A pain management physician says incorporating functional medicine’s integrative approach into care can greatly improve a patient’s response to treatment.
One patient turns to functional medicine for relief from a cough he’d had for 25 years. After six weeks of dietary changes and detoxification methods, he reports dramatic, sustainable improvement.
Growing evidence compels us to work with our patients to achieve both disease control and wellness.
From research to shared medical appointments, a lot is happening at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine. Learn more in this Q&A with Medical Director Elizabeth Bradley, MD.
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The science behind how functional medicine works is empiric and case based, but not well documented in peer-reviewed literature. Leading rheumatologist and researcher Dr. Elaine Husni has been named Chair of Translational Functional Medicine Research to help change that.
In 2016, Paris Kharbat, DO, left a thriving practice in Washington State to join the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. She wanted to be a part of research and patient care that will advance the functional medicine model of care.
Center Director Mark Hyman, MD, talks about expanding the functional medicine model, value-based care and the science of creating health.
Increasing data implicate diet — particularly elevated dairy and meat intake and high glycemic load — as a contributing factor in prostate cancer incidence and aggressiveness. Cleveland Clinic hopes to impact prostate cell biology by an intensive dietary manipulation and supplement program for men with prostate cancer.
How well do functional medicine treatments help asthma patients? Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine is conducting research alongside experts from the Respiratory Institute to find out. This is one of a handful of studies underway at Cleveland Clinic to gather evidence-based data on functional medicine treatments.
A recent report estimated that 35.6 million people worldwide lived with dementia in 2010. By the year 2030 this is expected to double. A Cleveland Clinic functional medicine nutritionist says healthcare providers can help patients understand the connection between cognitive function and diet.