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IFM Governing Board of Directors Appoints Michael R. Bond, MA, MBA

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) announced today that Michael R. Bond, MA, MBA, has been elected to join IFM’s Board of Directors.

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Visionary Tracy Gaudet, MD, Explains Whole Health Care Within the VA

“Whole Health is an approach to health care that both empowers and equips patients to really take charge of their health and well-being. For what purpose? [For patients] to live their life to the fullest. What does that look like? The person is at the center—their mission, their aspiration, their purpose—is at the very center of this model… It addresses areas of self-care together with clinical care.” – Tracy Gaudet, MD

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IFM Governing Board of Directors Continues Planned Leadership Transitions

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) today announced that Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND has been elected Chairman of its governing Board of Directors. Pizzorno’s two-year term will begin January 10, 2020, as current Chairwoman Laurie Hofmann completes her Board service. Current Vice-Chair Juliet Rogers will also transition from the governing Board after serving as a Director since 2013.

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Wisdom on Working With the Underserved

Patients from underserved populations comprise a large proportion of healthcare visits. In this podcast, Sharad Kohli, MD, shares tips and techniques for helping this population

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Interview with Patrick Hanaway, MD, Winner of the 2017 Linus Pauling Award

Functional Medicine leader Patrick Hanaway, MD, is interviewed by Jeffrey Bland, PhD, in 2017 after receipt of the Linus Pauling Award.

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Glutathione Support With Deanna Minich

IFM educator Deanna Minich, PhD’s, latest article focuses on glutathione support.

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Low-Level Lead Exposure & Implications for Human Health

A 2018 study provides the first published evidence that lead exposure results in DNA damage via oxidative stress and promoter methylation of DNA repair genes in human cell lines. What other emerging research links lead to undesirable health outcomes?

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The Promise of PROMIS: Practitioners Help Build the Functional Medicine Evidence Base

LivingMatrix added PROMIS-10, allowing clinicians to enter data into a database that can be used to track outcomes over time.

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Doctor and Patient: Patrick Hanaway, MD

Functional Medicine leader Patrick Hanaway, MD, has been doctor and patient in 2019. He shares his health journey in a touching video.

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Linus Pauling Award Winner Interview: Drs. Bland and Wahls

For 2018 Linus Pauling Award Winner Terry Wahls, MD, reversing the loss of function from multiple sclerosis is personal. Dr. Wahls pioneered a food and lifestyle intervention that is proving enormously beneficial to many multiple sclerosis patients, including restoring her own physical and mental function.

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IFM Governing Board of Directors Welcomes New Members

The Institute for Functional Medicine has named two new members to its governing board of directors. During what has been a period of rapid growth and burgeoning interest in Functional Medicine, IFM continues to respond to these growing needs by engaging wider areas of expertise and spheres of influence to support the organization at every level.

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P. Michael Stone, MD, MS, Receives the Linus Pauling Award in Functional Medicine

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is proud to announce P. Michael Stone, MD, MS, as the 2019 recipient of the Linus Pauling Award in Functional Medicine.

Michael embodies in heart and intellect what a functionally trained physician should aspire to be and is an inspiration to the Functional Medicine movement and community as a whole.

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