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Nutrients for Building ATP Levels

Because the heart’s ability to store energy is limited, a continuous process to fuel the mitochondria by stimulating ATP production is a focus of new heart failure treatment strategies. Read More

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Mitochondrial Dysfunction & Chronic Pain Patients

Over 1.5 billion people suffer from chronic pain worldwide. If patients are denied access to opioids even further, will we add to the burden of suffering? What are the alternatives? Functional Medicine offers an integrative approach. Read More

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Legal Steps for Functional Medicine Practices

Learn some basic legal risk management steps to help ground a Functional Medicine practice so the clinician-owners have less liability exposure and more peace of mind. Read More

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Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy

The truth is, we can no longer treat the statistical woman—she doesn’t exist. With over 10 years of running a Functional Medicine practice, I can firmly state that perimenopausal and postmenopausal women are likely one of the largest demographic groups within my practice and most FM practices. How can we help these women with Functional Medicine? Read More

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Free Upcoming Grand Rounds Presentation on IBD with Joshua Korzenik, MD

In a free Grand Rounds lecture in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, leading IBD researcher Joshua R. Korzenik, MD, Director of Crohn's and Colitis Center, will summarize the history of investigations for chronic disease and where paradigms have been helpful or misleading. Read More

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AAFP Announces Decision on Functional Medicine CME

Activities and sessions eligible for credit are limited to those that provide clinicians with an overview or scope of Functional Medicine and the techniques that Functional Medicine practitioners use so family physicians can educate interested patients about the topic. Read More

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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

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Navigating HIPAA

“Even if your practice does not technically fall under HIPAA (for example - as a fee-for-service practice), you are still subject to state privacy law and security law obligations. Read More

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Thyroid Dysfunction & the Functional Medicine Model

New research in 2018 found that current diagnostic definitions of subclinical thyroid dysfunction are laboratory-based, and do not concur with treatment recommendations. Read More

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Nutrition: A Key Modulator of Cognitive Health

What specific nutrients and vitamins support cognitive health and reduce neurodegeneration? For patients with a family history or increased genetic risk for neurodegenerative disease, answers to this question are crucial. Read More

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Successful Outcomes in Reversing Cognitive Decline

For many people, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis predicts a bleak future. But some Functional Medicine clinicians are seeing successful outcomes. Dale Bredesen, MD, a researcher in cognitive decline, has developed a multimodal approach focused on personalized dietary and lifestyle intervention that has yielded positive outcomes in a number of cases. Read More

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A Functional Medicine Approach to PMS

“What we want to do from a functional standpoint is address the actual underlying hormonal imbalances and triggers. Is it high stress hormones? That’s one of the number one contributors to PMS, and it is lack of things like sleep, lack of adequate nutrients like B vitamins and magnesium, which are critically important in hormonal balancing pathways.” - Margaret Christensen, MD Read More