Evolution of Medicine Podcast

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we kick off our upcoming Functional Forum: Evolution of Cardiology with Dr. Steven Masley as we revisit his interview from the Evolution of Medicine Summit: Healthcare from Scratch.

Cardiology used to be the study of the heart - but in the last couple decade it's been more about the study of cardiac procedures. Not all of these procedures have long term benefits and most just treat the symptoms and do not prevent future events. Dr. Masley looks at this from a preventative and lifestyle medicine perspective and works to educate both patients and practitioners on what they can do to avoid seeing a cardiologist altogether. 

On the podcast you will hear:

  • Emerging best practices for preventing heart disease
  • How to predict if you can live to 100 without disease
  • How technology can massively reduce our costs

Click here to join us for the Evolution of Cardiology on March 6!

Direct download: Steve_Masley.mp4
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This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we welcome Dr. William Davis – cardiologist turned author. You may have heard of his first book Wheat Belly; he’s now written a new book titled Undoctored. Undoctored focuses on empowering the individual and breaking free from modern profit-driven medical system.

We’re excited to connect with Dr. Davis as he shares his journey from interventional cardiology to understanding the fundamentals of health. This podcast will be valuable for anyone interested in lifestyle medicine and chronic disease.

On this podcast you will hear:

  • Why the most innovative and progressive practices are about empowering patients
  • Why the best strategies include input from more than one practitioner
  • The importance of collecting outcomes of lifestyle medicine
  • Davis shares his story and some of the best bits of his new book

Join us for the Evolution of Cardiology on March 6, 2017: functionalforum.com/evolution-of-cardiology


IFNA: Where RDs Go to Learn Functional Medicine

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast we continue our series featuring educational resources that support the emerging practice models that support integrative and functional medicine. We welcome Dr. Sheila Dean and Kathy Swift, founders of Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA). Our goal at the Evolution of Medicine is to help create 100,000 micropractices based on root cause resolution and community health. One of the ways we can make this type of care efficient enough to be available to everyone is creating a provider team. Registered Dietitians play a critical role in a provider team and this is the training to teach the front lines of nutrition about Functional Medicine.

IFNA defines Integrative and Functional Nutrition (IFN) therapy as a leading-edge, evidence-based, and comprehensive approach to patient care that focuses on identifying root causes and system imbalances to significantly improve patient health outcomes. This emerging medical nutrition model combines the very best of modern science, clinical wisdom and critical thinking and is being driven by increasing consumer demand, advancing technology and the changing healthcare landscape.

On this podcast you will hear:

  • what type of practitioners would benefit from this type of program
  • what is the IFNA program and how did it come about
  • clinical tips
  • what role does the IFNA program play in a provider team

For more information visit: goevomed.com/IFNA

Direct download: IFNA_-_Where_RDs_Go_to_Learn_Functional_Medicine.mp3
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Ready, Set, Recover: AutoResponders in Action

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we feature Marjorie Nass, Chief Wellness Officer and Heather Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of Ready Set Recover. Ready Set Recover works with your patient's friends and family, doctors and hospitals, and employers at the time of surgery to make recovery as easy as possible. Ready Set Recover is an action-oriented online program that helps surgical patients take positive steps throughout the surgical and recovery process.   

Why is this program so special? If you have patients that are preparing for surgery, this is something that you can curate for your community without having to do all the work yourself. We strive to bring you resources that make your practice more efficient and effective and this program offers both. We're so excited to share this with you because this program uses email autoresponder technology. Autoresponders are messages set to go out automatically. They allow you to automate campaigns and manage one-to-one communication with your patients. This is the core technology that we focus on in the Practice Accelerator. Thousands of practitioners have shared with us that automating patient education and setting up systems that work while they are not "on the job" brings convenience and value to their patients - and bonus, it doubles as marketing. As early adopters of this new era of medicine, many practitioners are working with entrepreneurs that have identified problems and have created programs that offer scalable solutions.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • why is there a need for this type of program and how is it delivered
  • how can practitioners curate something like this for their patients
  • what is the role of programs like this for the future of medicine
  • is this something that can be made deliverable to the average patient

For more information about Ready Set Recover visit: goevomed.com/RSR

 

For more information about the Practice Accelerator here: goevomed.com/accelerator


Evolution of Psychiatry

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we feature Functional Forum fan favorite, Dr. Kelly Brogan. Back during our first Evolution of Medicine Summit in 2014, Dr. Brogan presented “Beyond Medication: Mental Health, Holistic Healing and Nutrition"

As we prepare to refocus on this topic during the February 2017 Functional Forum, we take a look back at this special presentation. Dr. Brogan advocates for and empowers women through her women's health focused practice. Physicians are quick to medicate their patients with potent psychotropic drugs. Get the most up-to-date, accurate information on natural ways to improve emotional well-being using food, nutrients and dietary supplements.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • What are some of the high-yield low-risk tools that could help move people along in a safe and effective way?
  • How does this type of psychiatry work for acute situations in conjunction with currently traditional modalities? Is it acute medicine, as well as, preventative?
  • What is research saying and what should we expect for the future of psychiatry as it evolves?
Direct download: KB3.hb.mp4
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Future of Health Coaching: Carey Peters
This week on the Evolution of Medicine, we continue our series featuring innovators in the Health Coach field. We welcome, Carey Peters with Health Coach Institute(formerly Holistic MBA). Carey and her business partner, Stacey,  have been in the field of health coaching for over a decade. They have dedicated themselves to the education and success of health coaches all over the country. 
 
We’re excited to feature this podcast  as a part of our educational podcast series on health coaching. James and Carey discuss the genesis of Holistic MBA and Health Coach Institute, the future of health coaching in collaboration with medicine, and much more during this inspiring thirty minutes.
 
In this podcast you will hear:
  • how has health coaching changed in the last decade and what has been the impact
  • what has it been like for those students who have chosen to make a career change to become a health coach
  • what should practitioners be looking for in a health coach and how does theHCI uniquely prepare their graduates 
For more information about Health Coach Institute: goevomed.com/HCI
Direct download: Future_of_Health_Coaching_-_Carey_Peters.mp3
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Future of Health Coaching: Andrea Nakayama

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we continue a new series of podcasts called The Future of Health Coaching.  In this series, we welcome leaders in the field who are taking the industry forward. Andrea Nakayama, founder of Holistic Nutrition Lab joins us for the second installment.

Andrea connects with us about the future of health coaching. She delves into what's not working in Functional Medicine practices and what 2017 holds for the Functional Medicine community. She shares more details about her new coaching program and how it differs from other health coach education.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • what are information is missing in some health coaching programs
  • how do you most efficiently incorporate a health coach into a practice and what results can you expect
  • what is the value of the Holistic Nutrition Lab community

For more information on Holistic Nutrition Lab, visit goevomed.com/HNL

Direct download: Future_of_Health_Coaching_-_Andrea_Nakayama.mp3
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Evolution of Oncology

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we feature Dr. Lise Alschuler. Back during our first Evoltuion of Medicine Summit in 2014, Dr. Alschuler presented "The Evolution of Oncology". 

As we prepare to refocus on this topic during the January 2017 Functional Forum, we take a look back at this special presentation from. She has incorporated the learnings of her own experience with cancer into her work with others facing the challenges of this disease.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • Is going the ‘natural route’ a wise move after diagnosis?
  • Why integrative oncology is so important in an evolved medical system
  • Easy, proven tools to help prevent cancer and support current oncology strategies


Interested in more from this summit? http://evolutionofmedicinesummit.com/2014/

Direct download: Lise_Aschuler.mp4
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Future of Health Coaching: Sandra Scheinbaum

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we begin a new series of podcasts called The Future of Health Coaching.  In this series, we welcome leaders in the field who are taking the industry forward. If you've been following the Functional Forum, you know that we'd like to see a health coach in every practice.

We begin this new series with Sandra Scheinbaum, PhD, founder of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Sandy shares with us how health coaches contribute to the success of a medical practice and what roles they can play to connect with patients and the local community. She also provides guidance on how to transition to an integrative practice that utilizes a health coach. 

In this podcast you will hear:

  • why Sandy started the FMCA
  • what is value of having a functional medicine coach as part of your practice
  • how to prepare your team and patients to begin working with a health coach
  • what role will the health coach play in the future of medicine

For more information about the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, visit goevomed.com/FMCA

Direct download: Future_of_Health_Coaching_-_Sandra_Scheinbaum.mp3
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Rise: The History of Integrative Medicine

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we feature, authors, Glenn Sabin and Taylor Walsh. Their book is called The Rise of Integrative Health and Medicine: The Milestones - 1963 to Present. It features over 120 of the most significant accomplishments in the field during the last 54 years. Evolution of Medicine is proud to be among the chosen milestones.

As we move to the end of 2016 and approach the new year, it's always interesting to look back and see what we have accomplished. We can move forward to 2017 and beyond with more confidence as we learn from the past and understand the impact of the milestones described in the book. You can sign up to receive a free copy of the e-book here.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • why it is so important to document the key developments of the movement
  • some of the most impressive milestones featured in the book
  • the value of understanding the history of the movement for practitioners
  • how reducing the cost of chronic disease and focusing on preventative medicine affect the movement
Direct download: Rise__The_History_of_Integrative_Medicine.mp3
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Entrepreneur + Physician Teams for Membership Practices
This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we continue our series on the value of the membership practice model as we feature tips and stories from practitioners who have successfully made the transition. We welcome Dr. Randolph James and Kevin Miller, partners in a practice called True Life Medicine in Woodland Park, Colorado. 
 
Dr. James and Kevin share with us their journey from being a traditional family medicine practice to a membership-based Functional Medicine practice. We learn lessons from their experience and are excited to hear more about how they were able to create their successful transition.
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • how the team at True Life Medicine transitioned to a membership based Functional Medicine practice
  • tips on how to make the transition
  • the advantages of working with an entrepreneur when building your practice
For more information on the Evolution of Medicine Membership Practice Builder visit: goevomed.com/mpb 

Innovation in Membership Models

This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we feature Wayne Dysinger, MD. Dr. Dysinger is a leader in the lifestyle medicine space and is actively building a membership-based practice for his new innovative clinic in California, Lifestyle Medicine Solutions. 

