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The New Era of Alzheimer’s Treatment with Dale Bredesen, MD

We are entering a truly revolutionary era for treatment of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Read more from Dale Bredesen, MD, and get a sample chapter from “The End of Alzheimer’s.”

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A Better Approach to Treating GERD

Approximately a quarter of North America suffers from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), yet the common, frequently utilized GERD medications carry significantly increased health risks. What can you do to help GERD patients without causing their health to degrade in the long term? Learn safe, reliable strategies to treat GERD and other common gastrointestinal issues.

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Treat Migraines and Other Common Chronic Conditions With Functional Medicine

One study identified the most common complaints in the doctor’s office, which may surprise you. We offer a clinical strategy for the migraine, the third highest cause of disability worldwide.

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Why Nutrition Is Critical to Cognition

The power of nutrition to harm or protect the brain is undisputed. How can primary care clinicians help patients act on this science to stave off cognitive decline?

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Autism, Mitochondria, and the Latest Research

How is mitochondrial dysfunction connected to autism? Researcher and pediatric neurologist Suzanne Goh, MD, has focused on this question in several studies.

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IFM’s Elimination Diet: Personalized, Optimized Nutrition

Learn about the benefits & features of IFM’s Elimination Diet, a 3-week program designed to identify and tailor a person’s diet for their unique physiology.

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New Offering: Pediatrics Advanced Clinical Training

IFM’s newest offering focuses on treating the pediatric population, in which chronic conditions continue to increase. Read More
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Hot Flashes and Other Common, Hard-to-Treat Conditions

In primary care, there are certain common conditions that we see all the time that don't tend to have easy solutions. Fatigue. Gastrointestinal distress. Insomnia. Prescriptions may help with symptoms but rarely address the root cause. Functional Medicine can expand your diagnostic and treatment toolkit and provide a roadmap for resolving the underlying factors causing these symptoms. Click for a video on the Functional Medicine approach to one such condition: hot flashes. Read More
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Can Yogurt Prevent Inflammation?

Nutrition is a cost-effective, efficacious treatment option for many chronic diseases. Studies suggest that yogurt consumption may reduce inflammation, which is a major driver of chronic disease. Accordingly, several studies indicate unsweetened yogurt can promote gut health and may even reverse metabolic syndrome. 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?

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Predicting Disease Trajectories With Big Data

Nathan Price, PhD, is at the forefront of wellness research. With a longitudinal analysis of big data on healthy individuals, his research team is connecting disease prediction to disease prevention. Read More
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Protecting the Brain With Exercise

Exercise changes the brain’s physical structure and chemical signaling. Research indicates that different types of exercise produce specific physical effects. For instance, which increases brain-derived neurotrophic factor more: bicycling or exergaming?

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