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Functional Medicine University Winter Enrollment 2019

FMU Winter Enrollment is open from Mon Jan 21st through one week till the 28th.

There is an exclusive $250 cashback on tuition fees through this site, functionalmedicinetraining.org

FMU is a Complete Training Center for Functional Medicine

1. Core CFMP Curriculum

You can check out the core CFMP syllabus here, and remember you can also trial the course for 30 days to see if it is suitable for you, no fuss refunds available up to 30 days.


2. Interactive Forum – For Students & Graduates

Ask questions on the training, ask clinical questions, access experts via the forum and often personally and at no extra cost – there is no future membership fee with either the forum or the continuing education.

Examples of recent questions being asked in the members’ forum as of January 21st 2019 Continue reading “Functional Medicine University Winter Enrollment 2019”

Winter Enrollment for the CFMP Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner Course at FMU

Best functional medicine course, best price, fully online, fully externally accredited by the Southern California University of Health Sciences, winter enrollment week Jan 18th-25th, exclusive 10% cashback on tuition fees here*

CFMP Winter Enrollment Week, January 18th-25th

Functional Medicine University Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner fully accredited certifcation opens January 18th-25th, 2021.

$250 cashback

Up to 10% off tuition fees for the CFMP at FMU, $250 cashback voucher available for those who register through the exclusive link made available here FunctionalMedicineTraining.org during enrollment week.

*More info on fees and payment plans here

Meanwhle enjoy one of the guest lectures for free in the run up to enrollment week another will be posted soon.

jack wolfson cardiologist environtoxins lecture at FMUJoin cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson as he discusses why cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer worldwide and how man-made chemicals impact heart health.

Objectives:

  1. The scope of cardiovascular disease (CVD) issues
  2. Finding hidden causes of CVD
  3. The latest in diagnostic testing for envirotoxins
  4. Evidence-based supplements for optimal protection

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Integrating Intermittent Fasting into Nutritional Protocols

Assess blood marker improvements from fasting. Differentiate between the fasting modalities. Employ functional nutrition protocols that work in synergy with fasting, and more. Dr Robert Silverman breaks down fasting for practitioners from the latest research and an eye on the safety aspects.

Integrating Intermittent Fasting into Nutritional Protocols

In the context of a Functional approach to dementia, Dr Silverman will be showing practitioners how to implement intermittent fasting protocols into nutritional protocols, he’ll be bringing the latest science and functional protocols on fasting for those who want to implement it safely.

*IMO it should be said, one functional approach, as the British were getting reversal 20 years ago in dementia without this latest trend in fasting.

Speaker: Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, SASTM

Description

Fasting is an age-old spiritual practice, but today we know it can have significant, even transforming health benefits. Robust and ongoing research reveals how fasting can help activate stem cells, reduce and improve chronic disease, and lead to healthy longevity with a lowered risk of neuroinflammation and dementia.

The benefits of fasting have now entered the mainstream of public interest, which means practitioners are being asked about how to do it safely, effectively, and with minimal disruption to daily life. Practitioners now have the opportunity to help their patients by providing guidance and countering the misinformation and myths around fasting. To best help their patients, practitioners need to grasp the complex science behind safe and effective fasting and the specific benefits for healthy aging and the brain.

This presentation will guide participants through the scientific basics, explain the different fasting modalities, and help them integrate fasting into their nutritional protocols for older patients for Monday-morning application.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize fasting has significant health benefits.
  • Explain the benefits of fasting for healthy aging and brain health.
  • Summarize the basic science behind safe and effective fasting.
  • Assess blood marker improvements from fasting.
  • Differentiate between the fasting modalities.
  • Employ functional nutrition protocols that work in synergy with fasting.

Key Takeaways

  1. The common intermittent fasting modalities (5:2 or 16:8) are safe and relatively easy to implement, even for older patients.
  2. Intermittent fasting can slow and even improve cognitive decline by downregulating inflammatory responses and improving synaptic plasticity.
  3. Intermittent fasting helps reduce neuroinflammation by lowering levels of proinflammatory cytokines in the brain.
  4. Endothelial dysfunction and impaired blood-brain barrier function may be improved by intermittent fasting while also reducing cardiovascular disease risk.
  5. Intermittent fasting enhances hippocampal neurogenesis and reduces brain damage by generating new neurons in response to oxidative stress.
  6. Insulin sensitivity in neurons and glucose metabolism in the brain is improved by intermittent fasting.

