Functional Medicine Q&A
LIVE from A4M World Congress
featuring Jeff Bland, PhD
Season Two - Episode 9
Published December 13, 2022
In a special edition of the DUTCH Podcast, host Jaclyn Smeaton, ND, joins Precision Analytical founder Mark Newman, MS, and Jeff Bland, PhD—the “father of functional medicine”—for a live Q&A session. They discuss the beginnings of the functional medicine industry and reflect on the various directions the field is taking.
Dr. Bland and Dr. Smeaton uncover some of the barriers to a functional medicine approach. Functional medicine isn’t the same as traditional disease-state treatment. Dr. Bland suggests ways to approach these barriers with providers that don’t already practice functional medicine.
Tune in to take part in this informative discussion. The Q&A session brings up important topics like the effects of COVID-19 vaccine/infection on cycling women; as well as accurately interpreting saliva hormone results for patients on hormone creams/gels.
Plus, hear the announcement for the grand prize winner for the 10 Days of DUTCH giveaway!
About our speaker
Dr. Jeffrey Bland has spent more than four decades focused on the improvement of human health. He is known worldwide as the God Father of the Functional Medicine movement, which represents his vision for a care model grounded in systems biology and informed by research.
His pioneering work has created the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI), as well as the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the global leader in Functional Medicine education. Since 1991, hundreds of thousands of healthcare practitioners have participated in PLMI and IFM programs, and this collective knowledge has positively impacted the lives of patients all over the world.
Dr. Bland began his career as a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Puget Sound. He has made significant contributions to the founding and accreditation of Bastyr University, the first federally accredited university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in natural medicine in the US. Early on in his career, Dr. Bland was hand-selected by two-time Nobel Laureate, Dr. Linus Pauling, to serve as Director of Nutritional Research at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine.
Please Note: The contents of this podcast are for educational and informational purposes only. Precision Analytical will be interviewing functional medicine key opinion leaders, the best and brightest in the field. The information is not to be interpreted as, or mistaken for, clinical advice. Please consult a medical professional or healthcare provider for medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment.