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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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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

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Intro to Functional Medicine Course Shows What FM Can Do

As an IFM-trained clinician, you are aware that most chronic diseases are linked to modifiable risk factors including poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and stress. Yet despite the effectiveness of a multifactorial approach that addresses these factors, many clinicians are not equipped to utilize such methods. IFM encourages Functional Medicine practitioners to direct their colleagues who may not be aware of Functional Medicine to our newly redesigned, free introductory course, “Introduction to Functional Medicine.” Read More

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Free Upcoming Grand Rounds Presentation on IBD with Joshua Korzenik, MD

In a free Grand Rounds lecture in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, leading IBD researcher Joshua R. Korzenik, MD, Director of Crohn's and Colitis Center, will summarize the history of investigations for chronic disease and where paradigms have been helpful or misleading. 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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Most Patients Diagnosed With Depression Never Start Treatment

A new study has found that only a small fraction of patients diagnosed with depression actually start treatment —approximately one-third. This statistic is even more startling in light of the fact that, between the ages of 15 and 44, major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the US and affects about 6.7% of the population age 18 and older in any given year. Read More