Pharmacists in Functional Medicine

Pharmacists in Functional Medicine

Dr. Izabella Wentz writes:

I often have people reaching out to me, asking for recommendations for someone who does what I do for the thyroid, but for another condition. So in honor of Pharmacists Month, I thought I would put together a list of colleagues — pharmacists who specialize in a functional medicine approach to various conditions. I hope this will be a great resource for you, or someone you love.

In a broken healthcare system that is centered around disease, functional medicine seeks to address the root cause of illness and restore health to the patient. It is often defined as healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person, including all aspects of their lifestyle. The field is growing rapidly, with approximately 100,000 functional medicine practitioners in current practice.

Pharmacists who practice functional medicine combine their knowledge of health conditions with a therapeutic mindset and a root cause approach that allows them to look at a patient’s health history, lifestyle, and triggers and offer solutions from a holistic point of view. While most people think pharmacists just want to “drug” their patients (and perhaps some do!), I personally studied lifestyle medicine in pharmacy school. We would often recommend lifestyle interventions for mild cases of many conditions, and reserve medications for the times when they were really needed.

Additionally, we were taught to always recommend lifestyle changes in conjunction with medication. It was my training as a pharmacist that led me to question the standard medical paradigm that only recommended thyroid hormones for Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism and didn’t have any consideration for lifestyle interventions! Thanks to this very training, I began to research lifestyle changes for thyroid conditions and started writing Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause.

Everyone’s root causes of Hashimoto’s will be different, as we all have our own unique genetics and lifestyles. My mission as your Thyroid Pharmacist has been to help you uncover your own root causes and assist you on your healing journey. I am excited that there are many others in my field who are using their own knowledge and specialties to help people find healing from a variety of different conditions.

Pharmacists are trained in optimizing treatment options, and I love how many are looking past medications as treatment modalities. I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight a few of the pharmacists with unique specialties whom I respect and recommend. My hope is that those who really need this information will find a helping hand on their journey toward healing.

How many push-ups can you do? Study finds men who can do 40 have lower risk of heart disease


The number of push-ups a man can do may be a good indicator of his risk for heart disease, a new study found.

The study, conducted by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, compared the heart health of male firefighters over a 10-year period. Those who could do more than 40 push-ups during a timed test at a preliminary examination were 96 percent less likely to have developed a cardiovascular problem compared to those who could do no more than 10 push-ups, according to the report published Friday in the medical journal JAMA Network Open.

Nearly half of U.S. adults deal with some form of cardiovascular disease as of 2016, according to the American Heart Association.The study’s authors believe push-ups may be an easy way to test men’s risk for heart disease.

CDC officials admit trying to destroy documents

Shredding Testimony

Watch this news video and realise that this was several months BEFORE Dr William Thompson, the #CDCWhistleblower was outed. We were told that it was ridiculous to assert that the CDC would order documents to be destroyed or to change the outcome of anything they had done but here you see, they definitely had a history of doing just that.

MEDICAL HORROR: Genetic sequencing of common vaccine finds entire male human genome from aborted human baby… “a complete individual genome” with abnormal, modified genes… 560 genes linked to cancer


Vaccines are routinely formulated with aborted human fetal cells known as MRC-5 and WI-38. The CDC openly lists some of the vaccines that use these “human diploid” cells, including Twinrix (Hep A / Hep B), ProQuad (MMRV) and Varivax (Varicella / chicken pox). FDA-published vaccine insert sheets such as this one for Varivax also openly admit to the use of aborted human fetal cell lines such as MRC-5:

Today, we bring you another perspective on the latest drama from Washington, D.C.

Impeachment… or CIA coup?
By Dr. Ron Paul

Dr. Ron Paul is a former member of Congress and presidential candidate. While in Washington, D.C., he was one of the few voices advocating for limited government, individual liberty, and sound fiscal principles.

And in this essay, he asks whether the Deep State has a hand in the latest Trump impeachment theatrics…

You don’t need to be a supporter of President Trump to be concerned about the efforts to remove him from office. Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced impeachment proceedings against the President over a phone call made to the President of Ukraine. According to the White House record of the call, the President asked his Ukrainian counterpart to look into whether there is any evidence of Ukrainian meddling in the 2016 election and then mentioned that a lot of people were talking about how former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stopped the prosecution of his son who was under investigation for corruption in Ukraine.

Democrats, who spent more than two years convinced that “Russiagate” would enable them to remove Trump from office only to have their hopes dashed by the Mueller Report, now believe they have their smoking gun in this phone call.

It this about politics? Yes. But there may be more to it than that.

It may appear that the Democratic Party, furious over Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss, is the driving force behind this ongoing attempt to remove Donald Trump from office, but at every turn we see the fingerprints of the CIA and its allies in the U.S. Deep State.

In August 2016, a former acting director of the CIA, Mike Morell, wrote an extraordinary article in the New York Times accusing Donald Trump of being an “agent of the Russian Federation.” Morell was clearly using his intelligence career as a way of bolstering his claim that Trump was a Russian spy – after all, the CIA should know such a thing! But the claim was a lie.

