Small group sessions are both topic-specific and case-based. The initial session will be a case presentation by your chosen mentor who will demonstrate how they use the IFM Timeline, Matrix, and Functional Medicine diagnostic and therapeutic tools to approach care. In the subsequent sessions, participants will be assigned to present their own cases and will have the opportunity to ask clinical questions of their mentor. Other group members will be encouraged to engage in discussion after their colleagues’ case presentations.
Currently available topics include:
Chronic Disease and Navigating the Telemedicine Landscape
- The world has changed dramatically in the past three months and in the process has revealed our interdependencies and vulnerabilities. Chronic disease is now more than ever starkly revealed as a vulnerability. We know the intertwinement of the immune system with the gut is undeniable. Functional Medicine offers strategies to support immune modulation and re-education of immune function.
- This session will focus on the following chronic autoimmune diseases in the context of the new landscape of telemedicine, and how to combine a Functional Medicine approach in this online format. Case discussions include but are not limited to psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Hashimoto’s, Crohn’s/ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and uncommon autoimmune disorders.
- This topic will focus on functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and their importance in foundational health.
- Case conditions include but are not limited to: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), food sensitivity/intolerance, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), malabsorption conditions, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis/colitis, and atypical GI symptoms.
- Please note, due to the importance the gut plays on the immune system, many autoimmune disorders relating to GI health will also be open for case discussion.
- This topic focuses on the time of transition for women during the perimenopausal years.
- Case discussion questions on prescribing bioidentical hormones, alternatives to hormones, and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-thyroid-gonadal (HPATG) balance in relationship to perimenopause are welcome for group discussion.
- What is the root cause of metabolic dysfunction: explore how metabolism influences hormones, gut function, brain health, and more.
- Case conditions include but are not limited to the following: insulin-resistant conditions such as type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), endothelial dysfunction, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hypertension, obesity, and coronary heart disease.
- The intertwinement of the immune system with the gut is undeniable in Functional Medicine, so discover new strategies to support immune modulation and re-education of immune function.
- Case conditions include but are not limited to the following: psoriasis, multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, Hashimoto’s, Crohn’s/ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and uncommon autoimmune disorders.
- This topic focuses on women’s health across the life cycle.
- Case conditions include but are not limited to: pre-menopausal conditions such as PCOS, dysmenorrhea, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, HPATG balance, and peri/menopause cases.
- The young and the resilient: explore cases focused on helping children with Functional Medicine.
- Case conditions include but are not limited to: atopic disease, food sensitivity, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), neurodevelopmental disorders, and reducing the obesity/diabetes epidemic in our young people.
The price for the series is $750 for eight sessions. The maximum number of participants per session is seven mentees.
Group sessions will occur once a week. The start date and time will vary depending on mentor availability. Sessions are 75 minutes in length. No refunds or discounts will be issued for those who are unable to attend all sessions.