Functional medicine is a mode of thinking, it’s not a formal medical specialty. While a practitioner could come from any area, the nearest relation is probably endocrinology.
I wanted my primary care physician to be someone who was knowledgeable, open minded, would listen to me and help me plan a course to achieve my health objectives. I needed a method to quickly widdle down a long list of possibilities. I called their offices and asked a two simple questions:
- Would they be willing to medically supervise a 30 day fast?
I had no intention of actually doing it, but I knew that most doctors would immediately say no and that only an enlightened doctor would entertain the idea.
- What is the best diet for improving IR?
I was looking for someone who was familiar with a HFLC diet.