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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.

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No membership. No subscription. Orders can be sent directly to your patient for online payment, or your practice can pay up-front and charge patients separately. From beginning to end, we take care of the entire labwork experience.

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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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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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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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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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Seamlessly Explain Rupa to Your Patients

Already a Rupa user? You can use these tools to help share Rupa Health to your practice – helping you reach more patience and help streamline your business. For additional questions and information, email: support@rupahealth.com

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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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Hormone Testing Options Compared: Saliva, Serum and Urine

Doctor’s Data Senior Staff Physician Lylen Ferris ND examines advantages and disadvantages of testing hormones in various mediums: serum, urine, and saliva in this 60 minute webinar. Basic steroid hormone physiology and how that informs appropriate testing mediums is covered, as well as free versus bound hormones and the challenges of testing to measure bio-available molecules. Finally, when hormone supplementation is employed, Dr. Ferris discusses best mediums for follow-up testing.

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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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Expansion of Visceral Adiposity: the Gut and Cardiometabolic Syndrome

Doctor’s Data VP of Scientific Support David Quig, PhD discusses adipose tissue with a focus on visceral adiposity, the central role of the GI microbiota and inflammatory dysbiosis, as well as cardiometabolic risk assessment and interventions in this informative 30 minute webinar.

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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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