Which clinical strategies help implement food as upstream medicine?

Patrick Hanaway, MD, discusses clinical strategies

Thinking of food as upstream medicine is both exciting and revolutionary! A “food first” approach to treating chronic disease focuses on dietary strategies that can reverse illness and restore health and vitality. From a functional nutrition perspective, this means applying personalized dietary interventions adapted to each patient’s specific circumstances. At IFM’s 2014 Annual Conference, several speakers will address the clinical tools and choice points involved in developing a plan that is not only right for each patient’s physiology but also matched to their behavior. Click here to read the rest of the article.


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FOCUS ON: Changing Gene Expression Without Changing Genes

One of the most absorbing topics emerging from modern health science is epigenetics, defined as “heritable changes in gene activity that are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence...” This is one of the concepts, discussed in the following article, that profoundly shifts our understanding of health and disease and of the nature vs. nurture debate—particularly when nutrition enters the picture.

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