Course Description

The Functional Therapeutics Diet Specialist Certification focuses on functional medicine and therapeutic nutrition principles. The course covers essential topics such as the gut-brain connection, the microbiome, nutrient deficiencies, food sensitivities, and inflammation. Students learn how to conduct nutritional assessments, use the healing power of food for health and vitality, and provide ongoing support and guidance to their clients.

Course Instructor

Instructor Martha Tettenborn, RD

Martha Tettenborn, a registered dietitian, certified Primal Health Coach, and stage 1 ovarian cancer survivor, leverages her personal and professional experience to guide and support others on their wellness journey. As a cancer keto coach, she shares her extensive expertise on the low-carb and ketogenic diets while also providing empathetic listening and understanding to patients undergoing treatment. With 35 years experience as a registered dietitian and an inquiring, out-of-the-box mindset regarding orthodox nutrition advice, Martha has a unique perspective and compassionate approach to empower her clients to prioritize their health and well-being. She’s a deep believer in root-cause medicine and the power of our nutritional choices to impact health and wellness.

Course Curriculum

    1. Meet Your Faculty and Staff

    2. Course Overview

    1. Disclaimer and Copyright Notice

    2. Support

    1. Introduction

    2. Understanding Functional Therapeutic Diets Part 1 - Interview with Instructor Martha Tettenborn

    3. Understanding Functional Therapeutic Diets Part 2 - Interview with Instructor Martha Tettenborn

    1. Quick Facts

    2. What Is a Therapeutic Diet?

    3. Characteristics of All Functional Therapeutic Diets

    4. Additional Features of Some Functional Therapeutic Diets

    5. Chapter Summary and References

    6. Chapter 1 Exam

    1. Quick Facts

    2. Your Role as a Health Coach

    3. Scope of Practice

    4. Can Health Coaches Give Nutrition Advice?

    5. How to Operate as a Health Coach Without Giving Individualized Nutrition Advice

    6. Chapter Summary

    7. Chapter 2 Exam

    1. Quick Facts

    2. Description of the Diet

    3. Premise of the Diet

    4. Purpose of the Diet: The Therapeutic Rationale

    5. Execution of the Diet

    6. Lifestyle Factors and Supplements

    7. Chapter Summary and References

    8. Chapter 3 Exam

    9. Sidebar: The Weston A. Price Diet

About this course

  • 84 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content

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