practice Accelerator, how to keep a low overhead practice, how to build a connection with local integrative providers that now pay her rent, and just so many other ways in which Sonza has built such an amazing practice. I think there's value in here, no matter what kind of practitioner you are, and I really hope you'll enjoy it. This is part of our Success Leaves Clues podcast series, enjoy.


This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we continue our “Success Leaves Clues” series. Each week we will be interviewing doctors who are building the practices of the future and learning from them strategies that can make it easier for you to build your practice no matter where you are in the world.

We’ve really enjoyed the process of interviewing some of the doctors from our Practice Accelerator, and this week we introduce Dr. Rick Henriksen of Kestrel WellnessDr. Rick Henriksen, M.D., M.P.P. is a Salt Lake City-based, board-certified, family physician. Having returned to the U.S. from a stint in Ecuador, he was determined to do the next iteration of his practice right. Listen in as he shares his model, his progress and key learnings from the journey.

In this podcast, you will hear:

1. What to know about naming your practice and some of the thoughts he went through in creating his brand.

2. How you can avoid making the same mistakes as other practitioners.

3. What technology he uses. One thing that is unique about Dr. Henriksen’s practice is the combination of technology and home visits.

We really appreciate you being part of the Evolution of Medicine community. Enjoy!

Direct download: Success20Leaves20Clues20-20From20Ecuador20to20DPC.mp3
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast we are sharing a special interview that was part of the "11 days of Global Unity" whch featured luminaires like Dr. Deepak Chopra, Ralph Nader and many more. This interview was originally conducted by Rick Ulfik from We, The World. He interviews Dr. Rangan Chatterjee and James Maskell about the work they are doing, the future of medicine, the current state of functional medicine, and how we see medicine shifting in the rest of this century. It was a great session, and at the time we received so much feedback that people enjoyed it. The interview has not been available since the Summit ended, so we wanted to share it in this podcast.

Dr. Chatterjee is the host of the UK International Functional Forum hosted the Royal Society of Medicine. He is also the star of BBC One's "Doctor in the House" and was recently named the eighth most influential general practitioner in the UK. James is the founder of the Evolution of Medicine and the creator of the Functional Forum. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • James and Rangan's vision for transforming healthcare.
  • How "Doctor in the House" has spread to over 90 other countries.
  • What this momentum worldwide will mean for you and your practice.

This week on the podcast, the Evolution of Medicine is thrilled to welcome Mark Shapiro. Mark is host of The One and Only Podcast and the creator of Winning Weeks, an accountability program for high performing entrepreneurs.

Earlier this year, our co-founder James Maskell took Mark’s Winning Weeks program and learned a lot about what it takes to create accountability for himself and for his business. He will be sharing some of those wins on the podcast this week.

On this podcast you will learn:

  1. Why Mark chose group accountability over one-on-one coaching.
  2. How the power of the group fills the “accountability gap.”
  3. How you can take action to improve your accountability and the accountability of your patients.

Mark’s TEDx talk on social media also came out this week, and you can view it below.

http://www.areyoubeingreal.com/tedxtalk/


One of the things that James learned last week is that he has “perfect detoxification pathways”, but not all people are so lucky. A huge topic of discussion on the upcoming Summit is MTHFR. Methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase is the rate-limiting enzyme in the methyl cycle, and it is encoded by the MTHFR gene. This week we welcome Sterling Hill, the founder of MTHFRsupport.com. Sterling is an educator and having found out of her personal status and what it means for her - she has been educating others about the impact of MTHFR for years.


In anticipation of our upcoming Interpreting Your Genetics Summit, our co-founder James Maskell has decided to let you listen in on his one hour genetic interpretation session for a very special podcast episode. Delivering the interpretation is Yael Joffe, RD, PhD who keynotes during the Summit itself, leading a day of discussions on nutrigenomics.

If you have ever wondered what it would look like to be part of a team delivering “genomic medicine”, here is a look under the hood. Listen in now!

This podcast is made possible by one of our Summit sponsors DNALife. There are few reasons why we chose this test, firstly because this test can only be ordered through a practitioner ensuring that the results will get a professional, responsible interpretation. Dr. Joffe was also centrally involved in creating this test, curating only those SNPs and other data points that have enough good research data to infer real meaning.

Our hope is that this session will encourage you to attend the Summit, and take advantage of the huge opportunity for the Functional Medicine community to deliver the next era of precision medicine. If nothing else, you will see that genetic interpretation can be an empowering experience.

Direct download: Yael20Joffe20-20James20Genetics20Test.mp4
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we are thrilled to be starting a series of podcasts for the month of August all around our upcoming Interpreting Your Genetics summit. In the coming week, you'll get to have a look under the hood of our founder James Maskell's genetics and genomics as he goes through the process of genetic testing and interpretation by leading educators in the field.
 
This week, we feature the keynote presentation from the summit by Dr. Jeffrey Bland. You can get this talk and many other gifts by registering for the summit. In his talk, Dr. Jeffrey Bland shares his view of the current state of genetics. Even If you're not interested in genetic testing, we hope that you will take a few minutes and listen to the godfather of functional medicine, as he shares his thoughts on genomics and why it will be the catalyst for functional medicine to become the operating system for a new era of predictive preventative medicine.
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • why the genomic revolution is analogous to the personal computing revolution
  • why genetics has to be a part of the new personalized medicine system
  • Dr. Bland's top takeaways from interpreting genetics 
  • why functional medicine will be the operating system for the genomic revolution
Direct download: Jeffrey_Bland.mp4
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast we welcome the Mark Krasser and Anna Gannon from Expectful. Expectful provides guided meditation for fertility, pregnancy, and motherhood. At the Evolution of Medicine, we often talk about the power of digital health and how it comes together with medicine to solve chronic disease. Mark and Anna join us to explain the science behind how meditation can support mom during pregnancy and labor. They also explain the deeper bond mom and baby feel, as well as, how it supports baby's health.
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • the science of meditation 
  • ripple effects of teaching meditation to your unborn child
  • how you can use tech tools like this to supplement your micropractice

The week on the Evolution of Podcast, we welcome Dr. Elson Haas, leader in the field of integrative medicine. After four decades of practicing integrative medicine in the insurance model, he provides us with some great insights into how he is able keep is practice going.​​ Dr. Haas' latest book Staying Healthy with NEW Medicine gives some insights on natural, Eastern, Western concepts into something that is truly useful for the modern practitioner and the modern patient. 
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • what it was like for someone practicing this type of medicine back in the 70's
  • how Dr. Haas runs an integrative practice on an insurance model
  • how Dr. Haas has set up his practice team

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we welcome back our very first podcast guest and technology maven, Andrew Brandeis, ND. We sat down and talked to Dr. Brandeis about the evolution of technology in medicine, not only his viewpoint from the center of technology innovation, but also dived into what can we expect in the future?
 
Dr. Brandeis also shared why he has joined a technology startup called Orchestra One. Orchestra One's practice management platform runs your business online, in-office and everywhere in between - giving you more time to do what you do best, and also holds the potential to make billing insurance easier than ever. If you are interested in the intersection of technology and medicine, this should make great listening.
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • the new players in medicine showing the transformative power of technology
  • newest and future trends in practice management technology and integration
  • how Orchestra One solves one of the biggest headaches in current practice
To try Orchestra One for free visit: goevomed.com/orchestraone

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we welcome Gladys McGarey. At 97 years old, Galdys is a true pioneer in holistic and living medicine and we're absolutely thrilled to welcome her to the podcast. Dr. Gladys is internationally recognized as the Mother of Holistic Medicine.  Dr. Gladys, as she is affectionately known, is board certified in Holistic and Integrated Medicine and has held a family practice for more than sixty years.  
 
