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Functional Medicine News & Emerging Research

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Counter the Effects of Common Chemical and Toxin Exposure

Many persistent toxins are present in everyday items like food and water. What environmental and lifestyle choices increase the risk of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure?

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A Multi-Pronged Approach for Cognitive Decline

More than a third of dementia cases could be prevented. How can you help your patients? Multimodal cognitive decline treatment offers options.

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Childhood Antibiotics and Adult Health

Research shows that antibiotics given in childhood can affect health during adulthood. Early childhood antibiotics are only one of a range of early life factors that affect lifelong health and wellness. Collecting and interpreting the range of early-life health risk factors can help you get to the bottom of a patient’s dysfunction. IFM provides a suite of patient-focused tools to gather, organize, and interpret early life and current health information.

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Sensory Processing, Cognitive Inhibition, and Brain Health

Environmental and lifestyle factors play a major role in determining whether brain function declines, is maintained, or even improves with age. This is reflected in physiological metrics of processing speed. Read More
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When Standardized Diets Don’t Work for Your Patient

Studies question the role of glycemic index and standardized dietary plans for a wide range of patients. What do you need to know to personalize dietary recommendations for your patients?

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Treating SIBO and Its Comorbidities

Nutrition interventions that reduce the fermentation of carbohydrates in the gut can help restore a healthy balance among gut bacteria. Of the many choices for treating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), which food plans work best for restoring balance in the gut microbiome?

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New Approaches to Autism Treatment

Research continues to support the idea that individuals with autism have widespread neural disruption. What does this mean for our interventions for these patients?

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Improving Pediatric Asthma Care

Pediatric asthma is a major cause of both emergency room and acute primary care visits for children. With new strategies and tools, primary care clinicians can help these patients achieve better outcomes.

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Update Your Treatments for Cardiometabolic Conditions

Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, practiced family medicine as she was trained in medical school and residency, until she realized that there was more she could do for her patients.

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Functional Medicine: A Solution When Adoption of Clinical Research Is Slow

It takes an estimated 17 years for new medical research to become the standard of care. Functional Medicine dramatically reduces that gap with cutting-edge, evidence-based care to reduce costs, increase patient satisfaction, and improve outcomes.

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The New Era of Alzheimer’s Treatment with Dale Bredesen, MD

We are entering a truly revolutionary era for treatment of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Read more from Dale Bredesen, MD, and get a sample chapter from “The End of Alzheimer’s.”

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A Better Approach to Treating GERD

Taking an over-the-counter acid blocker for occasional heartburn symptoms may not be a big issue, but in practice, many patients with chronic reflux are prescribed acid blockers indefinitely. Research suggests that this long-term approach may have significant drawbacks.

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