Former CIA Director John Brennan accused President Trump of “treason” and of “being in the pocket of Putin” for meeting with the Russian president in Helsinki and accepting his word that Russia did not meddle in the U.S. election. To this day, there has yet to be any evidence presented that the Russian government did interfere. Brennan openly called on “patriotic” Republicans to act against this “traitor.”

Brennan and his Deep State counterparts James Comey at the FBI and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper launched an operation, using what we now know is the fake Steele dossier, to spy on the Trump presidential campaign and even attempt to entrap Trump campaign employees.

Notice a pattern here?

Now we hear that the latest trigger for impeachment is a CIA officer assigned to the White House who filed a “whistleblower” complaint against the president over something he heard from someone else that the president said in the Ukraine phone call.

Shockingly, according to multiple press reports the rules for CIA whistleblowing were recently changed, dropping the requirement that the whistleblower have direct, first-hand knowledge of the wrongdoing. Just before this complaint was filed, the rule-change allowed hearsay or second-hand information to be accepted. That seems strange.

As it turns out, the CIA “whistleblower” lurking around the White House got the important things wrong, as there was no quid pro quo discussed and there was no actual request to investigate Biden or his son.

The Democrats have suddenly come out in praise of whistleblowers – well not exactly. Pelosi still wants to prosecute actual whistleblower Ed Snowden. But she’s singing the praises of this fake CIA “whistleblower.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer once warned Trump that if “you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.” It’s hard not to ask whether this is a genuine impeachment effort… or a CIA coup!

Australian State Passes Bill Allowing Abortions Up to Birth, Pro-Abortion Politicians Hug and Cheer

Pro-Abortionist Celebrate

(Tom: I am SO pleased they are doing this instead of defending our wildlife and forests from logging, our rivers, dams and aquifers from fracking, our air from the pollotion caused by coal fired power plants, our farmers from the effects of too little advance planning and water mismanagement and corruption, our political system from the corruption from corporate donations, the legal system from the usurpation of our right to trial by jury, the coerced medication of children with vaccines and all of us with fluoride contrary to the Nuremberg Code… …the list is long about what an honest government working for the benefit of its people incontrvertibly SHOULD be doing instead of legalising murder of the helpless.)

Pro-abortion politicians celebrated Thursday after the Australian state of New South Wales legalized the killing of unborn babies up to birth.

The controversial law allows abortions for any reason up to 22 weeks and up to birth with the permission of two doctors and a hospital committee, The Independent reports.

Ignoring strong opposition from New South Wales citizens, lawmakers in the upper and lower house quickly passed the bill with very few amendments. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, MP Alex Greenwich, the lead sponsor of the bill, and other pro-abortion politicians cheered and hugged each other in celebration Thursday after they voted to strip away basically all protections for babies in the womb.

“Abortion has been decriminalised in NSW. I am sorry this has taken so long,” Greenwich said after the vote.

But Margaret Tighe, president of Right to Life Australia, mourned the news.

“There should be no cause for jubilation in New South Wales today when the death knell has been sounded in the New South Wales Parliament for unborn children in the womb – abortion now being allowed up till birth,” she said.

Tighe said the law does not even give babies who are born alive after botched abortions full protections. She expressed concerns about inadequate conscience rights protections for pro-life medical professionals as well.

“We are proud of the many members of the Parliament of New South Wales who were unwavering in their stand for life and posed amendment after amendment to contain this horrendous bill,” she said.

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Pro-abortion lawmakers rejected a long list of amendments, including measures to ban the sales of aborted baby body parts and to require pain medication for unborn babies capable of feeling pain, ABC News reports. They did pass amendments to protect unborn babies from sex-selection abortions and to add at least some conscience protections for pro-life medical workers.

Abortion activists tried to ram through the radical pro-abortion bill quickly. The bill passed the lower house of parliament in August, just days after pro-abortion lawmakers introduced it.

Homeless Woman Sings Opera In Los Angeles Subway – Inspirational Videos

Emily Zamourka

It was a breathtaking moment captured on camera when a police officer recorded this homeless woman singing in a Los Angeles subway.

52-year-old Emily Zamourka was stepping off the subway one evening when she started to sing an opera classic. Her melodious voice captured the attention of a nearby LAPD police officer and he asked if he could record her performance.

At first, Emily was a bit shy but she eventually allowed the officer to video her Puccini song. Later, the police officer posted the video on the department’s social media and the views started to climb.

The officer wrote, “4 million people call LA home. 4 million stories. 4 million voices … sometimes you just have to stop and listen to one, to hear something beautiful.” It was a simple sentiment that so many others have felt too. Now, Emily finds herself at the center of a viral phenomenon. She shared with the Los Angeles Times how a series of medical struggles and unstable employment led to her eviction.

Now, this homeless woman spends her nights on the subway and her days walking down the streets. But all that is about to change thanks to this one special serenade. Once her identity was discovered, people from all over reached out to help Emily. She’s already booked a singing gig and others are helping to provide shelter and basic necessities for the inspiring woman.

It’s a whirlwind of emotion but Emily is thankful for every moment. “I want to thank that police officer who did that video, and I wanted to thank God that he inspired me to do that.”