Date: Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Eastern Time-New York Time)

Open to all students past and present of Functional Medicine University. Also will be archived for access in multiple formats later, video, pdf, audio.

*I did a short review of the problems with ‘fasting’ and the other ways of increasing BDNF here

**And for a glimpse at the British research on dementia and also endothelial damage in covid, for example Prof Basant Puri  who was ahead of the game in omega 3 and EPA 20 years back in the context of viruses, take a look here, for a list of studies by Prof Basant Puri on Researchgate.

Dr. Silverman’s Bio:

Dr. Robert Silverman is a chiropractic doctor, clinical nutritionist, national/international speaker, author of Amazon’s #1 bestseller “Inside-Out Health”,founder and CEO of Westchester Integrative Health Ctr.

The ACA Sports Council named Dr. Silverman “Sports Chiropractor of the Year” in 2015. His extensive list of educational accomplishments includes six different degrees in clinical nutrition.

Dr. Silverman is on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University and is a seasoned health and wellness expert on both the speaking circuits and within the media, as well as a frequent health expert contributor on national blogs such as Consumer Health Digest.

He has appeared on FOX News Channel, FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Wall Street Journal, NewsMax. He was invited as a guest speaker on “Talks at Google” to discuss his current book. A frequent published author in peer-reviewed journals and other mainstream publications, Dr. Silverman is a thought leader in his field and practice.

Dr. Silverman was the principle investigator on a Level 1 laser FDA study.

His new book, Superhighway to Health is expected to be published in February 2021.

Two Free-to-View Guest Lectures During Winter Enrollment Period 2021

Guest lectures are in addition to the core CFMP education, they provide continuing education to students and graduates of FMU at no extra cost, and provide a variety of opinons on various topics. There is also opportunity to interact with the lecture and ask the speakers questions via the student forum, which provides an amazing opportunity in itself.

Free to View Guest Lectures During Winter Enrollment Week

***Guest lectures are in addition to the core CFMP education, they provide continuing education to students and graduates of FMU at no extra cost, and provide a variety of opinons on various topics. There is also opportunity to ask the speakers questions via the student forum, which provides an amazing opportunity in itself.

Overcoming Arthritis

The second of two free-to-view guest lectures in the run up to  Winter Enrollment at FMU

dr brownstein overcoming arthritis guest lecture functional medicine university

David Brownstein M.D.

This lecture will provide the listener a holistic view of what is causing the arthritis epidemic.  Furthermore, it will provide a holistic treatment plan designed to treat the underlying cause(s) of arthritis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why the underlying cause of many different arthritis diagnoses may be due to an infectious source.
  • Learn which antibiotics and holistic treatment programs can help arthritic patients.
  • Understand the adverse effects of conventional approaches to treating arthritic patients.

Catch Dr Brownstein’s Lecture here

**Don’t forget to claim your $250 Cashback you must enroll with the exclusive link provided on FunctionalMedicineTraining.org available during enrollment week, Jan 18th-25th, there is no need to pre-register at FMU https://functionalmedicinetraining.org/payment-plans


Envirotoxins and Cardiovascular Disease

First of two free guest lectures during enrollment period is by cardiologist Dr Jack Wolfson on environmental toxins.

dr jack wolfson cardilogist lecture on envirotoxins and the heart

Jack Wolfson D.O., F.A.C.C.
Join cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson as he discusses why cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer worldwide and how man-made chemicals impact heart health.
Objectives:
1) The scope of cardiovascular disease (CVD) issues
2) Finding hidden causes of CVD
3) The latest in diagnostic testing for envirotoxins
4) Evidence-based supplements for optimal protection
He and his wife have been dealing with mould/mold recently so he’s hyper focused on that at the moment but on the whole a useful reminder on cleaning up our environment as well as a cardiologist’s take on supplements for heart health.
*Students can download the guest lectures from the archive in multiple formats.
**Don’t forget to claim your $250 Cashback you must enroll with the exclusive link provided on FunctionalMedicineTraining.org available during enrollment week, Jan 18th-25th, there is no need to pre-register at FMU https://functionalmedicinetraining.org/payment-plans

