It’s a central question that clinicians face with almost every Functional Medicine case involving the digestive tract: If a pathogen is present along with gut dysbiosis, do we try to eliminate the pathogen or work to reestablish healthy gut microbes? Daniel Kalish, DC provides clarity by first dividing normal, commensal bacteria into three simple groupings and then demonstrating how to rebuild a healthy gut microbiota environment, with a targeted nutritional approach over a 60-day period, prior to pathogen elimination. This approach may eliminate the need for pathogen elimination altogether.
Daniel Kalish, DC is founder of the Kalish Institute, an online training program dedicated to building Functional Medicine practices. Since 2006, the Kalish Institute has helped develop practice models for over 1,000 practitioners worldwide. In 2017, Dr. Kalish joined the Practice Implementation faculty at The Institute for Functional Medicine. He also leads an online mentorship program in Functional Medicine that emphasizes clinical application and program design skills.
Dr. Kalish completed his chiropractic degree at Life West and a BA in physiology and psychology from Antioch College. Dr. Kalish is the author of three books, The Five Pillars to Building a Successful Practice, The Kalish Method: Healing the Body Mapping the Mind, and Your Guide to Healthy Hormones and is a frequent speaker at integrative medicine conferences across the US.