Whether you’re new to functional medicine or you’ve been practicing in the field for a while, you know that inflammation is a root cause of many chronic conditions and debilitating symptoms—and that one of the biggest drivers of inflammation is food sensitivities. The gold standard for diagnosing food sensitivities is the elimination diet, but compliance is low.
In this episode of New Frontiers, I talk with Dr. Joel Evans the Medical Director at KBMO Diagnostics, which provides state-of-the-art food sensitivity testing. He explains how KBMO tests can help pinpoint food sensitivities with more precision than other tests, helping improve compliance and expedite treatment outcomes.
About Joel M. Evans, M.D.
In addition to his role at KBMO Diagnostics, Dr Evans is the Director of The Center for Functional Medicine in Stamford, CT. He also serves as the Director of Curriculum development of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy.
He is a member of the senior faculty of The Institute for Functional Medicine and continues to serve as the “external lead” of the IFM Advanced Practice Module in Hormone Health since its inception. He has a special interest in Breast Cancer and serves as the Medical Director of the Keep-A-Breast Foundation.
Dr. Evans is a peer reviewer for Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine and Global Advances in Health and Medicine and a member of the editorial advisory board of Holistic Primary Care. He recently authored a chapter on Nutrition and Sociogenomics.
In this podcast, you’ll hear:
- Inflammation as a root cause of chronic conditions and frustrating symptoms
- The limitations of many current food sensitivity tests
- How the KBMO test avoids generating false positives
- The importance of C3D testing and how the KBMO test looks for that molecule
- Why a surprising number of people have a sensitivity to curcumin
- The role of food sensitivity in miscarriage
- Why Dr. Evans has made the KBMO test the first one he uses with new patients