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In 2017 despite having a Master's in Nutrition when I struggled with my own personal health issues, learning the nuances of Functional Medicine transformed my health- from losing 30 kgs to reversing an autoimmune condition, I healed myself. I moved from Canada to introduce Functional Nutrition for the first time in India through iThrive - Healing & Beyond 2019.
My vision is to create healthier, happier, disease-free communities across the world every single day.
With my expertise in Functional Nutrition, my ability to build strong teams and beautiful cultures, and my passion for scientific research and evidence-based work, iThrive has raised two rounds of funding so far.
I now not only help people solve their physical health issues but also complex mental, emotional, and spiritual health issues with an 'invite-only' program called Embracing The Human Experience. In the Academy, I take the module on Mind-Body Medicine.
Functional Nutrition is a holistic wellness approach that takes into account all the essential aspects of an individual such as the daily habits, important health metrics, current lifestyle, environment they are living in and concluding on root causes before giving any nutritional guidance.
- Human Physiology
- Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base balance
- Introduction to blood
- Why do blood tests matter?
- Interpreting different blood panels: CBC, Blood Glucose, Lipid profile, LFTs, RFTs, Markers of oxidative stress, Enzymes, Waste, pH and Bicarbonate
- Introduction to biochemistry
- Carbohydrate metabolism:
Meaning, types & sources, Contribution to energy production, Measuring, Checking status, Clinical outcomes & Corrective actions to be taken
- Protein metabolism
- Fat metabolism
- Micronutrient metabolism and Electron transport chain (ETC)
- When biochemistry goes haywire focusing genetic mutations and lifestyle drivers
-Functions of Nutrients
-Deficiencies of Nutrients
-Toxicities of Nutrients
-Supplements for different conditions
-Introduction to Human Microbiome
-Impacts of gut microbiota on overall health
-Tools for healing the gut
-Testing of gut microbiota-Virome
- Dietary guidelines and Functional Nutrition in different conditions: Paediatric diseases, Neurological problems, Bone and joint problems, Endocrine problems, Liver problems, Respiratory problems, Renal problems, Cardiovascular problems, Cancer, Autoimmune problems, Digestive problems
- Food Politics
-Paediatric diseases, Neurological problems, Bone and joint problems, Endorinal problems, Liver problems, Respiratory problems, Renal problems, Cardiovascular problems, Cancer, Autoimmune problems, Digestive problems
-Physiology of Stress
-Making sense of physical stress
-Deep diving into mental stress
-Strategies for stress
-Introduction to Toxins
-Impacts of toxins on overall health
-Introduction to the pillars of detoxification
-How toxic are we?
-Mobilization of toxins from the body
-The different phases of detoxification
-Routes of elimination
-Ways in which toxins cause damage
-An evidence based detoxification protocol
-Introduction to EMFs
-Martin Pall case studies
-The art of Coaching
-Why do your coaching skills matter
-Bringing in Joy
-Teaching your clients mindfulness, importance of tracking and Identifying triggers
-Strengthening yourself as a coach (this has many sub components)
-Creating a community around your practice (this has many sub components)
-What is Movement?
-Movement - How is it different from exercise?
-Prolonged Sitting and Sedentariness.
-Pain and Movement Dysfunctions.
-Programming and final thoughts.
India is deemed as the world's capital of diabetes. The diabetic population in the country is close to hitting the alarming mark of 69.9 million by 2025 and 80 million by 2030.
5.8 million Indians die from Non Communicable Diseases every year, in other words 1 in 4 Indians has a risk of dying from a NCD before they reach the age of 70.
14% of India's population sufferes from mental health ailments. 45.7 million Indians suffer from depressive disorders and 49 million from anxiety disorders. “India is facing a possible mental health epidemic”, said Indian President Ram Nath Kovind.
100 million Americans-nearlyone in three-have either prediabetes or diabetes.
About 1.7 million Indian's deaths caused by heart diseases every year. Health data shows that roughly 16 lakh people suffer from stroke throughout India.
More than 2 milllion Indian children are estimated to be affected with autism.
