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The Promise of PROMIS: Practitioners Help Build the Functional Medicine Evidence Base

“Unlike conventional RCTs that require limitations of clinical care, practice-based research networks featuring patient-reported outcomes (PROs) can blend seamlessly into clinical practice. LivingMatrix is setting the stage for a practice-based research network with the potential to produce outcomes data that will provide rigorous evidence of the effectiveness of the Functional Medicine model.” – Chris D’Adamo, PhD, Director of Research, Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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How to Utilize Health Coaches in a Functional Medicine Practice

In an IFM video, Connie Arispe, MD, talks about her experience using a health coach in her Functional Medicine practice. This team-based approach helps patients focus on improving physiological, behavioral, psychological, and social outcomes.

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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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Opportunities & Challenges When Starting a Functional Medicine Practice

“We all entered into medicine to help other people who are suffering. When you build your own infrastructure and see it working, and see people healing as a direct result of your private practice, it brings a level of contentment and satisfaction that I simply don’t see among practitioners in large medical groups.” – Dan Kalish, My Practice Plan

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Food and Toxins: Safe Grilling and Frying Methods

The way a food is prepared can have a lasting impact on the body. Are your patients using meat cooking methods that produce toxins like HCAs, PAHs, and PFOAs?
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One Clinician's Approach to Asthma

In Functional Medicine, the concept of antecedents, triggers, and mediators underpins the treatment approach. For patients with asthma, Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, shares how understanding the triggers can lead to enormous improvements in health.

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Save Time with IFM's Toolkit of Patient Education Resources

P. Michael Stone, MD, shares how IFM’s toolkit can both save time and improve your state of mind – along with helping patients achieve better health.

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Membership Models: Dan Kalish Interviews Dr. Kristine Burke

Kristine Burke, MD, a Functional Medicine family clinician in El Dorado Hills, CA, talks with Dan Kalish of the Kalish Institute about her path to establishing a membership model practice.

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Faces of Functional Medicine: Bill Barley, MD

Bill Barley, MD, is an IFM Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) who uses the Functional Medicine model in an insurance-based practice. Watch to hear his explanation for why he finds Functional Medicine in this practice model so rewarding.

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Sleep Deprivation & Mitochondrial Impacts

Over the past 10 years, researchers have begun to examine what happens at a cellular level when the body is deprived of sleep. Some studies suggest a connection between limited sleep and oxidative stress, pointing to mitochondria as a possible target of the physiological effects of sleep deprivation.

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Anyone Can Practice Functional Medicine, with Terry Wahls, MD

In this video, Terry Wahls, MD, describes how any practitioner can practice Functional Medicine to help their patients create health.

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Linus Pauling Award Winner Interview: Drs. Bland and Wahls

For 2018 Linus Pauling Award Winner Terry Wahls, MD, reversing the loss of function from multiple sclerosis is personal. Dr. Wahls pioneered a food and lifestyle intervention that is proving enormously beneficial to many multiple sclerosis patients, including restoring her own physical and mental function.

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