Quarterly enrollment reopens April 16th-23rd, 2018 for the Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner certification. Collect your $250 cash back voucher here BEFORE registration. Voucher live from April 15th, check back.
Functional Medicine University has the best Functional Medicine eduction with the greatest range of experts and modalities when it comes to treatment protocols, as well as cutting edge science in root cause medicine. FMU functional medicine education is also entirely online and at the best price. Available to licensed professionals as a certification, available to all as an education.
Quarterly enrollment reopens April 16th-23rd, 2018 for the Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner certification. Collect your $250 cash back voucher here BEFORE registration. Voucher live from April 15th, check back.
Over 30 Pet Health Experts
World renowned veterinary oncologists… holistic veterinarians… and animal health specialists reveal the natural treatments and therapies that are saving animals from cancer.
This event is about all aspects of holistic health for your pets. It covers glaring cover-ups in modern society such as pet food, pet vaccines, pet cancer and the surge in disease and big pharma drugs and allopathic treatments for pets that not only cost a fortune but see increasing disease, suffering and death in the animal population today.
30 experts in holistic pet care discussing natural treatments and therapies for animals, keeping them cancer free. And how many pets today are now succombing to cancer and expensive cancer treatments the same as the human population. Free Pet Health ebook comes with the event.
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Rachel Fresco’s lecture would lead you to believe Biocidin is a cure all miracle product but having studied herbalism myself and more importantly having survived using herbs instead of antibiotics for over a decade with an extremely weak immune system prone to infection, I caution people on two fronts here:
Fresco admits Biocidin will not knock down an established UTI which is a bit of a red flag for other strong established infections and which pans out in my own experience where garlic worked better. Leaving the situation to really be that Biocidin is known to be a quite good adjunct to other protocols including other herbs, and in some cases it may be fine on its own. I’ve heard practitioners say for example certain tests in mold cases were showing decreases in certain markers while using it. However would those same results have been got using garlic? Is anyone looking at that?
SO that tends to show where Biocidin sits on a ‘richter scale’ of potency imo. Notice, that is my opinion and experience. Will the million dollar double randomised placebo controlled clinical trial back me up – well that isn’t even on the table or in the planning, meanwhile life goes on and decades and lifetimes will pass before clinical trials can get round to asking all the questions. I tend to look at the history of medicine and healing and my own experience in a situation where I was told I’d be dead 16 years back and even today am being told by integrative functional medicine cardiologists who quote studies ‘there is no known therapy for what I have’ blah blah rubbish.
The other thing that worries me about the promotion of Biocidin is it is being marketed as a ‘superior’ herbal both in terms of composition and ‘quality’ and in particular being put out of the reach of consumers who must now go through a practitioner to get that herbal remedy [thankfully I’ve managed to find one shop prepared to sell it otc or I would not be able to access it at all]. And if doctors and practitioners limit their herbal knowledge to one product like that it passes an extra burden onto the rest of us.
There is another herbalist [Ronda Nelson] in another herbal tradition doing the exact same thing, promoting her line of herbs as superior and practitioner and exclusive, in fact she goes so far to say hers will work and all others won’t even those are based on and almost carbon copies of the Master Herbalist Dr. John R. Christoper! She actually has a series of lectures at FMU and enough students spoke up to get her to tone down that message by the end of the series because many of us have experience with herbs that work in well established other brands that are easily accessible.
However FMU has invited a herbalist from yet another tradition and he is pretty quick to state that yes while quality is an issue with herbs, there are good companies out there. He doesn’t like to name names. But I won’t hesitate to name some of the ones I’ve had fantastic results with in my personal life, and on whom those ‘superior’ brands have based their formulas today, ‘based’ being a polite word for plagiarized in this context. Good brands include Christopher Original Formulas, by Dr. John R. Christopher – they are fantastic, wild crafted herbs and when they can’t get wildcrafted they use organic! Some of the range is available at iherb but the full range can be got direct at places like Vitalerbs.com and DrChristopherShop.com. In the UK Jill Davies PhD has a very powerful set of tinctures based on her teacher Dr. Christopher but made with UK and European equivalents to American herbs – both of these are in the Master Herbalist tradition, and were around before that Australian company with the similar formulas came into existence. HerbPharm is another company, and some others available at iHerb have worked well for me too.
