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Treating SIBO and Its Comorbidities

Nutrition interventions that reduce the fermentation of carbohydrates in the gut can help restore a healthy balance among gut bacteria. Of the many choices for treating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), which food plans work best for restoring balance in the gut microbiome?

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New Approaches to Autism Treatment

Research continues to support the idea that individuals with autism have widespread neural disruption. What does this mean for our interventions for these patients?

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Facebook Live with Dale Bredesen, MD

Watch the rebroadcast of IFM’s Facebook Live conversation with internationally renowned expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Dale Bredesen, where he answered participant questions and discussed his new book, “The End of Alzheimer’s.”

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Improving Pediatric Asthma Care

Pediatric asthma is a major cause of both emergency room and acute primary care visits for children. With new strategies and tools, primary care clinicians can help these patients achieve better outcomes.

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Update Your Treatments for Cardiometabolic Conditions

Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, practiced family medicine as she was trained in medical school and residency, until she realized that there was more she could do for her patients.

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Functional Medicine: A Solution When Adoption of Clinical Research Is Slow

It takes an estimated 17 years for new medical research to become the standard of care. Functional Medicine dramatically reduces that gap with cutting-edge, evidence-based care to reduce costs, increase patient satisfaction, and improve outcomes.

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Experience What It's Like to Practice Functional Medicine

Imagine that Jay, a 65-year-old male, walks into your office. His primary concern is poor wound healing and high blood sugar. Personalized intervention using new tools can help achieve the best possible outcome.

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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

Taking an over-the-counter acid blocker for occasional heartburn symptoms may not be a big issue, but in practice, many patients with chronic reflux are prescribed acid blockers indefinitely. Research suggests that this long-term approach may have significant drawbacks.

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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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