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Article I Wrote for TAPA on My Functional Medicine Business Journey

The following is an article I wrote for the Texas Association of Physician Assistants. 1) What got you interested in functional medicine? When Dr. Jeffrey Bland coined the term “functional medicine”, it was intended to be a hybrid of molecular biology, integrative medicine, and conventional medicine. It was not intended to be “green allopathy” (more on that […]... Read More

Green Allopathy

The other day, I was shopping at my local Natural Grocers.  As I walked through the supplement section, I heard a customer discussing some allergy-type symptoms with the employee.  The employee was well-versed in which supplements to suggest, and recommended a couple of options for symptom relief.   As I listened to this brief exchange, […]... Read More
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Tall Poppy Syndrome: Handling Criticism in Integrative Medicine

As practitioners learn and reap the benefits of functional medicine, they will inevitably encounter colleagues that try to belittle their efforts.  Any practitioner that goes beyond the constraints of allopathic medicine (particularly if they have received training in Western medicine) will be subjected to judgements and criticism. When this happens, it is only natural to […]... Read More