Dr. Dysinger has implemented many of the things we have suggested during throughout the Functional Forum. He's incorporated a membership program and fully embraces lifestyle medicine. He's implemented group learning and community outreach, and health coaches and tech tools are an integral part of the success of his practice. He talks about these strategies and more.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • Why Dr. Dysinger moved his Direct Primary Care practice into the Lifestyle Medicine realm and how do “support groups” fit into personal responsibility and health behavior change?

  • What is a “MACN” and how does it fit into his practice and why is every patient assigned one? (Medical Assistant Coach Navigator)

  • The hybrid payment model that Dr. Dysinger chose for his new clinic and how he integrates this into his practice to best support his patients and his success plan.

  • Why Dr. Dysinger believes membership-based medicine is key to success in a world where patients are seeking healthcare partners and advocates, rather than the old model of simply treating the sick.

To learn more about the Membership Practice Builder visit goevomed.com/mpb

Direct download: Innovation20in20Membership20Models.mp3
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Why Membership Models are the Future of Medicine

The Evolution of Medicine is excited to announce the creation of it's second course the Membership Practice Builder. Some of the most successful functional medicine clinics are employing different types of membership models to make it more affordable for patients and at the same time, guarantees income for practitioners. As ever, we have heard our our community of practitioners when they expressed great interest in learning how to to set up a membership practice model. Visit goevomed.com/mpb for more information. 

This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we welcome, Michael Lubin, Co-Found of Hint Health. We're excited to be partnering with Hint Health on the delivery of our new training program the Membership Practice Builder featuring Tom Blue, Chief Strategy Officer of American Academy of Private Physicians. The Evolution of Medicine is always looking for innovative technology partners that make it easier to deliver Functional Medicine and Hint Health hits the mark. Hint Health is the leading membership management and billing solution for direct pay healthcare. To learn more about Hint Health, visit goevomed.com/hinthealth

On this podcast you will hear:

  • how Hint Health came about
  • why is the membership model the future of the delivery of functional medicine
  • what types of practitioners are a fit for the membership model
  • how Hint Health empowers the shift towards the membership practice model

The Perfect First Visit

This week on the Evolution we welcome an internationally renowned authority on health, human potential development, and Self-Leadership, Dr. Mark Atkinson. As a functional medicine physician, author, and speaker, Dr. Atkinson has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to become healthier, more effective, human beings. He’s been on the cutting edge of neuro-performance for many years and has now taken his passion to the Bulletproof organization.

On this podcast Dr. Atkinson and James discuss the perfect first visit. How do we provide incredible care in the new functional micropractice model? How do we use the together most effectively to get the most engagement from patients? How do we engage patients into their journey? We address these questions and more.

On this podcast, you will hear:

  • what drives Dr. Atkinsons passion 
  • why he doesn't focus on the history in the first appointment 
  • how does this impact scale by working with Bulletproof  

Bulletproof is introducing a brand-new training course for coaches interested in becoming a certified Bulletproof Coach. They are committed to supporting you in becoming a successful coach who has the skill and knowledge to support your clients in achieving their goals, realizing their potential and upgrading their body, mind and energy.


State of the Evolution

This week on the Evolution ​of Medicine podcast, we are back with the fifth installment of the "State of the Evolution" with co-founders of the Evolution of Medicine, James Maskell and Gabe Hoffman.  Twice a year we look back at ground take-in the last six months and look forward to the next six. We're excited to share with you what's happened and what to expect during the first half of 2017.

This has been a huge acceleration for our organization. James published his book The Evolution of Medicine. We launched the Evolution of Medicine Practice Accelerator and as always, we've had our monthly the Functional Forum episodes. We've recently introduced the "Future of Functional in 5" which allows our community of practitioners to share their stories and gifts with the whole community. Our Functional Forum meetups continue to facilitate collaboration and community building for practitioners on a local level.  James and Gabe also discuss what's new for the Evolution of Medicine and share details about a course on building a Functional Membership practice, as well as bringing new doctors into our community consistently.

Thanks for being a part of our community and here's to the next step in the Evolution. As ever, we can only achieve our vision by supporting you to achieve yours and so here's to a transformational 2017.

On this podcast you will hear:

  • a review of the past 6 months of Forums and new projects
  • what to expect from the next six months
  • a review from the founder of the current "State of the Evolution"
Direct download: State20of20the20Evolution20Podcast20November202016.mp3
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What Functional Medicine can Learn from Crossfit

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we welcome Brian Mulvaney, Director of Strategy at CrossFit. If you’ve been part of our community for awhile, you know that we’re working towards helping create 100k micropractices. Our plan for micropractices very much mirrors the Crossfit strategy – reduce the overhead, empower individuals to become entrepreneurs.

Listen in as Brian describes the evolution of CrossFit over the last 15 years and shares not only the key lessons that our movement can learn from theirs, but also the clear and present opportunity for clinicians to partner with their local CrossFit boxes to create these new centers of health creation.

On this podcast you will hear:

  • The origin story of CrossFit and the early days of web-based education
  • How the first affiliates broke through barriers to replicate successfully
  • The opportunity for CrossFit and Functional Medicine to merge for community health

This is such an exciting 45 minutes and required listening whether you are running a practice and are looking for a community of new patients or looking to start a new “Functional Micropractice”.

Get a copy of James’ new book The Evolution of Medicine free till October 14th!


The Evolution of Medicine Book

This week on the Evolution of Medicine, we welcome our first guest host. Could it be anyone else than Dr. Kelly Brogan?  Dr. Brogan is a holistic psychiatrist and has been a frequent guest speaker on the Functional Forum.  She is the author of A Mind of Your Own and has been an incredible supporter of the Evolution of Medicine from the start.  She interviews James Maskell about his brand new book, The Evolution of Medicine.

Dr. Brogan shares the story of how she first met James and the journey that she has witnessed in the years that she has known him. James shares his story from birth to deciding to becoming an investment banker to making his way into the world of healthcare. From attending conferences to now becoming a featured speaker. From helping one practitioner to setting up clinics and now after 30 episodes of the Functional Forum, reaching thousands of practitioners all over the world. James has taken his years of experience and created a roadmap for the success of modern integrative practitioners in his book The Evolution of Medicine.

On this podcast you will hear:

  • The origin story of the Functional Forum and the first episode
  • What kick started the vision of 100,000 micropractices
  • What you can do to help accelerate the evolution of medicine 

This podcast is brought to you by Nudge Coach. Nudge is a lifestyle coaching software to help better connect with your patients in between visits.  Find out more at goevomed.com/nudge

Direct download: Evolution20of20Medicine20Book20with20Guest20Host20Kelly20Brogan.mp3
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Future of Patient Compliance Part 15: Nudging Through Coaching

This week on the Evolution of Medicine, we continue our series called The Future of Patient Compliance with Mac Gambill from Nudge Coach. Nudge Coach is lifestyle coaching software that aims to better connect practitioners with their patients.  It allows practitioners to empower patients through online lifestyle coaching through technology  in between visits.

Mac shares how Nudge Coach provides an efficient and effective way to better coaching and accountability for patients once they step out of the doctor's office. If you've been following us for awhile, you know that we have now moved from the term "compliance" to "empowerment".  In this podcast, we discuss the difference between the two terms and how we have evolved passed some of the old verbiage into a new relationship between the patient and practitioner. 

This week you will hear:

  • the value of patient tracking
  • the return on investment from using tracking technologies
  • what % of people with smart phones are using fitness apps

ND Licensing and the Future of Functional

This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we welcome Dr. Peter Bongiorno, President of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians.  For several decades now,  the NYANP has been working towards getting NDs licensed in the state of New York.  Their vision is to advance the access to and awareness of Naturopathic Medicine.

They have come up with an innovative way to fund their efforts. On Sunday, October 2nd 9AM-6PM EDT, the NYANP will be hosting a conference accessible to you from anywhere in the world.  Check out NYANP.com to register and for more details conference. Proceeds will help retain the lobbyists working towards the mission of licensed NDs in NY (and you get CEs!).

On this podcast you will hear: 

  • discussion about the theurapeutic order
  • the role of NDs
  • how to build successful models that don't include insurance
This podcast is brought to you by Nudge Coach. Nudge is a lifestyle coaching software to help better connect with your patients in between visits.  Find out more at goevomed.com/nudge

Evolutionary and Functional Medicine
This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we welcome Functional and Evolutionary Medicine expert, Chris Kresser. His presentation on the myths of adrenal fatigue was one of the most well received featured presentations on the Functional Forum this year.  He joins us on this week's podcast to talk about SIBO.  
 
Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth - it's become a buzzword in medicine the past few years and Chris has been on the cutting edge of treating it. We'll be discussing the standard diagnosis, why it's problematic, and what we can do about it. There podcast has tons of value for practitioners who are on the front lines of dealing with a range of digestive and other related issues. 
 
On this podcast you will hear:
  • the standard diagnosis and why it's problematic
  • common misconceptions in SIBO treatment
  • how to minimize the occurrence of SIBO
  • how Chris is accelerating Functional Medicine 2.0
The Kresser Institute that Chris founded in 2015 is currently accepting applicants for its next class. For more information, please visit www.goevomed.com/Kresser

Future of Patient Compliance Part 14: Exercise and Practice

This week on the Evolution of Podcast, we feature Dr. Joel Baumgartner and JR Burgess of Rejuv Medical as part of our Future of Patient Compliance series. At the corner of exercise and medicine, sits a huge opportunity to develop the health creation centers of the future. JR and Dr. Baumgartner have come together to create Rejuv Medical which allows doctors to incorporate medical fitness to their practices.

It can be incorporated by all types of practitioners to complement their practices as a  funnel to obtain new patients and bring value to existing patients. Listen and learn how the system can integrate into any practice model to improve patient outcomes.

