The Community Cure: Transforming Health Outcomes Together

Nov. 13, 2020

Author, speaker and entrepreneur James Maskell is passionate about healthcare transformation. He is the co-founder of the Functional Forum, the world’s largest integrative medicine conference. He lectures internationally, and has been featured on TEDMED, Huffpost Live, TEDx and more, and is a contributor to Huffington Post, KevinMD, thedoctorblog and MindBodyGreen. He also serves on the faculty of George Washington University’s Metabolic Medicine Institute.

On this podcast, James discusses the importance of disrupting the current state of medicine and accelerating its future. He describes his goal to empower clinicians to transition to a functional medicine model and to become leaders and change agents toward healthcare that is preventative and sustainable. We also talk about the importance of community and it’s critical role in avoiding chronic illness.

Here’s the outline of this interview with James Maskell:

[00:01:34] Living in a commune in Colorado.

[00:03:16] Book: The Community Cure: Transforming Health Outcomes Together, by James Maskell.

[00:05:00] Podcast: Free to Learn: Unleashing the Instinct to Play, with Peter Gray, PhD.

[00:08:10] Making functional medicine the standard of care.

[00:10:05] Functional Forum.

[00:10:43] Problems with scaling up functional medicine.

[00:13:22] Micropractice.

[00:15:19] Solving the problem of loneliness.

[00:15:50] Video: George Slavich, PhD: How Much Does Social Stress and Isolation Affect Health?

[00:19:23] Book: Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection, by John T. Cacioppo & William Patrick.

[00:20:30] Nuclear families as the current norm.

[00:20:45] Book: The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease, by Daniel Lieberman; “dysevolution”.

[00:25:44] Book: The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous, by Joseph Henrich.

[00:30:32] Organizing health coaches and the value of groups.

[00:35:35] Simon Marshall, PhD and world champion triathlete Lesley Paterson.

[00:37:19] Podcasts featuring Julian Abel, MD: Building Compassionate Communities to Improve Public Health and Maintaining Social Connection in the Era of COVID-19.

[00:37:31] How a practitioner can start utilizing groups.

[00:41:28] Autoimmune Protocol (AIP); Mickey Trescott at Autoimmune Wellness; Podcast: The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen: Applying the Autoimmune Protocol.

[00:42:14] Health sharing systems.

[00:46:00] Knew Health health sharing; Liberty Health Share.

[00:48:46] Evolution of Medicine; The Community Cure; Instagram.

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