Episode 119: Dr. Ben House - Take Control for your Health, Wellness and Happiness

This episode’s guest is Dr. Ben House of Functional Medicine Costa Rica.

Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP). House was accepted to medical school without an undergraduate degree, but rescinded because during this time his father was fighting for his life with debilitating diverticulitis. The conventional medical model prescribed him pain killers, antibiotics, saltine crackers, and white bread. This pushed House to question the sick care model and look for the underlying lifestyle and dietary factors that could be the reason why his father was in so much pain. Lo and behold his father had Celiac disease and within a week of removing all grains and diary from his diet he was symptom free. This was Dr. House’s first taste of Functional Medicine and he knew at that moment that this would be his life’s passion. Since then he has studied under some of the best in the world and continues to regularly attend and present at conferences and seminars around the world.

As a strength coach, House has worked at both the high school and collegiate levels, including time under Coach Wright at the University of Texas Basketball. Besides practicing Functional Med, coaching, and writing articles for Functional Medicine Costa Rica, House has numerous publications in peer-reviewed, high-impact scientific journals. House blends his knowledge of research and Functional Medicine with years of experience working directly with a variety of different clients.

On this episode Ben and I discussed:

  • Bens background and influence
  • The good and not so good things that Ben see’s with the health, wellness and fitness professions
  • Bens overall philosophy for optimizing human health and performance
  • Ben’s top resources and advice
  • And much more

Enjoy guys.

Stay Strong,


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