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Pediatric Pain, Stress, and Addiction

Pediatric Pain, Stress, and Addiction

Elizabeth Mumper, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician and steering committee member for IFM’s 2019 Annual Conference exploring stress, pain, and addiction. She describes the importance of this theme for the younger population of patients. Learn more

Perspectives on Psychosocial Determinants of Health

Perspectives on Psychosocial Determinants of Health

Pain is widespread in America, but even higher and more severe among individuals who have served in the military. In this interview, Wayne Jonas, MD, describes how integrative medicine and a focus on salutogenesis can help resolve this situation. Listen Now

A Systems Approach to Chronic Pain

A Systems Approach to Chronic Pain

Chronic pain has been increasingly recognized as a biopsychosocial condition, and many clinicians believe that comprehensive interdisciplinary management is preferred over medication only. Functional Medicine clinician Dr. Henri Roca discusses his approach to chronic pain in a powerful IFM interview. Watch Now

Opioid Alternatives for Chronic Pain

Opioid Alternatives for Chronic Pain

“For millions of people across the globe, excruciating pain is an inescapable reality of life,” writes Allyn L. Taylor, in an article published in The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Does it have to be this way? Learn More

The Healing Effects of Meditation

The Healing Effects of Meditation

For thousands of years, cultures have recommended mindful practice as a way to cultivate well-being, and over the last several years, incredible scientific advances have been made to confirm its benefits. While scientific understanding of meditation is still in its infancy, research suggests that mindfulness practice is a powerful modulator of structural and functional brain plasticity. Learn More

Food and Behavioral Problems in Children

Food and Behavioral Problems in Children

In many children, behavioral and social-emotional issues may be related to food and/or reduced by appropriate nutritional interventions. Learn More

Psychological Stress & Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

Psychological Stress & Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

What dietary and lifestyle interventions can help to diminish the effects of stress within the body and affect gastrointestinal function? New evidence suggests that both prebiotic diets and exercise interventions are most effective if given early in life when the gut and brain are more plastic. Learn More

Chronic Pain & Mitochondrial Function

Chronic Pain & Mitochondrial Function

Over 1.5 billion people suffer from chronic pain worldwide. If patients are denied access to opioids even further, will we add to the burden of suffering? What are the alternatives? Functional Medicine offers an integrative approach. Learn More

Decreasing Migraine Frequency With Nutrition

Decreasing Migraine Frequency With Nutrition

Migraines are an often unrelenting condition for patients. Nutritional interventions can offer hope. Research is accruing around interventions with fatty acids and macronutrients. Learn More