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Strategies for Brain Health in Midlife

The connection between brain health and nutrition has been making headlines over the last several years, supported by growing evidence of the correlation between what you eat and cognition. Implementing early interventions focused on modifiable risk factors like nutrition for cognitive decline at midlife is a strategy used by Functional Medicine practitioners, and one that is backed by research.

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Older Men and Testosterone Therapy

Although rapid growth in prescriptions has slowed, many men visit the doctor specifically for a testosterone prescription. What is known about the risks?

Suboptimal testosterone levels are often amenable to lifestyle interventions. Check out a free toolkit item with one potential intervention.

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P. Michael Stone, MD, MS, Receives the Linus Pauling Award in Functional Medicine

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is proud to announce P. Michael Stone, MD, MS, as the 2019 recipient of the Linus Pauling Award in Functional Medicine.

Michael embodies in heart and intellect what a functionally trained physician should aspire to be and is an inspiration to the Functional Medicine movement and community as a whole.

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The Institute for Functional Medicine Surpasses 1,000 IFM Certified Practitioners in Functional Medicine Globally

IFM certified practitioners get to the heart of what IFM is all about—to stem the tide of chronic disease and change the trajectory of health care across all communities.

“Certifying practitioners is one important step on the path to the widespread adoption of Functional Medicine,” said IFM CEO Amy Mack.

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IFM Call for Posters: Chronic Pain, Stress, & Addiction

IFM is calling for digital poster submissions on the topics of chronic pain, stress, and addiction that focus on research and innovation, as well as techniques and tips for treating these patients in a Functional Medicine framework. What are your experiences with pain, stress, and addiction in the patient population? Have you compiled research in these areas or incorporated innovative treatments in your practice? How have you used the tenets of Functional Medicine to bring your patients back to a place of homeostasis?

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Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice® (AFMCP)

AFMCP is now available In-Person and Online.

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Practice Implementation Resources

Woman practitioner attending IFM conferenceIn addition to the practice implementation resources contained in IFM’s member toolkit and those presented at AFMCP and the 6 APMs, IFM recommends two programs that we feel help practitioners at different points in the process of developing and running their Functional Medicine business: "My Practice Plan" by the Kalish Institute of Functional Medicine and the "Practice Accelerator" by Evolution of Medicine. READ MORE
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Expanded Certification Program Provides More Opportunity for Medical Professionals to Practice Functional Medicine

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) today announced an expansion to its certification program; allowing a broader range of medical professionals to have the opportunity to integrate Functional Medicine into their practice. READ MORE
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A Focus on Strategic Partnerships Ushers in Exciting Leadership Changes for IFM

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) announced the appointment of Andie Crosby as director of Strategic Partnerships and Innovations and the promotion of Katy Scheck to director of the Partner Experience and Engagement Team (PEET). In their new roles, Crosby and Scheck will spearhead initiatives designed to continue the organization’s overall mission—the widespread adoption of Functional Medicine. READ MORE
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Learn How to Reverse Cognitive Decline and Help "Giving Voice"

IFM is pleased to announce the launch of a campaign to support Giving Voice, a nonprofit organization that inspires and equips organizations to help people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners live better lives through signing together. Read More
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CME Opportunities That Adjust to Your Schedule: Get Trained in Functional Medicine

IFM has developed a variety of online learning courses for practitioners that are renowned for their ease of use, interactive properties, practicality, and accessibility. With our new online learning opportunities, you can access more IFM courses from the comfort of your home, your favorite coffee shop, or any place in the world. Read More
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IFM Names Terry Wahls, MD, as the 2018 Linus Pauling Award Recipient

IFM is proud to announce Terry Wahls, MD, as the 2018 recipient of the Linus Pauling Award. Dr. Wahls received this award for her work as a physician, researcher, teacher, and patient advocate. Read More