Practitioner Course

Chronobiology to Optimise Health

Working in sync with your patient’s chronobiology can make what you do for them much more effective.

Online Course
1 lesson


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 min/lesson
1.5 Hour total


Alessandro Ferretti

About this course

Our physiology has definite daily rhythms that are regulated by our biological clocks. Working in sync with your patient’s chronobiology can make what you do for them much more effective. Chronobiology is a very new field and Alessandro Ferretti is at the front of much of the research in this area.

In this mentoring session, Alessandro will introduce us to the major principles and to several pioneering aspects of chronobiology as they relate to your patient care. Alessandro’s own research has looked at the fascinating issue of when to eat. He’s finding that when we eat is often more important than what we eat. Eating the right thing at the wrong time is not helping anyone. He will show us when the optimal times are to eat, to get stressed, to exercise and when to be exposed to light.

Alessandro will explain how chronobiology entrainment can improve our understanding of our patient’s conditions by giving us pointers on how the environment is affecting physiology. He will highlight the different chronobiology regulators, from our master clocks to peripheral oscillators and their functions, describing how what we do affects them, in particular, nutrition timing.
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

  • What chronobiology is and how it works
  • The importance of entrainment
  • How chronobiology misalignment affects genes to behaviour
  • The effects of our environment on chronobiology
  • The effect our behaviour and choices are having on our chronobiology
  • Which specific trackers and markers to use
  • How to recommend timing to optimise health outcomes

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Alessandro Ferretti 

Alessandro Ferretti graduated from the Institute of Optimum Nutrition in 2001 and formed Equilibria Health Ltd with partner Jules in 2004. Equilibria Health is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading providers of nutrition education. Over recent years, he has received two nominations for CAM Best Practice Award for clinical excellence.

Past work included practice from the Centre for Health and Human Performance at 76 Harley Street, London, and at Tudor Medical Centre, in Stratford Upon Avon. In recent years he has become fascinated by the potential of nutrigenomics, heart rate variability, metabolism and is actively researching the impact of food in performance and health. His most recent focus is studying the relationship between heart rate variability and blood glucose levels. He has recently developed a model to asses athletes health looking at data analysis and metabolic behaviour for long-term health.