Evolution of Medicine Podcast
Zoobiquity: What can we learn from vets?

Dr. Richard Palmquist is on the top holistic veterinarians in the country, not only building a significant t practice in Los Angeles, CA but also leading areas of research and academia.

We recorded this podcast back in April in LA, and he gave me a book called 'Zoobiquity' by Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz. This book is incredible, showing the massive value of collaboration between doctors and vets.

In this podcast we look at this exact topic, looking at the value that can be added to doctors, vet and most importantly their patients by learning from each other.

This is exactly the reason why we have initiated the Functional Forum meetups (link to functionalforum.com/meetup) to create the space and community where practitioners can learn from each other.

What you will learn from the podcast

  • what doctors can learn from vets to improve patient care
  • what shopping supermarket isles can tell us about what people want
  • the differences between treating and healing, and implications for root cause resolution

To find out more about his book, please follow this link!

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The Future of Patient Compliance: Part 4

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 the third episode Andrea Nakayama, Founder of Holistic Nutrition Lab gave us her insights to the heart of an effective coaching framework.

We could not finish this series without hearing from Mette Dyhrberg of Mymee, as we are massive fans of her technology and patient empowerment is core focus of it.

In this podcast you will learn

  • How Mymee empowers a new level of relationship with all your patients and clients
  • Why a food diary is outdated in the real time world, especially when it comes to coaching change
  • How to maximize patient empowerment and speed new referrals from a technology
  • What Batman and Superman have to do with the Evolution of Medicine

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

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The Future of Patient Compliance: Part 2

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 who shared some amazing statistics about "adherence" and how their technology can support that work. In this second episode we talk to Freedom Practice Coaching CEO Matt Lowman, a company designed to help any doctor or health professional build a successful functional medicine practice. Some of the systems they teach in their coaching program have a massive impact on "compliance" and empowerment, and it made so much sense to feature Matt as part of this series.

In this podcast you will learn

  • The powerful very personal story that fired up Matt about patients needing to 'have skin in the game'
  • Why front-loading costs on the first appointment is a big barrier to entry (and what to do about it!)
  • Why selling patients on every appointment wears on the psyche of the practitioner
  • How to set up your packages to incentivize the healthiest patient behaviors

To find out more about Freedom Practice Coaching, please follow this link!

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Direct download: The_Future_of_Compliance_-_Part_2_with_Matt_Lowman.mp3
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Vitamin D, Calcium and Root Cause Resolution

This week's podcast we bring in a nutrition rebel, Dr. Garrett Smith, to talk about some of his work in clinical nutrition. Dr. Smith is a Naturopathic physician practicing in Arizona with an interesting guiding principle.

"There is only one guiding principle in the philosophy of my practice. Many know it as the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” While this can be expanded in many ways, in my judgment everything eventually returns to this one concept. If I were the patient, I would want to be fully informed of all of my options, be educated as to why certain treatment approaches are preferable in my situation, understand fully what is being asked of me, and if necessary directed towards places and people where I can obtain necessary items and services for my recovery. My ultimate goal is to help patients get better and stay that way, regardless of treatment modality. That is what I would want, that is what I do my best to provide for my patients.”

In this podcast you will learn

  • The intricate relationship between Vitamin D and other essential nutrients
  • How hair mineral analysis guides his practice
  • Other clinical pearls in the goal of root cause resolution
Direct download: Vitamin_D.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 2:30pm CDT

Active Tracking for Behavior Change

We first came across Mette and her app Mymee in 2012 at Heal Thy Practice Conference in Long Beach, and we have been following it ever since. Mette is a regular at the Functional Forum in NYC and we are excited to bring you all her active tracking app to you. The concept is "Data Driven Coaching" and we couldn't be more excited about it.

