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A note from Susan…

This is like no other time in history. Health is a priority to our public like never before. Yet, at the same time, it’s estimated 133 million Americans – nearly half the population – suffer from at least one chronic illness. So, obviously, the status quo in medical and nutrition support isn’t enough!  

Our public is ready for alternatives. They want lasting solutions, not band-aids. They want advice from credible sources – truly personalized advice. The focus is high on disease prevention and more natural health support options. Ask yourself…are you seeking a way to offer more effective support in your work with clients? 

One Size Does NOT Fit All Anymore!


Functional Medicine has answers – answers that rely heavily on Nutrition know-how at a whole new and much deeper level. Our public needs your support and Functional Medicine doctors need more specialty-trained nutritionists to assist their patients.

You don’t need to be in private practice to provide this rich support, though these days, starting an (even small) virtual practice is easier than ever!

So, how confident are you with your knowledge of biochemistry, dietary and herbal supplements, Functional Medicine labs, and immune physiology? (And that’s just the start)

 

It’s Time to Be Part of the Solution!


You’re in the right place if you want to become the expert resource needed now more than ever.  If you’re ready to
transform your career and have incredible opportunities for success more than you’ve ever known, you’ll need to fill in the gaps in your education. I did that many years ago and now I want to help you do the same. Learning and practicing functional nutrition has allowed me to have a tremendous impact on my clients, while at the same time offering me the freedom and flexibility to be the practitioner I always wanted to be. It’s also offered me the income level I deserve, without having to work tirelessly to earn it. Just as this has been for me, I know it can also be for you! Join me on a learning journey that will help you fall in love with what you do again!

 

Don’t Let Opportunity Pass You By…
Take Your Training to the Next Level Now!

Our training coverage is unparalleled. Now over 450 hours!

Take individual topics or save BIG with our bundled certification program.
Either way, you’ll be a sought-after expert in no time! 
 

Next Level Functional Nutrition Online Professional Training

Leading-edge, Evidence-based Live/Interactive Training

 

We’re pleased to now add the availability of on-demand pre-recorded course options. No more having to wait a year (or more) for a training topic to cycle around again when you’re anxious to get the learning now!

For those who want more flexibility to learn on their timeline and who want to spend less, and for those who don’t need the hours right now, or who will get it elsewhere, the recordings from our live training are a great option!
(Note: recorded courses do not come with pre-approved hours

Registration is open to degreed or credentialed healthcare professionals, students in nutrition degree programs, and those allowed to give medical nutrition advice in their region of residence.
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for more training options if you’re a wellness or fitness professional.

Student/intern, group, IFMNT alumni student, and military discounts are available, learn more here.

New Courses Open Now!

Functional Nutrition Perspectives on Gut Health

Registration now open! Series starts June 6th, 2024!

From digestive disorders and intestinal dysbiosis to intestinal permeability and allergens, gut dysfunction compromises a patient’s health and diminishes vitality. It makes sense, then, why it’s often the first place to start improving overall health. While this is a nutrition-focused course, it’s definitely more than simply recommending more fiber and probiotic-containing foods.

This advanced course will supply you with the background, insight, and in-depth clinical thinking to confidently assess and treat patients who may present with conditions, signs, and symptoms indicative of gastrointestinal dysfunction and microbiome imbalance. We will discuss in detail the important laboratory evaluations often utilized by functional practitioners, the appropriate clinical connections, and effective evidence-based diet and natural support approaches you’ll need to help your clients regain optimal health and vitality.

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Functional Nutrition in ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders

*** Registration for this course is currently closed. If you want to be notified when we open another course, please request to be on our waitlist HERE!***

Both ADHD and ASD are neurodevelopmental disorders (brain development has been affected in some way). That means both conditions/disorders affect the central nervous system, which is responsible for movement, language, memory, and social and focusing skills. ASD has many similarities to ADHD, but there are also differences between the two.

In this informative training, we’ll examine the various subtypes under the umbrella of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and potential, contributing factors for ASD development. The critical roles of methylation and genomics, oxidative stress, gastrointestinal function, microbiome, and the immune system will be explored in depth.

You will be provided comprehensive coverage of the clinician’s role in the management of ADHD/ASD disorders, including implementing specialty diets, diet dos and don’ts, interventions for difficult eating behaviors, and supplemental support options. Various adjunct therapies will also be explored.

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New Perspectives on Metabolic Disorders:
Obesity, Diabetes, & Cardiovascular Health Through the Functional Medicine Lens

31- Hr Online Training for Healthcare Professionals

*** registration for this course is currently closed. If you want to be notified when we open another course, please request to be on our waitlist HERE!***

Cardio Metabolic disease, encompassing related conditions including Hypertension, Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and more, is on the rise and continues to be a serious health concern. The individual and societal costs are staggering. Obesity, for example, now surpasses the global cost of smoking.

