Practitioner Course

Essential Fatty Acid Clinical Pearls

A deep exploration of the physiology, clinical applications and prescribing methods (both diet and nutraceuticals) of EFAs.

Online Course
3 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 min/lesson
4.5 Hours total


Lara Zakaria

About this course

This is a comprehensive course on Essential Fatty Acids. What they are, how they function, and how you can apply them most effectively in clinical care. In this series, we also focus on the new, emerging roles of essential fatty acids and their place in improving health outcomes.

We’ll begin by reviewing the relevant biochemistry that makes these fats unique in their physiologic activity. In part two, we will dive into the literature and analyse the various factors that influence recommendations within the context of the industry influence and confounding factors. In part three, we will focus on the clinical applications of EFAs and best practices of prescribing EFAs in diet in nutraceuticals, including testing options, genetic and environmental influences.
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

  • Review the fundamentals of fat biochemistry and nomenclature
  • Understand the physiological impact of EFAs have on inflammation resolution, insulin sensitivity, cell membrane integrity, and neurological function
  • Understand the impact the food industry has had on prevalence of fatty acid imbalances
  • Review the latest literature on EFAs and evaluate the significance of the findings using critical analysis
  • Learn assessment strategies for identifying and monitoring EFAs imbalances
  • Understand how to safely prescribe Omega-6s and Omega-3s from diet and nutraceuticals for a wide variety of disease states

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Lara Zakaria PharmD MS CNS 

Dr Zakaria is a Functional Pharmacist and Clinical Nutritionist based in New York City. A graduate of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, at Rutgers University (BSpharm) and the University of Colorado Skaggs College Of Pharmacy (PharmD), she spent 20 years in community pharmacy practice. After developing an interest in nutrition, she earned a MS in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and subsequently qualified as a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) as well as an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP).

Lara currently practices as part of a multi-disciplinary Functional Medicine clinic and supervises a professional mentorship program under the Medical Directorship of Dr Kara Fitzgerald. She is also adjunct professor of nutritional biochemistry and therapeutics at the University of Bridgeport and George Washington University, as well as guest instructor for Functional Medicine at LECOM College of Pharmacy.

Lara is passionate about gut health and the prevention and reversal of metabolic, kidney, and autoimmune disease and working with pharmacy professionals to leverage their unique expertise in medication management, drug-drug/drug-nutrient interactions, and genomics to optimize patient medical and nutritional programs.