Weight Management Certification

Weight Management Certification

Our Weight Management Certification, divided into 4 distinct modules, focuses on the factors and causes of weight gain, in addition to designated protocols and practices that can help manage weight. Participants will initially be instructed in individualized weight management, while subsequently focusing on comprehensive weight loss and specific weight management skills and techniques. The final section will concentrate on the more pragmatic and practical aspects of weight loss programs and the ways in which to effectively integrate health-centered components into practice.

Module XIV A - Individualized Weight Management For The Patient

FAAFM Online Module Physician - 2017

Module XIV (A) Physician

$2,250.00
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FAARFM Online Module Allied Health - 2017

Module XIV (A) Allied

$2,000.00
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Upon completion of this module, the participant will:

  • Understand the multi-factorial causes of weight gain
  • Evaluate genetic markers for particular foods that show benefits in weight loss
  • Evaluate genetic markers for exercise recommendations based on genetics
  • Know nutritional depletions that are caused by bariatric surgery
  • Learn how to replace nutrients in patients that have had bariatric surgery
  • Learn individualized therapies for weight management
  • Understand the role of inflammation in weight gain
  • Understand the importance that allergies play in weight gain
  • Recognized that hormonal imbalances can cause weight gain including: sex hormones, thyroid, insulin, and cortisol
  • Understand the value of sleep deprivation and weight management
  • Appreciate the value that detoxification plays in weight management
  • Know how to detoxify a patient
  • Comprehend the role yeast infections may play in weight gain
  • Evaluate the role of neurotransmitter function in weight gain
  • Appreciate the importance psychological dysfunction has on weight gain and weight loss
  • Learn nutrients that aid in weight loss
  • Understand the science behind why some foods are addicting
  • Know the role that stress plays in weight gain and whether a patient can successfully lose weight
  • Review healthy eating programs for weight management that are individualized to the patient's needs
  • Understand the importance of energy metabolism and production in weight management

Module XIV B - Comprehensive Weight Loss for the Integrative Physician

FAAFM Online Module Physician - 2017

Module XIV (B) - Physician

$2,250.00
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FAARFM Online Module Allied Health - 2017

Module XIV (B) Allied

$2,000.00
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Upon completion of this module, the participant will:

  • Recognize and understand the prevalence of Adult Obesity and the risk factors involved
  • Understand the bio-chemistry of how the body breaks down proteins, fats and carbohydrates
  • Have knowledge of the various nutritional plans to help your patients lose weight including Very Low Calorie Deficit (VLCD) and LCD programs. When to use which approach and why
  • Review of use of Ketosis to achieve successful weight loss along with the risks and benefits of programs such as HCG diets
  • Be precise in which specialty testing to recommend for digestive issues/analysis and how to apply the appropriate therapies for weight loss success
  • Comprehend the unique relationship between Adrenal Dysfunction /stress with Hormonal Imbalance and weight gain plus weight loss plateaus
  • Understand the relationship between male weight gain and testosterone deficiency, testing and treating
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of hypothyroidism in relationship to weight gain with the appropriate compounded thyroid medications
  • Understand inflammation barriers to weight loss and treatment utilizing food allergy testing, elimination and rotational diets
  • Know the mechanisms of Hunger and Satiety and their biochemical signals
  • Understand eating disorders such as Binge Eating and Night Eating Disorder and how to treat these patients
  • Comprehend the effects of sleep disorders and weight gain, plus which testing can be utilized depending upon specific issues
  • Utilize nutritional testing to provide for deficiency replacement
  • Utilize metabolic analysis both during the active weight loss phase and for maintenance
  • Apply the energy psychology for both weight loss and maintenance with the application of sports and fitness
  • Advise patients on testing such as Body Composition Analysis, Resting Energy Expenditure and VO2 Max Analysis to differentiate your practice from generic weight loss clinics
  • Utilize various specialties such as acupuncture and cognitive hypnotherapy plus motivational behavior therapy for weight loss and weight maintenance
  • Understand how to approach and reduce lapses and relapses which lead to regaining weight
  • Review metabolic blockages and the ability to clear metabolic burning in the body

Module XIV C - Weight Management

FAAFM Online Module Physician - 2017

Module XIV (C) - Physician

$2,250.00
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FAARFM Online Module Allied Health - 2017

Module XIV (C) Allied

$2,000.00
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This module explores the body’s immediate and cumulative responses to exercise intervention programs. The skeletal muscular changes that take place in obese and diabetic patients are presented, in addition to the maintenance of gastrointestinal health (via the 4R program, probiotics, etc.) and its role in energy and weight changes.

