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
♦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
♦Lyme Disease and Lyme Co-Infections
Month 7: Major Mental Illness
♦Genetic and Biochemical Causes of Central Nervous System Disorders
Month 8: Putting It All Together
♦Student Case Presentations