Diving Deeper


If you are a practitioner interested in transforming the way you practice, this section of our website allows you to dive deeper into the principles of functional medicine.

We hope you enjoy exploring this portion of our website, and please contact us if you have any feedback or questions.

21st Century Medicine: A New Model for Medical Education and Practice

Textbook of Functional Medicine

Excerpt from the Textbook of Functional Medicine

Click here to download Chapter Five:  "Changing the Evidence Model"


David S. Jones, MD,
President Emeritus, IFM Board of Directors
Webinar: "Fundamentals of Functional Medicine: From Organ Systems to Systems Medicine". Dr. Jones explains how functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.

Kristi Hughes, ND
IFM Associate Director of Medical Education
Webinar:"Functional Medicine Fundamentals: The Three Legs of the Stool". Dr. Hughes uses the metaphor of a three-legged stool to show how the patient story and dialogue, modifiable lifestyle factors, and the systems biology matrix are able to guide a whole new teaching methodology for patient-centered care.



  • Click here to read "The Functional Medicine Matrix in Clinical Practice"
  • Click here to read "What About the Evidence for Functional Medicine?"

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