Evolution of Medicine Podcast

In this final episode of 2022, James reviews key topics from the year of growth and provides a sneak peek of what is to come in 2023, the year of connection.

The Evolution of Medicine community has experienced impressive growth and witnessed significant shifts in 2022. We learned about deprescribing to help patients escape the polypharmacy public health disaster. We have applied functional medicine principles to help patients who experience long COVID and other post-viral syndromes.

Increasingly, we are also seeing signs that the mainstream is moving in our direction, and we must position ourselves to be ready when more patients come our way. Functional medicine needs to scale up, in part to help address the mental health crisis that exploded during the COVID era. More patients are also seeking support from functional medicine providers for vaccine injuries, such as myocarditis.

Healthcare systems are now adopting functional medicine and building integrative care into their hospital and insurance systems. Group care is being delivered on a larger scale as well, which increases access to functional medicine.

While the Evolution of Medicine is apolitical, James also discusses how medicine has been impacted by the economic and political climates in the US and UK.

Listen to the full episode to hear more of James’ reflections about:

  • Long COVID, controversies regarding its prevalence and why our community is able to provide the best help for patients
  • Signs that mainstream medicine is moving in our direction
  • Censorship, authoritarianism and technology
  • The effects of the pandemic on mental health, especially for children
  • Upcoming 2023 initiatives well-worth anticipating 
Direct download: 20221223_Podcast_Year_in_Review_1.mp3
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In this episode of the Business of Functional Medicine series, our guest, Erwin Raphael McManus, is a pastor, author, filmmaker and thought leader at the intersection of entrepreneurship, spirituality and psychology. He joins this podcast to share his model of communication archetypes called The 7 Frequencies and how understanding them can help practitioners work and communicate more effectively with patients.

Erwin also talks through the frequencies most often adopted by practitioners and offers insights on how to better support and motivate patients to get healthy before they get sick.

Listen to the full episode to learn more about:

  • Erwin’s thoughts on the theory of quantum entanglement
  • Descriptions of the frequencies, including the Challenger, Seer and Maven
  • How healthcare providers benefit from understanding their communication style
  • The importance of interpersonal relationships and interactions between patients and clinicians
  • And much more

Erwin McManus is also the host of The Genius Of podcast and the founder of McManus Gallery and Mosaic, a church movement based in the heart of Hollywood, CA. Visit his website to learn more about The 7 Frequencies along with his other work.

Direct download: 20221201_Podcast_PODCAST__Erwin_McManus_.mp3
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Dysautonomia is a condition where the nervous system becomes dysregulated, causing disruption in the functions of various organ systems. Common symptoms include fluctuations in blood pressure, fatigue and anxiety. The condition seems to be increasingly common in the post-COVID era, and conventional medicine is unable to resolve the causes of this condition for patients.

Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, an expert in cardiometabolic health and regular guest on the podcast, joins us to explore why functional medicine clinicians are uniquely positioned to support patients experiencing dysautonomia.

Listen to the full conversation to learn more about:

  • The importance of polyvagal theory for understanding dysautonomia 
  • How vagal tone impacts multiple organ systems
  • How to regulate and improve vagal tone
  • Functional medicine tools that help heal dysautonomia
Direct download: 20221201_Podcast_PODCAST_Shilpa_Saxena.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 4:30am CDT