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The Functional
Nutrition Library

A membership site for functional dietitians and Certified LEAP Therapists.

The Ultimate Functional Nutrition Resource

End the overwhelm and feel confident seeing clients with access to The Functional Nutrition Library.

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Cheat Sheets

75+ cheat-sheets with functional nutrition recommendations for various conditions.

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CLT Resources

Notes on all 170 MRT-tested foods and chemicals that you can easily share with clients.

LEAP-Friendly Foods

Database of 700+ LEAP-friendly foods with ingredients & links listed right on the site!

Nutrition Labs

How to interpret labs like micronutrient or food sensitivity testing.

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Nutrients

How to address nutrient deficiencies, including supplement brands and dosages.

Special Diets

Comprehensive guides for helping clients on special diets like keto, GF, or low histamine.

Plus 6 mini e-courses

Micronutrient Testing 101

In this course you’ll learn:

  • Why you should seriously consider adding micronutrient testing to your practice.
  • The types of patients/clients that could benefit the most from this testing.
  • The differences in methodology between serum/plasma testing, Spectracell, & NutraEval
  • The science/rationale behind each method.
  • How to tell which test (or tests) are the best fit for you.
  • How to get signed up as a provider for Spectracell and/or NutraEval.
  • The price differences between testing options (both private-pay and through insurance).
  • Key differences in the information provided by each test.
  • Step by step details of exactly how to order the test for your clients.
  • Recommended resources for interpreting the results & recommending diet/lifestyle changes or supplements.
  • Tips for preventing information overload.

Plus the following bonuses:

  • A copy of my email template used to describe the blood draw procedure to clients.

The main goal of this quickstart e-course is to give you the information you need to get started with testing TODAY, and point you in the right direction for resources on interpreting the results for each patient.

Recommending and Selling Supplements Online

In this course you’ll learn:

  • Why ALL dietitians should have supplements on their radar.
  • Exactly which types of products are considered dietary supplements.
  • Where recommending supplements fits into the RDs scope of practice.
  • Ethical considerations when selling supplements.
  • The exact type of documentation you should keep when recommending supplements to clients.
  • Tax and legal considerations.
  • Exactly how to set up an account with Fullscript to sell online.
  • A walk through of Fullscript’s best features.
  • Why selling online is the easiest, fastest, and most logical way to recommend and sell supplements..

The main goal of this quickstart e-course is to give you the information you need to get started selling supplements online TODAY.

Understanding Adverse Food Reactions

In this course you’ll learn:

  • The 3 main types of adverse food reactions.
  • How they differ in symptoms and physiology.
  • How to test for allergies.
  • The critical role dietitians can play in allergy management.
  • Why understanding food sensitivities is a huge advantage for dietitians in private practice.
  • A summary of the various food sensitivity tests, and which one is the best choice.
  • How to order food sensitivity testing for your clients.
  • How dietitians can help clients manage food sensitivities and feel dramatically better in just 2 weeks.
  • How an intolerance differs from allergies and sensitivities.
  • How to test for food intolerances.
  • How dietitians can help people manage their intolerances.
  • A summary of less frequent types of adverse food reactions.
  • What to watch for in case someone has one of these types.
  • An overall game plan for your clients when you suspect adverse food reactions of some kind.

The main goal of this quickstart e-course is to give you the information you need to feel confident advising clients on adverse food reactions, and give them a clear path to feeling better.

Inside Look: Life as a Certified LEAP Therapist

In this course you’ll learn:

  • Exactly what a CLT is, and what LEAP & MRT mean.
  • An inside look at how long I took to do the CLT training, and what to expect.
  • What types of clients I use MRT/LEAP for the most.
  • How I use my website and Healthprofs.com to land clients.
  • How to coordinate everything virtually, so you can work with clients remotely.
  • Exactly what I include in my food sensitivity package, and how I space my appointments.
  • An overview of the tech I use to hold virtual sessions and email securely (for free).
  • My favorite resources to troubleshoot difficult clients.
  • A better understanding of why CDR stopped giving CEUs for the CLT training, and the controversy surrounding it.

You’ll also get:

  • A transcript of exactly what I say to clients during my 15-minute free discovery call.
  • Copies of the email templates I use after a discovery call to get the ball rolling.
  • A downloadable template for collecting killer testimonials.

The main goal of this quickstart e-course is to give you the information you need to feel confident using MRT/LEAP in your practice and in a virtual setting.

Which EHR Is Right for Me?

In this e-course you’ll learn:

  • The 7 most popular nutrition-specific EHRs.
  • The other popular non-nutrition-specific platforms.
  • A FULL comparison of Healthie, Kalix, Practice Better, and NutriAdmin.
  • We will examine differences in:
    • Price
    • Free trials
    • Telehealth options
    • Mobile apps
    • Scheduling
    • Secure messaging
    • E-faxing
    • Charting
    • Billing
    • Client portals
    • Referral programs
    • Extras

Plus the following bonuses:

  • A downloadable table that compares ALL the above features for Healthie, Kalix, Practice Better, and NutriAdmin.
  • Access to an additional Excel spreadsheet with notes on the non-nutrition-specific platforms.
  • Links to all of the documentation sections and YouTube channels for these platforms.
  • Affiliate links for all the platforms so you can save some money & I can earn credits or compensation as well! (No pressure to use them, but they’re there if you want them) 

This course is NOT:

  • An interactive guide to the EHRs with video (just audio & pictures).
  • Affiliated in any way with any of these platforms (aside from the affiliate links). I have no personal relationships with any of them.

