Advanced Clinical Focus: Detoxification and Biotransformation

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In this online course, we will examine how to identify a person’s total toxic load and how to effectively and most importantly safely, clear toxins from the body.

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In the last one hundred years, 80,000 new chemicals have been introduced into our environment. They have become so pervasive that you can find them in the farthest reaches of the earth; in the north and south pole, and the deepest parts of the ocean.

Exposure to these chemicals is associated with some of the most pervasive modern day diseases including:

  • Autoimmune diseases (over 80 different ones)
  • Cancer
  • Thyroid issues
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Immune dysregulation
  • Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Degenerative disease
  • and much more

Areas Of Focus

It is becoming more recognized that chemicals play a significant role in everybody’s health.

This course emphasizes a two-pronged strategy: first identify and avoid/remove the source of chemicals.

And second, facilitate the clearance of toxins that have settled in the body. The only way the clearing can be achieved is with detoxification and biotransformation.

  • Gain advanced knowledge in assessing the total toxic load and its implications for health.
  • Explore Phase 1 and Phase 2 detoxification processes, including the specific chemicals detoxed, necessary nutrients, and factors that activate or inhibit these pathways.
  • Master the assessment techniques for evaluating liver detoxification capacity and understand its significance in creating your client protocols.
  • Restore balance to the detoxification pathways.
  • Use detoxification diets and specific foods and nutrients to support the body's natural detoxification processes.


Detoxification and Biotransformation

Class 1
Understanding the Total Toxic Load
  • Exploring the history of toxicology
  • Identifying sources of toxins: exogenous and endogenous
  • Understanding oxidative damage and its implications
  • Examining enzyme inhibition and its effects on detoxification
  • Investigating DNA and cell membrane damage
  • Exploring the concept of endocrine disruption
Class 2
The Channels of Elimination and Liver Detoxification
  • Comprehensive overview of the 5 Channels of Elimination
  • Study of liver detoxification: Phase 1 and Phase 2
Class 3
In-Depth symptomatology of phase 1 and 2 detoxification
  • In depth: Phase 1 (chemicals detoxed, nutrients needed, activators and inhibitors of phase 1)
  • In depth: Phase 2 (chemicals detoxed, nutrients needed, activators and inhibitors of phase 2)
  • Tests to assess liver detoxification
  • Exploration of the lymphatic system
Class 4
Functional Nutrition Strategies for Detoxification
  • Discussing strategies and lifestyle modification recommendations to reduce exposure to toxins
  • Understanding and safely using a detoxification diet
  • Support the body's natural detoxification processes with the use of phytochemicals
  • The clinical use of therapeutic foods to promote and support optimal detoxification pathways
  • Incorporate safe and responsible therapeutic supplementation

Course Outline

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“Josh is by far one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. His knowledge and desire to truly teach his students is second to none. He has an amazing way of breaking down complex information so that it is palatable to everyone. Josh is helpful, patient and pretty funny too. I’ll definitely be taking more classes with him in the future.”

Barbara Baumann



Course Takeaways

Thorough understanding of the Detoxification Process

Develop an in-depth understanding of the body's detoxification mechanisms, unraveling the processes that safeguards us from harmful chemicals and toxins.

Expertise in Detecting Phase 1 and Phase 2 Detoxification Imbalances

Hone your skills to identify imbalances in both Phase 1 and Phase 2 detoxification pathways, allowing for precise intervention and tailored treatment plans.

Discovering Foundational Triggers

Delve deep into the core factors that underlie a broad spectrum of health challenges, unveiling the intricate connections between toxins, environmental influences, and the onset of conditions like autoimmune diseases, cancer, and thyroid issues.

Effective Restoration of Detoxification Pathways

Learn evidence-based strategies and techniques to restore balance to the body's detoxification pathways, addressing toxic burdens at their source.

Customized Approaches with Targeted Diets, Foods, and Nutraceuticals

Discover how to create personalized detoxification plans by utilizing specific diets, foods, and nutraceuticals, ensuring that interventions are precisely tailored to individual needs.

