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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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IFMCP 2015 Graduates

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is proud to announce the graduation of 113 IFM Certified Practitioners (IFMCP) in 2015.

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University of Western States Launches Master’s Degree Program in Nutrition and Functional Medicine

The University of Western States (UWS) is proud to announce a new graduate degree program starting in April 2012—the Master of Science in Nutrition and Functional Medicine.

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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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Randy Jirtle, PhD, Receives Linus Pauling Award

At the Institute for Functional Medicine's 2014 Annual International Conference in San Francisco, Calif., Randy L. Jirtle, PhD, was honored by receiving the Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award. Read More
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Cleveland Clinic Opening Center for Functional Medicine

Cleveland Clinic will open a new Center for Functional Medicine September 23, 2014. Read More
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University of Western States and IFM Sign Global Agreement

University of Western States (UWS) and the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) are pleased to announce a joint collaboration to incorporate Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition coursework in the Master of Science in human nutrition and Functional Medicine (MSHNFM) program at UWS.

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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.

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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.

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Functional Medicine Coaching Academy and IFM Sign Collaboration Agreement

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, Inc., (FMCA) are pleased to announce a collaboration that supports the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy in providing a certification program for health coaches using the Functional Medicine approach.

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IFM Welcomes Robert Luby, MD, as the Executive Director of Medical Education

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is pleased to welcome Robert Luby, MD, as the executive director of medical education beginning full time on July 1, 2015. Read More