Evolution of Medicine Podcast

This week on the podcast, we are going deep into immune health with Dr. Elroy Vojdani. The Vojdani family, Elroy and his father Aristo have been very helpful for James in sense-making over the last year and a half in the most important topic on the planet, immunology.

Direct download: 20210922_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

This week on the podcast, we feature Dr. Aimie Apigian. This episode is an incredibly inspiring story about her journey from general surgery residency to addiction medicine, and now to teaching other practitioners and doctors about the nervous system and how it affects addiction.

Direct download: 20210901_Podcast_v2_2.mp3
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This week on the podcast, we have another episode in our New Models Series focused on concierge care for the poor. Dr. Angela Bymaster and her husband Brett are on to talk to us about a really unique community-focused model of business that they created. They're able to take concierge medicine patients at full price and use that money to pay for other people in the community who don't have access to care.

Direct download: 20210825_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:30am CDT

This week, we are talking pharmacies, pharmacists, and the reinvention of medicine. Melody Hartzler, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM is a pharmacist on the frontlines, organizing a new model of functional medicine-trained pharmacists integrated with primary care and specialty care.

Direct download: 20210818_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

This week on the podcast, we have another episode in our New Models Series focused on the terrain theory with Dr. Maya Shetreat. Maya was on the Functional Forum back in 2017 in Guernsey. She talked all about plant medicine. In this episode, she talks about her journey with terrain medicine and how that concept aligned all her clinical interests and passions. We also talk about how terrain and community connections go hand in hand, and how functional medicine practices can use her insight to treat patients with the terrain theory mindset.

Direct download: 20210728_Podcast_v2.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

This week, we are going clinical with Dr. Tom Guilliams. This is a new podcast segment that we're doing called Controversies in Nutrition, and in each session we are going to take some big controversies that have been brought to us by listeners and ask Dr. Tom Guilliams about them.

Direct download: 20210721_Podcast_1.mp3
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In this year of reinvention, we are going to need partners that can deliver incredible value to clinicians and make it easier for them to run successful practices. This week on the podcast, we spoke to Josh Crolle from Evexia Diagnostics, who are going to be one of our new partners. We talked about the genesis of Evexia, what it means.

Direct download: 20210630_Podcast_v2_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

On this episode of the podcast, we have guest host Kristen Brokaw on to interview Seth Conger, COO of Freedom Practice Coaching. Seth shares his journey to functional medicine and how he went from wanting to be a practitioner to helping practitioners scale up their practices, so they have  better business models.

Direct download: 20210623_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

This week on the podcast, we feature Dr. Alex Keller. He is the medical director of Fullscript, and he’s here to talk to us about adherence. This has been a topic that we've been hot on at the Evolution of Medicine throughout our existence, and we’re excited to have a guest from our long-time sponsor on to share his insights and new resources.

Direct download: 20210616_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

This week, we are talking all about collagen. Collagen has exploded in demand with it seemingly everywhere in supplements, teas and bone broths, so we wanted to speak to someone who's on the front lines of research. Dr. Steffen Oesser works at the Collagen Research Institute.

Direct download: 20210519_Podcast_2.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:30am CDT

This week, we are talking about sprouting as part of our New Models series. We have Doug Evans, one of the world experts on sprouting, joining us on this episode He wrote a book called The Sprout Book.

Direct download: 20210512_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

This week on the podcast, we have a special episode with Dr. Noel Williams, a conventionally trained MD who specializes in using supplements like bergamot, berberine and fish oil to manage his patients’ heart health. He realized along his journey that if conventional medicine wasn’t helping, he needed to learn more about nutrition to see what can help his patients.

Direct download: 20210428_Podcast_Williams_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

In our second episode of the New Models of Care Series, we feature Dr. Katherine Bisharat. Dr. Bisharat is an internal medicine physician from the Sacramento area. We have partnered with her and her clinic to launch virtual group visits and bill them to insurance.

Direct download: 20210414_Podcast_v2.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

On this episode of the podcast, we kick off our New Models Series with guest Dr. David Tusek. Dr. Tusek built the first direct primary care clinic in Colorado and now operates a  world-class facility called Cloud Medical. In this episode, he shares his insight on creating and building a direct primary care practice.

Direct download: 20210324_Podcast_David_v2.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 2:30pm CDT

On this episode, guest host Kristen Brokaw interviews Chris Smith, founder of Campfire Effect™. Campfire Effect™ is a company that teaches entrepreneurs how to talk about their work in a way that is as powerful and impactful as the work itself.

Direct download: 20210324_Podcast_1.mp3
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This week on the podcast, James sits down with Amanda D'Almeida and Daniel Villavecer, medical students with an interest in functional medicine who have more than 400 million followers on the social media platform TikTok.

Direct download: 20210224_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

On this episode of the podcast, James sits down with Dr. Andrea McSwain, an osteopathic physician. She started her functional medicine journey with the Practice Accelerator and has now expanded her clinical influence throughout Michigan with four practices. Dr. McSwain discusses how she decided early on in medical school that she wanted to transition into functional medicine and really focus on patient needs. If you are someone who is interested in the Practice Accelerator and want to learn about how this program can be a catalyst for building the practice of your dreams, then you won’t want to miss this episode!

Direct download: 20210210_Podcast_v2.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

This week on the podcast, James sits down with Nisha Chellam, MD, who discusses her journey from medical school to working in a hospital setting to transitioning into functional medicine.

Direct download: 20210127_Podcast_2.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

This week on the podcast, James sits down with Dr. Vincenzo Mollace, a leading researcher for a particular compound in a citrus Mediterranean fruit called bergamot

Direct download: 20210113_Podcast_v2_2.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

On this episode James talks with Joel Evans, MD about how the Institute for Functional Medicine has created content for their programs in response to COVID-19.

Direct download: 12-29-20_Joel_Evans_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, James Maskell sits down with Theresa DePasquale, CEO of Capture Social Group, to discuss how to use Instagram and its features for growing your brand.

