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Functional medicine practitioners provide chronic care management with the belief that: “Diet, nutrition, and exposure to environmental toxins play central roles in functional medicine because they may predispose to illness, provoke symptoms, and modulate the activity of biochemical mediators through a complex and diverse set of mechanisms.”
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Life Extension Foundation: Directory of Innovative Doctors (click here) – Provided to you by The Life Extension Foundation, The Directory of Innovative Doctors and Health Practitioners facilitates the location of physicians and health practitioners who are open to alternative medicine. Conveniently organized geographically, the listing can be used to find a doctor by area-a handy feature for those who are traveling or are simply seeking out an innovative doctor or health practitioner at home. The Directory of Innovative Doctors and Health Practitioners is especially useful for those on a life extension program, as the listed physicians and health practitioners would likely be more suited to evaluate such a program than more conventional doctors.
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