Functional Nutrition Training

A cutting-edge nutrition deep dive taught by the world's foremost health & wellness experts

A cutting-edge nutrition deep dive taught by the world's foremost health & wellness experts

30+ hours of online lessons

660+ pages of in-depth study guides

Taught by 20 of the worlds top doctors & experts

30+ hours of online lessons

660+ pages of in-depth study guides

Taught by 20 of the worlds top doctors & experts

Become a mindbodygreen functional nutrition expert

Fulfills continuing education credits for:


A comprehensive nutrition curriculum grounded in a holistic approach to wellbeing, with a focus on addressing the root cause of a condition

20 of the world’s top doctors & wellness professionals that you won’t find together in one program anywhere else in the world

Cutting-edge lessons packed with leading-edge thinking that are updated regularly to reflect the latest research in the field

Lifetime program access so you can learn at your own pace and on your own time

June 20, 2024

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Curriculum Overview

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Module 1
  • Introduction
  • How to Get the Most Out of this Training
Module 2
Taught by: Kelly LeVeque
Nutrition is the Foundation to Great Health
  • Introduction
  • Food As Medicine
Module 3
Taught by: Kelly LeVeque
How to Stock a Healthy Kitchen
  • Introduction
  • Buy Local, Organic & In-Season
  • Proteins & Dairy
  • Fats, Grains, & Sugars
Module 4
Taught by: Kelly LeVeque
Sustainability: Better Food Choices for a Better World
  • All About Sustainability
  • Our Food Choices Matter
  • Farming & Sustainabile Agriculture System
  • Aquaculture, GMOs, Methane, & Carbon Footprints
Module 5
Taught by: Kelly LeVeque
Popular Diets: Paleo, Keto, Mediterranean & More
  • Mediterranean
  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten-Free
  • Dairy-Free, Ketogenic & More!
Module 6
Taught by: Kelly LeVeque
Food Intolerances & The Elimination Diet
  • Introduction
  • Food Intolerances
  • The Elimination Diet
Module 7
Taught by: Kelly LeVeque
The General Healing Diet
  • Resolving Natural Deficiencies
  • Balancing Blood Sugar
  • Eliminating Toxins from Your Diet
Module 8
Taught by: Vincent Pedre, M.D.
Inflammation: Taming & Repairing the Body's Defense System
  • Leading Diseases caused by Inflammation
  • Causes of Chronic Inflammation
  • Inflammation & Food
Module 9
Taught by: Vincent Pedre, M.D.
Gut Health: Get to the Root of Your Digestive Issues
  • 5 Key Roles of the Gut
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • How the Gut Affects Your Health
  • How Food Affects Your Gut
Module 10
Taught by: Taz Bhatia, M.D.
Thyroid Health: Disorders, Treatments & Recovery
  • Thyroid Health & Disorders
  • Trends in Thyroid Treatments
  • Thyroid Recovery
  • Kitchen Cures for Your Thyroid
Module 11
Taught by: Mark Hyman, M.D.
Brain Health: Disorders & Health Fundamentals
  • Brain Health Fundamentals
  • The Brain & Nutrition
  • The Brain & Hormones
  • The Brain & Digestion
Module 12
Taught by: Robert Roundtree, M.D.
Endocannabinoid System & the Science Behind Hemp
  • The Endocannabinoid System
  • CBD & THC: Myths, Misconception & Health Benefits
  • The Different Types of Cannabinoids
Module 13
Taught by: Amy Shah, M.D.
Hormone Health: Detecting Imbalances & Resolving Them
