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Meet Carla

Carla

Carla Atherton, MA, Director of the Lotus Health Project and the Healthy Family Formula, Host of the Children’s Health Summit, Health and Nutrition Coach, Writer and Editor, Curriculum Developer, Publisher, Workshop Leader, Yoga Instructor, Health (R)evolutionary, and Children’s Health Advocate.

Carla is an acreage-living mother of three who faces the challenge most women encounter who are both passionate about their families as well as their creative endeavours: too much good stuff to do in this life!

“When my own daughter received an upsetting diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in 2012, my family and I were launched into a new life of needles and doctors and dead ends. And after experiencing the ups and downs of parenting a child with chronic illness and recognizing what was not available to me and my family, I found the answers, myself. I set out on a mission to make sure that I would be the support I had so much trouble finding and to provide the information I spent years gathering with as many parents who need it. And I have developed a unique, empowering, and life-changing way to help people prevent, regain, recover, and maintain truly good health: The Healthy Family Formula, which is the result of researched, cutting edge information + professional, attentive support, the online Healthy Family Formula family health coaching programs, and one-on-one health coaching services.”

Carla is a trained health coach through her work with Epidemic Answers Health Coach Training Course and Cynthia Pasquella of the Institute for Transformational Nutrition and has deepened her clinical knowledge of health, wellness, and functional medicine through her training with Functional Medicine University and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, as well as her intensive yoga teacher training. She also holds an MA in English Literature with a heavy background in Women’s and Gender Studies, Psychology, and Academic, Business, and Creative Writing.

Carla is also formally trained in a variety of other disciplines including magazine editing and publishing, social sciences, humanities, business development, and is usually taking one class or another regarding personal and professional growth. She has taught at both the university and community levels and has created educational materials both through contract by educational institutions and through her own initiatives and independent research. She has acted as instructor, director, writer, publisher, producer, program developer, and editor for a wide variety of projects and founded and ran the now laid to rest Cahoots Magazine as Editor-in-Chief for 8 years. She is a published creative and academic writer, enthusiastic lecturer, creative workshop instructor, and a caring and effective coach.

She has led many workshops in health and wellness, creative writing, philosophy, media studies, essay writing, and critical thinking for children, youth, and adults since 1998 and has written, produced and delivered thousands of pages of curriculum for online as well as in-person delivery.

To Carla, health and wellness involves all aspects of the self, including the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. She encourages creativity and self-empowerment for anyone at any age or social status and is absolutely passionate about working with children, youth, and adults so they can find their own power to make their lives full of hope, happiness, and meaning. Alternative education is also a passion of hers, and she is continuously creating innovative ways to change lives through life-long learning by delivering her content using a balance of a targeted use of our current technology with personalized experiences and community initiatives and support.

Carla specializes in family health with a focus on functional, holistic, natural health and wellness, with specific interest in functional neurology, nutrition, digestive health, the science of mind/body practices, stress reduction, epigenetics, childhood chronic illness, geriatrics, autoimmunity, and immunology using the principles of lifestyle medicine.

Carla is a passionate advocate for client/patient care and education and believes strongly in the autonomy and empowerment of the individual, regardless of gender, age, race, or social status.

“I think that there is nothing that cannot be overcome given the right tools, support, and information and that we are never victims of our own circumstance, but are heroes in our own journeys. I believe strongly in individual autonomy and I aim to elevate family health one empowered family at a time. In this way, we can collectively leave behind a legacy of health for our children.”

 

Carla Atherton’s Professional Development

Degrees and Completed Programs

Epidemic Answers Health Coach Training (Beth Lambert and Documenting Hope – complete/graduate 2017)

MA in English Literature with heavy background in Psychology (including child psychology), Women’s and Gender Studies, and Creative Writing (University of Saskatchewan 1998; 2008)

Magazine Writing and Publishing Workshop (Simon Fraser University 2005)

Functional Medicine University (working on completion of certification program)

Institute for Transformational Nutrition (graduate 2013)

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (graduate 2013)

FDN 2 (graduate 2015)

Yoga Training 200 Hour with Jan Henrickson, Joos Yoga (graduate 2012)

5-Day Yoga Workshop 45 Hour with Jan Henrickson, Joos Yoga (refresher 2017)

 

Completed Individual Courses

Dyslexia Reversal Program with Phyllis Books

Neurodevelopmental Movement Course with Sonia Story

EMF Protection course with Michael Neuert

In Balance Weight Release (for children) with Brenda Wollenberg

Be a Kids Hero with Ginger Kadlec (child abuse prevention)

Functional Neurology Courses (ongoing study)

Natural Remedies with Wendy Combes (complete)

Genetics Cancer Course with Ben Lynch (complete)

MethylGenetic Nutrition Course (1st 3 modules complete)

 

Workshops

Anat Baniel Method: NeuroMovement® for Children with Special Needs

Homeopathy Workshops with Nancy Tam (classical homeopath)

-Homeopathy Basics Introduction

-Analyzing Remedy Responses: Part 1

-Analyzing Remedy Responses: Part 2

-Remedy Relationships: Part 2

Non-Violent Communication workshops with Nancy Tam

-Heart Partnerships: Riding the Tdal Wave of reactivity – Barefoot Surfing to the Shore (workshop about reactivity)

-The Hysterical is Historical (workshop about Co-Dependancy)

 

Work/Contract History (Incomplete listing of relevant work)

Healthy Family Formula Family Health Education/Coaching Program

Director, 2014-Present

20,000 newsletter recipients and attendees of our online educational events.

