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What is Functional Medicine?

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's Certification Program

Our educators bring in-depth knowledge and clinical experience honed by years of practice and scholarship in core, science-based concepts, tools, and applications.

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The Leading Edge of Medicine

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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Functional Medicine Practitioners

IFM-Trained Practitioners: The Most In-Demand & Respected in the Field

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IFM’s Find A Practitioner referral network receives more than one million annual searches. LEARN MORE

Patients may search for 1,800 IFM-trained clinicians in 40 countries worldwide. LEARN MORE

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Is Online Learning Effective for Healthcare Education?

A 2015 study by the World Health Organization finds that students in the health professions acquire knowledge and skills through online learning as well as or better than they do through traditional learning. Read More


The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy's Role in IFM's Mission

The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA) has trained over 1,000 health coaches and developed several other exciting ways to help Functional Medicine practitioners integrate health coaching into their practices. Read More


CME Opportunities That Adjust to Your Schedule: Get Trained in Functional Medicine

IFM has developed a variety of online learning courses for practitioners that are renowned for their ease of use, interactive properties, practicality, and accessibility. With our new online learning opportunities, you can access more IFM courses from the comfort of your home, your favorite coffee shop, or any place in the world. Read More

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Understanding the Relationship Between Gut Health & Overall Health

Studies suggest that gut microbiota alterations due to unhealthy lifestyle and inadequate nutrition may contribute to the pathogenesis of a broad spectrum of diseases such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and type 2 diabetes. Long-term dietary interventions may help. Read More