Clinical Pearls

DUTCH Providers share their tips and tricks for
understanding hormones and leading their patients to better health.

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About Betty Murray, MS, CN, IFMCP

Nutrition expert, certified functional medicine practitioner, and speaker Betty Murray, PhD-Candidate, MS, CN, IFMCP helps women 40+ harness their hormones to lose weight, optimize sleep, restore energy, and thrive in life. During her research for her PhD, Betty made 4 key discoveries that lead to hormone imbalances that plague women over 40.

Betty’s interest in nutrition and functional medicine came from her own health struggles. In her early 30s, Betty was diagnosed with colitis. She just knew there was more she could do to get to the root of her disease! Betty’s tenacity led to a 25+ year educational journey that included immersion into the world of nutrition, biochemistry, and functional medicine that has become the backbone of her approach to restoring health. Since then she has focused on the intersection of women’s hormones and their complex interplay in immune, gut and metabolic function.

She is the host of This Functional Life Podcast and the founder and CEO of Living Well Dallas Functional Medicine Center.

Find out more at Living Well Dallas

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About Dr. Mary Pardee

Dr. Mary Pardee is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and a Certified Functional Medicine Doctor who specializes in integrative gastroenterology and hormone balancing in Los Angeles, California. She is the founder of modrn med, a telemedicine and virtual wellness company that provides medical and health services to clients from the comfort of their homes.

Dr. Mary Pardee’s focus on gut-brain health means she has to be tuned in to the hormone signals passing through the body. In her practice modrn med, she’s “focused on healthcare, not sick-care” to help her patients meet their highest potential of wellness. Watch this month's Clinical Pearl to learn more about Mary Pardee, NMD, and how she uses the comprehensive results of the DUTCH Test to profoundly change her patients’ lives.
For those who can not work one-on-one with a modrn med practitioner, Dr. Mary also created a gut-health course that dives into the most common gut related complaints and natural solutions to start healing. You can find Dr. Mary Pardee on Instagram @dr.marypardee or on Facebook at
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About Dr. Rob Downey

Dr. Rob Downey is a board-certified family practice MD and IFM Certified Practitioner. He has 21 years of experience as an attending physician, and 15 years as a functional medicine provider.

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He is the founder of Seaworthy Functional Medicine, a pioneer in providing better availability of functional medicine in underserved areas of Alaska. His whole career has been spent working for, and on behalf of, non-profit hospitals and Alaskan Native Corporations. Many of the people Dr. Downey has the privilege of providing care for have a very high ratio of challenges to resources; this gives him a unique capacity to share a key lesson – a little goes a long way.

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About Dr. Kristen DeAngelis

Kristen DeAngelis, RD, LD, RYT is the Director of Health Coaching for the largest health coaching company in the nation, Nutrition Dynamic. She has made research and key contributions to Wellness Mastery as well as actively educate hundreds of coaches emerging into the field of Functional Medicine through her work with Metabolic Mentor University.

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In addition to her roles at Nutrition Dynamic and Wellness Mastery, Kristen works as a Health Coach working with clients one on one to address their root causes to achieve solutions for hormone/thyroid imbalances, weight loss resistance, adrenal dysfunction, period problems, gut issues, food sensitivities and more to help her clients reach their fullest potential.


Hormones have so much potential to change cell and gene expression in the human body. If hormones can help turn an eight-pound baby into a 225-pound linebacker in the NFL - we need to pay attention. Learn more about Dr. Rostenberg's approach to helping his patients optimize their hormone metabolism for healthier outcomes.

About Dr. Rostenberg

Andrew Rostenberg, DC, DIBAK, is a chiropractor, kinesiologist, functional medicine expert, methylation researcher, author, and director of Red Mountain Natural Medicine in Boise, ID. He is the founder of BeyondMTHFR©, a leading voice in the emerging field of functional medicine and genetics, and the author of Your Genius Body, a book designed to help connect the dots between genetics, gut health, and optimized brain function.

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Dr. Nicole Ortiz explains the important role that hormones play in the body. It's important to recognize that hormones are the chemical messengers of the body and by understanding how they're connected to the organ systems, you start to see how treatments that focus on hormone health can have positive effects on the body as a whole.

About Dr. Ortiz

Dr. Nicole Ortiz first brought her passion for naturopathic medicine to patients in the Palm Springs area when she co-founded Live Well Clinic, a naturopathic family practice, in 2008. As advancements in stem cell therapies have emerged and the demand for natural healing methods has grown, Dr. Nicole Ortiz transitioned to opening her dream clinic focusing on innovative regenerative therapies.

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