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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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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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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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IFM’s Nominations For Your Consideration: The First Evolution of Medicine Awards

At the end of May, IFM will convene the largest international gathering of the Functional Medicine practitioner community at our Annual International Conference. The Evolution of Medicine is hosting a gathering the evening before our Annual Conference to celebrate the “best of” in our community... Read More

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A Functional Medicine Approach to PMS

“What we want to do from a functional standpoint is address the actual underlying hormonal imbalances and triggers. Is it high stress hormones? That’s one of the number one contributors to PMS, and it is lack of things like sleep, lack of adequate nutrients like B vitamins and magnesium, which are critically important in hormonal balancing pathways.” - Margaret Christensen, MD Read More

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Migraines and Fatty Acids in the Diet

Migraines are an often unrelenting condition for patients. Nutritional interventions can offer hope. Research is accruing around interventions with fatty acids. Read More

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Lifestyle Change for Hypertension

Most cardiometabolic conditions respond well to lifestyle changes, yet more and more patients are diagnosed each year. How do you motivate patients to adopt lifestyle changes that are realistic, achievable, and powerfully effective? IFM’s suite of patient education materials gives you an edge in these conversations. Read More