EPISODE 055: The Curative Power of Community with James Maskell

James Maskell is joining Michelle and in this episode, he explains in detail how there is a way to maximize health span and minimize cost, where the goal is self efficacy and people being well, not having a lifetime of  dependence on medication which is not only unhealthy but incredibly expensive. Community is the medicine that our society needs the most. As James exposes: we need to end the era of the triangle and start the era of the circle, tackling isolation and loneliness.

James Maskell’s mission is to empower the pioneers of next-generation medicine so that they can shift the paradigm and provide an alternative to people on a larger scale. His desire to expedite this major shift in medicine is the genesis of the Functional Forum, the world’s largest integrative medicine conference, which he founded in 2014 and is held on the first Monday of each month for health professionals, medical stakeholders, and digital entrepreneurs.

In this amazing conversation James Maskell also talks about his newest book which will be released on January 14th, called “The Community Cure: Transforming Health Outcomes Together”.

Key Takeaways:

[6:48] James Maskell talks about his life journey.

[10:03] James Maskell talks about his most recent book.

[12:16] Dealing with chronic disease.

[15:11] Why community is crucial.

[16:08] Who will benefit from reading James Maskell’s book?

[18:04] Community is medicine.

[19:02] The era of separation and its impact on health.

[22:03] The matter of privacy in relation to isolation.

[26:40] The best way for a group to connect is for them to share why they want to get well.

[28:51] The re-establishment of community around healthy behaviors.

[30:12] The heroes are people from communities.

[32:31] An exponential solution is the only one that can solve our current healthcare problem.

[37:30] It’s time for the era of the circle.

[38:05] What makes James rebellious?

[39:25] Rapid fire questions

Continue on your wild journey…

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When was the last time you felt truly cared for, like your health provider is invested in helping you find the root cause of your dis-ease and is offering common sense solutions to your problems? 

The Poppy Clinic thinks you need an innovative approach to understanding why you are experiencing symptoms in the first place, offering functional tests to help provide the answers that you need and solutions that make sense for your life. At The Poppy Clinic, we believe you deserve to thrive in your health and be an invested member in your healthcare partnership. We are an integrative healthcare team providing services such as naturopathic medicine, holistic medicine, nutrition, IV vitamin therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, scar release therapy and live cell blood analysis. Since we believe community is imperative for transforming your health, we also provide unique community health services: our women’s group Rebel Tribe, a 6 week meditation series, solstice meditation, group nutrition services and mom and baby yoga.

We want to transform your healthcare experience, and we believe that you deserve such clarity in your health that you can separate poppy seeds from soil — and now you know where the clinic name comes from!

We look forward to meeting you very soon! 

Get in touch with James Maskell. 

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The Evolution of Medicine, by James Maskell

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Evolution of Medicine

Pre order James Maskell’s book The Community Cure: Transforming Health Outcomes Together. Download the kindle version for free from January 14th to the 19th.

Quotes and Tweetables: 

“The future of primary care is going to be integrative medicine.” #therebelpodcast #primarycare #future #functionalmedicine

“Community is medicine.” #therebelpodcast #community #medicine

“For the first time in human history, life expectancy is going down consistently in America.” #therebelpodcast #lifeexpectancy #isolation

“Loneliness and isolation is the main cause of mortality in the US.” #therebelpodcast #loneliness #isolation #mortality

“We live in a society where there is mutual disempowering.” #therebelpodcast #society #disempower

 “You can be the hero in your community.” #therebelpodcast #bethehero #community

Naturopathic Doctor. Clinic director. mama of 2. Mom & baby practice. IV vitamin therapy. BHRT & hormone health. Digestion. Dr. Mom ND. Lover of life. Born Rebel.

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