The HFF family health education program is a time-released, online library of health information consisting of dozens of health education PDFs, audios, videos, and live sessions carefully designed to elevate family health by empowering people to regain and sustain health through information and support.

Dozens of lessons have been created to date with a steady stream being created on a scheduled basis.

 

Documenting Hope Project

Educational Associate, 2016-Present (Contract/Partnership)

The not-for-profit Documenting Hope Project is a pioneering group of scientists, physicians, healers, parents and children’s health advocates who have assembled to scientifically demonstrate that recovery from chronic childhood conditions (even those as complex as autism and autoimmune conditions) is possible. The Project is a not-for-profit science and media initiative that will: run a pilot recovery program (with 14 chronically ill children); Document their recovery scientifically (collecting relevant biomarkers and observational data); Capture their inspirational stories on film; Disseminate these shared learnings to everyone. We have created a self-paced, online education course for parents whose children are enrolled in the DHP Recovery Program.

Visit the project’s website.

 

Children’s Health Summit Host

Host and Producer, 2014-present

The Children’s Health Summit is an online event that features interviews with healthcare professionals and children’s health advocates about a wide array of health issues pertaining to children’s, teen, and family health. By unflinchingly addressing our current state of ill health, the CHS is an initiative designed to revolutionize family health by informing parents and caregivers about cutting edge health information from a lifestyle, functional, holistic approach, returning families to the state of health they should naturally enjoy.

Visit the CHS website.

 

Fearless Parent Radio

Co-Host, 2015-present

“A Fearless Parent™ is passionate about evidence-based health, wellness, green living, and holistic parenting choices.

Children can heal and thrive but the answers will not come by doing what we are told.

The medical system is paternalistic and fear is its currency. The way forward is to walk past the gatekeepers. Defy convention. Dare to hope. Trust your heart. Use your head. Find your tribe. Be fearless.

 

We bring together cutting edge clinicians, researchers, and activists who are brilliant, collegial, professionally generous, and some of the bravest people you will ever meet. We work in the context of hopeful and compassionate community.

Fearless Parent™ is an innovative online platform offering information, commentary, and original content through our blogs, radio show, structured education, and community events.” (Description from the Fearless Parent Website)

 

About Carla’s Revolutionary Mama show: Parenting children and teens is no easy feat. But it is gooood! We grow as our children grow. We change as they change. We advocate, constantly make decisions, concessions, negotiations, and limitations and try to stay sane and intact and healthy, ourselves, along the way. We parents strive to be stress-free, present, informed, and empowered by researching and critically thinking, while doing the most challenging, important, exhausting, amazing job in existence. And for that, we need to stay inspired, ourselves; we need support and conversation and some juicy tips and direction. It is not only our jobs to keep our children alive, but to help them to thrive, heal from injury and illness, navigate emotions and social situations, nourish their spirits, and grow as functional, whole, inspired human beings. Yep. That’s big. And it takes a vibrant, engaged village!

Listen to previous shows here.

 

Athabasca University

Academic Coordinator, 2008-2013

“The University Certificate in Counselling Women (UCCW) prepares students for careers in a wide range of fields, including, for example, teaching, social work, women’s crisis centres, criminal justice, health care, law, policing, journalism, counselling, human resources, union officer, international aid officer, and policy analysis.

 

The UCCW enhances counselling and problem-solving skills for both professionals and volunteers who are currently employed as crisis workers, social workers, family life educators, adult educators, nurses, teachers and vocational counsellors. (Description from the Athabasca University Website)

 

Cahoots Magazine

Founder/Editor-in-Chief, 2005-2013

The now laid to rest Cahoots magazine was an alternative Canadian in-print and online magazine for women that was more than your typical women’s magazine. Cahoots was a place for diverse, original, strong, humorous, fearless writing about things – such as work, health, home, life, the world – that really matter to women. In addition to articles, Cahoots also published fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and beautiful visual art. We invited reader response and published articles about everything from pop culture to physical health issues. Cahoots was a truly original title in tone, focus, and content. It was about diversity, critical thought, and engaging conversation.

 

Inspired Creative Writing Workshops

Workshop Instructor, 1998-Present

This private creative writing instruction has evolved and expanded since 1998 into a program that is tailored for each group and individual of all ages. Aspects of the creative writing process are explored including composition; voice and tone; crafting the story; space, place, and time; point of view; character; etc., and takes participants through the entire writing process from formulating ideas to publication. In more advanced classes, adult and adolescent students delve deeper into the craft of writing and topics such as the connection between the writer and the reader and the act of writing as an exploration of the self and the world we live in.

 

Additional Publications and Presentations

Published numerous articles for Lotus Health Project online and the Healthy Family Formula as well as recorded, produced and released over 100 professional interviews for The Children’s Health Summit and Fearless Parent Radio as host and co-host, respectively.

