Christine was working at Stanford University. She was getting ready to follow the path of becoming a primary care practitioner. At about that time she was working in cardiovascular surgery with some colleagues on a research project. What Christine noticed was that she kept seeing the same names popping up.
Because in many cases, patients were having repeat heart bypass operations every couple of years, with a very high cost of medical expenditure and quality of life for these patients. She also noticed that, even though their arteries were repaired temporarily, and their lives saved, most patients came back year after year, saying that they had never received any nutritional or lifestyle information. All of them had continued as before in the way they were eating, which was consuming foods that were causing their issue to begin with. Christine said to herself, “there has to be something more”.
She decided she wanted to help people, not only to prevent cardiovascular disease but also to ensure that when the patients received their surgery discharge, that they received information on critical nutrition factors. So she started working with the functional medicine clinics in San Francisco, combining the best of both worlds; the functional medicine world and the world of medicine. Which lead her into functional nutrition and functional medicine care.
Her focus shifted to treating the root cause of people’s illnesses. Which lead her into the magical universe of the microbiome.
Believe it or not, the microbiome is in every cell of your body. So it’s kind of important (slight understatement) to your health.
And a large part of your microbiome is in your gut. Moreover, your gut contains 80% of the body’s immune system and what we also know is that EMFs suppress your immune system (hundreds of studies support.)