Practitioner Course

Microbiome Masterclass One

This Masterclass brings you up to date with many other conditions our diverse microbiome affects.

Online Course
8 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 min/lesson
12 Hours total


Dr Mark Davis
Dr Carrie Jones
Dr Tina Kaczor
Dr Heather Way
Dr Liz Lipski
Jo Panyko

About this course

The Microbiome is now an important consideration in the clinical care of most of our patients. It’s not just gut conditions that we associate our friendly flora with. It’s a wide and widening list of non-gastrointestinal conditions too. This Masterclass brings you up to date with many other conditions our diverse microbiome affects.

Our epidemics of chronic disease are especially amenable to microbiome-directed care. We can alter the risk and the progression of serious conditions like cancer, diabetes and obesity. We also know that mental health disorders, autism and allergies are known to exhibit specific flora abnormalities that benefit from microbial rebalancing. For some patients, faecal microbial transplantation is their best option. You will learn when this is indicated and how we are best to advise and support these people.

The new research and the emerging clinical value of the microbiome have exploded with new findings coming from all directions. This opens up many new therapeutic options for us. The Microbiome Masterclass will update you on the major advances that have been made in this field that you can use in clinical practice. 
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

  • Know when to address the microbiome as a therapeutic option
  • Learn how the microbiome changes through our life cycle
  • Understand how the microbiome affects oestrogen metabolism and its many consequences
  • Learn when faecal microbial transplantation is appropriate and what you can do to support these patients
  • Learn how to use prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics in specifically appropriate conditions
  • Receive clear protocols on how to improve our patient’s microbiome

What's in this course

Your Presenters

Dr Mark Davis

Dr Mark Davis ND is a naturopathic doctor graduating with honors in research at the National College of Natural Medicine in 2011. He is full-time faculty in the School of Naturopathic Medicine at Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Mark is the past president and current secretary and on the board of directors of the Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He is on the Editorial Board of the Natural Medicine Journal, July 2014-present. Mark is on the board of directors and is the current treasurer of the Fecal Transplant Foundation, August 2013-present. He is also on the annual conference speaker selection committee for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

He treat adults and children with inflammatory bowel disease and occasionally other digestive conditions at the IBD Specialty Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is licensed in California, Maryland and Oregon and has clinical expertise in fecal microbiota transplantation and helminthic therapy.

Dr Carrie Jones

Dr Carrie Jones, ND, MPH (Bio) graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon then went on to complete her residency in women’s health, endocrinology and hormones. Later she graduated from Grand Canyon University’s Master of Public Health program with a goal of doing more international work and health empowerment.

Dr Jones’ passion and expertise lie in the areas of hormonal, adrenal, and thyroid health. She recognises that imbalance can occur at any age and believes it is important to look at the big picture such as the appropriate use of lab testing. Dr Jones was a long time adjunct professor at National University of Natural Medicine teaching Advanced Endocrinology and Fertility, and regularly consults, lectures, and writes on the topic of hormones, adrenals more both nationally and internationally. Her goals are to provide ongoing cutting edge integrative clinical education to the large network of providers paving the way of healthcare with functional medicine.

Dr Tina Kaczor

Dr Tina Kaczor ND, FABNO is a naturopathic physician with board certification in naturopathic oncology. After graduating from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 2000, she completed a 2-year clinical residency in integrative oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is well versed in conventional cancer care and this allows her to safely integrate natural therapies that complement the conventional treatments. Dr Kaczor’s ability to integrate conventional and natural therapies stems from her strong background and continuing education in the field of oncology and molecular biology.

She graduated magna cum laude from SUNY-Buffalo with dual undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and English. While at SUNY, her hands on molecular biology work resulted in a publication in the journal Plant Physiology. Currently, her professional focus is understanding the molecular environment of cancerous growth with the aim of altering the environment in such a way that the cancer is unable to thrive.

Dr Kaczor was formerly adjunct faculty at National College of Natural Medicine, overseeing students on a dedicated oncology clinic shift at the NCNM Health Clinic in Portland, Oregon. She is senior medical editor of the peer-reviewed Natural Medicine Journal, the official publication of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Dr Heather Way

Dr Heather Way holds a PhD in Molecular Pathology and is an expert in the field of Nutrigenomics for ASD. Nutrigenomics enables genetic predispositions to disease to be understood and managed via epigenetics and nutrition.

Dr Way is also a certified GAPs nutritionist, who specialises in helping people with gut issues, particularly people with ASD, ADHD, fussy eaters and multiple food intolerances. Heather is herself Asperger’s, and has two children on the spectrum. She has just been involved in a large nutrigenomic study on people on the autism spectrum.

Dr Way has a clinic in Brisbane, Australia, where she develops personalised nutrition programs tailored according to the results of DNA profiling for ASD clients all over the world.

Dr Liz Lipski

Dr Liz Lipski is a Professor and the Director of the Academic Development for the Nutrition programs in Clinical Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health. She holds a PhD in Clinical Nutrition two board certifications in clinical nutrition and one in functional medicine. She is on faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine, the Metabolic Medicine Institute fellowship program. She currently sits on advisory boards for Ubiome, the Certified International Health Coaches, and the Autism Hope Alliance.

Dr Lipski has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Nutrition in Clinical Practice and Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, and is the author of several books: Digestive Wellness, The Digestion Connection, Digestive Wellness for Children, and Leaky Gut Syndrome. She co-authored the Gastrointestinal chapter for the American Board of Integrative Health and Medicine study guide and is a contributing author for Integrative Gastroenterology.

Jo Panyko

Jo Panyko, BS, MNT. is a Master Nutrition Therapist, functional nutrition consultant, engineer, probiotics, microbiome and nutrition educator, consultant and speaker, professional member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, and a volunteer nutrition educator for low-income families.

After having a career as an engineer, having children and suffering from the major autoimmune and chronic fatigue health challenges, she realized she had to re-connect with her passion for nutrition. Jo went back to school and received her certification as a Master Nutrition Therapist and furthered her nutrition education with courses in functional medicine.

Jo created the popular science-based website, to educate consumers and healthcare professionals about probiotics. She is also the author of several books and articles on probiotics including “Probiotics: How to Use Them to Your Advantage” and “Probiotics for Health”.