Chronic disease will generate $47 trillion in healthcare costs globally by 2030 if the epidemic is unchecked. That's more than the annual GDP of the six largest economies in the world
Functional nutrition has greatly helped me identify pieces of puzzles in nutrition science that mainstream nutrition science would never have done. I feel that I now have a greater understanding of what goes inside my body and how to heal it in times of adversity. Also with thousands of supplements in the market, functional nutrition allowed me to choose which ones are really effective and which ones are a marketing gimmick. If one wants to heal holistically, functional nutrition is the way to go!
My time at the iThrive Academy was fantastic – it provided invaluable insights and incredible foundational knowledge. The teachers are clearly passionate about empowering students with the right tools to help foster root cause healing. It's also a wonderfully warm, collaborative community that I am proud to be a part of.
iThrive Academy has been my initial step in entering the field of Functional Nutrition. Being a Post graduate in Nutrition and Dietetics, I had a good command in this field already but learning the functional aspect of nutrition has expanded my quest for knowledge and learning more. I came to know that there are many other aspects like toxins, stress, supplements, coaching, and movement that are required along with nutrition to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Thank you iThrive Academy for making me feel guided.
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It is a certification course that includes 3.5 months of teaching followed by 15 days of practical training.
It is a certification course specializing in Functional Nutrition.
In addition to general nutrition, a Functional Nutritionist focuses on reversing diseases, preventive care, and sustainable health. They concentrate on identifying the root causes of any problem, and not just covering up the symptoms.
Once you complete iThrive- Healing and Beyond's Functional Nutrition program, you can start practicing Functional Nutrition pan India.
As career opportunities, you can work as a freelance Functional Nutritionist, become an instructor, or work as a research associate at iThrive itself (provided there are openings and your performance throughout the program was impeccable).
As this is a certificate program, it doesn't require any affiliation with any Universities.
Once you complete the course successfully, you become an iThrive certified Functional Nutritionist and with this you can advance your practice on your own. Since iThrive is a Functional Nutrition coaching company, we authorise you to practice Functional Nutrition anywhere in India.
No, You can only continue practicing as a Functional Nutritionist within India after you have completed the course.
All the lectures are conducted live. Also, as a lot of working professionals enroll in this program and might miss their live lectures sometimes so the recordings of the lectures are available.
This course is totally online as we only work on a virtual platform. We believe in providing hassle-free classes.
Yes. We’ve designed the program to include the basics and simultaneously introduce the science of functional nutrition. Our aim is to educate everyone and create a disease free planet.
Yes, we do offer scholarships. Please get in touch with our associates for the same.
Healthcare professionals, Non- healthcare professionals, and all other professionals are welcome.
It is 4 months of course which includes 3.5 months of teaching followed by 15 days of practical training.
A certification course of functional nutrition as a specialization.
Functional nutrition focuses on preventive care, to find the root causes of any problem, and not just cover up the symptoms
You can help and heal people by reversing their lifestyle from any chronic disease by working as a certified functional nutritionist.
ITHRIVE Academy is affiliated with ITHRIVE- Healing and Beyond, which is a functional nutrition coaching company based in Pune.
All classes will be held live on video conferencing platform and also the video recording of the same will be provided after each lectures for furture referals.
This course is totally online as we only work on a virtual platform. Hassle-free classes delivered at your comfort zone.
Yes, Obviously we have designed our course to introduce Functional nutrition, medical terminology, Nutrients etc. from base level.
The assignments, case studies , and submissions according to the tutor will be evaluated individually or in a group.
Together with a new approach to health care, we can turn the tide and reverse the course of chronic disease for good.
Not only can you help stem the tide of chronic disease, but you can also enjoy a more fulfilling career by giving yourself the tools and the model to do the one thing you got into this business to do: dramatically improve people's health and lives.
A more effective approach and a more rewarding practice go hand in hand.
The world needs more Functional Medicine practitioners with ancestral perspective one that goes beyond symptom suppression to address the real issue the mismatch between our bodies and our environment.