Nan Sprouse, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
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Nathan Goodyear, MD, FAARFM, FMNM
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Dr Goodyear speaks at AFMA 2016
Dr. Goodyear was honored to again speak at the American Functional Medicine Association annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. Dr.
Goodyear joined an outstanding list of speakers at the 2016 AFMA meeting. Dr. Goodyear spoke on the topic of ‘Physician Burnout’.
The first literary reference to physician burnout was a novel written in 1960 with the first definition of physician burnout originating in 1975. Over 40 years of research on physician burnout has focused on defining physician burnout, identifying the components of physician burnout, and obtaining statistics of physician burnout. Despite 40+ years of research, the trend of physician burnout is headed in the wrong direction. In 2001, the rate of physician burnout was 22%. The most recent statistics, from 2016, put the rate of physician burnout in excess of 55%.
Dive deep into Hormone metabolism with Dr Goodyear at 2015 AFMA
It has been said that brevity is the soul of whit. However, when it comes to the physiology of the body, brevity is the soul of ignorance. In reality, truth is evident in the complexity of the body’s physiology.
Hormones are the perfect example. Hormones are simple, right? Men are just Testosterone and women are just Estrogen. This is the way marketing portrays hormones. I often call it marketing-based medicine. In more recent years, you can see this thought in the massive uptick in the prescription of Testosterone for men. Unfortunately, 25% of men are never diagnosed with low Testosterone prior to initiation of therapy and 21% of men are never re-evaluated after starting Testosterone therapy. That is not therapy, but is in fact doping.
Natural therapies and the flu–what does the evidence show?
My previous post focused on the evidence of the flu vaccine and the prevention of the flu via the flu vaccine. As the evidence consistently shows, the flu vaccine does not prevent flu transmission and/or prevent complications from the flu. That is in addition to the historically very low match rates. This is not my opinion; this is not marketing; this simply is what the evidence shows. If you haven’t read that post and the evidence, I encourage you to stop and read the previous post on the evidence against the flu vaccine now.
If the the flu vaccine doesn’t prevent the flu, then how can you protect against the flu? Do we simply run the immune system roulette table every cold/flu season? How can you treat the flu if you are unfortunate to welcome the influenza virus into your home? Is all hope lost in our ability to protect ourselves and our loved ones against the cold and flu?
All hope is not lost. Below, I list natural, evidence-based therapies to prevent the influenza virus invasion and treat the influenza virus if the invasion does occur. The therapies listed are some of the more evidence-based therapies out there. These therapies will also work well against the other encountered viruses so prevalent this time of year.
Embracing the “C” word (no, not that one)
Sometimes Nurse Practitioners who practice wellness get a personal wake up call. After a recent phone call, I was immediately transported back 20 years ago when I received an almost identical call. Both times, I understood the information. Both times, I instantly denied the information. But each time, reality seeped into every adrenaline soaked brain cell. The biopsy report was positive for cancer.
My initial prognosis had mixed reviews. The surgeon was hopeful – the specialist not so much. The days and weeks that followed were full of opportunities to choose between fear or courage. I became a student of the many promises from God that I had taken for granted. I found myself more acutely aware of fellow sufferers in this “cancer club” and began praying for them with a new zeal.
Keep on Track with your Health–Simple Nutrition
Keeping On Track With Your Health- It Really Can Be Simple.
January, February, March have passed by and we are now moving into April. So, how is your health? How are your new year resolutions to improve your Health going?
By this time each year, many have fizzled in their efforts to improve their Health (whether it is to eat healthy, exercise, lose weight or just stay fit). Healthy nutrition seems to be extremely difficult with convenient (food that is quick and lacks nutritional value) and tempting foods so easily accessible. Living in Knoxville, with so many eateries, it seems so easy to pick up fast food, or eat at a quick line restaurant or even a sit down restaurants.
At what cost?
Seasons of Farragut ~ Clinic
Balance your body. Balance your life. It’s more than just a couple of phrases. Seasons of Farragut is a wellness center with a refreshingly different approach toward health and wellness. Why the focus on health and wellness these days? At Seasons we believe that wellness is the body’s natural state, and giving your body the support it needs is the key to a vibrant and healthy life.
Seasons blends state-of-the-art testing and medical knowledge to design an individualized treatment program for each patient. Using saliva, blood and GI tests, actual levels of hormones, vitamins, amino acids, toxins, bacteria, and more can be determined. Identifying and addressing food and chemical sensitivities can dramatically improve complaints of weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, joint pain, headache, IBS and more.
- Review Hormone Metabolites Progesterone Testosterone Cortisol November 7, 2016 Seasons Wellness
- The PhysioAge Systems July 6, 2016 Seasons Wellness
- Cortisol metabolites, the rest of the story October 30, 2015 Seasons Wellness
- Hormone Metabolites, the Rest of the Story October 2, 2015 Seasons Wellness
- Testosterone treatment and risk of venous thromboembolism: population based case-control study | The BMJ December 7, 2016
- Guidelines for the Management of Asymptomatic Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Summary Statement from the Fourth International Workshop: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism: Vol 99, No 10 December 6, 2016
- Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: Critical review and evidence base - Nutrition December 6, 2016
- Cigarette smoking and hormones : Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology December 5, 2016