She is the co-founder of the American Holistic Medical Association, as well as the co-founder of the Academy of Parapsychology and Medicine. Dr. Gladys shares her experience from medical school in the 1940's during a war to now and how medicine has changed from treating the disease to treating the person. Dr. Galdys talks the talk and she definitely walks the walk. She's a prime example of what we're trying to accomplish with our Journey to 100 projectJourney To 100 is a world-exclusive conference that will explore options for a sustainable approach to healthcare and longevity and begin Guernsey’s quest to become the first country with a life expectancy of 100. 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • fun and love in medicine and how to get it back
  • the founding of the american holistic medical association
  • the 5 L's of living medicine

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we welcome Wesley Chapman, founder of A Human Project. A Human Project focuses on the next generation of human beings and their lack of understanding in their inherent self-worth. Like so many members of our community, Wes Chapman has taken a personal experience and uses it to better humanity.

 

Wes starts by sharing his own story of abuse and his journey to starting A Human Project. As he started to understand his own gut-brain connection and effects of the medications that were supposed to be helping him, he decided to take his life into his own hands. Now he focuses on helping children through things like stress, bullying and suicidal thoughts. We hope that this podcast inspires you as much as it has inspired us. Please consider supporting this very worthy cause at A Human Project.

On this podcast you will hear: 

  • Wes’s personal story
  • How A Human Project helps children
  • How you can contribute to this cause
  • How this project directly affects communities
Direct download: A20Human20Project20with20Wes20Chapman.mp3
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This week we bring another "Success Leaves Clues" episode of the Evolution of Medicine podcast. We feature Dr. Roy Hall, oncologist turned functional medicine practitioner with a successful micropractice in Billings, Montana.
 
Dr. Hall shares what he was doing that wasn't working and how through his practice has evolved through working with Freedom Practice Coaching and the Evolution of Medicine programs. His journey includes learning new skills, getting comfortable speaking in front of people, and tracking his successes and how it has affected the delivery of care to his patients. 
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • Dr. Hall's journey to functional medicine
  • Dr. Hall's experience with Freedom Practice Coaching and Evolution of Medicine
  • How have dinner talks and meetups been incorporated into his practice
  • what is it like being a doctor now compared to what it had been before putting these new systems in place
To learn more about the programs we've discussed on this podcast visit the following pages:
 
Freedom Practice Coaching: goevomed.com/FPC
Evolution of Medicine Practice Accelerator: goevomed.com/accelerator
Evolution of Medicine New Patient GPS: goevomed.com/new-patient-GPS
 
To learn more about Dr. Roy Hall visit: royhallmd.com/

This week on the Evolution of Medicine we welcome, Abby Miller, an acupuncturist turned functional medicine practitioner and host of the Functional Forum Meetup in Des Moines, IA. We're excited to connect with Abby because she has really taken our meetup concept and taken it to the next level.
 
Abby shares her personal journey to functional medicine. Her journey included starting the functional forum meetup and connecting with the fellow practitioners in her area. To her surprise, most were on board and ready to engage. She started with humble beginnings in her office two years ago and from there with support from her community, it's grown into something spectacular. 
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • early days of building the meetup group and the struggles she encountered
  • what support she received to build her group
  • how she provides CEUs for medical students in the area
For more information on attending or starting a meetup, click here.
Direct download: Next20Level20Meetups20-20CME20in20Des20Moines2C20IA.mp3
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Today on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we go back to the first Evolution of Medicine Summit with Dr. David Perlmutter, a renowned neurologist, brain health expert,  and best selling author. He joined us to speak about the ever important, gut brain connection. We review this presentation in preparation for the upcoming Functional Forum - The Evolution of Neurology where will be bring you the best highlights from the Institute for Functional Medicine Annual International Conference. 
 
In this podcast you will hear:
  • Why neurology can no longer be viewed in isolation
  • How to stop the inflammatory cascade and prevent chronic neurological disease
  • Simple steps for doctors to deliver great medicine in a connected system
 
Register to watch The Evolution of Neurology: http://functionalforum.com/evolution-of-neurology
Direct download: My_Movie.mp4
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we're thrilled to welcome back Marc Winn. Marc is a resident of the nation-state of Guernsey and the co-founder of the Dandelion Project whose mission is to make Guernsey the best place to live by 2020.
 
On this podcast we will be announcing our most expansive and exciting adventure to date, called Journey to 100. It will be held on June 30th and available for live streaming through the Functional Forum. You might remember Evolution of Medicine co-founder James Maskell presented his TEDx talk in 2015 from Guernsey called Community, Not Medicine, Creates Health. He's heading back to Guernsey to host the event, along with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, the BBC’s "Doctor in the House". Journey to 100 will host 20 leading global healthcare, lifestyle and longevity experts, who will share their perspectives and help us all understand how we can live healthier, happier lives, from zero to 100 years old and beyond. Expect over 20 international speakers from all over the world including some past Functional Forum presenters like Dr. Janet Settle, Dr. Michael Ash, Tom Blue and Dr. Sachin Patel. Beyond progressive medicine models, there will also be talks on fascinating topics indirectly related to healthcare like sustainable farming, universal basic income and community support structures.
 
We believe this project has the potential to show the world how factors such as community, purpose in life,  preventative healthcare and a proactive approach to well-being could make Guernsey the first country to have an average life expectancy of 100, and to kickstart a new era in health and longevity.
 
For more information about the Guernsey 100 project, visit journey100.org.

 


This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we are thrilled to welcome start of the BBC one prime-time series and International Functional Forum host, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. Dr. Chatterjee is a Functional Medicine doctor who is passionate about lifestyle transformation. Over 4 million people watched season one of Doctor in the House as he reversed type two diabetes and a number of other chronic conditions.
 
During this week's podcast, we caught up with Dr. Chatterjee about the second season of 
​#doctorinthehouse​
. He shares some of the tough cases he encountered. Once case in particular, he manages to help a patient with chronic cluster headaches. We also talked about what else to expect on the show and what you'll learn.
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • what to expect from later on in season 2
  • what Dr. Chatterjee learned from treating the woman with cluster headaches
  • how this is leading to change in medicine in the UK
Make sure to listen to the end, because we'll be announcing a special collaboration between the Functional Forum and the International Functional Forum for our summer episodes.
 
Here's some feedback from some fans of Doctor in the House!

 

Direct download: Doctor20in20the20House20Season202.mp3
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we feature Steven Feyrer-Melk, PhD, co-founder of a preventative cardiology practice, The Optimal Heart Center and Chief Science Officer of Nudge Coach, a lifestyle medicine technology company. Nudge has sponsored the Functional Forum and the Evolution of Medicine podcast in the past year and has worked with us to bring our community of practitioners a valuable addition to their practices that allows every patient to feel supported at all times.
 
Why is the time in between visits so important?
How does this differ from Dean Ornish style cardiology clinic?
How does technology work to play a role in facilitating, organizing, and streamlining processes to create behavior change?
 
We tackle these questions and more during this powerful 30 minutes. Let us know what you think!
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • which technologies are most valuable to a functional medicine practic
  • what does the data say about the success in digital technology
  • how are practitioners using coaching and technology to help support behavior change and achieve better results
To learn more about Nudge Coach, visit goevomed.com/nudge.

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we're thrilled to welcome Danny Iny, the founder of Mirasee. Danny is a serial entrepreneur and has been involved in the online education space for more than a decade. We've been working very closely with Danny at the Evolution of Medicine to help us build out our online courses like the Practice Accelerator, the New Patient GPS, and the Membership Practice Builder

In this episode, we followed on from last week's Functional Forum and talked about the role of education in the future of medicine, and particularly the role of delivery of content. Danny introduces us to a great resource for practitioners who are interested in creating dynamic content. The book is available for download May 4th through May 8th at goevomed.com/teach. If you're listening to this podcast between May 4th and May 8th, go get it right now. We had a great half-an-hour discussion. Send us your thoughts and feedback!