  • Introduction to Hormones
  • Hormones and the gut, brain, and hunger
  • Hormones & food
Module 14
Taught by: Taz Bhatia, M.D.
Anti-aging: Reducing Inflammation & Enhancing Vitality
  • Introduction to Anti-Aging
  • Aging and nutrition, digestive health, hormones, and lifestyle
  • Anti-aging recipes
Module 15
Taught by: Joel Kahn, M.D.
Heart Health
  • Protecting a Vital Organ to Increase Wellness & Longevity
  • Heart-healthy foods
  • Heart-unhealthy foods
Module 16
Taught by: Mark Hyman, M.D.
Autoimmune Health
  • Eating to Support Your Immune System
  • Autoimmune health and the gut, nervous system, and digestive system
  • Managine autoimmune disease through diet
Module 17
Taught by: Will Cole, D.C. IFMCP
A Deeper Dive into Autoimmune Disease
  • The Autoimmune Inflamation Spectrum
  • Advanced healing tools for autoimmune disease
Module 18
Taught by: Joel Kahn, M.D.
  • Consuming Plants to Reduce Inflammation & Disease
  • Veganism for heart disease, diabetes, longevity and weight loss
  • Ethics of veganism
Module 19
Taught by: Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D. RDN
Supplements: What Do You Need?
  • How to pick supplements and read a supplements facts panel
  • Science backed ingredients
  • Supplements for digestive health, hair, nails, brain, sleep, metabolism, muscles, joins, bones, vision, immunity, detox, liver support, longevity & more
Module 20
Taught by: Steven Gundry, M.D.
The Plant Paradox
  • What are lectins and why should you care?
  • Lectins and gluten
  • Lectins, gut health and immunity
Module 21
Taught by: Frank Lipman, M.D.
  • Properly Eliminate Toxins
  • Introduction to detoxing
  • Optimizing Our Natural Detox Systems
Module 22
Taught by: Frank Lipman, M.D.
Disease Prevention
  • Avoiding Illness with Better Nutrition
  • The Functional Medicine Tree
  • Nutrigenomics
Module 23
Taught by: Multiple Instructors
Voices of Experience
  • Cyrus Khambatta & Robby Barbaro (Reversing Chronic Disease States / Diabetes)
  • Lisa Mosconi (Brain Health)
  • The Foundation of Functional Medicine
Module 24
Taught by: Steven Gundry, M.D.
The Secrets of Longevity
  • How to Ensure the Best Possible Quality of Life at an Old Age
  • Busting Longevity Myths
  • The Lifespan Life Plan
Module 25
Taught by: Uma Naidoo, M.D.
The Surprising Foods
  • Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and ADHD
  • The Gut-Brain Connection
  • What's Often Missing from the Equation
Module 26
Taught by: Maya Feller MS, RD, CDN
Implicit Bias in Wellness
  • All About Implicit Bias
  • Nutrition Through a Patient-Centered Lens
  • Working With Your Whole Client
Module 27
Taught by: Robin Berzin, M.D.
Client Case Studies
  • Applying a 7-Point Functional Medicine Approach to Clients
  • Diabetes, autoimmune disease, SIBO, infertility, insomnia
  • Nutrition Through a Patient-Centered Lens
Module 28
Taught by: Serena Poon CN, CHC, CHN
Build the Wellness Business of Your Dreams
  • Building a Nutrition/Coaching Business
  • Adding Your Secret Ingredients
  • Mindset of a Manifestor
Module 29
Taught by: JJ Virgin
Being a Wellness Entrepeneur
  • Entrepreneurship in Health & Wellness
  • The Five Steps to Growing Your Wellness Business with JJ Virgin
Module 30
Taught by: Dr. Michael Breus
The Role of Sleep
  • Achieving Optimal Health with Sleep
  • Sleep & Age-Related Diseases
  • Optimal Sleep Cycles & Routines

Graduate Testimonials

Here's what our former students are saying
"From the roots of functional medicine to modern day science. This course has it all.  A great experience regardless of where you are in your health journey.”



”Life changing knowledge! A complete game changer."



"This course is amazing on so many levels, content, instructors, etc."



This program is
for you if:

You’re new to health and wellness while navigating through an overwhelming amount of conflicting information.

You’re dealing with health challenges like digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, fatigue, or chronic conditions and need practical solutions.

You’re passionate about nutrition and want to complete a credible program without returning to college.

You’re a health coach looking to deepen your understanding of functional nutrition to better help your clients.

You’re a fitness instructor in need of continuing education credits with NASM or AFAA.

You’re a medical doctor lacking training in functional nutrition and eager to integrate it into your practice.

Our Instructors

20 of the world’s top doctors & wellness professionals that you won’t find together in one program anywhere else in the world

After you complete this program

As a mindbodygreen Functional Nutrition Expert,
you'll be able to:

Understand how the food you eat is connected to your health and any conditions you are experiencing.

Manage chronic illnesses, autoimmune conditions, digestive issues, hormone imbalances, inflammation, and more using the 'root cause' approach to their clients.

Wellness practitioners, including health coaches, fitness trainers, yoga instructors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical therapists, and others, can offer more comprehensive support to their clients.

Medical doctors, nurses, and registered dietitians can offer more holistic care.

Chefs can create nutritious dishes and improve dining experiences.

Feel confident sharing what you've learned with others, as you will gain practical ways to use food as medicine from leading doctors and experts.

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Enrollment Deadline

April 7

Classes Start

April 18

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30+ hours of online lessons

A comprehensive nutrition curriculum grounded in a holistic approach to wellbeing, with a focus on addressing the root cause of a condition

660+ pages of in-depth study guides

Cutting-edge lessons packed with leading-edge thinking that are updated regularly to reflect the latest research in the field

Taught by 20 of the worlds top doctors & experts

Lifetime program access so you can learn at your own pace and on your own time

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Frequently Asked Questions

What will I learn in mbg’s Functional Nutrition Training program?
Students in this course will gain an in-depth understanding of functional nutrition, a nutritional philosophy that looks at the body as a whole and focuses on the root causes of a condition rather than an isolated set of symptoms.

Functional nutrition is grounded in the premise that food can truly help heal the body and that what we eat plays a major role in addressing chronic disease, inflammation, autoimmune conditions and other mind & body imbalances.

As such, the Functional Nutrition Training includes a deep dive into key body systems to build understanding of how each appears when in and out of balance, and how to help restore optimal functioning - from heart health, brain health, gut health, thyroid health, hormone health and more.
Are there any prerequisites to enroll in mbg’s Functional Nutrition Training program?
No - There is no prerequisite to enroll in our Functional Nutrition Training.
Who is mbg’s Functional Nutrition Training program for?
This training is for anyone who wants to gain an in-depth functional nutrition education, including understanding the role food plays in overall health and the choices that can be made to address chronic conditions through food and lifestyle.
What can I do with my mbg Functional Nutrition Training certificate?
The functional nutrition expertise provided by this course has allowed our graduates to apply their knowledge towards a variety of disciplines at the intersection of food / nutrition and wellbeing.

This has included amplifying everything from culinary to fitness, healthcare - and even coaching - pursuits!
What sets mbg’s Functional Nutrition Training apart from other functional nutrition courses?
Our self-paced program features a collection of top Functional Medicine doctors and wellness experts that are not found together in any other nutrition course.

The diversity of our expert faculty, and our supporting program curriculum, is also strategically designed to equip graduates to work across a diversity of contexts & conditions. This well-rounded perspective, versus a single approach or philosophy, is a differentiator for mindbodygreen.

In addition, a live guest speaker event is hosted every quarter, featuring our top faculty and other best-in-class wellness experts.

The best part? You’ll have access to all of the above - and more - for life! If you’d like to learn more about what makes our Functional Nutrition Training stand apart, we invite you to chat with a Program Advisor.
How long does it typically take to complete mbg’s Functional Nutrition Training?
Students typically complete our self-paced Functional Nutrition Training in 8 to 10 weeks and then take an additional week or more to prepare for their final assessment exam.
Are there any technology requirements to participate in the program?
This course takes place online - through streamed video, downloaded materials & live events - so you must have access to a computer or mobile device with a quality internet connection.
Do you offer payment plans?
We offer a range of payment plans through Affirm.

You can select an Affirm plan upon enrollment, or you can learn more about the options available by speaking with a Program Advisor.
How do mbg’s Health Coach Certification and Functional Nutrition Training differ?
The Functional Nutrition Training provides in-depth insight on functional nutrition. It’s a fantastic compliment to the Health Coach Certification, and as an advanced training to build upon nearly any health & wellness discipline.

Our Health Coach Certification provides students with the foundation of effective health coaching, including various methods of listening, inquiry, reflection, goal setting, mindset shifts and habit creation. While basic nutrition is covered within our Health Coach Certification, students seeking a more in-depth nutrition training would benefit from the Functional Nutrition Training program.
What is your refund policy?
Refund requests up to 14-days after purchase will receive a full refund. No refunds will be granted after that.
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