 
In this podcast you will hear:
  • the goals of this practice collaboration
  • the mistakes that were made along the way
  • how to take their experience and use it to make a smoother transition to Functional Medicine 2.0

The episode of the Evolution of Medicine Podcast is sponsored by:

  • Turn-key medical fitness systems that integrate into any practice model to improve outcomes
  • Compliment current practice as a funnel to obtain new patients & increase revenue with existing patients
  • Make an undeniable difference in your community by helping to reverse chronic disease and, as a result, be the “Go-To” within your niche.

 


The Future of Chronic Pain Care

On this week’s super valuable Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we welcome Dr. Joe Tatta, a doctor of physical therapy who has been treating chronic pain for 25 years. Dr. Tatta became uber successful with more than fifteen clinics, where he successfully introduced functional medicine in the treatment of pain.

This podcast is LOADED with valuable info on the potential of a functional medicine micropractice focused on healing pain, as well as the language of pain and how to speak to your patients about it.

In this podcast you will hear:

  •    The potential of a functional medicine micropractice focused on healing pain.
  •    The language of pain and how to speak to your patients about it.
  •    How chronic pain affects about 100 million people in the U.S.
  •    The brain is the cause of pain – what can we do to dampen that pain response?
  •    The epidemic problem with opioids and the CDC/NIH stance.

Click here to listen to this week’s podcast.

With over 100 million people in the U.S. suffering from chronic from chronic pain, the opportunity to serve the world at large through functional medicine is profound – and the chance to add this successfully to your micropractice is clear.

* I trust this interview will inspire you toward higher success, and we invite you to attend Dr. Tatta’s Healing Pain Summit as our guest: goevomed.com/painsummit

The episode of the Evolution of Medicine Podcast is sponsored by:

They have some incredible webinars coming up on SIBO and “Adrenal Fatigue”, as well as, a free guide to treating some of the most common conditions in a functional medicine practice. Make sure to check out www.goevomed.com/kresser for more information - and watch your inbox for other great trainings from the Kresser Institute.


Future of Functional in 5

This week on the on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we introduce a new innovation from the Evolution of Medicine called the Future of Functional in 5. This is a unique opportunity to share your story and message to the whole Functional Medicine community worldwide.

If you've been following the Functional Forum, you know we've taken the show on the road to engage with as many members of our community as possible.  As we bring the show to Chicago in September, DC in October, Miami in November and back to NY in December, the Future of Functional in 5 will give members of our tribe the opportunity to share and be heard.

On this podcast you will hear:

  • the genesis of the Future of Functional in 5
  • the first presentations and the impact they had
  • how you can give your own talk

Apply to share your presentation at one of our next Functional Forums here: http://functionalforum.com/FoF5

Watch some of the initial videos we recorded at Powder Mountain, Ut in early August.

The episode of the Evolution of Medicine podcast is sponsored by the Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine.  Visit goevomed.com/kresser for more information.

Direct download: Future20of20Functional20in205.mp3
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Success Leaves Clues

This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we feature Dr. Mary Caire who has transformed her former practice into a successful Functional Medicine practice.  Dr. Caire was the inspiration for our new series of podcasts called "Success Leaves Clues".

The IFM survey data showed that very few practitioners were successful when attempting to make this transition and felt there were too many barriers to entry when transitioning from traditional western medicine to a Functional Medicine practice.  We're so grateful to Dr. Caire for sharing her journey, tips, and successes to help shorten the learning curve for the rest of us.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • Dr. Caire's journey from physiatrist to a Functional Medicine practitioner
  • what percentage of income comes from which sources in Dr. Caire's practice
  • how to use genetic testing to motivate patients

What we really want to do is hear from doctors who have made the transition, successfully. If you are one of those practitioners or know someone, please share your story. Write to us at support@goevomed.com

Direct download: Success20Leaves20Clues20with20Mary20Caire.mp3
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How will the XPill supercharge your practice?

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we welcome back Evolution of Medicine co-founder Gabe Hoffman and executive coach and keynote speaker, Robert Richman.

Robert is not a doctor, and what he does is not strictly medicine, but he has created something called the Xpill.  It's not a supplement or a prescription, but it seems to have incredible powers to create transformational change.  It encompasses looking at placebo response, coaching, group structures, intention setting for patients - you'll find out why this is so interesting to the future of medicine in one of the most fascinating half hours of this podcast we've ever had!  

In this podcast you will learn:

  • What role the move The Matrix played in the creation of the Xpill
  • What practitioners can learn from the power of the Xpill
  • How groups structure and accountability can amplify the healing response

Methylation Part 2: Sustainable solutions

This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we feature Naturopathic doctor and IFM faculty member, Dr. Kara Fitzgerald. This is the 2nd of two podcasts about methylation.  Dr. Fitzgerald has just written a new book on this popular topic and any practitioner looking to help their patients most effectively will want to listen.

The “dance of methylation” extends far beyond supplementing with B12 and methylated folate. Indeed, long-term outcome studies using this approach are lacking, and research suggests caution is advised with regard to imbalanced hypermethylation. However, much can be done to safely support methylation balance.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • amazing statistic about methylation and how it affects the body
  • clinical areas in which meth might be an issue
  • sensible ways to help patients deal with methylation

Methylation Part 1: Why all the hype?
This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we feature Dr. Ben Lynch, President and CEO of seekinghealth.org.  Dr. Lynch is a Naturopathic Doctor who currently researches, writes and presents worldwide on ta range of topics.  He's passionate about teaching doctors and other practitioners about disease prevention and health promotion. 

One of the buzzwords in the integrative / functional medicine space in the past few years has been methylation, so much so that whole conferences are now dedicated to it. Are you familiar with MTHFR mutations? Chances are some of your patients are. In this episode we take a dive into these new areas of medicine with Dr Lynch.
 
In this podcast you will learn
  • What is methylation and what do clinician need to know
  • What are the leverage points for helping your patients
  • How to get to the root cause of complicated health conditions
 

Physician Suicide: Do No Harm

This week we welcome back Dr. Pamela Wible.  Last year she joined us on our podcast to speak to her practice evolution from a "production line" to a "relationship medicine" practice in our Micropractice Evolution series of podcasts.  You can listen to it by clicking this link.

This week, Dr. Wible joins us to talk about the epidemic of physician suicide. She's filmed a powerful TedMed talk on the epidemic of physician suicide where she read the words of physicians on the edge of taking their own lives. As we lose more brilliant minds and healers to suicide, Dr. Wible has started a project to bring this epidemic to light. Her film called "Do No Harm" will do exactly that and she tells us more about the film and how we can support the movement.

 

In this podcast you will learn:

  • the genesis of Dr. Wible's Kickstarter "Do No Harm"
  • why physician suicide is a conversation that accelerates the evolution of medicine
  • what doctors and patients alike can learn from this huge issue

Proving Functional Medicine at the Mayo Clinic
This week on the Evolution of Medicine Podcast, we are super excited to have Dr. Daniel Kalish, founder of the Kalish Method.  He's one of the most interesting and influential people in Functional Medicine. He has been coaching doctors in systems for successful practices for almost a decade.

Dr. Kalish has just completed a study with the Mayo Clinic which looked at Functional Medicine, specifically, evaluating the Kalish Method as a means of improving health.  We're excited to share some insight on the study, what it could mean for the industry and more about the Kalish Method.

In this podcast you will hear:
 
  • Details about the Mayo Clinic study and what it means for the industry
  • Dr. Kalish's top tips for being successful in practice
  • How Dr. Kalish's training program fits into "Functional Medicine 2.0"

For more information about the Kalish Institute: goevomed.com/kalish


Update: Organize Goes to the White House
This week we bring back Jenna Arnold from Organize. A few months ago, we featured Jenna as an innovator in the organ donor industry.  She's leading the charge to solve the shortage of organ donors in the next two years by using technology to her advantage.

Last time we featured her, the Evolution of Medicine community showed support and interest that made a real difference. Thank you! We bring her back this week to share an update about Organize.  She and her team were recently at the White House to speak about their project with some important influencers from the industry.  She shares with us what she learned and what they were able to accomplish.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • updates from the White House visit
  • what to expect from Organize
  • what can we learn from this project to solve other problems

Crushing the Functional Medicine Membership Model

This week on the Evolution of Medicine podcast, we welcome back Dr. Robin Berzin.  The last time she was on the show, we featured her on the podcast New Models of Functional Medicine.  She had just opened up her membership based direct primary care Functional Medicine practice, Parsley Health, in New York.

We've brought her back because her practice is now a huge success.  She's implemented many of the things that we speak about in the 60 Day Practice Accelerator program and the Functional Forum.  James, as a member of her practice, has witnessed it firsthand.  Dr. Berzin is now opening more practices and looking for more physicians to bring on board.

If the membership model and Dr. Berzin's practice inspires you, check out the membership model course we're offering at the end of July in Salk Lake City.  It's a much more efficient way to capture the value of what you provide in Functional Medicine and it makes it much more affordable for patients.  Click here for more information.

Direct download: Membership20Update20with20Robin20Berzin.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 9:26am CDT

State of the Evolution

Twice a year, Evolution of Medicine founders Gabe Hoffman and James Maskell record a podcast called "State of the Evolution" charting the progress of the last six months and looking forward to the next. Since our last address Thanksgiving 2015, so much has happened, and we hope you enjoy the wrap up.

Some of the highlights of this episode include

  • The Functional Forum leaving New York and hitting the road, in American and now internationally
  • The incredible growth of the Functional Forum meetup groups and associated ecosystem
  • The IFM's landmark Practice Implementation survey and how it informed our strategy for achieving our company mission
  • Our 60 Day Practice Accelerator: the genesis, the first pilot program and our hope for it 
  • Highlights of the next six months including a huge launch in Washington DC on October 10th

We hope you enjoy this episode and share it with another practitioner. Thanks so much for all your ongoing support and our mission is built on your success.

