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Episode 12: What’s Functional Medicine’s Role In Gut Healing?

You may have heard the term functional medicine being thrown around by holistic practitioners and nutritionists. But, do you really understand what it means?

On today’s episode, functional medicine doc, Dr. Vincent Pedre, joins Andrea on the show to explain how functional medicine is different from visiting your everyday doctor as well as, why it’s especially well-suited to heal the gut lining.

As an OG of the functional medicine movement, Dr. Pedre has a booming practice in New York City and is the author of “Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program To Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Eliminate Pain”. In addition, he’s regularly featured talking about gut health and functional medicine on national media outlets, such as Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, and The Martha Stewart Show.

On this show, Andrea and Dr. Pedre dig into the differences between functional medicine and conventional medicine, chat about why Dr. Pedre believes all disease begins in the gut, and explain how a well-designed cleanse can help put you on the path to healing.

To learn more about Dr. Pedre, visit https://www.happygutlife.com/ and connect with him on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

On this show, you’ll learn:

  • What is functional medicine? (1:25)
  • Conventional medicine and functional medicine working together (6:00)
  • Why do we focus first on the gut? (13:34)
  • Happy Gut and The Gut Care Program (17:06)
  • Dr. Pedre on cleanses (21:38)
  • Why legumes are taken out on a cleanse (28:06)
  • Innocent looking ingredient labels (30:11)

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