I’m the sort of person needs to see results with the herbs I use as I’m dealing with a health situation that needs those results. I have been given poor quality herbs by a Medical Herbalist once before, she copied Jill’s formula but bought non-organic cheap herbs and they didn’t work, and I nearly had a stroke. Quality is serious.
The big picture shows herbs have been the medicine of the people from the beginning of time, this ‘practitioner only’ direction where LSF Biocidin costs 100 euros excluding practitioner consultation costs presents a new direction and again in my experience of dealing successfully with an incurable extreme condition with inexpensive accessible-to-all herbs, it’s a worrying development in the history of healing and humanity for ‘doctors’ / licensed practitioners to take over herbs and make them inaccessible and unaffordable. The Medical Herbalist who made the mistake with me was actually licensed.
Notice FMU invites speakers from many different backgrounds. Here I’ve mentioned 3 different herbalists from different herbal traditions each with different products all guest lecturing at FMU. And Dr. Grisanti has invited them as part of a wider speaker audience who are not herbalists, so you will find herbal and non-herbal protocols presented side by side as options that you can choose according to your own persuasion, different modalities, tools in the toolbox. Dr. Grisanti also invites people to submit topics and speakers that they’d like to see present at FMU.
That is one of the things that sets FMU apart from the other functional medicine training centers, imo, because he’ll give the herbal solution to hormones as well as the opposite ‘bioidentical solution’ to hormones, and you can choose. Whereas if you paid $16k elsewhere to become a CFMP and were only taught ‘bioidenticals’ then what are you likely to use going forward lol?! Yes, I put ‘bioidentical’ in inverted commas because coming from the Master Herbalist tradition myself I know the natural herbs will work instead of them and it is controversial just how bio-identical they really are. I’ve heard Decker Weiss recently tell people at the men’s wellness summit they needed to be on hormones and in his 50s he need them, omg, sad that. Just not necessary and the lab tests exist to prove it. But I digress 🙂
The second thing that really sets FMU apart in my opinion is the focus on being a medical detective, finding the problems and solving them. The fees are much lower at this training course precisely because the focus is on the message and not on milking you as a cash cow. Bear in mind Spring Enrollment is coming up and I also am offering $250 cash back on the already low course fees, approx 10% off. See the payment plans here.
If you’d like to share your experience with herbs and brands drop me a line in the comments below.
**For two weeks only i.e. till the end of the FMU Spring Enrollment period April 23rd, 2018, Rachel Fresco’s recent lecture on Biocidin was available to view for free. There will be a selection of different guest speaker lectures free to view during the enrollment period in each quarter.
Remember however if you are enrolling this term and would like the $250 voucher then check back here to collect it when enrollment goes live, it is the full CFMP certified functional medicine practitioner training fully online and at the best price – payment plans also available.
Next enrollment Oct 2020.
Holistic dentistry and biological dentists are a whole other field a world apart from conventional dentistry – they don’t use mercury, they do see a problem with that and they do see a connection between the mouth and the rest of the body, including oral microbiome, and what’s good for health. And the results are illnesses including autoimmune, neurological, cardiovascular and cancer have cleared up and reversed
Many serious illnesses of every type have cleared up and reversed j ust when oral health was also considered from a holistic perspective – from autoimmune disease to cancer, and root canals have been the root cause of so many fatal illnesses, mercury from amalgams, cavitations in the jaw where the bone rots because they were not done right – and whether or not you should get those mercury fillings removed and if so what to look for in a dentist, as most of them will just remove them and cause even more damage – happened to myself!
The solution to climate change is at the end of your fork: eat4earth connects regenerative farming with regenerating our health and the soil, including oxygen levels by caring for the ocean phytoplankton.
A wide range of topics and some diverse opinions as Brendan intelligently interviews a range of speakers including David Wolfe, Zach Bush, Dave Asprey, spends a day connecting food quality to cancer, another day on detox, and time spend geeking out on regenerative farming, tree range chickens, CAFO cows and GMOs and the solutions to go with. Certain interviews remain open currently.
