Takeaways from the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Annual conference

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Takeaways from the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Annual conference The 2017 Annual IFM Conference was probably one of the most inspiring events I have ever had the pleasure of attending. It was like the Woodstock of medical pioneers, any one of the speakers from the first day could have been the keynote. In the face…

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Biohacker Summit Stockholm 2017

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Biohacker summit Stockholm 2017 Wheeling a B vitamin drip on stage, the tone was set right from the start! Our host was an enthusiastic character and fellow ‘biohacker’ alongside Teemu, one of the 3 masterminds behind the event. I quickly learnt that this community has the common goal of striving to become real life ‘Jedis’….

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The future of Medicine is Functional

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The future of Medicine is Functional Day one, I was sat next to an Internal Medicine attending. Frustrated with day-to-day clinic and constantly worsening patient outcomes, he gave up his practice and started a clinic focused on diabetes. By engaging with patients about food choice, enquiring about their ‘non-clinical’ history and daily life stressors, his…

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Tips for Night Shift Workers

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Tips for night shift workers Before and after shifts, people often complain of abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, low mood and increased susceptibility to common viruses. Studies looking at brain waves show that sleep rhythms are incredibly important to health. Proper alignment influences metabolism, inflammation pathways and stress hormones. So it’s no wonder us night shift…

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Food. The Forgotten Medicine

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I was so lucky to squeeze a ticket at the sold out ‘Food. The Forgotten Medicine’ conference held by The College of Medicine. It was the first of its kind to be held by the college and judging by the full 300 capacity seminar room with people sitting in the stairwells, there was huge interest….

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IFM 2016 Top 5 Lifestyle Tips

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IFM 2016 Top 5 Lifestyle Tips This year I was fortunate enough to attend the Institute for Functional Medicine’s annual conference in San Diego. It was fantastic to be amongst like minded scientists and clinicians with the collective goal of researching and practicing lifestyle medicine. Here are my top 5 takeaways from this years event….

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8 Healthy Cafés in Sydney the Doctor ordered!

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Hi! I’m Rupy, the doctor behind @doctors_kitchen. As a ‘health foodie’ I’ve been lucky enough to experience the burgeoning ‘wellness café’ scene in this beautiful fitness obsessed city. Here are my top recommendations you must visit! ORA, Manly We’re starting in my neighbourhood. This place opened its doors in the last few months and has…

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Health Culture. Fad or Future?

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As a family physician, I’m quite comfortable answering questions about a patient’s diagnosis, what they may have heard on the news and medication queries. Questions regarding food and its role in their condition, however, used to throw me off guard. I found myself unable to satisfy their curiosity as confidently as I would have liked. Unfortunately, when…

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