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Why Stress Matters for Hormone Concerns

In this stressful, hyper-focused era, patients with sleep and weight issues who report high stress are suffering from real and serious hormone dysregulation. Ordering the right tests is the next step in addressing this tidal wave of stress issues. Read More
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Root-Cause Treatment for Depression

José is on his third antidepressant, with no relief. He asks you what else he can try. How do you work with patients like José? Read More
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Treatment Options for CFS

For patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), recently renamed systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID), a promising new treatment supporting mitochondrial function could spell progress. Read More
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Give Your Fatigued Patients Their Energy Back

One-fifth of primary care visits involve fatigue as a symptom. For your patients with fatigue, knowing the cause is immensely helpful in directing the appropriate treatment, and for many people, the issue can be traced to mitochondrial function. Read More
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A White House Physician’s Journey Into Functional Medicine

LeadHealth Medical Director Robert G. Darling, MD, shares his Functional Medicine journey. Read More
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Solutions to Address Compliance Issues

The more doctors face increasing administrative demands, the more the onus is placed on patients to self-manage the sometimes intensive treatments needed to address chronic diseases. It should not be too surprising then that patient compliance for such interventions is pretty low. Read More
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Talking To Patients About Toxins

What simple interventions work to encourage biotransformation and reduce the side effects of chronic toxin exposure? Why is cysteine so important for detoxification? IFM Director of Medical Education Dan Lukaczer, ND, interviews Joseph Pizzorno, ND, on the health effects of long-term toxin exposure and what clinicians can do to help patients with toxin-related illnesses. Read More