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Functional Medicine News & Emerging Research

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Movement, Exercise, and Long-Term Health

Current evidence suggests we need an update on exercise prescriptions for CVD reduction or prevention. Learn techniques to effectively motivate patients to view exercise as a comprehensive systems biology benefit, and not just a means for weight loss.

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Tips for Online Learning Success

Did you know that when compared to face-to-face learners, online learners often perform better? How do you attain that success? Read More
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Rise of Autoimmune Disease Linked to Intestinal Permeability

Functional Medicine recognizes the triad of genetics, environmental triggers, and intestinal permeability as being at the forefront of autoimmune disease research, and in many ways, the Functional Medicine model is specifically designed to address these factors.

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Depression as Risky as Obesity?

Research suggests that depression and exhaustion are as important cardiovascular risk factors as high cholesterol and obesity. Do you consider mental health when evaluating cardiometabolic risk?

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Learn to Recognize and Reverse Immune Dysfunction

Autoimmune conditions often occur together. Why are comorbidities so common? Restoring immune function and overall health in these patients requires addressing underlying mechanisms.

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The Cardio-Focused Physical Exam

Metabolic syndrome, cardiometabolic conditions, and cardiovascular disease continue to increase. To help your patients reduce their risks, the physical exam offers a wealth of opportunities to focus your subsequent patient history and lab assessments.

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What Treatment Modalities Improve Quality of Life for Autoimmune Patients?

Up to half of rheumatoid arthritis patients leave the workforce less than 10 years after disease onset. Expanding therapeutic options can make a difference.

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Improve Patient Compliance With IFM's Timeline Tool

One of the perks of attending Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) is a free, all-access pass to IFM’s Toolkit for 45 days. Here are the uses and benefits of one of these toolkit items: the Functional Medicine Timeline.

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Fasano’s Triad and the Trajectory of Autoimmunity

Over the past 20 years, increasing evidence supports Alessio Fasano’s theory that a single protein is critical for triggering autoimmune disorders.

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Non-Celiac Immune Responses to Gluten

What are the mechanisms behind non-celiac gluten sensitivity? Research continues to highlight the role of gut permeability and its connection to autoimmunity.

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When Drugs Aren’t An Option: NAFLD

The rise in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is particularly disturbing because it increases the risks of many other conditions. Since there is no drug therapy for NAFLD, patients need lifestyle interventions that work.

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Nutrition, Social-Emotional Issues, and Children

In many children, behavioral and social-emotional issues may be related to food and/or reduced by appropriate nutritional interventions.

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