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Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP)

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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Clinician Burnout & Ways to Care For “Self”

While large patient volumes and some home life factors may be outside of one’s control, diet, exercise, sleep, and/or lifestyle are malleable. In other words, the things clinicians are frequently telling patients to change, the fundamental components of Functional Medicine, are also key components of clinician self-care. Indeed, one of the core lessons in the practice of Functional Medicine is caring for the “self” while also caring for patients. Read More
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Help for Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions

Certain chronic diseases are known to co-occur, often because of shared underlying risk factors like inflammation. Traditionally, researchers have focused on a single disease or disease pairs, but recent research suggests that departing from this reductionist approach toward a more integrative assessment of multimorbidities can be beneficial. Read More
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CME Opportunities That Adjust to Your Schedule: Get Trained in Functional Medicine

IFM has developed a variety of online learning courses for practitioners that are renowned for their ease of use, interactive properties, practicality, and accessibility. With our new online learning opportunities, you can access more IFM courses from the comfort of your home, your favorite coffee shop, or any place in the world. Read More
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How Do Stress and Inflammation Contribute to Chronic Disease?

The relationship between stress and inflammation has been studied rigorously in the past decade, and researchers are continually finding evidence that the inflammatory pathway is pivotal in the pathogenesis of many chronic diseases. In fact, 75% to 90% of human disease is related to stress and inflammation, including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and neurodegenerative disorders. Read More
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AFMCP Online by the Numbers

This year IFM is taking its premier, case-based course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) online for the first time ever. Understanding that remote learning is a new experience for many, IFM is committed to educating practitioners about what to expect in AFMCP Online.Read More
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Is Online Learning Effective for Healthcare Education?

A 2015 study by the World Health Organization finds that students in the health professions acquire knowledge and skills through online learning as well as or better than they do through traditional learning. Read More
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Understanding the Relationship Between Gut Health & Overall Health

Studies suggest that gut microbiota alterations due to unhealthy lifestyle and inadequate nutrition may contribute to the pathogenesis of a broad spectrum of diseases such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and type 2 diabetes. Long-term dietary interventions may help. Read More
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Clinical Quiz: IBD Risk Factors

Approximately what percent of IBD risk factors are genetic? Take Quiz
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New AFMCP Offering Follows Years of Research and Practitioner Feedback

Would you like to learn how to design effective, personalized treatment plans for your patients, with a particular focus on advanced history-taking, nutritional best practices, and sustainable lifestyle change? AFMCP Online does all this and more. This on-demand, interactive course is filled with high-quality, research-based education from top Functional Medicine clinicians. Read More
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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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IFM Announces the Launch of AFMCP Online

Would you like to learn how to design effective, personalized treatment plans for your patients, with a particular focus on advanced history-taking, nutritional best practices, and sustainable lifestyle change? AFMCP Online does all this and more. This on-demand, interactive course is filled with high-quality, research-based education from top Functional Medicine clinicians. Read More