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"knowledge is power. Learn how your body works."

  • Team BLC

(VIDEO) Insider Tips: Functional and Integrative Medicine Secrets

· #1 Question: How do I get what I need from my MD/Primary Care? 3:15

· History of the scientific model and the family physician 6:00

o MD

o DO

o DC

o ND

· Labs and standard of care 11:45

o Example: TSH and Thyroid

· Institute for Functional Medicine 14:30

o Going back to school

o New way of thinking

· Standard of care may just be an opinion 15:45

o Drug interactions

o Example: SIBO

o Off label

· What is your attitude and expectation? 20:00

o No one is going to rescue you

o Own your health

o What is mainstream medicine good at

· FDA Disclaimer 22:00

o Medications/drugs are the only approved treatment for disease

o Alternative health works to make you as healthy as possible

· How to engage with your MD/Primary Care 23:30

o Be engaged and kind

o Respect their expertise

o Be an expert of your body

o Create a partnership

o Be firm with your request

· Personal Example: Back pain 30:45

· Lab example: GI Map 34:15

o Retests

· Comparing Traditional to Functional Medicine 36:00

o Looking at the root cause

o Holistic approach

· How to save money when seeing a Functional Medicine Provider 41:45

o Do health coaching in between doctor visits

o Do the work to get the best results

o Go in prepared

§ Fill out the questionnaires

§ Food logs

§ Testing in advance

§ Bring a friend

§ Learn more about your condition

· Get the BLC Book!

§ Be open to new ideas

· Personal Example: Head trauma 49:30

o Depression

o Anxiety

· Product recommendations for mood 57:00

· We ARE a walking Immune System 1:06:30

o Viruses

· Q&A 1:09:00

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Natural medicine meets cutting-edge science to dig deeper and provide answers as to why you don’t feel well. We hear you. We see you. We believe you – it isn’t all in your head and we’ve got the technique and labs to show why.

Body Love Cafe is a safe place to share your struggles, ask questions and look deeper for answers typically overlooked by conventional medicine. With a focus on “why” is this happening and “what” can be done to get to the root cause, the Body Love Cafe practitioners are trained to think differently.

This type of care creates a partnership between the patient/client and practitioner to best facilitate results and overall wellness. This means we actually listen and customize our protocols. Our team includes Functional Medicine, Nutrition, Bodywork/Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Health Coaching & Energy Medicine.

It all started after our founder after she suffered a “mystery illness” that left her declared permanently disabled. Unwilling to accept that diagnosis, she fought back to regain her health and then launched Body Love Cafe, our holistic health clinic in Walnut Creek, CA which recently won “Best of the Bay” by Diablo magazine for 2020.

In short, “we figure out why you feel like crap but your MD says you’re fine.”

Visit our website to learn more: or contact us at

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" daughter developed some health issues...I immediately brought her to BLC and the team was ever so compassionate, patient, and helpful in treating her stomach issues...  


As a parent, I am so grateful for

the help and continued support

in achieving the best health

for my daughter." 

— Kristina C.

"Dr. Zachary is very knowledgeable in alignment with the body and herbs and supplements ... for optimum health.


David is amazing with his healing hands of massage...the best massage therapist I have ever had. I highly recommend Body Love Cafe"

—Laurie H.

"love your body. heal your mind. feed your soul."

"health is not valued until sickness comes."

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