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Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.

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IFM sets the gold standard for Functional Medicine education and training, synthesizing the latest medical research with a personalized, effective model of care.

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Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP)

New Online Dates Announced!

The premier course in Functional Medicine, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP), provides practitioners with Functional Medicine training—and IFM has now made it available both in-person and online.

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What Your Patients’ Nails Reveal About Their Nutrition

Physical examination of the nails offers clinicians rapid insights into patient history and pathology, and can help focus diagnostic considerations without the use of extensive tests. Most nutrient deficiencies, autoimmune diseases, and systemic diseases will show signs on the nails before they show up in any other clinical or laboratory findings.

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Dr. Will Cole’s New Book, Ketotarian, Combines Ketogenic Eating With a Plant-Based Diet

Will Cole, DC, a certified Functional Medicine practitioner, has penned a new book titled Ketotarian, which offers a twist on the popular keto diet: one that combines the fat-burning power of ketogenic eating with the benefits of a plant-based diet. READ MORE
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Intestinal Permeability & Associated Diseases

Red Flags Intestinal Permeability Robert Sheeler MDDietary changes, chronic alcohol consumption, stress, the use of antibiotics, and other environmental factors, as well as genetic factors, can lead to alterations in the gut microbiota, which in turn may induce intestinal inflammation and increase intestinal permeability. As clinicians, how can we help patients with dysbiotic microbiota? READ MORE