This module will cover the environmental and genomic factors related to cardiometabolic conditions, as well as discover many other underlying factors that increase risk. Participants will dive deep into many of these factors, as well as discover a vast number of tools available for promoting cardiometabolic health. A special focus on thyroid health, since it greatly influences metabolic function, will be included as a simultaneous tract.

More course details HERE

Functional Nutrition Case Studies

6-Session Online Monthly Series
*** Registration Now Open ***

Series meets Fridays 12-2 PM (Eastern) Jun 2024 – Nov 2024
Session Dates: 6/21, 7/19, 8/23, 9/20, 10/18, and 11/15
All sessions also recorded with 6 months review

As you dive deep into (or have completed) your Functional Nutrition training, it’s crucial to bring your knowledge full circle with application. This online series provides a unique and valuable interactive case work-up experience sure to boost your confidence in using Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT) in practice!

To get the most from case study practicums, we suggest you complete our IFMNT Assessment and Blood Chemistry Interpretation training or have completed comparable professional training elsewhere. This series is only open to fully credentialed/licensed healthcare practitioners with nutrition in their scope of practice.

Each session offers 2 hours of interactive case review; 12 hours total.

More course details HERE

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The Functional Nutrition Intake:

Discover root-cause assessment parameters that lead to more targeted recommendations, better outcomes, and more client visits!

Do you ever feel like something is missing when working with your clients? They’ve begun to make changes and are seeing some results but something’s missing…they’re still struggling to meet their health goals or to see the full resolution of their symptoms you and they expected.

Functional Nutritionists look at cases differently and in many cases, this brings more success!

The Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT) assessment dives deep leaving no stone unturned! The unique makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal and external factors that affect overall health and vitality. Genetic influences are also key to a deep understanding of each client. Together, all of these factors contribute to your most personalized recommendations that help to ensure the most successful outcomes in even your most challenging cases.  

Course Details Here!

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The Balance Blueprint: Exploring the Six Core Centers of Health to Prevent or Halt Chronic Disease

This training will lay out the foundational six core centers of health and show you how to identify the signs, symptoms, and biomarkers of subclinical imbalances within these areas that are common root-cause factors underlying chronic disease.

Once you know the connections and what to do to regain balance, you’ll be able to make targeted recommendations that have a meaningful impact on clinical manifestation. It’s also the best method to keep your clients at their peak of health and in their best place of prevention for chronic disease.

You may never look at health and disease the same way again!

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Supplement Savvy: Everything You Need to Know to Become an Expert in Dietary Supplements

Our conventional nutrition education has prepared us well in key areas like general anatomy & physiology, lifecycle nutrition, macro and micronutrients, body systems; cardiovascular, blood sugar, liver, digestion, etc, and of course, specialty medical and overall healthy diets. The emphasis is on getting nutrition through a good varied diet; one that provides the RDAs for all the essential nutrients. But what about when diet and RDA standards aren’t enough?

In this training series, we’ll explore assessment modalities including laboratory biomarkers and clinical signs/symptoms that aid us to best determine our patients’ needs for supplementation and provide the basis for responsible recommendations. Likewise, the importance of follow-up to adjust recommendations over time.

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Adrenal Health: Optimizing Support for Energy, Sleep, and Wellbeing

*** registration for this course is currently closed. If you want to be notified when we open another course, please request to be on our waitlist HERE!***

When adrenal glands don’t produce enough hormones, this can result in adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease). Short of a frank diagnosis though, many with prolonged stress exhibit signs of what is commonly referred to as mild adrenal insufficiency or “adrenal fatigue”. While not a medical diagnosis, symptoms can be quite significant for some. Do you know the best support? The lack of sensitivity in typical blood tests presents a challenge and leaves many lacking to connect to the real root cause. What tests should you do instead?

This training provides deep coverage of the adrenal system so you can properly assess your clients to know exactly where the imbalances lie and how to responsibly provide targeted support. You’ll identify the root-cause culprits while helping your clients mitigate common stressors in their lives to regain vibrancy once again!

More course details HERE

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Nutritional Implications of Methylation

The Methyl Cycle is the backbone of our physiology. Its functional status determines our susceptibility to environmental toxins, hormone balance, cardiometabolic health, stress resistance and so much more! Sure, we learned about it in school, but we never really learned how to apply it in practice!

