Fast & Functional Podcast

Bite-sized, 10 minute episodes for the busy person who wants to use easy, research-proven methods to improve health. I have a functional medicine approach that helps you understand how your body works so you can address the root causes behind the symptoms preventing you from feeling your best!

44 - Lessons Learned From Almost Dying
44 - Lessons Learned From Almost Dying
There's a saying that we're all motivated by one of 2 things: either inspiration or desperation. Unfortuna...
00:15:35
February 11, 2024
43 - How To Discover Your Food Sensitivities
43 - How To Discover Your Food Sensitiv...
Would your health improve if you did a food test to check for what you react to? Listen in to learn about when foo...
00:11:30
August 23, 2023
42 - The Pitfalls of Conventional Medicine, and When to Go Functional
42 - The Pitfalls of Conventional Medic...
I bet you've had the experience before of seeing your conventional doctor for a health issue, and walking away...
00:14:18
May 29, 2023
41 - Recharge: Quick Tips for Tired Days
41 - Recharge: Quick Tips for Tired Day...
Whether you've had some nights of poor sleep or just got back from a busy trip, we all have days where we'...
00:11:22
April 11, 2023
40 - Are Oils Healthy? Your Guide To Choosing the Best Options
40 - Are Oils Healthy? Your Guide To Ch...
Whether you're picking up a packaged snack or cooking stir-fry at home, it can be confusing knowing which oils can...
00:11:55
February 13, 2023
39 - Dehydration: Toxic Effects, How to Test, & How to Optimize It!
39 - Dehydration: Toxic Effects, How to...
We answer all the questions you've had about being hydrated and get you super motivated to start drinking more! Le...
00:11:12
December 30, 2022
38 - How COVID Has Affected My Labs and Symptoms
38 - How COVID Has Affected My Labs and...
Since I get this asked this often from my clients, I'm sharing my personal experience with how I've felt in the mo...
00:10:30
November 23, 2022
37 - Learn About Your Health By Deciphering Your Stools
37 - Learn About Your Health By Deciphe...
I talk so much about gut health because it's the foundation of overall health. But how do you know if your gut hea...
00:10:24
August 22, 2022
36 - Goodbye Acne: The Path to Flawless Skin
36 - Goodbye Acne: The Path to Flawless...
While there's all kinds of creams and serums that can help you deal with acne, in functional medicine we want to a...
00:10:35
July 28, 2022
35 - Pack These Foods To Feel Great Traveling
35 - Pack These Foods To Feel Great Tra...
While there may be some special meals you want to enjoy on your travels, eating whatever's available for all 3 mea...
00:11:37
June 19, 2022
34 - Getting Personal: Life Lessons From My Half Marathon
34 - Getting Personal: Life Lessons Fro...
Some might say I'm addicted to learning. Hey, it's one of the things that makes me so good at my job! Sometimes, I...
00:10:02
February 28, 2022
33 - Why Is My Hair Falling Out!?
33 - Why Is My Hair Falling Out!?
Noticing more hair in the shower (my husband calls me out on this in the episode 😬), or seeing a little more of...
00:09:22
January 23, 2022
32 - How To Have More Joy
32 - How To Have More Joy
We recorded this a week before Thanksgiving, so 'tis the season for gratitude and joy. Though sometimes, 'tis the ...
00:10:56
November 18, 2021
31 - Getting Personal: Why I Do What I Do
31 - Getting Personal: Why I Do What I ...
I take a break away from my typical style of teaching to get up close and personal with you guys. I share about my...
00:12:02
June 29, 2021
30 - Exercise Motivation: Top 10 Benefits
30 - Exercise Motivation: Top 10 Benefi...
We all know exercise is "good for us", but that general knowledge isn't enough to get us to do it! If you really w...
00:11:00
March 27, 2021
29 - Ask Your Doctor This At Your Next Appointment
29 - Ask Your Doctor This At Your Next ...
Want to make your time with the doctor more productive? Want to make sure you're not missing key information to yo...
00:10:49
February 23, 2021
28 - Are Diet Drinks Ok? The Best Alternative Sweetener
28 - Are Diet Drinks Ok? The Best Alter...
Many of us desire to eat or drink something sweet, but don't want the negative effects of sugar. Learn what could ...
00:10:24
December 28, 2020
27 - The #1 Fruit To Fix Your Gut
27 - The #1 Fruit To Fix Your Gut
Want to have better digestion, better bowel movements, a healthier immune system, and enjoy sweet fruit without in...
00:09:48
December 01, 2020
26 - The Truth About The Flu Vaccine And Tamiflu
26 - The Truth About The Flu Vaccine An...
Ever wonder how effective or safe it is to take what you doctor gives you for flu prevention or treatment? Want to...
00:18:15
October 31, 2020
25 - What Motivates Me to Exercise
25 - What Motivates Me to Exercise
It's not enough to know WHAT you want to do. You have to know WHY. Education without motivation (which comes from ...
00:10:28
October 05, 2020
24 - Why You're Still Tired With Enough Sleep
24 - Why You're Still Tired With Enough...
So you get the required 7-9 hours of sleep, yet you still don't feel ready to tackle the day, and struggle with en...
