Testing & Medical Resources
I spent almost two decades under the care of conventional docs who not only told me that everything was in my head and but also prescribed damaging anti-anxiety & depressant meds. I then spent half of the time after diagnoses being a pharma guinea pig which caused major turmoil in my life. If I had simply made lifestyle/dietary changes....I would have started healing back then.
Now having said that, I realize that it’s NOT always black & white. Many of my clients will continue to need a collaborative combo whether it’s due to the severity/complications of their illness or that they’re not ready to go 'balls to the wall' for healing. Its important to note that I have no resentment towards the Docs I’ve seen over the years. They were limited by their teachings and every moment of all of it, brought me to the point where I am today...happily off all of my pharma meds, in remission -- healthier and more self actualized then I have ever been!
Again, I want to make it clear that I do not resent doctors in the conventional system, even with all of the horrific experiences. Many of them may not come around to incorporating a holistic outlook in patient care, but those that do can be powerful allies!
Lab Testing/Health & Medical Resources
MyMedLab – MyMedLab allows you to order lab tests online, without visiting your doctor, and connects you with a patient service center in your area to complete the tests. They also facilitate the dispersal of your results.
TrueHealth Labs – Order your own lab tests online with this slick system. Search their site to find 1000s of individual lab tests. Place your order and they handle the rest.
Institute for Functional Medicine – The IFM is the leader in functional medicine education and their website has an excellent “find a practitioner” search feature.
The Paleo Approach – The comprehensive, science-based guide to reversing autoimmune disease using the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, written by Sarah Ballantyne, PhD.
The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook – Mickey and Angie’s co-authored guide to living well with autoimmune disease through dietary and lifestyle modifications. Includes a 7-step plan, 30 day meal plan + recipes, and a 90-day lifestyle plan.
Brianna Marie, HHFC
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