Direct download: 12-15-20_Podcast_v2_2.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! On this episode, James Maskell sits down with Yael Joffe, RD, PhD,to talk about the kickoff for 2021, the year of re-invention. They discuss genetics and genomics, and how they could change the profession of nutrition. Yael shares her insight as a dietician on powerful strategies for nutritionists and dieticians with functional medicine. If you are interested in nutrition and want to get in a new mindset for 2021, then this podcast episode is for you!

Highlights include:

  • The hierarchy within medicine and how the meetup groups are there for everyone to share and discuss their practices together
  • Looking deeper into nutrigenetics: How do my genes behave?
  • Discussing what “new nutrition” is and how it is accurate than just looking at genetics
  • And so much more!
Direct download: 12-02-20_Podcast_v2_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! On this episode, guest host Kristen Brokaw sits down with Ari Meisel, founder of Less Doing. 

Direct download: 11-25-20_Ari_Meisel_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! On this episode, James sits down with Christopher Mote, DO, DC, IFMCP, and Tom Guilliams, PhD to discuss HPA axis dysfunction and stress. 

Direct download: 11-18-20_Mote-Guilliams_4.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! On this episode, James sits down with biochemistry professor and prolific researcher Dr. Leon Schurgers of the University of Maastricht. Much of Dr. Schurgers’ research has centered on vitamin K and cardiovascular risk. In this half hour, James and Dr. Schurgers talked about calcification of the heart and the role of vitamin K2 in reducing cardiovascular risk. The conversation also covered vitamin K2 supplementation, and what to look for in the products available. This is a must-listen for any practitioner on the front lines of functional integrative medicine! Highlights include:

  • Dr. Schurgers’ research journey and how he has helped shape the role of K vitamins in functional integrative medicine
  • The causes of calcification and how vitamin K2 affects this process
  • Where the research stands on vitamin K2 and cardiovascular risk
  • Best practices for testing vitamin K levels
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

www.researchgate.net/profile/Leon_Schurgers

 

Direct download: 11-11-20_Dr._Leon_Schurgers_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, James sits down with Lara Salyer, DO, a functional medicine physician and Practice Accelerator alum who is innovating healthcare practice and tackling a major issue affecting physicians across the healthcare spectrum: burnout. Her new book, Right Brain Rescue, teaches clinicians how to access their inner creativity, which she refers to as the “Sixth Vital Sign.” Dr. Salyer’s story is a great example of innovation on the front lines of healthcare, and her insight is invaluable to any practitioner ready to radically transform their career and build a life of purpose. Highlights from this episode include:

  • The “Sixth Vital Sign” and what that means for patient care
  • How the Practice Accelerator can be a catalyst for practice transformation and growth
  • How Dr. Salyer is bringing functional medicine to a growing number of physicians
  • How tapping into creativity helps practitioners build resiliency and improve empathy
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Right Brain Rescue

Practice Accelerator

Direct download: 09-30-20_Lara_Salyer_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! On this episode, James talks with Abbi Linde, PharmD of HomeTown Pharmacy, a regional chain of pharmacies across Wisconsin and Michigan. But this team of pharmacists is so much more than just a regional pharmacy network—they are community providers who know their patients on a personal level and are bridging the gap between patients and functional medicine. HomeTown Pharmacy is leading the way in shifting pharmacies from product-based businesses to service-based businesses. If you’re a practitioner listening to this episode, you’ll hear why it makes sense to connect with your local independent pharmacist, and how you can partner to deliver even better patient care in your community. Highlights from this episode include:

  • The HomeTown Pharmacy model and how they’re doing things differently than the average independent pharmacist
  • How pharmacists can play a critical role in building health resilience in their communities, and how that can be a gamechanger for pharmacy business
  • The synergies that exist between functional medicine practitioners and functional pharmacists, and why it is worth it to invite your local independent pharmacist to your next Functional Forum meetup
  • Why drug-induced nutrient depletion is low-hanging fruit for pharmacy business
  • Essential reading for functional medicine practitioners and functional pharmacists alike
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

HomeTown Pharmacy

The Standard Road Map Series by Dr. Tom Guilliams

Supplementing Dietary Nutrients Road Map

Direct download: 09-02-20_Abbi_Linde_v2_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! On this episode, guest host Kristen Brokaw talks with Dr. Jarrod Spencer, a sports psychologist, speaker, author and consultant, about helping healthcare providers overcome burnout in their careers. Just like athletes must continuously work on their mindsets and remain focused to perform at the top level, healthcare providers must take steps to support their mental resilience. The problem is, 92% of healthcare providers report feeling burned-out in their careers, and the majority also admit they would never seek professional help. As Dr. Spencer discusses in this episode, it’s time to erase the stigma of mental health challenges in the healthcare profession and empower providers to overcome burnout and become the best versions of themselves. Enjoy this incredible conversation! Highlights include:

  • The striking similarities between athletes and healthcare providers
  • How we can give a voice to the topic of mental health in the healthcare profession, which has long been stigmatized
  • Steps healthcare providers can take to address burnout
  • The importance of building a supportive, engaged team
  • Why healthcare providers should consider consulting a psychologist to help keep their practices running smoothly
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 mindoftheathlete.com

Direct download: 08-26-20_Jarrod_Spencer_1.mp3
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Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! On this episode, James interviews Olivia Joseph, DC, a chiropractor, Chinese medicine practitioner and clinical nutritionist from the St. Louis, MO area. Their conversation spanned the growth of her practice, how she markets her practice and attracts new patients, and how she has pivoted her practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Joseph shared some great insight on how we can take a community-led practice model to the next level. Highlights include:

  • Baseline principles for filling your practice
  • How to get prospective patients to attend workshops (whether in-person or virtually) and ultimately book an appointment with you
  • How marketing strategy has evolved over the years, and how even someone with no marketing or technology savvy can build a successful campaign
  • Identifying a key staff member who can support the clinician in organizing and executing marketing strategy
  • The major opportunity that exists for practitioners transitioning to functional medicine right now
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

thewellnessconnection.com

Practice Marketing Series, Episode 2: Niching

Practice Accelerator

SLIIM

Direct download: 08-19-20_Olivia_Joseph.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! On this episode, James talks with Suzanne Keyes, PharmD. She is a pharmacist and certified functional medicine practitioner (IFMCP) from Oklahoma whose passion for patient care led her to becoming the go-to health resource in her community. In the process, she has transformed the typical pharmacy into a thriving business and wellness hub, complete with professional grade supplements and a vegetable garden. Whether you are a pharmacist or functional medicine clinician, you’re sure to learn something new from this episode—enjoy! Highlights include:

