Practitioner Course

Advanced Lipid Assessment

Understand your patient's lipid profile to unlock their individual risk and help you craft personalised programs for cardiovascular disease prevention.

Online Course
1 lesson


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 min/lesson
1.5 Hours total


Stephen Parcell

About this course

Cardiovascular Disease is still the number one cause of death, greater than cancer and stroke, for both men and women. And misunderstandings around blood lipids including cholesterol may be contributing.

The traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease have always been a poor predictor of real risk. Surprisingly frequently, the first indication of a heart problem is sudden death. Many patients are admitted to the hospital having had a myocardial infarction and have normal cholesterol levels. Statin drugs are universally prescribed as a one-size-fits-all approach with very little personalisation and virtually no advanced lipid testing. 

It is possible, using biomarkers readily available through most laboratories, to individualise patient treatment. By getting a clear assessment of individual risk, a much more personalised program for cardiovascular disease prevention can be implemented.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Develop the skills to feel competent as a provider in cardiovascular medicine
  • Learn why patients with normal cholesterol can still build plaque while others with similar cholesterol levels do not
  • Update your skills in how to request and interpret advanced lipid testing
  • Learn about the role of Inflammation and cholesterol in the progression and initiation of atherosclerotic plaque
  • Update your skills in the science of lipoprotein subclasses
  • Learn natural treatments for lipid disorders
  • Develop diet plans for your patients lipid abnormalities

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Stephen W. Parcell 

Stephen W. Parcell, N.D. earned his doctorate in naturopathic medicine in 2002 from Bastyr University in Seattle. This was a four year full time program with clinic rotations and internships. Prior to this he completed pre-med coursework at the University of Vermont. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from New England College which he received in 1986. In his previous career he worked in bond trading and mutual fund sales.

Steve Parcell, ND has done additional training at the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM), the National Lipid Association (NLA), the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) and the American Academy for Anti-aging Medicine (A4M). He is the past Vice President of the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors (COAND). He is board certified in anti-aging medicine through A4M. After completing a two-year internship at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, Dr. Parcell completed a two-year internship in family medicine with a medical doctor.

Parcell has a strong background in medical research and is an expert in “evidence-based natural medicine.” Dr. Parcell has worked at the American Institute for Biosocial and Medical Research and has co-authored National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant proposals for Bastyr University. He also worked a freelance medical researcher at University of Washington Medical School. He enjoys working with medical doctors in his community and co-manages many patients with them.

He has published articles in Alternative Medicine Review, The International Journal of Integrative Medicine, Integrated Medicine, a Clinician’s Journal and Naturopathic News and Review. He also authored a chapter in the textbook entitled “Integrative Approaches to Pain” published by Humana Press and Harvard University in 2008.

He has completed a book on reversing coronary artery disease called “Dare to Live: A Naturopathic Doctor’s Complete Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease”.