Philippines paves the way for functional medicine in SEA

Functional Medicine is experiencing a rapid development across the globe. In the Philippines,
LifeScience Institute (LSI) champions this approach through various initiatives to educate, train
and pursue research on Functional Medicine.

LSI collaborated with The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) to bring the first Advancing
Functional Medicine (AFM) Conference in Southeast Asia, happening on November 16 and 17,
at the Enderun Colleges in Taguig City.

With the theme “Uncovering the Interconnections Between Inflammation, the Gastrointestinal
Tract and Toxic Exposure,” it brings together over 300 local and international doctors and other
allied health professionals to talk about the underlying causes of complex chronic diseases through
the Functional Medicine model.

The conference is the first of its kind in the Southeast Asian region. It will put the spotlight on the
whole-body approach of Functional Medicine, which will equip doctors and patients to understand
the body in its holistic sense.

This primary care approach looks at the whole body to provide long-term health solutions instead of
targeting specific parts for short-term fixes. It determines how and why illness occurs and restores
health by addressing the root cause of the disease and see how the body responds to the environment
and lifestyle.

Through the conference, more allies in the medical field will understand the core principles of this
health paradigm. It will delve into the mechanisms of diseases to know how to reverse them and will
tackle topics such as the often overlooked gut health, intestinal permeability, and the immune and
neurologic function and their effects on one’s overall well-being.

IFM’s very own Lisa Portera-Perry, MD, Michael Stone, MD, and Robert Luby, MD, will be conducting
the talks throughout AFM.

As the purveyor of Functional Medicine in the Philippines, LSI vows to continue its advocacy in
spreading awareness on the significance of this medical approach, with LSC as its partner. Should
you wish to know more about Functional Medicine or to sign up for AFM, you may contact LSI at
(0917) 829 7075 or visit and LSC at (0917) 573 5433 and

To sign up for AFM, you may reach LSI through the contact details above.

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