Laboratory analysis via blood, saliva and urine is a vital component of healthcare that is imperative to ensure accurate and appropriate diagnosis, management and treatment of patients. This program is designed with the goal to teach students from all practice types and styles to utilize this tool within their scope and means. Learning disease patterns, severity and ongoing outcome assessment will aid the practitioner when it comes to the utilization of nutrition, diet, exercise, medication, referral needs and outside diagnostic necessity. This program over its continuum will allow each practitioner the chance to gain proficiency in reading, understanding, and the application of lab studies for baseline analysis and specific targeting of disease and pathological physiologic manifestation. Statistics are showing a clear and concise need for an expanding knowledge of new technology in the healthcare field as it pertains to new testing technology and empirical methodology in clinical practice and disease management. Certification and continuing education on this topic ensure that clinicians are better prepared and can offer services that protect the public interest and allows for useful and targeted treatment. The clinician in attendance is expected to be able to review cases with acceptable understanding and pass a written examination on the topic matter.
There are over 30 hours of recorded lectures included in this course presented by some of the most well-respected authorities in their respective fields. See below for a list of the titles of the courses and their presenters.
Introduction to the Complete Blood Count (CBC) by Dr. Brandon Brock
Introduction to the Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) – Dr. Brandon Brock
Introduction to Food Sensitivity Testing and Intestinal Barrier Testing – Dr. Cheryl Burdette
A Functional Approach to Diabetic Markers and Oxidative Stress by Dr. Cheryl Burdette
Becoming Menopause Specialists: Expert Endocrine Solutions for the Integrative Practitioner by Dr. Robyn Kutka
Laboratory Analysis Program: CMP1, Beginning of the Metabolic Panel by Dr. Brandon Brock
The Fungus Among Us, Yeast and Mold by Dr. Cheryl Burdette
The Importance of Micronutrients in Chronic Diseases by Dr. Ron Grabowski
The Gastrointestinal Microbiome, Metabolome and Intestinal Barrier Function by Dr. David Quig
Clinical Considerations for Excessive Exposure to Thallium, Gadolinium and Implant-derived Metals by Dr. David Quig
The Importance of Testing Urinary Organic Acids and Environmental Pollutants for Patient Health by Mark Schauss
The Role of Fatty Acids in Human Health and Optimal Brain Function by Dr. Dan Johnston
Brain Autoimmunity, Cellular Markers for Neurological Inflammation and Related Conditions. These include the realm of Cognition, Movement, Behavior and Attention by Dr. Brandon Brock
Dr. Brandon Brock presents on infectious disease, PANDAS, ADD and more
Dr. Cheryl Burdette presents on Adrenal Fatigue, Thyroid Function and the Reproductive System.
Dr. Brandon Brock is a practitioner in Dallas Texas who holds a Doctorate in Family Nursing Practice from Duke University, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. He has a Diplomate in Functional Neurology, Nutrition, Conventional Medicine, and Integrated Medicine as well. He holds Fellowship status in 2Childhood Disorders, Neurology, Electro-diagnostic Medicine, Neurochemistry and is a member of the International College of Chiropractors. Dr. Brock is also a Global Clinical Research Scholar from Harvard Medical School.
In Dallas Texas, he serves as chief clinician at Foundation Physicians Group. He enjoys teaching and providing educational support to facilitate learning for multiple groups and agencies. This includes topics that ranges from nutrition, and regenerative medicine to pharmacology and governmental policy.
Dr. Brock received the most outstanding functional neurology teacher of the year from the ACA council of Neurology four years straight and two times from IAFNR (International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation). He also received the humanitarian award from IAFNR. Dr. Brock and is also the honorable recipient of the prestigious Living Legacy Award from Samford Universities Ida Moffett School Nursing in 2015. He has also been the spotlight student at Duke University and is on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Mindd Foundation. His unique blend of clinical and teaching experience along with a background in medicine, chiropractic, neurology and nutrition has created a unique and integrated clinical background that has helped him treat difficult cases and offers comprehensive angles on education and clinical presentations. Dr. Brock is a founding partner and educator at BTB Health Systems and Functional Neurology Seminars.
