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Your patients are sick and tired of hearing “move more and eat less” or that “it’s all just calories in vs. calories out.” It’s no secret that many people have significant issues with nutrition. Fasting. Fad diets. Magic pills. They’ve tried it all, and nothing worked.

Worst of all? Numerous chronic diseases can be reversed with proper nutrition. Your patients need education and empowerment to take an active role in the restoration of their health.

They’re coming to you with questions because they need someone they can trust to provide sound guidance for nutrition.

This is why we’ve brought together two leading experts to provide a nutritional framework that you can easily implement into your practice: a clear path forward for lasting behavior change with your patients, backed by the authority of a certification.

You'll discover simple and affordable, evidence-based holistic approaches that can help your patients achieve optimal health while preventing and addressing common health problems. Become the go-to resource for nutrition as a Certified Functional Nutrition Informed Professional (CFNIP) and help your patients to heal faster and feel better.

Plus, this course meets the educational requirements to become a Certified Functional Nutrition Informed Professional (CFNIP) at no additional cost to you!

Food is medicine! Don’t wait – register now!

Food as Medicine Certification:
Clinical Applications for Healthcare Professionals

Valued at $859.95, yours for only $399.99!
Plus, earn up to 17.75 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
More than just the physiology of nutrition… learn how to apply
these concepts in your clinical practice!

Principles to Maximize Your Patient’s Nutrition
  • Macros and micros
    • What’s the skinny on fats?
    • To carb or not to carb?
  • Causes of oxidative stress & inflammation
  • Organics - when & why

Metabolism and Weight
  • Physical activity recommendations
  • BMI is outdated…or is it?
  • Implications for appetite: ghrelin and leptin
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Pregnancy/breastfeeding
  • Cancer patients
  • Athletes

Diet Wars – There is no “one size fits all” in nutrition!
  • Mediterranean – the gold standard
  • Keto
  • Intermittent fasting & time restricted eating
  • Low carb
  • High Protein
  • Vegan + different types of vegetarian diets
  • Elimination diets
  • And more!

When Hormones Come into the Picture
  • Cortisol
  • Insulin
  • Thyroid
  • Estrogen and progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • Perimenopause, menopause & andropause
  • When to refer for testing
Gut Check: Impacts on Overall Gut Health
  • Digestion and absorption
  • Intestinal barrier – its function and what happens when it becomes leaky
  • Microbiome – the power of bacteria
  • How the gut impacts hormones, skin, immunity, and mood
  • 5R protocol – how to heal the gut

Strategies for Working with Special Populations
  • Diabetes & insulin resistance
  • Hypertension
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Insomnia & Fatigue
  • Autoimmunity
  • Osteoarthritis

Optimize Sleep, Stress Management and Circadian Rhythms
  • Patient Assessment
  • Sleep hygiene, habits & quality
  • Stress levels and intentional practice
  • Current alignment to circadian rhythms
  • Lifestyle programs & mindfulness training
  • Customized & systemized approach for circadian alignment

Cindi Lockhart

Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP, is board-certified as an integrative and functional nutrition practitioner with over 27 years in professional practice. She has trained nutrition, fitness, and medical practitioners throughout most of her career, yet maintains a personal practice with clients/patients as she believes that the only way she can effectively educate and inspire other practitioners is through her own practical experience with clients. In addition to educating on how Food is Medicine, Cindi also specializes in coaching clients and practitioners on the importance of managing stress, optimizing sleep, proper exercise and movement, and reducing exposure to environmental toxins. Cindi has extensive expertise in women’s health issues including hormonal imbalances, infertility, thyroid dysfunction, autoimmunity and gut health.

Click here for information about Cindi Lockhart.
Vanessa Ruiz

Vanessa Ruiz, ND, RN-BSN, is a naturopathic physician and registered nurse. After experiencing health issues stemming from a burnout as a nurse, she began studying integrative ways to help herself heal. Her interest in integrative health led her to becoming a naturopathic physician with a focus on mental health, trauma and complex PTSD. She earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at Southwest College in Tempe, Arizona.

She has been featured in the "A Created Life: A Journey to Empowerment" documentary and "Shoutout Arizona" for her ground-breaking work in mental health. She is a public speaker on the topic of functional medicine and mental health, teaching behavioral health professionals nationally and internationally. In addition to her clinical practice, she is the founder of Nurses for Natural health, an organization dedicated to empowering and educating Nurses about natural health and burnout recovery.

Click here for information about Vanessa Ruiz.
Food as Medicine:
Clinical Applications for Healthcare Professionals

Valued at $859.95, yours for only $399.99!
Nutrition is a critical component of the healing process for every patient you treat. Not only will you learn the most current science and evidence-based tools, but also simple lifestyle hacks that lead to lasting behavior change!

It’s filled with actionable techniques that you can use immediately! Practical solutions for all the common questions that your patients are already asking:
  • “Do you recommend [intermittent fasting, keto, paleo, high protein] diets?”
  • “But what about the [artificial sweeteners, gluten, carbs, fat]?!”
  • “My friend lost 20 pounds on these shakes…what do you think about them?”

This course was designed by leading experts in the field with YOU in mind! Strategies that are appropriate for healthcare professionals who are looking to holistically maximize their patient outcomes. Discover the 3 “must haves” for clinicians in a rush to optimize your limited time with patients.

Get a first-class nutrition education – at your own pace, from the comfort of your home or office – without spending thousands of dollars to go back to school. This course is also backed by our satisfaction guarantee. If this education doesn’t knock your socks off, we’ll refund 100% of what you paid. What are you waiting for? Register today!

Watch your email for your order confirmation and get instant access to all course materials.
You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever — to view at your own pace. Plus, use the PESI Mobile app to access the course content on your phone or tablet.
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 17.75 CE hours. Click here for CE credit details and credit details specific to your profession.
Become a Certified Functional Nutrition Informed Professional (CFNIP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you've invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of nutrition. Professional standards apply. For full details, visit:

We partner with Evergreen Certifications to include certification with some of our products. When you purchase such a product, we may disclose your information to Evergreen Certifications for purposes of providing services directly to you or to contact you regarding relevant offers.

YES! Certification is one of the best things you can do for yourself, your practice, and your clients. Certification shows that you've met established guidelines of training and expertise. Plus, being certified signals to potential clients and employers your specialty area, helping you to see the clients you want. Don't just take our word for it, listen to what your colleagues have to say:
"My Evergreen certification has helped boost my credibility and subsequently, my practice!" — Gwendolyn B.
"Certification has really boosted my clientele. Now, I have a full practice with an extensive waiting list because of it." — Jack H.

Proven methods that get results.

The world tends to make nutrition seem overly complicated, but it doesn’t have to be! You'll end this comprehensive training course fully prepared with the latest scientific insight about how nutrition can be used to improve your clinical outcomes.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Register for this intensive training course without risk. If you're not completely satisfied, give us a call at 800-844-8260.

We’re that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.
Food as Medicine Certification:
Clinical Applications for Healthcare Professionals

Valued at $859.95, yours for only $399.99!
Plus, earn up to 17.75 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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