Functional medicine is a new theory of conducting a medical practice that was 1st put together by Jeffrey bland, PhD, then made popular by Mark Hyman, M.D.

Is a theory that encompasses a preventative approach to medicine that takes into account, the whole individual – rather than someone with a set of symptoms. They encourage nutrition and exercise, adequate sleep, and have extended visits with their patients.

What’s not to like? Well quite a bit, according to their critics. In this episode I weigh the pros and cons of this theory of whole patient care.