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DateNovember 22 - December 19, 2018
LocationOnline (Details will be emailed)
TimeLive Streams: Wednesdays at 12 pm EDT

Investment: $459

Registration is closed

The body is a complex “soup” of a variety of chemicals that communicate information about how our tissues should respond. Hormones are key players in this communication network. Their messages have profound impacts on our physiology. They need to be in balance much like all of the instruments in a symphony need to be tuned. When the hormones are “out of tune”, symptoms and disease can ensue.

Just like all of the instruments in a symphony need to be in tune, so do all of the hormones of the body need to be in balance. 

It is estimated that between 25-50% of adults have endocrine imbalances. 1, 2 It is no wonder the numbers are so high when nutritional deficiencies and excesses, reduced physical activity, poor lifestyles, and an increase in environmental toxins are so commonplace. These factors can greatly influence the balance of our hormones.

Hormonal and endocrine imbalances have been associated with many conditions:

  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease
  • Adrenal insufficiency/fatigue
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Female/Male infertility
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Osteoporosis
  • and much more

Treating hormonal imbalances requires a multi-faceted plan including diet, therapeutic foods, lifestyle interventions, and nutraceuticals.

In this course, Advanced Clinical Focus on Hormones and Endocrinology, we will examine how to identify a person’s hormonal imbalances, and how to bring the “symphony” of hormones back in tune.

This course is for you if you are a…

  • Nutritionist or health coach
  • Culinary Nutrition Expert
  • Dietitian
  • Naturopathic doctor
  • Medical doctor
  • Nurse or nurse practitioner
  • Chiropractor or physiotherapist
  • Personal trainer or fitness specialist
  • Individual wanting to learn more about hormonal health

You will walk away with a solid understanding of how to intelligently balance hormones, and be able to implement targeted therapies for yourself, your family, clients and/or patients.

“Josh, you are such an amazing teacher! Your ability to clearly explain and simplify technical pieces is amazing. Working through your courses, I can always count on my questions being answered on the next slide!” – Kathleen Mitchell

Course Outline (subject to change):

Class 1

  • Anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system
  • Major endocrine organs
  • The life of a hormone
  • The role of cholesterol in hormonal health

Class 2

  • Insulin-resistance
  • Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Therapeutic diets, foods, lifestyle, and nutraceuticals

Class 3

  • Adrenal dysfunction
  • The 3 stages of adrenal fatigue
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Therapeutic diets, foods, lifestyle, and nutraceuticals

Class 4

  • Sex hormones
  • Female hormone imbalances and associated conditions
  • Male hormone imbalances and associated conditions
  • Therapeutic diets, foods, lifestyle, and nutraceuticals

“Josh is such an incredible instructor – knowledgeable and open with his approach, making learning easy and fun! I have taken several courses with Josh and never fail to feel like my practice improves with each one.” – Elizabeth Cayen

Key Takeaways:

  • A thorough understanding of the endocrine system
  • How to identify hormonal imbalances – pattern recognition
  • The upstream effects on hormonal health
  • How to restore balance to the endocrine system
  • How to use targeted diets, foods, nutraceuticals, and mind-body therapies
  • How to ensure maintenance of hormonal health for life

Registration Includes:

  • Four pre-recorded 1.5-2-hour online video classes (released every Friday, with ongoing access)
  • Four 45-minute live Q&A sessions (Thursdays at 12pm EDT, recording available if unable to join live)
  • Complete set of course slides
  • Access to the Private Student Portal containing: recordings, class notes, studies, articles, and handouts.

2018 Schedule:

  • November 22: 1st class available for viewing
  • November 28 at 12pm EDT: 1st Live Stream
  • November 29: 2nd class available for viewing
  • December 5 at 12pm EDT: 2nd Live Stream
  • December 6: 3rd class available for viewing
  • December 12 at 12pm EDT: 3rd Live Stream
  • December 13: 4th class available for viewing
  • December 19 at 12pm EDT: 4th Live Stream

“Josh breaks down complicated health concepts into easy to digest information. He is generous with his resources and knowledge, making his courses useful for both consumers and other health/nutrition professionals. Definitely good value to invest both time and money in one of his education seminars.  You’ll come out the other side more knowledgeable and more motivated.” – Trish K, Holistic Nutritionist

Frequently Asked Questions

What if can’t attend any of the live sessions, will I still be able to watch them?

Yes, the recordings of the live sessions will be posted within 24 hours after the session to be viewed at your leisure.

Can I send in questions if I am not able to attend the live question and answer session?

Yes, any questions submitted before the session, will be addressed. (Unless there are too many questions to cover).

How long will I have access to the materials?

2 years. If there are any updates to the information in that time, you will have access to that as well.

Can I get a certificate showing my successful completion of the course?

Yes. You must successfully complete a short open-book exam with a passing mark of 80%. Your certificate will be mailed within 2 months of receiving the completed exam.

What is the time commitment for this course?

You can watch and read as much of the material as you like. There is no evaluation of your participation. The purpose of this course is to provide you with the best information on the topic. What you do with it is up to you. You get out as much as you put in.

I have listened to many lectures on this topic, what makes this course different?

This course is a comprehensive study of hormonal and endocrine health from a functional medicine perspective. Taking a client’s biochemical individuality into account is essential for optimal health. This course arms the clinician with the tools necessary to safely implement protocols that can restore endocrine health.

Still have a question? Don’t hesitate to contact us at info@joshgitalis.com

References:

  1. Thyroid. 2007 Dec;17(12):1211-23.
  2. Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2010 May;63(5):379-86.