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What is Functional Medicine?

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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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


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


New On-Demand Course on Reversing Cognitive Decline

In collaboration with MPI Cognition and Dale Bredesen, MD, IFM is developing an on-demand course on Reversing Cognitive Decline. The course provides the unique opportunity to learn online from Dr. Dale Bredesen and other expert clinicians about how to subtype patients in order to treat their unique underlying causes. Learn to reduce the risk of, slow the progression of, or even reverse cognitive decline in your patients. Read More

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Some Key Legal Issues Before Starting a Functional Medicine Practice

In this case study, Michael H. Cohen, JD, MBA, shares the legal advice he gave to a real client seeking to open a Functional Medicine practice. Read More