Methylation is a confusing array of biochemistry, but suffice it to say, a defect at any one point in these interlocking cycles will inevitably affect the remaining pathways, and your overall health will then suffer.

Among diet, environmental, and lifestyle influences, genetics can be the culprit in methylation dysfunction. While we cannot change our DNA, if we know the weak links we can create “nutritional workarounds” – we can supplement alternative pathways or withhold from your diet molecules that work against us.

If we don’t address the Methyl Cycle abnormalities that underlie unexplained or chronic illness – well then, the illnesses will remain chronic and unexplained, because it is the Methyl Cycle Abnormalities that predisposed us to ill health.

More course details HERE

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Business Success Strategies for Nutrition Entrepreneurs

You got into nutrition to help people. You’re a healer with passion; you care! That’s why you’re going all-out into the specialty of Functional Nutrition. The problem comes when you can’t bridge you’re passion to profit.

Getting patients, knowing what to charge, having a solid business strategy that serves your patients and fits your lifestyle – where were those classes in school?

My Functional Nutrition Success FormulaTM contains 5 Keys. One of them is “Put it into Practice: Business Strategies to Help You Soar!” Business is a vital component for success!

More course details HERE

The Functional Nutrition Approach to Cancer Prevention and Support

*** registration for this course is currently closed. If you want to be notified when we open another course, please request to be on our waitlist HERE!***

It is estimated that around one-third of deaths from cancer are due to tobacco use, high body mass index, alcohol consumption, low fruit and vegetable intake, and lack of physical activity. Likewise, we know many cancers can be cured if detected early and treated effectively.

Functional Medicine professionals recognize while you can’t change your genetics, we do have a lot more control over the expression of our genetics than we ever thought before. By assessing for underlying root-cause issues and addressing patient care from a systems biology framework, they know that preventing or changing a cancer-permissive milieu is a game-changing approach!

Yes, you can dramatically reduce the chances of getting or dying from cancer, if you just know what to do!

More course details HERE

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A Functional Nutrition Focus on Thyroid Health

Conventional medicine has predictable answers for thyroid disease, but unfortunately, there remain clients with subclinical presentation that often goes undetected or unattributed to thyroid dysfunction. Even those considered adequately medicated can still present with symptoms. Worse yet, many are told their thyroid isn’t the problem but if looked at more deeply, there indeed is a connection to the thyroid!

By applying multiple aspects of Functional Nutrition, more in-depth support of thyroid health can be achieved. Help your clients find the missing pieces and achieve vibrant health once and for all!

More course details HERE

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The Art of Functional Blood Chemistry Interpretation

*** registration for this course is currently closed. If you want to be notified when we open the next live series coming this Fall, please request to be on our waitlist HERE!***

Become a Blood Detective!

Are your clients being told their blood work is normal, but they KNOW something is not right? You may be able to help them. Utilizing Functional Blood Chemistry analysis, you can tell more from bloodwork than you think. Looking for clues from a systems biology approach (the root-cause approach) is the key characteristic of the Functional Medicine model. Many Doctors aren’t taught to look at blood this way, but you can, and it can be your tool to have impact in cases like never before!

Course Details Here!

Course Details Here!

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Introduction to Functional Nutrition

Offering the basics of Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT), this series serves as a comprehensive tour through the depth of topics and concepts needed to truly practice Functional Nutrition at the most meaningful and effective level, so you can see how your success will unfold!

If you think of our certification program as a “destination”, then this introductory series is the “travel brochure” showing you a window into what you can learn in our deep Functional Nutrition Training.

This course is optional. It is for those new to IFMNT altogether, those who want to become more familiar with the basics of IFMNT.  This introduction also serves to help the participants understand the depth and importance of practicing IFMNT to the fullest, most responsible level, that which offers the most career transformation. Think of this intro course as “the appetizer” and our full training as “the main course” The Intro Course is a tour through all the topics covered in our full certification program. It serves as a great stepping stone to aid in your decision to enroll in the full Certificate of Training. And if you end up registering for the full course bundle certification program, you’ll receive full credit for what you’ve paid for this Intro Course! 

Those already familiar with IFMNT, who already know this is what they want to learn and put into practice may choose to skip this intro series and dive right into the full training. Maybe you already have pieced some training together, or maybe you’re already incorporating bits and pieces into practice, but you realize the value of a full cohesive course and certification for the incredible value it can bring to your career!

Already know the basics of Functional Nutrition? Then go straight to our Certificate of Training program! (See below)

Course Details Here!

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Biotoxin Illness

Final Day TODAY – 40% off for the 4th of July – Register Now!!!

