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Functional Wellness of the Future is Now

Podcast 160

This week’s guest is Tom Underwood of Tom Underwood Wellness. He specializes in functional medicine and is here to chat about how health coaches can support functional medicine practitioners, among other interesting topics.

In this episode, Cathy and Thom discuss

  • What functional medicine does for coaches to help them help their clients better.
  • The new company Thriver and what they do.
  • How COVID has created great leaps in telemedicine.
  • A discussion about the effect hormones have on memory and hormone treatments.
  • Tom’s position in the company and opportunities that will be coming up for others soon.
  • How stress and lack of sleep destroy your health.
  • How much of health begins in the gut.
  • Thoughts on supplements.

Thom Underwood has been working as a Health Coach since June of 2014 and specializes in applying Functional Medicine to create sustainable, long term and permanent change, for his clients. Functional Medicine is different because it addresses the underlying causes of disease and ill health. With this approach he engages in a unique therapeutic partnership that leads one to achieving optimal health goals.

Born in Detroit and raised in Middleville, he spent 8 years in the US Navy. Proudly serving our country in this way means I know a lot about the value of service and of doing things right. And these are the values he aims to bring to his client’s experience.

Certified in Applied Functional Medicine for Coaching from the School of Applied Functional Medicine in August of 2017, PN Level 1 Nutrition Certification 2020, and as a Graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in March of 2015, he has in-depth knowledge of more than 100 dietary theories. But this isn’t just all theory. In February 2007, Thom weighed 289 lbs and had a body fat percentage that was off the charts. He turned this around using the tried and tested methods that he now uses with his clients.

Memorable Quotes:

  • “This is a huge benefit for any health coach, because not all health coaches are meant to run businesses.”
  • “You can’t medicate your way out of something that you behaved your way into.”

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