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Mymee is unique in that it is the only active tracking app that is designed for use between a patient and practitioner. Imagine instead of recommending your patients a food diary and then waiting 30 days to see if they filled it out, you could see what your patients were eating, whether they were being compliant with their supplements in real time? That is the promise of Mymee and we think it is going to be a game changer. If you want to try out the technology, please visit her website.

This is part two of "tracking week", make sure to check out "Passive Tracking from the Front Lines: Oil Riggers."

In this podcast you will learn

  • Why active tracking is best for empowering behavior change How this would best work in a Functional Medicine practice The implications of this data (or lack of data) for your practice model

Passive Tracking from the Front Lines: Oil Riggers

Welcome to a podcast that is so powerful, it might cause your head to explode with excitement! We welcome onto the podcast Tyler Lafleur and Blake Bourque, two Louisianians on the cutting edge of the interaction between digital health and functional medicine. Blake is the CEO of Trinity Health, and Tyler is a nurse, Functional Medicine practitioner and President of Belle Diagnostics, and whats more they are offering an opportunity to work with your practice!

Blake and Tyler have a remarkable story to tell, one that shows that even the most unhealthy lifestyles can be empowered to change with the latest in digital technology. Blake and Tyler work with oil riggers, those well paid, strong men than run oil rigs. The are know for being very unhealthy, smoking and eating junk food. They are also so valuable to their employers that they are amongst the first people in the world to have 24 hour remote tracking of their vital signs. The good news is, as this technology gets cheaper and more widely available (think AppleWatch) that this could be a huge driver of behavior change.

This is part of our our two part series on tracking, please also see our podcast on Active Tracking with Mette Dhyrberg.

On this extremely enlightening and encouraging podcast we learned

  • Why their companies got involved in wireless diagnostics
  • The behavioral changes that arise from tracking unhealthy people
  • The incredible implication for Functional Medicine

Sustainable Micropractices: Canadian Edition

Dr. Christina Bjorndal is a Naturopathic Doctor from Canada, and her passion and expertise covers two of the areas we are most excited about at the Evolution of Medicine... the microbiome and building a successful micropractice. Her website is www.naturalterrain.com, and you can see more about her work as a clinician and advocate for Naturopathic medicine.

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Dr. Bjorndal shared her experience from building a successful practice in Canada, which offers some unique challenges compared to the American market. Lots of value for any provider looking to create a sustainable practice model. Enjoy!

In this podcast you will learn

  • What type of marketing practitioners should focus on initially
  • How do manage expectations in building your practice
  • The benefits (and core strategies) to developing collaborative relationships in your community

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Direct download: Sustainable_Micropractices_-_Canadian_Edition.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

Structure Leads to Function

Dr. Laura Brayton has been one of the most consistent supporters of the Functional Forum since even before its inception. Back in 2012, when we started doing practitioner meetups in NYC, Dr. Brayton has always showed up and added value to her colleagues. As a Chiropractor and Nutritionist, she has built a hugely successful practice in Hoboken, NJ serving the entire family, focused on mothers and children.

Her passion for serving this community has recently taken her work to a whole new level with an upcoming book and podcast called "Well Adjusted Mama" which we are already a huge fan of. In this episode we talk "Structure Leads To Function" one of the tenets of Functional Medicine and also of the Chiropractic profession. Dr. Brayton matches a wealth of clinical knowledge to a history of building a very successful local practice, with tons of value for anyone taking time to listen!

In this podcast you will learn

  • Why structure and function are so 'aligned'
  • Why DCs are uniquely positioned to deliver Functional Medicine
  • How Dr. Brayton has developed a supportive peer group and community around her practice
Direct download: Structure_Leads_to_Function_with_Laura_Brayton.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

Mold and BioToxin Illness

Functional Forum appearance on the Lyme Disease Panel. Dr. Dashore was originally trained in pediatric neurology in India, before coming to the USA. She has trained in Lyme with some of the leaders in the field of chronic Lyme, like Dr. Charles Ray Jones, Dr. Richie Shoemaker, and Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt.

