Evolution of Medicine Podcast (health, alternative health)
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
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 12:40pm EDT

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
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT