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Ep. 43: Functional Medicine 101 (Video)
Functional Medicine is essentially Traditional Chinese Medicine with a Microscope and a time machine.
If you ask Dr. Michael Smith, that is the answer. It goes like this...
Both Functional Medicine and Chinese Medicine aim to discern the root cause of a person's condition. They are both focused on the interaction of all of the subtle and complex systems within the human body.
Chinese medicine has a VAST history and experience with diagnostic tools that have helped people for over 5000 years. Pretty cool!
Functional Medicine applies some VERY leading-edge lab testing and, what is called correlative questionnaires. That is where the time machine comes in. On average, leading-edge lab tests are between 7 and 10 years ahead of what most insurance companies will pay for. Especially in Canada.
In this episode, Anthony Sanna goes on a deep dive into all things Functional Medicine with Michael Smith. This conversation actually takes 2 episodes...
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