Advanced Training Level 2

Level 2 applies the tenets of Functional Medicine to mental health and addiction recovery.

This program includes training in digestive issues such as digestion and absorption, dysbiosis and food intolerances; hormone regulation; nutritional causes of major mental illnesses; nutritional approaches to pain and insomnia; and the effects of toxicity and brain inflammation on mood, pain and behavior.
Graduates should be able to assess their clients for possible issues in the above areas, refer out for further testing and treatment, and recommend basic nutritional and herbal interventions.


Month 1:  Healthy Digestion and Absorption, part 1
Healthy Digestion
Digestive and Absorption Issues
Candida and other pathogens
Testing,  Assessment and Special Diets

Month 2:  Healthy Digestion and Absorption, part 2
Brain Allergies and Food Intolerances
Specific Issues Regarding Gluten and Casein Intolerance
Testing, Elimination Diets and Solutions

Month 3:  Eating Disorders
Sugar and Carbohydrate Addiction
Compulsive Overeating, Bulimia and Anorexia.
Using Amino acids, Other nutrients and the Pro-recovery diet

Month 4:  Hormone Issues, part 1
Co-Dependency and Adrenal Fatigue
Adrenal Function, tests and nutritional solutions
How lifestyle supports adrenal function
The Endocrine System, Thyroid Function, tests and solutions

Month 5:     Hormone Issues, part 2
PMS and Menopause, tests and solutions
Andropause, tests and solutions

Month 6:    Brain Inflammation: Symptoms, Causes & Solutions
Leaky Blood Brain Barrier, Micro-Glial Up-regulation
Heavy Metal Toxicity and Other Environmental Toxins
Bio-toxin Illness
Lyme Disease and Lyme Co-Infections

Month 7:   Major Mental Illness
Genetic and Biochemical Causes of Central Nervous System Disorders
Methylation Issues

Month 8:  Putting It All Together
Student Case Presentations