  • A pharmacist’s journey to functional medicine, and how that journey informs patient care
  • How pharmacists are in a unique position to help patients address the root causes of their ailments
  • How pharmacists can deliver health and nutrition information to patients efficiently and effectively
  • How pharmacists play a key role in the evolution of medicine and in community care
  • Why the partnership between practitioner and pharmacist is more important than ever
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Functional Medicine Pharmacists Facebook Group

Direct download: 08-12-20_Suzanne_Keyes_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, Kristen Brokaw guest-hosts and interviews Benjamin Hardy, PhD, bestselling author and organizational psychologist. His latest book Personality Isn’t Permanent dives into fixed mindsets about who we think we are and how they can hold us back from achieving our goals and realizing our future selves. It was a great conversation, and one that all functional medicine practitioners, no matter where you are on your journey, should listen to—a ton of incredible insight shared. Highlights include:

  • How the ways we explain ourselves can be a detriment to our future selves
  • How labels can be both detrimental and helpful in personal development
  • The concept of “future self” and how to get clear on your goals
  • The difference between experience and learning
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

benjaminhardy.com

Direct download: 07-22-20_Benjamin_Hardy_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, the fourth in our Practice Marketing Series, James sits down with chiropractor and author John Bartemus, a functional medicine doc from Charlotte, NC. John has built a very successful practice in the autoimmune niche, and he shares his insight on building digital marketing for his practice, specifically video marketing. John committed to making one educational video a day for a year and sharing them on his practice YouTube channel. He ended up exceeding his goal and build his practice exponentially by sharing his knowledge and expertise in a video format. His journey to successful practice marketing is one you can take, too. It was a super interesting interview with lots of tangible value for physician entrepreneurs. Enjoy! Highlights include:

  • How to commit to creating and sharing a video every day to market your practice (John made a video every day for 411 days in a row—wow!)
  • How to use video to market your practice, from pre-appointment to post-appointment
  • The journey from practicing functional medicine clinician to published author and digital marketing wiz, and how you can make that journey, too
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

functionalmedicinecharlotte.com

Functional Medicine Charlotte YouTube channel

The Autoimmune Answer book

Direct download: 07-01-20_John_Bartemus_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, James talks with Michael Twyman, MD, a cardiologist from the St. Louis area, and dives deep into mitochondrial medicine. It’s a topic we’ve explored on the podcast before, but as more research is published highlighting the role of mitochondria in chronic illness, we want to continue providing up-to-date, valuable information to our practitioners. Dr. Twyman shares his knowledge of the latest research and how he is putting it into practice in his functional, integrative cardiology practice. A ton of wisdom shared in this episode—enjoy! Highlights include:

  • The basics of mitochondrial medicine that practitioners need to know, plus more advanced research findings
  • Educational resources for practitioners who want to dive deeper into this topic
  • The symptoms and patient types that point to mitochondrial dysfunction
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

michaeltwymanmd.com

Direct download: 06-24-20_Dr._Michael_Twyman_v2_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Practice Marketing Series, Episode 3: Diabetes Niche Funnel

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! On this episode, James sits down with Brad Dyer, DO, a functional medicine practitioner from Kansas City. A former hospitalist, Brad has been practicing functional integrative medicine for a few years, but is making a big impact in his community. He talks about his journey to functional medicine, how he stays inspired and motivated in this field of medicine, and how he is integrating group visit care in diabetes treatment. There is so much to learn from this episode—enjoy! Highlights include:

  • How Brad found functional medicine and knew he wanted to start practicing this way
  • The turning point that helped him solidify his practice model and grow revenue
  • The gamechanger that turned his practice marketing strategy into a major success
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode

The Community Cure book

premierintegrativehealthkc.com

Group Visit Toolkits

lifestylematrix.com

Direct download: 06-17-20_Brad_Dyer_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, James sits down with Amy Mack, CEO of the Institute for Functional Medicine, to discuss IFM’s leadership in the functional medicine space and the pivots the organization has made in response to COVID-19. One of the biggest changes the organization faced was transitioning their Annual International Conference, considered one of the best and most well-attended educational conferences in functional medicine, to a virtual platform. While Amy acknowledges the challenges of building a virtual community, she is excited for all the 2020 conference has to offer, including perspectives on how we can build immune resilience within the fragile health of many populations. Highlights from this episode include:

  • How IFM’s COVID-19 Task Force supports the functional medicine community and plans for its continued guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • How we can take ideas at the bedrock of functional medicine, like immune resilience, and bring them into the mainstream
  • How IFM brought their Annual International Conference to the virtual space
  • What attendees will learn at AIC this year, and new opportunities for engagement and networking virtually
  • What IFM has planned for the future as the healthcare ecosystem continues to evolve
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode

IFM AIC registration

Direct download: 05-27-20_Amy_Mack_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, we have a special guest host filling in for James. Kristen Brokaw is the leader of the St. Louis Institute for Integrative Medicine. For the past decade, she has been building communities of functional medicine practitioners, helping them find their tribe and reach their potential in this space. She is joined by Bo Eason, former professional football player, actor, playwright, author, and one of Kristen’s mentors. Their high-energy, engaging conversation spans mindset, the power of stories, how saying “no” is a key to achieving greatness, and how functional medicine practitioners can still thrive, even during a pandemic. Highlights include:

  • The power of stories and how the ones we tell ourselves shape our lives
  • How to move past the “it’s not about me” mindset
  • How you should be thinking about making a declaration in your life, while avoiding the tendency for perfectionism
  • Why elimination is key to becoming the best at what you do
  • How to find the silver linings in the COVID-19 pandemic and take the lead in your practice and community

And so much more!

