How do you help patients get off medications?

I frequently get asked by practitioners new to functional medicine how and when to take patients off of medications.

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When I am thinking of helping a patient get off a medication, I always have lifestyle, diet, and nutriceutical interventions in place first. The time to consider whether to taper off of a medication is after several months of consistent practice and clear benefits from lifestyle changes.  Continue reading “How do you help patients get off medications?”