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Standard of Care and Functional Medicine

  I once read a Facebook post in an integrative community group that asked members what natural “go-to” remedies were recommended to give her husband (who had been in an accident a few hours earlier, and was “showing signs” of a concussion).  Floods of comments came through, giving dietary and supplement device, until finally an […]... Read More
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Evidence based medicine in functional medicine

"First do no harm" We rely on evidence-based-medicine (EBM) to determine safe and effective treatments for our patients.  This is ideal for pharmaceutical drugs that are potent and carry many side effects/risks, herbal medicines and supplements that are utilized in high or continuous dosing, and physical medical interventions such as IV treatments and procedures. Over my […]... Read More
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Teaching vs Treating

When we go to the health care clinic, we expect to leave with a cause of our illness (aka diagnosis) and a treatment to feel better.  But there should be one more thing you get from your doctor - education. In functional medicine, the focus is on teaching patients how to obtain/maintain optimal health (versus […]... Read More