Which clinical strategies help implement food as upstream medicine?

Patrick Hanaway, MD, discusses clinical strategies

Thinking of food as upstream medicine is both exciting and revolutionary! A “food first” approach to treating chronic disease focuses on dietary strategies that can reverse illness and restore health and vitality. From a functional nutrition perspective, this means applying personalized dietary interventions adapted to each patient’s specific circumstances. At IFM’s 2014 Annual Conference, several speakers will address the clinical tools and choice points involved in developing a plan that is not only right for each patient’s physiology but also matched to their behavior. Click here to read the rest of the article.


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FOCUS ON: Introducing the Year of Nutrition

The origins of functional medicine are inextricably linked to an emerging recognition of the critical role that both diet and nutrition (that is, both whole foods and specific nutrients) play in the maintenance of health and the prevention and reversal of disease.

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