The main goal of this quickstart e-course is to give you the information you need to get started with the right EHR for you ASAP.

Review of the Best Functional Nutrition Trainings and Resources

In this mini e-course we’ll review:

  • 7 different ways you can learn about functional nutrition.
  • The main similarities and differences between the online certification options (so you can pick the best one for you).
  • We will examine differences in:
    • Pricing
    • Format
    • Length
    • Content
    • Certification/Credentialing
    • Extras
  • You’ll also learn about the 2 most popular 100% ONLINE masters degree programs in functional nutrition.
  • Low-cost membership sites that offer functional nutrition education & resources.
  • The most popular annual conferences to attend (or view recordings of).
  • My favorite places to find free online webinars.
  • Lots and lots of books and podcasts to enjoy in your free time!

The main goal of this mini e-course is to help you find the best functional nutrition resources for YOU.

What we offer

1. Peace of mind. Never feel caught off guard with a client’s question again.

2. Instant answers. Search this library any time from your phone, tablet, or computer.

3. Quality information. Notes are updated weekly with new information and references.

4. Info for clients. Easily print these notes to share with clients.

5. Affordable learning. Teach yourself about functional nutrition, without a pricey course.

Who Is the FNL For?

 

  • Dietitians who are interested in learning about functional nutrition, but can’t yet afford an expensive course.

 

  • Busy RDs who want evidence-based resources that will save them time with clients.

 

  • Practitioners who dig deeper for the root causes of symptoms, rather than provide bandaid solutions.

 

  • Those looking to keep up with with current research, without taking notes themselves.

 

  • Certified LEAP Therapists who want to expand their knowledge and help their clients beyond LEAP.

What Our Members Say

“The Functional Nutrition Library is a life saver! So much time has been saved and I know I can trust that the information is accurate!”

- Emily

“I used the e-courses to make a huge decision about which EMR to use for my private practice. I can’t recommend it enough!”

- Marita

“The FNL is a great resource to check on any topic, disease, or supplement, with references from many sources!”

- Dianne

“I am so glad I purchased the annual membership and plan to renew it every year.”

- Sarah

“I always find something interesting that I haven’t found before. It’s a good refresher for things I’m studying in functional medicine.”

- Rebekka

“One of my favorite parts is the brand-name list of LEAP-friendly foods. I use it so much with my LEAP clients!”

- Kathleen

“The FNL gives me confidence as a new dietitian. It’s a well-organized and detailed resource for research-based information!”

- Eling

“I’ve been amazed with the amount of research done to cover each topic.”

- Sarah

How It Works

1. Choose your plan. Pay monthly or annually, whichever you prefer. Get 2 months free with annual membership.

2. Sign up. Become a member by signing up at the bottom of this page.

3. Create your account. You will be prompted to set up a username and password as part of the sign-up process.

4. Receive email confirmation. Once you are a member, you’ll receive an email with log in instructions.

5. Enjoy the library! Log in and enjoy the library notes and e-courses. Unlimited access as long as you’re a member.

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Check Out These Sample Notes:

Acne Sample

What is acne? There are two main types of acne: 1) Acne vulgaris (superficial acne) - the most common type, characterized by blackheads and whiteheads. 2) Acne conglobata (cystic acne) - a more severe type, characterized by severe cysts and scarring. Acne tends to...

Benzoic Acid Sample

What is benzoic acid? Benzoic acid is a chemical that occurs naturally in many foods, and may also be added synthetically to foods, where it functions as a preservative (antibacterial and antifungal) (1, 2). It is most commonly used in acidic foods since it has...

Biotin Sample

What does biotin do in the body? Biotin is a water-soluble nutrient, included in the B-vitamin family. It is sometimes called vitamin B7 or vitamin H. We cannot make biotin, so we must get it from our diets, or from the bacteria that can synthesize it in our guts....

Cranberry Pills Sample

What are cranberry pills? Cranberry pills are supplements made from dried, powdered cranberries. They sometimes contain other ingredients, like vitamin C, probiotics, or D-mannose to help combat urinary tract infections. What are cranberry pills used for? They are...

Elemental Diet Sample

What is an elemental diet? A temporary diet (usually for ~4 weeks), during which no food is consumed, and only pre-digested nutrients are consumed in the form of a beverage. The mixture can be purchased as an elemental powder or made at home using special ingredients....

Functional Nutrition 5-Rs Sample

Many functional dietitians follow the 5-R’s when working with clients: Remove: Remove any foods from the diet that you are allergic or sensitive to, as well as any pathogens in the digestive tract. Replace: Replace anything you are deficient in, such as vitamins,...

Rice Sample

Rice Allergy: It is possible to be allergic to rice (1). Rice could be considered hypoallergenic since rice allergy is pretty rare, but it is not non-allergenic. LEAP-Friendly Rice Products Puffed Rice Cereal Arrowhead Mills Puffed Rice Cereal Puffed rice Barbara's...

Vanilmandelate Sample

What is vanilmandelate (VMA)? Vanilmandelate is a metabolite of epinephrine and norepinephrine (also known as adrenaline and noradrenaline). It is excreted in the urine and can be used as an indirect measure of epinephrine/norepinephrine levels. It can also indicate:...

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