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Nutrients for Building ATP Levels

Because the heart’s ability to store energy is limited, a continuous process to fuel the mitochondria by stimulating ATP production is a focus of new heart failure treatment strategies. Read More

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Mitochondrial Dysfunction & Chronic Pain Patients

Over 1.5 billion people suffer from chronic pain worldwide. If patients are denied access to opioids even further, will we add to the burden of suffering? What are the alternatives? Functional Medicine offers an integrative approach. Read More

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Legal Steps for Functional Medicine Practices

Learn some basic legal risk management steps to help ground a Functional Medicine practice so the clinician-owners have less liability exposure and more peace of mind. Read More

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Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy

The truth is, we can no longer treat the statistical woman—she doesn’t exist. With over 10 years of running a Functional Medicine practice, I can firmly state that perimenopausal and postmenopausal women are likely one of the largest demographic groups within my practice and most FM practices. How can we help these women with Functional Medicine? Read More