Category: Functional Medicine

what's functional and what's not, part 1

‘Functional’ has become a buzzword in the health industry lately. And for good reason. Practicing Functionally can help you in several ways… Identify the root causes of your clients issues, and bring them resolution (so they feel better, and your business grows.) Know a system that works all of the time instead of using formulas […]

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what's functional and what's not, part 2

You may already know this, but I’m keen on getting the word out about what’s Functional and what’s not. Why? Because lately I’m seeing the word ‘Functional’ used all over the place. Honestly, I’m concerned that a term that speaks into a real solution will become jargon—that the approach itself will get diluted, and we’ll […]

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what’s functional and what’s not, part 3

It’s my mission to bring you the TRUTH about practicing Functionally. If more of us practice Functionally (for real, and not just in theory) we’ll change so many things… More people will get well, instead of the chronically ill being stuck with “solutions” that just don’t work You’ll have the confidence that you really do […]

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functional nutrition matrix

I find that when I don’t understand how to solve a problem, what helps me most is a framework. When it comes to clinical care, yes, we’d all like the simplicity of protocols, solutions and quick-fixes. But if you’re like me, you’ll find that the band-aid approaches rarely work. If you think about the 80/20 […]

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what can an MD learn from me?

So often I hear practitioners say things like: “I feel self-conscious when I speak to doctors.” “How can I partner with doctors when they know so much MORE than I do?” “How do I gain respect from doctors?” Whether you’re looking to partner with doctors or not, read on… Feeling more confident, respected, and like […]

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what is a Functional Nutrition Counselor?

As you likely know, I’m 100% in service to the Functional Medicine model. I believe it’s designed to address many of the key problems we’re facing in healthcare today—problems where patients are getting sicker and sicker and chronic health challenges are not being addressed. Functional Medicine aims to look at the whole person and move […]

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the biggest mistakes to practicing functionally

There are 2 mistakes that practitioners (even doctors who practice Functional Medicine!) commonly make when working with their clients and patients. If you’ve read through The 3 Tiers of Nutrition Mastery, you know that step #1 to any healing protocol requires what we call “clearing the muddy waters.” Of course the 3 Tiers primer gives […]

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the 80/20 rule for nutrition counselors

You’ve likely heard of the ‘80/20 rule.’ It’s also called The Pareto principle. It states that for many events, roughly 80% of the results come from 20% of the efforts made. The 80/20 rule is most often cited as an economic principle—80% of your income comes from 20% of your clients. But this principle is […]

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