Evolution of Medicine Podcast
Evolution of Medicine Newscast #4
Welcome to our fourth video newscast for January 16th 2016.

In this week's episode we cover:

- The recent massive raising of drug prices and the implications
- What General Mills buying the epic bar says about future of nutrition
- What lead Detroit Public School teachers to a 'sick-out' 

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

Thanks to our sponsor, Holistic Nutrition Lab. Find out more about their functional nutrition education at www.goevomed.com/HNL

Direct download: Jan_16_News.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

The Paleovedic Diet
At first glance, the concepts behind 'paleo' and 'Ayurveda' might seem completely at odds. Ayurveda is all about eating vegan and 'typing' and paleo is all about dogma and eating meat, right?
Not according to, Dr. Akil Palanisamy, a Harvard trained physician and author of the new book 'The Paleovedic Diet', one that draws from the strengths of each to create something unique. By personalizing paleo concepts by type and emphasizing vegetables in a paleo framework, you can get the best of both worlds.
This diet has been particularly successful for the treating of autoimmune disease which is a particular focus for Evolution of Medicine in 2016. Dr Palanisamy is also the host of an upcoming event on Evolutionary Medicine at UCSF with other EvoMed favorites like Chris Kresser. Check it out here!

What you will learn in this podcast:

  • The rationale and proven success of the "Paleovedic Diet'
  • How much more nutrient dense a wild apple is than a 'regular apple'
  • What evolutionary medicine is and why it is important

Get your copy of: The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease

Direct download: The20Paleovedic20Diet20Akil20Palanisamy.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Evolution of Medicine Newcast #3

Welcome to our third news videocast for January 9th 2016.

In this week's episode we cover:


- The Los Angeles gas leak that has doctors worried
- Patients need information at a 6th grade level
- Why you might not want to rely on Fitbit data


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


Thanks to our sponsor, Holistic Nutrition Lab. Find out more about their functional nutrition

The Motivation Molecule
We wanted to start 2016 with something equally motivating and valuable. Over the last year we have been tracking Dr. Sachin Patel's work at the Living Proof Institute. If you haven't started following him on Facebook, I highly recommend it. 
If you were watching the December Functional Forum you saw this wisdom from him, which is typical! 
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In this week's podcast we hear from Dr Patel on a range of topics related to his upcoming book "The Motivation Molecule." Using the strategies you hear in today's podcast you can help even your most stubborn patients get motivated for a transformative 2016.

What you will learn in this podcast:

  • What is the motivation molecule?
  • How do we individualize our motivation strategy to engage every patient?
  • What is the most important question to ask each patient?
Direct download: The20Motivation20Molecule20with20Sachin20Patel.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Evolution of Medicine Newscast #1
Welcome to our second video newscast for January 2nd 2016.
In this week's episode we cover
- The surprising drinking dichotomy of older and younger Americans
- A Nobel Prize for Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Harvard study on meditation and medical costs
Please share with a colleague!
Direct download: Jan_2_News.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

2016 Gameplan: Doctor to Entrepreneur?
If you have been following the Functional Forum for a while you know that we recommend Freedom Practice Coaching for practitioners looking for a high touch coaching relationship. You would have heard Matt Lowman on the podcast a few times and twice on the Functional Forum.
It is Matt's partner, Dr. Charlie Webb, who actually built the model practice that FPC trains practitioners in. We had a chance to visit his practice last year and have also been featured in the same conferences as Dr. Webb this year and found his message inspiring.
If you are on the fence about whether or not to 'go big' and make 2016 the year you transform your practice, you will find Dr Webb's message inspiring and empowering.
In this podcast you will learn
- The mindset and assets required to build a strong practice in 2016
- 'Presidential Marketing' - what it is and how to do it effectively
- FPC's new offering for 2016 and how it is different from what has come before
Direct download: Doctor20to20Entrepreneur20with20Charlie20Webb.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

"What I Learned from Speaking to 1000 Doctors"
What you might not know about the Evolution of Medicine and the Functional Forum is the origin story. How did we learn about the needs of doctors to create this vibrant community?
From 2007-2010, CEO, James Maskell had the opportunity to meet thousands of doctors and health practitioners during his role as a sales rep for a supplement company. This experience proved invaluable for creating the Functional Forum.
Fast forward to 2015, where we launched the Evolution of Medicine company, and one of the first things we created was the Evolution of Medicine concierge program, a 30 minute free session for doctors and practitioners interested in building their own integrative micropractice. (you can still book a session now)
Our co-founder, Gabe Hoffman, has been running the concierge program for the whole year, speaking to over a thousand practitioners. In this podcast he wraps up what he has learned from this experience. This should be required listening for any practitioner looking to build a successful practice.
What you will learn from this podcast:
  • The common thread of 99% of all the practitioners
  • Why the large wellness center is a dangerous vision
  • Common pitfalls that practitioners fall into

Evolution of Medicine Video Newscast #1
This is the first episode of our new weekly newscast. Each week we wrap up the news making the rounds that are relevant to the modern integrative practitioner. This week we look at:
- American Medical Association and pharmaceutical ads
- The level of lead in the water in Flint, Michigan
- Most cancer isn't down to luck
- Lettuce is worse for the environment than bacon
- Martin Shkreli gets arrested for fraud
Please send your favorite news stories to news@goevomed.com.
Thanks to Healthwave for sponsoring. Open a free account today at www.goevomed.com/healthwave
Direct download: Dec_18_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

#8 Best Of 2015- The Micropractice Evolution: Ideal Medical Care

Dr. Pamela Wible is one of the leading voices for the shift from production based medicine to relationship based medicine. We were first introduced to Dr Wible at the Heal Thy Practice Conference in Long Beach, CA, where she was interviewing doctors about their experience in production based medicine.

The story of how she decided what her Eugene, OR practice would look like is an incredible addition to our Micropractice Evolution series and shows off the massive value of a patient centric medical model.

In the last few years, she has gained much recognition (and a spot in this years TEDMED roster) for speaking about a taboo subject in medical circles... Physician Suicide. In this podcast Dr Wible shares some incredibly sad statistics on just how many people this affects and some of the never-spoken-of causes. This has lead to multiple TED talks and media opportunities, and we support Dr Wible 100% in her quest to bring light to these shadows!

In this podcast you will learn

  • The shocking statistics of physician suicide in America. How many doctors and how many patients affected?
  • What are some of the underlying causes of this epidemic
  • How ideal medical care, and micropractices, can solve this issue

Click the link below to visit her website!

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#7 Best Of 2015- Functional Corporate Wellness: $bn Opportunity

This week's podcast one of the most important messages we have ever put out through this medium. Our vision for creating a vastly more effective health system is to empower 100,000 integrative micropractices focused on root cause resolution and community health. That might seem awfully far away at first glance, but many forces are converging to accelerate this reality, and one of them is corporate wellness.

Want new patients? Lower overhead? Cash over insurance? All this is possible when you contract directly with businesses.

America is unique in it's system of having businesses pay majority of the the health care insurance of their employees. The reasons date back to the great depression when there were wage freezes and businesses competed for talent via these types of perks. Once it was written into the tax code in the 1950s, it took off. Now, it has the potential to be the driving force behind your work, and your practice, being more valuable than ever.

Check out this 2 minute clip from our February Forum where I asked Tom Blue, Chief Strategy Officer of the AAPP, about the opportunity for functional and holistic providers to take advantage of working directly with businesses.

Businesses need to cut costs. Businesses know how to cut costs. They likely know the costs of each one of their employees. More and more of them are self insuring and looking for innovative ways to reduce the long term costs of chronic disease management. You are the answer to their problem, you just need to connect the dots. This week's webinar will help that process.

We have brought in Pedram Shojai, founder of Well.org to help us navigate the tricky terrain of corporate wellness. Pedram is not only a Oriental Medical Doctor by profession, but is also contracted with over 2200 companies looking for the services you provide, and is ready to empower you to engage the companies in your area. This week's podcast gives a great overview of the potential, and we have created a special event on Monday with a lot more information. Save the date!

Please join us this Monday, April 20th at 8pm EST, for a special webinar on how to attract and retain corporate business in your clinic.


In this podcast you will learn

  • How Pedram got involved with corporate wellness
  • Why now is such a hot time for business and wellness providers
  • Some practical first steps for courting corporate business
Direct download: Functional_Corporate_Wellness_with_Pedram_Shojai.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT