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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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IFM's Certification Program

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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Functional Medicine Practitioners

IFM-Trained Practitioners: The Most In-Demand & Respected in the Field

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IFM’s Find A Practitioner referral network receives more than one million annual searches. LEARN MORE

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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

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Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolomics, and Early Interventions

Alzheimer’s is the only leading cause of death that we are currently unable to prevent or cure. Metabolic disturbances can serve as clues of impending Alzheimer’s, and future research holds great potential for early treatment. Read More


Grand Rounds: Free for the First Time

The free Grand Rounds streaming video series, in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, will contain lectures on a wide range of clinical topics as well as the latest research by renowned clinicians, including Alessio Fasano, MD, Dale Bredesen, MD, Robert Hedaya, MD, DLFAPA, and more. Read More