00:11:02
September 09, 2020
23 - How To Tell If You Need Magnesium
23 - How To Tell If You Need Magnesium
Many of us have insufficient magnesium status to maintain good health. Deficiency can affect everything from infla...
00:09:56
August 09, 2020
22 - Fix These 4 Common Exercise Mistakes
22 - Fix These 4 Common Exercise Mistak...
Are you putting in the effort to exercise and not sure it’s really doing anything for you? These exercise mistak...
00:10:48
July 26, 2020
21 - 4 Health Effects of Salt You've Never Heard Of
21 - 4 Health Effects of Salt You've Ne...
We've all heard salt causes high blood pressure. You'll learn it's actually not that simple, and that excessive sa...
00:10:07
June 26, 2020
20 - How Sunlight May Save Your Life
20 - How Sunlight May Save Your Life
We all know sunlight helps us make Vitamin D. But do you know just how important Vitamin D is? Or the other ways i...
00:11:54
May 31, 2020
19 - Self-Sabotage: How I Overcame It And How You Can Too
19 - Self-Sabotage: How I Overcame It A...
Learn the 3 common but destructive thought patterns we all engage in that keep us stuck in self-sabotage, and exac...
00:11:47
April 30, 2020
18 - How To Boost Your Immune System
18 - How To Boost Your Immune System
Grab a notepad and get ready to hear A TON of tips on how to stay healthy during cold and flu season.
00:13:23
March 16, 2020
17 - The Placebo Effect And The Power of Mindset
17 - The Placebo Effect And The Power o...
Makayla Ervin, business coach for female entrepreneurs, interviews me on this podcast. Listen in for some mind-blo...
00:27:43
March 12, 2020
16 - Overcoming Weight Loss Resistance
16 - Overcoming Weight Loss Resistance
Have you been trying to lose weight and get healthy for what seems like forever and you just feel like the results...
00:10:43
January 13, 2020
15 - How Stress Makes You Sick and Overweight
15 - How Stress Makes You Sick and Over...
Listen to in to discover how stress affects your metabolism, energy, gut, etc. I also describe how it affects deci...
00:10:45
October 28, 2019
14 - Is Thyroid to Blame? Part 3
14 - Is Thyroid to Blame? Part 3
The final episode in our Thyroid Series is all about taking action- learn a few key ways you can best support your...
00:10:59
May 28, 2019
13 - Is Thyroid to Blame? Pt 2
13 - Is Thyroid to Blame? Pt 2
You found out your thyroid is under-performing, now what? Learn what causes the thyroid to not function as well so...
00:11:09
May 15, 2019
12 - Is Your Thyroid to Blame?
12 - Is Your Thyroid to Blame?
Find out the symptoms that are most unique to hypothyroidism, what to test for, and what ranges show your thyroid ...
00:09:50
March 14, 2019
11 - Will Fruit Make Me Fat?
11 - Will Fruit Make Me Fat?
Fruit has sugar- and is a carb! Gasp! So should we be avoiding it if we want to lose weight? Listen in to find out...
00:10:32
January 16, 2019
10 - How To Survive the Holidays
10 - How To Survive the Holidays
Follow these tips to fully partake in the holidays while not making your health suffer. For example, learn about t...
00:12:58
December 10, 2018
9 - Debunking the Top 4 Sleep Myths
9 - Debunking the Top 4 Sleep Myths
Find out the truth about the best ways to sleep to maximize your health!
00:10:46
November 01, 2018
8 - Top 4 Supplements We Need
8 - Top 4 Supplements We Need
Find out which nutrients you are most likely to be deficient in regardless of your health or diet.
00:11:02
October 11, 2018
7 - Blog Chat: Why Diets Don't Work
7 - Blog Chat: Why Diets Don't Work
Have you noticed that the "calories in must be less than calories out" method of weight loss doesn't lead to long-...
00:04:20
September 25, 2018
6 - Gut Health Part 3 - Your Second Brain
6 - Gut Health Part 3 - Your Second Bra...
Learn how the gut can control so much of the body, from your mood to your joint pain to your weight!
00:10:08
September 10, 2018
5 - Gut Health Part 2 - Lifestyle
5 - Gut Health Part 2 - Lifestyle
This is the second of a 3-part series on gut health. Part 1 discuss Leaky Gut and diet, while this episode discuss...
00:10:10
August 25, 2018
4 - Gut Health Part 1
4 - Gut Health Part 1
Did you know we have more bacterial cells than human ones? Learn how to keep these guys healthy, and how they can ...
00:10:17
July 31, 2018
3 - Why Am I So Tired?
3 - Why Am I So Tired?
If you feel like you're living a generally healthy life and yet don't have the pep in your step that you used to h...
00:10:08
July 22, 2018
2 - Paleo, Vegan, Keto, Oh My!
2 - Paleo, Vegan, Keto, Oh My!
How do you know which diet you should follow to get the best results? Are any of them actually good for you anyway...
00:10:50
July 21, 2018
1 - What is Functional Medicine
1 - What is Functional Medicine
Listen as Katie and Phillip hash out the new 21st century way of doing medicine. Functional medicine is able to ad...
00:08:33
June 17, 2018