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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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Toxin Exposures at Home

Toxin Exposures at Home Robert Roundtree, MDScientists have only just begun to understand the complex nature of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and the EPA has regulated only a few despite their associated health effects, which may include headache, damage to the liver, kidneys, and nervous system, visual disorders, memory impairment, and cancer. Read More

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Functional Medicine Tools Improve Patient Compliance

If you are frequently frustrated by patients who don't stick with prescribed treatments, you’re not alone. Two important strategies for managing chronic disease are adherence to treatment and sustained, health-related lifestyle changes; however, research suggests that approximately 50% of patients with chronic conditions do not adhere to treatment. Read More

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Alternatives to Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain and Diet with Bette Bischoff, MD, RD“For millions of people across the globe, excruciating pain is an inescapable reality of life,” writes Allyn L. Taylor, in an article published in The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Does it have to be this way? Read More

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The Importance of Digestion in Chronic Disease

Physiology of Digestion Kara Parker MDClose to 100 million Americans suffer from some form of digestive problem. How can practitioners incorporate new research on barrier integrity, digestion, absorption, gut flora, and nutritional insufficiencies in the diagnosis and management of patients with digestive dysfunction and chronic diseases? Read More