 

Direct download: State20of20the20Evolution20with20Gabe20Hoffman.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Shocking The Masses into Behavior Change

The Evolution of Medicine often highlights rule breakers and change makers on the medical technology front.  It's why we feature tools

for practitioners to keep in touch with their clients or patients in between visits, particularly, to create behavior change.

This week we feature Maneesh Sethi, the CEO of Pavlok. Pavlok vibrates, beeps, and releases an electric stimulus that ranges from pleasant to aversive to "shock" you into behavior change.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • why wearing a device that shocks you is a good idea
  • Maneesh shares his experience on the television show, Shark Tank
  • how to effectively create behavior change

Evolution of Medicine News Podcast #19

This week on the news we come back to our monthly segment with John Weeks called "Charting the Convergence" where we look at news stories relevant to our community, looking at the convergence of integrative medicine with medicine itself. 

This week you will learn about:

  • The Bravewell Collaborative's Philanthropic Impact of Evolution of Medicine
  • Emerging research on the importance of diet for chronic pain
  • Oregon leading the way in returning to the therapeutic order for chronic pain

    Please send us your best news stories to news@goevomed.com and feel free to share this with colleagues. Thanks to our sponsor, MBODY360. Make sure to check out goevomed.com/MBODY360
Direct download: June_4_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Reversing Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction

Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast.  There has been a lot of discussion, recently, of the opioid issue in America and some of the new CDC guidelines. We reached out to a reformed pain specialist for his unique perspective.

This week we feature pain management specialist, Dr. Kevin Cuccaro.  He's been on a mission to understand the causes of pain and has gone from being an anesthesiologist to an integrative medicine practitioner. He shares his pain medicine journey and what he's learned along the way.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • 4 things you need to do to help patients avoid chronic pain
  • why chronic pain is a microcosm of the macrocosm
  • how to work more effectively with pain management in your practice

Anxiety, Nutrition and a Forum from Introverts

This week, we feature food mood expert, Trudy Scott. She's a certified nutritionist and on a mission to educate and empower anxious individuals worldwide about nutritional and natural solutions for anxiety, stress, and emotional eating.

She came to our recent Functional Forum in San Francisco and afterwards approached us with some great ideas about how we can make the Functional Forum more approachable for those with social anxiety.  If you've seen the forum, you know that Gabe and James are not introverted by any stretch of the imagination, so, it was great to learn from the experience of others.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • why introversion is a nutrition deficiency and not a personality type
  • how to become a better networker, speaker and practitioner by understanding the social anxiety of others
  • how to start a Functional Forum meetup and make it a great experience for introverts

Cancer vs. The Therapeutic Order
For more than a decade, Naturopathic Doctor News and Review (NDNR) has been a central education platform for the naturopathic profession, both in print and online. Back in 2011-2013, our founder, James Maskell, wrote a practice development column for the platform.
 
This week NDNR.com launched its first Online Summit on Cancer Prevention and we couldn't be more excited to partner with them. If we truly want to be successful in cancer prevention, some of the underlying foundations of Naturopathic Medicine, like the "Therapeutic Order" are a key part of an optimal plan. We welcome their founder and publisher Razi Berry for a great discussion relevant to any practitioner in integrative, functional or naturopathic medicine... or what we like to call the "kNEW medicine".
 
What you will learn in this episode you will learn:
 
- The therapeutic order and its role the future of medicine
- Cancer prevention and where our leverage is in health creation
- Highlights from the current summit
 
Make sure to check James's talk on the Summit on Saturday or purchase the recordings here: goevomed.com/cancer-summit
 

Evolution of Medicine News Podcast #18

For this week's EvoMed News Videocast we welcome a special guest, game-changing physician and best-selling author Dr. Lissa Rankin.

This week we discuss the new research that confirmed what many of us had known for a decade... Iatrogenic Disease (caused by doctors and medicine) is the third leading cause of death in America.

It was a fascinating 20-minute segment, make sure to check it out!


Please send us your best news stories to news@goevomed.com and feel free to share this with colleagues. This week's podcast is brought to you by Dr. Lissa Rankin's Whole Health Medicine Institute. To find out more about the training for doctors, go to www.goevomed.com/rankin

Direct download: May_14th_News.mp4
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 4:20pm CDT

Adverse Childhood Experiences "ACEs" and Chronic Disease

This week we feature the work of Niki Gratrix.  She's an award-winning international renowned registered nutritionist and health writer specializing in stress and optimizing energy. In 2005, she founded one of the largest mind-body clinics in the U.K where they specialize in chronic fatigue syndrome.

We connect with Nikki to speak about ACE score (Adverse Childhood Experience). It plays a significant role in health and Niki has a great track record of working with ACE scores.  She's got some interesting ideas about early life stress and trauma and how it triggers chronic disease later in life.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • how to define early life stress and trauma
  • how your childhood biography becomes your adult biology
  • what functional medicine practitioners can to do become ACE aware

Anatomy of a Calling
Ever since we saw her first TEDx talk, we have been huge fans of Dr. Lissa Rankin here at the Evolution of Medicine. Her story is such great example of the vision we have for changing medicine. She is the author of two best selling books, Mind Over Medicine and her recent "Anatomy of a Calling" where she describes the hero's journey necessary for anyone to follow their calling in life.
 
In this episode of the podcast, Dr Rankin describes her hero's journey from medical school to "psycho-spiritual" medicine and what she has learned along the way, and the story is equally inspiring for doctors looking to rediscover their passion for medicine as it is patients looking to discover health.
 
Dr Rankin's Whole Health Medicine Institute starts May 19th, if you are interested in finding out more click here
 
 
In this podcast you will learn
  • The post traumatic stress disorder Dr Rankin picked up in medical school 
  • Her journey to recovering herself from that place
  • How she has created a structure to help other physicians find and live their true calling
Direct download: Anatomy20of20a20Calling20with20Lissa20Rankin.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 1:37pm CDT

Evoldution of Medicine News Podcast #17
This week's news podcast is another in our series with special guest John Weeks, called "Charting the Convergence". 
 
This week you will learn about
 
- The 80/20 Rule in Health Insurance and What it Means for You
 
- New research from Minnesota on the Determinants of Health
 
- The Top 12 Moments in the Last 10 Years of Health Convergence
 
Please send us your best news stories to news@goevomed.com and feel free to share this with colleagues. Thanks to our sponsor, FullScript. Find out more about their best-in-category e-prescribe tool at www.goevomed.com/fullscript
 
John Weeks is a chronicler, speaker, change agent and executive with three decades in leadership of the movement for integrative health. He works at the convergence of that historic trend with the medical industry’s recent engagement with creating health. John has consulted and presented with multiple major health care organizations – among these the NIH, WHO, AHA, AAMC, IOM, and APHA – and numerous other academic and professional organizations. He helped found key collaborations in the field including the Integrative Health Policy Consortium and the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health. John’s writing appears regularly at the Huffington Post, Integrative Practitioner, Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, the Integrator Blog, and elsewhere. He speaks regularly on the movement's evolution, core challenges and opportunities. He attended Stanford for 3 years, studying history. Four institutions have granted John honorary doctoral degrees. Seattle-based, Weeks feels particularly lucky to have worked 6 of the past 15 years from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Puerto Rico with his spouse and their two children.
 
Direct download: April_30th_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Future of Patient Compliance: Part 13: HRV Patient Engagement
Welcome back to the final podcast in this series on "The Future of Patient Compliance" where we have been documenting the technologies and strategies fueling the empowerment revolution.
 
Whereas most of the technologies have focused on either training systems or practice based technologies, this week we introduce our first consumer product. Having polled our community, we asked what are the technologies you use to empower the patient between visits. The answer was HeartMath.
 
HeartMath has been used by over 5 million people and is recommended by 25,000 health professionals around the world. Evolution of Medicine co-founder Gabe Hoffman used it successfully in his NYC practice for years.
 
In this episode we interview Dr. Tim Culbert a developmental and behavioral pediatrician from Minnesota who has been using the technology with great success for more than a decade. 
 
In this podcast you will learn
  •  Why Dr Culbert brought HeartMath into his practice and the results
  • The power of Heart Rate Variability to measure good health
  • Clinical and practical best practices for getting the best results with HeartMath

Future of Patient Compliance: Part 12: Doctor Compliance
 
 
Welcome back to our popular podcast series entitled "The Future of Patient Compliance" where we document the journey from compliance to empowerment as medicine shifts from a patriarchal model that was a good fit for acute disease, to more of a nurturing, community model that is more suited to chronic disease.
 
One of our first sponsors on the Functional Forum was Freedom Practice Coaching, who have bemuse the biggest company in the industry for helping doctors transition to a more suitable model for chronic disease care. We have shared some of their best strategies on previous podcasts, but this week we talk about a different area of compliance.... doctor compliance.
 
How compliant are you with what you need to do to improve your practice? If you are asking patients to change behavior or make investments into their health, how do you comply with your own areas of weakness?
 
In this podcast we speak with Deborah Matthew, MD a physician leader from North Carolina who speaks openly about what it really took to build a successful practice model, from being just busy to building a profitable, efficient practice.
 
In this podcast you will learn
  • Why a busy practice isn't always a successful practice
  • What it took for this doctor to get out of her own way
  • The key strategies Dr. Matthew took from FPC to take her to success
Freedom Practice Coaching is excited to announce they have a new weekend program to teach practitioners their lead flow and packaging system and have them leave with a 90 day plan to implement. The Functional Forum and Evolution of Medicine community can sign up at vastly discounted rates until the end of April.
 
Find out more here
 

Evolution of Medicine News Podcast #15

Welcome to our news podcast for April 16th 2016.

Each week we look at the stories that are important to the integrative medicine community.

In this week's episode we cover:

- New review shows healthcare will cost $18tn per year by 2040
- 3-D printed ovaries and what it could mean for fertility
- Conflict of interests to be shown prominently on PubMed
- Sean Parker gives $250 to solve cancer through cooperation

Thanks to our sponsor, MBODY360​. Find out more about their adherence and plan delivery app at www.goevomed.com/MBODY.