Assessment and Clinical Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Despite the prevalence of IBS, there continues to exist much confusion and divergent opinions on underlying causes, patient assessment and clinical management. In this presentation attendees will learn the following:

Research on the most common causes of the different forms of IBS. How to use history, breath testing, and stool analysis to determine which causes of IBS are present with any particular patient. A menu of lifestyle recommendations and supplemental protocols that can be used based on findings from the patient history and laboratory testing.

Assessment and Clinical Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Speaker: Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN

Description:

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which commonly presents as diarrhea predominant (IBS-D),
constipation predominant (IBS-C), or a combination of the two (mixed– IBS-M), is
one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in the United States. Unfortunately, despite its prevalence, there continues to exist much confusion and divergent opinions on underlying causes, patient assessment and clinical management. In this presentation, the most current research on causation will be presented. Then, based on the most current understanding of causation, methods of assessment and treatment, with a focus on lifestyle changes and supplemental protocols that are practical, cost effective, and highly efficacious, will be discussed.

Learning Objectives: In this presentation attendees will learn the following:

Research on the most common causes of the different forms of IBS.

How to use history, breath testing, and stool analysis to determine which causes of IBS are present with any particular patient.

A menu of lifestyle recommendations and supplemental protocols that can be used based on findings from the patient history and laboratory testing.

 Date: Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Time: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Eastern Time-New York Time)

Dr. Moss’s Bio:

Dr. Moss graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School in 1974 and practiced dentistry in Grand Rapids, Michigan up to 1985. Having employed clinical nutrition in his practice for six years, he decided to use this experience and enter the professional supplement industry. For the last 23 years he has operated Moss Nutrition Products,
which serves health care professionals with nutritional supplements. Since 2000 he has served as adjunct faculty at the Nutrition Institute, starting with the Vitamins and Minerals class and, most recently, adding the Assessment in Nutrition class to his teaching responsibilities. Since 1987 he has written, for professionals, a newsletter of review and commentary on many of the most controversial and cutting-edge issues that face clinical nutrition practitioners today. He also co-authored the text, Textbook of Nutritional Medicine with Mel Werbach, M.D. Finally, Dr. Moss was president of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN) from August, 2000 to June 2001.

Functional Medicine University Guest Lecture Series | Pinworms Master Host Manipulators

Treatment protocol for pinworms, and everything else you need to know but didn’t think to ask including why to expect more pinworms with covid!

Pinworms: Master Host Manipulators

Speaker: Matt Marturano N.D.

Description:

In this presentation we will review the coevolution of Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm) and human beings since prehistory and explore some unsettling new insights proposed by recent studies into multiparasitology and host manipulation. Learn the top reason why conventional treatments are ineffective in the long term, and why you should
expect to see more cases of pinworm pop up during viral outbreaks, such as the novel Coronavirus.

Learning Objectives:

  • Pinworm paleoparasitology
  • Prevalence and risk factors
  • Epidemiology and covert infection
  • Clinical presentation and diagnosis of Enterobiasis
  • Conventional treatment and recurrence
  • Impact of infection and treatment on host microbiota and immune response
  • Psychiatric comorbidities with pinworm infection
  • Polyparasitism and pinworms
  • The Switcher Effect and pinworms
  • Natural treatments for pinworm infection
  • Environmental and behavior modifications for prevention
  • Case Study: 40 year old man with pruritus ani
  • Comprehensive 13-week integrative pinworm treatment protocol

Date: Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Eastern Time-New York Time)

Dr Matt Marturano ND’s Bio:

Dr Matt Marturano ND, is a licensed naturopathic physician with a keen interest in the human gut microbiome and digestive system. Dr. Marturano’s educational background includes an undergraduate degree in biology and philosophy from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate of naturopathic medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Matt is the author of The COHERENT Method: An open-source functional medicine paradigm for management of functional digestive disorders. He currently conducts lectures, webinars, and trainings for practitioners worldwide, and serves as vice-president for Orchid Holistic Search, a boutique executive search firm focused in the natural products industry.matt marturano ND

