For most employers, healthcare is the 2nd largest expense. Functional medicine uses root cause analysis, which is commonly used in business, to address other business issues.
The Future of Medicine featuring Mark Hyman, MD
Video provided by: TEDMED 2010
Opportunities for Functional Medicine in Corporate Wellness
Video provided by: The Functional Forum
Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini on Changing Workplace and Health Care
Video provided by: CBS News
Not that long ago, we thought our health was largely pre-destined. We were dealt our genetic hand, and were left to hope for the best. In that world, every healthcare interaction took place within the horizon of death, and the most that we could hope for from our doctors was to slow our progression to the grave.
Today, we know more. 80% of our health flows from the decisions we make about our lifestyle and environment and how those decisions cause our genes to express themselves. Good decisions can override bad genetics. The bottom line – we can create health.
My journey from conventional medicine to Functional Medicine began in possibly the most conventional setting possible. I graduated from medical school in 1985 and have been practicing medicine for over 31 years. I was trained as a traditional medical doctor (MD) and completed a residency in emergency medicine in 1994, and I served in a number of clinical and administrative positions during my 25-year career in the US Navy Medical Department Including three years as White House Physician to President Clinton from 1996 to 1999.
~ Winston S. Churchill, 1874-1965 AD