Invited Talks and Presentations in Functional Medicine

Adventures in Brain Injury

Podcast 32 - The Inflammatory Tailspin of Brain Injury


Today’s amazing episode is jam-packed with priceless powerful fixes and clinical pearls for both patient and practitioner, coming from a newly found AiBI favorite! We have the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Kat Toups, MD, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (the highest honor bestowed by the APA), Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and previously boarded in Geriatric Psychiatry. She is VERY qualified to speak into neurodegeneration, brain injury, and brain disease.

The last thing we want is for a brain injury to become chronic neurodegeneration, and in this episode, we discuss how a large part of an effective TBI healing process is in resolving the underlying pre-existing factors. When left untreated or unaddressed, many of these underlying and pre-existing factors can wreak havoc on the brain.


Kat believes that if the brain isn’t working properly, we have to start by looking at what is going on with the body.  Looking under every rock as quickly as we can to avoid degeneration and further decline.  She also shares her touching and very personal story of “becoming demented” at the age of 51, recalling losing both her memory and her mind.  This further drives her passion to continue her research in both functional and neurofunctional medicine, with a compassion of understanding and warmth.


Today’s highlights include steps you can implement instantly, right now, today – to start feeling better ASAP!  Her approach uses a unifying balance including Diet, Stress, Hormones and new findings on the myriad BENEFITS of dietary cholesterol! You definitely don’t want to miss this masterpiece interview filled with knowledge and heart!

Review by Ken Bruce

Dr. Kat Toups of California USA is a trained psychiatrist, but discovered she could heal her patients more effectively as a functional MD. She starts with extensive testing to detect the root problems and provide a balanced treatment plan. You might want to listen to this interview a few times as Dr Toups packs in a lot of valuable information about various illnesses and how to deal with them.


Dr Toups covers so many conditions that she treats with LDN. Her explanations on how LDN affects our systems are clear and easy to understand. Her rational and methodical approach is refreshing. Wonderful review worth listening to!!

Bullseye – LDN and Lyme Disease Documentary



Low Dose Naltrexone – Clinical Applications

Institute for Functional Health Coaching


Reversing Dementia - Radio Interviews
Fit Diva
Reversing Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's, and other Neurodegenerative Disorders using a Functional Medicine Approach (Video)
Functional Forum Burlingame

Bible Health Secrets Summit


Episode 5: Answering Alzheimer’s, Secret to Long High-Quality Living, Biblical Solutions to Post-Trauma, Mood Disorder including Depression and Anxiety

Diet Against Disease Summit: Episode 2 - The Neurological Disease Solution: Fighting Alzheimer's, Dementia & The Anti-Aging


Doctor Defies Logic and Reverses Her Own Alzheimer's Symptoms

What if you started to realize you were showing all the same symptoms as dementia and Alzheimer's patients? Alarmingly, that's what happened to Kathleen, an MD, as she conducted over 100 clinical trials. What she did next allowed her to continue in her demanding medical work instead of living out the rest of her life in a nursing home.

Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Annual International Conference

The Methylation Conundrum in Clinical Practice

May 2015

Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (IMMH) Annual Meeting

Functional Medicine Psychiatry 101: A Clinician’s Journey

October 2016

Functional Forum – San Francisco/Burlingame

A Functional Medicine Approach to Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disorders


Functional Forum – Berkeley

A Functional Medicine Approach to Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disorders


Evolution of Medicine New Vision Tour – San Francisco

Functional Medicine Psychiatry, Dementia, and Brain Health


International Conference on Neuroimmunology, Neurological Disorders, and Neurogenetics - Montreal

Dementia Demystified: A Functional Medicine Approach to Reversing Cognitive Decline and Dementia


Functional Medicine Publications and Books

Clinical Case Studies: Putting It All Together – Kat Toups, MD, DFAPA

Chapter 31 in

Integrative Therapies for Depression: Redefining Models for Assessment, Treatment and Prevention

Edited by James M. Greenblatt, MD and Kelly Brogan, MD

Dec 1, 2015

Endorsement for my Chapter: "Read the last chapter first. The case studies equipped me with new approaches for treating addictions and depression in the primary care setting. The value add was comparable to attending a conference or talking with a panel of experts."

Dementia Demystified: The Definitive Guide to Resurrecting Your Brain, Reversing Cognitive Decline, and Regaining Your Memory

Sep 2, 2018 – expected date of publication on Amazon

              #1 Amazon Bestseller in Geriatrics

#1 Amazon Bestseller in Aging

#1 Amazon Bestseller in Health – Physiologic Aspects