Ep 100 – Q+A: Your Questions, Answered

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Can you believe we’re at 100 episodes?!  It’s been a slow and steady process over the past 3+ years, but consistency sure pays off! I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for listening and continuing to support me through this shift in my career from CrossFit Games athlete, to medical student, and now soon-to-be family medicine physician.

This podcast has been such a rewarding outlet for me to continue to highlight some amazing individuals in the world and share their stories and discoveries with all of you, in the hopes that their insights might positively impact your lives as well.

I wanted to do something special to celebrate this milestone, and although we have had some INCREDIBLE guests on the show over the past 3 years, it just felt like this was the appropriate time to have a more intimate conversation between me and YOU with a Q+A style episode.

In this episode we discuss:

  • CrossFit Health and the CFMDL1: what it is, how I’m involved, and how you can get involved
  • My take on the change in this year’s CrossFit Games format
  • The need to work towards creative solutions so that low-income patients and patients with serious medical conditions can get involved in CrossFit
  • Functional Medicine: what it is and how I became exposed to it
  • Ways students and practitioners can get involved with Functional Medicine
  • How to incorporate Functional Medicine into a standard medical practice
  • The power of group visits to make our healthcare model work
  • How we can take control of our own health and partner with a like-minded practitioner
  • Making Functional Medicine more financially accessible
  • My take on finding the healthiest way to eat given the conflicting dietary advice out there
  • Food sensitivity tests: are they worthwhile?
  • Nutrition and the role of quality, quantity, timing, and supplements
  • My own current nutrition routine
  • Other important health factors: relationships, regular activity including restorative activity, finding your purpose, sleep, stress reduction & down-regulation of the nervous system
  • My stance on the Health at Every Size movement
  • My current training routine
  • My thoughts on returning to competition
  • My tips for staying on track and prioritizing when you’re pulled in multiple directions
  • How I plan to integrate CrossFit Health and Functional Medicine into my own future practice
  • What I would most like to change about the current healthcare system

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Related Episodes:

Ep 07 – Dr. Mark Hyman on Functional Medicine, the future, and community

Ep 13a- Umahro Cadogan on Using Functional Nutrition to Create Health

Ep 13b- Umahro Cadogan on Using Functional Nutrition for Athletes and Recovery from Injury

Ep 22- Brigid Titgemeier on Functional nutrition

Ep 80 – Greg Glassman on Networking CrossFit Physicians and Fighting Chronic Disease

Ep 86 – James Maskell on Fight Chronic Disease with Community-based Healthcare

Ep 95 – Optimizing Your Nutrition with EC Synkowski

Ep 99 – Dr. Axel Pflueger on Fighting Chronic Disease with Fitness

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Disclaimer: This podcast is meant to share the experiences of various individuals. It does not provide medical advice, and it is not a substitute for advice from your physician or health care professional.