Welcome to this weeks Functional Pharmacy Five, where I share with you some tasty tid-bits in about 5 minutes.
I kind of go of course from Pharmacy, though not Functional Pharmacy, and share with you a critical element to health and wellness, and a personal story I experienced this weekend at Yoga Teacher Training which was beyond moving.
I hope you enjoy it, and have a great week!
Be Well * Have Fun * Do Good
You know that feeling when your nearing your fiftieth trip around the sun and you have an aha moment, of…holy sh#% I dig what I am doing and OMG, look what I have been missing!!! One of the missings for me has been community, which is funny as I am a community pharmacist, and you can find me jawing with my customers on goings on in their life on any given day.
This is different.
This is being IN community.
Being IN community is a root to a healthy and rewarding life, and what I have learned the past year is that both #yoga and #crossfit come with amazing support structures and built in communities.
I have always been the one happy enough to observe the world from my stand alone perches, get lost hiking up in the mountains, find a stream to sit beside with my pad and pen, or just get out on my skateboard and flow.
I began Yoga Teacher Training back in May. It has been an amazing experience, and in addition to the rewarding nature of being able to teach the functional medicine...
Here’s this weeks Functional Pharmacy 5- where I share some health or practice building tips in about 5 minutes…give or take
First off, I wanted to thank everyone who was on the introductory CE for Functional Pharmacy Certification, we had an amazing turnout and great response.
I am really excited to expand this journey with you.
If you signed up for level one, congrats, and if you didn’t, let me know any questions or concerns you have, and you can sign up at any time, even if you were not on the call this week.
And…as we are putting together Level II as we speak, I would love to hear what you would like to see… (the video explains more ) not to belabor…
And ready for the 5? Enjoy the video…I share with you some of the tid bits on health and wellness from Level I – the Power of Play and being in Nature.
So, I’m pretty psyched...we’re just about to launch the Integrative Pharmacy Specialist Certification Program through Freece.com with an introductory overview on September, 12.
In this module I share with you the 5 Primary Keys to Functional Pharmacy, and the first one, Diet…actually, lifestyle diet.
What is a lifestyle diet?
A lifestyle diet encompasses the food someone eats, along with lifestyle factors that will further impact health in either a positive or negative way.
Lifestyle factors that are commonly associated with dietary patterns include:
Its understandable that 80% of our body composition is attributed to the foods we eat, and it’s the lifestyle measures that complement our food choices and help keep us on track.
This is why when lifestyle is not incorporated into a diet…the diet doesn’t work.
What are your favorite elements of lifestyle...
Approximately 1/3 of Adults in the US do not get adequate sleep each night- the plaque of ‘short-sleepers’ can lead to metabolic conditions, inflammation, spiked cortisol and much more.
Reasons for not sleeping can be elevated cortisol at night time due to an imbalanced stress-repair ratio, or along the same lines, that dreaded monkey mind that seems difficult to shut down around 2-4 in the morning.
Many supplements have been touted over the years, inhibitory neurotransmitters to calm down the mind, nervines and relaxants, and many to great avail, many to temporary fixes, others leaving people dragging their feet day in and day out.
Now it looks like the massive influx of hemp-based products, touting the benefits of CBD have something to say about it…as Hemp CBD supplements have spiked sleep supplement sales by 12% in 2018, and the numbers are expected to keep climbing.
As a practitioner, I have seen very good results, across the board, regardless of why the...
I just uploaded this weeks functional pharmacy five. 5 minutes or less to share with you some groovy tid-bits of our community.
Today...lets talk breast cancer, metabolites, methylation and free rad’s...and yes, in just 5!
Have a great day...
Be well. Have fun. Do good.
...And a happy Sunday to you.
So I was thinking. As I have been working with other practitioners to help them implement natural medicine into their practices for over a decade now, one of the most common rejections I first hear from a practitioner who is "green" to practitioner grade supplements is, "my customers won't pay that."
Time and time again, and time and time again, they realize, its not about ability to pay, its about willingness, and if you have a client base that see's such value, I caution not to pass your beliefs or judgement's on them. .
Over the last few months as I have been getting my feat wet in the CBD market, from going over the research, asking questions, answering questions, sometimes recommending it, and writing retorts to the local medical community when they question the 'evidence-based' affect...I have realized one huge thing that must not be overlooked!
There is literally no price resistance to CBD, and people are coming to the table with questions on...
Sunday Reset with Rob… It’s Cool to be Alone, In fact its Needed
I didn’t know what to write for you this week, in fact, I didn’t really start thinking about it until about 9:10 AM today (1/27/19) as I have had a super busy week- although completely gratifying.
I have been putting together a project I am super excited about- based on lifestyle/functional medicine, and one of the key factors to one’s health and well-being is community, being social.
Although…for many, this could be a double-edged sword, because as detrimental a life of no connection can be, individual alone time is greatly needed for ones health, wellness, and outright creativity.
This quote came across my desk…
“I secretly enjoy being alone - hiking alone, skiing alone, walking along the beach alone, going to movies alone. Do not get me wrong, I like sharing my life with other people, but sometimes I really enjoy being as alone as possible.”
- Josh Zuckerman