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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
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32:40Approximately one quarter (25%) of the United States population has non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Patients with this reversible condition have accumulated fat in their liver cells. Over time, this creates inflammation and if left unaddressed, will eventually lead to permanent scarring or cirrhosis of the liver. The condition is highly associated with metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance, and it is projected to become the leading cause of liver transplantation by 2030. Our guest on this episode of the podcast is Elizabeth Boham, MD. She is trained as both a medical doctor and nutritionist, teaches with the IFM and is the Medical Director for the UltraWellness Center. She joins James to share: • Which symptoms and test results are red flags for NAFLD • That toxins and alcohol significantly impact liver health and metabolic syndrome • How lifestyle and nutrition strategies will help patients with the condition • Resources and approaches that will help your patients with cardiometabolic disease • And much more!
Nitric Oxide: The Key to Heart Health
35:24Nathan S. Bryan, PhD is an academic and entrepreneur who has focused his career on the study of nitric oxide for nearly 25 years. He joins the podcast to contribute to the Evolution of Medicine’s current focus on cardiovascular and endothelial health. Nitric oxide production is foundational to overall health. Unfortunately, many contemporary environmental and lifestyle factors reduce or prevent nitric oxide production in the body. Suboptimal nitric oxide production is a factor in insulin resistance, cardiovascular issues, erectile dysfunction, long COVID and other post-viral syndromes, chronic fatigue, cognitive disorders, and more. Tune into this episode to learn about the many lifestyle and environmental factors that can impede or support the production of this important molecule. Some may even surprise you! Listen to the episode to learn more about: Nitric oxide’s role in cardiovascular, immune and nervous system function The gold standards for measuring functional nitric oxide production James’ and Dr. Bryan’s views on the public health response during the COVID era Using nitric oxide to heal inflammation caused by excess spike protein The risks of using some commercially available products that claim to boost nitric oxide Also, check out Dr. Bryan’s educational website, which includes a blog, videos and more: https://drnathansbryan.com/
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Success Leaves Clues: Virtual Practice & Groups
33:17Dr. Patricia Restrepo is a Practice Accelerator alumna who joins the podcast to share her experience growing two businesses with the help of the Accelerator program. After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at 14 years old, Dr. Restrepo pursued an education and career that allowed her to research natural solutions for weight management and diabetes. She was able to reverse her own diabetes, and now helps patients with similar diagnoses. Both of her businesses, one in Miami and the other in Mexico, help patients manage weight loss and diabetes. Dr. Restrepo used what she learned in the Practice Accelerator program to establish a business model that allows her to allocate time according to her personal lifestyle goals: 20% of her time is spent in clinic with patients (including groups), 40% is spent on remote consultations, and 40% is spent on her own continuing education and developing medical education for her patient community. Listen to this full episode from the Success Leaves Clues Series to learn about: · The key elements that allowed her businesses to run efficiently · How the Practice Accelerator program helped her build a patient database · The importance of recording patient education videos · The aspects of the business can best be delegated · And much more! To explore what the Practice Accelerator program has to offer, consider registering for the free 90-Minute Private Practice Sprint at goevomed.com/sprint.
Reintroducing the Practice Accelerator
38:03Yaa Boakye, CPT, RDN from the Practice Accelerator team joins James on this special episode to announce an upcoming resource that will help practitioners develop their businesses: the 90-Minute Private Practice Sprint. During this free webinar on February 17 at 8 p.m. PST/11 p.m. EST, James and Yaa will share practical, actionable, no-fluff guidelines to help practitioners set goals to grow their practices. Register for the Sprint here: https://goevomed.com/sprint With her experience in marketing, personal training, nutrition and coaching healthcare providers, Yaa guides practitioners to develop the business side of their practices with efficiency and focus. As she explains in this podcast episode, building a successful practice requires knowledge of multiple domains, including understanding your target patient, having solid marketing strategies, utilizing technology systems to streamline day-to-day operations, and understanding how to successfully deliver patient education to maximize clinical results. However, without the right tools in place, healthcare providers may attract the wrong patients and adopt ineffective practices that consume their limited time and resources. The 90-Minute Private Practice Sprint was designed to help practitioners avoid these problems and streamline their business development strategy. Listen to the episode to learn more about: Why it’s important to market your practice online and offline How to overcome unhelpful patterns that hold back your business development How the 90-Minute Private Practice Sprint can help you avoid common pitfalls and accelerate your practice growth The many other benefits and free resources you’ll receive when you join us live for the 90-Minute Private Practice Sprint
Prescribing Mushrooms: What You Need to Know
37:48Dr. Tom Guilliams, a longtime friend of the podcast, returns to share his experience researching and foraging for mushrooms. Dr. Guilliams also speaks about the difficulties of accurately identifying mushrooms due to inconsistent documentation and characterization across scientific resources. These inconsistencies present significant challenges for manufacturers developing medicinal mushroom products since the extracts and powders may not be reliably labeled. Therefore, manufacturers must be diligent in verifying the mushrooms they purchase. There may also be unintended differences between mushrooms grown commercially versus those foraged from their natural setting. Practitioners and patients should be aware that many marketing claims around consumer-facing mushroom products are likely unsubstantiated. This episode honors this year’s theme of connection and builds upon what we recently learned from Dr. Zach Bush, who spoke about the role that environmental networks play in human health. Mushrooms are a literal example of biologic networks. Root-like networks of fungi and mushrooms, called mycelia, facilitate communication and allocate resources between plants within ecosystems. Check out the full conversation to learn more about: The benefits of dietary versus supplemental mushrooms The components of mushrooms and their medicinal applications The immune-modulating qualities of medicinal mushrooms The potential benefits of mushrooms for autoimmune patients And much more!
