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Landmark Survey Explores Paradigm Shift In Healthcare Landscape

Adoption of Functional Medicine Approach Addressing the Root Causes of Disease


InstituteFunctionalMedThe Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) today released the findings of a landmark survey representing the most comprehensive evaluation of the practice strategies and clinical applications of Functional Medicine ever conducted. The study, “Functional Medicine Practices: Opportunities, Challenges, and Emerging Trends,” funded by¬†Pure Encapsulations, collected more than 1,000 responses and revealed valuable insights into the advances Functional Medicine is bringing to patient care, and will help to educate healthcare providers desiring to implement Functional Medicine in their practices. This survey represents an important step

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Dr. Jeffrey Bland: Epigenetics – Redefining the Gene/Environment Connection

In this final installment of the series from the Institute for Functional Medicine and Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Dr. Bland discusses current research into how life events shape genetic expression and the progression of disease. When should you consider epigenetic events vs cellular reactions or other considerations? How can you counsel patients on the effects of their lifestyle choices on their health, their genetic expression, and their disease trajectory?

Read the article for an in-depth discussion and to access additional resources, including three free audio interviews with scientific luminaries regarding their research into this field.


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Dr. Jeffrey Bland: Biointelligence and the N-of-1 Concept

The fifth installment of the very popular Functional Medicine and Genomics series with Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Dr. Bland delves into the “quantified self” movement, discussing wearable health-focused devices and DTC laboratory testing, and how all this data, along with the unique nature of each individual, are radically changing medicine.

This interview includes several additional resources, including free audio interviews.

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Dr. Jeffrey Bland Discusses Whether Genomic Testing is Ready for Prime Time

In this third installment of the 6-part series on Functional Medicine and Genomics in partnership with the the Institute for Functional Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Bland discusses the value of genomic testing, and how genomic tools can be used to promote health.

At the end of the article Dr. Bland provides several additional resources, including an interview with Eric Schadt, PhD, Director of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Mount Sinai Hospital. Click the link below to read the article.

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Depression and the Practice of Whole Psychiatry, Part 2

Part 2 of an Interview by Craig Gustafson
This content is courtesy of IMCJ

Dr. Robert J. Hedaya, MD, ABPN, DFAPA, is the developer of the Whole Psychiatry methodology, which offers a comprehensive physiological and psychosocial-spiritual approach to mental health and chronic physical illness.

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