Upon completion of this module, the participant will:

  • Understand how Physique Optimization can add revenue to your medical practice
  • Recognize different types of eating plans utilized in bodybuilding and fitness professionals
  • Review a number of objective measurements including the importance of body composition in tracking
  • Discuss how to alternate caloric load and macronutrient shift according to goals and results
  • Review the importance of a pre and post workout meal
  • Discuss some basics of exercise prescription for those looking to optimize their physique
  • Understand advanced bio-marker testing for cardiovascular risk stratification and individualized treatment
  • Understand how diet and lack of exercise induces inflammation
  • Recognize the role of inflammation in heart disease and weight loss
  • Improve patient outcomes in both cardiovascular disease and weight loss by following bio-markers
  • List the factors that make up the metabolic syndrome and how it relates to weight gain, weight loss, heart disease, strokes, and diabetes
  • Name the factors that are implicated in causing the metabolic syndrome and why there is disagreement with experts on the definition, cause, and treatment
  • Describe the diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome including labs, history, and physical examination
  • Illustrate how the liver is involved with the pathogenesis of disease and how weight gain, particularly around the organs, is a toxic response to liver stress
  • Describe lifestyle and behavioral interventions, medications, and other interventions for the prevention, treatment and cure of the metabolic syndrome
  • Using the skills acquired as a functional medicine provider to assess and evaluate the bariatric surgery patient
  • Learning the difference between treating gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve patients and realizing that these patient have similar and different needs
  • Addressing nutritional, hormonal, deficiency in a patient population that is volume and calorie restricted
  • Formulating diet, exercise, vitamin, plans, from immediately after surgery to many years post-surgery while also realizing that the patient needs constant education and emotional support to attempt to achieve a healthy lifestyle
  • Recognizing and treating dumping syndrome
  • How to help a bariatric surgery patient who has regained weight
  • The functions of insulin
  • The functions of the counter--‐regulatory hormones
  • The relationship between insulin and the counter--‐regulatory hormones
  • Learn the difference between insulin sensitive and insulin resistance
  • Learn how to diagnose the early stages of insulin resistance
  • Understand what the process of healing insulin resistance looks like , i.e., why the patient gains fat weight as they become more insulin sensitive
  • Understand the mechanism of weight gain
  • Understand why less calories and/or more exercise works in the short term but not necessarily in the long term
  • Learn how the counter--‐regulatory hormones plateau weight loss
  • Understand the pathophysiology of Type II DM
  • The common drug therapies and new modalities
  • Learn the physiology/endocrinology by which diet and lifestyle modifications improve insulin sensitivity
  • Learn the stages of change model: To have a working knowledge of the stages of change model and learn to work with people in each stage of change
  • Be Able to use Provider Tools: To be able to use a simple tool to facilitate change in your office visits
  • Learn 3 options to approaching patients who need to make changes: To have 3 stylistic approaches to change depending on how much time you have
  • Apply what you learn to your own life: To be able to make your own life changes easier
  • To define how satiety signaling is affected by Energy Balance, Adipose Biology and Metabolic Efficiency, and ways to know which area may be affecting a patient's outcome
  • To define lifestyle intervention as a synergy of signals which work to trigger intracellular activities- ultimately driving changes in physiology and weight
  • To outline key clinical studies that can form the basis of a rational lifestyle intervention approach for weight management in an aging population of patients
  • To understand the role of macronutrients, micronutrients and phytonutrients in weight loss
  • To understand the role of nutrient quality, quantity and ratios in weight loss research
  • To understand how different foods and actives assist in weight loss mechanisms
  • To understand the importance of the meal size, snacking, frequency of eating, and time of day in contributing to body weight
  • To understand how emotional eating and stress eating can result in dysfunctional changes in eating behavior
  • To understand the importance of mindfulness and relaxation in establishing good eating behavior

Module XIV D - Brain Directed Weight Loss

FMNM Online Module Physician - Las Vegas 2017 March

Module XIV-D Fellowship Physician

$2,250.00
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FMNM Online Module Allied - Las Vegas 2017 March

Module XIV-D Fellowship Allied

$2,000.00
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The goal of “Getting Healthy Together” is to teach clinicians how to consult with organizations on placing weight loss and health programs into groups of people, including houses of worship, schools, businesses, and communities.

Upon completion of this module, the participant will:

  • Learn the main components of losing weight and getting better together
  • Understand the 8 circles of health/healing
  • Know ways to boost group motivation
  • Learn specific important health numbers to measure
  • Know specific steps in helping people lose weight and change
  • Comprehend specific steps to enhance decision making skills
  • Understand the impact of ADD, anxiety, depression and addiction on group function
  • Learn specific behaviors to avoid for health
  • Review specific weight loss and health actions to take
  • Learn four questions for optimal mental health
  • Know how to implement the program’s principles during travel
  • Learn four ways to influence loved ones, community and world to lose weight and get healthy