Direct download: Bo_Eason_Podcast_v3_1.mp3
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Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, James and Uli sit down with Tara Scott, MD, a functional medicine physician from Akron, Ohio and one of the stars of the Practice Accelerator. This episode is the second in our Practice Marketing Series, which will give functional medicine practitioners a step-by-step guide to taking their practices to the next level. Highlights include:

  • What niching in functional medicine means, and how to determine your niche
  • How a practitioner who initially resisted niching her practice went through the process and built a remarkably resilient practice that has withstood COVID-19 and other challenges
  • How Dr. Scott found the Practice Accelerator and why she recommends the program to other functional medicine colleagues
  • How education-based marketing and a digital infrastructure will fortify your practice
  • Why a simple email autoresponder will be a gamechanger for your practice
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode

goevomed.com/accelerator-special

goevomed.com/pivot

lifestylematrix.com/

Direct download: 05-13-20_Tara_Scott_v2_1.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! On this episode, James sits down with his friend and colleague, Uli Iserloh, PhD. Uli is the Chief Operating Officer at the Evolution of Medicine and founder of Big Boost Marketing, where he helps practitioners build education-based marketing structures for their practices. This episode kicks off our Practice Marketing Series, which will give functional medicine practitioners a step-by-step guide to taking their practices to the next level. Highlights from this episode include:

  • Understanding the “hero’s journey” in marketing and how using the method of storytelling can accelerate your marketing efforts and engage patients, both current and potential
  • What an education-based marketing infrastructure would look like in your practice
  • How the process of buying a car is actually quite similar to marketing a functional medicine practice (you might be surprised!)
  • How to differentiate your practice and services when marketing to patients
  • How to not only attract patients to your website, but also continue engaging with them via email and social media
  • How to define your marketing message
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

functionalforum.com/category/group-visits

youtube.com/watch?v=Bi4tzleWU_Y

functionalforum.com/category/success-leaves-clues

Direct download: 04-22-20_Uli_Iserloh.mp3
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Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! On this episode, James sits down with Julie Foucher-Urcuyo, MD, functional medicine physician, four-time CrossFit Games athlete, and host of the Pursuing Health podcast. Her talent and drive have made her well-known in both the functional medicine and CrossFit spaces, and she is poised to make a big impact in healthcare. It was an excellent conversation and I think you’ll learn a lot—enjoy! Highlights include:

  • Understanding the synergy of functional movement and functional medicine
  • Julie’s definition of CrossFit, and why she encourages people to look beyond common perceptions of the sport
  • How CrossFit and functional medicine compare when addressing misconceptions and educating people on the health benefits each provide
  • What it was like to pursue medical school while competing in the world of CrossFit
  • What we can learn at the cross-section of resilience, CrossFit and the future of medicine
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

instagram.com/juliefoucher/

pursuing-health.com/ph-podcast/

pursuing-health.com/

goevomed.com/lmrc

Direct download: 04-15-20_Julie_Foucher.mp3
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Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! This week, Mat Boulé, osteopath and posturologist, joins us to discuss his work on posture and health creation. In our Year of Resilience, it’s the perfect time for Mat to share his insight on the significant role posture plays in health resilience and how resolving patients’ mechanical issues can transform other important lab markers. But I think the biggest takeaway you’ll get from this episode is an understanding of why the best medical teams need practitioners who can support and improve structural integrity. It was a fascinating 30 minutes—enjoy! Highlights include:

  • What posturology is, and how this medical discipline has the potential to revitalize health creation and resilience
  • How resolving mechanical issues can transform important lab markers
  • The interconnection among structure, posture and inflammatory markers
  • The body-self matrix and how it relates to the biopsychosocial model of care
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this podcast:
goevomed.com/lmrc

Direct download: 03-18-2020_Mathieu_Boule.mp3
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Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, James continues the Group Visit Series with Swathi Rao, PA-C, who owns and operates a functional medicine practice in Indianapolis, IN. What makes her practice unique is the focus on the power of community in conjunction with group visits to inspire lasting lifestyle change in her patients. In addition to running successful group visits in her practice, Swathi has tapped into the local community, like restaurants and yoga studios, to build new business and maintain the health of the patients she’s seeing in-clinic. It’s an interesting avenue of the group visit model that we haven’t yet explored on the Group Visit Series, and I think it will really impact your perspective on group visits and how they can become integral to the communities they service. Highlights of this episode include:

  • Swathi’s journey to functional medicine and to discovering the power of group visits
  • How she separates group events for patients and group medical visits when billing insurance
  • How she leverages the value of the group visit community structure for the benefit of both her community and her patient base
  • How Swathi maximizes peer-to-peer interaction in her group visits
  • Her tried-and-true strategies for recruiting patients to group visits
  • Why some of her best referrals aren’t coming from the usual sources
  • Her profound advice for practitioners who are still on the fence about group visits
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:
goevomed.com/accelerator
functionalforum.com
bewellfamilycare.com

Direct download: 03-04-2020_Swathi_Rao.mp3
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Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, James sits down with Dallas Hartwig, who you’ll recognize as the co-founder of the Whole30 program and co-author of two bestselling books, It Starts with Food and The Whole30. He joins us on the podcast for the first time to talk about his upcoming book, The 4 Season Solution, and explore the fascinating role of seasons, starting inside the cell and emerging all the way through to the seasons of our lives. I think this book is really going to impact the future of our entire industry, especially regarding nutrition. This conversation with Dallas became one of my favorite podcast episodes ever, and I think you’re going to really enjoy it. Highlights include:

  • The natural expansion and contraction cycles and how they are relevant to you and your practice, and to medicine in general
  • How Dallas’s new book, The 4 Season Solution, could kill the diet book industry and help us rethink diet and nutrition education
  • The concept of “chronic summer” and why it is so important to overall health and wellness
  • How we can shift perception of change from loss to evidence of progression as we move through seasons of life
  • Why conversations about patients’ seasons of life need to be happening in functional medicine practices to help practitioners get to the root cause of health issues
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:
The 4 Season Solution preorder
dallashartwig.com