Published 100s of articles for Cahoots Magazine in print and on-line.

Atherton, C. “Saskatchewan Food Report.” Western Grocer, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2008 & 2012.

Atherton, C. The Poetry of Maternity: The expansion of language and the lifting of taboo. Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag Dr. Muleler, 2008.

Atherton, C. “mainline.” Room of One’s Own. Vancouver, BC, 2004. Vol.27 No.2, p.62.

Atherton, C. “Dream #4” and “Now.” Grain Magazine. Regina, Saskatchewan, 1999. Vol. 27 No. 9, p.73.

Atherton, C. “Give It Back.” Prism International. Vancouver, BC, 1998. Vol. 37 No. 2, p. 58.

Atherton, C. (2002). On Being Pregnant. Paper presented at the Bra Burners to Buffy: Conversations Among Generations of Feminists convention, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

Ross, L.R., & Atherton, C. (2010). Distance to digital/Canada to the Caribbean: Athabasca University’s counselling women programme. Paper presented by Lynda Ross at the Canadian Women’s Studies Association Conference Annual Convention, May 27 – 31, Montreal, PQ.

 

Teaching/Leadership

In addition to the courses taught and/or written through the above:

 

Stories from Our Elders: The Hero’s Journey

Lecturer, Course Creator and Course Writer, 2013

University of Saskatchewan (Extension Division)

A memoir writing class based on the notion that every story, every life, no matter how “successful” or “famous” that person is, takes the form of the hero’s journey.

 

WGST 112 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies

Online Tutor, 2014

University of Saskatchewan (online through the Extension Division)

WGST 112 “Introduces students to selected research and writings in the area of Women’s and Gender Studies, emphasizing the diversity of debates informing the field. Examines changing gendered positions and representations across regional, national and international perspectives. Special attention will be given to experiences of gender inequities from the Canadian context” (U of S website).

 

WGST 201 Images of Gender and Sexuality in Popular Culture

Online Tutor, 2014

University of Saskatchewan (online through the Extension Division)

WGST 201 is “An introduction to the ways gender, sexuality and identity are represented and produced in popular culture, mainstream media and populist feminist culture. Focuses on critical analysis and intervention, the production of culture and a variety of cultural forms, mainstream media and representational practices” (U of S website).

 

WGST 204 Gender and Popular Music

Sessional (In-class), 2013

University of Saskatchewan

“The relationship between gender, sexuality, and music; four main themes to be explored, namely rock culture, masculinities and music, femininities and music, and image and identity in music” (U of S website).

 

WGST 303 Issues in Women’s Health

Program Coordinator, Tutor, Subject Matter Expert 2008-2013

Athabasca University

About WGST 303: “Your work in this course should help you to better understand issues such as gender and the politics of health care; women’s reproductive health and health care; special issues in women’s health (cancer, violence, and aging); and women’s health and the global environment” (Athabasca University website).

 

WGST 266 Thinking from Women’s Lives – An Introduction to Women’s Studies

Program Coordinator, 2008-2013

Athabasca University

Women’s and Gender Studies 266: Thinking from Women’s Lives—An Introduction to Women’s Studies sets out to clarify exactly what feminism is. It provides an overview of the history of feminism in a Western context, a look at the major theories used by feminist scholars, and an examination of feminism’s association with the Women’s Movement. Through topics such as work, body image, and violence against women, this course illustrates the value and relevance of feminist thinking and activism today. The ways in which gender intersects with race, class and sexuality will be highlighted throughout the course” (Athabasca University website).

 

PSYC 347 Introduction to Feminist Counselling

Program Coordinator, 2008-2013

Athabasca University

Psychology 347: Introduction to Feminist Counselling is about feminist theory and the development of a feminist model of counselling. It is also about your development as a feminist and as a counsellor. Some of you may be taking this course to broaden your counselling perspectives; others may be taking the course because they are feminists and want to apply feminist philosophy and theory to their work in the helping professions” (Athabasca University website).

 

PSYC 345 The Psychology of Women

Program Coordinator, 2008-2013

Athabasca University

“Psychology 345: The Psychology of Women examines several topics in psychology that are of specific relevance to women, and are about women. The course discusses scientific findings and sexist myths about male and female differences, and looks at a variety of gender issues from a feminist perspective” (Athabasca University website).

 

WGST 310 Feminist Approaches to Counselling Women

Program Coordinator, 2008-2013

Athabasca University

WGST 310: Feminist Approaches to Counselling Women focuses on crisis, or short-term, counselling. Students will have the opportunity to practice their skills and receive feedback. Students will gain an understanding of the major conceptual, ethical, and theoretical issues in the field of counselling women.” (Athabasca University website)

 

WGST 302 Communication Skills and Counselling Practice

Program Coordinator, 2008-2013

Athabasca University

“This course explores a number of topics on the subject of communication, all of which are relevant to counselling practice. The course encourages you to examine your own style of communication and to increase your personal self-awareness. Through your work in this course, the hope is that you will broaden your emotional vocabulary and develop skills in understanding and voicing what others feel. This course will also introduce you to the knowledge that underpins counselling skills and how to apply those skills in helping relationships across a variety of settings. You will learn about what it means to work safely and ethically in the role of helper or counsellor. While this course will not provide the training or credentials for you to work as a counsellor, it is designed to further your understanding of some of the key counselling theories and professional issues that will begin your preparation for work as a professional counsellor” (Athabasca University website).

