In response to the escalating global prevalence of obesity and its associated health challenges, our Clinical Weight Management Certification program aims to equip healthcare professionals with advanced knowledge and skills in evidence-based weight loss strategies.

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The US obesity prevalence among adults was 41.9% in 2017 to March 2020. This means that nearly 42% of adults in the US are classified as obese.

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From 1999-2000 through 2017-March 2020, the obesity prevalence increased from 30.5% to 41.9%. During the same period, the prevalence of severe obesity (BMI ≥ 40) rose from 4.7% to 9.2%.

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Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. These conditions are among the leading causes of preventable, premature death.

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The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the United States was nearly $173 billion in 2019 dollars. Medical costs for adults with obesity were $1,861 higher than those for people with a healthy weight.

Certification Program Overview


Understanding the Weight Management Landscape

Explore the historical context of weight management, recognizing its evolution from limited options to a diverse array of treatments.


Contemporary Treatment Modalities:

Delve into the latest advancements in weight loss management, including interventions such as GLP-1s.


Comprehensive Health Impact:

Investigate the profound health implications of obesity, with a focus on cardiovascular disease and diabetes.


Multidimensional Strategies:

Explore a spectrum of weight loss management strategies beyond medications, including lifestyle changes, behavioral interventions, and diet options. Understand the synergies between different modalities for personalized patient care.

This program offers a dynamic and contemporary approach to weight management education, empowering healthcare professionals to navigate the complexities of obesity care with confidence and expertise.


Weight Loss Introduction James LaValle, RPh, CCN, MT, DHM, DHPh
  • Metaflammation and understanding Mitochondrial interference
  • Factors in metaflammation
Insulin Resistance Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA
  • Cell signaling
  • Impact of low thyroid
  • Impact of Cortisol and stress
  • Impact of environmental burden
    • Pesticides
    • Heavy metals
    • Biotoxins
  • Key nutrients
  • Peptides GLP-1/GIP agonists
Managing Cortisol and Thyroid Hormones Gordon Grozier, DO, ABAARM
  • Working within circadian timing
  • Strategies for thyroid support
  • Key nutrients, Peptides and compounded Rx
Sex Hormones and Weight Loss Ben Gonzalez, MD
  • Testosterone
  • Estrogens Estradiol/Estriol
  • Progesterone balance
  • Key nutrients
Gut-Immune-Brain Connection James LaValle, RPh, CCN, MT, DHM, DHPh
  • Impact of the Microbiome on hunger signaling and satiety
  • Reward cascade and Hedonic Urge the dopamine connection
  • Correcting for Gut permeability
  • Key nutrients, peptides and compounded Rx
Diet: Effective Diet for Lean Mass Retention and Glucose Regulation Laura LaValle, RDN, LD
  • Impact of food sensitivities and allergies
Exercise: The Basics Cliff Edberg, RD, CPT
Health Coaching for Weight Loss Cliff Edberg, RD, CPT
Taking Care of Skin Elasticity Marisol Duque, MD
Sleep and The Reprogramming of the Master Slave Clock Marisol Duque, MD
GLP-1 Natural Alternative Amansarate and It’s Use to Ween Off of the Injectable GLP-1s Ben Gonzalez, MD
Putting It All Together: What Do You Do Monday Morning Panel
  • Utilizing oral natural GLP-1
  • Managing Reward Cascade
  • Detoxification and Gut Health Management
  • Keep weight off over long term


Clinical Weight Management Certification Program


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