Functional Medicine uses the latest advances in the areas of genomics, epigenetics, nutrition, and lifestyle to find personalized solutions that lead to improved patient outcomes. Now, more than ever, the Functional Medicine approach is critical to address the rising tide of chronic disease and increase resilience among the most vulnerable populations in the time of a pandemic. Everyone deserves to find their own pathway to optimal health, which requires expanding access to high quality medical care for all individuals. Pathways to Well-being is a clinician-focused podcast that will feature leading practitioners and researchers from around the world engaged in conversations about the foundations of health, the latest medical advances from the front lines of health care, and the ways in which we can all help increase access to quality Functional Medicine care for everyone.
Overcoming Barriers to Physical Fitness
Crossfit Games athlete and family physician Julie Foucher, MD, MS, discusses the overall anti-inflammatory effect of regular, moderate bouts of exercise and how to get patients started on an exercise prescription.
Top Functional Medicine Clinical Themes of 2020
The year 2020 has been noteworthy in medicine for several reasons. In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were several other clinical themes that impact functional medicine care. This episode of Pathways to Well-Being is a conversation with IFM Director of Medical Education Dan Lukaczer, ND, IFMCP and IFM Director of Medical Education Initiatives Robert Luby, MD, IFMCP about the top functional medicine clinical themes of 2020 and what they mean for your practice.
Lara Zakaria, RPh, and Elizabeth Board, MD, on Optimal Deprescribing
Pharmacist Lara Zakaria, RPh, and physician Elizabeth Board, MD, both strong advocates for using food as medicine and substituting nutritional therapies for medication therapies for prevalent chronic conditions, discuss how pharmacists and primary care clinicians can work together to help their patients reduce their pharmaceutical burden.
Clinician Burnout: Coping from a Personal and Practice Standpoint
Now more than ever, clinicians are facing higher rates of burnout and reporting lower satisfaction scores with their careers. Under heightened challenges and increased pressures during the pandemic, burnout is a silent burden plaguing the health care community. On this episode of Pathways to Wellbeing, Georgia Tetlow, MD, and Riva Z. Robinson, MD, discuss how burnout manifests in all stages of practice and the critical steps clinicians can take to improve their mental health. Burnout inspired both doctors to find new ways of healing, for themselves and for their patients.
The Pediatric Microbiome and Building Healthy Adults With Liz Mumper, MD, FAAP
Can a healthy pediatric microbiome help to slow the rising levels of chronic disease? Dr. Mumper discusses thelatest research and shares clinical insights on how to support the pediatric microbiome, from collaborating with parents and training taste buds to oral tolerance and clues that point togut dysfunction.
Advancing Food Equity in Underserved Communities with Arti Chandra, MD, MPH
Advancing Food Equity in Underserved Communities with Arti Chandra, MD, MPH by The Institute for Functional Medicine