1. How potassium metabolism affects heart function
2. The impact of certain environmental stressors relating to diet and psychological stress on potassium metabolism thereby increasing the risk of adverse cardiac events in certain susceptible individuals.
Potassium and Sudden Cardiac Death, by Jeffrey Moss DDS, CNS, DACBN
Full transcripts, video, audio and powerpoint slides available for download to students after the event. As well as archives of all previous guest lectures at FMU.
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35 Speakers in the lineup including Neal Barnard and Joel Fuhrman. There are many views on sugar out there, as you probably are aware, with the whole spectrum from hating fruit to loving fruit, allowing ‘good’ sugars to demonizing even vegetables as sugars. Quite a bit of confusion on glycemic load vs glycemic index too among doctors, hopefully this summit will go there!
A 30 year old man with no known health issues suddenly bedridden and needing to use a wheelchair for doctor appointments after catching a cold, labeled with the dummy diagnosis of ‘post viral fatigue syndrome’ and offered no medical solutions. Dr. Stephanie specializing in functional medicine turned his situation right around by looking at what weaknesses were in his body systems that led to the simple cold virus having such a devastating impact on him. His doctors had left him debilitated and could do nothing for him, whereas functional medicine was getting him back on his feet again, literally as well as metaphorically.
‘Post viral syndrome’ is what’s referred to as a trash can diagnosis, when doctors don’t know what is wrong but unfortunately it also means they stop looking. Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra openly admits they give this diagnosis frequently to heart patients when they have chronic heart failure and their tests don’t say what is going on. That was true during his career in the US over the last 40 years and it is true today in Ireland in 2018. However again functional medicine tests DO show the moving parts in the biochemistry and physiology of the person and help getting that needle going in the opposite direction of disease because they pick up so many extra things that point to the underlying causes behind the current illness manifestation.
Jay Davidson’s accounts of his parasites when he started Mimosa Pudica for the first time – he’d tried many parasite cleanses before but saw nothing, this time there were 20 inch worms hanging from his rear, and that was the start of a ‘beautiful’ journey where he just about made every mistake in the book, having got rid of them but stopping too early and ignoring the eggs in the lifecycle, which hatched out every few weeks and had him starting all over again to chase the parasites. Dr. Jay is pretty graphic in talking about itchy butts and washing his boxers every morning, and any doc who refers to the male anatomy as giblets can’t help but become endearing.
It’s encouraging to see someone at his level make a lot of the mistakes the rest of us make and work through them and overcome the problems.
*I’ve actually bought this years Heavy Metals Summit but have not viewed it yet, as there are just so many summits airing at the moment but will catch up with it later and post a review on it. However from the speaker lineup which now includes Dr. Chris Shade who does not recommend provocation challenges, certainly improvements have been made on last year.
This is where experience comes in and how your resources increase with the more schools of healing that you know, as well as the history of healing:
Another very interesting speaker at Autoimmune Secrets is an Indian MD ND who cured her ulcerative colitis yet continued to eat wheat.
She got off the standard American diet and got back to following her traditional Indian diet with lots of anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, and adaptogenic herbs to modulate the immune system.
But many people out there today claim wheat is harmful to everyone and she proves what many of us know already and what Alession Fasano actually DOES say in the research – it isn’t harmful to everyone, a healthy person’s tract is designed to bounce back from eating it just like many other things it encounters daily.
Gluten is so harmful to so many people that the concern about it is valid. And whereas gluten sensitivity doesn’t even show up in tests for some people, going off gluten can sometimes reverse and heal the most horrific illnesses.
We had a lecture at FMU recently by Tom O’Bryan on this very point. He gave the example of a two year old boy with epilepsy and developmental issues, medications didn’t work but it began to turn around in just 2 weeks when gluten free. The cherry on top of that particular icing was the doctors made an announcement as a result of that experience to screen non-responding epileptic children for gluten sensitivity however as Dr. O’Bryan showed us, the science had published that recommendation and research back in 1992, 25 years ago!!!
A lesson from medical history – don’t wait for standard medical practice to allow this or that – they are 30-40 years behind the science in just about every field.