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

Direct download: April_16th_News.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Future of Patient Compliance: Part 11: Delivering Plans
 
We have been thrilled at the feedback from our community from our "Future of Patient Compliance" series, where we have started the conversation about how we can shift the conversation on "compliance" to "empowerment" and see how technology can best help us to scale and automate that transition.
 
More than any other podcast in this series, we are thrilled to bring this interview to you. One of the main reasons for this is that the Functional Forum had a role in bringing this technology into the world. One of our goals at the Forum was to bring together technologists and Functional Medicine doctors to see how those collisions could lead to solutions for our community.
 
If you have been following the Forum you know about MBODY360, an app that creates a new level of engagement between patient and practitioner. In this episode you will hear from Kari Thorstensen, the creator of the app, and Dr. Vincent Pedre, Functional Medicine physician and digital innovator.
 
In this podcast we discuss
  • How Kari came to create the underlying technology for MBODY360
  • How MBODY360 tracks actively and passively to create real connection
  • Why MBODY360 has become a key tool in Dr Pedre's practice

Evolution of Medicine News Podcast #14
Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine News Videocast for April 9th 2016
 
This week we bring in a special guest news curator, Dr. David Ludwig, and we bring you the most compelling articles from his Facebook page and his Medium blog. Dr Ludwig is an Endocrinologist and Researcher at Harvard and Boston Children's Hospital, and #1 NYT Best Selling Author of "Always Hungry"
 
Top stories this week
 
- CDC Announces Declining Life Expectancy in the USA for the first time
- 3000+ Person Study Shows Full Fat Dairy Reduces Type 2 Diabetes
- Price on Insulin Tripes from 2002 - 2013 and Implications
- Endocrine Society Reports Bisphenol S (BPS) as Toxic as BPA
 
Please keep your favorite news stories coming to us, send them to news@goevomed.com
 
Thanks so much to our sponsors "The Uber for Phlebotomists" who are radically improving the efficiency of Functional Medicine. Sign up now at www.goevomed.com/IGGBO
Direct download: April_9th_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Future of Patient Compliance: Part 10: Healthwave to Fullscript
Future of Patient Compliance: Part 10: Healthwave to Fullscript
 
If you have been following our work for the last year, you know we have been big supporters of Healthwave. As a technology platform that makes it easy to prescribe professional grade supplements with no overhead requirements and a best in category user experience, we see it as a key tool in the development of a low overhead, high value practice model.
 
When we started this "Future of Patient Compliance" series, marrying the shift from compliance to empowerment with the technological tools to accelerate it, Kyle Braatz, the CEO of Healthwave was our first guest on the first episode. A year later, Healthwave has undergone a transformation to Fullscript.com. As we find out in this podcast, this is more than a branding change, this represents a massive upgrade in their service, not only adding full online and offline integration of inventory, but not the availability of all product lines on the platform, making it truly brand agnostic.
 
In this podcast you will learn
  • Why an e-prescribe platform is a key part of any integrative micro practice
  • What was the reason for Healthwave to shift to Fullscript
  • Some of the exciting new adherence features of the new service

Evolution of Medicine News Podcast #13
Welcome to our video newscast for April 2nd 2016.

In this week's episode we cover 
 
- Opioid Induced Constipation and its relevance to our community
- A new technology to tell you exactly whats in your food
- The AAP recommends that breast feeding should not be referred to as 'natural' 
 
Please send us your best news stories to news@goevomed.com and feel free to share this with colleagues.
 
Thanks to our sponsor, MBODY360. Find out more about their adherence and plan delivery app at www.goevomed.com/MBODY.
 
Direct download: April20220News.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Future of Patient Compliance: Part 9: Solving Organ Donation

We are thrilled to welcome back our most popular podcast series "The Future of Patient Compliance" where we talk to technologists helping to solve problems in medicine, specifically those charting the shift from "compliance" to empowerment.

This week we feature a real mover and shaker, Jenna Arnold, co-founder of ORGANize.org, a technology start up aiming to solve the complex problem of organ donation forever in 4 years. As audacious as it sounds they have made amazing progress in the last to years and are under a month away from a major White House policy announcement.

Register here: http://organize.org/

What you will learn in this podcast:

  • Why organ donation is such a seemingly complex problem
  • How ORGANize is solving the problem and how you can  help
  • Lessons for practitioners on how to inspire your patients WHY

Evolution of Medicine News Podcast #12

In this week's episode we announce a new regular segment for the news. The last Saturday of each month we will do a new spin on the news called "Charting the Convergence", discussing specifically how the practitioner community is converging to make maximum impact in medicine. Choosing the stories and joining us each month will be John Weeks, journalist, campaigner and chronicler of the movement for more than three decades.

This week you will learn about

- The CDC's recent communication on opioid abuse

- How DCs, NDs and L.Acs responded to the news

- The important role of pain care in the convergence

Please send us your best news stories to news@goevomed.com and feel free to share this with colleagues. Thanks to our sponsor, Healthwave. Find out more about their functional nutrition education at www.goevomed.com/healthwave

John Weeks is a chronicler, speaker, change agent and executive with three decades in leadership of the movement for integrative health. He works at the convergence of that historic trend with the medical industry’s recent engagement with creating health. John has consulted and presented with multiple major health care organizations – among these the NIH, WHO, AHA, AAMC, IOM, and APHA – and numerous other academic and professional organizations. He helped found key collaborations in the field including the Integrative Health Policy Consortium and the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health. John’s writing appears regularly at the Huffington Post, Integrative Practitioner, Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, the Integrator Blog, and elsewhere. He speaks regularly on the movement's evolution, core challenges and opportunities. He attended Stanford for 3 years, studying history. Four institutions have granted John honorary doctoral degrees. Seattle-based, Weeks feels particularly lucky to have worked 6 of the past 15 years from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Puerto Rico with his spouse and their two children. 

 
Direct download: March202620News28129.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Leaders of The kNEW School: Collaboration vs Competition
Welcome back to the Leaders of the kNEW School podcast series where we speak with female leaders in medicine who are bringing their feminine qualities into healthcare.

This week, I speak with my friend, JJ Virgin.  She is a celebrity nutritionist and NY Times best selling author.  She, also, organizes The Mindshare Summit where she brings health entrepreneurs together into one room to brainstorm ideas to make everyone's ventures more successful. In this podcast, she speaks to the importance of collaboration versus competition and how healthcare providers can start collaborating and leave the competition model behind.

What you will learn in this podcast:
 
  • JJ's motto for development of collaboration over competition
  • What is the Health Mafia?
  • Which event will James be speaking at in August?

Evolution of Medicine Newscast #11
This was our best news ever... 
 
Welcome to our video newscast for March 19th 2016.


In this week's episode we cover

 

- "Spring Forward" - what are the health ramifications

- Meditation and exercise - synergistic tools for depression

- Dr. Kelly Brogan hits #1 in various categories with no media

 

We welcome your thoughts and feedback! Please send us your best news stories to news@goevomed.com and feel free to share this with colleague.

 

Thanks to our sponsor, Liberty Direct. Find out more about the first affordable alternative to health insurance go to www.goevomed.com/liberty

Direct download: March2019th20News.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Leaders of The kNEW School: Hormones and Complexity
Each week on the Leaders of the kNEW School series, we are speak to female physicians who are changing the conversation with medicine and building us towards a medical system that is much more effective at treating chronic disease.

Today we feature Dr. Stephanie Daniel and we speak about thyroid and hormonal health.  We'll also be featuring Dr. Daniel at the next Functional Forum on April 4th in San Francisco. You can find more out more about her work on her website at functionalmedicineSF.com

What you will learn in this podcast:
  • thyroid and hormonal health and it's complexity
  • the role of evolutionary biology
  • how intuition plays a role in her practice

Evolution of Medicine Newscast #10
Welcome to our newscast for March 12th 2016.

In this week's episode we cover 
 
- How a bears hibernation is driven by its microbiome
- Dr. David Katz makes fun of the modern medical headline
- Donald Trump's 7 Point Healthcare Plan
 
Please send us your best news stories to news@goevomed.com and feel free to share this with colleagues 
 
Thanks to our sponsor, MBODY360. Find out more about their functional nutrition education at www.goevomed.com/MBODY.
Direct download: March_12th_News2.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Leaders of the kNEW School: The Power of Listening

Our new podcast series focused on leading female physicians bringing feminine qualities to medicine continues this weekend with Dr. Tami Meraglia. "Dr Tami MD" rose to fame last year with her best selling book "The Hormone Secret" and lectures across the world on hormones, health and even bio-hacking.

What many practitioners don't know is that Dr Tami has been a keen proponent of integrative and functional medicine for many years and has built a thriving membership practice in the Seattle area. In this episode we not only looked at what she feels is the key skill to being a great doctor, listening, but also why she started a membership practice and how that practice model provides a more matriarchal framework for patient engagement.

What you will learn in this podcast:

  • The key skills practitioners have to learn to be great listeners
  • The best types of questions to ask for real engagement
  • How technology empowers her membership practice

Leader of the kNEW School: Intergenerational Inattention
We continue this exciting series "Leaders of the kNEW School" with a fresh new face for our content. Dr Tasneem Bathia (Dr Taz) is becoming an increasingly visible figure in the integrative medicine space, teaching about all aspects of modern practice to physicians across the country, as well as many TV appearances.
 
Her practice is focused on families, women and their children, and this gives her an interesting viewpoint of the heart of medicine. We cover some of the most innovative areas of kNEW medicine, including intergenerational epigenetics, the power of attention with tips for delivering higher quality care. 
 
In this episode we cover:
 
What is the heart of medicine?
The intergenerational legacy of inattention
How to bring kNEW medicine to institutions

Evolution fo Medicine Newscast #9
Welcome to our video newscast for February 26th 2016.
 
