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A Path to Achieving Financial Freedom

Path Achieving Financial Freedom Dan Kalish, DC“I’ve worked with several financial planning firms in the last two decades, and a solid financial planner can help you develop a detailed plan. I’ll review the basics so you can see what areas you may need to focus on.” – Dan Kalish, My Practice Plan Read More
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How to Make a Career in Functional Medicine Work for You

"The saddest thing to me is when I see a practitioner, year after year and seminar after seminar, who wants to practice Functional Medicine and has that passion for the work but doesn’t take that first step toward making the career move a reality. IFM’s purpose is to help move you forward." —Dan Kalish, DC Read More
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Alzheimer’s Risks, Inflammation, and Lifestyle Interventions

In this interview, IFM educator Kristi Hughes, ND, speaks with board-certified neurologist and New York Times bestselling author David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, about effective methods for preventing and treating cognitive decline. Read More
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Why You Should Take the “My Practice Plan” Course

Every single MD I have worked with, every chiropractor, NP, Lac, and DO, has come to the same conclusion: developing practice management skills to increase profitability and income also results in freeing up the time needed for basic self-care, which we expect all our patients to do, which we write on prescription pads, but which we (too) often don’t do ourselves. Read More
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Midlife Strategies for Brain Health

The connection between brain health and nutrition has been making headlines over the last several years, supported by growing evidence of the correlation between what you eat and cognition. A May 2018 study published in Neurology found that a healthy diet increases total brain volume, potentially offsetting age-related shrinkage. Read More
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The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy's Role in IFM's Mission

The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA) has trained over 1,000 health coaches and developed several other exciting ways to help Functional Medicine practitioners integrate health coaching into their practices. Read More
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The Heart of Medicine: Introducing Ikigai

If you feel even a little burned out or unsure about your current professional trajectory, or if you are not thriving in your professional current job, consider working through your own Ikigai, a Japanese concept that means “reason for being.” This is a formula for a long and successful career, and it will make you 100% “practitioner-burnout proof.” Read More
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New Book Helps Patients Change Their Lifestyle One Step at a Time

“A lot of books are disease focused,” says Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. “I wanted to change the message: no matter what disease you’ve got, change in these four areas will help.” Read More
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What to Do When Your Business Finances Are on Fire

“Every senior Functional Medicine doctor I’ve ever met has, at some point, had the diminished quality of life model. Long hours, lots of unpaid extra work outside of billable hours, and a poor tax strategy, often not establishing pension plans and 401(k)s.” – Dan Kalish, My Practice Plan Read More
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Legal Steps for Functional Medicine Practices

Learn some basic legal risk management steps to help ground a Functional Medicine practice so the clinician-owners have less liability exposure and more peace of mind. 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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Navigating HIPAA

“Even if your practice does not technically fall under HIPAA (for example - as a fee-for-service practice), you are still subject to state privacy law and security law obligations. Read More