Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules® (APM) GI

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GI 2024 Conference

 In Person; Chicago, IL
  Livestream (Central Time)

  • Up to 12.75 CME Credits Available
  • Live Q&A with presenters 
Register Now: September 29 - 30


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 support restoration of function.

+ What You Will Learn at the GI APM Conference

GI Function & Dysfunction: Insights & Education

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

The Institute for Functional Medicine's GI distress Statistics Infographic

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GI Related Articles

Couple in a kitchem smiling and hugging because they are happy to have functional medicine reducing their GI disorders.
Diagnosing SIBO & SIFO

Microbial overgrowth in the small intestine is linked to several health issues.

Man smiling in an exercise class, because he knows exercise increases his gut microbiome.
Gut Microbiome & Exercise

How does the gut microbiome response to exercise inform personalized clinical interventions?

Woman in the park looking towards the sky, she's at peace knowing nutrition has helped treat her GERD.
Treating GERD

Does risk outweigh benefit for PPIs? Adjunct therapies may provide symptom relief.

A list of FODMAP food surrounded by healthy fats, fruits, and veggies helping to reduce IBS symptoms.
Primary Causes of IBS

Many lifestyle factors affect both IBS emergence and severity.

Bowl of kimchi with health prebiotics, which increase probiotics in the body.
Obtener abundancia posbiótica

Posbióticos demuestran beneficios nutricionales, metabólicos e inmunitarios para la salud.

Flat lay of grains, fruits, nuts, etc, which help decrease overall inflammtion.
Desencadenantes inflamatorios

Las síntomas de reacciones alimentarias pueden manifestarse lejos de los intestinos.

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Attendee Testimonials

This course is a wealth of knowledge that can be implemented into practice right away. If you want to understand the GI system, what to look for and how to create a plan to improve a client's quality of life, I highly recommend this course

GI 2022 Attendee


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