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A Functional Medicine Approach to Allergies

Seasonal allergies are all too common in doctor’s offices. In fact, allergies and other atopic diseases are the leading reason for clinic visits as well as for emergency room and hospital visits, and are the most common childhood chronic condition. Read More
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Functional Medicine Rapidly Improves Patient Outcomes

Nervous about taking the plunge into Functional Medicine? Wondering if Functional Medicine training is a worthy investment? FM Facilitator Arti Chandra, MD, explains why IFM's foundational Functional Medicine training rapidly enhances one's practice and outcomes. Read More
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Exploring Functional Medicine Through the Lens of a Patient Case

For cardiometabolic conditions, lifestyle interventions are a mainstay for prevention and management. With half of all US adults suffering from at least one chronic condition, clinicians need tools that work for long-term, sustainable lifestyle change. Read More
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The Gut-Brain Connection in IBS

In a disorder such as IBS, the gut-brain connection has a powerful impact. By evaluating lifestyle and medical factors, a treatment plan that deals with each area of patient life makes symptoms more manageable.

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What Can Clinicians Expect to Change After Attending AFMCP?

Robert Rountree, MD, describes his perspective on the top takeaways for clinicians who attend Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP). Read More
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Assessing the Cortisol Curve

Research indicates that a flattened cortisol curve statistically predicted poor survival time in patients with metastatic breast cancer and correlated with mortality from all causes, including cardiovascular deaths.

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Expand Your Toolkit for Cognitive Decline

As cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s continue to increase, clinicians who can appropriately recommend and personalize interventions are in high demand. IFM’s Advanced Clinical Training, Reversing Cognitive Decline, equips you with the tools and framework to effectively assess, stratify, and treat these patients. Read More
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Help Your Patients With Fatigue

One of the most common issues seen in practice is fatigue. The possible sources are diverse, complicating treatment. But 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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A Systems-Biology Approach to Reversing Cognitive Decline

In Reversing Cognitive Decline, you will learn a systems-biology approach to assess patients for the six known subtypes of Alzheimer's disease and differentiate them from mild cognitive impairment. What do we know about an environmental form of Alzheimer's with treatable causes? Read More
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Lifestyle Interventions That Help Treat Metabolic Syndrome

Dietary interventions have been shown to be effective in helping to prevent or control metabolic syndrome. What other lifestyle modifications might help patients who struggle with this increasingly common condition?

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Improve Your Success Rate in Treating IBS

Gastrointestinal issues are some of the most common complaints in health care, yet much of the standard of care amounts to symptom management. With Functional Medicine, you can expand your diagnostic and treatment toolkit and get a roadmap for resolving the underlying factors.

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Why Stress Matters for Hormone Concerns

Patients with sleep and weight issues who report high stress are suffering from hormone dysregulation. Ordering the right tests can inform stress treatment.

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