You can see her appearance on the Lyme Disease panel here:

Dr. Dashore, having spoken at some of the biggest Lyme conferences, has now turned some of her attention to an equally formidable foe, mold. This is a huge problem all over the world, but particularly in the Northeast of the United States, where we have the combination of lots of precipitation and old wooden houses. In this podcast, we go deep into how this issues, and look at solutions for it, both medical and clerical.

In this podcast you will learn

  • The new data on the scourge of mold on chronic disease
  • The common symptoms associated with mold toxicity
  • Best testing, protocols and tips for adding mold strategies to your practice
Direct download: Mold_and_BioToxin_Illness_with_Jodie_Dashore.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 10:41am CDT

Healthy Gut

Colon Hydrotherapy: Valuable to your Clinic?

This week we are excited to hear from two doctors who have been on the cutting edge of integrative medicine for a combined 80+ years. This is "Colon Hydrotherapy Week" and we look at both the science (both recent and ancient!) behind colon hydrotherapy, but also the practical value of adding this modality into your practice.

First off, Dr. Stephen Holt, who literally wrote the book. Initially trained as an Internal Medicine doctor and Gastoentorologist, Dr. Holt was also doing research on the gut microbiome decades before the Human Microbiome Project came out. He wrote the "Definitive Guide to Colon Hydrotherapy" in 2013 and is a passionate advocate for its ongoing use in optimal patient care.

What you will learn

  • The effect of Colon Hydrotherapy on the GI system, especially the microbiome
  • The drug category that took Colon Hydrotherapy out of fashion (and the Merck Manual)
  • Best practices for getting the most out of colon hydrotherapy

We also feature experienced Naturopath and Chiropractor Dr. Russell Kolbo, who has been practicing Colon Hydrotherapy for 44+ years in his clinic in Washington State. We had a very broad discussion on the value of this modality in a modern practice. We discuss the emerging understanding of the microbiome and how the naturopathic community was way ahead of the curve when it comes to understanding its role in regulation of health.

We also talked about some of the practical aspects of running Colon Hydrotherapy in your practice. You can find out more about Dr. Kolbo's practice and work at his website

This podcasts series was supported by the International Association of Colon Hydrotherapists.

Direct download: Healthy_Gut_with_Dr._Stephen_Holt.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 12:28pm CDT

Colon Hydrotherapy Demystified

Colon Hydrotherapy: Valuable to your Clinic?

This week we are excited to hear from two doctors who have been on the cutting edge of integrative medicine for a combined 80+ years. This is "Colon Hydrotherapy Week" and we look at both the science (both recent and ancient!) behind colon hydrotherapy, but also the practical value of adding this modality into your practice.

First off, Dr Stephen Holt, who literally wrote the book. Initially trained as an Internal Medicine doctor and Gastoentorologist, Dr Holt was also doing research on the gut microbiome decades before the Human Microbiome Project came out. He wrote the "Definitive Guide to Colon Hydrotherapy" in 2013 and is a passionate advocate for its ongoing use in optimal patient care.

What you will learn

  • The effect of Colon Hydrotherapy on the GI system, especially the microbiome
  • The drug category that took Colon Hydrotherapy out of fashion (and the Merck Manual)
  • Best practices for getting the most out of colon hydrotherapy

We also feature experienced Naturopath and Chiropractor Dr. Russell Kolbo, who has been practicing Colon Hydrotherapy for 44+ years in his clinic in Washington State. We had a very broad discussion on the value of this modality in a modern practice. We discuss the emerging understanding of the microbiome and how the naturopathic community was way ahead of the curve when it comes to understanding its role in regulation of health.

We also talked about some of the practical aspects of running Colon Hydrotherapy in your practice. You can find out more about Dr. Kolbo's practice and work at his website

This podcasts series was supported by the International Association of Colon Hydrotherapists.

Direct download: Colon_Hydrotherapy_Demystified_with_Russell_Kolbo.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 12:26pm CDT

Competition vs Collaboration Medicine?

