Functional medicine academy
"teACHING IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF UNDERSTANDING"
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PRACTICING FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?
a dynamic certification program offered through aduco Training with dr. zachary instructing
The Functional Medicine AcademyTM trains licensed physicians and nutritional professionals in the science, art, and business of running a holistic health practice.
You may earn the Functional Medicine Academy Certified Practitioner (FMACP) upon completion of the program if you are a licensed MD, DO, DC, ND, OMD, PhD, LAc, NP, RN
You may earn the Functional Medicine Academy Certified Coach (FMACC) upon completion of the program if you are a CMT, CNC, health coach or a student interested in nutrition.
In all cases, graduates may use the information up to the full scope of practice for their profession and/or according to state laws.
Aduco is a training company based in Alameda, CA that is dedicated to providing the best in natural medicine education, products, and services. They have an almost 30-year history of inspiring practitioners to "think outside the box" while blending cutting-edge research with ancient healing therapies. They are excellent at helping to facilitate clinical competence while training practitioners in their state-of-the-art LEED-certified building. Aduco loves to pamper their seminar attendees with an organic catered lunch, printed notes & materials, locally sourced artisanal teas and impeccable customer service. There are often CEUs for many health care professionals available.
The Functional Medicine AcademyTM (FMA) was created for some of the following reasons:
There is a huge demand for Functional Medicine practitioners but not enough of them trained to meet that need.
Many traditionally trained physicians are lacking in nutrition or Functional Medicine knowledge.
Many professionals with adequate nutrition training lack needed business skills and marketing savvy to create a successful practice.
Often licensed practitioners and non-licensed nutrition professionals do not speak the "same language" and miss an opportunity to refer to one another or work for one another in a holistic health clinic.
Sometimes clinically competent practitioners lack the skills to effectively communicate with patients.
Some health professionals need to learn how to blend cutting-edge Functional Medicine labwork with western and eastern healing modalities.
There are "newbies" interested in Functional Medicine that want to get a running start and experienced docs making the switch to Functional Medicine that don't want to have to reinvent the wheel.
Each of the FMA courses may be taken individually and in any order. You may earn the certification once you complete all 9 classes, pass the certification test and submit a case review.
Below is a brief outline of the FMA courses.
The Functional Health & Nutrition Exam - Mastering Patient Flow & Retention
The Nutrition Exam, a staple among practitioners, is now updated and expanded. This comprehensive seminar covers everything from the NEW exam to ROF to follow-up visits and all the patient forms are included.
Belly Aches and Bloating - The Practitioner’s Guide to the Gut (Part 1)
Effective solutions for all the common gut health symptoms that bring patients to your office. Protocols that can be immediately put into practice with the option of lab testing as needed.
Belly Aches and Bloating - The Practitioner’s Guide to the Gut (Part 2)
Advanced treatment protocols for SIBO, SIFO, LIBO including how to identify and explain these conditions to the patient, with optional testing to verify your findings. The ability to manage these conditions is an excellent practice builder.
More than Cholesterol - Insights into Heart Health
Cutting-edge solutions for heart health issues plus how to order and interpret advanced cardiac blood labs. This seminar includes an easy-to-implement system that generates many new patient referrals.
Food As Medicine - Growing a Nutrition & Weight-loss Practice
The nuts and bolts of a nutrition practice including key supplementation, effective meal plans, how to run group programs, & lifestyle protocols. A “ready-to-launch” system that can be implemented by the practitioner or a staff member in your office.
Waiting List Practice - Marketing Made Simple
A crash course in proven, effective and ethical marketing for today’s modern patient. Excellent for generating a steady stream of patients to launch a new practice or expand an existing one.
Depression as a Symptom - Ending the Darkness
Investigate the root cause of depression and how to offer effective remedies. This life-threatening condition is becoming a worldwide epidemic and we all need tools to identify and support susceptible patients.
A Modern Approach to Alzheimer’s - How to Serve the Aging Population
Another hot topic and natural practice builder for aging Baby Boomers. Class includes a simple and easy-to-explain interpretation of The Bredesen Protocol based on the book, “The End of Alzheimer’s” which showcases natural approaches to prevent and reverse cognitive decline.
Just Plain Tired - Adrenal & Thyroid Solutions for your Patient’s Most Common Complaints
Hormone health made simple with natural remedies for irritability, anxiety, fatigue & weight gain. Optional lab testing will be covered along with intake and exam findings to help the practitioner make quick clinical connections that benefit your patients.
"make a plan. save the date."
Saturday, February 29th 9 am - 6 pm + Event Party
LAUNCH DAY - Natural Medicine for the Modern Patient
2020 Aduco Launch Event + Party
Saturday, March 14th 9 am - 6 pm
THE FUNCTIONAL HEALTH & NUTRITION EXAM
Mastering Patient Flow & Retention
Sunday, April 19th 9 am - 6 pm
BELLY ACHES and BLOATING (Part 1)
The Practitioner's Guide to the Gut
Saturday, May 30th 9 am - 6 pm
BELLY ACHES and BLOATING (Part 2)
The Practitioner's Guide to the Gut
Saturday, June 27th 9 am - 6 pm
MORE THAN CHOLESTEROL
Insights into Heart Health
Saturday, July 18th 9 am - 6 pm
FOOD AS MEDICINE
Growing a Nutrition & Weight Loss Practice
Sunday, August 2nd 9 am - 6 pm
WAITING LIST PRACTICE
Marketing Made Simple
Saturday, September 19th 9 am - 6 pm
DEPRESSION AS A SYMPTOM
Ending the Darkness
Saturday, October 10th 9 am - 6 pm
A MODERN APPROACH TO ALZHEIMER'S
How to Serve the Aging Population
Saturday, November 7th 9 am - 6 pm
JUST PLAIN TIRED
Adrenal & Thyroid Solutions for Common Complaints