Cleveland Clinic recently received a $1 million gift to support education and research. This is great news for n1Health practices focused on functional medicine. To read the article on the Cleveland Clinic website, click here.
Cleveland Clinic has received a four-year, $1 million gift from Pure Encapsulations® that will support its Center for Functional Medicine. The gift will be used for clinical research, education, curriculum development, community programs and policy change initiatives.
"A growing number of patients, especially those with chronic conditions, are finding relief with functional medicine, which focuses on the underlying causes of disease," said Dr. Mark Hyman, director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine. "This generous gift provides us with the opportunity to educate healthcare providers, as well as consumers, about the benefits of the functional medicine model."
Functional medicine is based on the evidence that lifestyle factors – such as nutrition, sleep, exercise, stress levels, relationships and genetics – are major contributors to disease. Pure Encapsulations produces a line of hypoallergenic nutritional supplements, which are an important component of the functional medicine model.
"We realize the transformative power of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine on our modern healthcare system," said Joy Devins, vice president of Pure Encapsulations. "Pure Encapsulations is ecstatic to have been involved with the center since its inception and to support research, education and community programs that will change the way healthcare is delivered across the globe."
Cleveland Clinic functional medicine physicians are working with specialists to set up four clinical trials studying the effect of functional medicine on the treatment of asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, migraines and Type 2 diabetes.
"In the spirit of innovation, the Cleveland Clinic was the first major, academic medical center to embrace functional medicine, and patients are coming from across the country to be treated," said Dr. Patrick Hanaway, medical director of Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine. "This gift will help further our research to show the impact functional medicine can have on patients."
Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine opened in September 2014, in collaboration with the Institute for Functional Medicine.
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