Michael Barr

Michael Barr

Practice Information

  • Consultations Online
  • Consultations by Phone

Primary Practice Location

E2814A6E-0D1F-4DCC-B107-7AA9AD796716 6464709365
7655B631-35D1-495D-AD70-12DA3A1056B8 office@rootresolution.com

Secondary Practice Location

E2814A6E-0D1F-4DCC-B107-7AA9AD796716 6464709365
7655B631-35D1-495D-AD70-12DA3A1056B8 office@rootresolution.com

Information for Patients

From the practitioner: About My Practice

Initially trained as an acupuncturist and herbalist, I was drawn to the root cause approach of Functional Medicine because it seemed to me to offer the best of Eastern and Western medicine: groundbreaking diagnostics coupled with a whole body, holistic way of thinking that sees the human body as one integrated whole.

I am continually amazed at how just about every ailment of skin, sleep, mood and mind can be traced back to nutrient sufficiency, gut health, hormones, food sensitivities, and/or impaired detox capacity-- with chronic stress, whether from toxic relationships, money worries, soul-crushing jobs/commutes, or a plate that's just too full (not to mention coronavirus and all it has up-ended) amping up and magnifying all of this.

From the practitioner: What Patients Can Expect

The practice is currently focusing exclusively on the Bredesen ReCODE/PreCODE protocol for preventing and reversing cognitive decline, although his approach has proven valuable for folks with cardiovascular, metabolic and even autoimmune (and sleep, mood, energy, dermatologic, weight) concerns. If self-guided care is an option, both Fullscript and Designs for Health (ask for link) offer handouts that can help with testing, lifestyle, and (discounted) supplement suggestions: us.fullscript.com/welcome/mbarr

Finally, we can arrange for nutritional, hormone, gut health, toxic exposure, and neurotransmitter testing through the following companies: Genova, Precision Analytical, OralDNA, Great Plains, Cyrex, and ZRT, as permitted by your state.

Medical Specialties

  • Acupuncture
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Nutrition

Medical Conditions

  • Aging
  • Arthritis
  • Depression, Anxiety or Bipolar Disorder
  • Digestive disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Infections (acute and chronic low-grade such as Lyme, Candidiasis etc.)
  • Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
  • Male disorders
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Stress-related Conditions
  • Thyroid, adrenal and other hormonal disorders

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Graduate School Education

Pacific College of Health and Science (New York, NY), Sinai-American Medical Rehabilitation Association (Los Angeles, CA), Dongguk Royal University (Los Angeles, CA), McGill University (Montreal, Canada), London School of Economics (London, UK)

Professional Associations

Institute for Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Society for Acupuncture Research

IFM Coursework

  • Advanced Clinical Training: Reversing Cognitive Decline
  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice
  • Bioenergetics (formerly Energy) Advanced Practice Module
  • Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module
  • Environmental Health (formerly Detox) Advanced Practice Module
  • GI Advanced Practice Module
  • Hormone Advanced Practice Module
  • Immune Advanced Practice Module