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Helping Alzheimer’s Patients with Cognitive Decline: Plugging the Metaphorical Holes in the Roof

Learn how functional medicine is helping Alzheimer's patients improve their cognitive decline.

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Epigenetics

Learn more about Epigenetics and how environmental factors contribute to the overall health of your clients.

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Reframing the Healthcare Trend of Functional Lab Testing

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

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A Functional Nutrition Approach to Lab Testing

Learning how to read lab's can be a great benefit to your coaching career. But is it a requirement for success?

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The Chemistry of Coffee

Although caffeine is found in over 100 plants worldwide, its effects are most potent in coffee. This potency stems from coffee’s high concentration of two other stimulants–theophylline and theobromine. Like caffeine, these two other stimulants are classified as alkaloid compounds that naturally occur in both plants and animals.  Coffee is primarily consumed for its mood […]

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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 Functional 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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cardamom (and cookies!)

Holidays are often a time of “straying into the bike lane” as I call it. This means eating foods that aren’t generally on my menu, but also will not cause any symptoms that take me away from the gatherings and festivities. “Bike lane” foods are those that I can have sometimes. And, as you can […]

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Systems

Listen to this post instead! Systems biology tells us that living systems are complex and dynamic. Their behavior and expression will be difficult to determine from the attributes of distinct parts of the whole. Systems thinking focuses on how something being studied interacts with other elements of the same system. Instead of isolating the specific […]

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Multifactorial

Listen to this post instead! When we consider a term like root cause, it’s important to understand that, in most cases, it’s more likely about causes (plural) rather than cause (singular). As we adopt a clinically Functional perspective in our approach to addressing the more complex cases that we’re experiencing in increasing numbers in healthcare—and […]

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Terrain

Listen to this post instead! The first tenet to practicing Functionally is to address the root cause (or, as I like to say, the ‘root causes’—as most conditions these days are multi-factorial). This means that as clinicians we’re not chasing symptoms. We’re not playing “whack a mole.” And we’re not getting prescriptive based on a […]

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