Ask Me Anything! Fave Healthy Snacks, Supplements, Solving SIBO + Customized Ketotarian


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I always answer one of your health questions at the end of every episode; this week we are devoting almost a whole episode to the fan favorite Ask Me Anything! - and this time my lead functional medicine patient team is joining me! In this exciting bonus episode, we sit down for another behind-the-scenes look at a busy functional medicine telehealth center and answer some of your frequent health questions. We dive into our favorite snacks, supplements, and trends; the Ketotarian diet, and some common lab tests and blood work. We also dive into another patient case review, this one is centered around healing from the underlying gut health problem SIBO, for you to get a deep dive perspective of a functional medicine approach to reclaiming your health.

Andrea has worked with Dr. Cole for over a decade and within that time has seen thousands of patients alongside him and the staff. She is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and has additional certification and training through IFM, FMU, and the Wahls Protocol. Andrea works with patients through one-on-one nutrition coaching, emotional support counseling, and lab analysis. When not at work Andrea enjoys time with her husband and step children. Their whole family is passionate about health and helping others.

Emily is a graduate from Ohio University, IFM trained, and a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. As part of the patient support team, Emily provides care through one-on-one nutrition coaching and emotional support counseling. Outside of the office, Emily spends time with her husband and two children in addition to pastoring a church together.

Megan received her Masters of Health Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in Exercise Science and Chronic Disease. She is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and has multiple years of clinic training under Dr. Cole. Megan works with patients through nutritional counseling, individual lab analysis, fitness visits and a variety of other health optimization topics. When not in the office, she enjoys traveling, spending time in the city with her friends, and going on runs with her husband and dog.

A few of my favorite things we cover this episode:

  • An introduction to my Lead Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Team and some of our daily routines around the office
  • Some of our current favorite healthy snack alternatives that we can’t get enough of
  • How the Ketotarian diet serves everyone's bodies differently
  • The differences between functional medicine and conventional lab tests
  • Some of our current favorite supplements from The Collection
  • A fascinating patient case review and some of the common symptoms we see affecting our patient’s health and what to do about it

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Dr. Will Cole

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Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.