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Using Functional Medicine to Reverse Type II Diabetes

Diabetic retinopathy and associated blindness and vision impairment have been increasing steadily around the world, despite a focus on glycemic control. How can we help patients with the health outcomes that matter most to them?

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Increasing Rates of Childhood Neurological Illness

For at least five decades, rates of childhood chronic conditions have increased. What are some of the conditions showing this increased prevalence?

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Who Is at Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis, a clinically inflammatory state is detectable. What epigenetic factors predispose a patient to or trigger the onset of disease? Read More
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Practice Implementation Training Program to Launch in January 2018, in Partnership Between IFM and the Kalish Institute

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) has partnered with the Kalish Institute to deliver the in-depth, online practice implementation course, “My Practice Plan.”

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The Connection Between Leaky Gut and Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of several conditions where gut permeability predates symptoms, and it may be possible to prevent joint damage by treating the gut. What is the state of research on arthritis, the microbiome, and gut permeability? How can we help patients restore mucosal integrity and prevent incidental absorption of potential disease triggers?

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Counter the Effects of Common Chemical and Toxin Exposure

Many persistent toxins are present in everyday items like food and water. What environmental and lifestyle choices increase the risk of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure?

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A Multi-Pronged Approach for Cognitive Decline

More than a third of dementia cases could be prevented. How can you help your patients? Multimodal cognitive decline treatment offers options.

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Childhood Antibiotics and Adult Health

Research shows that antibiotics given in childhood can affect health during adulthood. Early childhood antibiotics are only one of a range of early life factors that affect lifelong health and wellness. Collecting and interpreting the range of early-life health risk factors can help you get to the bottom of a patient’s dysfunction. IFM provides a suite of patient-focused tools to gather, organize, and interpret early life and current health information.

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IFM Appoints Laurie Hofmann, MPH, as Chairman of the Board of Directors

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is excited to announce that Laurie Hofmann, MPH, IFM’s current chief executive officer, has accepted the additional role of chairman of the IFM Board of Directors.

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Sensory Processing, Cognitive Inhibition, and Brain Health

Environmental and lifestyle factors play a major role in determining whether brain function declines, is maintained, or even improves with age. This is reflected in physiological metrics of processing speed. Read More
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When Standardized Diets Don’t Work for Your Patient

Studies question the role of glycemic index and standardized dietary plans for a wide range of patients. What do you need to know to personalize dietary recommendations for your patients?

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The Role of Nutrition in Mental Health

Chronic conditions, including mental illness, are on the rise, but new tools and strategies exist to help patients with these issues adopt new dietary habits and improve their outcomes.

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