We are really excited to welcome back our most popular podcast and Functional Forum guest Matt Lowman from Freedom Practice Coaching, along with co-founder Gabe Hoffman. We answer a question that comes up all the time for doctors doing integrative medicine... who is the competition?

The answers we gave we probably not what you are expecting. The potential for collaboration to build community health is huge, but we have to get over some long held beliefs to take advantage of it. Like my friend JJ Virgin says 'The Rising Tide Floats All Boats."

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In this podcast you will hear some of the practical advantages of working with other likeminded physicians (like reduce the costs of acquiring new patients) and learn about the benefits to starting a Functional Forum local meetup.

Three things you will learn from this podcast

  • Who is your real competition? The doctor down the street?
  • How do you build a collaborative community in your area
  • Why vulnerability with other providers leads to better results

Auto-Brewery Syndrome

This month at the Functional Forum we are focused on germs of all varieties, particularly the new science that is shifting our perspective on how we relate to our those 'critters' that live on, in and around us all the time. One fascinating example of symptoms that occur when this balance is off is "auto-brewery syndrome".

This syndrome refers to cases where the patient seems intoxicated (and can even fail a breathalyzer) without drinking any alcohol, as the alcohol is being made internally. Although extreme cases are not that common, there is growing evidence that the underlying issues affect many more people in a range of ways.

This week on the podcast, we are joined by Dr. Anup Kanodia, from Ohio. Not only is he one of the leading experts in this condition, but also through the lens of functional medicine he has developed successful protocols for reversing and treating this complex issue.

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In this podcast you will learn

  • The typical causes of auto-brewery syndrome and how to look for it in your patients
  • Dr. Kanodia's holistic protocol for reversing and treating it using functional medicine
  • What auto-brewery syndrome teaches us about the microbiome and more
Direct download: Auto-Brewery_Syndrome_with_Anup_Kanodia.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 9:28am CDT

5 Steps to Avoid Back Surgery

Healing Backs Without Surgery

Once upon a time Dr. David Hanscom was a back surgeon in the Pacific Northwest, cranking our surgeries like all of his colleagues. But in what is becoming more and more of a common story, a change in his own health made him think twice about his profession. That lead him to write his speciality-changing book "Back in Control: A Spine Surgeon's Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain".

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In this podcast you can hear the amazing story, plus the 5 Step process that Dr. Hanscom has created to help anyone get our of chronic pain. It is a truly holistic approach, accessing the mind/body and emotional components of this debilitating condition.

Three things you will learn from this podcast

  • Dr. Hanscom's realization about back surgery and placebo
  • The 5-Step Process that Dr. Hanscom uses to reverse back symptoms
  • How you can replicate his protocol in your practice with ease
Direct download: 5_Steps_to_Avoid_Back_Surgery_with_David_Hanscom.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

New Models in Functional Medicine

Episode #23

New Model Week: Functional Medicine

Back in September, Dr. Robin Berzin was a keynote speaker at our EvoMed Summit kickoff event at ABC Home. In that event she dared to mention the elephant in the room for Functional Medicine. As a new doctor with student loans, she can't afford to see herself.

In that talk, that you can see here, she shared the solution to this problem was to "harness the digital technologies that are in our pockets that expand our reach and offer functional medicine services to the public at affordable prices".

Fast tracks a few months later, Dr. Berzin has her own new practice, Parsley Health, where she will be putting this into practice and setting a new model for functional medicine to be delivered at scale.

In this podcast you will learn

  • How digital technology can help make Functional Medicine affordable
  • The tools Dr. Berzin will be using in her new practice
  • How different providers can create a remarkable patient experience
Direct download: New_Models_in_Functional_Medicine_with_Robin_Berzin.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

New Models of Naturopathic Medicine

Episode #24

New Model Week: Naturopathic Medicine

Whilst at Naturopathic Medical School, Dr. Sara DeFrancesco realized there weren't many options for NDs emerging from school. Either become an employee on salary (making little impact on her student loan debt) or take a position working for another doctor and lose a large percentage of her earnings disappear. Was there another way?

