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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Tips for Menstrual Problems

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Tips for Menstrual Problems I recently attended an event curated by ‘Binti International’, an organisation dedicated to designing community projects that manufacture reusable and disposable sanitary products. As a doctor championing ‘food as medicine’ I was asked to talk about the link between diet and common menstrual problems. Is there anything women can eat or…

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Advice for Diabetes

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Tips for Diabetics! This is going to be a loooong post so … buckle up! I’ve decided to compile a list of tips I always dish out to patients in clinic who suffer from the following: a. overweight b. at risk of metabolic syndrome c. have metabolic syndrome d. have diabetes But first .. DISCLAIMER…

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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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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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