The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy presents What the Func?!, a podcast where we question the healthcare status quo with all the curiosity, science, and fun we can muster!
Each episode, our brilliant hosts Laura Schein, Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, and Clayton Ferris, former “garbage human” (his words!) turned health nut, dig into hot topics in the world of Functional Medicine. Laura and Clayton have each dealt with their share of health surprises, and they’re not shy about it: what it’s like to feel helpless when you’re suffering, what you’ll try when it feels like nothing is working, and how empowering it is to FINALLY start healing.
With so much conflicting information out there, we’ll take you right to the source, interviewing world-renowned experts, influencers, and regular folks about their experiences with healing outside the strict “a pill for an ill” conventional healthcare system.
Have a listen and join us in asking “What the Func is Functional Medicine?!”
Laura & Clayton talk to emotional eating coach Tricia Nelson, an expert on healing the root causes of emotional eating, bingeing, and food addiction, who tells us about how mental health complexities influence our relationship with food, and what we can do to disrupt harmful patternsTricia’s Emotional Eating Quiz
Laura & Clayton talk to clinical professor of medicine and bona fide FM celeb Dr. Terry Wahls, who was an FM skeptic until advanced multiple sclerosis left her unable to walk. She tells us how she used FM to restore her health & start RIDING HER BIKE with her family again (we’re not crying!!).
Laura & Clayton talk mental health, therapy, and food’s impact on mood (spoiler: eating like garbage won’t make you feel good).
Then, renowned transcendental meditation teacher Jim Meade stops by to tell us his story of finding TM, how the tradition has grown, and the many associated health benefits
After sharing their failed detox horror stories, Laura & Clayton are joined by Functional Medicine doctor and gut health expert Dr. Patrick Hanaway to break down the FM approach to healing the gut microbiome (called The 5 Rs). Dr. Patrick actually trains other doctors on how to use The 5 Rs (so you KNOW he knows what’s up).
Laura & Clayton get into it with certified FM doctor Tamika Henry, whose struggle with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and work in weight loss & hormones led to some big insights about the way our bodies actually work. She shares what it’s like to work with an FM doctor and what to expect when you become a patient.
First, “Father of Functional Medicine” Dr. Jeff Bland tells our hosts Laura & Clayton why FM is so much more than your typical “a pill for an ill” healthcare.
Then Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum, Laura’s mom (and founder of The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy) gives us the perfect FM metaphor. We talk to Clayton’s mom, too, who just wants to know when he’s coming to visit.