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Functional Medicine & Nutrition Virtual Classroom with Dr. David Brady & Friends

Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 213
Functional Approach to Pediatrics

2.0

  • Describe and Identify the functional medicine approach to common pediatric problems
  • Develop a comprehensive functional medicine assessment and treatment of common pediatric problems such as constipation, headaches and migraines, upper respiratory infections and otitis media, food sensitivities, allergies, asthma and atopy
  • Examine the salient features of history, physical examination and laboratory testing to best implement functional medicine interventions to common pediatric problems
  • Utilize a functional medicine approach to assess what each child may need to get or get rid of to treat each of these common pediatric problems 
  • Summarize the literature supporting the use of functional medicine in pediatrics
  • Recognize the four pillars of a functional medical approach to chronic pediatric illness – gastroenterologic, immunologic, metabolic and neurologic
  • Classify and explain the importance of the genetic and genomic susceptibilities/predisposition and environmental triggers of chronic pediatric illnesses
  • Utilize a functional medicine approach to assessing and treating chronic pediatric disease such as ADHD, Autism, Autoimmune Encephalitis, Anxiety, Allergy and Atopy
  • Interpret the literature citations and develop protocols based on emerging evidence supporting a functional medicine approach to these chronic pediatric problems
  • Appraise the assessment and management of the importance of the microbiome in immune tolerance, allergy and autoimmunity.

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$95.00 USD

Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 212
Fibromyalgia Global Pain and Fatigue

4.0

  • Analyze the concept of central pain processing and the consequences of dysfunction of descending inhibition.
  • Associate FM with trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, sleep disorder and pain processing disorders with emphasis on limbic system dysfunction, aberrant stress physiology, and ultimate failure of descending anti-nociception. 
  • Assess the difference between regionalized somatic pain and true central allodynia
  • Describe the accurate differential diagnosis of patients presenting with suspicion of FMS
  • Identify common subsets of clinical disorders that may lead to an erroneous diagnosis of FMS (i.e., “pseudo” FMS)

David Brady, DC, ND, CCN, DACBN

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$190.00 USD

Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 211
Therapeutic Essential Oils Clinical Applications

2.0

Hour 1

  • Describe the characteristics and mechanisms of actions of essential oils.
  • Explain several key controversies in aromatherapy and the implications.
  • Generalize the safety and quality issues surrounding the clinical use of essential oils.
  • Compare the various modes of applications of essential oils.
  • Summarize the pharmacology and biotransformation of essential oils and its constituents.
  • Recognize the potential interactions of essential oils with medications and nutraceuticals.

Hour 2 

  • Generalize the various considerations for prescribing essential oils.
  • Calculate equivalent dosages of essential oils using several different units of measurement.
  • Apply the guidelines for appropriate prescribing the internal use of essential oils.
  • Determine the proper application and dosage for various essential oils used for digestive health.
  • Specify the usage and dose determination for essential oils for mental health.

Sarah LoBisco, ND, IFMCP

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$95.00 USD

Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 210
Food As Medicine

2.0

Hour 1
  • Describe the secondary metabolites in whole foods.
  • Understand the role of phytochemicals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how they interact with our cells.
  • Explain how to preserve them during cooking.

Hour 2
  • Recognize the challenges caused by ultra-processed foods
  • Identify the compounds in the Brassicaceae family
  • Explain the health benefits of sulforaphane
  • Explain the importance of preserving secondary metabolites
  • Recognize the benefits of the fungal kingdom

Eleonora Gafton, MS, DCN

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$95.00 USD

Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 209
Sports, Nutrition, Exercise & Fitness

2.0

Hour 1

  • Define and explain the difference between "calories in, calories out" versus the “carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity”. Discuss the causes of increased intestinal permeability in competitive athletes and identify strategies to combat the condition. Identify the energy intake athletes require by calculating their total energy expenditure.
  • Recall the quality and function of macronutrients and their role in physical performance.
  • Describe common micronutrient deficiencies seen in competitive athletes and identify strategies to prevent such occurrences.

Hour 2

  • Summarize the physiological energy and macronutrient requirements of the sprint/power athlete and game-playing athlete. Identify supplement strategies to support the sprint/power athlete and game-playing athlete.
  • Summarize the physiological energy and macronutrient requirements of the endurance athlete.
  • Identify supplement strategies to support the endurance athlete.
  • Outline an effective whole food diet to support competitive athletes.

Mark J. Smith, PhD

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$95.00 USD

Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 208
Functional Medicine and Nutrition Lab Testing

2.0

  • Provide an understanding of the clinical applications of biochemical/metabolic evaluations to determine a patient’s status of nutrients, toxicants and cell regulators, and functional gastrointestinal status.
  • Explain the differences between various assessments of element status
  • Evaluate specific nutrient deficiency states
  • Determine weaknesses in digestive, assimilative and intestinal microbiological status
  • Plan and monitor nutrient interventions to correct abnormalities found by the tests

Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, CNS

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$95.00 USD

Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 207
Mental Health from a Functional Perspective

2.0

Hour 1
  • Describe the associations of micronutrient deficiencies as it relates mental health disorders.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of major prescriptive medications and their negative influence on mental health disorders. 
  • Explain the overlap of certain pathophysiological conditions and mental health disorders.
  • Recognize the current lack of proper diagnosis of mental health disorder.
Hour 2
  • Describe the associations of micronutrient and nutritional deficiencies as it relates mental health disorders.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major biochemical pathways, their enzymes and nutritional elements as it relates to psychological issues.
  • Explain the importance of fatty acids in mental health disorders.
  • Recognize the current lack of proper nutritional interventions as it pertains to TBI, mTBI and PCS.

