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138. How Functional Medicine and Community Health Insurance Cure Chronic Disease, Increase Longevity and Save Money | James Maskell

James Maskell Functional forum

James Maskell (@mrjamesmaskell) is the founder of Functional Forum, the world’s largest integrative medicine conference and KNEW Health, a transformation alternative health-sharing insurance model. He’s health advocate and entrepreneur, that’s spent a decade encouraging a shift from conventional western medicine toward a wellness-centered, functional medicine model—starting with the doctors themselves. He’s also the founder of the Evolution≠ of Medicine, a community e-commerce platform for highly customized , tools, products, and services, to embark on a new way of managing healthcare. His book of the same name is available now. James lectures internationally and has been featured on TEDMED, Huffpost Live, TEDx, the HuffingtonPost and more.

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In today’s episode we discuss:

  • What Western healthcare got wrong with medicine and health
  • Ways to fix the healthcare incentive problem, which actually work
  • How growing up on a commune influenced James’ life
  • The problem with pharma’s quick-fix silver bullet
  • Why James decided to reinvent the healthcare system
  • How community and belonging can beat out any medicine
  • What James thinks about wearables and genetic testing
  • The one constant among Blue Zone societies
  • Why functional medicine is the solution to health
  • How to design health into our societies
  • Why we need direct democracy
  • The surefire way to avoid regret
  • Why AI and brain-machine interfaces worry James
  • The scary truth about soil quality
  • What you NEED to know about Obamacare and insurance
  • Why regenerative agriculture needs more focus now

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