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Reducing Chronic Disease Risk at Menopause Using Nutrition

The hormone fluctuations of perimenopause and menopause come with increased health risks for many patients. What is the role of nutrition in health promotion for these patients?

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Adjunct Therapies for Depression: More Treatment Options

When several different prescriptions for depression fail or the patient does not adhere to the prescribed treatment, the clinical encounter can seem as hopeless as the patient feels. Depression is a multi-factorial condition with a large number of potential antecedents and triggers. How can clinicians get to the root cause for an individual patient? What complementary therapies might enhance the patient’s standard of care?

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How LivingMatrix Can Help Improve Your Practice

LivingMatrix, a cloud-based, clinician-designed Functional Medicine platform, allows you to evaluate patients, create personalized, actionable care plans, and track health outcomes over time.

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Decreasing Migraine Frequency With Nutrition

Migraine and tension-type headaches are the most prevalent headache disorders, and migraine, specifically, is associated with other physical and psychiatric comorbidities like anxiety and depression. There are several nutritional factors that can help migraine sufferers in your clinical practice.

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Testosterone Treatments: Beyond Replacement

Testosterone supplementation is commonly used to treat testosterone deficiency. Exploring and addressing underlying causes and lifestyle interventions may also lead to desired results without the potential pitfalls.

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Toxins and Toxicants as Drivers of Disease

In this audio recording, Dan Lukaczer, ND, IFMCP, interviews Joseph Pizzorno, ND, on toxins and how passive exposure to toxins and toxicants affects many chronic diseases.

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Treating the Underlying Causes of Chronic Migraine

Chronic migraine is noted as the most common type of daily headache. A Functional Medicine perspective explores the root cause of chronic migraine and potential treatment strategies to improve a patient’s quality of life.

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Visionary Tracy Gaudet, MD, Explains Whole Health Care Within the VA

“Whole Health is an approach to health care that both empowers and equips patients to really take charge of their health and well-being. For what purpose? [For patients] to live their life to the fullest. What does that look like? The person is at the center—their mission, their aspiration, their purpose—is at the very center of this model… It addresses areas of self-care together with clinical care.” – Tracy Gaudet, MD

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My Path to Functional Medicine: Elizabeth Boham, MD

In an IFM video, Elizabeth Boham, MD, talks about how she combined an undergraduate degree in nutritional chemistry with a degree in family medicine and Functional Medicine certification so that she could help patients navigate chronic disease. Dr. Boham is also a registered dietitian.

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Creating a New, Healthier Normal With Vincent Pedre, MD, IFMCP, and Robert Rountree, MD

In this podcast, Vincent Pedre, MD, IFMCP, an expert on gastrointestinal function, shares his perspective on how a Functional Medicine approach has improved outcomes for his patients. Interviewer Robert Rountree, MD, also a gut specialist, helps to frame how and when a Functional Medicine approach can complement other forms of care.

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Clinical Spotlight: David Brady, ND, & Group Practice Settings

This IFM “Clinical Spotlight” showcases David Brady, ND, who describes what it’s like to practice Functional Medicine in a group clinical practice. “I think, in the IFM paradigm, it’s essential to get to know that patient; to connect with them and to really get a detailed history on where it all started,” says Dr. Brady. “So I will learn the antecedents and triggers, and all parts of their chronic disease process.”

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Balancing Act: Managing the Demands of a Business & Patient Care

The practice of medicine is both an art and a science, a calling and a trade, a path and a plan. As such, medical professionals may not have the luxury of concentrating solely on healing the whole person—body, mind, and spirit—but must create a balance between patient care and the demands of running a business. This can challenge even the most business-savvy clinician. Learn how Monique Class, APRN, learned to improve her business acumen while caring for patients.

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