Practitioner Course

Neurodegenerative Diseases Masterclass

Neurodegeneration can be devastating for patients and their families. We now have a unique opportunity to head off dramatic life changes for those showing, or at risk of any neurodegenerative diseases.

Online Course
9 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 min/lesson
13.5 Hours total


Dr Rob Kachko
Dr Kabran Chapek
Dr Michael Friedman
Dr Paul Hrkal 
John Coleman

About this course

In the past neurodegenerative conditions have been quite problematic to treat. However, considerable progress has been made in understanding their causes, and many natural strategies have been demonstrated to help people with these diseases.

For the first time, we have seen research demonstrating that natural medicine can improve these conditions which opens up the possibility for us to make a huge difference to peoples lives.

The neurodegenerative diseases being covered in this Masterclass include the dementias, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. There is also a session on how to maximise recovery from traumatic brain injury.

Neurodegeneration can be devastating for patients and their families. We now have a unique opportunity to head off dramatic life changes for those showing, or at risk of any neurodegenerative diseases.

Your presenters are all specialists in their neurological fields and have a large amount to share with us. This is a good opportunity to add to your clinical skills in neurodegenerative diseases and become known for your expertise.
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

  • Understand the mechanisms of neurodegeneration in the different diseases
  • Know what the principal causes of neurological damage are
  • Learn how to recognise early signs of neurological deficit
  • Know when to recommend neurological assessment
  • Learn how to structure a care plan for people presenting with neurological degeneration
  • Get the latest research for natural solutions to neurodegeneration

What's in this course

Your Presenters

Dr Rob Kachko

Dr Rob Kachko ND LAc. graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Doctoral Degree in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture Institute.

Dr. Kachko is a recognized expert in the fields of healthy aging, neurodegenerative disease, and cardiovascular disease. He proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP), and as Chair of Public Education and Media Affairs for the AANP.

In order to create access to natural approaches to care, he works to expand research and awareness of holistic approaches to aging. He serves on the Medical and Dental Advisory Board for Sharp Again Naturally, a non-profit committed to natural approaches to Alzheimer’s and Dementia care. He also serves as clinical research consultant to the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical.

Dr Kabran Chapek

Dr Kabran Chapek ND. is a licensed naturopathic physician with primary experience in mental health care and has been a staff physician at Amen Clinics since 2013. He graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle and is an expert in functional and integrative mental health treatments and collaborates extensively with many of the Amen Clinic’s physicians.

He received his clinical psychiatric experience from 2007 to 2013 while treating patients with severe mental illness and addiction issues in a partial hospital program as part of a multidisciplinary team. He has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia, traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, and anxiety disorders.

Dr Chapek is the founding president of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, an affiliate group of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Dr Michael Friedman

Dr Michael Friedman ND. is a naturopathic physician and medical herbalist. He graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998 and was adjunct instructor of endocrinology at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He is also the founder and director of the Annual Restorative Medicine Conference.

Dr. Friedman is the author of the medical textbook Fundamentals of Naturopathic Endocrinology and co-author or Healing Diabetes. His research on the use of SR T3 has been published by the University Puerto Rico Medical School. Dr. Friedman has lectured at three naturopathic and allopathic medical schools including NCNM, UB, CCNM and at the Dehradun Medical School of Physicians and Surgeons in India.

He is currently the Executive Director of the non-profit Assoication for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM).

Dr Paul Hrkal 

Dr Paul Hrkal ND. is a naturopathic physician practicing in Ontario, Canada. He graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in 2011. He also has a Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University graduating in 2005.

Dr Hrkal has a clinical focus on sports medicine, chronic pain, neurological 
disorders and integrative cancer care. His specialty is traumatic brain injury and he is currently a scientific advisory board member and chief naturopathic doctor at Complete Concussion Management Inc.

John Coleman

By August 1995 John Coleman ND. had lost his power of speech and was wondering how he could go on living. Suffering symptoms of stage IV Parkinson’s disease and early stage Multi-system Atrophy, diagnosed by five medical and complementary practitioners, he was unable to walk more than 5 metres without assistance and took up to an hour and a half to dress himself.

Severely dissatisfied with the treatment and prognosis he received from western medical practitioners, John decided to pursue other pathways to health. With the aid natural therapies, John was completely symptom-free by April 1998.

John was the founder of the Neurorecovery Foundation in 2002. This organization was established to support those challenged with neurodegenerative or autoimmune disorders who sought to help themselves by exploring all options for treatment and better health.

John conducted fourteen Neuro Recovery Pathways Programmes at Petrea King’s Quest For Life Centre in NSW over a four-year period. These programs provided participants with information and encouragement to reverse their degenerative disorder and resume joyful good health. He has also conducted practitioner training and lectures on recovery from challenging disorders in many states of Australia, USA, Germany, Austria, and UK. John practices in his Naturopathic Clinic in Lancefield while continuing to lecture and mentor health practitioners and members of the public about recovery from degenerative disorders and MSIDS.