Practitioner Course

Type 2 Diabetes Masterclass

Complete Type 2 Diabetes care strategies from the world's best Naturopathic diabetes specialists

Online Course
12 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


14 hours total


Mona Morstein, Lyn Patrick, Mimi Guarneri, and Erica Oberg

About this course

The incidence and burden of diabetes is increasing in every region of the world and predicted to continue to increase until at least 2050. Diabetes needs a complete strategy as it is complex and involves several systems. The Natural Diabetes Masterclass puts all of the pieces together for you in a comprehensive program for this chronic disease that's defying medical care.

High blood glucose is inherently toxic to all tissues and elevated levels are associated with practically all of the chronic diseases you see. Here are just some diabetes comorbidities: Hypertension, Chronic pulmonary disease, Congestive heart failure, Depression, Solid tumours, Metastatic cancer, Cardiac arrhythmias, Fluid and electrolyte disorders, Rheumatoid arthritis/collagen vascular disease, Renal disease and renal failure, Valvular disease, Peripheral vascular disease, Cerebrovascular disease, Coagulopathy, Myocardial infarction, Liver disease, Obesity, Anaemia, Hypothyroidism, Peptic ulcer disease, Dementia.

Diabetes is highly damaging, highly preventable and reversible.
We will discuss insulin resistance which is the core defect for heart disease, NASH, NAFLD, and metabolic syndrome. Insulin resistance contributes to cancer, dementia and of course diabetes.

With over 940,000 PubMed citations for Diabetes there is obviously plenty of data, but few medical solutions. The key to chronic disease is a natural and multisystem approach that carefully and individually addresses the whole patient.

Diabetics have:
  • Severely reduced life expectancy
  • Increased risk of cancer death and myocardial infarction
  • A high risk of drug complications
  • Many comorbid conditions limiting their useful remaining life years
  • High risk of complications including blindness, amputations and kidney failure to name just a few
  • Intractable infertility
  • High incidence of depression and risk of suicide
  • Low level of diagnosis (half undiagnosed)
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

  • Learn the various types and mechanisms of diabetes
  • Understand the underlying causes, risk factors, and prevalence of each type of diabetes
  • Learn the latest on the mechanisms that regulate blood glucose and blood lipids, including the role of insulin and glucagon
  • Explore the alarming and wide-spread role of toxins in diabetic causation
  • Know how to recognise and assess the diabetic patient and how to liaise with a diabetic's specialist providers
  • Understand the current medical treatments for diabetes, especially about insulin administration techniques, types of insulin, and personalised insulin regimens
  • Learn how to prescribe exercise routines to individual needs and how to manage blood sugar during physical activity
  • Explore the many strategies for making sustainable lifestyle changes to support diabetes management
  • Understand the major comorbidities associated with diabetes including retinopathy , nephropathy and cardiovascular disease
  • Know how to teach your patients to manage their high and their low blood glucose situations

What's in this course

Your Presenters

Mona Morstein ND

Dr Mona Morstein has been a naturopathic physician for thirty-one years. She brings her experience, devotion, and passion to each patient she works with. Dr Morstein earned a Summa Cum Laude BS in Foods and Nutrition, and did her medical school and residency at National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now called National University of Natural Sciences), in Portland, Oregon.

She has been in private practice all along but for eleven years was also Chair of Nutrition, Gastroenterology professor and Clinical Supervisor at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, Arizona. Mona sees patients for all types of chronic conditions, but has an expertise in hormonal conditions, such as prediabetes, Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes, thyroid (Hashimoto’s and Graves), adrenals, reproductive (in women and men). She is the author of the highly-esteemed book “Master Your Diabetes: A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach For Both Type-1 and Type-2 Diabetes.”

Dr Morstein also has a very strong gastroenterological practice, and regularly sees patients with SIBO, IBS, GERD, gallbladder conditions, Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis and pancreatitis. Dr Morstein is a frequent lecturer at medical conferences. She lectures on many topics related to diabetes, gastrointestinal conditions, Bio-Identical Hormone prescribing, and the value of nutrition.

Dr Morstein won the President’s Award from her national profession organization the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians in 2012, for the benefits she has given to naturopathic medicine profession. She has devoted her life to being the best physician she can be. She is caring and compassionate and spends a great deal of time with patients. Her medical office is attentive to patient needs, friendly, professional and welcoming.

