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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.Read More
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.Read More
The Institute for Functional Medicine has named two new members to its governing board of directors. During what has been a period of rapid growth and burgeoning interest in Functional Medicine, IFM continues to respond to these growing needs by engaging wider areas of expertise and spheres of influence to support the organization at every level.Read More
The connection between brain health and nutrition has been making headlines over the last several years, supported by growing evidence of the correlation between what you eat and cognition. Implementing early interventions focused on modifiable risk factors like nutrition for cognitive decline at midlife is a strategy used by Functional Medicine practitioners, and one that is backed by research.Read More
Although rapid growth in prescriptions has slowed, many men visit the doctor specifically for a testosterone prescription. What is known about the risks?
Suboptimal testosterone levels are often amenable to lifestyle interventions. Check out a free toolkit item with one potential intervention.Read More
The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is proud to announce P. Michael Stone, MD, MS, as the 2019 recipient of the Linus Pauling Award in Functional Medicine.
Michael embodies in heart and intellect what a functionally trained physician should aspire to be and is an inspiration to the Functional Medicine movement and community as a whole.Read More
The Institute for Functional Medicine Surpasses 1,000 IFM Certified Practitioners in Functional Medicine Globally
IFM certified practitioners get to the heart of what IFM is all about—to stem the tide of chronic disease and change the trajectory of health care across all communities.
“Certifying practitioners is one important step on the path to the widespread adoption of Functional Medicine,” said IFM CEO Amy Mack.Read More
IFM is calling for digital poster submissions on the topics of chronic pain, stress, and addiction that focus on research and innovation, as well as techniques and tips for treating these patients in a Functional Medicine framework. What are your experiences with pain, stress, and addiction in the patient population? Have you compiled research in these areas or incorporated innovative treatments in your practice? How have you used the tenets of Functional Medicine to bring your patients back to a place of homeostasis?Read More
New Online Dates Announced!
The premier course in Functional Medicine, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP), provides practitioners with Functional Medicine training—and IFM has now made it available both in-person and online.Read More