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.

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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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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Compounded Bioidentical Hormones

Compounded bioidentical hormone therapy has significantly improved the lives of many people who suffer from symptoms related to a hormone imbalance. Download this guide to explore bioidentical hormones therapies, landmark studies involving hormones therapies, and the benefits of compounding.

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Women’s International Pharmacy

Testosterone: It’s Not Just For Men Anymore!

Testosterone is vital for both men and women. Download this guide to understand the various functions of testosterone in women including sexual, cardiovascular, bone density and muscle tone. Further, explore natural vs. unnatural testosterone, symptoms and causes of testosterone deficiency in women, and options for testosterone replacement therapy.

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Women’s International Pharmacy

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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NAMMEX

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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Science Review: Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators

Recent discoveries have identifed a class of lipid mediators, identifed
in circulation and tissues throughout the body, known as specialized
pro-resolving mediators, which function as ”resolution agonists” and
actively coordinate the resolution of infammation.

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Metagenics Institute

A New DNA Oxidative Stress Test Gives an Even More Complete Picture

8-Hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), has been added to the world leader in comprehensive hormone testing, the DUTCH Complete™ hormone panel. Healthcare providers and hormone testers will have an expanded picture of their overall health and hormones from one simple dried urine test. The 8-OHdG is a marker for DNA damage in the body. Along with chronic stress, degenerative diseases and cancer can greatly affect your hormones such as estrogen and cortisol. This new marker gives you even greater insight at a cellular level! As the disease state worsens, the 8-OHdG level goes up. Thankfully, there are proactive — and likely preventative — things you can do to improve the healing process while checking your progress along the way.

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Dutch Test by Precision Analytical

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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The Potential Benefits of “4-Spot Urine Testing” For HPA Axis Assessment

The health of the entire hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is critically important for maintaining proper health primarily because of cortisol’s role in the body. Cortisol is known as a glucocorticosteroid because of its effects on blood sugar regulation (gluco), it is made in the cortex of the adrenal glands (cortico) and of course, its action as a potent steroid hormone with effects that are far reaching systemically.

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Dutch Test by Precision Analytical

Which Hormone Test Should You Use When Monitoring BHRT?

Explore the pros and cons of serum, saliva, 24-hr urine and DUTCH (dried urine) testing with and without BHRT through this interactive online experience with connected videos tutorials on each of the different testing methods and the specific types of hormone replacement therapy. Find out what the strengths and weaknesses of each test type are, and which of the tests have the most effective BHRT monitoring abilities.

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Dutch Test by Precision Analytical

Using the Dutch test for Vaginal Atrophy

Vaginal atrophy is one of the top complaints among menopausal women and women experiencing estrogen deprivation therapy post breast cancer. Symptoms commonly include: dryness, general pain, pain with intercourse, vaginal burning, and discharge. This condition is often paired with results that show lower estrogen and/or testosterone levels. DHEA and DHEA-metabolite levels may be within range and depend a lot on adrenal health, stress and inflammation.

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Dutch Test by Precision Analytical