Our Sponsors’ Medical Experts Provide Valuable Educational Resources

Our Educational Page features continuing educational opportunities for professionals in functional medicine. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a clinician new to functional medicine, industry experts can play an important role in furthering our education. The industry sponsors featured on this page are companies that have been carefully vetted for quality. As always, reach out to us with any questions or listings you would like to see here.

Glycomics: the Next Frontier in Medicine, with Dr. Helen Messier

In just one hour, Dr. Helen Messier provides an overview of glycans and their relevance to many health conditions. She also reveals how one glycan-based structure, the endothelial glycocalyx, affects human health. Learn specific strategies to support the endothelial glycocalyx and improve vascular outcomes in your practice.

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Elemental Diet: Clinical Applications and Protocols

Download this guide which provides a comprehensive look at the use of elemental diets. This resource reviews the clinical applications of an elemental diet, specifically for the dietary management of patients with moderate to severe GI dysfunction, including SIBO and Crohn’s disease.

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Redefining Medicinal Mushrooms

This Nammex white paper written by mushroom pioneer Jeff Chilton changed the US mushroom industry and educated practitioners prescribing products. It describes the mushroom life cycle and explains the medicinal value of the different stages. It also presents a new quality control testing protocol that measures the important beta-glucans and unmasks adulteration by starch carriers.

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The Endothelial Glycocalyx: The Missing Piece in Vascular Care

Dr. Kristine Burke shares that a revolution has occurred in research and clinical care. The health and permeability of the blood vessel itself is in the spotlight for improving vascular outcomes. Every blood vessel – veins, capillaries, arteries – has a slippery inner lining that regulates permeability, coagulation, vasodilation, plaque accumulation, and so much more.

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The GI360™ Profile: Extensive Assessment of the GI Microbiome

Introducing the GI360™ Profile: an innovative, comprehensive and clinically-applicable stool profile, utilizing multiplex PCR molecular technology coupled with growth-based culture and ID by MALDI-TOF, sensitive biochemical assays and microscopy to detect and assess the status of pathogens, viruses, parasites and bacteria that may be contributing to acute or chronic gastrointestinal symptoms and disease. Visit GI360.com to gain access to educational webinars, resource guides, posters and abstracts, publications, and more.

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Shedding light on the GI microbiome

Download a presentation by Dr. David Quig, “Updates in Comprehensive Stool Analysis: Detoxification, Inflammation, Microbial Identification, and Gluten.” Access a white paper and view a video on Calprotectin.

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What is in your medicinal mushroom product?

When recommending medicinal mushrooms it’s very important to understand what the actual plant part (mushroom, mycelium, spore) of the fungus is being used in a particular product. This directly correlates to the amount of active compounds present and whether or not it is consistent with the scientific literature. Many products also contain high amounts of fillers like grain. In this article, we show you how to spot the differences in medicinal mushroom products.

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Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Access white papers and videos by Dr. Jack Maggiore on Celiac and Gluten related disorders. Also available through this link is a webinar, “Leveraging New Technologies in Gluten Related Disorders: Benefits Before and After Diagnosis” presented by Dr. Daniel Leffler, Director of Research at the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Hormones and the Gut Microbiome: A Guide to Connecting the Dots

Do your patients complain of hormonal symptoms? Learn how closely connected hormones are to the gut microbiome in this informative article by Keri Anania, PA-C, Biocidin’s Assistant Director of Clinical Education.

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The Case for Including the Microbiome in Detox Strategy

Research shows that the microorganisms in the gut influence liver health, systemic levels of inflammation, blood sugar regulation, and much more. The oral microbiome plays a role as well. Gratefully, botanicals offer an elegant and easily applied solution, and are backed by research. Read on for easy clinical solutions that will supercharge your detoxification strategy.

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