In this show I delve into Unconventional medicine or Functional medicine. My guest is Myrto Ashe, MD, who was initially trained in family medicine but switched to Functional medicine because it was so much more helpful in treating a family member diagnosed with learning and behavior problems. She is now a functional medicine doctor for both children and adults.
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Most conventional doctors ask: “What drug matches up with this disease?” Or, “What surgery do we need to do to fix this condition?”
Functional Medicine asks: “Why do you have this problem in the first place?” It looks to find the root cause involved with any disease or issue, and ultimately reveals why symptoms are there in the first place.
Dr. Ashe specializes in finding the underlying cause for stubborn medical conditions that won’t go away, can’t be solved, or require the ongoing use of medications. She finds that most problems have their origin in specific nutrient deficiencies, or an unusual reaction to a common substance.
Her approach is personalized by testing nutrients, genetics, food sensitivities, stool or looking for specific antibodies. Her treatments result in her clients experiencing increased energy and well-being, relief from allergies, joint pains, asthma, irritability, and gastrointestinal problems.
In this interview you will learn:
- What is functional medicine?
- What is the difference between how functional medicine treats patients compared to a specialty like child psychiatry?
- Do doctors know the root causes for autism, ADHD, anxiety, addiction?
- What underlying causes Dr. Ashe found in patients with these conditions?
- How many of these underlying causes are reversible?
- What part is played by genetics?
- What part is played by factors beyond the child’s control, like infections? Or upbringing? Or environmental impacts that happen before birth?
- What can a pregnant woman do to help prevent Autism?
- What can be done to reverse these conditions?
- What is the role of sugar and health and good fats and health?
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