Becky Campbell

ADAPT Student Spotlight #3

on February 22, 2017 by Chris Kresser 0 comments

Are you a practitioner trying to transition to functional medicine? Or a health coach trying to deepen your understanding and increase your impact? In my ADAPT Framework Level One course, students have a wide variety of backgrounds. Take a look at what a DC and an FNP have to say about their experience adding ADAPT training to their practice in these two interviews.

RHR

RHR: The Functional Medicine Approach to Anxiety

on February 16, 2017 by Chris Kresser 0 comments

Anxiety can significantly impact quality of life. While the conventional medicine approach focuses on balancing neurotransmitters in the brain, the functional medicine approach is to look for the root cause. Today I’ll discuss the top three pathologies that can contribute to anxiety, as well as steps you can take to correct these issues.

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Patient Communication: How to Provide High-Touch Care without Burning Out

on February 15, 2017 by Chris Kresser 0 comments

In functional medicine, we want to offer more support to patients than they receive in the conventional model. You can get closer to this ideal without overextending yourself by working with allied health care providers, using a clear communication policy, and keeping all electronic communication in your electronic health record (EHR). Read on for specifics on how to organize patient communication to provide better care.

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Skin Microbiota and Your Health

on February 9, 2017 by Chris Kresser 0 comments

Just two decades ago we knew very little about the role of the microbiome in human health. Today, it’s one of the hottest topics in both the scientific literature and the popular media. But while most studies so far have focused on the microbes that live in the gut, researchers are now turning their attention to the skin microbiome—with fascinating results.  

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5 Ways to Treat IBS Without Drugs

on February 8, 2017 by Chris Kresser 6 comments

Irritable bowel syndrome is an extremely common functional digestive disorder that can be difficult to treat. Drugs are often ineffective and can have uncomfortable side effects. These five strategies can help address the root causes of a patient’s symptoms so you can treat IBS safely and effectively.

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RHR: New Treatment for SIBO and IBS-C—with Dr. Kenneth Brown

on February 1, 2017 by Chris Kresser 2 comments

As you know, I treat a lot of patients with gastrointestinal issues. Two of the most challenging conditions to treat are methane-predominant SIBO and constipation-predominant IBS. Join me as I talk with Dr. Kenneth Brown, a practicing physician and clinical researcher who has been specializing in treating these conditions for the past 15 years. We discuss the drawbacks of existing treatments and a new product that Dr. Brown has developed, called Atrantil.

RHR

RHR: How to Restore Healthy Gut Flora Over the Long-Term

on January 26, 2017 by Chris Kresser 1 comment

We received a question about how to restore gut flora and function when unable to tolerate probiotics and fermented foods. This is a great question, it’s one that I get a lot, and it turns out there are several potential reasons why somebody may not be able to tolerate fermented foods or probiotics, and one of them is histamine intolerance.

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Post-Birth Control Syndrome: 5 Tips for Treatment

on January 25, 2017 by Chris Kresser 4 comments

So what can you do when your patient explains that her cycle hasn’t returned since stopping birth control? The underlying causes of post-birth control syndrome can involve nutrition deficiencies, HPA axis dysregulation, impaired liver detox, stress, and more. Fortunately, with diet and lifestyle changes, it can be possible to resume normal menstrual cycles without drugs. Read on to discover five tips on how to get your patient’s hormones back on track!

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