Why working with an ADAPT Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (A-CFMP) can improve health outcomes and shift the trajectory of your health journey

ADAPT-Certified Functional Medicine Practitioners:

  • Have successfully completed a rigorous 12-month training program
  • Have access to faculty-led live educational sessions
  • Have studied for and passed the proctored ADAPT Practitioner Certification Exam
  • Belong to an Alumni community of ADAPT trained and certified practitioners who have access to clinical and educational updates to further develop advanced skills and competencies in treating complex conditions
  • Have access to a network of Functional Medicine Practitioners and Faculty

Our program trains licensed practitioners using real-world case studies, the most up-to-date and evidence-based lab testing and interpretation guidelines, and treatment protocols with diet and lifestyle recommendations based on ancestral nutrition and lifestyle principles.

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The ADAPT Functional Medicine Difference

Patients seeking Functional Medicine practitioners are often looking for a health partner that offers a different approach to care, one that addresses the root cause of an illness instead of relying on drugs and surgeries to suppress symptoms. They help correct the mismatch between our bodies and our environment by dealing with the underlying cause of health issues and treating each patient as a whole, unique individual.

Health coach speaking with a client

A 2-year study from the Cleveland Clinic found that Functional Medicine care is associated with improved health-related quality of life compared to that in a primary care setting. Not only beneficial but sustained improvements in global physical health scoring were seen.

An A-CFMP has been trained to approach chronic illness in a way that works to prevent and reverse disease versus just managing it. Through extensive training and collaboration, they can implement the highest level of care for clients.

Trained by Leaders in Functional Medicine

The ADAPT Practitioner Training and Certification Program was developed by some of the most respected clinicians and educators in the field of Functional Medicine. You can learn more about the ADAPT faculty, director of the program, and our advisory board here.

Robust and In-Depth Training

The subjects covered in-depth via live instructor sessions, recorded videos, transcripts, patient and practitioner handouts, case study homework assignments, and an interactive community platform include:

Functional Medicine Clinical Training:
  • Gut infections, conditions, and imbalances
    • Testing and interpretation competency
    • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), parasites, Helicobacter pylori, dysbiosis, and more
    • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD-Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis) pathology
    • Food intolerances and sensitivities
    • Comprehensive treatment protocols
      • Supplements, prescriptions, and nutrients
      • Diet, lifestyle, and more
  • Hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction (adrenals)
    • Testing and interpretation competency
    • Diet, behavior, and lifestyle management
    • Comprehensive treatment protocols
      • Supplements, botanicals, nutrients, and hormones
  • Functional Blood Testing
    • Testing and interpretation competency
    • Diabetes and metabolic syndrome
    • Iron deficiency and overload
    • Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies
    • Thyroid imbalances, including Hashimoto’s disease
    • High cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk factors
    • Impaired methylation
    • More
Evidence-based Education in Functional and Ancestral Health and Nutrition:
  • Ancestral nutrition fundamentals
  • Principles of Functional Medicine
  • Diet variations: Paleo, autoimmune protocol, low-FODMAP (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols), ketogenic, etc.
  • Functional Medicine approach to specific conditions ranging from autoimmune to thyroid, gut health, and more
  • The role of nutrient status and supplementation
  • The power of lifestyle and behavior modifications (exercise, sleep, stress, toxins)

Ready to optimize your health and work with an ADAPT Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner?