Advanced Clinical Focus: Hormones and Endocrinology

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In this course, we will examine how to identify a person’s hormonal imbalances, and how to bring the “symphony” of hormones back in tune.

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Just like all of the instruments in a symphony need to be in tune, so do all of the hormones of the body need to be in balance.

Areas Of Focus

It is estimated that between 25-50% of adults have endocrine imbalances. It is no wonder the numbers are so high when nutritional deficiencies and excesses, reduced physical activity, poor lifestyles, and an increase in environmental toxins are so commonplace. These factors can greatly influence the balance of our hormones.

Hormones are key players in the body’s communication network. When the hormones are “out of tune”, symptoms and disease can ensue such as:

  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease
  • Adrenal insufficiency/fatigue
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Female/Male infertility
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Osteoporosis
  • Advanced understanding of the endocrine system.
  • Improve your accuracy in the identification of hormonal imbalances – pattern recognition.
  • Develop a holistic perspective on the root causes of hormonal imbalances
  • Learn evidence-based protocols for addressing specific hormonal conditions
  • Gain strategies for sustaining hormonal balance beyond short-term interventions.


The Hormones and Endocrinology Course

Class 1
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine System
  • Explore the major endocrine organs and their functions within the body
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the life cycle of hormones
  • Deep dive into the role of cholesterol in maintaining hormonal health
Class 2
Advanced Concepts in Insulin Resistance and Diabetes Management
  • Dive into the mechanisms of insulin resistance and its impact on overall health
  • Understand the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and their management
  • Examine the relationship between metabolic syndrome and hormonal imbalances
  • Explore in-depth therapeutic approaches, including targeted diets, specific foods, lifestyle modifications, and advanced nutraceutical interventions for addressing insulin resistance and diabetes

Class 3
Advanced Assessment and Management of Adrenal Dysfunction and Thyroid Disorders
  • Deepen your knowledge of adrenal fatigue, exploring the intricacies of the three stages and the implication in your targeted protocol development
  • Expand your understanding of thyroid dysfunction, including advanced concepts in hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Discover advanced therapeutic interventions, including specialized diets, specific foods, advanced lifestyle modifications, and targeted nutraceutical interventions for supporting adrenal and thyroid health
Class 4
Advanced Strategies for Balancing Sex Hormones and Managing Associated Conditions
  • Strengthen your expertise in addressing hormone imbalances related to female health and associated conditions
  • Explore advanced concepts in hormone imbalances affecting male health
  • Discover cutting-edge therapeutic approaches, including advanced diets, specialized foods, advanced lifestyle modifications, and targeted nutraceutical interventions for balancing sex hormones

Course Outline

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“Josh is such an incredible instructor – knowledgeable and open with his approach, making learning easy and fun! I have taken several courses with Josh and never fail to feel like my practice improves with each one.”

Elizabeth Cayen


Course Takeaways

A thorough understanding of the endocrine system.

Develop a deep understanding of the endocrine system, including the glands, hormones, and their vital roles in regulating various physiological processes.

Expertise in Identifying Hormonal Imbalances Through Pattern Recognition

Hone your skills in recognizing subtle patterns and symptoms that signify hormonal imbalances.

Understanding Upstream Factors Affecting Hormonal Health

Explore the upstream factors and influences that impact hormonal balance, such as lifestyle, nutrition, and environmental factors, allowing you to create an efficient and through client intake process.

Strategies to Restore Endocrine Balance

Learn evidence-based strategies and interventions to effectively restore balance within the endocrine system, addressing issues at their root causes.

Precision with Targeted Diets, Foods, and Nutraceuticals

Put your knowledge into practice by understanding how to tailor dietary plans, select specific foods, and utilize nutraceuticals to support hormonal health, ensuring that your interventions are precise and effective.

Long-Term Hormonal Health Maintenance

Equip yourself with the knowledge, tools, and practical application to guide individuals in maintaining optimal hormonal health throughout their lives, promoting longevity and vitality.

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

No matter what your background, you will walk away with a solid understanding of how to intelligently balance hormones, 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 2-3 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 have your questions answered 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 and courses, 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 hormonal and endocrine health from a functional medicine perspective. Taking a client’s biochemical individuality into account is essential for optimal health. This course arms the clinician with the tools necessary to safely implement protocols that can restore endocrine health.

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