On this podcast you will hear:

  • the potential of content in medicine
  • the difference between information and education
  • scaled and effective ways to deliver information 

Download a free copy of Danny's book from May 4th through May 8th at goevomed.com/teach.

Direct download: Next20Era20of20Patient20Education.mp3
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we take a look back at a very special presentation from Dr. Leo Galland from our 2014 Evolution of Medicine Summit. Our next Functional Forum is entitled the "Evolution of Primary Care", which will address the most significant way functional medicine can impact medicine as a whole... as an updated operating system for primary care.
 
Dr. Leo Galland is one of the fore-fathers of the functional medicine operating system. Outside of this presentation on the first Evolution of Medicine summit we have also welcomed him to the Functional Forum stage twice. Some of his important contributions to medicine are concepts like "leaky gut", "dysbiosis" and "SIBO".
 
But the most impactful change to the old system is the transition to patient-centered diagnoses. Medicine evolving from a doctor-centered structure to a patient-centered structure and this reflects Dr. Galland's unique contribution to the operating system.  In this podcast, Dr. Galland addresses how this new model was developed and why it's such an important part of the evolution of medicine.
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • Why everyone deserves a “patient-centered diagnosis” and how it began
  • The 3 factors driving and mediating chronic disease
  • Questions you should be asking to deliver the best care

Register to join us for the Evolution of Primary Care

Direct download: Leo_Galland_Podcast.mp4
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast,  we hear from Richard Morris, CEO of Powell Metabolics. Powell Metabolics is an innovative wellness coaching program delivered in a physical therapy environment that started in Arizona and has the potential to expand across the country. This is part of a greater trend of functional medicine integrating with other "hands on" modalities like physical therapy, personal training and chiropractic. We think you'll be inspired to hear about their process, the results and how your practice could benefit.
 
All the way through the Functional Forum and the Evolution of Medicine we've sighted the future of "primary care" to be enhanced through technology, the Functional Medicine operating systems, and coaching for behavior change and this is such a great example. One of the powerful tools that Powell has taken advantage is Nudge Coach, a behavior change technology we love. By taking advantage of their white label solution, they have a branded experience for their patients to use to track behavior change between visits.
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • #1 lesson from behavior change science relevant to any practice
  • Their unique business model and what it takes to create behavior change in a PT setting
  • How to take advantage of technology in your brick and mortar practice
Direct download: Synergy20in20Action20-20FxMed2C20PT20and20Technology.mp3
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we check in with New York City Functional Forum Meetup hosts, Tracey Vincel and Patricia Ladis, founders of KIMA Physiotherapy and Wellness. They join us to share their meetup journey.

Tracey and Patricia started their Functional Forum Meetup after we took the Functional Forum on the road. Like any new venture, there were some initial hurdles. With a little tweaking and getting the opinions of their practitioner community, they have been able to set up a very successful meetup every month. Learn more about attending or hosting a meetup here: meetup.functionalforum.com

On this podcast you will hear:

  • what did they find out after they surveyed their group
  • how has their meetup changed and their current agenda
  • how have sponsors played a role in their meetup
Direct download: Meetup20Evolution20-20Lessons20from20NYC.mp3
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast we feature one of the world's leading authorities on science-based natural/integrative medicine, Dr. Joe Pizzorno, ND. Dr. Pizzorno is the founder of Bastyr University and he joins us to talk about environmental toxins. He's been on the cutting edge of this topic for several decades and we're excited to welcome to the podcast. 

As we prepare to present the Evolution of Environmental Medicine next week, Dr. Pizzorno shares with us that toxins either contribute to or cause virtual every chronic illness we see today.  What can practitioners do when toxins have been proven to be trans-generational? Dr. Pizzorno explains how you can approach treatment for those exposed to toxins, indicators of toxin exposure, and what to measure when testing for exposure. He goes into greater details in his new book: The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health--AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO FIX IT. This book is a culmination of the decades of research that he's done around toxins and how to avoid those you can and what to do to mitigate the effects of the ones you can't.

On this podcast you will hear:

  • what are some of the most common toxins
  • what diseases are caused by these toxins
  • lessons from Dr. Pizzornoa's extensive environmental toxin data

Register to watch the Evolution of Environmental Medicine here: functionalforum.com/evolution-of-environmental-medicine

Direct download: Evolution20of20Environmental20Medicine.mp3
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we take a look back at an interview with birthing and environmental health advocate, Latham Thomas along with film maker and author, Penelope Jagessar Chaffer. Both have been guests on the Functional Forum and we circle back to their talk: Toxic Babies: Threat to Our Evolution? from the first Evolution of Medicine Summit.

We revisit this important topic to gear up for the next Functional Forum – Evolution of Environmental Medicine from the Environmental Health Symposium. We will be connecting with more practitioners to discuss the importance of understanding where the major sources of toxicity come from and the ways to help your community of patients and clients to avoid these harmful toxins.

On this podcast you will hear:

  • How the massive barrage of chemicals and toxins are affecting our children’s health
  • Why it is imperative for each of us to take responsibility for this…NOW!
  • Simple steps to avoiding common chemicals and developmental toxins
Direct download: March_23_Podcast.mp4
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we feature medical student and innovator, Robert Abbott. Like many of the our practitioner community, personal experience lead Robert to the world of functional medicine. Once you discover something so positive and life-changing, there is no turning back and it certainly rings true for Robert.
 
Shocked that he wasn't learning more about lifestyle medicine in medical school, he chose to dive into learning integrative and functional medicine through podcasts, blogs,and other free resources along with his med school training. From his diligent self-teachings, Robert collected and created a resource for any practitioner/student interested in functional and integrative medicine for free. Anyone in any corner of the world in pursuit of more information around functional and integrative medicine can access this information absolutely free. Don't forget to share this with your colleagues and fellow med students.
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • Robert's story
  • why he decided to put together a free resource
  • how his leanings haven affected his patient and clinician interactions
  • the importance of not only getting the formal education, but also learning from the practitioner community
You can download the guide that Robert has put together at: goevomed.com/functionalfree

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast we welcome Dr. Michel Dupuis, a chiropractor from northern Ontario. Dr. Dupuis shares the story of his journey to building a successful Functional Medicine practice.  We could not be happier to hear from a doctor whose story illustrates the power of implementing the solutions offered in not only our programs but also the resources that we've been recommending for the past few years.

Dr. Dupuis started his functional medicine education with Functional Medicine University and The Kalish Institute. Later, he discovered the Functional Forum.  From there he took advantage of a free practice assessment with Gabe Hoffman, co-founder of Evolution of Medicine which resulted in working with Freedom Practice Coaching to change his practice model. After adding an additional 80k to his yearly income in just the first month with FPC, Dr. Dupuis added the Evolution of Medicine Practice Accelerator and from there he started using Nudge Coach to keep in touch with his new patients that now stretched 100 miles outside of his small town. He has recently become a Functional Forum Meetup Host and has become the "go to" doc in his community for practitioners looking to make the same changes in their personal and professional lives.

In this podcast, you will hear:

  • Dupuis' journey to functional medicine
  • how his business and personal life has changed
  • how interactions with patients has been impacted
  • how Dr. Dupuis tackled the most important part of change - implementation
  • what resources have been invaluable for transitioning to a Functional Medicine micropractice

The Evolution of Medicine: Practice Accelerator 

  • The Practice Accelerator is the quintessential training program. It is a toolkit to teach ambitious, empowered practitioners the step-by-step strategies that are working right now to build a super successful modern practice.
  • Learn to implement new 24/7 marketing opportunities.
  • Discover how to implement technology to save time and money from Day 1.
  • Save hours every week through patient education models that scale, while offering more effective education to help improve patient compliance.

