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Is the Future Functional Medicine? With James Maskell

Boomer Anderson
November 21, 2018
55
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James Maskell talks about systems thinking, patient/practitioner engagement, and root cause resolution as the future of medicine. His newest venture, KNEW Health, seeks to change the face of healthcare by adopting a functional medicine model and making healthcare more affordable.

The reason why functional medicine appears expensive. I think it's actually an illusion, right? What what's actually expensive $10,000 per person in America per year is expensive. Humira, at $5,000 per month for a biological, is expensive. Healthcare is expensive, the reason why functional medicine appears expensive, is because it's not included in your medical plan.

James Maskell Who is James Maskell?

With the soul of an advocate and the mind of an entrepreneur, James Maskell has spent the past decade sparking debate and encouraging a shift away from conventional western medicine and toward a wellness-centered, functional medicine model—starting with the doctors themselves. To that end, he created Functional Forum, the world’s largest integrative medicine conference with record-setting participation online and growing physician communities around the world. His organization and best selling book of the same name, Evolution of Medicine, prepares health professionals for this new era of predictive, preventive medicine.

His newest venture, KNEW Health, is a new alternative to health insurance for health-conscious Americans. He is an in-demand speaker and impresario, being featured on TEDMED, HuffPostLive and TEDx, as well as lecturing internationally.

Key Highlights of the Podcast

  • [5:09] Why did James start the Functional Forum?
  • [14:59] How does Functional Medicine bring down the cost of healthcare?
  • [21:51] The case for more functional medicine doctors
  • [28:12 ] Why Trump getting elected allowed James to start KNEW Health
  • [34:41] How to scale the community model KNEW Health promotes?
  • [44:01] Psychedelics and their role in fixing PTSD
  • [45:34] Does KNEW Health plan to expand outside of The United States of America?
  • [49:23] James answers the final four questions

Resources Mentioned

The Final Four with James Maskell  What is health to you?

  • The ability to actualize your potential as a human

How do you enhance your focus?

Favorite book on high performance?

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