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7132gertie

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Functional Medicine
« on: April 28, 2013, 04:37:57 pm »
That is some interesting information. It all makes so much sense, but if you bring that to a doctor today that will spend time with you about your analysis you are lucky. Doctors trained in the one system one disease model I think will be phased out in the future. Western doctors I have dealt with just don't have the time today to answer questions. Functional Medicine I believe is the proper direction that medicine is evolving. I have not had any experience with a Functional Medicine Specialist, has anyone tried going to one? I know they treat the body as a whole, not micro-managing by systemic problems, but macro-managing the health of the whole body.

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013, 06:20:22 pm »
Great comment Gertie.  This is the way that medicine really needs to go.  You can really tell the doctors who are passionate about what they do imo, because they really enjoy studying the interaction of different systems on the body.

But, unfortunately, there's a vested interested in short, pat answers using protocols that just examine one system.  I think a lot of it has to do with money.  Insurance companies, and admittedly this is their job to a certain extent, try to keep costs down.  This means docs have limited time to spend with the patient.  Most importantly, docs cannot do extensive testing generally and do they often feel like they can do things differently than their peers.  There are "standards of practice". 

All of this really boxes in even the best physicians who have good intentions and good knowledge.  Btw, PCPs really have struggled to make decent money.  It is genuinely rough for them.  The widespread use of PA's has helped them get back on their feet.

But functional medicine is how it really needs to go.  Preach it, brother!
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 06:35:56 pm »
Here is a website that can help you locate a Functional Medicine Specialist near you. http://www.functionalmedicine.org/ In the upper right hand corner is "Find a Practitioner". I must stress that I have not had any experience with any of these doctors. They are trained to look at the whole body and how it works together through complex biochemical systems which is above my head, but there are some guys on youtube that seem to make a lot of sense. Here is a lecture about low testosterone from a functionalist perspective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xrU7HREfcU

It's another perspective I am not sure if he is good, but he might conflict with some stuff on the site which is not the reason I referenced this video.

Functional Medicine is the way to go, start searching today...

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Re: Functional Medicine
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 07:55:39 pm »
Here is a website that can help you locate a Functional Medicine Specialist near you. http://www.functionalmedicine.org/ In the upper right hand corner is "Find a Practitioner". I must stress that I have not had any experience with any of these doctors. They are trained to look at the whole body and how it works together through complex biochemical systems which is above my head, but there are some guys on youtube that seem to make a lot of sense. Here is a lecture about low testosterone from a functionalist perspective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xrU7HREfcU

It's another perspective I am not sure if he is good, but he might conflict with some stuff on the site which is not the reason I referenced this video.

Functional Medicine is the way to go, start searching today...

Gertie,

You are on fire!  Great video.  I'm actually going to break this out and highlight in a separate thread.
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Re: Functional Medicine
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 07:55:39 pm »