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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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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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Tips for Online Learning Success

Did you know that when compared to face-to-face learners, online learners often perform better? How do you attain that success? Read More

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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. Read More

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Common Nutrition Deficits Impair Digestion

What common nutritional deficiency contributes to many GI conditions? Kara Parker, MD, an IFM Certified Practitioner, describes how and when nutritional testing helps her patients. Read More

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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. Read More

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Explore Functional Medicine Tools for Cardiometabolic Patients

Despite the efficacy of lifestyle interventions, only 1.5% of US adults follow what the American Heart Association considers a healthy diet pattern. How can primary care providers bridge this gap? Read More

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Exploring Functional Medicine Through the Lens of a Patient Case

For cardiometabolic conditions, lifestyle interventions are a mainstay for prevention and management. With half of all US adults suffering from at least one chronic condition, clinicians need tools that work for long-term, sustainable lifestyle change. Read More

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Root-Cause Treatment for Depression

José is on his third antidepressant, with no relief. He asks you what else he can try. How do you work with patients like José? Read More

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Solutions to Address Compliance Issues

The more doctors face increasing administrative demands, the more the onus is placed on patients to self-manage the sometimes intensive treatments needed to address chronic diseases. It should not be too surprising then that patient compliance for such interventions is pretty low. Read More