Delaware Valley Functional Forum Meetup Kicks Off Fall Series



Wendy Warner, M.D.

To kick off the fall series of presentations hosted by the Delaware Valley chapter of the Functional Forum, local guest speaker Wendy Warner, M.D., founder of Medicine in Balance, in Langhorne, will present on the topic of toxicity at 7 p.m. on September 27.


The evening will include both the live presentation by Warner and a screening of footage from the Functional Forum episode filmed at the Environmental Health Symposium in San Diego, California. Dinner will be provided, with time for Q&A, large and small group discussion and networking.

Warner’s talk, entitled “The Evolution of Environmental Medicine—Surviving and Thriving in a Toxic World”, is sponsored by Metagenics and will focus on the history of environmental medicine, the main five environmental toxins and how to reduce exposure to them on a community-wide scale.

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Talking Toxicity: Wendy Warner, MD, on Environmental Health Today

by Karen G. Meshkov

ED_WendyWarner_0517Wendy Warner, MD, is the founder and director of Medicine In Balance, a collaborative, holistic medical practice in suburban Philadelphia. She is a past president of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, a former member of the board of directors of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, and a national lecturer in integrative holistic medicine. Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as holistic medicine, she has expanded her practice to include men and teens. She has been an invited guest on The Doctor Oz Show and is also the coauthor of Boosting Your Immunity for Dummies.

Warner focused her early study of holistic medicine on botanicals, learning from nationally known herbalists such as David Winston and early physician pioneers including Dr. Andrew Weil. While searching for a more complete way of managing chronic conditions, seeking remedies for menopause and improved healing for her patients and herself, Warner was drawn to integrative medicine and nutrition and began incorporating yoga and meditation into her own daily life. Her strong interest in energy medicine then led her to become a master reiki practitioner and a student of shamanic healing practices.

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Our Longest and Often Most Challenging Relationship

by Patti McDougall

Our relationship with food can be a metaphor for our relationships in general. It is said that we do food like we do life. Think about this for a minute and ask yourself how you do food.
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Tips for Nurturing Yourself

We asked members of our community what they do to care for themselves in order to better help others. Here are their best tips and tricks for being a little selfish.

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Maintaining Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

by Patricia McDougall

patricia mcdougallIt’s that time of year again. Brand new calendar, holidays are a memory, it’s time for a fresh start. Perhaps the most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, often attempted with unused gym memberships and diets that quickly fade.
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Medicine In Balance Welcomes RN Health Coach

Patti McDougall has joined Medicine in Balance as an RN Health Coach to provide individualized planning, backed by credentialed medical supervision, for health-improving lifestyle changes. McDougall will help clients explore their motivation for change and develop a plan customized for their needs.

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