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What It’s Like Working With Wisdom

Oct 10, 2022

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Are you suffering from ongoing health issues? Maybe it’s a digestive problem, skin breakouts, chronic pain, or fatigue. Or maybe you’re not entirely sure what’s wrong, but can feel deep down that something in your body is off. You’re not alone, an estimated 133 million Americans – nearly half the population – have some form of chronic health issue. Most of these people never truly fix their health issues. Instead, they learn to live with them as their new “normal.”

This is a tragedy, as most chronic conditions are highly manageable or even reversible. The World Health Organization published a study back in 2005 that demonstrated 80% of chronic conditions are highly preventable. We at Wisdom would love to help pave a path for you to return back to full, vibrant health. Living with a chronic health issue does not need to be your new normal. If there’s one thing you take away from reading this, it’s that:

Chronic health issues can be reversed. They don’t need to ruin your life.

Are you tired of the conventional healthcare system? Have you been waiting months to see your doctor, only to be rushed through an appointment and given a new medication? Have you got yourself into a rut researching online only to find conflicting information?

All of this causes many to turn to natural medicine. Perhaps you’ve dabbled in acupuncture, homeopathy, or making diet changes. Or maybe you’ve already seen a holistic doctor, and didn’t have a great experience. And while these can all be good steps, the truth is it’s still not enough to truly manage or reverse most health issues – not even close.

Why none of this works…

If you’ve tried any (or all) of the above, there’s a reason why these don’t work at reversing health issues. None of these address the true, underlying root cause of the issue. You can mask your health issues with medication, or find temporary relief through acupuncture, herbs, and other natural medicine. But the truth is, if you don’t find (and reverse) the underlying health issue, it will persist. And not only that, it will likely get worse, causing more health issues down the road.

Many people give up, and learn to accept their pain and suffering. After all, in conventional medicine, most chronic health issues are considered “uncurable.” To say a chronic condition is incurable is highly misleading. What that really means is it’s not curable with medications. It surprises most people to learn that most chronic health issues are reversible.

This includes:

  • Autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s, Lupus, Graves, Arthritis.
  • Digestive issues like IBS, SIBO, Crohn’s disease, GERD/acid reflux.
  • Metabolic issues & type II diabetes.
  • Women’s health issues like hair loss, skin breakouts, and other hormone-related issues.
  • Chronic pain
  • Mental health issues like anxiety, depression, stress, and burnout.

Your health issues don’t magically appear from thin air. Unless it’s something you were born with, there’s something in your environment and lifestyle that’s causing it. And if it’s something in your environment causing it, that means you also have the opportunity to change it.

Identifying the root cause of your health issues is not always simple. Sometimes underlying health issues can be identified quickly, like a hidden food sensitivity, or a bad health habit. Other times it’s more subtle and complex, like a hormone imbalance, a hidden infection, or a toxin stored in your body. Our health plans are designed to help you identify and fix the root cause of your issues, opening up a whole new world of possibilities in your body.

The true source of your health issues are often things you do every day without thinking; what you eat, drink, breathe, or put on your body. It also might be something in your living environment, like mold or other environmental toxins. Or perhaps it’s a previous infection that’s been undealt with – a parasite or bacteria overgrowth from a previous illness.

The truth is, it’s usually a combination and your Wisdom doctor is here to help you navigate these issues one by one. Next, we’re going to outline a strategy to help you address and reverse the real underlying root cause of your health issues.

Why Wisdom Works:

Why are Wisdom doctors so effective at managing chronic health conditions? And why is it so different from both conventional and alternative medicine? Because it identifies and treats the real, underlying root causes of your health issues. No more band-aids and quick fixes. When you lean into the true root causes of your health issues, reversing diseases becomes truly possible.

The innovation of our process is how it simplifies and drills down all chronic diseases to a few, essential root causes. The root causes of most chronic diseases are:

  • Chronic inflammation caused from diet issues, hidden toxins, or untreated infections.
  • Gut issues: Leaky gut, biome issues, etc.

• Hidden infections, viruses or parasites.
• Toxic overload (from chemicals, heavy metals, mold)

The problem with most doctors is you don’t get enough time with them to truly dive into this level of depth. With such a small amount of time, there’s not much they can offer to you to truly help. With a Wisdom health plan, all your appointments are 60-minutes. That’s 4x longer than the average doctor appointment. your doctor will act as a long-term partner in co-navigating your individual physiology and help you reverse the complex set of processes contributing to your health issues.

And the best part? You can see a Wisdom doctor from anywhere in the US, and get on a plan for as little as $175 / month. 