Freedom Practice Coaching 

Nudge Coach

  • Imagine having your own app that empowers your patients to focus on lifestyle change in-between visits.
  • Customize what you want your patients tracking and monitor compliance in real-time.
  • Seamlessly incorporate health apps, wearables and devices into patient care.
  • Provide feedback in the app and ensure that every patient feels supported by your practice 24.7.365.
  • Take your patient experience beyond the clinic with Nudge Coach.

The Kalish Institute

  • Learn a profitable practice system integrating clinical protocols and practice management tools
  • Develop the confidence to work with any new patient knowing exactly where to start
  • Grow a cash based practice using proven functional medicine lab based supplement programs
Direct download: Success_Leaves_Clues__Clinician_Entrepreneurship.mp3
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we kick off our upcoming Functional Forum: Evolution of Cardiology with Dr. Steven Masley as we revisit his interview from the Evolution of Medicine Summit: Healthcare from Scratch.

Cardiology used to be the study of the heart - but in the last couple decade it's been more about the study of cardiac procedures. Not all of these procedures have long term benefits and most just treat the symptoms and do not prevent future events. Dr. Masley looks at this from a preventative and lifestyle medicine perspective and works to educate both patients and practitioners on what they can do to avoid seeing a cardiologist altogether. 

On the podcast you will hear:

  • Emerging best practices for preventing heart disease
  • How to predict if you can live to 100 without disease
  • How technology can massively reduce our costs

Click here to join us for the Evolution of Cardiology on March 6!

Direct download: Steve_Masley.mp4
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we welcome Dr. William Davis – cardiologist turned author. You may have heard of his first book Wheat Belly; he’s now written a new book titled Undoctored. Undoctored focuses on empowering the individual and breaking free from modern profit-driven medical system.

We’re excited to connect with Dr. Davis as he shares his journey from interventional cardiology to understanding the fundamentals of health. This podcast will be valuable for anyone interested in lifestyle medicine and chronic disease.

On this podcast you will hear:

  • Why the most innovative and progressive practices are about empowering patients
  • Why the best strategies include input from more than one practitioner
  • The importance of collecting outcomes of lifestyle medicine
  • Davis shares his story and some of the best bits of his new book

Join us for the Evolution of Cardiology on March 6, 2017: functionalforum.com/evolution-of-cardiology


Ready, Set, Recover: AutoResponders in Action

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we feature Marjorie Nass, Chief Wellness Officer and Heather Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of Ready Set Recover. Ready Set Recover works with your patient's friends and family, doctors and hospitals, and employers at the time of surgery to make recovery as easy as possible. Ready Set Recover is an action-oriented online program that helps surgical patients take positive steps throughout the surgical and recovery process.   

Why is this program so special? If you have patients that are preparing for surgery, this is something that you can curate for your community without having to do all the work yourself. We strive to bring you resources that make your practice more efficient and effective and this program offers both. We're so excited to share this with you because this program uses email autoresponder technology. Autoresponders are messages set to go out automatically. They allow you to automate campaigns and manage one-to-one communication with your patients. This is the core technology that we focus on in the Practice Accelerator. Thousands of practitioners have shared with us that automating patient education and setting up systems that work while they are not "on the job" brings convenience and value to their patients - and bonus, it doubles as marketing. As early adopters of this new era of medicine, many practitioners are working with entrepreneurs that have identified problems and have created programs that offer scalable solutions.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • why is there a need for this type of program and how is it delivered
  • how can practitioners curate something like this for their patients
  • what is the role of programs like this for the future of medicine
  • is this something that can be made deliverable to the average patient

For more information about Ready Set Recover visit: goevomed.com/RSR

 

For more information about the Practice Accelerator here: goevomed.com/accelerator


Evolution of Psychiatry

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we feature Functional Forum fan favorite, Dr. Kelly Brogan. Back during our first Evolution of Medicine Summit in 2014, Dr. Brogan presented “Beyond Medication: Mental Health, Holistic Healing and Nutrition"

As we prepare to refocus on this topic during the February 2017 Functional Forum, we take a look back at this special presentation. Dr. Brogan advocates for and empowers women through her women's health focused practice. Physicians are quick to medicate their patients with potent psychotropic drugs. Get the most up-to-date, accurate information on natural ways to improve emotional well-being using food, nutrients and dietary supplements.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • What are some of the high-yield low-risk tools that could help move people along in a safe and effective way?
  • How does this type of psychiatry work for acute situations in conjunction with currently traditional modalities? Is it acute medicine, as well as, preventative?
  • What is research saying and what should we expect for the future of psychiatry as it evolves?
Direct download: KB3.hb.mp4
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Future of Health Coaching: Carey Peters
This week on the Evolution of Medicine, we continue our series featuring innovators in the Health Coach field. We welcome, Carey Peters with Health Coach Institute(formerly Holistic MBA). Carey and her business partner, Stacey,  have been in the field of health coaching for over a decade. They have dedicated themselves to the education and success of health coaches all over the country. 
 
We’re excited to feature this podcast  as a part of our educational podcast series on health coaching. James and Carey discuss the genesis of Holistic MBA and Health Coach Institute, the future of health coaching in collaboration with medicine, and much more during this inspiring thirty minutes.
 
In this podcast you will hear:
  • how has health coaching changed in the last decade and what has been the impact
  • what has it been like for those students who have chosen to make a career change to become a health coach
  • what should practitioners be looking for in a health coach and how does theHCI uniquely prepare their graduates 
For more information about Health Coach Institute: goevomed.com/HCI
Direct download: Future_of_Health_Coaching_-_Carey_Peters.mp3
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Future of Health Coaching: Andrea Nakayama

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we continue a new series of podcasts called The Future of Health Coaching.  In this series, we welcome leaders in the field who are taking the industry forward. Andrea Nakayama, founder of Holistic Nutrition Lab joins us for the second installment.

Andrea connects with us about the future of health coaching. She delves into what's not working in Functional Medicine practices and what 2017 holds for the Functional Medicine community. She shares more details about her new coaching program and how it differs from other health coach education.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • what are information is missing in some health coaching programs
  • how do you most efficiently incorporate a health coach into a practice and what results can you expect
  • what is the value of the Holistic Nutrition Lab community

For more information on Holistic Nutrition Lab, visit goevomed.com/HNL

Direct download: Future_of_Health_Coaching_-_Andrea_Nakayama.mp3
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Evolution of Oncology

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we feature Dr. Lise Alschuler. Back during our first Evoltuion of Medicine Summit in 2014, Dr. Alschuler presented "The Evolution of Oncology". 

As we prepare to refocus on this topic during the January 2017 Functional Forum, we take a look back at this special presentation from. She has incorporated the learnings of her own experience with cancer into her work with others facing the challenges of this disease.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • Is going the ‘natural route’ a wise move after diagnosis?
  • Why integrative oncology is so important in an evolved medical system
  • Easy, proven tools to help prevent cancer and support current oncology strategies


Interested in more from this summit? http://evolutionofmedicinesummit.com/2014/

Direct download: Lise_Aschuler.mp4
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Future of Health Coaching: Sandra Scheinbaum

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we begin a new series of podcasts called The Future of Health Coaching.  In this series, we welcome leaders in the field who are taking the industry forward. If you've been following the Functional Forum, you know that we'd like to see a health coach in every practice.

We begin this new series with Sandra Scheinbaum, PhD, founder of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Sandy shares with us how health coaches contribute to the success of a medical practice and what roles they can play to connect with patients and the local community. She also provides guidance on how to transition to an integrative practice that utilizes a health coach. 

