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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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Save the Date: 2019 Annual International Conference

Stress, pain, and addictions form an intersecting triad of problems plaguing all modern industrial societies. Each of these can be a cause and an effect, a trigger and a mediator. All three are fundamental underlying causes of morbidity and mortality, and can be linked together in various ways…

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The Effects of Meditation on Inflammation

Over the past two decades, mind-body interventions like meditation have been gaining empirical support for their ability to lessen perceived stress, alleviate depression, reduce loneliness, and even downregulate central inflammatory pathways. In a 2016 randomized controlled trial, researchers found, for the first time, that mindfulness training impacts measurable brain circuits and downregulates inflammatory markers.

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Lifestyle Interventions to Modify Cardiovascular Disease Risk

For adults with cardiometabolic syndrome or other heart-related risk factors, what modifiable lifestyle factors can improve biological markers, increase health-related quality of life, and decrease overall cardiometabolic risk?

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Lifestyle Interventions That Help Treat Metabolic Syndrome

Dietary interventions have been shown to be effective in helping to prevent or control metabolic syndrome. What other lifestyle modifications might help patients who struggle with this increasingly common condition?

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