 

HSRV/WGST 421 Advocacy from the Margins

Program Coordinator, 2008-2013

Athabasca University

Human Services 421: Advocacy from the Margins introduces you to the meaning, history, tools, group processes, and strategies associated with advocacy for women and other marginalized groups who face injustice around the world. The course stresses the importance of advocacy group processes as well as advocacy strategies and tools. It also encourages you to begin advocating with those who are on the margins and faced with injustice” (Athabasca University website).

 

English 110

Grad Student teaching assignment, 2000

University of Saskatchewan

First-year undergrad level English Literature Course

 

Appearances, Interviews, and Media

Please see extensive list of current appearances and interviews here.

 

Business Development

B-School with Marie Forleo (graduate)

Business coaching with Loral Langemeier

 

Personal Development

Letting go of Family Karma

Tapping for Financial Success course with Nick Ortner

The Work with Byron Katie

Family Constellation and shadow work

MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course through the Pallouse Center)

 

List of Current Study

Gluten Expert (Dr. Peter Osborne through FMU)

MethylGenetic Nutrition Course (SNPs, Genetics, and Epigenetics) (Dr. Bob Miller)

Functional Neurology

Childhood Chronic Illness (ongoing)

 

Lab Analysis Training

DUTCH Hormones Testing (with Mark Newman through FMU)

OA: Organic Acids Testing  (with Jeffrey Moss through FMU 20 hour 42 minute course)

GI Effects Gastrointestinal Stool Testing (FMU)

Blood Chemistry (FMU)

ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies Well Guard Program (certification to run ELISA/ACT delayed allergy tests)

Neurogistics Brain Wellness Neurotransmitter Testing (FDN and Neurogistics Corporation)

Gluten Certicfication (Dr. Peter Osborne through FMU)

 

Details of Training

Epidemic Answers Health Coach Training Modules (complete, 2017)

Class 1: The New Childhood Epidemics

Instructor: Beth Lambert

Class 2: Guiding a Child to Good Health

Instructor: Maria Rickert Hong

Class 3: Underlying Physiological Imbalances

Instructor: Josie Nelson

Class 4: Reducing the Total Load

Instructor: Patricia Lemer, M.Ed

Class 5: Diet and Nutrition for “The New Childhood Epidemics”

Instructor: Victoria Kobliner, RD, MS

Class 6: Bio-individuality and Pa thwa ys to Recovery

Instructor: Lauren Stone, PhD, HHP

Class 7: Prioritizing Therapies

Instructor: Patricia Lemer, M.Ed

Class 8: Guiding Pa rents Through Lab Tests

Instructor: Josie Nelson

Class 9: Recognizing the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection

Instructor: Janine Burnham Ruth

Class 10: The Healing Journey

Instructor: Beth Lambert

 

FDN Training Modules (complete, 2013)

Lesson 1 – FDN Basics: The HPA Axis, Cortisol Dysregulation and Hormone Panels

Lesson 2 – FDN Basics: Steroid Hormone Balance

Lesson 3 – Metabolic Assessment Profile: Digestion, Oxidative Stress, and Detoxification

Lesson 4 – Client Onboarding, FDN Documents, Personal Testing and D.R.E.S.S. Education

Lesson 5 – D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success® Program Continued…

Lesson 6 – Mucosal Barrier/Gut Function

Lesson 7 – GI Pathogen Screening and Restoring a Healthy Host

Lesson 8 – Food Sensitivity Testing and Case Studies

Lesson 9 – Client Review Sessions

Lesson 10 – Thyroid Assessment and Business Primer

 

FDN 2 Training Modules (complete 2015)

Lesson 1 – Neurotransmitters

Lesson 2 – Gut Dysfunction and Protocols

Lesson 3 – Environmental Pollutants and Urinary Metabolites

Lesson 4 – Advanced Hormones

Lesson 5 – Heavy Metal Toxicity

 

ITN Training Modules (completed 2013)

SCIENCE MODULES

MODULE 1: Macronutrients & Vitamins

MODULE 2: Minerals, Nutritional Supplements, and Biochemistry

MODULE 3: Anatomy & Physiology

MODULE 4: Foods & Dietary Systems

MODULE 5: Detoxing, Digestion, & Food Intolerances

MODULE 6: Life Stage Health & Lifestyle Enhancement

MODULE 7: Health Conditions & Disease

MODULE 8: Holistic Health & Alternative Medicines

 

PSYCHOLOGY MODULES

MODULE 1: Emotional Eating

MODULE 2: Eating Disorders & Food Addiction

MODULE 3: Obesity & Body Image

MODULE 4: Stress Eating & Mindful Eating

MODULE 5: Extreme Self-Care

 

SPIRITUALITY MODULES

MODULE 1: Spirituality, Holistic Health, and Transformation

MODULE 2: Spiritual Awakening and Connection

MODULE 3: Spiritual Nutrition

MODULE 4: Spiritual Rituals: Part 1

MODULE 5: Spiritual Rituals: Part 2

 