Immune System Balance in Lyme and Complex Infectious Illness-supporting appropriate immune function

Immune System Balance in Lyme and Complex Infectious Illness Supporting appropriate immune function. Learning Objectives:

1. Understand a healthy immune response
2. Learn about the physiology of the immune system in the gut and its role in systemic immune responses
3. Leave grounded in therapeutics to support healthy immune function

Immune System Balance in Lyme and Complex Infectious Illness

Supporting appropriate immune function

Speaker: Dr. Jocelyn Strand N.D., Director of Clinical Education at BioBotanical Research [Biocidin]

Description:

One of the concerns that underlies chronic infectious illnesses is the immune system’s
confusion about how to respond. Join Dr. Strand for a discussion about the role of chronic inflammation, the microbiome, and immune function, as well as strategies for restoring balance.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand a healthy immune response
2. Learn about the physiology of the immune system in the gut and its role in systemic immune responses
3. Leave grounded in therapeutics to support healthy immune function

Date: Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Eastern Time-New York Time)

Dr. Jocelyn Strand’s Bio:

Dr. Jocelyn Strand graduated from Bastyr University in 2005 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.

Following her graduation, she established her practice in the Seattle area, working at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, as well as in a gastrointestinal specialty clinic.

She returned to Minnesota in 2008 with the vision of increasing the availability, affordability, and awareness of naturopathic medicine, and opened her private practice at Lake Superior Natural Medicine, where she specialized in GI system disorders, Lyme disease, and auto-immune conditions as a Primary Care Provider through the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.

In 2019, Dr. Strand became the Director of Clinical Education for Bio-Botanical Research, Inc., and continues to inspire others through research and lecturing around the world.

Functional Medicine University Guest Lecture | Lyme / Immune Function

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand a healthy immune response
2. Learn about the physiology of the immune system in the gut and its role in systemic immune responses
3. Leave grounded in therapeutics to support healthy immune function

Speaker: Dr. Jocelyn Strand N.D.

Description:

One of the concerns that underlies chronic infectious illnesses is the immune system’s confusion about how to respond. Join Dr. Strand for a discussion about the role of chronic inflammation, the microbiome, and immune function, as well as strategies for restoring balance.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand a healthy immune response
2. Learn about the physiology of the immune system in the gut and its role in systemic immune responses
3. Leave grounded in therapeutics to support healthy immune function

Date: Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Eastern Time-New York Time)

Dr. Jocelyn Strand’s Bio:

Dr. Jocelyn Strand graduated from Bastyr University in 2005 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Following her graduation, she established her practice in the Seattle area, working at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, as well as in a  gastrointestinal specialty clinic. She returned to Minnesota in 2008 with the vision of increasing the availability, affordability, and awareness of naturopathic medicine, and opened her private practice at Lake Superior Natural Medicine, where she specialized in GI system disorders, Lyme
disease, and auto-immune conditions as a Primary Care Provider through the Minnesota  Board of Medical Practice. In 2019, Dr. Strand became the Director of Clinical Education for Bio-Botanical Research, Inc., and continues to inspire others through research and lecturing around the world.

FMU Fall Enrollment for the CFMP Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner

Why enroll at Functional Medicine University for the CFMP? Fully accredited externally, fully online, best price and best comprehensive education covering many viewpoints.
Take advantage of lockdown to tuck this course under your belt and bring your practice to the next level. Fall Enrollment Oct 19th-26th

FMU Fall Enrollment for the CFMP Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner

Fully accredited externally, fully online, best price and best comprehensive education covering many viewpoints

Take advantage of lockdown to tuck this course under your belt and bring your practice to the next level.

*Free to public viewing in the run up to enrollment is one of the recent lectures in the FMU Guest Lecture Series by Dr Michael Jurgelewicz, A Comprehensive Approach to Osteoporosis and Novel Therapeutics

In addition to osteoporosis, this lecture has many interesting insights on various aspects of bone health as well as insights on vitamin D supplementation and collagen.

