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The Pediatric Intestinal Microbiome: A Conversation With Liz Mumper, MD, FAAP

In this podcast, Dan Lukaczer, ND, interviews Liz Mumper, MD. Dr. Mumper shares her clinical insights on the pediatric intestinal microbiome and conditions associated with gut dysbiosis.

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Boosting Immunity: Functional Medicine Tips on Prevention & Optimizing Immune Function During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

With the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease in the news, The Institute for Functional Medicine would like to remind you that there are several steps you can take to reduce your chances of being exposed to respiratory viruses and to boost your immunity in the event of exposure.

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Fasting and Mitochondrial Health

Fasting has been used in therapeutic, cultural, and religious traditions for thousands of years. Studies suggest that some fasting benefits may be linked to optimizing mitochondrial function, leading to improved energy production and overall health.

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Clinical Spotlight: Paris Kharbat on Tools to Improve Your FM Practice

Telemedicine is providing greater access to healthcare resources for people in rural areas. Paris Kharbat, DO, explores the role of telemedicine, software, and health coaching in her patients’ health journeys.

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Addressing the Body Burden: A Discussion With Lyn Patrick, ND, About Toxicants

In this audio recording, Dan Lukaczer, ND, IFMCP, interviews Lyn Patrick, ND. Dr. Patrick shares her clinical insights on toxicants, inflammatory markers, and methods of toxicant elimination.

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IFM Announces Headlining Speakers for 2020 Annual International Conference (AIC)

(IFM) today announced the panel of speakers who will headline IFM’s 2020 Annual International Conference (AIC): Advancements in Clinical Research and Innovative Practices in Functional Medicine.

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How Healing Works, and What It Means for Health Care, with Wayne Jonas, MD

In the latest Ground Rounds lecture, Wayne Jonas, MD, executive director of Samueli Integrative Health Programs, discusses the determinants of patient healing within the context of today’s healthcare system. He explores a patient’s journey to wellness through an integrative healthcare approach.

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Nutrition and Impacts on Hormone Signaling

Understanding potential nutrition-hormone relationships, including hormone signaling sensitivity, is a key part of the Functional Medicine approach to hormonal dysfunction. Are tissues and cells more resistant or more sensitive to hormones based on specific nutrients, dietary patterns, or overall nutrition?

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Autoimmune Disorders: Driving Forces, the Inflamed Brain, and Taking the High Road

In this audio recording, Dan Lukaczer, ND, IFMCP, interviews Samuel Yanuck, DC, FACFN, FIAMA. Dr. Yanuck shares his clinical insights on assessment perspectives, systemic and neurological inflammation, and cellular regulation in relation to autoimmune disorders.

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Functional Medicine and the Importance of Team-Based Care

While it’s fairly common knowledge that a major aspect of good health is diet, how can clinicians help their patients embrace dietary changes and maintain them for the long-term? Many Functional Medicine clinicians are transitioning to team-based care with the integration of health coaches to help patients with sustainable lifestyle change.

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Menarche, Menopause, and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

An increasing amount of research published over the past few years suggests that female reproductive health may be affected by a wide range of chemicals present both in the environment and within consumer products. Educating people about endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), including guidance about potentially problematic ingredients in personal care products, may help reduce exposure.

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Reduce Fatigue by Addressing Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Treating fatigue may mean supporting the underlying energetic needs of cells. Symptoms may be manageable through lifestyle interventions, allowing patients to learn strategies that improve their quality of life.

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