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ReNew Food Plan Stabilizes Blood Sugar, Insulin

IFM’s ReNew food plan is more than just an elimination diet; it’s a total nutritional reset designed to support the body’s natural detoxification processes. Based on nutrient-dense whole foods, this plan improves immune function by guiding patients away from processed foods and sugar.

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COVID-19: Helping Functional Medicine Practices Achieve Their Duty to Serve

Presents a menu of the most essential tools to maintaining or reinvigorating your Functional Medicine practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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7 Reasons to Experience AFMCP

Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) Online integrates the latest medical research with a model of care that accounts for each patient’s individual history, genetic makeup, and lifestyle factors. After taking this course, clinicians will be able to design effective, personalized treatments for every patient and improve outcomes for those with chronic disease. IFM provides the top seven reasons why you should attend this premier foundational course in Functional Medicine.

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The Functional Medicine Approach to COVID-19: Lifestyle Practices for Strengthening Host Defense

Outlines research on how modifiable lifestyle factors can help prevent infection and reduce the effect of infection if and when it may occur.

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Building ATP Levels for Patients With Heart Failure

The heart’s ability to store energy is limited. A continuous process to fuel the mitochondria by stimulating ATP production is a focus of new heart failure treatment strategies.

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The Connection Between POPs and Metabolic Syndrome

What could be causing the global rise in metabolic syndrome and diabetes? One line of research points to persistent organic pollutants (POPs). How can clinicians manage exposures to these ubiquitous chemicals?

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The Functional Medicine Approach to COVID-19: Virus-Specific Nutraceutical and Botanical Agents

Assesses the scientific plausibility of promising prevention approaches and therapeutic interventions and offers clinical recommendations.

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Good Sleep Hygiene May Help Protect Against Infectious Diseases

Public health concerns over the spread of COVID-19 in local communities is causing anxiety on a global scale. It may even be affecting your sleep at night. Sleep is your body’s first line of defense against infectious disease. You can support your sleep and your health just by making positive changes in your daily routine.

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Clinician Spotlight: Elizabeth Board, MD, on Chronic Pain Management

Elizabeth Board, MD, explains her approach to chronic pain management and using lifestyle interventions to reduce the need for opiates.

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Health Coaching as a Strategy to Enhance Your Practice

One strategy to improve the patient-provider relationship is by utilizing health coaching. The role of health coaches is to listen to and guide patients through a change process. Coaches set expectations, provide feedback, and help clients identify challenges along the way.

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Top 6 Strategies for Managing Stress Around Infectious Disease

Staying informed about the spread of COVID-19 and the measures that you can take to protect your health and the health of your loved ones is critical. However, spending too much time researching coronavirus can negatively impact your sense of wellbeing and compromise your physical health. Reducing stress can improve your overall health, especially during these uncertain times.

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Micronutrient Malnutrition: Not Limited to Developing Nations

Micronutrient malnutrition is not limited to developing nations; several nutrient shortfalls are common within the United States. Habitual low-nutrient-density diets can result in micronutrient deficiencies that may lead to detrimental effects on health and to chronic diseases.

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