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Are Depression & Exhaustion as Risky as Obesity?

Research suggests that depression and exhaustion are as important cardiovascular risk factors as high cholesterol and obesity. Do you consider mental health when evaluating cardiometabolic risk?

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Learn to Recognize and Reverse Immune Dysfunction

Autoimmune conditions often occur together. Why are comorbidities so common? Restoring immune function and overall health in these patients requires addressing underlying mechanisms.

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The Cardio-Focused Physical Exam

Metabolic syndrome, cardiometabolic conditions, and cardiovascular disease continue to increase. To help your patients reduce their risks, the physical exam offers a wealth of opportunities to focus your subsequent patient history and lab assessments.

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Improve Patient Compliance With IFM's Timeline Tool

One of the perks of attending Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) is a free, all-access pass to IFM’s Toolkit for 45 days. Here are the uses and benefits of one of these toolkit items: the Functional Medicine Timeline.

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Fasano’s Triad and the Trajectory of Autoimmunity

Over the past 20 years, increasing evidence supports Alessio Fasano’s theory that a single protein is critical for triggering autoimmune disorders.

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Non-Celiac Immune Responses to Gluten

What are the mechanisms behind non-celiac gluten sensitivity? Research continues to highlight the role of gut permeability and its connection to autoimmunity.

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When Drugs Aren’t An Option: NAFLD

The rise in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is particularly disturbing because it increases the risks of many other conditions. Since there is no drug therapy for NAFLD, patients need lifestyle interventions that work.

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Nutrition, Social-Emotional Issues, and Children

In many children, behavioral and social-emotional issues may be related to food and/or reduced by appropriate nutritional interventions.

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Running a Practice, 3 Common Fears, and You

Dan Kalish, founder of the Kalish Institute, has taught practice implementation techniques to 1,000 practitioners worldwide. Here he debunks three fears all clinicians experience in their practices.

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Functional Medicine Approaches to Ragweed Allergy

Mites are a known nuisance to animals, but clinicians can provide valuable immune education to patients by explaining their role in allergic rhinitis and immune response.

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The Increased Challenges of Patients With Multiple Diagnoses

Research suggests that the number of patients with more than one chronic condition is rising, and you likely see these patients frequently. Given that treating multiple chronic conditions may require a different approach than treating each individual condition, you may need new tools to help you treat patients with comorbidities more effectively.

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Autoimmunity Experts at the 2018 AIC

Predictive antinuclear antibody (ANA) testing allows early intervention to prevent or slow autoimmune diseases in many patients. The 2018 Annual International Conference explores the latest research and interventions for autoimmunity. Read More