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Jan 13, 2023

Why You Should Listen: 

In this episode, you will learn how to approach biotoxin illness using a functional medicine model.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Terri Fox.   Terri Fox, MD, ABIHM is a holistic, integrative, functional medicine doctor in Boulder, Colorado where she founded Boulder Holistic Medicine.   She did her medical training at the University of California San Francisco Medical School.  She has practiced functional medicine for nearly 20 years and is board-certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic medicine.  In the realm of Lyme disease, she has participated in ILADS events and trained with Dr. Richard Horowitz.  She is also a Founding Member of ISEAI.  She works on her patient’s behalf as a medical detective searching for the underlying dysfunction, instead of just treating the symptoms.  She has expertise in fatigue, bioidentical hormones, sleep disorders, gastrointestinal dysfunction, and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome from mold toxicity and Lyme disease.  She brings a unique blend of western medicine, herbal medicine, nutrition and exercise counseling, supplements and stress reduction techniques to provide her patients with a true holistic approach to healing.  Dr. Fox begins the healing journey with her patients with a two-hour intake to unearth the underlying triggers that contribute to imbalance and dis-ease.  She uses the latest cutting-edge technology and lab testing to help illuminate underlying causes.   She does an extensive work up and tailors a unique individual treatment for you to restore balance and bring you back to wellness.

Key Takeaways:

  • What are some of the key functional medicine tests that may help to uncover those factors impacting health in biotoxin illness?
  • What tools can be used to optimize gut health and the microbiome?
  • Why is yeast an important exploration in the biotoxin patient population?
  • How important is implementing EMF hygiene to optimize outcomes?
  • What role do environmental toxicants such as heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides, and plastics play in biotoxin illness?
  • How important is supporting the adrenals?
  • What is the role of the supporting the mitochondria in biotoxin illness?
  • What are some tools for supporting sleep optimization?
  • What tests are used to test the person for the presence of mold illness and Lyme disease?
  • How is testing performed on the external environment in support of health?
  • What approach is used in treating mold illness?
  • How are Lyme and coinfections treated?
  • Do chronic viruses or MARCoNS matter?
  • What is the role of hypercoagulation and biofilm in chronic illness?
  • What is the role of limbic system retraining?
  • How important is it to consider mental and emotional trauma?

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Interview Date:

January 4, 2023


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The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.