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Dr. Saxena on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

Assessing cardiometabolic risks has evolved over time. Simultaneously, primary care is still the proposed central hub for evaluating cardiometabolic risks and intervening.1-3 In the video below, Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, IFMCP, an IFM educator, explains the shift in her thinking for addressing cardiometabolic risk in her patients since medical school.

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Video: Cardiometabolic Risk Assessment in Primary Care

Assessing cardiometabolic risks has evolved over time. Simultaneously, primary care is still the proposed central hub for evaluating cardiometabolic risks and intervening.1-3 In a video, Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, IFMCP, an IFM educator, explains the shift in her thinking for addressing cardiometabolic risk in her patients since medical school.

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Sleep and Biotransformation

Americans are getting less sleep, with many health consequences. Declining brain health may be one result.

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Go Behind the Curtain of a Successful Functional Medicine Practice

One of the biggest challenges in starting a Functional Medicine practice may be envisioning what success will look like once it is up and running. However, there is a way to get a look inside a successful Functional Medicine practice and have your practice setup questions answered without even leaving your office.

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Using the Timeline in Functional Medicine

Martha Calihan, MD, describes why the Functional Medicine timeline is her favorite clinical tool.
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Clinician Voices: Get Your Passion for Medicine Back While Protecting Yourself from Burnout

Many clinicians find that a Functional Medicine approach shifts their intellectual and emotional relationship with medicine. In this video, David Blyweiss, MD, shares why he thinks that is so.

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The Gut-Brain Axis & Systems Biology

The gut-brain axis is the bidirectional communication between the gut and the brain, which occurs through multiple pathways that include hormonal, neural, and immune mediators. Interestingly, the signals along this axis can originate in the gut, the brain, or both, with the objective of maintaining normal gut function and appropriate behavior. 

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Health Coaching Helps Patients Help Themselves

Health coaches are rapidly becoming an integral part of the health landscape and have been shown to be a valuable part of a collaborative care team, doing the hands-on work of guiding patients through the sometimes difficult journey of sustainable behavior change. How does a clinician go about getting a health coach, and how can having a trained health coach help your practice?

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Doctor and Patient: Patrick Hanaway, MD

Functional Medicine leader Patrick Hanaway, MD, has been doctor and patient in 2019. He shares his health journey in a touching video.

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The 5R Framework for Gut Health

This video introduction to the 5R framework for treating digestive disorders is presented by Vincent Pedre, MD.

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Treating the Many Sources of Chronic Pain

Many factors affect the experience of chronic pain. Henri Roca, MD, describes how he helps patients unravel and begin to reverse pain experiences. 

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Histamine-Related Reactions

Histamine reactions can manifest as many different symptoms. Dr. Board describes her experience treating patients with histamine reactions.
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