Practitioner Course


Andropause; why it happens, why it needn’t happen and what you can do when it does.

Online Course
2 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 min/lesson
3 Hours total


Dr Shelley Burns

About this course

Andropause is not Male Menopause. And not all men experience it, but it does have significant consequences for the health and quality of life of those men that do. Men with Andropause remain fertile even though their testosterone and sperm production progressively fall to low levels.

A common misunderstanding of andropause is that it is a testosterone deficiency. This is true, but only part of the story. Involved are oestrogen, thyroid hormone, progesterone and many other factors. Shelley Burns has created a two-part webinar series on Andropause that examines the underlying physiology of Andropause; why it happens, why it needn’t happen and what you can do when it does.

Men with Andropause are fatigued, have a low sex drive and infrequent morning erections. Their mood worsens and they have several physiological deteriorations which impact their long-term health. These include reduced bone and muscle mass, insomnia, and increased fat mass.

Gaining a deep understanding of the antecedents that contribute to Andropause help us to identify the syndrome and to implement effective strategies.
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

  • A clear definition of what andropause is
  • How to recognise and investigate a patient you suspect is experiencing andropause
  • The physiological processes that contribute to andropause
  • Which hormones are abnormal during menopause
  • How to create a care plan for your male patients with andropause

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr Shelley Burns

Shelley Burns ND is a Naturopathic Doctor and co-owner of Lawrence Park Osteopathy. With her extensive experience in providing health care for executives, she has worked alongside physicians consulting as a team and continues to work with executive clients to assist them in achieving peak health.

Dr Burns, ND completed the four-year program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, where she received the NaturoMedic Award for proficiency in Naturopathic Medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Philosophy from Wilfred Laurier University and certification in Complementary and Integrative Medicine from the Harvard Medical School. Dr Burns is past chair of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and currently sits on the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO).

Dr Burns was the Chair of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and played a fundamental role in developing the Naturopathy Act. Shelly also supervises at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. During her tenure at this clinic, Dr Burns has had the honour of mentoring many Naturopathic interns and continues to do so. Dr Shelley Burns is a dedicated Naturopathic Doctor with 15 years experience in the profession.