Category: Orthomolecular Medicine

Functional, Integrative or Holistic?

Both patients and practitioners often inquire what the term Functional Medicine actually means. How is it different than Integrative Medicine? Is it distinct from Holistic Medicine? In the 1990’s the term Integrative Medicine was popularized as physicians acknowledged that their role, and what they had to offer their patients, was TRUE but partial. Integrative Medicine […]

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what’s missing from most nutrition education

During a recent Live Q&A with a group of new Full Body Systems students, I was asked a great question that really got me thinking. The question was: Where’s the nutrition in Full Body Systems? At first I was baffled by the question, because from my lens, the entire program is about nutrition! When we […]

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clinical quickie: choline and memory

If your memory serves, I had the unfortunate experience of writing a Clinical Quickie a while back, only to have it blip away into electronic oblivion. Luckily, my memory serves. But this isn’t the case for many of my clients, especially those in menopause. They don’t remember where they parked the car, where they placed […]

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clinical quickie: iron overload

Recently a colleague asked about a client she sees who’d been diagnosed with iron overload, otherwise known as hemochromatosis. Consider this: Hereditary hemochromatosis is now considered to be among one of the highest genetic disorders in the white population, with approximately 1 in 250 people carrying the gene that can manifest in the symptoms of […]

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bioindividuality

Bioindividuality in practice In order to truly practice the principles of bioindividuality we really need to understand the concept of what—in the Holistic Nutrition Lab community—we call “what’s going on in there?” “What’s going on in there?” is different than what’s supposed to be going on in there, or what the textbooks say is probably […]

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Full Body Systems Graduate Spotlight: Melanie Nupp

If you’ve ever felt like you don’t know where to start with your clients, you’ll love Melanie’s story. She is a licensed dietitian-nutritionist (LDN), Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS) who went from feeling like she was taking direction from her clients to now being the Functional Nutritionist that doctors refer their patients to. Here’s the short […]

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personal evidence

It’s been over 15 years since my husband Isamu died. Fifteen years… I can remember that morning like it was yesterday. An ending. A beginning. A point in time so clear and finite for each of us — unlike most triggers in our health histories. One thing I learned, through Isamu’s illness and death, in […]

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playlist: food as medicine on the 15-minute matrix

The 15 Minute Matrix is the award-winning podcast that delivers bite-sized insights and lessons on how to use the most important tool in Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition. I created the podcast to give people like you great content in easy to digest audios so you can learn while you work (or walk or cook […]

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term to know: pathological

If you want to help people who just aren’t getting better with the traditional methods they’ve already tried, then there’s a distinction you need to know: Pathological vs Functional. Pathology relates to the study of the causes and impacts of a disease state or condition. Pathological is a term we use to describe a set […]

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