Paradocs: Trading a Hammer for a History. Dr. Blake Miller on Functional Medicine

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I confess that I hold a lot of biases when it comes to various surgical specialties. One such bias is that orthopedic surgeons – especially trauma – are not deep thinkers. My guest today completely turns that prejudice on its head as we discuss the role of nutrition and vitality in disease and recovery rates.

Setting the Hammer Down

Obviously, an orthopedic trauma surgery focuses their care on treating patients with fractures sustained in injuries. However, Dr. Miller now looks beyond the obvious mechanical or lab-based problems that patients present with. He uses some principles of functional medicine to seek the answers to what might afflict his patients. For instance, perhaps the pain in their joint isn’t from arthritis but from a dietary problem.

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