Do you suffer from an autoimmune disorder, underlying health condition, or chronic pain? All too often, our healthcare practitioners target the symptoms of these ailments: the pain, the sickness, etc. In this episode, Jacob's guest Sarah Baker shares a different approach. What if, instead of addressing symptoms, medicine targeted the root cause of the problem?
What you’ll learn from this episode:
The functional approach to medicine
The importance of identifying the root-cause of symptoms
Your 2 most important priorities: sleep and nervous system regulation
Sarah shows us that addressing only the symptoms for an illness is like putting a band-aid on a gaping wound. Maybe it will help a little bit, but until the root cause is identified and the problem effectively treated, you won't be able to move forward and be the best you, you can be. This is Part 1 of a 2-Part series.
"Functional medicine recognizes that there's typically a root cause, hidden stressor, or conglomerate of different hidden stressors that work together and create the perfect storm for an illness or a health challenge or an imbalance." - Sarah Baker
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03:20 - What is functional medicine?
06:45 - How chronic stress impacts your body
09:25 - Overwhelming noise on health topics
10:00 - Prioritize Sleep and Nervous System regulation
About Sarah Baker:
Sarah Baker is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Integrative Nutritionist & Coach. Her passion is to help clients uncover the root cause of their health challenges, and to guide them through an approachable nutrition, health and lifestyle blueprint that is unique to them and easy to sustain. She has worked with clients from all over the U.S for 10 years, helping with lifestyle strategies they can implement at home, all while being a mom to her wonderful kids. Sarah is a published author of two books: Holistic Wellness and The Vegetarian Cookbook for Teens. You can also find her contributing to various morning shows in the Chicagoland area as an on-air health expert.
Connect with Sarah Baker:
Sarah's Instagram - @SarahBakerHealth
Sarah's Website - https://sarahnicolebaker.com/
Asana Mama - https://asanamama.com/
Green Circle Wellness - https://www.greencirclewellness.com/
About Jacob Moore:
Jacob Moore is the creator of 5 Bridges to Wellness and the founder of NoStigmas mental health support community. As an empowered childhood suicide loss survivor, Jacob writes and speaks internationally about trauma, holistic wellness design and thriving despite mental illness. In addition to being an avid user of both nature and dog therapy, Jacob practices meditation, yoga and martial arts to support his mental wellness. He splits his time between Chicago and the open road.