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So, Dr. DeFrancesco created a new path and a new practice, called Thriving Force Natural Medicine. She has learned from a diverse groups of organizations, not only other providers with more business savvy, but also some of our work at the Evolution of Medicine. We are excited to feature young doctors looking to break the mold and attract the top graduates into integrative medicine.

On this podcast you will learn

  • The systemic problems of business training for doctors
  • The top things that Dr. DeFrancesco has learned along the way
  • Empowering news for those looking to follow in her footsteps

Direct download: EoM_Podcast_with_Fiona_and_Sarah.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 3:47pm CDT

Creating a Thinking Environment

Dr. Donna Embree has been practicing a Naturopathic Doctor since the mid 1990s, before that she was a childhood educator. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Embree has taught doctors and other practitioners in holistic, bioenergetic and integrative medicine. One area of her teaching that is unique surround best practices in the patient / practitioner relationship.

As our medical model evolves to treat chronic and autoimmune diseases, getting patient 'compliance' and engagement is key. There are many strategies that are being used, but none are as effective as creating a "Thinking Environment", which comes from Nancy Kline's book "Time to Think". These strategies can also be used very effectively for creating great communication in your staff team.

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What you will learn from this podcast:

  • Why a "Thinking Environment" is crucial for optimal communication
  • Why a thinking patient is a 'compliant' patient
  • Ways to use this for better team communication
Direct download: Creating_a_Thinking_Environment_with_Donna_Embree.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 3:24pm CDT

The Evolution of Sex Therapy

One of our favorite regulars at the Functional Forum in NYC is TheSexMD, psychiatrist Dr. Madeleine Castellanos. Her new book Wanting to Want gets into some of the most interesting areas of medical evolution that reflect her unique practice, like functional medicine and mind/body medicine.

As the link between sexual health and overall health becomes more and more clear, having skills and capacity to help with these issues is important for any truly holistic medical practice. Last week’s podcasts on vulnerability are very relevant in this area as well. Will you be trusted enough for your patients to open up in this area?

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What you will learn:

  • Why the mind / body connection is key to evolution of sexual health
  • Our new understanding of placebo and how to maximize it
  • Physical factors that influence optimal sexual health

Disrupting Therapy: Vulnerability at Scale

Back in June, my room mate at MindBodyGreen's Revitalize conference was "The Angry Therapist", John Kim. He is a licensed family therapist and has such an interesting story and mission, and is on a mission to disrupt therapy as we know it using a combination of technology and community.

Check out his great talk from Revitalize, definitely the funniest talk of the weekend!

What you will learn

  • Why technology has the potential to disrupt therapy as we currently know it
  • How John's vulnerability on his blog launched his brand (and what we can all learn)
  • The important role of exercise in optimal mental health and how to inspire it in patients

Radical Vulnerability: Developing Trust

Episode #18

Dr. Leana Wen is on a mission to change medicine. That road can be a little bumpy, especially when you ask physicians to change the way they practice. If her book, 'When Doctors Don't Listen' caused a stir among her colleagues, her ideas about physician openness opened the door to outrageous online abuse. Check out her amazing talk from TEDMED 2014!

This week on the Functional Forum we are talking about vulnerability in medicine. In this podcast Dr Wen argues, and we 100% agree, that physicians need to learn to be vulnerable with patients as it is in the only, and quickest, way to develop trust with patients. In the infectious disease model, this was not a necessary skill, but as medicine evolves to treat the causes of modern epidemics, this is an idea whose time has come.

