Evolution of Medicine Podcast
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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In preparation for next Monday's Functional Forum, The Evolution of Primary Care, we are thrilled to welcome IFM certified practitioner, Dr. Kara Parker to the Evolution of Medicine podcast this week.  Dr. Parker has been practicing integrative and functional medicine for almost two decades, and practices in Minnesota at the Whittier Clinic. If you are interested in functional or integrative medicine, particularly how to work with the undeserved, this podcast is not one to miss.
 
In this podcast, we talked about not only the practice of functional medicine in an insurance environment, but also some of the innovation that they've been doing in group visits. It's an incredible story of the power of peer to peer community support, and the power of content delivered in a community environment to deliver behavior change.
 
In this podcast you will here:
  • the best timing for a group visit
  • the difference between a support group and a group visit
  • why patients love the group visit
  • the greatest leverage for createing behavior change with patients
Direct download: Evolution20of20Primary20Care20-20Group20Visits.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