Awake and Thriving

The Holistic Wellness Approach to Functional Medicine

June 03, 2021 Andria Ryder
Awake and Thriving
The Holistic Wellness Approach to Functional Medicine
Show Notes


Meet Dr. Anita Wang, a board-certified MD with an anti-aging specialty for over 35 years. She utilizes an integrative approach to find the root cause of health issues, blending the best of conventional, naturopathic, and holistic medicine. 

In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast, Andria speaks with Dr. Anita about functional medicine and how it looks at the general wellness of a patient. She explains the difference between functional and conventional medicine and why the former is an addition to the latter, not a replacement. 

Listen in to understand the benefits of the four basic pillars of health which are food, movement, mood, and relaxation. You will also learn how to eliminate toxins in your system to reduce the risk of hormonal cancer.

“You need somebody who’s got a tool chest that’s a lot bigger than just one area.”- Dr. Anita
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What you will learn:

[1:07] Dr. Anita narrates the emotional story that led her to practice functional medicine. 

[6:16] The reactivity of primary medicine vs. the proactivity of functional medicine. 

[10:15] How to make your golden years golden by eliminating too much information in your body.

[13:18] The steps she takes her patients through to find the root cause of health issues. 

[20:16] The four basic pillars of good health that you need to work on before testing for any issues. 

[28:58] Understanding the good, the bad, and the ugly of toxins in your body and how to eliminate them to reduce the risk of hormonal cancer.

[32:38] The ongoing process of detoxification to improve your quality of life.

[38:26] She talks about her favorite green morning drink.  

[41:07] Why functional medicine is another tool and not a replacement for conventional medicine.


Relevant Links:

https://www.anitawangmd.com/