Current Position: Director of Naturopathic Medicine at Progressive Medical. I serve as a staff physician, and educational director. I have been in private practice since 2001. I manage the Naturopathic residency program that is focused on integrative medicine and nutritional biochemistry. I am the Research and Outreach director for Xymogen, and Inc.500 supplement company, and serve on their BOA. I am owner and president of a nutritional lab, Dunwoody Labs, for which I design clinical profiles and train clinicians in their utilization. At Dunwoody labs I am also involved in nutritional trials and translational research. I am chief advisor for on-going clinical trial department of the laboratory. I also serve on an independent IRB giving feedback concerning various studies in the area of integrated medicine. I lecture internationally and nationally for IFM, A4M, MMI, and ACAM as well as many other conferences. I wrote and designed the curriculum for Advanced Medicine’s Academy online certification program. I am called upon yearly to do grand rounds at all the major Naturopathic medical schools. I teach Clinical and Nutritional Oncology at the University of Bridgeport and am part of the faculty at the University of Miami that is the first allopathic school to require integrative medicine. I am also adjunct faculty at George Washington University, the first PhD program in integrative medicine.
Dr. Quig received his BS and MS degrees in Human Nutrition from Virginia Tech and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Illinois. After a five year stint as a Research Associate studying lipid biochemistry and cardiovascular disease at Cornell University, he was a Senior Cardiovascular Pharmacologist for seven years. For the past 23 years David has been the Vice President of Scientific Support for Doctor’s Data, Inc. He has focused on the influence of the gastrointestinal metabolome on overall health, toxic elements, methylation and amino acid metabolism, and the applied biochemistry of endogenous detoxification.
Dr. Ron Grabowski is a chiropractor and has over 30 years of clinical nutritional expertise and has presented over 500 seminars and lectures on nutrition throughout the United States and in Europe, publishing several articles and a textbook in clinical nutrition. His research interests include nutritional support of the athlete and the use of supplements in clinical practice for the prevention and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and gastrointestinal disorders.
Dr. Robyn Kutka is a naturopathic physician with a degree from the National College of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon. She maintains a thriving practice in Tualatin OR where she works with her patients to develop individualized treatment approaches that aim to address the cause of their concerns and exceed their healthcare goals. Hormone balancing is a cornerstone of her private practice. A leader in the field, she has viewed and interpreted over 30,000 hormone panel results and has previously served as the Director of Clinical Services and Lead Staff Physician at Labrix Clinical Services. She is an educational resource for providers across the world on the topic of hormone balancing and bioidentical hormones and has shared her knowledge by speaking for organizations including the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine and the Integrative Healthcare Symposium.
LTC(Ret) Daniel T. Johnston, MD, MPH is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and retired in June 2018 from Army active service. He served in the US Army for almost 20 years in a variety of clinical, research, operational and educational assignments. He was the first to conduct a study in Iraq leading to a peer reviewed publication demonstrating the massive epidemic of fatty acid deficiencies in the US, particularly young people, and the link between cellular Omega-3 EPA/DHA Index status and AA levels to cognitive health. Working with Dr. Bill Harris, Dr. Johnston built upon an advanced, validated red cell, finger stick dried blood spot collection method into a full clinical decision support tool that combines functional analysis of the brain so blood data is seen through the lens of functional implications. Upon this focus for helping practitioners bring this science into the clinical space, he founded BrainSpan.
More than a testing company, BrainSpan provides a total solution for practitioners. Through special reporting and educational strategies, it drives patient awareness, compliance and adherence– critical to improved outcomes. Dr. Johnston was the first to develop an age based, weighted algorithm leveraging predictive analysis to paint a picture of a patient’s longevity and quality of “brain” life based on nutritional status, specifically the Omega-3 EPA/DHA status and cognitive function.
Mark Schauss, MBA, DB is an internationally acclaimed lecturer on the effects of environmental toxicity on human health, cognitive issues, the use of laboratory testing and how to interpret the results in a clinically relevant manner. He has two patents on interpreting laboratory data. Through his research, he has gained a comprehensive insight into a range of neurological disorders including epilepsy, autism, ADHD, and neurodegenerative diseases as well as an array of other health problems. Mark Schauss is currently the President of Lab Interpretation LLC based in Reno, Nevada. Dr. Schauss has lectured on the subject of laboratory testing, brain function and environmental health issues throughout the world.