Mentorship with Advanced Lab Interpretation

Class begins the week of September 13, 2021

ENROLLMENT OPEN

Weekly Live Calls with Dr. Dan Kalish – Once enrolled, you’ll have a choice of one of the following weekly live call times: Tuesdays at 9am PT, Tuesdays at 5pm PT, Wednesdays at 8am PT or Wednesdays 9am PT. All calls are recorded and available to enrolled students.

Overview

This 12-month Functional Medicine training program delivers all of the tools and skills you’ll need to confidently assess and treat your patients either through telemedicine or in your clinic. Developed for those seeking a true mentorship experience, you will learn to practice Functional Medicine with a clear clinical model and case-based learning, presented in a supportive environment of like-minded practitioners.

The simple and clinically impactful practice model shows you where to begin, and the specific lab tests and supplements to use. We review business and practice management issues each week.

The Mentorship offers a comprehensive, interactive training that includes both the fundamentals of lab analysis, as well as a deep-dive on the mechanisms and physiology behind advanced lab interpretation, so you can begin to implement a successful practice model as you learn.  

Our Mentorship students find great value in the weekly live Q & A sessions, hosted by Dr. Dan Kalish. On the weekly live calls, we review complex patient cases; interpret student-submitted lab tests, review lifestyle change recommendations, and create supplement protocols.

The course materials and library of resources are available online as soon as you register. We encourage you to review and digest at your own pace

      • Weekly Live Classes: All classes are taught by Dr. Dan Kalish; Learn from your own patient cases and cases of your fellow students in a live weekly webinar.
      • Practitioner Community: Mentorship students are invited to join the Kalish Practitioner Community, an online platform that fosters communication with other Kalish students and alumni.  
      • Resource Library: All mentorship students have access to the Kalish Resource Library, which hosts a vast collection of browsable videos, Q&A recordings, case studies, downloadable patient education documents (patient questionnaires, wellness plans, protocols). 
      • Time Commitment: Designed for the busy clinician juggling family and practice, all live classes are recorded so it’s easy to catch up if you are busy or fall behind. 
      • 24-Month Access to lectures and course materials: All students have access to the course materials and lectures for 24 months from the date class starts (12-Month BONUS). Plus, if you register early, you’ll be given access to the materials early, and still have access for 24 months from the start date of your class.

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Who is This Course For?

The 12-Month Functional Medicine Mentorship is for LICENSED CLINICIANS serious about transitioning to telemedicine, setting up a new functional medicine practice OR for those practitioners who have been in practice for many years and are looking to streamline and simplify their clinic. You’ll walk away with the knowledge you need to treat patients effectively and can implement the tools you gain into your own practice right away! Enrollment open to licensed clinicians only.  


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Curriculum Highlights

Discover how interplay between lifestyle factors and functional medicine lab testing allows us to design life changing programs.

  • Functional Medicine Philosophy – Our functional medicine philosophy gives you a core treatment model you can apply to every new patient regardless of their symptoms.
  • The 4 Horsemen – Most patients suffer from four devastating types of on-going physiological damage, which we refer to as the 4 Horsemen: Inflammation, Catabolic Physiology, Insulin Resistance and Oxidative Stress
  • Lifestyle Factors – Functional medicine treatments depend on the success of diet, exercise, sleep and meditation practices that directly address patient’s deepest underlying problems.
  • Supplements – Understanding which nutrition supplements are required to heal each body system based on the lab results is required for any good functional medicine program.
Understand the reasons why the adrenal glands burn out and begin looking at testing and correcting for HPA axis dysfunction.

  • Stress and Fatigue – See how the three main initiators of illness: emotional, dietary and inflammatory stresses accumulate and cause adrenal exhaustion often resulting in weight gain, fatigue, depression, GI issues and female hormone problems.
  • How Cortisol Works – Brush up on the complex physiology behind cortisol and DHEA, with an emphasis on clinical application and patient communication skills.
  • Correcting Cortisol Imbalances – We will demonstrate specific techniques for resetting HPA axis dysfunction and repairing the adrenal glands allowing you to reduce the health impact of chronic stress.
  • Chronic Stress Response – From cortisol over production and adrenalin surges to outright depletion of our stress hormone reserves, we’ll cover each step of adrenal burn out and what you can do for even your most chronic patients.
  • Thyroid – Every stressed out person has a potential for thyroid issues. Explore how thyroid dysfunction relates to inflammation, autoimmunity and the 3 body systems.
Uncover the secret to solving many of your toughest cases by finding GI pathogens and eliminating them with the ideal treatment sequence.