The Critical Nature of Reconnection
59:53This is the first podcast episode of the 2023 year of connection. How can we employ connection to advance the functional and lifestyle medicine movement? One answer is that we must continue to leverage group care and community networks to support reconnection in the post-COVID era, improve patient outcomes and increase the awareness and accessibility of our movement. Our guest on this episode is an innovator and thought leader on health creation and chronic disease reversal. Zach Bush, MD teaches about the intersections between the environment and the individual by identifying the themes that connect diverse systems, such as microbiologic processes and macroeconomics. To him, the original human wound is a false belief that we are not all connected—to ourselves, nature and everyone around us. To be healthy—physically and mentally—is to be connected. In this episode, Dr. Bush and James explore the many repercussions of disconnection, from autoimmune disease to war, while also covering how connection can transform and heal. The full episode will bring you more insights about: The negative effects of cellular disconnection, and what environmental or lifestyle factors trigger that dysfunction How a scarcity mentality leads to fear, guilt, shame and economic disparity Empowering perspectives that help people heal Flaws in peer-reviewed, evidence-based medicine Quorum sensing and Dr. Bush’s new organization, The Institute for Natural Law and Governance The Journey of Intrinsic Health: https://journeyofintrinsichealth.com/ Institute of Natural Law and Governance: https://www.naturallawandgov.org/ FARMER’S FOOTPRINT: http://www.farmersfootprint.us/ https://www.facebook.com/farmersfootprint https://www.instagram.com/farmersfootprint/
The Year of Growth in Review
43:43In this final episode of 2022, James reviews key topics from the year of growth and provides a sneak peek of what is to come in 2023, the year of connection. The Evolution of Medicine community has experienced impressive growth and witnessed significant shifts in 2022. We learned about deprescribing to help patients escape the polypharmacy public health disaster. We have applied functional medicine principles to help patients who experience long COVID and other post-viral syndromes. Increasingly, we are also seeing signs that the mainstream is moving in our direction, and we must position ourselves to be ready when more patients come our way. Functional medicine needs to scale up, in part to help address the mental health crisis that exploded during the COVID era. More patients are also seeking support from functional medicine providers for vaccine injuries, such as myocarditis. Healthcare systems are now adopting functional medicine and building integrative care into their hospital and insurance systems. Group care is being delivered on a larger scale as well, which increases access to functional medicine. While the Evolution of Medicine is apolitical, James also discusses how medicine has been impacted by the economic and political climates in the US and UK. Listen to the full episode to hear more of James’ reflections about: Long COVID, controversies regarding its prevalence and why our community is able to provide the best help for patients Signs that mainstream medicine is moving in our direction Censorship, authoritarianism and technology The effects of the pandemic on mental health, especially for children Upcoming 2023 initiatives well-worth anticipating
The 7 Frequencies of Communication
34:08In this episode of the Business of Functional Medicine series, our guest, Erwin Raphael McManus, is a pastor, author, filmmaker and thought leader at the intersection of entrepreneurship, spirituality and psychology. He joins this podcast to share his model of communication archetypes called The 7 Frequencies and how understanding them can help practitioners work and communicate more effectively with patients. Erwin also talks through the frequencies most often adopted by practitioners and offers insights on how to better support and motivate patients to get healthy before they get sick. Listen to the full episode to learn more about: Erwin’s thoughts on the theory of quantum entanglement Descriptions of the frequencies, including the Challenger, Seer and Maven How healthcare providers benefit from understanding their communication style The importance of interpersonal relationships and interactions between patients and clinicians And much more Erwin McManus is also the host of The Genius Of podcast and the founder of McManus Gallery and Mosaic, a church movement based in the heart of Hollywood, CA. Visit his website to learn more about The 7 Frequencies along with his other work.
Dysautonomia and Cardiometabolic Dysfunction
36:50Dysautonomia is a condition where the nervous system becomes dysregulated, causing disruption in the functions of various organ systems. Common symptoms include fluctuations in blood pressure, fatigue and anxiety. The condition seems to be increasingly common in the post-COVID era, and conventional medicine is unable to resolve the causes of this condition for patients. Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, an expert in cardiometabolic health and regular guest on the podcast, joins us to explore why functional medicine clinicians are uniquely positioned to support patients experiencing dysautonomia. Listen to the full conversation to learn more about: The importance of polyvagal theory for understanding dysautonomia How vagal tone impacts multiple organ systems How to regulate and improve vagal tone Functional medicine tools that help heal dysautonomia
Group Coaching for Mental Health Services
38:08Sandra Scheinbaum, PhD is the founder and CEO of Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. As a leader in the field of integrative psychiatry, she joins James to speak about the advantages of leveraging a group coaching model for mental health services. For many reasons—from the current shortage of licensed clinical psychologists to improved patient compliance—mental health group coaching offers compelling advantages. Patients often feel more comfortable being honest and open with coaches they can relate to more as peers. Because traditional therapy still carries a cultural stigma, shame is a common barrier that prevents people from seeking support. Coaches, on the other hand, can be more approachable and provide a friendly dynamic that builds trust with patients. There is also a strong economic rationale behind practitioners adopting a coaching model: demand for mental health care is increasing, while the supply of licensed therapists is limited. Dr. Scheinbaum shares ample evidence of the benefits group coaching offers both patients and mental health practitioners. We also encourage more people who are interested in supporting their community to either employ coaches or consider becoming a coach via the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Listen to the full episode to learn more about: The data on the effectiveness of health coaching Conditions that often co-occur with mental health challenges The downsides to patients over-identifying with mental health diagnoses Issues with and opportunities for billing coaching sessions to insurance