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Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Reverse Chronic Disease

The rates of chronic illness and obesity in the Unites States and worldwide are reaching epidemic levels. Clinical nutrition offers patients the ability to reduce their health care costs, increase productivity and improve their health and quality of life.

This informative webinar series will change your perspective on the way you think about your chronically ill patients and give you the most cutting-edge information that you need to be able to integrate clinical nutrition into your practice successfully. 

Starting Early 2018

Join the interest list to receive updates for this on-going training series presented by Matthew Cavaiola, ND.

Module I:
 $299  |  6.00 CE Hours

Module II: $249  |  4.50 CE Hours

Module I & II: $495  
|  10.50 CE Hours


Registration Includes

Access to live webinars  |  Copy of webinar recordings  |  Copy of Handouts & Resources  |  Access to Community Forum  |  CE certificate(s)



Module I
Integrative Functional Digestion

Learn about key functional digestion concepts (achlorhydria, pancreatic insufficiency and more) and understand how to approach the chronically ill patient using these underlying concepts as the basis for evaluation and treatment.

Investigate the relationship between intestinal permeability, food sensitivities and chronic disease.

Explore the world of the human microbiome and discover the impact that dysbiosis has on human illness


Tentative Topics

Functional Digestive Disorders:
Hypochlorhydria, Achlorhydria, Pancreatic Insufficiency, Cholestasis, Bowel Toxemia

Specific Conditions & Case Review
IBS, Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis

Leaky Gut and Food Sensitivities

The Microbiome:
SIBO, Candida, Bacterial Overgrowth, Parasites

Module II
Nutritional Adequacy and Specialization of Dietary Interventions

Understand the key concepts in nutritional adequacy and learn how to assess nutritional deficiency and toxicity in the clinical setting

Discover clinical applications of popular specialized dietary programs (Paleolithic diet, ketogenic diet, vegetarian diet, vegan diet, South Beach diet, GAPS and more)  

Tentative Topics

Nutritional Adequacy, Nutritional Insufficiency/Deficiency:
Excess, Toxic Exposure, Recommended Daily Intake, Individualization of Nutritional Programs

Specialized Diet Programs, Pt. 1

Specialized Diet Programs, Pt. 2

Future Modules
Fall 2018

Tentative Topics

Energy Metabolism, Pt. 1 - Carbohydrates

Energy Metabolism, Pt. II - Fats

Energy Metabolisms, Pt. III - Proteins

Module subtopics and dates to be announced



Certification Process - What to Expect

The program has been developed as an ongoing learning experience centered on the core concepts of functional nutrition. To ensure that participants receive the highest caliber of education, the following steps have been added to the program:  

  • At the conclusion of each webinar, participants will be required to complete a brief feedback survey to assess their understanding of the curriculum.  This information will assist faculty in addressing any areas of the curriculum that may require additional clarification or correction. 

  • At the conclusion of each module, participants will be required to successfully complete a multiple choice exam to validate they have achieved knowledge and competence of the curriculum. Passing score is 80% or above. 

  • To achieve certification, participants must
    • attend a majority of the live sessions 
    • submit feedback surveys for each webinar
    • achieve a passing score of 80% or better for each module exam


Target Audience 

This certification course is open to licensed MDs, DOs, NDs, DCs, and medical or naturopathic students currently enrolled in an accredited medical or naturopathic school. A copy of a valid licence or current year student ID is required at time of enrollment. 

Matthew Cavaiola, ND

Dr. Matthew Cavaiola is a Naturopathic Doctor where he currently practices in Del Mar, CA. He attended the University of Delaware where he obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Biological Sciences and a Master’s of Science degree in Human Nutrition. He completed his doctoral degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and obtained his Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. He focuses his practice on optimizing wellness throughout the aging process and determining the root cause of disease. He views the connection between adequate nutrition and gastrointestinal health and the progression of disease as paramount and as such makes clinical nutrition one of the cornerstones of his clinical practice.