  • GI Treatments – For centuries the central tenant of naturopathic medicine has always involved improving GI status. GI lab reports form the cornerstone of functional medicine programs even for patients without obvious GI problems.
  • Bacteria and Yeast – Yeast and bacterial overgrowth in the GI tract impact most patients and in this section we’ll see just how important treating yeast and bacterial overgrowth can be.
  • Parasites – Parasites are the most often overlooked and under-diagnosed cause of health problems in our patients. Discover exactly how these infections can cause so much turmoil.
Explore the primary role of food in generating inflammation and tissue damage and how to resolve these issues using diet.

  • Elimination Diet – Every bit of food we eat will be anti-inflammatory and healing or pro-inflammatory and cause damage. Learn how elimination diets play a role in reducing inflammation and healing the gut.
  • Food Addiction – Compulsive overeating impacts the majority of patients in our practices. Discover how frequently food addiction problems are over looked and how to spot them early.
  • Food Reactions – Most people simply don’t know what to eat and often the more they fixate on the issue the more confused they become. We’ll get to the heart of the matter so we can direct patients to the most impactful diet changes.
Learn how to interpret month-long female hormone lab tests and develop the ability to work successfully with peri- and post-menopausal female hormone lab protocols.

  • Intro to Female Hormones – Discover that hormones rarely dysfunction in isolation from the rest of the body, instead they are reacting to neuroendocrine, GI and toxin related problems
  • Cycling Female Hormones – Being in sync with the natural hormone rhythms creates healthy hormones, while rhythm problems for cycling women can lead to infertility, migraines, anxiety depression and insomnia.
  • Cyclical Augmentation Protocols – Here you have it, 40 back-to-back lab reviews from Dr. Kalish’s patient practice designed to assist you in honing your lab interpretation skills.
  • Peri & Post Menopausal Programs – This section reveals the ease of designing integrated programs for women ages 45-55 that are just entering menopause and how to set up post-menopausal protocols.
Understand the depth and scope of treatment options opened up to you by organic acids testing and how this can impact every aspect of your patient’s nutrient imbalances.

  • Organic Acids Introduction – We will delve into the 4 Horsemen in depth and how underlying causes, physiological damage, body systems and symptoms are treated based on the organic acids test.
  • Treating the 4 Horseman – Begin the exciting step of using treatment strategies incorporating all aspects of the organic acids test based off the 4 Horsemen and see what results are now possible with even the most complex patients.
  • Organic Acids Individual Markers – Start to unravel the complexity of the individual test markers, so you can get to a more advanced level of applying organic acid test results for their full effect.
  • Treatment Methodologies – Discover how to integrate each of the 7 sections of the organic acids test into your protocols in a variety of clinical situations, giving you more flexibility in the use of this potent clinical tool.
Learn the truth about the prevalence of environmental toxins and how much they affect our patient’s lives by creating a myriad health complaints.

  • Introduction to Detoxification – Realize the value of looking at phase 1 and phase 2 liver detoxification including analysis based on measurements of oxidative stress, methylation and the detox pathways themselves.
  • Toxins – Pursue the explanations surrounding health impact of the multitude of toxins that we encounter on a daily basis from organic solvents to pesticides and neurotoxins.
  • Body Burden and Genetics – We all have our own individual body burden, the amount of toxicity our body holds. Investigate the factors that contribute to our toxicity levels and how modern technology helps us understand this problem.
  • Detox Nutrients – Realize the critical role of pathways for detox and the need for nutrients to support those pathways. We will discuss sulfur compounds and mobilizing substances that are required to eliminate toxins and heavy metals.
Discover how often common patient complaints like fatigue, depression and anxiety are directly related to brain health and what you can do to reverse these issues.

  • Neurotransmission – In this section we will discuss the 4 steps of neurotransmission and how transporters shuffle brain chemicals from one place to another.
  • Brain Imbalances and Depletion – A broken brain easily results from 3 types of neurotransmitter issues: nutrient deficiencies, physical and toxin generated damage type and genetics.
  • The Brain Under Stress – Stress fries brain cells (remember the ad, “This is your brain on drugs?”) We’ll explore the role of monoamine neurotransmitters and which chemicals are involved when our brain is under stress.
  • Neuroendocrine & GI Integration – The gut is the second brain so much so that the exact same chemicals we think with control GI function. Discover why inflammation and the microbiome are key components in brain function.
Understand how correcting fat burning and mitochondrial function leads to dramatic improvements in patient outcomes, boosting mood, energy and well-being.

  • Mitochondrial Energy – Without ATP production everything we do would stop. It is a central factor in how much energy we feel, how much fat we burn and well we detox, yet his critical process is prone to disruption from oxidative stress.
  • Nutrient Replacement – Understanding clinical nutrition treatment options requires a lifetime of study. This section gets you started and reviews the basics we should all be looking at including macronutrients, key vitamins and minerals.
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