Episode 90: Functional Medicine As Chronic Illness Treatment

In this episode, host Haylie Pomroy and Denise Kruszynski, Nurse Practitioner from the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine (INIM), discuss the emergence of functional medicine as a source of hope for individuals struggling with chronic diseases with vague symptoms.

Denise Kruszynski mentions the impact of the holistic approach to reveal the root cause of the illness, the practical steps for those with limited access to healthcare, which includes nutrition and lifestyle changes, and the importance of writing down your symptoms when seeking medical assistance to maximize your doctor visits.

Together, they encourage patients with chronic illness to stay optimistic and empowered in finding answers for their condition.

Key points:

00:00 Introduction

02:58 What is functional medicine

05:10 Symptoms of chronic illness

06:56 The autonomic nervous system

08:44 Downstream evaluation of patients

11:03 What patients can do on their own

15:34 The importance of writing your symptoms

18:52 Generational trauma and cultural impact

19:56 What sets the INIM apart from other clinics

22:36 Expanding research into infusions and therapies

26:40 Point people towards nutrition

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Denise Kruszynski, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, IFMCP, is an experienced nurse practitioner at the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine. Denise has been marked by the review & application of research for the promotion of healing and wellness through nutrition, fitness, and education. She has extensive experience in the care of critically ill and traumatically injured patients for over 25 years. Her goal is to be an educated educator and encourager able to assist each individual to envision and tap into the amazing God-given resources available to them.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denise-pryor-kruszynski-56488429/

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