People are suffering and dying due to that stubbornness on the part of standard medical protocol and training to ignore the science and cuddle up to the pharmaceutical model of medicating symptoms instead of embracing solutions and exploring whatever root cause may be underlying illnesses.
Note while many of us land in the medical bin or need to work to pay for medications, the pharmaceutical industry is certainly growing year on year as is illness itself.
I speak as one of those for whom medications did not work and root causes were not explored and life down the toilet as a result for over a decade, meanwhile ‘the professionals’ become very questionable indeed for considering functional medicine training is merely ‘optional’ at this point. My own story is here.
The Autoimmune Secrets Docuseries airs for free this week, from February 20th-27th, and with an encore replay at the weekend from Friday March 2nd to Sunday March 4th. Update: it has aired a number of times since, most recently August 2018, so watch out for it as it will likely keep coming around.
Silver and Gold packages are available for purchase, the Silver package has the episodes that aired but for the full expert interviews you’d have to get the gold package.
Access to group phonecalls where you can submit questions to be answered by their panel of experts is available in both packages, though with the gold package there is extra phone access, more detail on forming your own protocols.
If you order the Silver Package here’s the new bonuses you’ll get:
GOLD Package extras include:
If you order the Gold Package here’s the bonuses you’ll get access to:
I have included other resources for you above in terms of building your own protocols, eg with The School of Natural Healing, or Dr. Shade at Quicksilver Scientific. Group calls are ok if you have the money but it depends on your needs and financial situation, many ill people living below the poverty line may be best putting their money into solutions where the information is already freely available. And if you can afford it then working directly with an experienced functional medicine practitioner would be ideal.
If anyone takes the group calls and would like to comment on the standard of helpful information you can access there please comment below or email me at email@example.com, I’d love to know! I’ve just signed up to a Heart Bootcamp myself with Dr. Joel Kahn precisely because it gives me the opportunity to ask many questions that only an integrative cardiologist with functional medicine training can answer, these things have their place – but that’s also money that could be spent on actual solutions like botanicals or supplements if you’ve been on disability over a decade! *Update: I withdrew from the heart bootcamp ‘community’ pretty quickly, not only was I ignored as a difficult to treat case but told it was impossible ‘no known therapy for damage to vein lining’, well it’s not the first knockback I’ve got from the medical community, that’s where old naturopaths like Dr. Christopher and Master Herbalism saved my life to this day while ‘experts’ and official medicine still run for the hills! For the old timers like Dr. John Christopher there were no incurables, they put out protocols and herbs that could be accessed either for free or inexpensively, without whom I would not be here now. One downside of a docuseries like this is the amount of money involved in accessing the information, it’s aimed at those that can afford it. I’m surprised at the emphasis by the host on ‘charity’ work in Africa while charging people who desperately need help for information on immune system recovery. If you can afford it great, many of us can’t.
All of which just highlights the need for this type of medicine to become mainstream and accessible and affordable to all, and a docuseries like this is the first step to making that happen by alerting people globally to what is possible. But it is not the last step.
We don’t have decades of life to waste while the medical profession comes out of the dark ages, reads 30 year old science, embraces functional testing and healing protocols, or for that battle with Big Pharma profiteering to drag on.
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This can get immediate calming relief for allergies but for some conditions it needs to be taken for a year. However people including myself have got great results with it. It is possible to buy it in bulk from certain suppliers in the US like vitalerbs.com or drchristophersherbs.com, none of whom I’m affiliated with, but my intention is always to bring awareness to good products and I do know the herbs from Wholistic Botanicals are top quality wildcrafted or organic if they can’t get wild.
Of course dealing with intestinal permeability is at heart of any protocol to fix autoimmune conditions, there are several ways to do that, more later.
Meanwhile here is an excellent video by Master Herbalist David Christopher of The School of Natural Healing explaning in a nutshell just how autoimmune disease occurs in the body and how he would go about calming it down and strengthening the body quite simply with strengthening calming herbs and detoxing the body and organs in the right order safely.