In this podcast you will hear:

  • why Sandy started the FMCA
  • what is value of having a functional medicine coach as part of your practice
  • how to prepare your team and patients to begin working with a health coach
  • what role will the health coach play in the future of medicine

For more information about the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, visit goevomed.com/FMCA

Direct download: Future_of_Health_Coaching_-_Sandra_Scheinbaum.mp3
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Rise: The History of Integrative Medicine

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we feature, authors, Glenn Sabin and Taylor Walsh. Their book is called The Rise of Integrative Health and Medicine: The Milestones - 1963 to Present. It features over 120 of the most significant accomplishments in the field during the last 54 years. Evolution of Medicine is proud to be among the chosen milestones.

As we move to the end of 2016 and approach the new year, it's always interesting to look back and see what we have accomplished. We can move forward to 2017 and beyond with more confidence as we learn from the past and understand the impact of the milestones described in the book. You can sign up to receive a free copy of the e-book here.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • why it is so important to document the key developments of the movement
  • some of the most impressive milestones featured in the book
  • the value of understanding the history of the movement for practitioners
  • how reducing the cost of chronic disease and focusing on preventative medicine affect the movement
Direct download: Rise__The_History_of_Integrative_Medicine.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Entrepreneur + Physician Teams for Membership Practices
This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we continue our series on the value of the membership practice model as we feature tips and stories from practitioners who have successfully made the transition. We welcome Dr. Randolph James and Kevin Miller, partners in a practice called True Life Medicine in Woodland Park, Colorado. 
 
Dr. James and Kevin share with us their journey from being a traditional family medicine practice to a membership-based Functional Medicine practice. We learn lessons from their experience and are excited to hear more about how they were able to create their successful transition.
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • how the team at True Life Medicine transitioned to a membership based Functional Medicine practice
  • tips on how to make the transition
  • the advantages of working with an entrepreneur when building your practice
For more information on the Evolution of Medicine Membership Practice Builder visit: goevomed.com/mpb 

Innovation in Membership Models

This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we feature Wayne Dysinger, MD. Dr. Dysinger is a leader in the lifestyle medicine space and is actively building a membership-based practice for his new innovative clinic in California, Lifestyle Medicine Solutions. 

Dr. Dysinger has implemented many of the things we have suggested during throughout the Functional Forum. He's incorporated a membership program and fully embraces lifestyle medicine. He's implemented group learning and community outreach, and health coaches and tech tools are an integral part of the success of his practice. He talks about these strategies and more.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • Why Dr. Dysinger moved his Direct Primary Care practice into the Lifestyle Medicine realm and how do “support groups” fit into personal responsibility and health behavior change?

  • What is a “MACN” and how does it fit into his practice and why is every patient assigned one? (Medical Assistant Coach Navigator)

  • The hybrid payment model that Dr. Dysinger chose for his new clinic and how he integrates this into his practice to best support his patients and his success plan.

  • Why Dr. Dysinger believes membership-based medicine is key to success in a world where patients are seeking healthcare partners and advocates, rather than the old model of simply treating the sick.

To learn more about the Membership Practice Builder visit goevomed.com/mpb

Direct download: Innovation20in20Membership20Models.mp3
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Why Membership Models are the Future of Medicine

The Evolution of Medicine is excited to announce the creation of it's second course the Membership Practice Builder. Some of the most successful functional medicine clinics are employing different types of membership models to make it more affordable for patients and at the same time, guarantees income for practitioners. As ever, we have heard our our community of practitioners when they expressed great interest in learning how to to set up a membership practice model. Visit goevomed.com/mpb for more information. 

This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we welcome, Michael Lubin, Co-Found of Hint Health. We're excited to be partnering with Hint Health on the delivery of our new training program the Membership Practice Builder featuring Tom Blue, Chief Strategy Officer of American Academy of Private Physicians. The Evolution of Medicine is always looking for innovative technology partners that make it easier to deliver Functional Medicine and Hint Health hits the mark. Hint Health is the leading membership management and billing solution for direct pay healthcare. To learn more about Hint Health, visit goevomed.com/hinthealth

On this podcast you will hear:

  • how Hint Health came about
  • why is the membership model the future of the delivery of functional medicine
  • what types of practitioners are a fit for the membership model
  • how Hint Health empowers the shift towards the membership practice model

The Perfect First Visit

This week on the Evolution we welcome an internationally renowned authority on health, human potential development, and Self-Leadership, Dr. Mark Atkinson. As a functional medicine physician, author, and speaker, Dr. Atkinson has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to become healthier, more effective, human beings. He’s been on the cutting edge of neuro-performance for many years and has now taken his passion to the Bulletproof organization.

On this podcast Dr. Atkinson and James discuss the perfect first visit. How do we provide incredible care in the new functional micropractice model? How do we use the together most effectively to get the most engagement from patients? How do we engage patients into their journey? We address these questions and more.

On this podcast, you will hear:

  • what drives Dr. Atkinsons passion 
  • why he doesn't focus on the history in the first appointment 
  • how does this impact scale by working with Bulletproof  

Bulletproof is introducing a brand-new training course for coaches interested in becoming a certified Bulletproof Coach. They are committed to supporting you in becoming a successful coach who has the skill and knowledge to support your clients in achieving their goals, realizing their potential and upgrading their body, mind and energy.


Future of Patient Compliance Part 15: Nudging Through Coaching

This week on the Evolution of Medicine, we continue our series called The Future of Patient Compliance with Mac Gambill from Nudge Coach. Nudge Coach is lifestyle coaching software that aims to better connect practitioners with their patients.  It allows practitioners to empower patients through online lifestyle coaching through technology  in between visits.

Mac shares how Nudge Coach provides an efficient and effective way to better coaching and accountability for patients once they step out of the doctor's office. If you've been following us for awhile, you know that we have now moved from the term "compliance" to "empowerment".  In this podcast, we discuss the difference between the two terms and how we have evolved passed some of the old verbiage into a new relationship between the patient and practitioner. 

This week you will hear:

  • the value of patient tracking
  • the return on investment from using tracking technologies
  • what % of people with smart phones are using fitness apps

ND Licensing and the Future of Functional

This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we welcome Dr. Peter Bongiorno, President of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians.  For several decades now,  the NYANP has been working towards getting NDs licensed in the state of New York.  Their vision is to advance the access to and awareness of Naturopathic Medicine.

They have come up with an innovative way to fund their efforts. On Sunday, October 2nd 9AM-6PM EDT, the NYANP will be hosting a conference accessible to you from anywhere in the world.  Check out NYANP.com to register and for more details conference. Proceeds will help retain the lobbyists working towards the mission of licensed NDs in NY (and you get CEs!).

On this podcast you will hear: 

  • discussion about the theurapeutic order
  • the role of NDs
  • how to build successful models that don't include insurance
This podcast is brought to you by Nudge Coach. Nudge is a lifestyle coaching software to help better connect with your patients in between visits.  Find out more at goevomed.com/nudge

Evolutionary and Functional Medicine
This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we welcome Functional and Evolutionary Medicine expert, Chris Kresser. His presentation on the myths of adrenal fatigue was one of the most well received featured presentations on the Functional Forum this year.  He joins us on this week's podcast to talk about SIBO.  
 
Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth - it's become a buzzword in medicine the past few years and Chris has been on the cutting edge of treating it. We'll be discussing the standard diagnosis, why it's problematic, and what we can do about it. There podcast has tons of value for practitioners who are on the front lines of dealing with a range of digestive and other related issues. 
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • the standard diagnosis and why it's problematic
  • common misconceptions in SIBO treatment
  • how to minimize the occurrence of SIBO
  • how Chris is accelerating Functional Medicine 2.0
The Kresser Institute that Chris founded in 2015 is currently accepting applicants for its next class. For more information, please visit www.goevomed.com/Kresser

Future of Patient Compliance Part 14: Exercise and Practice

This week on the Evolution of Podcast, we feature Dr. Joel Baumgartner and JR Burgess of Rejuv Medical as part of our Future of Patient Compliance series. At the corner of exercise and medicine, sits a huge opportunity to develop the health creation centers of the future. JR and Dr. Baumgartner have come together to create Rejuv Medical which allows doctors to incorporate medical fitness to their practices.

It can be incorporated by all types of practitioners to complement their practices as a  funnel to obtain new patients and bring value to existing patients. Listen and learn how the system can integrate into any practice model to improve patient outcomes.

 
In this podcast you will hear:
  • the goals of this practice collaboration
  • the mistakes that were made along the way
  • how to take their experience and use it to make a smoother transition to Functional Medicine 2.0

The episode of the Evolution of Medicine Podcast is sponsored by:

  • Turn-key medical fitness systems that integrate into any practice model to improve outcomes
  • Compliment current practice as a funnel to obtain new patients & increase revenue with existing patients
  • Make an undeniable difference in your community by helping to reverse chronic disease and, as a result, be the “Go-To” within your niche.

 


The Future of Chronic Pain Care

On this week’s super valuable Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we welcome Dr. Joe Tatta, a doctor of physical therapy who has been treating chronic pain for 25 years. Dr. Tatta became uber successful with more than fifteen clinics, where he successfully introduced functional medicine in the treatment of pain.

This podcast is LOADED with valuable info on the potential of a functional medicine micropractice focused on healing pain, as well as the language of pain and how to speak to your patients about it.

In this podcast you will hear:

  •    The potential of a functional medicine micropractice focused on healing pain.
  •    The language of pain and how to speak to your patients about it.
  •    How chronic pain affects about 100 million people in the U.S.
  •    The brain is the cause of pain – what can we do to dampen that pain response?
  •    The epidemic problem with opioids and the CDC/NIH stance.

Click here to listen to this week’s podcast.

With over 100 million people in the U.S. suffering from chronic from chronic pain, the opportunity to serve the world at large through functional medicine is profound – and the chance to add this successfully to your micropractice is clear.

* I trust this interview will inspire you toward higher success, and we invite you to attend Dr. Tatta’s Healing Pain Summit as our guest: goevomed.com/painsummit

The episode of the Evolution of Medicine Podcast is sponsored by:

They have some incredible webinars coming up on SIBO and “Adrenal Fatigue”, as well as, a free guide to treating some of the most common conditions in a functional medicine practice. Make sure to check out www.goevomed.com/kresser for more information - and watch your inbox for other great trainings from the Kresser Institute.


Future of Functional in 5

This week on the on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we introduce a new innovation from the Evolution of Medicine called the Future of Functional in 5. This is a unique opportunity to share your story and message to the whole Functional Medicine community worldwide.

If you've been following the Functional Forum, you know we've taken the show on the road to engage with as many members of our community as possible.  As we bring the show to Chicago in September, DC in October, Miami in November and back to NY in December, the Future of Functional in 5 will give members of our tribe the opportunity to share and be heard.

On this podcast you will hear:

  • the genesis of the Future of Functional in 5
  • the first presentations and the impact they had
  • how you can give your own talk

Apply to share your presentation at one of our next Functional Forums here: http://functionalforum.com/FoF5

Watch some of the initial videos we recorded at Powder Mountain, Ut in early August.

The episode of the Evolution of Medicine podcast is sponsored by the Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine.  Visit goevomed.com/kresser for more information.

Direct download: Future20of20Functional20in205.mp3
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How will the XPill supercharge your practice?

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we welcome back Evolution of Medicine co-founder Gabe Hoffman and executive coach and keynote speaker, Robert Richman.

Robert is not a doctor, and what he does is not strictly medicine, but he has created something called the Xpill.  It's not a supplement or a prescription, but it seems to have incredible powers to create transformational change.  It encompasses looking at placebo response, coaching, group structures, intention setting for patients - you'll find out why this is so interesting to the future of medicine in one of the most fascinating half hours of this podcast we've ever had!  

In this podcast you will learn:

  • What role the move The Matrix played in the creation of the Xpill
  • What practitioners can learn from the power of the Xpill
  • How groups structure and accountability can amplify the healing response

Methylation Part 2: Sustainable solutions

This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we feature Naturopathic doctor and IFM faculty member, Dr. Kara Fitzgerald. This is the 2nd of two podcasts about methylation.  Dr. Fitzgerald has just written a new book on this popular topic and any practitioner looking to help their patients most effectively will want to listen.

The “dance of methylation” extends far beyond supplementing with B12 and methylated folate. Indeed, long-term outcome studies using this approach are lacking, and research suggests caution is advised with regard to imbalanced hypermethylation. However, much can be done to safely support methylation balance.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • amazing statistic about methylation and how it affects the body
  • clinical areas in which meth might be an issue
  • sensible ways to help patients deal with methylation

Methylation Part 1: Why all the hype?
This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we feature Dr. Ben Lynch, President and CEO of seekinghealth.org.  Dr. Lynch is a Naturopathic Doctor who currently researches, writes and presents worldwide on ta range of topics.  He's passionate about teaching doctors and other practitioners about disease prevention and health promotion. 

One of the buzzwords in the integrative / functional medicine space in the past few years has been methylation, so much so that whole conferences are now dedicated to it. Are you familiar with MTHFR mutations? Chances are some of your patients are. In this episode we take a dive into these new areas of medicine with Dr Lynch.
 
In this podcast you will learn
  • What is methylation and what do clinician need to know
  • What are the leverage points for helping your patients
  • How to get to the root cause of complicated health conditions
 

Physician Suicide: Do No Harm

This week we welcome back Dr. Pamela Wible.  Last year she joined us on our podcast to speak to her practice evolution from a "production line" to a "relationship medicine" practice in our Micropractice Evolution series of podcasts.  You can listen to it by clicking this link.

This week, Dr. Wible joins us to talk about the epidemic of physician suicide. She's filmed a powerful TedMed talk on the epidemic of physician suicide where she read the words of physicians on the edge of taking their own lives. As we lose more brilliant minds and healers to suicide, Dr. Wible has started a project to bring this epidemic to light. Her film called "Do No Harm" will do exactly that and she tells us more about the film and how we can support the movement.

 

In this podcast you will learn:

  • the genesis of Dr. Wible's Kickstarter "Do No Harm"
  • why physician suicide is a conversation that accelerates the evolution of medicine
  • what doctors and patients alike can learn from this huge issue

Update: Organize Goes to the White House
This week we bring back Jenna Arnold from Organize. A few months ago, we featured Jenna as an innovator in the organ donor industry.  She's leading the charge to solve the shortage of organ donors in the next two years by using technology to her advantage.

Last time we featured her, the Evolution of Medicine community showed support and interest that made a real difference. Thank you! We bring her back this week to share an update about Organize.  She and her team were recently at the White House to speak about their project with some important influencers from the industry.  She shares with us what she learned and what they were able to accomplish.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • updates from the White House visit
  • what to expect from Organize
  • what can we learn from this project to solve other problems

Crushing the Functional Medicine Membership Model

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we welcome back Dr. Robin Berzin.  The last time she was on the show, we featured her on the podcast New Models of Functional Medicine.  She had just opened up her membership based direct primary care Functional Medicine practice, Parsley Health, in New York.

We've brought her back because her practice is now a huge success.  She's implemented many of the things that we speak about in the 60 Day Practice Accelerator program and the Functional Forum.  James, as a member of her practice, has witnessed it firsthand.  Dr. Berzin is now opening more practices and looking for more physicians to bring on board.

