Should You Ditch Your Traditional Doctor for a Functional Doctor?

Functional medicine and functional doctor are buzz words right now. Functional exercise for that matter, too, have us all wondering if we need to change but, more importantly have us wondering what that really is!  My guest is an Iowa-based functional doctor. I of course had to live in Colorado to meet!  Stephanie Gray, DNP, MS, ARNP, ANP-C, GNP-C, ABAAHP, FAARFM, has been working as a nurse practitioner since 2009. She completed her doctorate focusing on estrogen metabolism from the University of Iowa in 2011.  She is the author of the FNP Mastery App and an Amazon best selling author of Your Longevity Blueprint. She is co-founder of Your Longevity Blueprint nutraceuticals with her husband, Eric. They own the Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic in Hiawatha, Iowa. Questions we cover in this episode: What is functional medicine and how does it differ from conventional medicine? And likewise how is a functional doctor unique from a traditional doctor?  Why did you personally need functional medicine? Chapter 1 of your book is all about Gut Health as the Foundation of your health. Can you expand on this? Share with the audience – and this will be a refresher for our regular listeners - Why is gut health so important and what symptoms can be linked to poor gut health? What nutrients do listeners need to focus on as they age? In addition to micronutrient testing, what signs and symptoms suggest that a woman might need to supplement (or to test to confirm)? Fatigue is a big complaint for many women in midlife. Will you review the many common causes of a common symptom like fatigue? How would a listener know if she would benefit from hormone replacement therapy to fight osteoporosis, hot flashes and other aging symptoms? What is your opinion? And if a listener didn’t want to do hormone therapy what alternatives are your favorites for trying natural hormone balance – in addition to modifying to a hormone balancing exercise program (of course!) ? INSERT 28 Day Kickstart Native Ad You Will Learn Symptoms of: Low estrogen Low Progesterone Low Testosterone Low Thyroid Identify the Thyroid tests you want to ask for specifically How to use natural therapies in addition to or instead of hormone replacement Connect with Dr. Stephanie Gray to ask more about whether a functional doctor is right for you: www.yourlongevityblueprint.com is for her book, supplements, blog and videos.  For 10% off the book and products! Get her free PDF on 3 Tips to Boost Hormones Naturally Her clinic site is www.ihhclinic.com for consultations.  Facebook:  @drstephaniegray @IntegrativeHealthandHormoneClinic Instagram: @stephaniegraydnp  Flipping 50 listeners! Take $20 off your lab order (choose from food sensitivity, micronutrients, thyroid, cortisol testing and more) CLICK the image:     

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