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Testosterone Treatments: Beyond Replacement

Testosterone supplementation is commonly used to treat testosterone deficiency. Exploring and addressing underlying causes and lifestyle interventions may also lead to desired results without the potential pitfalls.

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Toxins as Drivers of Disease

In this audio recording, Dan Lukaczer, ND, IFMCP, interviews Joseph Pizzorno, ND, on toxins and how toxicity affects some of the chronic diseases commonly seen by clinicians.

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The Power of Functional Nutrition

Research indicates that disease prevention and surgical recovery are improved when supported by proper nutrition. However, clinicians are rarely offered even basic nutritional training in medical and osteopathic school, a study of incoming pediatric residency interns showed. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many patients do not have optimal nutrition, and at the same time, we are experiencing record levels of chronic disease.

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Nutritional Controversies in Heart Disease: A Functional Medicine Cardiologist’s Perspective

Nutrition research and guidelines continue to be contradictory; Dr. Regina Druz, a functional cardiologist, shares her perspective.

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October 2019 Hot Topic: New Study Sheds Light on the Importance of Diet Quality During Pregnancy

The first large prospective cohort with extensive concurrently collected information on dietary habits from both pregnancy and adolescence helps to underscore earlier evidence that dietary exposures during fetal life can affect susceptibility to disease.

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Mark Hyman to Release New Cookbook

IFM Board President of Clinical Affairs Mark Hyman, MD, is releasing a new cookbook entitled Food: What the Heck Should I Cook? The book focuses on a few key principles from the pegan (paleo/vegan) diet and helps readers learn how to create health by cooking with real whole foods.

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Food First: Dietary Change Improves Outcomes

A food first approach to treatment encapsulates the idea that changing eating habits can be an effective first step for many patients, and the improvements that they experience can serve as empowering feedback, motivating them to make other sustainable lifestyle changes.

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Managing SIBO Through Dietary Interventions

Dr. Fitzgerald shares how augmenting SIBO treatment with nutrition therapies helps patients in her clinic.

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Dr. Pedre on Food Journaling

The role of nutrition in supporting health is undisputed. Vincent Pedre, MD, on an IFM Toolkit item to understand patients’ nutrition patterns.

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Food and Toxins: Safe Grilling and Frying Methods

The way a food is prepared can have a lasting impact on the body. Are your patients using meat cooking methods that produce toxins like HCAs, PAHs, and PFOAs?
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Food and Nutrition Resources: IFM's Food Plans

IFM’s food plans are resources for improving nutrition to support patients with a range of chronic conditions. In the video included here, Monique Class, MS, APRN, BC, describes how the food plans were designed to streamline the patient encounter as well as improve outcomes.

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One Clinician's Approach to Asthma

In Functional Medicine, the concept of antecedents, triggers, and mediators underpins the treatment approach. For patients with asthma, Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, shares how understanding the triggers can lead to enormous improvements in health.

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