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Windows of Opportunity for Preclinical Rheumatoid Arthritis

Before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis, a clinically inflammatory state is detectable. What factors predispose a patient to or trigger the onset of disease? What protects?

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Practice Implementation Training Program to Launch in January 2018, in Partnership Between IFM and the Kalish Institute

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) has partnered with the Kalish Institute to deliver the in-depth, online practice implementation course, “My Practice Plan.”

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The Connection Between Leaky Gut and Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of several conditions where gut permeability predates symptoms, and it may be possible to prevent joint damage by treating the gut. What is the state of research on arthritis, the microbiome, and gut permeability? How can we help patients restore mucosal integrity and prevent incidental absorption of potential disease triggers?

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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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IFM Appoints Laurie Hofmann, MPH, as Chairman of the Board of Directors

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is excited to announce that Laurie Hofmann, MPH, IFM’s current chief executive officer, has accepted the additional role of chairman of the IFM Board of Directors.

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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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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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Facebook Live with Dale Bredesen, MD

Watch the rebroadcast of IFM’s Facebook Live conversation with internationally renowned expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Dale Bredesen, where he answered participant questions and discussed his new book, “The End of Alzheimer’s.”

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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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