In this week's episode we cover 
 
9 Steps to End Era of 'Complex Incentives' and 'Excessive Measurement' in Health Care
- The Cleveland Clinic doubles it's Functional Medicine Center
- Bernie vs Hillary on Integrative Healthcare
 
Please send us your best news stories to news@goevomed.com and feel free to share this with colleagues Thanks to our sponsor, MBODY360. Find out more about their functional nutrition education at www.goevomed.com/MBODY.
Direct download: Feb_27_News.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Leaders of the kNEW School: Community and Leadership in Action
 
It is always a great feeling when serendipity makes its way into the programming of the Evolution of Medicine. This "Leaders of the kNEW School" series had been planned for a while with the topics of female leadership, community and empowerment planned into the narrative.
 
Last Friday, we had the opportunity to connect with three female doctors who have been taking our structure for creating community to the next level with the vastly accelerated growth of their Orange County, CA Functional Forum meetup. Dr. Sunny Raleigh, Dr. Kelly McCann and Dr. Carrie Ganek have grown their meetup to over 100 participants and now have serious sponsors, expanding interest and we thought it would make the perfect story for this podcast series of community and leadership in action.
 
More than anything we hope this podcast inspires YOU to start a community of health providers in your area, wherever in the world you find yourself.
 
In this podcast you will learn
  • The intrinsic need for community and connection and how this meetup came to be
  • How these three doctors worked together to grow their community locally
  • Next level community: Sponsors, momentum and vulnerability

Evolution of Medicine Newcast #8

Welcome to our video newscast for February 20th 2016. In this week's episode we cover:

-3-D Printed pills - Is this the future of supplements?
-T-Cell cancer breakthrough - 94% remission from new therapy
-Zika Virus update - What should we all think about it?

Thanks to our sponsor, Healthwave. Find out more about their new point of sale platform at www.goevomed.com/healthwave


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

Direct download: Feb202020News.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Leaders of the kNEW School: Intuition and Community
With such great feedback on our new podcast series, we are thrilled to welcome back Dr. Aviva Romm, who was a speaker on our first Evolution of Medicine Summit in 2014. Unlike previous "Leaders of the kNEW School" like Dr. Kelly Brogan and Dr. Mimi Guarneri, Dr Romm started not as a doctor, but as a midwife and herbalist, eventually doing her medical training at Yale.
 
In this podcast we talk about this transition, what she has learned along the way and talk about two massive topics in the shift from patriarchal medicine to a more feminine medicine: intuition and community. Dr Romm's unique perspective is a breath of fresh air for all health professionals.
 
In this episode you will learn.
 
- What Dr. Romm learned in her journey from herbalism to medicine
- The important role of intuition in her clinical practice
- The role of community and matriarchy in the new medical paradigm

Evolution of Medicine Newscast #7
Welcome to our video newscast for February 13th 2016.

In this week's episode we cover

- Microcephaly - how to pronounce it, and is it caused by Zika or an insecticide?
- How does music affect the health of your patients?
- Implantable technologies and the future of biohacking

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

Thanks to our sponsor, MBODY360. Find out more about their functional nutrition education at www.goevomed.com/MBODY
 
Direct download: Feb201320News.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Leaders of the kNEW School: Female Leadership
Leaders of the kNEW School: Female Leadership
 
After the incredible response from our community to our first episode of this new podcast series with Kelly Brogan, MD we are thrilled to welcome, for the second episode, a giant of the Integrative Medicine space.
 
Dr. Mimi Guarneri is an internationally recognized leader of the movement, acting as President of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine and is quadruple board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear medicine and holistic medicine.
 
In this podcast we track Dr. Guarneri's journey from interventional cardiologist to leading integrative physician and what she has learned along the way in the context of the conversation of kNEW medicine.
 
In this podcast you will learn
 
- What lead to Dr Guarneri's change of practice almost 25 years ago
- The prominent role of female educators in the integrative space
- The role of intuition in medicine and it's relevance to complexity

Evolution of Medicine Newscast #6
 
Welcome back to our weekly video newscast. This week we welcome a special guest to join us for the news, the long time industry leader, activist and journalist John Weeks.

In this week's episode we cover

- The scary implications of the new depression guidelines
- Dr David Katz' angry response to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines

- What Obama's $1.1bn ask for opioid addiction was missing

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

Thanks to our sponsor, IGGBO. Find out more about how the "Uber for Phlebotomists" could help your practice at www.goevomed.com/IGGBO

Phlebotomists" could help your practice at www.goevomed.com/IGGBO

Direct download: Feb20620News.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Leaders of the kNEW School: Feminine Medicine
Evolution of Medicine is thrilled to announce a new series of podcasts for February and March 2016 called "Leaders of the kNEW School". Over the last two years, through our Functional Forum, our two Summits and our podcast we have featured a heroic tribe of (mostly) young, passionate doctors leading medicine towards the new paradigm.
 
When we took a step back to examine what the common features of this new paradigm were, two things became very clear. 
 
Firstly, through our second Summit "Healthcare from Scratch", it became clear that the current system and this new paradigm look remarkably different. Whilst the Western medical model is primarily patriarchal in nature (use of force, domination of disease, deterministic and mechanical) the common characteristics of this new paradigm (empowerment, community, nurture, intuition) are decidedly more feminine in nature. 
 
Secondly, there is much value in the new paradigm in knowledge and understanding. How much more effective would medicine be if you..
  • kNEW you were capable of reversing your chronic disease?
  • kNEW your genetic weaknesses and strengths?
  • kNEW the predictive antibodies in your system and what that meant?
  • kNEW other people in your community with the same disease?
  • kNEW yourself so well you didn't need a doctor?
These two understandings underpin this new podcast series. We have chosen an exciting group of female physicians leading the charge towards a new paradigm in medicine. Over the coming weeks you will hear from industry leaders like Dr. Mimi Guarnieri, Dr. Aviva Romm and many more. For our first episode we speak to holistic psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogan, author of upcoming book "A Mind of Your Own" and fan favorite on our Summits and Forums.
 
On this podcast you will learn
  • Why the paradigm shift in medicine is towards feminine medicine
  • How we predict and reverse disease before they manifest
  • The powerful role of intuition in cases of complexity

At the December 2015 Functional Forum, Holistic Nutrition Lab's Andrea Nakayama referred to 2016 as 'The Year of Empathy'. It seemed to elicit a great response from the audience and so we asked her back in the studio to expand on her thoughts.

We have been a big fan of Andrea's work for a year now, one of the major reasons being that she has created a completely scalable education program to help an unlimited number of health professionals reach mastery in the field of Functional Nutrition. It is one thing to be able to deliver great care, but to reverse engineer the process so others can follow in her footsteps consistently.

What you will learn in this podcast:
  • Why empathy is having a comeback in medicine
  • Andrea's 8 Part Framework for delivering empathy in a clinical setting
  • The role of intuition in medicine and how to develop it

Andrea made one of her video trainings available free for all listeners and you can access the video training here: www.goevomed.com/empathy

Direct download: James20Maskell_Andrea20Nakayama.mp3
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Evolution of Medicine Newscast #5
Welcome to our fifth video newscast for January 23rd 2016.

In this week's episode we cover

- Why BPS is the new BPA and what that says about marketing and plastic
- How Flint, Michigan's water became an international news story on toxicity
- The absurdity of the official emails released regarding Flint

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

Thanks to our sponsor, Holistic Nutrition Lab. Find out more about their functional nutrition education at www.goevomed.com/HNL
Direct download: Jan202320News.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Social Genomics: The Science of Community

Last August, our Functional Forum came from the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Annual International Conference in Austin TX. Of all the amazing speakers, we chose to highlight the talk of George Slavich, PhD, a researcher from UCLA’s Stress Lab.

Check out the highlights from his talk here.

His field: Social Genomics: A new area of science that looks at the correlative and causative factors behind social stress, and their effects on gene expression. The answers they are uncovering are fascinating, as are the questions those answers lead us to.

This is a must listen for any health professional passionate about ‘root cause resolution’ and opens up a new paradigm in diagnosis and treatment of chronic disease. UCLA has also developed "STRAIN", an "X-Ray for Stress" that allows you to compare patients stress objectively. Check it out here.

 
 What you will learn in this podcast:
  • What is social genomics and what are they measuring?
  • Why the brain and the immune system are so intimately linked?
  • Social isolation vs. diet, exercise and smoking.. what’s worst?
Direct download: Social20Genomics20with20George20Slavich.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

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

In this week's episode we cover:

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

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

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

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

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

What you will learn in this podcast:

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

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

Direct download: The20Paleovedic20Diet20Akil20Palanisamy.mp3
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Evolution of Medicine Newcast #3

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

   
In this week's episode we cover:

  

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

  

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

  

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

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

What you will learn in this podcast:

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

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

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

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

Evolution of Medicine Video Newscast #1
This is the first episode of our new weekly newscast. Each week we wrap up the news making the rounds that are relevant to the modern integrative practitioner. This week we look at:
 
- American Medical Association and pharmaceutical ads
- The level of lead in the water in Flint, Michigan
- Most cancer isn't down to luck
- Lettuce is worse for the environment than bacon
- Martin Shkreli gets arrested for fraud
 
Please send your favorite news stories to news@goevomed.com.
 
Thanks to Healthwave for sponsoring. Open a free account today at www.goevomed.com/healthwave
 
 
Direct download: Dec_18_News.mp3
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#8 Best Of 2015- The Micropractice Evolution: Ideal Medical Care

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

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

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

In this podcast you will learn

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

Click the link below to visit her website!

Learn More!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REGISTER HERE

In this podcast you will learn

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

#6 Best Of 2015 - The Future of Patient Compliance: Part 1

Here at the Evolution of Medicine our goal is to help to create structures that are capable of dealing with the modern epidemics of lifestyle driven chronic disease. Central to this shift is a movement from a patriarchal "Doctor Centric" model to more of an empowerment "Patient Centric" model. How can we create structures and systems that accelerate this movement? That is the purpose of this podcast series.

