What is Functional Medicine?

Simply, functional medicine (FM) is an approach to providing health care that seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease. This approach focuses on: the patient, not the disease; the whole person, not just a particular body part or organ system; how the whole person interacts, responds and adapts to his/her environment, genetics […]

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Antibiotic Use in Food Animals – How this Practice Affects Everyone

On April 6, 2015, the Oregon Senate Committee on Health Care heard testimony from a number of concerned citizens and organizations regarding a bill that seeks to limit the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in Oregon livestock and poultry. Because of my previous involvement in this issue through Health Care Without Harm, I was one of […]

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UWS hires new functional medicine doctor for clinic system

Dr. Rachel Fischer will also teach, serving as the Integrative Therapeutics distinguished professor in functional medicine PORTLAND, Ore., March 11, 2015 – University of Western States (UWS), a leader in the education of health care professionals, recently added Rachel Fischer, MD, MPH to the UWS clinic system. Dr. Fischer’s background in preventive and functional medicine […]

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