Advanced Course Outline:

Stress and Hormones

This course will cover:

PA AXIS

✓ The endocrine system

✓ The neuroendocrine system

✓ HPA Axis importance

✓ The adrenal glands

✓ Adaptation and HPA Axis Dysfunction

✓ Possible causes of HPA Axis Dysfunction

✓ Whether we should be using the term “adrenal fatigue”

✓ How to test for HPA Axis Dysfunction

✓ How to assess HPA Axis function with the DUTCH test

✓ Cortisol patters (4 main patterns + disrupted diurnal rhythm + cortisol/cortisone preference)

✓ High/Low DHEA & High 5a-Reductatse activity

✓ High/Low melatonin

HORMONE METABOLITES

✓ Estrogen

✓ Total estrogen level (↑ or ↓)

✓ Phase I estrogen metabolism (2-OH, 4-OH, 16-OH metabolites)

✓ Phase II estrogen metabolism (methylation, sulfation, and glucuronidation)

✓ Progesterone

✓ Progesterone level (↑ or ↓)

✓ Testosterone

✓ Testosterone level (↑ or ↓)

✓ High 5a-Reductase activity

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

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4 hours on-demand video

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Downloadable lesson videos

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Downloadable course slides

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Quiz at the end of each lesson

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Final exam at the end of the course

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Practitioner Reference Guide

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction Physiology
  • Lesson 2: The Adrenal Glands, Cortisol, Cortisol Awakening Response, and Models of HPA Axis Function
  • Lesson 3: Adrenal Disease and Risk Factors for HPA Axis Dysfunction
  • Lesson 4: Causes of HPA Axis Dysfunction and Adrenal Fatigue Terminology
  • Lesson 5: Testing for HPA Axis Dysfunction and Introduction to the DUTCH Test
  • Lesson 6: Dietary and Lifestyle Recommendations for HPA Axis Dysfunction
  • Lesson 7: HPA Axis Test Interpretation: Intro and High Metabolized Cortisol with High Free Cortisol
  • Lesson 8: HPA Axis Test Interpretation: Low Metabolized Cortisol with Low Free Cortisol
  • Lesson 9: HPA Axis Test Interpretation: Low Metabolized Cortisol with High Free Cortisol
  • Lesson 10: HPA Axis Test Interpretation: High Metabolized Cortisol with Low Free Cortisol
  • Lesson 11: HPA Axis Test Interpretation: Disrupted Diurnal Rhythm, Cortisone Rhythm, 11ßHSD Index
  • Lesson 12: HPA Axis Test Interpretation: DHEA
  • Lesson 13: HPA Axis Test Interpretation: Melatonin
  • Lesson 14: HPA Axis Test Interpretation: Hormone Metabolites
  • Lesson 15: Hormone Metabolite Test Interpretation: High Estrogen
  • Lesson 16: Hormone Metabolite Test Interpretation: Estrogen Metabolism (Phase I)
  • Lesson 17: Hormone Metabolite Test Interpretation: Estrogen Metabolism (Phase II)
  • Lesson 18: Hormone Metabolite Test Interpretation: Progesterone
  • Lesson 19: Hormone Metabolite Test Interpretation: Low Testosterone
  • Lesson 20: Hormone Metabolite Test Interpretation: High Testosterone

These advanced courses are open to the public and you do NOT have to be a graduate of the FDN Certification Course in order to take these lessons!

Purchase The Ultimate Guide to Stress and Hormones today and begin learning!

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