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IFM Announces Collaboration with Functional Forum

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Functional Forum, bringing viewers of this monthly interactive web show three episodes, including content from the 2015 IFM Annual International Conference (AIC) and interviews with IFM faculty and expert speakers. Read More
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Lifestyle Interventions That Help Treat Metabolic Syndrome

Dietary interventions have been shown to be effective in helping to prevent or control metabolic syndrome. What other lifestyle modifications might help patients who struggle with this increasingly common condition?

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Improve Your Success Rate in Treating IBS

“There need to be studies done to help people get their lives back. You should be able to go out and have lunch with family and friends instead of worrying when this will hit you because there is no ‘if,’ it’s ‘when,’” said a patient from the 2016 Canadian Gastrointestinal Society Survey. What can Functional Medicine practitioners do to improve the quality of life and clinical outcomes for patients with IBS?

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IFMCP 2015 Graduates

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is proud to announce the graduation of 113 IFM Certified Practitioners (IFMCP) in 2015.

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University of Western States Launches Master’s Degree Program in Nutrition and Functional Medicine

The University of Western States (UWS) is proud to announce a new graduate degree program starting in April 2012—the Master of Science in Nutrition and Functional Medicine.

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Why Stress Matters for Hormone Concerns

Patients with sleep and weight issues who report high stress are suffering from hormone dysregulation. Ordering the right tests can inform stress treatment.

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Randy Jirtle, PhD, Receives Linus Pauling Award

At the Institute for Functional Medicine's 2014 Annual International Conference in San Francisco, Calif., Randy L. Jirtle, PhD, was honored by receiving the Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award. Read More
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Cleveland Clinic Opening Center for Functional Medicine

Cleveland Clinic will open a new Center for Functional Medicine September 23, 2014. Read More
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University of Western States and IFM Sign Global Agreement

University of Western States (UWS) and the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) are pleased to announce a joint collaboration to incorporate Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition coursework in the Master of Science in human nutrition and Functional Medicine (MSHNFM) program at UWS.

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Lifestyle Alternatives to Antidepressants

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 you get to the root cause for an individual patient? What are some alternatives to antidepressant medications?

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Treatment Options for CFS

For patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), recently renamed systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID), a promising new treatment supporting mitochondrial function could spell progress.

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Functional Medicine Coaching Academy and IFM Sign Collaboration Agreement

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, Inc., (FMCA) are pleased to announce a collaboration that supports the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy in providing a certification program for health coaches using the Functional Medicine approach.

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