Mold and its toxins (mycotoxins) are at the root of many chronic illnesses and immune dysfunction. Too many people suffer from mystery illnesses FOR YEARS only to be told, “just take these meds.” And they STILL don’t feel well! There is a serious lack of clinicians especially nutritionists/dietitians trained to help those with biotoxin Illness. This course will bring your knowledge of toxicity and detoxification full circle so you can practice at the highest level to best serve your clientele with their most challenging health concerns!


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Hormone Health

Millions of women live their entire lives believing the myths that they have to not only live with but accept irregular, heavy, and painful periods, mood swings, weight gain, infertility, fatigue, and more as a normal part of life. Men get the same story for their hormonally-related issues – and hey, there’s a pill for that – never mind the root cause!

Unless you’re a doctor, your professional training doesn’t really equip you with the know-how to evaluate or assist your clients in this area of health. Don’t be intimidated – the truth is, there’s a LOT you can do if you just know more. Imagine if you helped them get to the root cause of their health issues…maybe this is a personal issue and you’ll be able to help yourself too!

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Histamine Intolerance and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)

Histamine intolerance manifests in up to 3 – 6% of the population (with a prevalence in children and as much as 80% in middle-aged women), but how much is unidentified or unreported considering the rapidly increasing number of those who suffer?

Patients struggle with the conventional recommendation of antihistamine medication with unwanted side effects and restrictive histamine avoidance diets. If it’s not a typical histamine reaction, they get other medications (sometimes several). They want more than medication and diets; they want solutions to alleviate the problem in the first place!

Become An Expert and Have the Answers Your Patients Need!

More Course Details Here!

Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT)
Full Content Module Bundle 

Become an authority; get certified in Functional Nutrition!

You wanted more flexibility and budget-friendly options – we’ve got it for you here!

All course content is now offered as a bundle with added bonuses (like private and group coaching sessions). Bundle registrants enjoy a savings advantage over individual module registration (your best deal). Module descriptions inside.

It’s Your Choice – Learn more about specific topics or complete all modules to earn a certificate of Training in Functional Nutrition. Bundle and save over individual module registration. And bundle registrants have a full 4-year access to ALL training! 

This is the most comprehensive training in Functional Nutrition that exists today! 

Course Details Here!

Private Mentoring with Susan Allen-Evenson, RDN, CCN, FMNS

Learn with a seasoned pro with over 25 years’ experience! Private mentoring helps you gain confidence about what you know. It’s a great way to fast-track your practice! Mentoring will assure you’re not missing anything with case assessment or lab interpretation. Get guidance on those complex cases or with business/career development and marketing. Purchase separately or save on block-of-time purchases.

Platinum Members Save 10%
Not an NLFN member yet?
 learn more here…

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Student/intern, Group, IFMNT Alumni Student, and Military Discounts

Student pricing:  Full-time dietetic students, not yet interns, receive NLFN Emerald membership free for one year! Subsequent years while still in school, membership is 1/2 off regular price. In addition, students are able to take the IFMNT Introductory course for 50% off regular price. Note: this option cannot be combined with any other offers. Occasionally, sale pricing may be a better option. Must provide proof of current student status. Note: Students are not qualified to take the IFMNT certificate of Training until they have completed their nutrition degree or are enrolled in a full-time internship program.  More membership info here.

Dietetic interns: Active, full-time dietetic interns qualify to enter the IFMNT Certificate of Training course, full bundle series.  As well, they can register for any individual module training and receive an additional 10% off. Interns also qualify for 50% off their first year of NLFN membership. Members get 10% individual training modules, so if an intern is also a member, that’s a double discount on training modules! above the NLFN Membership discount. (individual module registration only). For the membership discount to auto populate, members must be logged in before registering for training. follow the membership discount above in student section. Please write us to obtain intern 50% off code for membership. or the 10% off code for training modules. Note: The full series Functional Nutrition certification bundle is already so deeply discounted, no other discounts apply.

Must provide proof of current full-time student or intern status for above offers. Note: Interns must have completed internship and have become credentialed before they may qualify for the FMNS certification credential.

Group Discount: Groups of 5 or more from the same institution or practice receive an additional 5% off – One payment must cover all applicants. This can be in addition to the 10% member discount (module registration only; full course COT bundle already includes member discount)

IFMNT Alumni students: Repeat a training course to get all the new updated and expanded content – Request our IFMNT alumni registration form with very special savings just for Alumni students!

Military: Dietitians and any clinicians serving in the military are eligible to receive a 10% discount towards individual topic training programs (5% for the bundle certification training), and this discount may be used in tandem with the 10% NLFN Member discount (when applicable)

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