GI Function & Dysfunction: Insights & Education

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Gut Dysfunction & Chronic Conditions

For many chronic conditions, dysfunction starts in the gut. While this statement might seem transparent, the dynamic between gastrointestinal dysfunction and chronic disease is anything but simple; it is multifaceted, compelling, and complex. Research suggests that when the normal integrity of the GI tract is compromised, it can result in distant systematic complaints, even in the absence of overt GI symptoms.

How does a clinician unravel the many systemic diseases that are linked to GI dysfunction? Explore more below about how Functional Medicine addresses common issues related to GI dysfunction.


GI Related Articles

Understanding Functional Dyspepsia

A Better Approach to Treating GERD

Managing SIBO Through Dietary Interventions

The Gut-Brain Axis and Systems Biology

Psychologial Stress and GI Dysfunction

Heal the Gut with the Elimination Diet

Understanding the Mind-Body Connection

The Importance of Digestion in Chronic Disease


My first interventions for gut health start with food. I use the 5R approach: Remove, Replace, Reinoculate, Repair, and Rebalance.” – Vincent Pedre, MD

Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules® (APM) GI


October 22-24, 2021 | Live Stream Icon Live Stream Available | Up to 17.25 CME Credits

This module takes a whole systems approach to evaluating and treating not only local gastrointestinal disease, but many systemic diseases that are linked to GI dysfunction. It will discuss in detail the important laboratory evaluations to be considered, the appropriate clinical connections that must be made, and the treatment approaches that should be used.

+ Clinical competencies to be mastered through the module
+ CME Information

One of the things that distinguishes this module is its focus on practical tools for addressing and treating GI and systemic issues by looking at underlying mechanisms.” – Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CHN

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