COACHING MODULES

MODULE 1: Introduction to Coaching

MODULE 2: What To Know Before Starting To Coach

MODULE 3: The Coaching Session

MODULE 4: Group Coaching, Partner Coaching, and Online Coaching

MODULE 5: Coaching Skills

MODULE 6: Psychology and Spirituality in Coaching

 

BUSINESS MODULES 1-6

 

Master’s Degree in English Literature

Thesis:  A Woman Writing Thinks Back Through Her Mothers: An Analysis of the Language Women Poets Employ Through an Exploration of Poetry About Pregnancy and Childbirth

 

Homeopathy Courses with Nancy Tam (complete)

Homeopathy Basics Introduction – Feb 9, 2013

Analyzing Remedy Responses: Part 1 – March 16, 2013

Analyzing Remedy Responses: Part 2 – April 6, 2013

Remedy Relationships: Part 2   – June 8, 2013

 

FMU Training Modules (ongoing)

MODULE 1: Introduction to Functional Diagnostic Medicine

MODULE 2: GI System

MODULE 3: Immune System

MODULE 3A: Physical Exam Basics

MODULE 4: Oxidative Stress

MODULE 5: Inflammation

MODULE 6: Detoxification

MODULE 7: Endocrine System

MODULE 8: Stress

MODULE 9: Structural Integrity

MODULE 10: Nutrition

 

FMU Additional Training Webinars (completed all additional lectures below)

Alzheimer’s Disease

Neurodegeneration – Exploring the lifestyle factors that contribute to neurodegenerative disease; Court Vreeland D.C., D.A.C.B.N.

Alzheimer’s disease: The Aging Brain; Court Vreeland D.C., D.A.C.B.N.

 

Anatomical/Musculoskeletal

[Botanicals] Ulcers, Reflux, Cramps and Spasms; Kevin Spelman PhD, MCPP

Musculoskeletal Nutrition: Proven protocols for clinical success; Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, SASTM

(Botanicals) BPH, Prostate CA, Urolithiasis and Nephrolithiasis; Kevin Spelman PhD, MCPP

Sarcopenia and Chronic Illness; Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN

The Irregular Heartbeat; Jack Wolfson, DO, FACC

Osteoporosis: Etiology, Diagnosis, and the Use of Biomarkers to Design Therapeutic Protocol; Keith McCormick D.C., C.C.S.P

Food Reactive Disorders and Autoimmunity The Surprising Autoimmune Connection to Musculoskeletal Diseases; Thomas O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN

 

Anti-Aging

Nutrition Makes Anti-Aging Possible: Secrets of Your Telomeres: Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, SASTM

 

Asthma

(Botanicals) Upper Respiratory Infections and Asthma; Kevin Spelman PhD, MCPP

Getting to the Root Cause of Asthma; Yousef Elyaman, MD, IFMCP

 

Autism

The Genetics of Autism: Addressing Autism Care from a Genetic Perspective; Valerie Ferdinand N.D.

Autism Spectrum Disorder – Unraveling the Mystery; Court Vreeland D.C., D.A.C.B.N.

Autism Part II – Addressing Methylation and Detoxification Weakness; Court Vreeland D.C., D.A.C.B.N.

Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Mike Gruttadauria D.C., D.A.B.C.N.

 

Autoimmunity and Immune System

Food Reactive Disorders and Autoimmunity The Surprising Autoimmune Connection to Musculoskeletal Diseases; Thomas O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN

Autoimmunity: The Hidden Epidemic In Your Practice Everyday; Thomas O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN

Answering Your Patients Questions About Autoimmunity and Effective Protocols for the Autoimmune Cascade; Thomas O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN

Uncover the Splinters in Autoimmunity; Michelle Corey C.N.W.C.

Food Immune Reactivity and Autoimmunity; Dr. Aristo Vojdani

Autoimmune Thyroiditis; Not a Numbers Game: William Kleber, D.C., DABCI

 

Brain

Neurodegeneration – Exploring the lifestyle factors that contribute to neurodegenerative disease; Court Vreeland D.C., D.A.C.B.N.

Alzheimer’s disease: The Aging Brain; Court Vreeland D.C., D.A.C.B.N.

Gaining An Edge: Pre and Post Concussion Nutrition; Cindy M. Howard, DC, DABCI, FIAMA

Natural Recovery from mTBI (concussion); Court Vreeland D.C., D.A.C.B.N.

The Gut-Brain Connection: Exploring the Vital Role of the Gut in Optimal Brain Function; Court Vreeland D.C., D.A.C.B.N.

 

Cancer

Cancer Survivorship Part 1; Lise Alschuler N.D.,FABNO & Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO

Cancer Survivorship Part 2 (Cancer Risk Reduction); Lise Alschuler N.D.,FABNO & Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO

Breast Cancer: Integrative Management Strategies – DAN Test; Lise Alschuler N.D.

Becoming Immune to Cancer: Winning with Integrative Solutions for Prevention and Survival; Jay Mead M.D.

