Evolution of Medicine Podcast
Everest Learning Academy

This is our most exciting story of our podcast so far! We welcome Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren to the show, as well as Kathleen McManis. Dr Tel-Oren is a Functional Medicine doctor that travels extensively lecturing and holding skin lesion removal clinics of which the proceeds go to support his humanitarian efforts in Nepal. The Everest Learning Academy is a network of schools, community outreaches, orphanages, and day care centers that educate, nurture, and protect thousands of disadvantaged children in remote villages from child trafficking, prostitution and slavery.


Recently, ELA was awarded status as an international Non-Governmental Organization, an honorary level given to other organizations such as Greenpeace, Peace Corps, and Amnesty International. Dr. Tel-Oren utilizes functional, dietary, clinical, and nutritional medicine plus special therapeutic modalities and in-depth detoxification protocols. Our work together is a reflection of functional medicine and energetic therapies in anti-aging, healing psoriasis, herpes and HPV, and optimal skin health.

Kathleen McManis comes to us live from Nepal as she shares what it is like being on the ground, being able to support this amazing project. Learn more about at nepali-children.org.

What you will learn

  • The Everest Learning Academy and its important role in helping children in Nepal
  • Dr Tel-Oren's unique journey to Functional Medicine via vaccine reaction
  • The important role of sulfur in detoxification and a unique source that helps kids
Direct download: 17-Everest_Learning_Academy_with_Dr._Adiel_Tel-Oren.mp3
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Solving the Sleep Epidemic

Sleep is one of the biggest areas of concern in modern medicine. Not only is lack of sleep being fingered as a leading cause of all sorts of chronic diseases, but there is an alarming lack of sleep specialists in the country to take care of these problems. As we have featured regularly in the Functional Forum or on this podcast, technology is stepping up to scale solutions to this problem.


Dr. Rachel E. Salas is an assistant professor in Neurology at Johns Hopkins in Maryland. She has been working on a new app that empowers primary care, internal medicine and other practitioners to deliver great sleep care throughout the medical system, rather than just in the office of a sleep medicine specialist.

What you will learn

  • The real costs of sleep deprivation to society
  • Why all health providers really need to get great sleep
  • The details of this new app and how to get involved
Direct download: 16-Solving_the_Sleep_Epidemic_with_Rachel_Salas.mp3
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Hidden Genetic Switches

We at the Functional Forum as massive fans of Marks Daily Apple, a really practical paleo blog started by ex-professional athlete Mark Sisson. Mark has been inspiring people all over the world for a couple of decades and his blog is a natural digital extension of his core mission.


With the paleo movement now in full swing, Mark is now interested in influencing the work of doctors as well as end users.

What you will learn

  • Hidden genetic switches and lifestyle mismatch
  • The rise of paleo and the microbiome
  • Why doctors need to be part of the paleo movement
Direct download: 14-Hidden_Genetic_Switches_with_Mark_Sisson.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:00am CST

Marketing vs Lead Flow

In the third in our special series of practice management podcasts, we looked at one of the most consistent areas of weakness for practices delivering root cause resolution medicine. Marketing. As doctors come from Western medicine they sometimes this marketing isn't necessary, but remember, pharmaceutical companies spend billions on marketing each year, driving patients to doctors by "Ask your doctor if..."


Matt, and his partner Dr Charles Webb from Freedom Practice Coaching, has been developing the "Patient Lead Flow" model for 10 years and now teach it to doctors as part of their FPC Bootcamp. Please visit fcpbootcamp.com for more information.

What you will learn

  • Why integrative doctors have a moral obligation to market heavily
  • Why marketing to a niche is crucial in connecting
  • How to pre-educate patients to set yourself up for success
Direct download: 15-Marketing_vs_Lead_Flow_with_Matt_Lowman.mp3
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Employees Suck; Team Members are Great

Episode #13

Our mission at the Evolution of Medicine is to inspire and empower 100,000 micropractices across America to deliver integrative care. One of the biggest steps in moving from a service provider (doctor, practitioner) to a entrepreneur is a great team. But are great teams born or made?


In this excellent half hour with Freedom Practice Coaching's Matt Lowman, we take a deeper dive into what it takes to develop a crack team for your practice and some practical strategies to do it. If you want to take advantage of FPC's offer of a free 2 day bootcamp, with all flights and hotels paid for please visit fcpbootcamp.com. What you will learn

  • The difference between employees and team members
  • How to develop an amazing team for your practice through training
  • How to bonus your team effectively to get them to act like business owners

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Endobiogeny - Advanced Systems Biology

Episode #12

"Holism is the tendency in nature to form wholes bigger than the sum of the parts through creative evolution"  —Jan Smuts One of the important bedrocks of Functional Medicine is systems biology, a way of looking at the body that focuses on the interaction between bodily systems. This is a necessary framework for understanding complicated, chronic conditions.