If the membership model and Dr. Berzin's practice inspires you, check out the membership model course we're offering at the end of July in Salk Lake City.  It's a much more efficient way to capture the value of what you provide in Functional Medicine and it makes it much more affordable for patients.  Click here for more information.

Direct download: Membership20Update20with20Robin20Berzin.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 10:26am EST

State of the Evolution

Twice a year, Evolution of Medicine founders Gabe Hoffman and James Maskell record a podcast called "State of the Evolution" charting the progress of the last six months and looking forward to the next. Since our last address Thanksgiving 2015, so much has happened, and we hope you enjoy the wrap up.

Some of the highlights of this episode include

  • The Functional Forum leaving New York and hitting the road, in American and now internationally
  • The incredible growth of the Functional Forum meetup groups and associated ecosystem
  • The IFM's landmark Practice Implementation survey and how it informed our strategy for achieving our company mission
  • Our 60 Day Practice Accelerator: the genesis, the first pilot program and our hope for it 
  • Highlights of the next six months including a huge launch in Washington DC on October 10th

We hope you enjoy this episode and share it with another practitioner. Thanks so much for all your ongoing support and our mission is built on your success.

 

Direct download: State20of20the20Evolution20with20Gabe20Hoffman.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Shocking The Masses into Behavior Change

The Evolution of Medicine often highlights rule breakers and change makers on the medical technology front.  It's why we feature tools

for practitioners to keep in touch with their clients or patients in between visits, particularly, to create behavior change.

This week we feature Maneesh Sethi, the CEO of Pavlok. Pavlok vibrates, beeps, and releases an electric stimulus that ranges from pleasant to aversive to "shock" you into behavior change.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • why wearing a device that shocks you is a good idea
  • Maneesh shares his experience on the television show, Shark Tank
  • how to effectively create behavior change

Reversing Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast.  There has been a lot of discussion, recently, of the opioid issue in America and some of the new CDC guidelines. We reached out to a reformed pain specialist for his unique perspective.

This week we feature pain management specialist, Dr. Kevin Cuccaro.  He's been on a mission to understand the causes of pain and has gone from being an anesthesiologist to an integrative medicine practitioner. He shares his pain medicine journey and what he's learned along the way.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • 4 things you need to do to help patients avoid chronic pain
  • why chronic pain is a microcosm of the macrocosm
  • how to work more effectively with pain management in your practice

Anxiety, Nutrition and a Forum from Introverts

This week, we feature food mood expert, Trudy Scott. She's a certified nutritionist and on a mission to educate and empower anxious individuals worldwide about nutritional and natural solutions for anxiety, stress, and emotional eating.

She came to our recent Functional Forum in San Francisco and afterwards approached us with some great ideas about how we can make the Functional Forum more approachable for those with social anxiety.  If you've seen the forum, you know that Gabe and James are not introverted by any stretch of the imagination, so, it was great to learn from the experience of others.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • why introversion is a nutrition deficiency and not a personality type
  • how to become a better networker, speaker and practitioner by understanding the social anxiety of others
  • how to start a Functional Forum meetup and make it a great experience for introverts

Cancer vs. The Therapeutic Order
For more than a decade, Naturopathic Doctor News and Review (NDNR) has been a central education platform for the naturopathic profession, both in print and online. Back in 2011-2013, our founder, James Maskell, wrote a practice development column for the platform.
 
This week NDNR.com launched its first Online Summit on Cancer Prevention and we couldn't be more excited to partner with them. If we truly want to be successful in cancer prevention, some of the underlying foundations of Naturopathic Medicine, like the "Therapeutic Order" are a key part of an optimal plan. We welcome their founder and publisher Razi Berry for a great discussion relevant to any practitioner in integrative, functional or naturopathic medicine... or what we like to call the "kNEW medicine".
 
What you will learn in this episode you will learn:
 
- The therapeutic order and its role the future of medicine
- Cancer prevention and where our leverage is in health creation
- Highlights from the current summit
 
Make sure to check James's talk on the Summit on Saturday or purchase the recordings here: goevomed.com/cancer-summit
 

Evolution of Medicine News Podcast #18

For this week's EvoMed News Videocast we welcome a special guest, game-changing physician and best-selling author Dr. Lissa Rankin.

This week we discuss the new research that confirmed what many of us had known for a decade... Iatrogenic Disease (caused by doctors and medicine) is the third leading cause of death in America.

It was a fascinating 20-minute segment, make sure to check it out!


Please send us your best news stories to news@goevomed.com and feel free to share this with colleagues. This week's podcast is brought to you by Dr. Lissa Rankin's Whole Health Medicine Institute. To find out more about the training for doctors, go to www.goevomed.com/rankin

Direct download: May_14th_News.mp4
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:20pm EST

Adverse Childhood Experiences "ACEs" and Chronic Disease

This week we feature the work of Niki Gratrix.  She's an award-winning international renowned registered nutritionist and health writer specializing in stress and optimizing energy. In 2005, she founded one of the largest mind-body clinics in the U.K where they specialize in chronic fatigue syndrome.

We connect with Nikki to speak about ACE score (Adverse Childhood Experience). It plays a significant role in health and Niki has a great track record of working with ACE scores.  She's got some interesting ideas about early life stress and trauma and how it triggers chronic disease later in life.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • how to define early life stress and trauma
  • how your childhood biography becomes your adult biology
  • what functional medicine practitioners can to do become ACE aware

Anatomy of a Calling
Ever since we saw her first TEDx talk, we have been huge fans of Dr. Lissa Rankin here at the Evolution of Medicine. Her story is such great example of the vision we have for changing medicine. She is the author of two best selling books, Mind Over Medicine and her recent "Anatomy of a Calling" where she describes the hero's journey necessary for anyone to follow their calling in life.
 
In this episode of the podcast, Dr Rankin describes her hero's journey from medical school to "psycho-spiritual" medicine and what she has learned along the way, and the story is equally inspiring for doctors looking to rediscover their passion for medicine as it is patients looking to discover health.
 
Dr Rankin's Whole Health Medicine Institute starts May 19th, if you are interested in finding out more click here
 
 
In this podcast you will learn
  • The post traumatic stress disorder Dr Rankin picked up in medical school 
  • Her journey to recovering herself from that place
  • How she has created a structure to help other physicians find and live their true calling
Direct download: Anatomy20of20a20Calling20with20Lissa20Rankin.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

Future of Patient Compliance: Part 13: HRV Patient Engagement
Welcome back to the final podcast in this series on "The Future of Patient Compliance" where we have been documenting the technologies and strategies fueling the empowerment revolution.
 
Whereas most of the technologies have focused on either training systems or practice based technologies, this week we introduce our first consumer product. Having polled our community, we asked what are the technologies you use to empower the patient between visits. The answer was HeartMath.
 
HeartMath has been used by over 5 million people and is recommended by 25,000 health professionals around the world. Evolution of Medicine co-founder Gabe Hoffman used it successfully in his NYC practice for years.
 
In this episode we interview Dr. Tim Culbert a developmental and behavioral pediatrician from Minnesota who has been using the technology with great success for more than a decade. 
 
In this podcast you will learn
  •  Why Dr Culbert brought HeartMath into his practice and the results
  • The power of Heart Rate Variability to measure good health
  • Clinical and practical best practices for getting the best results with HeartMath

Future of Patient Compliance: Part 12: Doctor Compliance
 
 
Welcome back to our popular podcast series entitled "The Future of Patient Compliance" where we document the journey from compliance to empowerment as medicine shifts from a patriarchal model that was a good fit for acute disease, to more of a nurturing, community model that is more suited to chronic disease.
 
One of our first sponsors on the Functional Forum was Freedom Practice Coaching, who have bemuse the biggest company in the industry for helping doctors transition to a more suitable model for chronic disease care. We have shared some of their best strategies on previous podcasts, but this week we talk about a different area of compliance.... doctor compliance.
 
How compliant are you with what you need to do to improve your practice? If you are asking patients to change behavior or make investments into their health, how do you comply with your own areas of weakness?
 
In this podcast we speak with Deborah Matthew, MD a physician leader from North Carolina who speaks openly about what it really took to build a successful practice model, from being just busy to building a profitable, efficient practice.
 
In this podcast you will learn
  • Why a busy practice isn't always a successful practice
  • What it took for this doctor to get out of her own way
  • The key strategies Dr. Matthew took from FPC to take her to success
Freedom Practice Coaching is excited to announce they have a new weekend program to teach practitioners their lead flow and packaging system and have them leave with a 90 day plan to implement. The Functional Forum and Evolution of Medicine community can sign up at vastly discounted rates until the end of April.
 
Find out more here
 

Evolution of Medicine News Podcast #15

Welcome to our news podcast for April 16th 2016.

Each week we look at the stories that are important to the integrative medicine community.

In this week's episode we cover:

- New review shows healthcare will cost $18tn per year by 2040
- 3-D printed ovaries and what it could mean for fertility
- Conflict of interests to be shown prominently on PubMed
- Sean Parker gives $250 to solve cancer through cooperation

Thanks to our sponsor, MBODY360​. Find out more about their adherence and plan delivery app at www.goevomed.com/MBODY.

Please send us your best news stories to news@goevomed.com and feel free to share this with colleagues.

Direct download: April_16th_News.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Future of Patient Compliance: Part 11: Delivering Plans
 
We have been thrilled at the feedback from our community from our "Future of Patient Compliance" series, where we have started the conversation about how we can shift the conversation on "compliance" to "empowerment" and see how technology can best help us to scale and automate that transition.
 
More than any other podcast in this series, we are thrilled to bring this interview to you. One of the main reasons for this is that the Functional Forum had a role in bringing this technology into the world. One of our goals at the Forum was to bring together technologists and Functional Medicine doctors to see how those collisions could lead to solutions for our community.
 
If you have been following the Forum you know about MBODY360, an app that creates a new level of engagement between patient and practitioner. In this episode you will hear from Kari Thorstensen, the creator of the app, and Dr. Vincent Pedre, Functional Medicine physician and digital innovator.
 
In this podcast we discuss
  • How Kari came to create the underlying technology for MBODY360
  • How MBODY360 tracks actively and passively to create real connection
  • Why MBODY360 has become a key tool in Dr Pedre's practice

Future of Patient Compliance: Part 10: Healthwave to Fullscript
Future of Patient Compliance: Part 10: Healthwave to Fullscript
 
If you have been following our work for the last year, you know we have been big supporters of Healthwave. As a technology platform that makes it easy to prescribe professional grade supplements with no overhead requirements and a best in category user experience, we see it as a key tool in the development of a low overhead, high value practice model.
 
When we started this "Future of Patient Compliance" series, marrying the shift from compliance to empowerment with the technological tools to accelerate it, Kyle Braatz, the CEO of Healthwave was our first guest on the first episode. A year later, Healthwave has undergone a transformation to Fullscript.com. As we find out in this podcast, this is more than a branding change, this represents a massive upgrade in their service, not only adding full online and offline integration of inventory, but not the availability of all product lines on the platform, making it truly brand agnostic.
 
In this podcast you will learn
  • Why an e-prescribe platform is a key part of any integrative micro practice
  • What was the reason for Healthwave to shift to Fullscript
  • Some of the exciting new adherence features of the new service

Evolution of Medicine News Podcast #13
Welcome to our video newscast for April 2nd 2016.

In this week's episode we cover 
 
- Opioid Induced Constipation and its relevance to our community
- A new technology to tell you exactly whats in your food
- The AAP recommends that breast feeding should not be referred to as 'natural' 
 
Please send us your best news stories to news@goevomed.com and feel free to share this with colleagues.
 
Thanks to our sponsor, MBODY360. Find out more about their adherence and plan delivery app at www.goevomed.com/MBODY.
 
Direct download: April20220News.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Future of Patient Compliance: Part 9: Solving Organ Donation

We are thrilled to welcome back our most popular podcast series "The Future of Patient Compliance" where we talk to technologists helping to solve problems in medicine, specifically those charting the shift from "compliance" to empowerment.

This week we feature a real mover and shaker, Jenna Arnold, co-founder of ORGANize.org, a technology start up aiming to solve the complex problem of organ donation forever in 4 years. As audacious as it sounds they have made amazing progress in the last to years and are under a month away from a major White House policy announcement.

Register here: http://organize.org/

What you will learn in this podcast:

  • Why organ donation is such a seemingly complex problem
  • How ORGANize is solving the problem and how you can  help
  • Lessons for practitioners on how to inspire your patients WHY

Evolution of Medicine News Podcast #12

In this week's episode we announce a new regular segment for the news. The last Saturday of each month we will do a new spin on the news called "Charting the Convergence", discussing specifically how the practitioner community is converging to make maximum impact in medicine. Choosing the stories and joining us each month will be John Weeks, journalist, campaigner and chronicler of the movement for more than three decades.

This week you will learn about

- The CDC's recent communication on opioid abuse

- How DCs, NDs and L.Acs responded to the news

- The important role of pain care in the convergence

Please send us your best news stories to news@goevomed.com and feel free to share this with colleagues. Thanks to our sponsor, Healthwave. Find out more about their functional nutrition education at www.goevomed.com/healthwave

John Weeks is a chronicler, speaker, change agent and executive with three decades in leadership of the movement for integrative health. He works at the convergence of that historic trend with the medical industry’s recent engagement with creating health. John has consulted and presented with multiple major health care organizations – among these the NIH, WHO, AHA, AAMC, IOM, and APHA – and numerous other academic and professional organizations. He helped found key collaborations in the field including the Integrative Health Policy Consortium and the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health. John’s writing appears regularly at the Huffington Post, Integrative Practitioner, Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, the Integrator Blog, and elsewhere. He speaks regularly on the movement's evolution, core challenges and opportunities. He attended Stanford for 3 years, studying history. Four institutions have granted John honorary doctoral degrees. Seattle-based, Weeks feels particularly lucky to have worked 6 of the past 15 years from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Puerto Rico with his spouse and their two children. 

 
Direct download: March202620News28129.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Leaders of The kNEW School: Collaboration vs Competition
Welcome back to the Leaders of the kNEW School podcast series where we speak with female leaders in medicine who are bringing their feminine qualities into healthcare.

This week, I speak with my friend, JJ Virgin.  She is a celebrity nutritionist and NY Times best selling author.  She, also, organizes The Mindshare Summit where she brings health entrepreneurs together into one room to brainstorm ideas to make everyone's ventures more successful. In this podcast, she speaks to the importance of collaboration versus competition and how healthcare providers can start collaborating and leave the competition model behind.

What you will learn in this podcast:
 
  • JJ's motto for development of collaboration over competition
  • What is the Health Mafia?
  • Which event will James be speaking at in August?

Evolution of Medicine Newscast #11
This was our best news ever... 
 
Welcome to our video newscast for March 19th 2016.


In this week's episode we cover

 

- "Spring Forward" - what are the health ramifications

- Meditation and exercise - synergistic tools for depression

- Dr. Kelly Brogan hits #1 in various categories with no media

 

We welcome your thoughts and feedback! Please send us your best news stories to news@goevomed.com and feel free to share this with colleague.

 

Thanks to our sponsor, Liberty Direct. Find out more about the first affordable alternative to health insurance go to www.goevomed.com/liberty

Direct download: March2019th20News.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EST