Oscar Coetzee, MS, DCN

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$95.00 USD

Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 206
Mitochondrial Health and Energy Metabolism

2.0

Hour 1:
  • Describe the origin of mitochondria from an evolutionary perspective.
  • Understand the critical role that the thyroid plays in metabolism and how this relates to healthy mitochondrial function.
  • Explain how to test for mitochondrial function/dysfunction.
  • Show how living in a thermos neutral modern society contributes to obesity.
  • Recognize how antibiotics can damage mitochondria and how that can play a role in obesity.
  • Give examples of toxins/drugs that can adversely affect mitochondria.

Hour 2:
  • Describe how common mitochondrial genetic problems are in the general population.
  • Explain how mitochondria are needed to produce glutathione and why glutathione is needed for healthy mitochondria.
  • Discover how oxidative stress can be both good and bad for the body.
  • Discuss how mitochondrial dysfunction plays a key role in a variety of diseases ranging from Parkinson’s, Cancer, NASH, Alzheimer’s, Autism and Diabetes.
  • Discover key ways to optimize mitochondrial function in patients.

Todd LePine, MD

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$95.00 USD

Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 205
Functional Endocrinology

2.0

  • Provide an understanding of the clinical applications of biochemical/metabolic evaluations to determine a patient’s hormonal status
  • Explain the differences between various assessments of hormonal status
  • Evaluate hormonal imbalances and disorders
  • Evaluate nutrient needs in metabolic disorders Plan and monitor nutrient interventions to correct abnormalities found by the tests

Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, CNS

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$95.00 USD

Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 204
Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health

2.0

Hour 1

  • Describe the general diagnostic criteria of Metabolic Syndrome and CVD.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the enhanced diagnostic criteria and the importance of investigating these potential earlier markers.
  • Demystify the “Cholesterol and HDL hypothesis” and explain the compensation mechanisms of the body for this.
  • Recognize the biometric and physical signs of the progressive nature of CVD, CHD and MetS.
  • Investigate Lifestyle Modification Programs as the major intervention strategy for the reversal and stagnation of these comorbidities. 
Hour 2
  • Describe the general dietary interventions of Metabolic Syndrome and CVD.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of sodium/salt as it relates to CVD/HTN.
  • Demystify the confusion of major supplements and foods as it relates to CVD/HTN. 
  • Recognize the associations between insomnia and CVD, CHD and MetS.
  • Investigate various peer reviewed studies and the outcomes of nutritional interventions.  

Oscar Coetzee, MS, DCN

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$95.00 USD

Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 203
Detoxification and Environmental Health

2.0

  • Describe the current common routes and mechanisms of toxic exposure for individuals living in the industrialized world.
  • Associate the linkage between chronic diseases, including mitochondrial dysfunction, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cancer and others with increased levels of exposure to various environmental and food toxins.
  • Examine the available clinical laboratory testing related to toxic load and related disease risk assessment, diagnosis, and clinical management using various lifestyle and nutritional approaches.
  • Explain the difference between the various methods to assess toxic burden and detoxification at the level of the individual in the support of clinical decision making.
  • Appraise the available evidence-based integrative and complementary therapeutic interventions for lowering toxic load and improving detoxification function.

David Brady, DC, ND, CCN, DACBN

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$95.00 USD

Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 202
The GI Microbiome and Autoimmunity

2.0

  • Describe the current epidemiologic trends in autoimmune incidence, morbidity and mortality.
  • Associate the linkage between autoimmune disease prevalence and factors including the GI microbiota composition, food immune reactions, stealth infections, molecular mimicry, lack of early diverse antigen exposure, and other elements.
  • Examine the available clinical laboratory testing related to autoimmune disease risk assessment, diagnosis, and clinical management, including qPCR molecular-based evaluation of the GI microbiota.
  • Explain the difference between quantitative molecular testing (qPCR) versus next-generation sequencing of the GI microbiota in the support of clinical decision making.
  • Appraise the available evidence-based integrative and complementary therapeutic interventions for autoimmune disorders.

David Brady, DC, ND, CCN, DACBN

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$95.00 USD

Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 201 - 210
10-Course Basic Certificate Program

21.0

  • This course contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 201 through 210

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$795.00 USD

Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 201
GI Health from a Functional Perspective

2.0

Hour 1
  • Explain how beneficial commensal microbes support gastrointestinal health
  • Describe the major components of the intestinal barrier
  • Summarize the microbial composition of a typical stool sample
  • Explain the role of comprehensive stool testing in assessing gastrointestinal health

Hour 2
  • Recognize the three most common types of microbial dysbiosis
  • Describe common factors that can reduce beneficial microbes and disrupt the intestinal barrier
  • Assess pathogens and opportunistic microbes identified with comprehensive stool testing
  • Discuss how the selection of microbial testing methodology may affect the identification of pathogens and opportunists
  • Outline therapeutic approaches that address common dysbiosis types identified via comprehensive stool testing

Thomas Fabian, PhD, CNTP

AudioVisual Course

$95.00 USD