The American Society of Endobiogenic Medicine and Integrated Physiology takes this philosophy a step further, looking at deeper levels of systems interaction and holism with a specific focus on the endocrine system and it's key role in laying the framework for dynamic adaptation. In this enlightening half hour we speak to Kaymar Hedayat MD, the President of this society, about their framework and the implications for optimal endocrine management and standard of care. What you will learn

  • Why the endocrine system is the most foundational of the human systems
  • The advanced diagnostics and treatments offered within the system
  • How endobiogeny bridges the chasm between Eastern and Western medicine in new ways

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Two Major Hurdles in Private Practice

Episode #11

Such was the feedback from our last segment we are back for another practice management special with Matt Lowman from Freedom Practice Coaching, talking about a range of topics relevant to the modern doctor in private practice.


Matt, fresh off his killer performance as keynote at the Functional Forum, takes us through some of the biggest blockages he sees in turning physicians into entrepreneurs. You can find out more about FPC and go for an all expenses paid trip to San Antonio for their 2 day bootcamp by going to fcpbootcamp.com What you will learn

  • The two biggest problems that doctors face in private practice
  • Why fee-for-service doesn't work for Functional Medicine
  • How to grow your positive impact, locally and internationally

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Direct download: 11-Two_Major_Hurdles_in_Private_Practice.mp3
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Health Evolution or Revolution?

Episode #10


Last week I announced through social media, and also at the Functional Forum, that I would be giving my first TEDx talk at TEDxStPetersPort, on the island of Guernsey on March 26th 2015. The man who gave me the slot is Marc Winn, a man with a plan to help Guernsey, a tax haven with 65,000 residents, into the healthiest place on the planet, as part of a greater plot to make it the best place to live on earth by 2020. Functional Medicine and technology will form the bedrock of this minor revolution. I am sure you will as inspired as I am by this great man and some of his ideas. What you will learn

  • Why Guernsey is perfectly placed for a sustainable health revolution
  • What lessons changing medicine can learn from Uber
  • Why bureaucracy is the biggest factor holding humanity back from greatness

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Direct download: 10-Health_Revolution_or_Evolution_.mp3
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Bio Intelligent Medicine

Episode #9

Where is the leverage in improving population health? Dr. Eden Fromberg is an OB/GYN from NYC and thinks it starts earlier than we think, and has been a passionate advocate for evolving birthing practices for a long time. You might have seen her in the film The Business of Being Born, which had a profound effect on my life. You can see it on Netflix or watch it on YouTube.

Dr. Fromberg is an amazing doctor and has a ton of value to add to all varieties of practitioners and patients. This podcast covers birthing, functional, structure, visceral, chakras, manipulation and much much more in this broad ranging discussion of "Biointelligence", a core principle that drives her practice. We cannot recommend her work on this discussion, highly enough! What you will learn

  • The new science on the microbiome and the birth process (placental microbiome!)
  • What the 'mechanobiome' and  why it is so important to overall health
  • How you can improve health, structure and function with basic movement

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Direct download: 9-Bio_Intelligent_Medicine_with_Eden_Fromberg.mp3
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From Doctor to Entrepreneur

Episode #8

Amongst the many problems facing medicine currently, one looms the largest. The two groups that really need medicine to work for them, are being failed by the system. Patients are not getting the care they need to meet the complex, chronic epidemics we now face and doctors have been relegated to cogs in a machine. Our vision is to change that. We envision a patient centered medical system where physicians are empowered to be a central part of their local health community, 'quarterbacking' the care of those people that find themselves to be out of balance. We have been looking for a long time for partners in this endeavor, and in Freedom Practice Coaching, we believe we have found those partners. Matt Lowman and Charlie Webb, the two principals of FPC, bring expertise in diverse areas and have brought it together to create a business that is inspiring, educating and coaching doctors towards controlling their own destinies and building robust local practices focused on patient empowerment. Matt will be speaking on our November 5th Functional Forum and we took some time to interview them about their innovative system. What you will learn

  • Their WHY. What is at the heart of Freedom Practice Coaching?
  • How to turn employees into an amazing practice team
  • Why aggressively educating your community is the best way to ensure unending new patients

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