“This is the beginning of the next era of Functional and Lifestyle Medicine changing this part of the world.” ~Dr. Kristi Hughes, pioneer in the field of Functional Medicine
|Dr. Robert Luby, IFM Executive Director of Medical Education discusses the global non-communicable diseases epidemic and how FM can help manage health to fight 21st century diseases.|
LifeScience Institute successfully brought to the fore the role of Functional Medicine in addressing complex chronic and noncommunicable diseases in a recently concluded conference held at the Enderun Colleges in Taguig City.
The Advancing Functional Medicine (AFM) conference, which was the first of its kind in the Southeast Asian region, was in collaboration with the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).
According to the World Health Organization, eight out of 10 deaths in the region were caused by NCDs such as chronic respiratory diseases, cancers, and cardiovascular diseases. Leaders from the Pacific have declared these a health and economic crisis and a threat to human development. In response to the NCD epidemic in the Pacific, LSI brought together IFM’s esteemed faculty to discuss Functional Medicine and its role in addressing chronic NCDs.
Hundreds of delegates from the United States, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Singapore, and the Philippines attended the two-day conference. The speakers at the event included IFM faculty members Dr. Lisa Portera-Perry and Dr. Michael Stone, and IFM Executive Director of Medical Education Dr. Robert Luby.
|Dr. Lisa Portera-Perry engaging with delegates during the AFM Conference|
Through its theme “Uncovering the Interconnections Between Inflammation, the Gastrointestinal Tract, and Toxic Exposure”, the conference emphasized how Functional Medicine presents a new perspective in dealing with an individual’s well-being by determining how and why illnesses occur instead of simply addressing the symptoms caused by chronic disease.
The conference also introduced different ways to unravel the interconnections of symptoms, lifestyle factors and diagnosis of a patient’s disease or chronic condition.
To continue LSI’s thrust of purveying Functional Medicine, LSI will be holding the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) Conference on May 7-11, 2019. Participants of the conference have already shown interest in the upcoming AFMCP by signing up for the event right after AFM.
For more information on the recently concluded AFM and for inquiries about the upcoming AFMCP, you may contact LSI at (0917) 829 7075 or visit www.lsi-sea.org.
About LifeScience Institute
Our vision is a re-imagined 21st century health ecosystem addressing the root-causes of complex chronic disease. Our mission is to elevate the standard of care for healthcare practitioners to improve the assessment and management of underlying causes of complex chronic disease. We provide medical education and training for both health practitioners and patients about the assessment and management of complex chronic conditions. We support health practitioners in their journey of transition into the Functional Medicine perspective by providing introductory courses, mentoring programs, and case-based learning activities that are adapted to the Southeast Asian region.
About LifeScience Center
We all deserve modern primary care whose mission is to help us lead a happier, healthier life. No countless visits to different doctors, no buffet of medications, and no multiple diagnoses. LifeScience Center deviates from the old system of medical care to provide you personalized and preventive treatments. What makes LifeScience Center unique in today’s healthcare is how it champions genuine doctor-patient relationships. Simply put, your LifeScience care team will guide you on what to take out, what to put in, and it will let your body’s intelligent system do the rest to truly heal.