Direct download: 02-21-2020_Dallas_Hartwig.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, James talks with Michelle Peris, ND, creator and facilitator of Rebel Tribe, a community group of women seeking support and health education. She has successfully made group visits sexy—helping women of all walks of life and health statuses build their own tribes and improve their health and wellbeing. A common concern we hear from practitioners starting out with group visits is that their patients won’t be interested in participating. But what’s different about Michelle’s groups is that that they are aspirational; the foundation of the groups encourages people to grow into better versions of themselves, and to draw on the bravery of their co-members to do it. Functional medicine groups are inspirational in that way—they channel community into a force that is powerful enough to motivate lasting behavior change. It was an excellent 30-minute conversation with Michelle, and she shared great insight that will be valuable to anyone looking for strategies to successfully market group visits and recruit patients. Highlights include:

  • What inspired Michelle to pursue group visits in her practice
  • How to demedicalize the marketing of group visits and attract more participants
  • Stories of transformation from Rebel Tribe groups
  • How the Practice Accelerator helps facilitate group visits in any practice
  • How Michelle plans to continue to grow Rebel Tribe in 2020 and beyond
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:
poppyclinic.com/rebel-tribe
goevomed.com/accelerator
functionalforum.com/success-leaves-clues-series
goevomed.com/blogs/the-naturopathic-revolution-is-upon-us-will-you-lead
michelleperis.com/freebie

Direct download: 02-12-2020_Michelle.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 10:35am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, James sits down with team members from Functional Medicine of Idaho, a private practice owned by a husband-and-wife team. After starting their first practice in Boise, they joined the Practice Accelerator program and scaled their business to open a second location. They’re now building their third location as they continue to bring functional medicine is an effective, clear way to their patients. Hearing their journey, from where it started to their vision for the future to how they use group visits to help scale their business, is truly inspiring. But not only that, it provides a road map for any practitioner who is ready to take their practice to the next level. It was a fascinating, fun interview, and I think anyone who is passionate about moving functional medicine forward will enjoy it immensely. Highlights include:

  • One practice’s journey from one location to two thriving locations and counting
  • How to scale functional medicine so that it is both effective and profitable
  • How to create boundaries for specific roles within a practice
  • How functional medicine is thriving across the globe and even in rural locations, not just in major cities
  • How the Practice Accelerator program helps practitioners scale their care and help more patients, without burnout or high overhead costs
  • Where you can learn more about the Practice Accelerator program and when open enrollment begins
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:
functionalforum.com/success-leaves-clues-series
goevomed.com/accelerator
funmedidaho.com/

 

Direct download: 01-29-2020_Amber_Warren.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 8:37am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, James sits down with Dr. Asfia Aftab, a GP partner in the National Health Service in the UK and founder of the Birmingham Functional Forum meetup group. She is also one of the heroes of James’s book, The Community Cure. Dr. Aftab is a dynamic person, with an energy and passion for her work that is inspiring. Her commitment to her practice and to her patients is leading the charge toward a new era of the NHS. There is so much to learn from her in this episode, and we think you’ll really enjoy it. Highlights include:

  • What inspired Dr. Aftab to pursue medicine and join the NHS
  • How Dr. Aftab is creating change in the NHS
  • Why the term “social prescribing” is trending in the NHS right now, and what it means for all functional medicine practitioners
  • How Dr. Aftab uses online tools to create offline connections with her patients and colleagues
  • How she implements group visits in her practice, and how she continues to grow and develop these groups with her patients
  • How Dr. Aftab has built a community around the Functional Forum meetup group she founded—and how this can be a model for all meetup groups to follow
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

January 2020 Functional Forum
Prescribing Functional Medicine
Group Visit Series on EvoMed Podcast

Direct download: 01-22-2020_Dr_Aftab.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 3:12pm CDT

Bioavailability vs. Microbiome Availability

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! On this episode, James sits down with Dr. Tom Guilliams, who had our most-downloaded podcast of the year in 2019. Dr. Guilliams talks about a topic most clinicians have strong opinions on: bioavailability. With a background in molecular immunology and extensive research on nutrition and dietary supplement efficacy, Dr. Guilliams brings a unique and refreshing perspective to functional medicine clinicians of any discipline who are trying to get the best results with their patients. Highlights include:

  • Bioavailability and the new science on what that looks like in the era of the microbiome
  • How traditional herbal preparations can maximize microbiome availability
  • How attempting to replicate the pharmaceutical model for dietary supplements has brought us to opposite conclusions simultaneously, and how this will be a refreshing conversation for the new decade
  • How researchers are devising new ways of thinking about how evidence works in the evaluation of non-drug therapies
  • The questions practitioners who want to maximize dietary supplement effectiveness should be asking
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

goevomed.com/lmrc

functionalforum.com/podcasts/podcast-phenotypic-flexibility

thecommunitycure.com

Tickets for PLMI Conference in Chicago

Direct download: 01-08-2020_Dr._Guilliams.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:50am CDT

Group Visit Series Part 10: If an Ophthalmologist Can Run Group Visits…

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! This week, we sit down with Shalesh Kaushal, MD, PhD for Part 10 of our Group Visit Series. This episode looks at group visits from a different perspective—a much narrower one than we have previously shared, and I really love that. If you’ve been following our series or are familiar with group visits, you know that they are effective in so many areas of medicine, but in general, they affect the reversal of chronic diseases. In this episode, we’re talking about group visits in a very specific application: retina disease.