If you have been following our work for a while, you know that our co-founder, Gabriel Hoffman, is passionate about this topic, and has spoken on it at the Functional Forum, Evolution of Medicine Summit and more. Gabe has been a health coach for 10 years and in this series we marry the power of coaching to inspire behavior change with the power of technologies to scale and systemize these empowerment structures.

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Each week our two co-founders, Gabe Hoffman and James Maskell, will lead a discussion on this crucial topic with CEOs of some of the most technologies tools that we have seen to accelerate the Evolution of Medicine. For our first podcast, we feature Healthwave CEO Kyle Braatz.

In this podcast you will learn

  • Gabe's simple three step strategy to engage patients into their process
  • The abysmal adherence of the current model for supplement prescribing
  • How Healthwave makes it easy for patients to be "compliant"
  • The different stages of building practices and how Healthwave empowers that growth

To find out more about Healthwave, please follow this link!

Learn More!

Direct download: The_Future_of_Compliance_-_Part_1_with_Kyle_Braatz.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

#5 Best Of 2015- IHPC Part 1: How Integrative Medicine Won

At the very first Functional Forum in February 2014, the first thing that Founder and Host James Maskell gave the rallying cry ‘we need to start acting like we are winning, and stop acting like we are losing’. This simple concept gave the Forum the momentum and energy it needed to become the world’s largest integrative medicine conference.

 

One of our favorite talks at the AIHM Annual Conference in San Diego this year was cut from the same cloth. John Weeks, with a career spanning over two decades supporting this emerging field, gave an incredible talk called “Connective Tissue: How Integrative Medicine Won” giving a 50 year history of the integrative medicine movement and sharing the people, strategies and timelines that moved integrative medicine to mainstream acceptance.

 

This is must listen material for every integrative medicine professional, not only cataloging the past but also energizing the future of the movement, in a way that is 100% congruent with the mission and goals of the Evolution of Medicine.

 

What you will learn in this podcast 

  • How and why the movement was born  in the sixties
  • The three major eras of development from 1980 to today
  • Why the health professional of the future will be a change agent

#4 Best Of 2015- BBC PrimeTime: "Doctor in the House"

If you have been following the Functional Forum and Evolution of Medicine, you have seen more and more of Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. He was interviewed in both our August and September Functional Forums, and was the keynote speaker for our Evolution of Medicine Summit launch in September. We have referred to him as a game changer in medicine, but without the ability to exactly share why or how he is going to change the game.

Well, we are excited to finally break the news! Dr Chatterjee will make his prime time TV debut on BBC1 (in the UK) tonight, Thursday, November 19th, as the star of a new show "Doctor in the House". Over the next three episodes, Dr Chatterjee will show 5m+ viewers the full power of lifestyle and functional medicine, reversing complex, chronic cases in just four weeks.

Hear the back story of how he got picked for the show, what it was like to do and the impact that this will have on medicine in a critical time for the NHS and all health systems trying to find sustainable solutions for chronic disease.

What you will learn in this podcast:

  • The crazy story of how James and Rangan first met
  • How he beat out 900 doctors to become the star of the show
  • A behind the scenes look into a TV show that will change the world.

You can follow Dr. Chatterjee on Facebook and Twitter

Learn More


#3 Best Of 2015- The Future of Patient Compliance: Part 3

Here at the Evolution of Medicine our goal is to help to create structures that are capable of dealing with the modern epidemics of lifestyle driven chronic disease. Central to this shift is a movement from a patriarchal "Doctor Centric" model to more of an empowerment "Patient Centric" model. How can we create structures and systems that accelerate this movement? That is the purpose of this podcast series.

In our first episode in the series we spoke to Healthwave CEO Kyle Braatz and in the second episode we spoke to Freedom Practice Coaching CEO Matt Lowman, two companies whose technologies can drive and systematize effortless patient empowerment. In this episode we bring in Holistic Nutrition Lab Founder and CEO Andrea Nakayama, a technology that trains practitioners in the art and science of Functional Nutrition. Her ideas on empowerment really resonated with everything Gabe and I have seen in the field and so we are excited to add her to this series.

In this podcast you will learn

  • Why the 'therapeutic partnership' is the fundamental foundation of patient empowerment
  • How stories and metaphors help it make it easy for patients to understand the "Why" of your protocol
  • The best questions to use early in the intake form to get to root cause and empower patients
  • How Andrea's work comes together with Matt and Kyle's technologies work to form a powerful force

To find out more about Holistic Nutrition Lab, and to claim their free e-book on Functional Nutrition please follow this link!

Learn More!


#2 Best Of 2015- Bread Head: An Alzheimer's Story

Episode #22

Max Lugavere is on a very personal mission to change the way millennials think about Alzheimer's prevention. His upcoming film, "Bread Head" looks at the new science on how diet can affect your chance of developing this terrible disease. So far, he has interviewed an amazing array of innovators in this field, and you can help him co-create the rest!

Max just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the rest of this important movie. Unless we make a radical change and can prevent this disease, it looks set to bankrupt every industrialized nation, mainly because it takes 2-3 care givers for every patient.

Please visit his Kickstarter page and help this vision become a reality! This was one of our best podcasts so far.

Max Lugavere

What you will learn from this podcast

  • Why Alzheimer's prevention is a personal passion for Max
  • The emerging science of prevention and what it means for you
  • How you can play a part in co-creating this movie with Max
Direct download: Bread_Head_-_An_Alzheimers_Story_with_Max_Lugavere.mp3
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#1 Best Of 2015- The Micropractice Evolution: Corporate Wellness

​This might be the most powerful podcast we have ever recorded​. We hear from Functional Medicine Dr. Ben Edwards from Lubbock, Texas along with his employer, Doug Allen. Not only does Dr. Edwards have a powerful story about his journey to Functional Medicine, but his current employer Doug Allen's incredible story of how he has added value to his employees by engaging them with various forms of integrative medicine, from chiropractic to nutrition to a full blown Functional Medicine clinic in his factory.​

In this podcast you will learn

  • Dr. Edwards and Doug's incredible story and it's potential to change medicine
  • The impact on productivity and work site accidents of engaging workers in proactive medicine
  • The impact on all the stakeholders of innovating in corporate wellness

Click the link below to visit his website!​

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IHPC Part 2: Activating Through CoverMyCare.Org

Last week on the podcast we shared the epic history that took integrative medicine from quackery to the future of chronic disease management. One of the major recent victories, among many achieved by the Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC), was the non-discrimination clause (Section 2706) in the Affordable Care Act that should have opened integrative medicine to the masses through their insurance.

We say ‘should have’ as the insurance companies have generally been out of compliance with that directive. The IHPC has come up with a plan (and a website) to fight this, called CoverMyCare.org, with the goal of forcing insurance companies to be compliant with the ACA.

We welcome to the podcast IHPC Executive Director Alyssa Worstel and board member Susan Haeger as they share the success of the IHPC in getting the wording into the ACA, and how our new brand of health professionals, as transformative community leaders, can work together to enforce compliance with this law and take integrative medicine to it’s rightful place in medicine, primary care.

What you will learn in this podcast:

  • How the IHPC came to being and how it supports its 400k license integrative health professionals
  • What the Section 2706 non discrimination provision of ACA should have done
  • How you can get involved to help force insurance companies into compliance

The State of the Evolution: Thanksgiving Episode

Throughout the year our two co-Founders, James Maskell and Gabe Hoffman, take the opportunity to share with our community, the “State of the Evolution” address on our Evolution of Medicine Podcast, that gives a run down of the last few months and some of the plans for the months ahead.

 

Even by our standards, this last 6 months has been incredibly busy, including, but not limited to

 

  • Three Functional Forums in collaboration with the Institute for Functional Medicine
  • The second “Evolution of Medicine Summit” including the 7 Hour Practice Hack-A-Thon
  • The launch of the first affordable alternative to health insurance, Liberty Direct
  • The Evolution of Medicine Film Festival
  • The launch of the first airborne probiotic cleaning system, Airbiotics

 

In this episode we discuss all of these events, and more, and share our appreciation for our team, our community and give some hints as to our intentions and goals for the year ahead.

 

Listen in to hear all of the above and more, including some funny stories and key emerging characters in the Evolution of Medicine

 

What you will learn from this podcast:

 

  • The impact of the IFM collaboration on our business and outlook
  • The hilarious back story of the hack-a-thon translocation
  • Our recommendation for the best holiday gift of 2015

 

Direct download: State20of20the20Evolution20-20Thanksgiving20Special.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Complexity In Medicine

One of the basics premises in Functional Medicine is systems biology. This helps providers and patients to look at the body for what it is: a complex, interconnected system. But complex medicine doesn't have to be complicated, and we are excited to feature speakers who make it easy for doctors to understand this transition from reductionism to complexity.

Dr. Bill Sutherland is a fascinating Canadian doctor whose book "Grand Rounds: Healing Wisdom for a Complex World" caught our attention at the Evolution of Medicine. In this podcast he shares with us his incredible journey from jazz to medicine, through family, martial arts, world travel and depression.

What you will learn in this podcast:

  • Why we have to treat complex things in a complex way
  • Different ways to address complex situations from ADD to Cancer
  • The greater context of the role of the physician in creating health

Learn More

Direct download: Complexity_in_Medicine_with_Dr_William_Sutherland.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 3:52pm CDT

The Future of Patient Compliance: Episode 7

Over 70% of medical decisions start with a blood draw, and that makes it arguably the most important factor for the future of precision medicine. But how efficient is lab testing? Especially the use of specialty labs?

Throughout this series, we are looking at health technologies that have the potential to massively increase the efficiency of functional, integrative, and precision medicine. 

In this episode we interview Dr. Shaiv Kapadia, a practicing cardiologist and Chief Medical Officer of IGGBO, which has been described as the 'Uber for Phlebotomists'. With one in three blood draws never completed, this technology is helping solve a huge bottleneck in healthcare.

