136: Here’s the Problem with Functional Medicine

Boy oh boy, do I have an episode for you!

I was a little nervous to record this one, and I may even lose some followers over it. But that’s OKAY. I’ve always been one to share my honest opinions & tell it how it is. And if you disagree with me, that’s perfectly okay. There’s always room for differing opinions in this community!  🙌

But, here’s the deal…

The functional medicine community needs a wake-up call. Too many practitioners are falling into the trap of thinking about it like western medicine, over-prescribing, and losing trust in the human body’s ability to heal without needing expensive interventions.

There’s a ton to unpack here, but these are the tough conversations that allow us to hold one another accountable & grow as clinicians. 

And before I scare you off… I’m not saying you should abandon Functional Medicine altogether….  I’m merely offering some food for thought that might help us get refocused and move back toward our roots as a wellness community where the western medical model is secondary. Just sayin…

So, if you’re up for a unique conversation, press “play” and, let’s get to it! 🔥


Gold Nuggets

  • (2:02) My REAL Problem With Functional Medicine 😮
  • (7:15) Functional Medicine Should Focus on THIS 🎯
  • (11:18) The Ultimate GOAL for Every Practitioner 💯
  • (14:42) My Thoughts On Functional Lab Testing 💊
  • (16:11) Assess These Things FIRST 🧘
  • (22:14) Find YOUR Sweet Spot in Functional Medicine 🍭


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Hi, I’m Ronda Nelson and I help wellness practitioners grow thriving, profitable practices that allow them to work with ease, live a life they love and make an income they can be proud of.

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