Dr. Kaushal is a pioneer on this front, bringing the power of group visits and community to super specific disease cases. His work exemplifies the broad range of application group visits can have, and how their positive impact can reach across the spectrum of medicine, from the general to the specific. If an ophthalmologist can run group visits, so can you! Highlights of this episode include:

  • How Dr. Kaushal got his start in functional medicine
  • When he realized he needed to deliver care in a group format
  • What he has learned from his work as a medical specialist and group visit practitioner
  • How he has used Group Visit Toolkits in practice
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

lifestylematrix.com

lifestylematrix.com/gvthome

reversalchronicdiseases.com

Direct download: 12-18-2019_Shalesh_Kaushal.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:30am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine Podcast! This week, we’re talking with Jeremie Kubicek, the well-known speaker and bestselling author who has appeared on our podcast twice before to discuss business aspects of functional medicine practice. In this episode, Jeremie discusses strategies for goal setting in 2020—something we’re all thinking about as 2019 winds down, and even more poignant as we prepare to embark on a new decade. What I appreciated most about the conversation with Jeremie is that he shares actionable steps to make your vision for 2020 a reality. It’s not about avoiding the obstacles that will come your way, but planning how you will overcome them. The process is self-reflective and, I think, a necessary exercise for anyone who wants to make positive change happen in 2020. Highlights from this episode include:

  • Learning from Mount Everest’s Sherpas to become a leader worth following
  • Jeremie’s strategy for identifying pain points, setting your vision for the future and overcoming resistance
  • How overcoming obstacles to your vision might be as simple as how you communicate
  • Thinking about group visits as a way to mitigate common sources of dissatisfaction for practitioners
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

100xleader.com

functionalforum.com/podcasts/podcast-getting-the-most-out-of-your-staff-juggling-personalities

functionalforum.com/podcasts/podcast-the-power-of-full-engagement

Direct download: 12-11-2019_Jeremy_Kubicek.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 9:50am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! On this episode, we talk with Dr. Alejandro Junger, a cardiologist by trade and a celebrated and well-known practitioner in the functional medicine space. He is the bestselling author of Clean and Clean 7, and the founder of Clean, a 21-day detoxification experience. Dr. Junger is an expert on detoxification, and one of the first practitioners to advocate for its benefits and widespread use—a detox OG, if you will. He shares his health journey and a powerful testimony to functional medicine. It was a really engaging conversation, and I think you’ll enjoy it. Highlights include:

  • How Dr. Junger combines detoxification and intermittent fasting in his new book, Clean 7, to help more people reap the benefits of healthy detoxification
  • Dr. Junger’s own health journey and path to functional medicine and detoxification
  • Why community is the best approach to successful detoxification
  • Why Dr. Junger believes in the power of groups
  • His tips and tricks for running successful group visits
  • The role of toxicity in chronic disease, and how it is more damaging than most people realize
  • How to stop the naysaying and alleviate the tension between the old way of thinking about detoxification and the new way
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this podcast:
cleanprogram.com
cleanprogram.com/pages/clean7
functionalforum.com/biotransformation-the-2020-challenge
goevomed.com/groupchallenge

Direct download: 11-27-2019_Alejandro_Junger.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 8:46am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, part of our Group Visit Series, we sit down with Dr. Elizabeth Markle to talk about her revolutionary practice, Open Source Wellness. It's an incredible story of their journey to organize and synthesize a consistent group visit model. In this episode, you're going to hear about their thoughts about why behavior change was difficult, how to democratize it and make it available for prescription. Dr. Markle also talked about the sequence of behavior changes that happen through patients’ 16-week visit at Open Source Wellness. You’ll also hear a lot about how to facilitate behavior change in a group. It was a really interesting conversation, and I think you'll really enjoy it, especially if you’ve been thinking about starting group visits. Highlights include:

  • The origin story of Open Source Wellness and Dr. Markle’s and her c-founder’s vision for the future
  • Why patients need democratization and experiences to build healthy lifestyle behaviors and overcome health issues
  • Human behaviors that predispose us to crave community, especially when creating healthy habits
  • Markle’s secret sauce for developing a thriving community in your practice
  • How group visits reward the patient with improved health and community, and practitioners with a deep sense of purpose in their healthcare practice
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

opensourcewellness.org

Direct download: 11-20-19_Elizabeth_Markle.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 9:24am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! This week, we sit down with Dr. Elroy Vojdani, a preeminent functional medicine physician, researcher, and educator. Dr. Vojdani and his father, Dr. Aristo Vojdani, widely recognized as the godfather of functional immunology, have partnered to research intestinal permeability and the gut-brain axis. These are two key areas in understanding and resolving autoimmune conditions, which affect millions of patients. Dr. Vojdani shared some of his clinical findings, the strategies and products he uses in clinical care, and why his new practice will feature a meeting space dedicated to group visits. It was a fascinating 30 minutes and if you’re interested in the future of autoimmune disease reversal (and based on that growing number of patients, we all should be), I think you’ll really enjoy it. Highlights include:

  • The autoimmunity research Dr. Vojdani and his father are tackling and their latest findings
  • The three subtypes of leaky gut and how to treat them
  • Why antibody testing is the gold standard for understanding leaky gut
  • The best tools for reversing leaky gut
  • The strategies and products Dr. Vojdani uses in clinical care to address autoimmune conditions
  • Vojdani’s thoughts of precision public health and the future of healthcare
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

regeneramedical.com/

researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/39442278_Elroy_Vojdani

orthomolecularproducts.com/sbi-protect-capsules/

apexenergetics.com/enterovite

joincyrex.com/the-cyrex-system/array-10-multiple-food-immune-reactivity-screens

Direct download: 11-13-2019_Elroy_Vojdani.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 8:23am CDT

Direct download: 10-23-19_-_Shilpa_Saxena.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 8:22am CDT

Direct download: 10-16-19_-_Carrie_Jones_Part_3.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 9:25am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! This week, we’re continuing our Group Visit Series with Donna Naumann, NP. She has been successfully running group visits in the St. Louis area for nearly three years, and has seen amazing moments of patient transformation that have convinced her of the power in community care. Her perspective adds so much to the group visit conversation because it is from the front lines of group visit implementation—she shares her experiences, plus practical tips on recruiting patients for group visits and running successful appointments that you can apply to your practice. No matter what topic you’re planning for your next group visit, or if you’re still on the fence about getting started with group visits, you will take away important, real-world information from this episode. Highlights include:

  • Her transition to group visits and the resources she used to make implementation a breeze
  • Examples of how the group dynamic motivates patients and builds connection in ways that one-on-one consultations cannot
  • How to successfully recruit patients for group visits and keep them engaged
  • How to structure group visits that are focused on stress and weight loss, two topics that many patients struggle with
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

lifestylematrix.com

lifestylematrix.com/gvthome

Direct download: 10-02-19_-_Donna_Naumann.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29pm CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, we’re discussing the gut-brain-pain axis with Robert Silverman, DC. As you know, chronic pain is a problem of epidemic proportion, as is dependence on opioids, with deadly consequences. Healthcare needs a new solution to treating chronic pain, and integrative and functional medicine holds the key.

Dr. Silverman is a chiropractic doctor, functional medicine expert, clinical nutritionist, international speaker and author. At his private practice in White Plains, NY, Dr. Silverman specializes in the treatment of joint pain using functional nutrition combined with cutting-edge, science-based, nonsurgical approaches. Our conversation spanned the scientific, when he discussed how the gut and brain communicate, to the practical, when he shared his seven Rs for healing the gut, to the big picture, when he theorized the protocol he would prescribe to address the opioid epidemic. It was a fascinating 30 minutes, and I think you’ll really enjoy it. Highlights include:

  • A deeper understanding of the gut-brain-pain axis, and how it is critical for overall health and addressing chronic pain
  • The three pathways through which the gut and brain communicate
  • The link between the gut-brain axis and intestinal permeability
  • The seven Rs of healing the gut
  • Nutrient recommendations for addressing chronic pain
  • A vision for chronic pain treatment in the future
  • And so much more!
Direct download: 09-25-19_-_Robert_Silverman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! This episode is the second installment in our series with Carrie Jones, ND, MPH and DUTCH Test. Dr. Carrie Jones is a force in the functional medicine community, a modern doc with a holistic approach who can appreciate the best of both medical practices. In her own words, she “helps hormonally challenged people feel less crazy” by using testing and her own extensive knowledge to help people understand their hormones so they can feel empowered to take control of their health.

In this episode, we take a deeper look at stress resilience and share concrete ways you can use the cortisol awakening response with your patients. We also discuss autoimmune patients, some of the most challenging cases to tackle, and how the CAR influences immunity. It was a fascinating 30 minutes, and I think you’ll really enjoy it. Highlights include:

  • What the cortisol awakening response can reveal about health, and how to dial in that information for patients
  • The impact of the cortisol awakening response on energy levels, resiliency, mood, blood sugar management and autoimmune recall
  • How the cortisol awakening response can be an early indicator of autoimmune disease and testing can help you recognize and address it earlier in your patients
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this podcast:
goevomed.com/DUTCH
dutchtest.com
dutchtest.com/dutch-fest-2019

Direct download: 09-11-19_-_Carrie_Jones_Part_2.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 10:52am CDT

Direct download: 09-04-19_-_Lara_Salyer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:08pm CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! This episode is our second with Jeremie Kubicek, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and author of 5 Voices: How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead. The book holds the key to unlocking your capacity to have honest conversations and build deeper, more authentic relationships, and has been an invaluable resource to companies worldwide. In our first episode with Jeremie, he discussed his work in identifying the 5 Voices (the Pioneer, the Connector, the Creative, the Guardian, and the Nurturer) and how they help you discover what your leadership voice sounds like to others and how to hear and value others’ voices.

In this episode, we talk about how you can apply this incredible understanding of emotional intelligence and behavior patterns to your staff. Your staff is truly the front lines of your practice—the way they interact with your patients, their colleagues and even you have an impact on the overall culture of your practice and the patient experience. As the “gardener” of your practice, it is your responsibility to help every “plant” (your employees), no matter their temperament, thrive. By committing to this, you’ll not only see your practice culture and staff retention improve, but also patient satisfaction. It was a fascinating 30 minutes discussing this important but often overlooked topic in healthcare—enjoy! Highlights include:

  • How to use the 5 Voices methodology to support your staff and help them become a magnet for new patients
  • How to take ownership of your role as “gardener” of your practice greenhouse, and learn what your staff needs to feel supported and thrive in their roles
  • How understanding yourself and your natural tendencies can take your listening and relational abilities to a whole new level
  • How the different personality types execute and what they need to operate at their best
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this podcast:
5Voices.com
5voices.com/assessment
giant.tv
giantuniversity.com/5-voices
giantuniversity.com/ttc
goevomed.com/LMRC

Direct download: 08-26-19_-_Jeremie_Kubicek.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 10:12am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! This episode is the first installment in our series with Carrie Jones, ND, MPH and DUTCH Test. Dr. Carrie Jones is a force in the functional medicine community, a modern doc with a holistic approach who can appreciate the best of both medical practices. In her own words, she “helps hormonally challenged people feel less crazy” by using testing and her own extensive knowledge to help people understand their hormones so they can feel empowered to take control of their health. It was an energizing, educational 25 minutes, and I think you’ll really enjoy it.

In this episode, we dive into a cutting-edge topic: the cortisol awakening response (CAR). We discuss how it became the default test for assessing stress and how you can capitalize on this information in your practice. Highlights include:

  • Understanding the cortisol awakening response, and how it became the default test for assessing stress
  • How testing the cortisol awakening response answers the question, “How resilient are you?” and changes the conversation from testing for disease risk to testing for health opportunity
  • How the cortisol awakening response influences alertness and blood sugar management
  • Resources for getting up to speed on the cortisol awakening response and implementing this testing in your practice
  • And so much more!

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

goevomed.com/LMRC

goevomed.com/DUTCH

dutchtest.com

dutchtest.com/dutch-fest-2019

Direct download: 08-21-19_-_Carrie_Jones_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, we talk with Christopher Mote, DO, DC, IFMCP, a practicing physician and owner of Cornerstone Health Community in Centennial, CO. Dr. Mote has not only mastered the art of group visits in his practice, but also lab reviews in those group health appointments. He finds great joy in teaching and learning more about his patients and their health struggles in this setting, and he shares some great insight into how you too can find both personal and professional fulfillment with group visits.  