What you will learn

  • How the physician community reacted to her calls for more transparency
  • 3 strategies for developing trust quickly with patients
  • What Functional Medicine can learn about selling supplements with integrity

Everest Learning Academy

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

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

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

What you will learn

  • The Everest Learning Academy and its important role in helping children in Nepal
  • Dr Tel-Oren's unique journey to Functional Medicine via vaccine reaction
  • The important role of sulfur in detoxification and a unique source that helps kids
Direct download: 17-Everest_Learning_Academy_with_Dr._Adiel_Tel-Oren.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

Solving the Sleep Epidemic

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

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

What you will learn

  • The real costs of sleep deprivation to society
  • Why all health providers really need to get great sleep
  • The details of this new app and how to get involved
Direct download: 16-Solving_the_Sleep_Epidemic_with_Rachel_Salas.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

Hidden Genetic Switches

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

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

What you will learn

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

Marketing vs Lead Flow

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

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

What you will learn

  • Why integrative doctors have a moral obligation to market heavily
  • Why marketing to a niche is crucial in connecting
  • How to pre-educate patients to set yourself up for success
Direct download: 15-Marketing_vs_Lead_Flow_with_Matt_Lowman.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

Employees Suck; Team Members are Great

Episode #13

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

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

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

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Endobiogeny - Advanced Systems Biology

Episode #12

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

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

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

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Two Major Hurdles in Private Practice

Episode #11

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

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

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

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Direct download: 11-Two_Major_Hurdles_in_Private_Practice.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

Health Evolution or Revolution?

Episode #10

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

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

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Direct download: 10-Health_Revolution_or_Evolution_.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

Bio Intelligent Medicine

Episode #9

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

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

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

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Direct download: 9-Bio_Intelligent_Medicine_with_Eden_Fromberg.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

From Doctor to Entrepreneur

Episode #8

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

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

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30 Years of Toxin Advocacy

Episode #7

Our understanding of how toxins affect our health is growing rapidly and moving onto a national stage, with incredible organizations like Environmental Working Group (EWG) leading the charge. During our September Functional Forum we had an environmental medicine panel with Dr. Frank Lipman and Heather White, Executive Director of EWG.

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However, 30 years ago, there was nothing of the sort. Debra Lynn Dadd was the first person to talk about household toxins and illness, and has since written a number of books and has her own radio show. In this podcast we celebrate the 30 year anniversary of her first book, published in 1984. Debra has been a great supporter of our for a couple of years and we are very excited to share her groundbreaking work with our tribe. In this podcast you will learn:

  • What it was like talking about these issues 30 years ago
  • Debra's own journey from her own health to being a consumer advocate
  • Her current work and how we can all get involved

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ACAM - Intelligent Immunity

Episode #6

The America College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) has been on the cutting edge of medical education for almost 40 years. Their 2012 conference we attended was excellent, with a focus on the new microbiome research, which in the last two years has become the most exciting areas of medicine. This is where you get ahead of the curve.

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The 2014 Conference looks like a watershed moment in medical education, with a conference aptly named 'Intelligent Immunity: Opportunity for Regulation in the New Era'. The new science on mucosal immunity signals a turning point in our understanding of the immune system and where the leverage is in maintaining health. When you add in the multiple revelations of fraud at the CDC and vaccine manufacturers, the timing is crucial for a conference such as this. On this week's podcast we speak to ACAM conference coordinator Dr. Dana Cohen, who is also a regular guest at the Functional Forum in New York. In this podcast we discuss:

  • Why ACAM decided to focus on this topic
  • Why vaccination policy must be featured at medical events
  • The most exciting presentations of the event

For more information about ACAM and their upcoming Conference, held in Las Vegas, November 14-16th please click here.

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Direct download: ACAM_-_Intelligent_Immunity_with_Dana_Cohen.mp3
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Don't Call It a Recap!

Episode #5

It has been an incredible month for the Evolution of Medicine team. Our summit wrapped on September 15th and we have been busily working on the October Forum and a whole lot of exciting stuff that you will see very soon.