* It is clear many of the people on the Autoimmune Secrets Docuseries belong to and promote one particular religion, I am not promoting that religion in any way, shape or form, and wish all speakers and event organizers would keep functional medicine and religion separate so that it is comfortable for everyone everywhere in the world to access the facts about autoimmune disease recovery and new medical trends without being held captive for people to share their own religious beliefs. Having lived in religious hotspots such as Northern Ireland and the Middle East myself, I know the importance of not getting into either religion or politics at a medical event and there is a bit of a trend among certain speakers in the health niche at the moment to take us for granted a bit, as we are here for the root cause medicine, only.
This online event is about providing you with a better understanding of Tapping, also called EFT Emotional Freedom Technique, which is a mind body technique covering the areas of personal peace, physical health, abundance, overcoming mental barriers, and relief from the emotional effects of past traumas or events.
EFT Tapping by one of the world experts in it, Nick Ortner. He has also invited other experts to share their techniques for this modality across a wide range of mind-body issues. The workshops teach people how to do it themselves without having to attend a course. Formal workshops end March 8th but bonus events continue to March 16th. With the opportunity to purchase the packages.
Despite connection still on the website at FMU, reality is the Health Sciences school has wound long some time ago and you are not being certified by a university or anyone except a retired individual chiropractor. Most fmed trainings are by individuals, most of whom would not hold your attention outside of a website set-up and the demand for courses to ‘help you make more money’ and a shoddily regulated Continuing Education industry across the board quite frankly needs some re-examination as it’s no different from the system that has let you down in the first place aka big pharma.
In addition to the core functional medicine training and past lecture archive, Dr. Grisanti claims to be constantly seeking out new topics, new speakers, hot topics, cutting edge topics, and that you have the ability to ask questions of these speakers afterwards through the FMU members forum. UNLESS you disagree with him!
If you get Alessio Fasano, for example, to show Tom O’Bryan is misquoting him with ‘extremism’ in the fmed lecture then your message from Fasano [who is touted as ‘source’ by O’Bryan] will be wiped off the student forum, Tom O’Bryan then repeats verbatim the misattribution of his position on gluten to Fasano. Though Fasano had refuted it, and offered to speak, that offer to speak is taken up over a year later and you still get sent out links to Tom O’Bryan’s lecture, not the balance or correction regarding the science and false attribution of Fasano’s name to a position on gluten he does not hold … at which point you will soon realise the only direction being put forward is the opinion of one man and his clique, often in direct opposition to the very experts they quote.
As for covid ‘cutting edge’, while 5 pioneer doctors [well, one herbalist in that] had solved covid by April 2020, we had to wait till late 2022 for a weak diluted version of their work – also way out of date – to be shared, compiled on some ridiculous blog site and scooped up in general by all the fmed platforms. Again all of fmed went to bad secondary sources on covid.
Similarly, no matter what herbalists got invited to speak through the years, we ended up again in 2022 with a DIY allopathic ‘this herb substitute for that med’ list disseminated ‘to practitioners only’. Ouch. On just how many levels is that wrong… Again, not unique to any one fmed platform but what a constellation here.
Thus functional medicine education turns out to be an illusion, an indoctrination of fads, one platform inevitably one man forging a direction in things he often doesn’t understand and certainly has not trained in. A pseudo science that will harbour good and bad, and the ugly. Not at all speakers are bad and that is the tragedy of the thing, confuses you, you see a good speaker and think that is the baseline whereas it is the exception in online health speakers today across all health industry platforms. Not at all unique to one platform but common to all, in what ultimately is online marketing and online dynamics – you want courses, then people will sell them to you..! Original sources and real experts are lost, as is original thought and good research. As biased as big pharma, in its own way using the same dynamics of market and competition.
The lecture list below – the speakers are just guests labelled ‘faculty’, usually not trained in the area, it is entertainment with a mix of good and bad and worse if it trains YOU to rely on hearsay on all of these issues instead of digging deeper yourself… As I have stated elsewhere, this platform and all the other fmed and health platforms systematically refused to listen to real experts during covid and that is indicative of how all subjects are approached – buyer beware.
**I no longer recommend functional medicine training, the ‘industry’ needs an overhaul…
Check out FMU past presentations here.
For a bio on some of the speakers check out the FMU Board of Advisors here.