What you will learn in this podcast:

  • Why 1/3 of blood draws aren't completed and what problems this leads to for their health
  • How IGGBO democratizes access to patient for specialized lab tests
  • Why improving the 'compliance' of blood draws is a key factor in driving behavior change

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The Future of Patient Compliance: Part 8

Every practitioner doing integrative, functional, holistic or naturopathic medicine (what we like to call "Root Cause Resolution") make some sort of dietary recommendations for their client as diet is a major cause of chronic disease and a modifiable part of health.

Unlike taking supplements of drugs, food habits go beyond "remembering to take things" but include organization, time management, shopping habits and more. Some providers are using health coaches, but there are emerging technologies that can scale the potential impact of providers at even lower cost.

Enter BodySite and their CEO John Cummings, a technology to empower patients with diet and lifestyle changes between office visits.

What you will learn in this podcast

  • Why behavior change is tougher for food than lifestyle or supplements
  • How to create more touch points for patients between visits
  • The way BodySite scales this process to deliver massive efficiency gains

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Direct download: Moises_Velasquez-Manhoff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32pm CDT

The Future of Patient Compliance: Part 6

Throughout this series we have been looking at a new paradigm of patient compliance, one focused on empowering patients towards their best heath. Technologies are arriving that not only create scale, but also reduce overhead.

One of the biggest truths right now is that the demand for Functional Medicine is out stripping the supply and there are many patients that are not within 25 miles of an effective provider.

Telemedicine is a technology that is changing g the game for Functional practices making it easier for them to serve patients, business and groups. In this podcast we hear from Andy O'Hara, CEO of Chiron telemedicine, and look at the role telemedicine can play in scaling functional medicine.

What you will learn

  • The most important value proposition of telemedicine
  • What doctors doing phone follow ups are missing out on
  • How the right telemedicine platform can help you create a great user experience with low overhead

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The Future of Patient Compliance: Part 5

Earlier in the year we created a series of four podcast document on the key transitions that we see are needed in the paradigm shift medicine is undergoing to get on top of chronic disease.

One of these key transitions is the shift from compliance, a patriarchal concept where the patient plays a passive role in their health, to empowerment, where the patient is an active participant.

Catalyzing this shift are technologies that help to automate and scale the way in which we engage and empower patients. In this first part of the second half of this series we speak to Dr. Priya Kamani and MD turned technologist who is equally passionate about this paradigm shift and has designed a technology to visualize and automate key parts of the functional medicine intake process.

In this podcast you will learn

  • The "4 Key Factors to Empowerment" Dr Kamani learned from her previous company
  • How LivingMatrix radically increases patient engagement and adherence
  • How LivingMatrix can form the backbone of a system to track outcomes and prove Functional Medicine

To find out more please book a demo

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Direct download: The_Future_of_Patient_Compliance_with_Priya_Kamani.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 5:31pm CDT

The Politics of the Evolution of Medicine

To warm up for next week's Evolution of Medicine Summit, this week on the podcast we connect with Alliance for Natural Health's Executive Director Gretchen DuBeau.

Those people in the USA that choose to live a healthy lifestyle, working actively to prevent and / or reverse chronic disease can sometimes take for granted the freedom to do so. We only have to look at Europe to see that this is not a given, and fortunately we have organizations like ANH working on our behalf to preserve our freedom of health choice.

In order to bring about the changes we would like to see in medicine, freedom of choice is a bedrock, but we need to continue to work together on retaining those freedoms.

In this podcast you will learn

  • What the Alliance For Natural Health is doing every day to maintain our health freedoms
  • The attacks on our health freedoms and where they come from
  • How we can work together with organizations like ANH to bring about real change to medicine

Evolution of Pediatrics

As we look forward to the 2015 Evolution of Medicine Summit, we are excited to bring you some of the best presentations from 2014 to whet your appetite.

Dr. Lawrence Palevsky is a board certified pediatrician in NY and has been on the forefront of educating both parents and practitioners about holistic pediatrics. Given that we are in the midst of the most rapid rise in chronic pediatric illness in human history, this couldn't be more timely.

Please enjoy the wisdom of one of our favorite educators as he takes you though the state of play in pediatrics and how we can evolve our understanding of the causes of chronic pediatric illness to prevent and recover children.

In this episode you will learn

  • Why pediatrics is so slow to evolve
  • The common causes of chronic pediatric illness
  • Best strategies to maintain and regain the health of a sick child

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Evolution of Medicine Film Festival

One of our major goals at the Evolution of Medicine and the Functional Forum is to help you build a strong community of engaged, healthy patients around your integrative practice. Back in 2013 I wrote an article for NDNR sharing a cutting edge marketing strategy used by Dr. Jeffrey Gladd to get 60 new patients in one night.

Since then, a number of practices have recreated the success of Dr. Gladd, using the power of movies to move prospective patients into their practice. It is only becoming easier and easier to pull off these events, due to technologies like Tugg that make it easy to schedule and market a movie screening.

Later this fall, we hope to inspire 500 practitioners and meetup groups to do a film screening during the same week and create a remarkable moment in this movement. Do you want to be one of those?

The movie we are recommending is "Escape Fire", as it is the film Dr. Gladd used and has been the most consistent movie for converting new patients. In this week's podcast we interview Jillian Burne, one of our most consistent attendees of our NYC Forum, about her experience doing a movie screening this Summer. Although she used a different film, the lessons she learned are invaluable to anyone looking to replicate this system.

Watch this space for the specific week we will be announcing the festival!

Learn More!

Direct download: Movie_Night.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 2:17pm CDT

The Micropractice Evolution: Telemedicine

One of the biggest reasons why micropractices can be the future of primary care is that the need for physical office space is rapidly reducing due to the rise of telemedicine. With more and more insurance companies and doctors seeing the value of this approach, how do you know what are the best technologies to help you develop your telemedicine practice?

Once again, we defer to micropractice innovator and technologist Chris Kresser. Not only is he a sought after educator on the clinical side of Functional Medicine, but Chris is also an early adopter to telemedicine and technology. In this podcast he talks about his clinics evolution from Skype to more robust platforms and discusses the practicalities of practicing telemedicine.

In this podcast you will learn

  • Why telelmedicine is such a great fit for Functional Medicine
  • Chris' evolution from Skype to Zoom to Chiron
  • What to look for in a telemedicine provider

We are adding Chiron to the list of technologies we think empower a successful functional medicine practice. For more information click the link below to visit his website!

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The Micropractice Evolution: Functional on Insurance

Once we started talking about integrative micropractices on the Functional Forum, we started to hear from all sorts of doctors who had built their own practices, innovating on the model. Dr. Evan Hirsch is one doctor, who build his practice in Washington State mainly on insurance, which is pretty tough to do. Dr. Hirsch has since added some cash services but his practices may hold some key parts of a successful practice model for those doctors not looking to go all cash.

In this podcast you will learn

  • Dr. Hirsch's story of building a successful practice (via a micropractice model)
  • The codes that Dr Hirsch uses to bill his time and services with insurance
  • Revenue streams he has added to build out the model beyond insurance

Click the link below to visit his website!

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The Micropractice Evolution: H.O.M.E.

In May 2014, one of our favorite physicians Dr. Jeffrey Gladd came onto the Functional Forum to share his thoughts on what we were then calling "Integrative Medicine 2.0". Dr. Gladd has built a successful practice in rural Indiana. How could doctors use technology to deliver better integrative medicine?

One weekend before that talk, Dr. Gladd had a 'moment of clarity' and his talk on the Functional Forum started with Integrative Medicine 2.0, but ended with his vision for H.O.M.E. (Heirloom Organic Micropractices focused on Empowerment) You can see the video of his talk below.

During the talk, Dr. Gladd asked what medicine would look like if there was an integrative micropractice for every farmers market in America? That question sat very deeply with us at the Forum and lead to our vision for changing healthcare. 

100,000 integrative medical practices focused on root cause resolution and community health.

Since we shared that vision, many other doctors have got in touch to share their innovative micropractice model, leading to this podcast series. In this first episode we hear from Dr. Gladd from his talk from the 2014 Evolution of Medicine Summit, that was recorded that same weekend.

In this podcast you will learn

  • What doctors are afraid of and how to move past fear and build your dream practice
  • The H.O.M.E. model and how it can empower change
  • Dr. Gladd's other awesome innovations that have empowered great health

MindBody ToolKit

Dr. Kim D'Eramo is one of the most passionate doctors we have come across at the Evolution of Medicine. She is on a mission to change medicine by giving all doctors access to tools to combat the modern epidemics of chronic disease.

One of the major driving forces of all chronic diseases is chronic stress, and in her book, the MindBody Tool Kit she teaches patients and physicians ten of the most effective techniques for engaging the power of mind body medicine.

Enjoy the podcast, and pleas let us know your thoughts and feedback!

Click the link below to visit her website!

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Direct download: Mind-Body_ToolKit_with_Kim_DEramo.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 8:40pm CDT

Painful Story Turned 180 Degrees

In this podcast we hear the remarkable story of Thumper Thornton, a patient turned practitioner whose life is a perfect example of the ripple effects of Functional Medicine and recovery.

Most practitioners of integrative or Functional medicine have a unique story to tell that sent them down this path, sometimes it is personal, sometime it is a family member, but Thumper's story transcends those in a really fascinating way. Do you resonate with the message?

What you will learn

  • What drives new solutions in healthcare to meet unmet needs
  • Thumper's story and his road to recovery and what he now does to help others
  • The #1 skill needed in medicine, that has been lost, and now recovered through Functional Medicine

Click the link below to visit his website!

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Post IFM Recap: Inflection Point

After our last trip to Texas in October, we recorded a recap of everything that had happened in September, including the Evolution of Medicine Summit, and various other big events.

May 2015 was another massive month, with another trip to Texas and a lot more exciting things to share!

What you will learn from this podcast include

  • Our personal experience from the FPC and IFM Conferences
  • Who are the best dancers in the IFM Community (Gossip Section!)
  • What the relationship with IFM sets up for our mission and vision
Direct download: Post_IFM_Recap_-_Inflection_Point.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 10:05am CDT