Estrogen Metabolism and Breast Cancer: The Role of Lifestyle, Exercise, Diet, Stress, Lack of Essential Nutrients, and Exposure to Environmental Toxins; David Zava, PhD

 

Cardiovascular

The Irregular Heart Beat: The Cause and the Cure; Jack Wolfson DO, FACC – The Paleo Cardiologist

Hypertension- Finding the cause and the natural cure; Jack Wolfson DO, FACC – The Paleo Cardiologist

Advanced Cardiovascular Blood testing: What to order, how to interpret, and how to treat; Jack Wolfson D.O.

Statin Disaster; David Brownstein M.D.

 

Diabetes

Which Diabetic Diet Is Best? (Part 1); Mona Morstein, ND, DHANP

Diabetes Lifestyle: Exercise, Stress Management, Detoxification, Microbiome, Sleep (Part 2); Mona Morstein, ND, DHANP

Diabetes Supplementation (Part 3); Mona Morstein, ND, DHANP

Diabetes: Blood Sugar Blues; Jack Wolfson

Gut to Diabetes: Proven Protocols for Clinical Success; Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, SASTM

Metabolic syndrome, Obesity, Diabetes II; Kevin Spelman PhD, MCPP

 

EFT

EFT Tapping: Resolving the Emotional Aspects of Pain; Dr. Craig Weiner D.C.

 

EMFs

Are We Being Wi-Fried? Uncover the Hidden Dangers of Electropollution that Nobody Is Talking About.; Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Electromagnetic Fields & Your Health: How to Test and Reduce EMFs in Our Modern Environments; Michael R Neuert, MA, BSME

 

Endocrine

Endometriosis: Etiology, Clinical Evaluation and Holistic Management; Ronda L. Nelson, PHD, ND, MH, CNC

Supporting Male Hormones and Common Dysfunctions (Part 1); Dr. Ronda Nelson, PhD,ND, MH

Supporting Male Hormones and Common Dysfunctions (Part 2); Dr. Ronda Nelson, PhD,ND, MH

Supporting Male Hormones and Common Dysfunctions (Part 3); Dr. Ronda Nelson, PhD,ND, MH

Supporting Male Hormones and Common Dysfunctions (Part 4); Dr. Ronda Nelson, PhD,ND, MH

Understanding Female Hormones (Part 1); Dr. Ronda Nelson, PhD,ND, MH

Understanding Female Hormones (Part 2); Dr. Ronda Nelson, PhD,ND, MH

Understanding Female Hormones (Part 3); Dr. Ronda Nelson, PhD,ND, MH

Female Focus: Supporting Healthy Ovulation to Eliminate Menstrual Complaints; Ronda L. Nelson, PHD, ND, MH, CNC

Preventing and Supporting Menopausal Meltdown- Part 1; Ronda L. Nelson, PHD, ND, MH, CNC

Preventing and Supporting Menopausal Meltdown- Part 2; Ronda L. Nelson, PHD, ND, MH, CNC

Preventing and Supporting Menopausal Meltdown- Part 3; Ronda L. Nelson, PHD, ND, MH, CNC

Gaining an Edge with Proper Adrenal and Neurotransmitter Function; Cindy M. Howard, DC, DABCI, FIAMA

Getting to the Root Cause of Hashimoto’s; Dr. Izabella Wentz, Pharm.D., FASCP

A Simple Perspective for Successfully Managing Thyroid Illness; Denis Wilson, MD

PCOS: The Art and Science of Management; Dr. Dian Ginsberg

3 Scientifically Validated Steps to Naturally Restore Testosterone in Men; Dr. Kyl Smith

Supportive Therapies for Conception, Pregnancy and Lactation (Part 1); Ronda L. Nelson, PHD, MH, CNC

Supportive Therapies for Conception, Pregnancy and Lactation (Part 2); Ronda L. Nelson, PHD, MH, CNC

Autoimmune Thyroiditis; Not a Numbers Game: William Kleber, D.C., DABCI

 

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia: Clinical Perspective; Gaetano Morello N.D.

(Botanicals) Treatment of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Kevin Spelman PhD, MCPP

 

Functional Testing

Organic Acid Series; Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN

Organic Acid and Urinary Bile Acid Sulfates Testing and Detoxification; Ronald Grisanti D.C.,D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., MS

Labrix Orientation; Kate Wells, MBA

Discover Case Studies that Highlight how DUTCH (Dried Urine Testing for Comprehensive Hormones) Can Improve Clinical Accuracy; Mark Newman

Advanced Cardiovascular Blood testing: What to order, how to interpret, and how to treat; Jack Wolfson D.O.

Advanced Stool Diagnostics: GI Effects and the Evolution of Gut Health Assessment; Christine Stubbe, ND

Functional Tests for Immune Tolerance: LRA by ELISA/ACT; Dr. Russell Jaffe M.Dostics: GI Effects and the Evolution of Gut Health Assessment; Christine Stubbe, ND

Celiac/Gluten Testing and Treatment; Dr. Ron Grisanti and Dr. Wayne Sodano

 

Gastrointestinal Tract

Gut Dysfunction & Immune Abnormalities; Jon Kaiser M.D.

