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Alzheimer’s Risks, Inflammation, and Lifestyle Interventions

In this interview, IFM educator Kristi Hughes, ND, speaks with board-certified neurologist and New York Times bestselling author David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, about effective methods for preventing and treating cognitive decline. 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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Exclusive Q&A with Dr. Joel Evans on His Experience With Functional Medicine

We recently had a chance to talk with longtime Functional Medicine educator Joel Evans, MD, a board-certified OB/GYN and international lecturer who will be presenting an introduction to hormones at this year’s Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP). In this Q&A with Dr. Evans, we talk about his path to practicing Functional Medicine and about the dedicated, whole-person care he provides to his patients. 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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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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What Does It Take to Build a Successful Practice?

Dan Kalish, practice implementation educator, explains why Functional Medicine clinicians who attend to the patient, the practice, and themselves as a practitioner (the "three Ps") are the most successful. READ MORE
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Movement, Exercise, and Long-Term Health

Current evidence suggests we need an update on exercise prescriptions for CVD reduction or prevention. Learn techniques to effectively motivate patients to view exercise as a comprehensive systems biology benefit, and not just a means for weight loss.

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Update Your Treatments for Cardiometabolic Conditions

Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, practiced family medicine as she was trained in medical school and residency, until she realized that there was more she could do for her patients.

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The New Era of Alzheimer’s Treatment with Dale Bredesen, MD

We are entering a truly revolutionary era for treatment of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Read more from Dale Bredesen, MD, and get a sample chapter from The End of Alzheimer’s. Read More
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A White House Physician’s Journey Into Functional Medicine

LeadHealth Medical Director Robert G. Darling, MD, shares his Functional Medicine journey. Read More
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Talking To Patients About Toxins

What simple interventions work to encourage biotransformation and reduce the side effects of chronic toxin exposure? Why is cysteine so important for detoxification? IFM Director of Medical Education Dan Lukaczer, ND, interviews Joseph Pizzorno, ND, on the health effects of long-term toxin exposure and what clinicians can do to help patients with toxin-related illnesses. Read More