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Eating for Cardiac Health

Create sustainable lifestyle change for your patients at risk of or diagnosed with cardiometabolic conditions with effective patient education tools. READ MORE
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What Is the IFM Toolkit?

How does a traditional medical practitioner transition into Functional Medicine? What resources are available to help them along this path? This is where the IFM Toolkit comes in. All practitioners who complete IFM’s premier course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP), either online or in-person, have access to the IFM Toolkit, which contains hundreds of easy-to-use resources for new and seasoned practitioners alike. READ MORE
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Free Download: Functional Medicine Timeline, a History-Taking Tool

Every practitioner takes a patient history, but did you know that it is one of the most critical opportunities to improve patient engagement and compliance? Using the Functional Medicine Timeline as a basis, IFM teaches you skills and strategies to maximize patient engagement and improve outcomes.

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Heal the Microbiome With the IFM Elimination Diet

Emerging research continues to show that symptoms and conditions that have failed to respond to conventional medical therapy may resolve when a patient follows an elimination diet. Read More
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Nutrients That Aid Detoxification May Improve Overall Health

Removal of toxins from the body has long been an integral part of Ayurvedic, yogic, and naturopathic medicine. In Functional Medicine, practitioners utilize the phytonutrient-dense Detox Food Plan, following an Elimination Diet, to support intestinal and liver function during the metabolic detoxification process. Read More
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Functional Medicine Matrix: Organizing Clinical Imbalances

Functional Medicine recognizes that illness does not occur in isolation, and the IFM Matrix helps clinicians to examine the body systems, symptoms, and risk factors associated with a specific condition. Read More
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Toolkit Highlight: Testing for Low Stomach Acidity

The IFM Toolkit is a highly valued resource containing nearly 400 items, including questionnaires, intake forms, lifestyle recommendations, and food plans to assist practitioners and patients in meeting their health goals. While the IFM Toolkit is largely a reference for clinicians to use as patient education, it also has many practitioner-specific resources. Explore this month’s Toolkit Highlight
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IFM’s Elimination Diet: Personalized, Optimized Nutrition

Appropriate, personalized nutrition that works with an individual’s unique physiology can make all the difference for patients with chronic conditions. IFM’s Elimination Diet is a core tool for successful personalization. Read More
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ReNew Food Plan Stabilizes Blood Sugar, Insulin

IFM has created a new, short-term, therapeutic food plan that eliminates the dietary causes of inflammation and provides a nutritional “reset.” Read More