National physique champion, taekwondo black belt, judo black belt, fitness expert, functional medicine expert
Former 24-year police veteran, 10 years SWAT team, 12 years with Power Team, body building champion, former professional baseball player, 2022 Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate, functional medicine expert
Mark Sherwood, Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Michele L. Neil-Sherwood, Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), have a full-time wellness-based medical practice in Tulsa, OK called the Functional Medical Institute where they adopt a whole person approach, which is outcome based looking at each individual’s unique needs.
Their goal is to lead people down a pathway of true healing. To that end, there are two purposes:
Dr. Mark was a 2022 gubernatorial candidate for Oklahoma.
The couple has co-authored three Amazon #1 best-selling books, The Quest for Wellness, Fork Your Diet, and Surviving the garden of Eatin’. They have been seen on national TV, been quoted on CNN, featured on CBN, and are regular contributors to many national publications. Dr. Mark regularly appears on Fox News as their healthy living expert. Drs. Mark and Michele appear twice weekly on many TV networks with their show Furthermore. They are also movie producers with their first full-length movie, Fork Your Diet, having over 20 million minutes viewed in the US and UK. Their second motion picture, The Prayer List, was just released worldwide and has over a million views. Their third film, WWJR, was recently released worldwide. Their fourth movie, Heaven’s Date, will be released later this year. Additionally, they just completed filming of their newest movie, Holy Flix, which will be released next year.
Their influence also expands into healthy meal and product development with the formulations of Kingdom Fuel, Kingdom Kandy, and Kingdom Kup.
With a broad social media network that spans the globe, Drs. Mark and Michele’s influence is far reaching. The couple understands the importance of nutrition, medical food & supplementation, exercise prescription, rest, stress management, hormone balance and functional movement. This makes them a modern day “dynamic duo of wellness.”
Dr. Michele is a former national physique champion, taekwondo black belt, judo black belt, fitness expert, functional medicine expert. She is a fellow in Osteopathic Internal Medicine and an IFM certified practitioner. Her training is both extensive and expansive. Along with Dr. Mark, she instructs clinicians worldwide on nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics.
Dr. Mark has completed training and certifications in age management, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, peptide therapy, hormone therapy, stress management, GI health, and immunology. He is a 24-year retired veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, where he logged a decade of courageous service on the department’s SWAT Team. He is also a former Oklahoma state and regional bodybuilding champion, and ex-professional baseball player. Additionally, Dr. Mark traveled the world for over 10 years with the world-famous Power Team. Mark is also a motivational speaker whose presentations are sought by audiences nationwide.
We empower you to take control of your health through education, state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, and a personalized wellness plan.
Our focus is on prevention and healing the root cause rather than symptom-based treatment.
Functional Medicine is a science-based medical practice that is patient-centered not disease-centered.
Functional Medicine incorporates the best diagnostic tools and technologies from conventional medicine, as well as emerging tests and tools that help us look deeper into the illness and addressing the underlying root of the illness or disease.
By shifting to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
At the Functional Medical Institute, we spend time with our patients, listening to their story, understanding their specific needs and goals and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and chronic disease.
The number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases is on the rise, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and mental illness. Conventional medicine practiced by most physicians is focused on the symptoms, who apply specific, prescribed treatments such as drugs or surgery that aim to treat the immediate problem or symptom.
Most physicians are not adequately trained to assess the underlying causes of chronic disease and to apply patient-focused strategies such as nutrition, diet, and exercise to both treat and prevent these health issues.
Functional medicine involves understanding the causes, prevention, and treatment of chronic illness and disease.