Go Beyond Theory to Improve Patient Outcomes


The best learning experiences involve a dynamic interplay between theory and application. Clinicians who attend IFM's 5-day foundational course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP), participate in their own learning and thereby acquire skills to apply immediately in the clinic.

At AFMCP, experienced educators present on the biochemical foundations of disease and wellness, while facilitated small group sessions and case studies help turn theory into practice. Seasoned Functional Medicine practitioners guide attendees in how to use new concepts for better patient outcomes.



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The Mouth, the Oral Microbiome, and Systemic Inflammation




By Cass Nelson-Dooley, MS
While both professions deal with health, dentistry and medicine have diverged such that dentists alone handle oral health while the mouth is often an afterthought for the primary care provider. Yet the mouth is intimately connected with its downstream counterpart, the gastrointestinal tract, as well as systemic health.  Far beyond such localized problems as cavities and gingivitis, disease in the mouth is associated with increased risk for heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and cancers of the head, neck, and esophagus. Therefore, addressing oral health is a necessary component of a comprehensive Functional Medicine approach



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