THE FOLLOWING ARE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES I use on a daily basis. In my view they represent the best of the best sources of information, research, and ongoing training for physician’s.
Institute for Functional Medicine Books, Training Programs, and More
The goal of the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) is to serve the highest expression of individual health through the widespread adoption of functional medicine as the standard of medical care. To that end they have produced a number of textbooks, training programs, and other interesting venues for the development and dissemination of functional medicine. If you are interested in becoming a member of the IFM and participating in their discussion forum on cases and topics, click here. Additional educational resources from IFM follow.
- Clinical Nutrition: A Functional Approach
- The Textbook of Functional Medicine
- Clinical Monographs from IFM: Depression, Musculoskeletal Pain, Gastrointestinal Dysregulation
- Proceedings from all previous Symposia of the Institute for Functional Medicine
IFM Training Programs
- Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP)
- Functional Medicine Certification Program – Advanced Practice Modules
Other Functional and Natural Medicine Resources
In addition to materials and training program by IFM, I also find the following invaluable.
- Functional Medicine Update Monthly by Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.
- Textbook of Natural Medicine by Joseph Pizzorno, ND
- Natural Medicines Database
My Favorite Conferences
- Institute for Functional Medicine
- Center for Mind Body Medicine
- DAN – Defeat Autism Now
- Nutrition and Health
- Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives
My Favorite Medical Journals
- Journal of the American Medical Association
- New England Journal of Medicine
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
- The Lancet
- British Medical Journal–All articles of BMJ are available for free online–a tremendous resource.
My Favorite Websites
- PubMed–National Library of medicine; free access to Medline.
- USDA Nutrient Database–This interface allows simple searches on the USDA Nutrient Database.
- NLM Clinical Trials Database–Location, design, purpose, criteria and other information on NIH clinical trials.
- NIH Office of Dietary Supplements–The International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) is a NIH web site produced by the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS). It offers a database of published, international, scientific literature on dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, and botanicals. Nice feature is that search can be limited to peer-reviewed publications.