Dr. Ben House has a Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin, which is one of the top ranked public universities in the United States. Dr. House is also a Nutritionist (CN), Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist (FDN), and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP). House was accepted to medical school without an undergraduate degree, but rescinded because during this time his father was fighting for his life with debilitating diverticulitis.
The conventional medical model prescribed him pain killers, antibiotics, saltine crackers, and white bread. This pushed House to question the sick care model and look for the underlying lifestyle and dietary factors that could be the reason why his father was in so much pain. Lo and behold his father had Celiac disease and within a week of removing all grains and diary from his diet he was symptom free. This was Dr. House’s first taste of Functional Medicine and he knew at that moment that this would be his life’s passion. Since then he has studied under some of the best in the world and continues to regularly attend and present at conferences and seminars around the world.
As a strength coach, House has worked at both the high school and collegiate levels, including time under Coach Wright at the University of Texas Basketball. Besides practicing Functional Med, coaching, and writing articles for Functional Medicine Costa Rica, House has numerous publications in peer-reviewed, high-impact scientific journals. House blends his knowledge of research and Functional Medicine with years of experience working directly with a variety of different clients.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- What is functional medicine (6:20)
- What is the difference between functional and conventional medicine (13:49)
- How to optimize your overall health (21:26)
- The 4 fundamental principles of health (25:18)
- How stress is linked to low testosterone in men (31:45)
- Lifestyle change vs medication (32:52)
- Do you really need to take multivitamins (47:35)
- Understanding testosterone (34:21)
- The truth about vitamin D (50:21)
- Micronutrients: what they are and why they’re essential (43:31)
- 7 Tips to help you restore and maintain your gut health (54:54)
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