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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A fresh perspective on Psychiatry with Dr Kelly Brogan MD

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What I love about Dr Brogan is her journey through conventional medicine to her current position. Having trained as a Medical Doctor, specialising in Psychiatry (working primarily with pregnant patients) and completing a PhD in Neuroscience from MIT, Kelly came to the educated conclusion that the key to health is a complex array of environment,…

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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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