What is Functional Medicine?

As a catalyst in the transformation of healthcare, functional medicine takes a comprehensive approach to prevention, health, and well-being; treats root causes of disease; and restores healthy function through a personalized patient experience — all while being a vital partner to conventional medicine.

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New Lifestyle Factors Course

Lifestyle: The Foundations of Functional Medicine provides the foundational information and tools to optimize health through sustainable lifestyle-based interventions, making it the ideal first step in your functional medicine education and training.

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Our Functional Medicine Certification Program

IFM supports the confident and competent practice of functional medicine by providing high-quality education and certification programs, training, and resources. We are the only organization providing functional medicine certification along with educational programs directly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). IFM Certified Practitioners are consistently recognized as the most thoroughly trained and tested functional medicine clinicians in their fields and the most sought-after by both patients and employers.

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IFM-Trained Practitioners

The most in-demand and respected in the field

Explore CME eligible and Non-CME courses designed to enhance your practice.

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IFM Certified Practitioners are highly sought-after by the top medical institutions in the US.

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Our educational programs are developed by the premier thought leaders in the industry.

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Our Find A Practitioner tool is the largest referral network in functional medicine, created to help patients locate functional medicine practitioners anywhere in the world. IFM Certified Practitioners are listed first in the search results, given their extensive education.

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Fasting and the Gut Microbiome: Exploring the Connection and Health Benefits

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Our podcasts present the latest news and trends in functional medicine and keep practitioners up to date with how they can apply this information in their clinical practices.

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Free Covid-19 Resources

Our COVID-19 functional medicine resource page features resources and science on prevention, testing, treatment, and recovery.

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