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Women's Health: Supporting Ovary Function and Longevity

IFM staff member Kalea Wattles, ND, shares how empowering it can be for patients to understand how they can improve ovarian function. True preventative medicine starts with education at an early age. Listen to the full video here.

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Sleep Assessment in Primary Care

Americans are not getting enough sleep. Kristi Hughes, ND, describes how fatigue and lack of sleep can affect daily life.

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Social Support, Stress, and Cardiac Health

Everyday stress affects cardiovascular function. Robert Luby, MD, discusses the vascular endothelium and the stress response.

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Nutritional Controversies in Heart Disease: A Functional Medicine Cardiologist’s Perspective

Nutrition research and guidelines continue to be contradictory; Dr. Regina Druz, a functional cardiologist, shares her perspective.

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Understanding the Psychoemotional Roots of Immune Disease

For centuries, people have contemplated the connection between the mind and body; the interplay is deep-rooted and complex, calling into question whether different mental states can positively or negatively affect biological functioning. What stress-reducing interventions may positively affect the immune system and potentially prevent immune imbalance?

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Food Reactions, Eczema, and Migraines

Mucosal integrity and microbiome support can resolve symptoms that may not initially seem GI-related.

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Video: My Approach to Fibroids

Joel Evans, MD, shares the lifestyle interventions he finds most successful for treating women with fibroids.

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Wisdom on Working With the Underserved

Patients from underserved populations comprise a large proportion of healthcare visits. In this podcast, Sharad Kohli, MD, shares tips and techniques for helping this population

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Interview with Patrick Hanaway, MD, Winner of the 2017 Linus Pauling Award

Functional Medicine leader Patrick Hanaway, MD, is interviewed by Jeffrey Bland, PhD, in 2017 after receipt of the Linus Pauling Award.

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Sleep Dysfunction & the Importance of Relaxation

Sleep can be an emotional topic for many patients. Balancing a life full of work and family dynamics with healthy eating, exercise, and self-care is challenging enough for many, without the added effort of good sleep hygiene. As a Functional Medicine clinician, how do you talk to your patients about sleep and give them tools to improve this important lifestyle factor?

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Empathy and Mindfulness Research With David Rakel, MD

Researcher and clinician David Rakel, MD, shares his perspective on the power of empathy in the doctor-patient relationship.

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Patients With Multiple Diagnoses: How Functional Medicine Can Help

Certain chronic diseases are known to co-occur, often because of shared underlying risk factors like inflammation. Traditionally, researchers have focused on a single disease or disease pairs, but recent research suggests that departing from this reductionist approach toward a more integrative assessment of multimorbidities can be beneficial.

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