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A Sneak Peak into Becoming a Holistic Practitioner: Utilizing the Food-Mood-Poop Journal

While poop provides some great clues, poop data alone becomes much more relevant when we gather input on food intake as well. That’s why the Food, Mood, Poop Journal is your first step in clinical data capture.

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Psyllium Husk for Husky Poop

Poop is one of our best health diagnostic tools! Today’s gut loving ingredient is meant to bring on the husky: it’s psyllium husk!

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Connecting the Dots with Functional Lab Results

Looking at functional lab results like a constellation will help you determine your client's health problems.

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Reframing the Healthcare Trend of Functional Lab Testing with a Functional Medicine Nutritionist

Learn how to avoid the trap of thinking lab results equal a root cause in your client's health.

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Term to Know – Pathological

Knowing how the body responds to pathological ailments is crucial to understanding a client's needs.

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Systems: The Cornerstone of Functional Medicine Training

When it comes to Functional Medicine Training, there is a fundamental principle that stands out: adopting a systems-based approach. This entails recognizing the intricate interconnections within the internal environment and embracing a frameworked thinking to transform our approach to care. Two pivotal components of the systems-based approach Systems biology teaches us that living systems are […]

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What’s missing in healthcare—YOUR STORY

Scientific research is now revealing what you may have known, in your gut, all along… You need personalized solutions to your health struggles. Functional Nutrition is based on this premise. And some areas of medicine aim to support this mission to transform healthcare into a system that WORKS (and works for YOU). In fact, precision […]

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The One Tool to Help You Get Results as a Functional Practitioner

If I were to ask you what caused you to become interested in the field of nutrition, you’d likely tell me a personal story. Maybe you were sick. Or you watched your partner, child, parent, or dearest friend suffer. Perhaps you’re motivated by global pain and suffering, and, for your own unique reasons, you felt […]

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Back it Up: Your Path to Root Cause Resolution

“Back it up” is the mantra I use to address cases with my clients, to support my nutrition team at the Functional Nutrition Alliance Clinic, and to guide the practitioners we train in Full Body Systems. Not only is it a working mantra to help us resolve complex cases, it’s a phrase we use to […]

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Root Cause Resolution for the Holistic Practitioner

Listen to this post instead! The phrase ‘root cause resolution’ gets thrown around a lot these days. It’s a brilliant expression, that allows us to think about “upstream” factors  that could be causing “downstream” signs, symptoms and even diagnoses. I don’t mean to mix metaphors (trees and streams), but if we stop to think about […]

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