Lyn Patrick ND

Lyn Patrick graduated from Bastyr University in 1984 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and has been in private practice as a state licensed naturopathic physician in Arizona and Colorado for 35 years. She is a faculty member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine ( continuing medical education conferences, lecturing in the area of environmental medicine and is a past consulting member of the Board of Directors of ACAM. She is also a physician-member of the Hepatitis C Ambassadors Team, a national interdisciplinary team of providers and hepatologists seeking answers to chronic hepatitis treatment through research in complementary/alternative medicine (

She is a published author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, she is a past contributing editor for Alternative Medicine Review, and she recently authored a chapter in the newly released textbook Clinical Environmental Medicine (Elsevier 2019). She speaks internationally on environmental medicine, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, endocrine disruption, metal toxicology, and other topics. She is currently faculty for the Metabolic Medicine Institute Fellowship in collaboration with George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

She is also a founding partner and presenter at the Environmental Health Symposium, an annual international environmental medicine conference based in the United States. After the passing of her longtime colleague Dr. Walter Crinnion, she has taken on the job of continuing to educate primary care providers in the area of environmental medicine training through the SpiritMed Certification Course and Crinnion Opinion podcasts.

Lyn speaks internationally on the integrative medical treatment of chronic hepatitis C, environmental medicine and other topics. She is a small-scale organic farmer on an urban farm in Mancos, Colorado at 7,000 feet where she grows Chinese herbs, fruit and vegetables. She also practices and believes in the healing benefits of meditation and yoga, open-water kayaking, mountain biking and mountain climbing. 

Dr Mimi Guarneri MD, FACC, ABIHM

Dr Guarneri is Board-certified in cardiology, internal medicine, nuclear medicine and holistic medicine, President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and is Senior Advisor at Atlantic Health for the Center for Well Being.

Dr Guarneri was an English Literature major as an undergraduate at New York University. Her medical degree is from SUNY Medical Center in New York, where she graduated number one in her class. Dr Guarneri served her internship and residency at Cornell Medical Center, where she later became chief medical resident. She served cardiology fellowships at both New York University Medical Center and Scripps Clinic. She is a fellow member of the American College of Cardiology, Alpha Omega Alpha, and the American Medical Women’s Association.

Dr Guarneri founded the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and served as Medical Director for 15 years. She began her career at Scripps Clinic attending in interventional cardiology, where she placed thousands of coronary stents. Recognizing the need for a more comprehensive and more holistic approach to cardiovascular disease, she pioneered the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine where state-of-the-art cardiac imaging technology and lifestyle change programs are used to aggressively diagnose, prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.

Dr Guarneri is the author of The Heart Speaks, a poignant collection of stories from heart patients who have benefited from integrative medicine approaches. The Heart Speaks and her clinical work have been featured on NBC Today and PBS’s To the Contrary and Full Focus. Her work was also featured in a two-part PBS documentary, The New Medicine.

In 2009, Dr Guarneri was honoured as the ARCS scientist of the year. In 2011, Dr Guarneri was the winner of the Bravewell Leadership Award which honours a physician leader who has made significant contributions to the transformation of the U.S. health care system. Most recently, she received the 2012 Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Grace A. Goldsmith award from the American College of Nutrition.

Dr Erica Oberg ND, MPH, PhD

Dr. Oberg received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine in 2003 from Bastyr University, followed by accredited residency. She proceeded to fellowship training at the University of Washington’s Health Promotion Research Center, completing an MPH in Health Services with emphasis on the evaluation of complementary and alternative medicine professionals within the healthcare system and the science of health promotion and positive behavioural change.

Dr. Oberg is in private practice with Guarneri Integrative Health at Pacific Pearl La Jolla, an integrative center for health and healing. She previously served as Clinic Director at Bastyr University California in San Diego, and before that, practiced Primary Care and Integrative Endocrinology for 10 years at the Institute of Complementary Medicine in Seattle. Dr. Oberg’s research has been supported by the NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the WA State Department of Health and numerous foundations.

She currently serves on the Board of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium. She has taught Public Health and Nutrition to medical students and served as Director of the Bastyr Center for Health Policy and Leadership.