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When to Suspect Metabolic Syndrome

Approximately 20% of normal-weight individuals have metabolic disturbances, as well as an accompanying three-fold increase in mortality. What antecedents can help you detect metabolic syndrome?

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Exercise Prescriptions for Cardiometabolic Health

Current health policy guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week coupled with reduced daily sedentary behavior by interrupting prolonged sitting with bouts of light activity every 30 minutes to promote health and quality of life. How can clinicians help patients modify sedentary behaviors—many of which are involuntary—and incorporate physical activity into their daily lives?

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Lifestyle Interventions to Modify Cardiovascular Disease Risk

For adults with cardiometabolic syndrome or other heart-related risk factors, what modifiable lifestyle factors can improve biological markers, increase health-related quality of life, and decrease overall cardiometabolic risk?

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Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP)

New Online Dates Announced!

The premier course in Functional Medicine, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP), provides practitioners with Functional Medicine training—and IFM has now made it available both in-person and online.

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The Connection Between POPs and Metabolic Syndrome

What could be causing the global rise in metabolic syndrome and diabetes? How can clinicians work with patients with metabolic syndrome effectively? One line of research points to persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Read More
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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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Effects of the Microbiome on Cardiovascular Health

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.

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Depression as Risky as Obesity?

Research suggests that depression and exhaustion are as important cardiovascular risk factors as high cholesterol and obesity. Do you consider mental health when evaluating cardiometabolic risk?

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The Cardio-Focused Physical Exam

Metabolic syndrome, cardiometabolic conditions, and cardiovascular disease continue to increase. To help your patients reduce their risks, the physical exam offers a wealth of opportunities to focus your subsequent patient history and lab assessments.

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When Drugs Aren’t An Option: NAFLD

The rise in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is particularly disturbing because it increases the risks of many other conditions. Since there is no drug therapy for NAFLD, patients need lifestyle interventions that work.

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Using Functional Medicine to Reverse Type II Diabetes

Diabetic retinopathy and associated blindness and vision impairment have been increasing steadily around the world, despite a focus on glycemic control. How can we help patients with the health outcomes that matter most to them?

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Experience What It's Like to Practice Functional Medicine

Imagine that Jay, a 65-year-old male, walks into your office. His primary concern is poor wound healing and high blood sugar. Personalized intervention using new tools can help achieve the best possible outcome.

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