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Gabe Hoffman is the co-founder of the Functional Forum. Hopefully you have seen seen his talk "Empowerment is the New Compliance" on the summit or at the Forum.

After our recent trip to San Antonio and Austin, we thought we would take a moment to catch our breath and look back on an amazing month. Hope you enjoy this format, we would love your feedback, good bad or ugly!

In this podcast you will learn:

  • The inside scoop on what its like to put on a summit
  • James's feelings on the EvoMed Summit and where we go from here\
  • What went down in Texas and what it means for you
Direct download: 5-EoM_Podcast_with_Gabe_Hoffman.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

11 Days of Global Unity

Episode #4

This year James had the great honor of being a speaker in the Shift Network's 'Summer of Peace' speaker series, specifically the 11 Days of Global Unity, which ran September 11-21st 2014, culminating with the 400,000 person climate March in NYC. Some of the other speakers included Desmond Tutu, Eckhart Tolle, Daniel Ellsberg, Amy Goodman and more.

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James was chosen to speak on September 15th as part of the health segment alongside Dr. Deepak Chopra, whose comments were so enlightening we had to put the segment on our podcast. The interviewer is Rick Ulfik, from We.Net.

In this podcast you will learn

  • Why 'we' and 'they' are constructs of the mind and not reality
  • The new science showing our interconnectedness
  • Why activism needs to be seen in a new way to be truly healing
Direct download: 4-11_Days_of_Global_Unity.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

National Kale Day

Episode #3

Did you know? October 1st is National Kale Day! #KaleDay2014 is the brainchild of NYC Psychiatrist Dr. Drew Ramsey, who also happens to be one of the funniest and best looking doctors on the planet. He is author of a couple of kale related books, including '50 Shades of Kale'! Thousands of people have downloaded the 2014 #KaleHero Toolkit and you get get it here.

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In just his second year, this amazing event will be serving 300,000 kale salads to every child in the NYC school system as well as many other amazing accomplishments! We are super excited to have Dr. Ramsey as a panelist on our next Functional Forum on October 6th, the 'Evolution of Brain Health.' Click here to register for tickets or the live stream!

In this podcast you will learn:

  • The valuable lessons that kale teaches us about nutrient density
  • Why all physicians, including psychiatrists, should be prescribing kale
  • The benefits of getting your whole practice team fired up about #KaleDay2014
Direct download: 3-National_Kale_Day.mp3
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Flip the Script on Fear

Episode #2

If you listened to the Evolution of Medicine Summit, you know the empowerment was one of the core fundamentals of the evolving medical paradigm. Empowering patients and empowering medical professionals to share responsibility and drive a mutually respectful relationship.

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In this episode, game-changing psychotherapist, author and coach Terri Cole talks empowerment, fear and so much more! Terri has an amazing TEDx talk and her upcoming training "How to Flip the Script on Fear and Become Unstoppable" looks to raise the bar for empowerment training.

In this podcast we cover:

  • Why doctors unwittingly slip into the role of surrogate parent
  • Why guilt and shame cannot be tactics of evolved medicine
  • How to flip the script on fear and say hello to true freedom
Direct download: 2-Flip_the_Script_on_Fear.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

Technology in Holistic Medicine

Episode #1

For our first ever podcast, we are excited to welcome someone who is the personification of the Evolution of Medicine. Dr. Andrew Brandeis is a licensed naturopathic doctor, who worked in an innovative interdisciplinary practice in San Francisco before starting SharePractice, a new app for physicians. Touting 'Experienced Based Medicine', this app allows doctors to 'consult the collective experience'.

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In this podcast we cover:

  • Why standard of care needs to be socialized and democratized
  • How Sharepractice taps the collective experience of physicians for best optimal protocols
  • How technology and holistic medicine can solve medicine's biggest problems
Direct download: 1-Technology_in_Holistic_Medicine.mp3
Category:health, alternative health -- posted at: 11:00am CDT