The episodic model of care from conventional medicine is outdated in technology and failing in approach. Today, I talk with Dr. Sunjya Schweig, Co-Director at the California Center for Functional Medicine, to discuss how the shift towards the Collaborative Care Model used in Functional Medicine improves care for chronic diseases by providing a team approach and collaborative network of medical professionals who can work together to help and guide their clients.
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We often hear people talking about how the Paleo diet is lacking scientific evidence to support its health claims. But is that really true? Today, I talk with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom), about the science and research that supports the ancestral diet and lifestyle—and how you can use that knowledge to customize your diet to match your own unique needs.
Did you know that needing braces isn’t “normal”? And that the development of your facial structure can have wide-ranging health effects on your breathing, sleep, posture, back pain, immune system, and more? Today I talk with Dr. Steven Lin about the diet–dental disease connection and what you can do to improve your own dental health.
Exercise is right at the top of the list, along with diet and sleep, when it comes to lifestyle behaviors that can transform your health. It can lower your blood pressure, improve fasting glucose levels, improve sleep, lower stress … the list goes on and on. But what kind of exercise should you be doing to get those benefits? The fitness industry is full of myths, and much of the advice out there is just plain bad. Today, I talk with fitness expert Sal Di Stefano about strength training—why it is critical to include it in your fitness plan and how you can get started safely.
When someone changes from a “Standard American Diet” to a whole foods diet that cuts out things like grains, dairy, and sugar, the results can be dramatic. Today I talk with Melissa Hartwig, founder of Whole30, to discuss the best ways to help people make the leap to “real” food.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that affects 5 to 15 percent of women. Even though it is the most common form of hormone imbalance, conventional medicine has had little success in treating it. Today I’m talking with Dr. Amy Nett about the Functional Medicine approach to PCOS and how it differs from the conventional model.