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Apr 25, 2020
Telemedicine Practice as a Means to Support Immune System
Telemedicine is here to stay. Running a full time or part time telemedicine practice with a focus on integrative and functional medicine is in my DNA! My teacher, Dr. Bill Timmins, had a full time functional medicine practice on the phone in the late 1980's and when he trained me in the early 1990's I would go to his office and observe him working with patients on the phone, year after year, until I was fully trained. And right now in a effort to "pay it forward" I am working with over 1,000 doctors in our free Transition to Telemedcine Q and A class to pass on the knowledge given to me by my teachers like Dr. Timmins. If you're interested in the class you can sign up at our "classes" tab on the home page of the website. There are many advantages of a virtual practice for both patient and doctor and I think most doctors that move to telemedicine are surprised by how much they enjoy it and how little they miss their brick and mortar clinics. Right now in my virtual practice of functional medicine we are focusing on ION Panels, measuring the key immune nutrients like vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc and selenium. The ION panel helps you monitoring glutathione levels and learn the best ways to reduce inflammation in a given patient using things like essential fatty acids and NAC. Through testing we can set up immune support programs that can help activate the immune system and reduce inflammation. Functional medicine practitioners have been focusing on strengthening immune health for generations and it seems this approach to healing is more important now then ever before. Every morning to keep my own immune system firing at 110% I've started to make a drink which is a mix of tumeric, ginger, lemon and cayenne with a splash of apple cider vinegar. Wow, talk about anti-inflammatory! If you don't have a juicer I'd highly recommend a Green Star model, they are well worth the investment, I use mine constantly.