DUTCH Podcast
DUTCH Podcast
Dec 13, 2022
Functional Medicine Q&A with Dr. Jeff Bland - Live from A4M World Congress in Las Vegas
Play • 35 min

In a special edition of the DUTCH Podcast, host Jaclyn Smeaton, ND, joins Precision Analytical founder Mark Newman, MS, and Jeff Bland, PhD—the “father of functional medicine”—for a live Q&A session. They discuss the beginnings of the functional medicine industry and reflect on the various directions the field is taking.  

Dr. Bland and Dr. Smeaton uncover some of the barriers to a functional medicine approach. Functional medicine isn’t the same as traditional disease-state treatment. Dr. Bland suggests ways to approach these barriers with providers that don’t already practice functional medicine. 

  • Philosophical barriers 
  • Lack-of-proof barriers 
  • Economic barriers 

Tune in to take part in this informative discussion. The Q&A session brings up important topics like the effects of COVID-19 vaccine/infection on cycling women; as well as accurately interpreting saliva hormone results for patients on hormone creams/gels. 

Plus, hear the announcement for the grand prize winner for the 10 Days of DUTCH giveaway!  

Sections and Timestamps 

  • 00:00 -Intro 
  • 02:07- 10 Days of DUTCH Giveaway winner announced 
  • 04:10- Dr. Bland discusses the changes in functional medicine 
  • 08:30- Functional medicine treats the patients that traditional medicine ignores 
  • 11:45- Dr. Bland shares story from early in his career 
  • 12:30- Barriers to working with patients/providers that are new to the functional medicine model 
  • 16:52- Q&A Begins 
  • 18:41- Is there any effect on menstrual cycles for female patients post Covid-19 vaccination? 
  • 23:28- Are exaggerated testosterone levels in saliva after hormone creams/gels indicative of systemic availability? 
  • 29:30- What is the value of looking at hormone metabolites? 
  • 33:15- Conclusion 


Dr. Jeff Bland’s website


COVID-19 Research Referenced

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