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Clinical Quiz: Weight Gain, Insomnia, and Fatigue

A 42-year-old patient presents with weight gain, insomnia, and fatigue. You inquire about any recent changes in her life or health. She has recently undergone a contentious and acrimonious divorce. Which mechanism is most likely to be causing her symptoms? Take Quiz

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Exploring Membership Models: Now Is the Time to Reinvent Your Practice

The idea of private-pay medicine is well established and familiar in most communities as thousands of doctors around the country now contract directly with their patients. Read More

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New Year, New Opportunities!



$500 off AFMCP + Payment Plan Options Now Available!

Ever wanted to attend IFM's premier course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP)? Now is your chance.

To celebrate the new year and for the first time ever, IFM is giving everyone a $500 discount on the March 2018 offering of AFMCP and making it easier for clinicians to attend by providing payment plan options available until February 12, 2018. LEARN MORE

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AFMCP by the Numbers

Ever wondered what it is really like to attend Functional Medicine’s premier, case-based course, Applying Functional Medicine in Practice (AFMCP)? Here is a look into AFMCP by the numbers. Read More

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Research Continues to Link Genes to Autoimmune Disease

Despite some commonalities, the genetic heritability of autoimmune diseases is exceedingly variable, ranging from very high in Crohn's disease and ankylosing spondylitis to almost negligible in systemic sclerosis. One estimate is that less than 15% of genes related to autoimmune risk have been identified. Read More

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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

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How Do You Avoid Burnout?

Practice implementation expert Dan Kalish explains how Functional Medicine clinicians, no matter which stage of practice they are in, can avoid common pitfalls and succeed for the long term. Read More

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What Triggers an Asthma Attack?

Over the past 10 years, little improvement has been observed in allergy-related hospital admission and mortality. New assessment techniques are not being adopted and drug discovery is progressing slowly. Read More

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The Hygiene Hypothesis & Helminth Treatments With Parasitic Worms

Humans evolved with many parasites. At high doses, hookworm infection causes gastrointestinal symptoms and anemia, but in small doses, hookworms modulate the immune response, increasing immune tolerance. Read More

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New Tools for Reversing Chronic Disease

Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from chronic diseases. The current medical model is ill suited to prevent the massive clinical, operational, and financial stressors this places upon providers. Functional Medicine offers practical implementation of evidence-based therapies such as nutrition, diet, and exercise to both treat and prevent chronic disease and help ease the strain on both patient and provider. Read More

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Pediatric Track at the Annual International Conference on Autoimmunity

This year, IFM's Annual International Conference focuses in on autoimmune conditions. These conditions affect a wide range of patients, including many younger patients. To help clinicians meet the needs of the emerging pediatric autoimmune patients, the Annual International Conference has a pediatric track. Read More

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Connecting the Gut to the Heart

The health of the microbiome affects the entire body. For cardiometabolic patients, new evidence reinforces the importance of supporting gut health and monitoring the microbiome. Read More