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Low-Level Toxin Exposure Adds Up

Exposure to chemicals, pollutants, and pesticides is inevitable and constant. Low-level exposures to multiple toxins can result in synergistic, cumulative effects on human health. Read More


Learn How to Reverse Cognitive Decline and Help "Giving Voice"

IFM is pleased to announce the launch of a campaign to support Giving Voice, a nonprofit organization that inspires and equips organizations to help people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners live better lives through signing together. Read More

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The Power of Functional Nutrition

Research indicates that disease prevention and surgical recovery improve when supported by proper nutrition. However, clinicians are rarely offered even basic nutritional training in medical and osteopathic school, a study of incoming pediatric residency interns showed. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many patients do not have optimal nutrition, and at the same time, we are experiencing record levels of chronic disease. Read More

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Alzheimer’s Risks, Inflammation, and Lifestyle Interventions

In this interview, IFM educator Kristi Hughes, ND, speaks with board-certified neurologist and New York Times bestselling author David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, about effective methods for preventing and treating cognitive decline. Read More