Unlike conventional doctors, your Wisdom doctor will help you go beyond acute health issues and dive into each of your body systems to optimize your overall health. As you do this, you’ll not only likely see your immediate symptoms improve, but also a variety of health benefits including: mental clarity, more energy and vitality, less pain, and improved mood.

When you sign up with a plan at Wisdom, you’ll no longer have to wait for doctor appointments, be rushed through visits, or have to navigate complicated health info on your own. You’ll get connected, continuous care from an amazing doctor that will truly be your partner in health.

What you’ll do with your doctor:

When you sign up for a health plan with Wisdom, your doctor will start by doing a full-life health evaluation. You’ll dive into all aspects of your life, down to your early childhood. You’ll discuss all your diet, previous health issues, medication use, and much more. You’ll also receive real data on your body systems and where you might be deficient, or out of balance (see figure 1).

To reverse any health condition, there’s a combined approach that typically involves:

1. Lifestyle Changes

Your daily health habits shape all your health outcomes. Wisdom provides you a nutritionist, guided programs, and live group Zoom support to help you make meaningful lifestyle changes. We offer more resources for lifestyle change than any clinic in the US.

2. Targeted Supplements or Herbs

Supplements can be life-changing when done correctly. However, most people taking supplements self-guide and take generic supplement brands. It’s important to work closely with your practitioner to not only get the right supplements targeted to your unique physiology, but also the right doses. Like medication, supplements can be very nuanced and should only be done under the guidance of a doctor. Fortunately, most supplements are safe to take. However, it does require a doctor trained in supplementation to help you get what you’re looking for. The healing potential is in the tiny details like dose, quality, and duration of use.

3. Complementary Therapies

Targeted therapies such as acupuncture, massage, emotional-based therapy, and others can help relieve symptoms and make important physiological shifts. Your practitioner will help you choose therapies that will be most effective for your conditions.

4. Conventional Medications

If you are working with a Wisdom practitioner in a primary care role (must be a practitioner located in your state), they can also use conventional medications as a part of your health plan. Your Wisdom doctor can prescribe medications just like your conventional primary care doctor. If you are working with a doctor across state lines, they can help educate you about medications, but cannot prescribe medications themselves.

Functional Testing & Labs:

Another major difference between Wisdom doctors and conventional doctors is their use of advanced functional medicine testing. Testing gives you real, actionable data on what’s going on underneath the hood so you can make informed decisions to pinpoint problems at the root level.

There are thousands of tests available, and your doctor will help you navigate which tests will give you the best insight. Testing can be done anywhere in the country. Some tests require you to go in to a lab, others can be sent directly to your home. Your doctor can test for a variety of things, including (but not limited to):

  • Blood vitamin, mineral & micronutrients levels
  • Neurotransmitters & Stress Hormones
  • Iron, Vitamin D, Vitamin B, Magnesium levels
  • Estrogen, Progesterone levels
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), Testosterone/DHEA
  • Thyroid & Cortisol Hormones
  • Heavy metal poisoning
  • Digestion and absorption levels
  • Inflammation levels
  • Parasites, worms, or bacterial overgrowth (h. Pylori, Campylobacter, Clostridiumdifficile)
  • Gut biome breakdown
  • Organic AcidsYour Holistic Health ProtocolAfter your health evaluation and initial visits, your Wisdom doctor will design you a holistic health protocol that includes guidance on all the areas above. Keep in mind, even after you receive your protocol, there’s still a considerable amount of work to do both in implementing your protocol properly, and making updates to it based on what you learn from testing it out in your life.

Why most people have a bad experience with their doctor…

The reason most people have a bad experience with their doctor is that they don’t grasp the complexity of how nuanced the body is. You should not expect your doctor to have answers for you right away, or even in your first couple appointments. In truth, the process of reversing a disease is one of discovery, and your doctor is your partner to help navigate as issues come up. We recommend you develop a mindset of continued learning and deepening your understanding and practice of health every month. Your education is always our priority. This might include topics such as:

  • Working around food sensitivities to find the right foods to get you the nutrients you need.
  • Taking the specific supplements & herbs, as well as doses, that you can digest and treat the specific issues happening in your body.
  • Creating a phased diet plan to help you detox, rebuild your gut function, and then deliver the nutrients you need.
  • Finding the right non-toxic products to use in your home.
  • Doing multiple tests to get accurate data.
  • Dealing with shifts in your life, including managing stress.


Have questions? Schedule a free info call today with one of our care coordinators.