In this motivational 30-minute episode, Dr. Mote discusses his innovative practice model that blends functional medicine and primary care, how he uses lab testing, and how he makes functional medicine affordable and accessible for his patients. If you’re thinking about implementing group visits in your practice, but don’t know where start, this is the episode for you. You’ll feel a new level of motivation and confidence to pursue this innovative model for patient care. Highlights include:

  • How to blend functional medicine and primary care in practice
  • Focusing on practice efficiency and avoiding burnout
  • Implementing the Group Visit Toolkit and other resources to run successful group visits
  • How to share lab results in a group format
  • How to effectively recruit patients for group visits
  • Insurance considerations for group visits
  • And so much more!
Direct download: 08-14-19_-_Christopher_Mote.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 8:14am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, we sit down with Cheng Ruan, MD, a practicing physician in Houston, TX and founder of the Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine. His passion for functional medicine stems from his childhood; he comes from a family of Chinese medical doctors. His background and education allow him to combine beneficial aspects of both Eastern and Western medicine approaches to achieve health and wellness for his patients. Dr. Ruan is also on the cutting edge of building communities with group visits and using data to track patient outcomes.

In this insightful 45-minute episode, Dr. Ruan discusses his journey to practicing functional medicine, his work with group visits and billing insurance, how he educates and connects with patients on social media, and how he uses outcomes data to further his practice and the practice of functional medicine on a global scale. Listening to this episode and the insight Dr. Ruan shares, you will feel a new level of confidence in the knowledge that functional medicine is the future. Highlights include:

  • How he learned the business behind healthcare and insurance, and used that knowledge to successfully navigate billing in his practice
  • How to build preeminence, in addition to sharing clinical knowledge, with your patients
  • How to start sharing and educating on social media, and Dr. Ruan’s “golden rules” for marketing on these platforms
  • What social media algorithms mean for functional medicine education, and how to continue sharing valuable, evidence-based information with your patients via these platforms
  • The biggest mistake he sees with practitioners just starting out with group visits, and how to avoid it
  • How he builds thriving communities with the Group Visit Toolkit
  • Why outcomes data is vitally important to practitioners in the functional medicine space
  • And so much more!

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

www.lifestylematrix.com/group-visit-toolkits

www.lifestylematrix.com

www.grandrounds.ifm.org

www.texascenterforlifestylemedicine.org

Direct download: 07-24-19_-_Cheng_Ruan.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 9:43am CDT

Direct download: 07-10-19_-_Tom_Guilliams.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 8:42am CDT

Direct download: 06-26-19_Andrew_Heyman.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 4:03pm CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In Part 4 of our Group Visit Series, we talk with Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, functional medicine practitioner, educator, group visit pioneer and creator of the Group Visit Toolkit. In this episode, Dr. Saxena discusses her decision to practice the group visit model, the inspiration behind the innovative Group Visit Toolkit, and how she practices functional medicine efficiently and effectively. Her wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for her work are inspiring and made for a brilliant conversation that will empower you to start implementing group visits.

Direct download: 06-12-19_Shilpa_Saxena.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 9:03am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In Part 3 of our Group Visit Series, we sit down with Tawny Jones, chief administrator at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine.

Direct download: 05-29-19_Tawny_Jones.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 12:01am CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! In this episode, we sit down with Jeremie Kubicek, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and author of 5 Voices: How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead.

Direct download: 05-15-19_Jeremie_Kubicek.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 4:00pm CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! This episode continues our series on group visits and the pioneers who are bringing this practice model to the masses. We sit down with Dr. Mikhail Kogan, integrative medicine leader at the George Washington Center in Washington, DC.

Direct download: 05-01-19_Mikhail_Kogan.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 1:00pm CDT

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! This episode kicks off our series on group visits and the pioneers who are bringing this practice model to the masses. Today we are honored to welcome the doctor who has been called the godfather of group visits, Dr. Jeffrey Geller.

Direct download: 04-19-19_Dr_Jeff_Geller.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:11am CDT

Welcome back to the Evolution of Medicine podcast! We are excited to reboot the podcast with none other than the godfather of functional medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Bland.

Direct download: 04-05-19_Dr_Jeff_Bland.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 3:30pm CDT

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
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 9:23am CDT

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
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 3:39pm CDT

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


In this week’s Podcast: Tour Sponsor: Genexa―The Healthier Medicine we announce our newest kNew Vision Tour sponsor: Genexa, in a special interview with CEO David Johnson, and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mark Menolascino, MD.

Genexa is the first non-GMO, organic micro-pharmaceutical company dedicated to making healthier over-the-counter medicines free from toxic fillers, artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners, gluten, lactose, petroleum and other unsavory ingredients.

And they’re on a mission to educate consumers about what’s really hiding in their OTC medications.

If you’re a practitioner who recommends OTC medicines in conjunction with supplements, OR you’re a patient who uses OTC medicines for yourself or your children, you won’t want to miss this podcast.

Tune in today and learn all about it, including:

  • How Genexa—the first organic, non-GMO micro-pharmaceutical company, got started
  • Genexa’s mission to help educate the public on avoiding toxic ingredients in medicines
  • An overview of their OTC line, including: like talc-free antacids, a menthol roll-on, disodium EDTA-free nasal sprays and clean laxative chewables for children and adults
  • A crash-course in the toxic inactive medication fillers and preservatives found in nearly all OTC pharmaceuticals, and the non-toxic ingredients Genexa uses in place of these in their line
  • How we’ll work with Genexa throughout the kNew Vision Tour to create a bridge to the 95% of Americans who rely on OTC medicines and know very little about functional medicine
  • All about Genexa’s Healthcare Influencer Network, where you can promote your practice, find support, discounts for your patients, carry Genexa in-house and more

We are so excited about what this partnership will mean for the expansion of our community and the worldwide evolution of healthcare.

To learn more, listen, subscribe or read the transcript today.

Practitioners: to learn more about getting referrals, support, discounts for your patients, how to carry Genexa in-house and more, visit: goevomed.com/genexa.

Patients: if you’re interested in getting 2 free tickets to the kNew Vision Tour, courtesy of Genexa, visit: goevomed.com/tour, select your tour date/location and enter the code “Genexa”
(first letter uppercase, the rest lowercase) to claim your two free tickets

Resources Mentioned in this Podcast:

Genexa’s Healthcare Influencer Network (for practitioners)

The kNew Vision Tour

Direct download: Tour20Sponsor20-20Genexa20-20The20Healthier20Medicine.mp3
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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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