Stress, Depression and Anxiety | Hormonal Dysrhythmia | Leveraging AI and more...

Dec 5
We would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Take some time these coming holidays to view out latest courses including:

HORMONAL DYSRYTHMIA and SLEEP with Catherine Darley 

It appears that all systems of the body have their own regular rhythms. We know about the daily the circadian rhythms of cortisol and the monthly sex hormone cycles of women but there are many more and these can have significant diagnostic and therapeutic implications.

Catherine Darley is a naturopath, now based in Canada, with considerable expertise in sleep medicine which has circadian rhythmicity at its core. In this fascinating presentation Catherine discusses the central and peripheral clocks and how they influence all systems of the body, especially our hormones. She will give you a clear understanding of the circadian rhythms of insulin, thyroid, pituitary hormones amongst many others. Really interesting in this discussion is how these rhythms can become misaligned. Sometimes, the peripheral rhythm of a hormone becomes out of phase with the central (brain) hormone cycle which can lead to abnormal hormone levels and a wide range of conditions.

Most of these cycles are regulated by the clocks that are entrained by our light/dark exposure, sleep and eating times. Catherine discusses the role of sleep and hormones and also how ageing affects these cycles. This is a brilliant presentation and one that will certainly change the way you think about hormone regulation, sleep, anxiety, depression, thyroid hormone levels and much, much more.

From this course you will:
  • Learn how to recognise the mechanisms of the circadian system from central pacemaker to clock genes.
  • Understand factors that disrupt the circadian rhythm.
  • Learn the role of melatonin in regulating reproductive hormones.
  • Understand the circadian rhythms in a variety of hormones.
  • Learn strategies to strengthen the circadian rhythm and synchronise it with the solar day.


As a functional medicine practitioner, you're no stranger to the balancing act of
managing patient data, keeping up with the latest research, and growing your business. It's a lot, and there is only so much time in a day. This course is about turning those challenges into strengths.

Learn how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can become your secret weapon. The course will break down what AI really is, introduce you to tools that tackle each of your headaches, and share a vision for a future where tech supports our traditional wisdom.

From this course you will:
  • Learn AI's role in functional medicine
  • Understand the challenges that may prevent you thriving in practice
  • Learn AI-powered solutions to support all practice aspects
  • Embrace the future technology


Depression, anxiety, and stress-related conditions that impact many millions of people every year. With so many patients suffering from mental health conditions, practitioners need new tools to help assess patients and to determine the best therapeutic approaches for them.

In this exciting presentation, Dr Brady teaches you how to use a multiomics (i.e., metabolomics, microbiomics, and genomics) approach. David has found this to significantly improve outcomes for patients suffering from stress, depression, and anxiety. The Multiomics model combines the latest understanding and techniques to create an easy-to-follow but powerful and comprehensive patient care plan.

From this course you will:
  • Learn how several systems combine to create mental health disorders
  • Understand why we can get such differing responses with apparently similar patients
  • Develop a systematic approach to mental health that addresses the major causes
  • Know which probiotics and prebiotics have been shown to helpful for specific patient groups
  • Find out which resistant starches you can recommend and which may be not useful
  • Know how to combine the blood tests for various systems to create a clear patient picture


Dr. Wayne Todd is a chiropractic that discovered a disturbing trend with how demanding lifestyles can activate the survival mechanism in the brain. He researched and discovered undeniable similarities with the symptoms of the people who stay in this zone for extended periods of time and he has created some simple steps that can bring patients back to health.

In this presentation Wayne delves deep into the concept of Sympathetic Dominance, its underlying mechanisms, symptoms, and management strategies. Conditions associated with Sympathetic Dominance include most mental health conditions especially mood and many behavioural disorder. Also, hormonal abnormalities, gut dysfunction, adrenal exhaustion, fatigue, recurrent infections, infertility, metabolic conditions including diabetes, obesity and many, many other situations.

From this course you will:
  • Learn which of your patients are very likely to be sympathetic dominant and how to assess them
  • Understand the mechanisms of sympathetic activation and how it affects each body system
  • Know the key activators of the sympathetic nervous system
  • Receive a detailed understanding of how excessive sympathetic drive causes a surprisingly wide range of conditions
  • Have an important new strategy to address the neural components of your patients problems


Eating disorders and compulsive behaviour in children are challenging conditions for both parents and clinicians. PANS and PANDAS are two related paediatric conditions both with OCD and eating disorder symptoms but they have a distinctive abrupt onset. This rapid onset suggests an acute trigger(s) as this type of presentation would otherwise occur gradually; PANS and PANDAS can appear overnight.

Paediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) is a diagnosis often mistaken with obsessive-compulsive disorder or an eating disorder, but the sudden onset of symptoms separates PANS from these conditions. In addition, they may also have symptoms of depression, irritability, anxiety, and have difficulty with their schoolwork. The cause of PANS is still unknown in most cases but is thought to be triggered by infections, metabolic disturbances, and other inflammatory reactions.

A similar condition is Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Strep (PANDAS). As the name suggests, this involves antibodies from a strep infection reacting with brain tissue triggering an abrupt onset of immune dysregulation and movement, learning and behavioural problems including OCD, anxiety and tics.

Dr. Nancy O’Hara, is a highly sought-after paediatrician and functional medicine practitioner with over 24 years of experience in caring for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. In this update on the topic, Dr. O’Hara discusses the latest research in the assessment and treatment of these devastating but recoverable illnesses. You will learn a valuable research-based functional medicine approach to the care, diagnosis and treatment of these children.

From this course you will:
  • Discover how to identify and assess a child that presents with an acute-onset behavioural disorder
  • Know the mechanisms that can lead to acute behavioural changes in children
  • Learn a three-pronged approach to treating the symptoms, the underlying triggers and how to provide immune support
  • Learn how to turn PANS and PANDAS from a challenging disorder into a treatable condition
  • See Nancy's clinical pearls with several case studies