There are other speakers in the FMU student archives also speaking on osteoporosis and bringing those experts experience together provides for a rich education at FMU not usually available anywhere else!

For more information on payment plans and a $250 cashback voucher read here

Fall enrollment oct 19th-26th 2020 functional medicine university certified functional medicine practitioner

Halting Our Brain’s Slow Deterioration

The triggers and mechanisms of action creating the autoimmune cascade that eventually manifests as an autoimmune disease.
• Identifying if a patient’s brain is under attack
• Simple tests that will tell us where we stand
• Essential components of treatment protocols

Halting Our Brain’s Slow Deterioration

FMU Guest Lecture Series for Current and Past Students

Speaker: Thomas O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN

Description:

In Clinical Practice, patients suffering with fears of brain dysfunction present daily.

No one is getting answers to “what do I do”. Autoimmunology is an emerging specialty within the discipline of Immunology. Its study invites a paradigm shift (thinking completely differently) as to why our immune system begins attacking our own tissue. The original theories of the 20th century about how and why our immune system does what it does were developed at a time when the human body was believed to be largely sterile. We now know that is not true. It is more likely that the autoantibodies detected in patients with brain dysfunction are generated in response to perceived pathogens (bacteria, molds, toxic chemicals, foods,…) rather than to ‘self’-your brain is trying to protect you from something.

The million-dollar question is ‘what is it trying to protect you from’? Besides the traditional pathogens of our ancestors (bacteria, parasites, viruses, molds and fungi), numerous studies associate environmental toxins in today’s world as potential initiators of the autoimmune cascade. We will explore the mechanisms of why the immune system, trying to protect the brain, becomes activated and ends up attacking brain tissue.

Whether it manifests as Alzheimer’s Disease, or headaches, Multiple Sclerosis or Brain Fatigue, Brain Fog or Anxiety, the mechanisms that initiate and ‘fuel’ these conditions is often predictable and identifiable. In recent years, several studies have revealed the importance of early detection of autoantibodies as predictors for brain disease Predictive Autoimmunity now gives us the tools to identify the underlying mechanisms years before brain damage is ex tensive enough to produce substantial symptomatology and a diagnosed brain disease.

This Presentation will give an in-depth understanding of:

– What genetics have to do with brain deterioration
– The triggers and mechanisms of action creating the autoimmune cascade that eventually manifests as an autoimmune disease.
– Identifying if a patient’s brain is under attack
–  Simple tests that will tell us where we stand
– Essential components of treatment protocols

Date: Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Eastern Time-New York Time)

The Root Cause of Autoimmune Conditions: Trauma, Stress and ANS Dysregulation 

Key points: Autonomic Nervous System and Immune System Interactions; Assessments and testing; ANS regulation as a foundation to the functional approach; Rewiring the brain for healing ; Functional protocols for common autoimmune triggers; Total Recovery Case Studies  

The Root Cause of Autoimmune Conditions: Trauma, Stress and ANS Dysregulation  *Rescheduled Oct 3rd

*This event had to be rescheduled from Sept 22nd

Speaker: Michelle Corey F.M.P.

Key points:
  • Autonomic Nervous System and Immune System Interactions
  • Assessments and testing
  • ANS regulation as a foundation to the functional approach
  • Rewiring the brain for healing
  • Functional protocols for common autoimmune triggers
  • Total Recovery Case Studies  

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, Oct 3rd 2020

Time: 2PM-3:30 PM (Eastern Time-New York Time)

Michelle Corey’s Bio:

Michelle Corey, C.N.W.C. is a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, health care advocate, researcher and author. Michelle studied holistic nutrition at Clayton College of Natural Health, and functional medical protocols at the Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics. After completely reversing her autoimmune condition Michelle went on to help over 600 people to do the same. In 2007, Michelle founded Vibrant Way Inc., a nutritional supplement manufactu ring company. Michelle’s first book is The Thyroid Cure, The Functional Mind-Body Approach to Reversing Your Autoimmune Condition and Reclaiming Your Health ww.thethyroidcure.com.

Michelle is currently an advisor to the Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics. She offers healing retreats in beautiful Taos, New Mexico.