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Chronobiology: The Dynamic Field of Rhythm and Clock Genes

The evolving knowledge of medical chronobiology and circadian rhythms provides great potential for furthering the Functional Medicine model’s personalized, root-cause approach to optimal health and wellness.

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A Letter From IFM CEO: Our Responsibility to Change

The following is a letter from IFM CEO Amy R. Mack that was sent on June 3, 2020.

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Healthy Food Preparation: Reducing Toxicant Exposure

In the modern world, chemicals are all around us—in the air we breathe, the food we consume, and the items we use for everyday life—but armed with knowledge, people can make choices that limit their exposure. Understanding potential toxicants in the kitchen and taking practical steps to improve biotransformation are essential elements of an integrative approach to your patients’ health and well-being.

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Building Healthy Adults

The pediatric immune system has an innate ability to respond and adapt to novel pathogens,1 and this infection/recovery cycle sets the stage for immune resilience later in life. Early intervention leads to better outcomes for both physical and emotional well-being for children and the adults they will become.

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COVID-19, Clinical Practice, and the New Normal

Join a panel of expert clinicians, including Georgia Tetlow, MD, Mylène Huynh, MD, and Patrick Hanaway, MD, as they share personal experiences from the front lines of the pandemic. This exclusive AIC discussion will also present a framework for advancing clinical care in a post-COVID world, with key insights for mitigating disease progression and supporting long-term immune health.

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Our World With COVID-19: A Perspective from IFM CEO, Amy R. Mack

In this message from Amy Mack, CEO of IFM, she discusses the long-term impact of COVID-19, as well as the work IFM is doing to support practitioners working with patients.

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IFM’s 2020 Annual International Conference Shifts to Interactive Online Experience

AIC 2020: Focusing on Advancements in Clinical Research and Innovative Practices at a Critical Time in Health Care.

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Sleep Deprivation: A Deeper Dive Into Clinical Screenings, Mitochondrial Impact, and Therapeutic Interventions

Sleep deprivation may affect the body at a cellular level. Understanding a patient’s sleep quality is an important part of clinical screening to help limit the maladaptive mitochondrial changes that occur during states of stress.

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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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Boosting Immunity: Functional Medicine Tips on Prevention & Optimizing Immune Function During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

With the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease in the news, The Institute for Functional Medicine would like to remind you that there are several steps you can take to reduce your chances of being exposed to respiratory viruses and to boost your immunity in the event of exposure.

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Clinical Spotlight: Paris Kharbat on Tools to Improve Your FM Practice

Telemedicine is providing greater access to healthcare resources for people in rural areas. Paris Kharbat, DO, explores the role of telemedicine, software, and health coaching in her patients’ health journeys.

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