Gut to Diabetes: Proven Protocols for Clinical Success; Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, SASTM

The Gut Connection: GI Detox and the Foundation of Health-Eliminating Intestinal Dysbiosis and Restoring the Microbiome; Dr. Rachel Fresco, L.Ac., Ph.D.

A Functional Medicine Approach to Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN

Toxic effect of leaky gut (LPS): Protocols and Assessments — Part 1; Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, SASTM

Toxic effect of leaky gut (LPS): Protocols and Assessments — Part 2; Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, SASTM

Microbiome-Feed It Well; Terry Wahls M.D.

The lower gate – the Ileocecal Valve; Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP

Genetics and SNPs Relating to Problem GI Tract Patients; Nancy Mullan MD

Clostridia Species as a Major Factor in Mental and Gastrointestinal Health; William Shaw PhD

Gut to Diabetes: Proven Protocols for Clinical Success; Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, SASTM

The Triad of Gut Destruction; Cheryl Burdette, N.D.

The Gut-Brain Connection: Exploring the Vital Role of the Gut in Optimal Brain Function; Court Vreeland D.C., D.A.C.B.N.

Glutenology: Gluten Sensitivity Spectrum; Dr. Peter Osborne

The COHERENT Method: An Open-Source Functional Medicine Model for Digestive Health; Matt Marturano N.D.

The COHERENT Method: An Open-Source Functional Medicine Model for Digestive Health- Part 2; Matt Marturano N.D.

 

Genetics and Epigenetics

The Genetics of Weight Management: Utilizing Genetic Information to inform Therapeutic Diet Plans; Valerie Ferdinand N.D.

Fine Tuning Your Treatment of Chronic Illness with MTHFR Genetics; Nancy Mullan MD

Genetics and SNPs Relating to Problem GI Tract Patients; Nancy Mullan MD

Incorporating genetic testing: Using 23 & Me as part of a personalized treatment plan; Yousef Elyaman, MD, IFMCP

Using Genetics to Find Predispositions to Peroxynitrite Production and Iron Oxidation; Bob Miller, CTN, ND

The Genetics of Autism: Addressing Autism Care from a Genetic Perspective; Valerie Ferdinand N.D

Pharmacogenetics -The Prescription Medication Puzzle; Valerie Ferdinand, N.D

MTHFR and Genetic Testing; Benjamin Lynch, ND

 

Gluten

Gluten Certification; Tier 1; Dr. Peter Osborne

Glutenology: Gluten Sensitivity Spectrum; Dr. Peter Osborne

Celiac/Gluten Testing and Treatment; Dr. Ron Grisanti and Dr. Wayne Sodano

Glutenology: Gluten Sensitivity Spectrum; Dr. Peter Osborne

The Causes and Diverse Clinical Presentations of Gluten Related Disorders; Tom Alexander M.D.

 

Heavy Metals

Using the Glutathione System for Heavy Metal Detoxification; Dr. Christopher Shade

Mercurialism: Finding & Eliminating the Hidden Beast; Bruce Dooley M.D.

 

Homeopathy

Dealing with More Complex Issues and Where to Turn; Frank King, ND, DC

Easy & Effective Ways to Correct the 6 Most Common Patient Complaints with Homeopathy; Frank King, ND, DC

Making Contemporary Homeopathy Part of Your Complete Practice; Frank King, ND, DC

Implement a Unique Appraisal Process for Accurate Diagnosis and Homeopathic Treatment; Frank King, ND, DC

Easy & Effective Ways to Correct the 6 Most Common Patient Complaints with Homeopathy; Frank King, ND, DC

 

Infection

Urinary Tract Infections vs Cervical Dysplasia; Commonalities and Associated Conditions; Cindy M. Howard, DC, DABCI, FIAMA

Mood Disorders in Lyme Disease; Bradley J. Bush, N.D.

Integrative Approaches to Lyme Disease and Chronic Infections; Dr. Rachel Fresco, L.Ac., Ph.D.

Lesson Learned so far in an 80-Person Persistent Lyme Study; Bradley Bush, ND

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) (Part 3) Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) (Part 2) Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) (Part 1)

 

Injury

Gaining An Edge: Pre and Post Concussion Nutrition; Cindy M. Howard, DC, DABCI, FIAMA

Natural Recovery from mTBI (concussion); Court Vreeland D.C., D.A.C.B.N.

 

Mental Health

Bipolar Basics — 10 Key Points to Work with Patients with Bipolar Disorder; Dr. Chris Bjorndal

Expanding Clinical Applications of Neurotransmitter Testing; Dr. Gottfried Kellermann

(Botanicals) Anxiety state and Depressive disorder; Kevin Spelman PhD, MCPP

Gaining an Edge with Proper Adrenal and Neurotransmitter Function; Cindy M. Howard, DC, DABCI, FIAMA

Depression – An Inflammatory Condition; Court Vreeland D.C., D.A.C.B.N.

Clostridia Species as a Major Factor in Mental and Gastrointestinal Health; William Shaw PhD

Natural Management of Anxiety; Court Vreeland D.C., D.A.C.B.N.

Shifting the Paradigm of Depression: Psychoneuroimmunology; Kelly Brogan M.D.