Lifelong Wellness through Proper Detoxification

Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to guide individuals in maintaining optimal detoxification throughout their lives, promoting long-term health, resilience, and disease prevention.

“Josh’s ability to connect with his students and his remarkable talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more advanced topics, are both truly superior. He is extremely organized, amazingly knowledgeable and approachable. As a pharmacist, I have attended various continuing education lessons, however I found Josh’s lectures to be amazingly applicable and extremely interesting. I would definitely recommend attending Josh’s seminars or webinars to anyone out there who has a real thirst for knowledge.”

Shagufta Karimi


This program is for you if you are a…

  • Nutritionist or health coach
  • Culinary Nutrition Expert
  • Dietitian
  • Naturopathic doctor
  • Medical doctor
  • Nurse or nurse practitioner
  • Chiropractor or physiotherapist
  • Personal trainer or fitness specialist
  • Wanting to learn more about nutritional therapeutics

You will walk away with a solid understanding of how to intelligently detoxify the body, and be able to implement targeted therapies for yourself, your family, clients and/or patients.

Now an approved CEC provider for:

the Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition (CAIN)



Coach Alliance (HCA)


International Organization of Nutritional Consultants

Registration Includes

Four 1.5 - 2 hour classes (online recordings)

One 1 hour live stream Q&A session & live mentoring

Transcripts and audio files for all classes

Complete set of slides

Course Handouts

Certificate of Completion


Diverse learning to suit your style

Live Stream Q&A Session

Whether you attend the session live or catch up on the replay, the interactive mentoring call offers you a unique opportunity to ask questions about the course content, receive personalized guidance, expert mentoring, and unwavering support throughout your learning journey.

Full Transcripts of all Pre-Recorded Classes

Transcripts are a valuable resource to enhance the learning experience. With transcripts you can efficiently navigate through the course material, build a comprehensive practitioner resource library, and deepen your understanding of the subject matter.

Full Audio-Files of all Pre-Recorded Classes

By providing audio files in our online program, we offer our students a dynamic learning experience that engages multiple senses, facilitates deeper comprehension, and enables convenient on-the-go access to our content.

Josh Gitalis Ba(H), CNP, IFMCP

Clinical Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner

Meet Your Instructor

josh gitalis

With over 15 years of experience as a clinical nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner, I have dedicated my career to uncovering the origins of disease and developing transformative healing protocols. I firmly believe that the key to unlocking your potential as a practitioner lies in the combination of hands-on experience coupled with continued education.

As an educator, I am passionate about working with health practitioners and clinicians, equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to understand the root causes of illness and discover effective upstream solutions for  acieving their health goals. 

My approach to protocol design goes beyond telling my client what to do, I prioritize explaining the "why" behind each recommendation and how it uniquely impacts the body.  This is what fosters a therapeutic relationship and invites my clients to re-claim responsibility for their own health outcomes.  

Through my Functional Nutrition Certification Program, I empower practitioners to delve deeper, bridging the gap between research and clinical practice to achieve exceptional results with their clients.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What if can’t attend the live session, will I still be able to watch them?

Yes, the recording of the live session will be posted 1-2 days after the session to be viewed at your leisure.

Can I send in questions if I am not able to attend the live question and answer session?

Yes, any questions submitted before the session, will be addressed. (Unless there are too many questions to cover).

How long will I have access to the materials?

2 years. If there are any updates to the information in that time, you will have access to that as well.

Can I get a certificate showing my successful completion of the course?

Yes. You must successfully complete a short open-book quiz with a passing mark of 80%. Your certificate will be mailed within 1a few months of receiving the completed quiz.

What is the time commitment for this course?

You can watch and read as much of the material as you like. There is no evaluation of your participation. The purpose of this course is to provide you with the best information on the topic. What you do with it is up to you. You get out as much as you put in.

I have listened to many lectures on detoxification, what makes this course different?

This course is a comprehensive study of the complete detoxification process from a functional medicine perspective. Taking a client’s biochemical individuality into account is essential for successful detoxification. This course arms the clinician with the tools necessary to safety implement detoxification protocols.

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