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 Foundational Course

IFM sets the gold standard for functional medicine education and training. Learn to apply functional medicine in clinical practice through AFMCP online in September.

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Our Functional Medicine Certification Program

IFM Certified Practitioners consistently become 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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IFM 30th Anniversary Video Series

IFM is celebrating 30 years of functional medicine with a one-of-a-kind video series featuring conversations with pioneers in the field about our history and how far the field has come over the last three decades.

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COVID-19: Functional Medicine Resources

IFM is dedicated to providing both patients and practitioners with reliable resources and information about COVID-19. See our COVID-19 resources page for the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines as well as the functional medicine perspective on prevention, testing, treatment, and recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Find a practitioner

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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Endocrine-Disrupting Plastics: Minimizing Health Impacts and Restoring Well-Being

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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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IFM’s Statement on COVID-19 Vaccines

IFM remains committed to continually reviewing the science and providing guidance on the functional medicine approach to preventing and mitigating SARS-CoV-2 infection. We have updated our statement regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and the functional medicine approach to optimizing immune resilience.

Read IFM’s COVID-19 Vaccines Statement