Depression: “Probably Not What You Think It Is”; Dr Chas Gant, M.D., Ph.D

Anxiety Breakthrough – How to Achieve Healing from Anxiety Using a Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Approach: Dr. Christina Bjorndal

 

Metabolic Issues

Healing the Aging Metabolism: Breakthroughs in Anti-Aging Nutrition; Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, SASTM

The Genetics of Weight Management: Utilizing Genetic Information to inform Therapeutic Diet Plans; Valerie Ferdinand N.D.

Metabolic syndrome, Obesity, Diabetes II; Kevin Spelman PhD, MCPP

Insulin Resistance: Causes, Consequences and Solutions; Dr. Dan Murphy

 

Methylation

Understanding Methylation: The Roadmap to Wellness “How the Perfect Storm of Methylation Defects, Oxidative Stress and Inflammation Predisposes You to Chronic Medical & Psychiatric Disorders”; Dr Chas Gant, M.D., Ph.D.

 

Migraines

Unraveling Migraines: The Functional Medicine Approach; Yousef Elyaman, MD, IFMCP

Migraines: The Heart of the Matter; Jack Wolfson D.O.

Natural Management of Migraines; Court Vreeland D.C., D.A.C.B.N.

 

Mitochondria

Why Optimizing Mitochondrial Function is Essential for Biological Health and How to Achieve That; Dr. Joseph Mercola

 

Nutrition

The Triage Theory: It All Starts with Individual Nutritional Optimization; Kirstin Keilty, MS, CNS

Gaining An Edge: Pre and Post Concussion Nutrition; Cindy M. Howard, DC, DABCI, FIAMA

Nutritional Support for Environmental Toxic Exposure; Jill C. Carnahan, MD

Healing the Aging Metabolism: Breakthroughs in Anti-Aging Nutrition; Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, SASTM

Musculoskeletal Nutrition: Proven Protocols for Clinical Success; Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, SASTM

Optimizing Protein Quality and Quantity Throughout the Lifespan; Monica Reinagel MS, LD/N, CNS

Quantifying the Anti-inflammatory Diet: A Nutrient-Based Model; Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

 

Phytochemistry and Pharmacology

Phytochemistry in Human Health: A Model for Understanding the Need; Kevin Spelman PhD, MCPP

Ecological Pharmacology- A Co-evolutionary Dependence for Plants and Humans; Kevin Spelman PhD, MCPP
The Pharmacology of Medicinal Plants – A Glimpse at Network Pharmacology; Kevin Spelman PhD, MCPP

Herb-Drug Interactions – Perspectives and Data; Kevin Spelman PhD, MCPP

Cannabis 101 – An Introduction to Chemistry, Pharmacology, Safety and Therapeutics; Kevin Spelman PhD, MCPP

Pharmacogenetics -The Prescription Medication Puzzle; Valerie Ferdinand, N.D

 

Pregnancy and Lactation

Supportive Therapies for Conception, Pregnancy and Lactation (Part 1); Ronda L. Nelson, PHD, MH, CNC

Supportive Therapies for Conception, Pregnancy and Lactation (Part 2); Ronda L. Nelson, PHD, MH, CNC

 

Toxins and Detox

Nutritional Support for Environmental Toxic Exposure; Jill C. Carnahan, MD

Clinical Cases: Biotoxins, Inflammagens, and Mold; Jill C. Carnahan, MD

Diagnosis and Treatment of Environmental Toxicity: Clinical Pearls; Jill C. Carnahan, MD

Toxic effect of leaky gut (LPS): Protocols and Assessments — Part 1; Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, SASTM

Toxic effect of leaky gut (LPS): Protocols and Assessments — Part 2; Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, SASTM

Demystifying Detoxification; Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN

Using the Glutathione System for Heavy Metal Detoxification: Dr. Christopher Shade

 

Miscellaneous

Photobiology. Optimal Sun Exposure is FAR More than Vitamin D; Dr. Joseph Mercola

Pyrrole Disorders, Dr. Mensah

Iodine: The Most Misunderstood Nutrient; David Brownstein M.D.

Exposing the Effects of Modern Stress: Nutritional Strategies to Optimize the HPA Axis; Dr.Corey Schuler

 

Wellness Models

Creating a Hierarchy of Wellness – A critical look at what is important in achieving total health; Michael Murray N.D.

The COHERENT Method: An Open-Source Functional Medicine Model for Digestive Health; Matt Marturano N.D.

The COHERENT Method: An Open-Source Functional Medicine Model for Digestive Health- Part 2; Matt Marturano N.D.

Creating More Resilience; Terry Wahls M.D.

Allostatic Load Treatment; Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN

Part 2- Allostatic Load Treatment; Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN

The COHERENT Method: An Open-Source Functional Medicine Model for Digestive Health-Part 1; Matt Marturano N.D.

The COHERENT Method: An Open-Source Functional Medicine Model for Digestive Health- Part 2; Matt Marturano N.D.

The Triage Theory: It All Starts with Individual Nutritional Optimization; Kirstin Keilty, MS, CNS

Demystifying chronic illness: Allostatic load as a unified model of chronic illness; Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN

Treating the Whole Person, from Disease Care to Health Care; Cheryl Burdette, N.D.

Creating Health — The Most Effective Treatment for Chronic Disease; Terry Wahls M.D.

 

 

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