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Intestinal Permeability and Inflammatory Triggers

Intestinal dysbiosis and permeability play a role in many chronic conditions, often manifesting far from the intestines. Optimal GI health is important for robust immunity, and improved mucosal integrity and microbiome support can resolve many symptoms that may not initially seem GI-related.

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Video: Sinusitis and the Immune System

The CDC estimates that 12.5% of American adults have chronic sinusitis, based on the 2017 National Health Survey data.2 For acute sinusitis, antibiotics are a frontline treatment, while for chronic sinusitis, further interventions are often recommended, including surgery. Tom Sult, MD, IFMCP, shares his approach to chronic sinusitis and how Functional Medicine may help improve outcomes.

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The 5R Framework for Gut Health

This video introduction to the 5R framework for treating digestive disorders is presented by Vincent Pedre, MD.

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Histamine-Related Reactions

Histamine reactions can manifest as many different symptoms. Dr. Board describes her experience treating patients with histamine reactions.
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Explore a Functional Medicine Case

Julia’s is just one case in IFM’s new Introduction to Functional Medicine online course. This interactive, case-based course provides the tools to apply core Functional Medicine principles and techniques to restore health. Read More
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Non-Celiac Immune Responses to Gluten

What are the mechanisms behind non-celiac gluten sensitivity? Research continues to highlight the role of gut permeability and its connection to autoimmunity.

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