Integration of Functional Nutrition: A 1-Day Course for Practitioners

Presenter: Robert G. Silverman, DC

Event Details

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Marriott Marquis Houston
1777 Walker Street
Houston, TX 77010

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To register for this event, please call 800.692.9400 for U.S. or 800.268.6200 for Canada.

Functional nutrition is the foundation stone of integrative medicine. The complex, chronic health issues of the twenty-first century need a holistic nutritional approach that looks at genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors and provides a systems-based framework for treatment. Functional nutrition is particularly helpful for improving patient outcomes in diabetes, obesity, the metabolic syndrome, chronic fatigue, neurodegeneration, bone health, and cardiac health.

Master the Fundamentals

The fundamental concepts behind functional nutrition can be mastered in an intensive weekend seminar that also teaches healthcare professionals how to identify and manage common issues using an integrative medicine approach. In addition to learning the basics, participants will also learn how science-based nutritional products fit into therapeutic protocols that work. Join Dr. Robert G. Silverman for an eight-hour, one-day course that teaches the fundamentals of functional nutrition through a leading-edge, streamlined, implementable system that will provide you with actionable steps.

Learning Objectives:

  • Set up a new healthcare practice or integrate functional nutrition into their existing practice
  • Integrate simple tools to probe beyond diagnosis and treat root causes effectively
  • Understand the environment within and how the gut microbiome influences metabolism , body composition , and diabetes incidence
  • Use functional nutrition therapies to support detoxification processes
  • Use breakthrough functional nutrition therapies to resolve inflammation
  • Use nutritional strategies to manage cardiometabolic concerns–basic protocols, flow charts, clinical pearls, and case studies make this course particularly valuable for healthcare professionals new to the functional nutrition approach and eager to expand their clinical knowledge

Attendees will receive:

  • A concise functional nutrition reference manual that incorporates flowcharts and protocols for functional systems, with protocols at each junction
  • A manual which includes health assessment questionnaires (HAQ) and assessment tools that help the healthcare professional accurately identify underlying issues and confidently recommend and personalize the appropriate protocol for each patient
  • Breakfast and lunch

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to take your practice to a new level!

Class Schedule:

8:00 - 8:15 am Introduction to Functional Nutrition
8:15 - 8:30 am Introduction: America’s Epidemic
8:30 - 9:30 am Blood Chemistry
Blood chemistry is a very effective functional nutrition tool to screen for and identify metabolic imbalances. It is also valuable for evaluating how well changes based on functional nutrition are working. This module will discuss the functional nutrition interpretation of the following blood panels:
  • CBC
  • Inflammatory markers
  • Serum electrolytes
  • Liver markers
  • Blood sugar /insulin markers
  • Lipid and CVD markers
  • Food sensitivities
  • Gut and gluten markers
9:30 - 9:45 am General Wellness
Dr. Rob’s Super 5 provides support for wellness and active living through foundational nutrition.
  • Phytomultivitamin with minerals
  • Omega-3 fatty acid supplements
  • Vitamin D supplements
  • Probiotic supplements
  • Phytonutrient green drink
9:45 - 10:00 am Break
10:00 - 10:30 am Inflammation: Balance and Resolution
Inflammation is the underlying cause of many chronic illnesses. Managing and reducing inflammation through functional nutrition can lead to significant improvements in patient symptoms and well-being.
  • Inflammation is not a passive process but an active one
  • A novel nutritional approach to resolving and balancing inflammation
  • The role of specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) in managing inflammation
  • Nutritional supplements for reducing initiation phase of inflammation
10:30 - 11:30 am Dr. Rob's Gut Matrix
The evolving field of gut health is one of the most exciting developments in functional nutrition. In this module, attendees will get a solid understanding of the gut microbiome and its importance.
  • New insights into how our microbiome affects health and disease
  • Nutritional strategies for gut health (6R Program)
  • Gut reaction: restoring digestive health through nutrition
11:30am - 12:15 pm Blood Glucose Control
Blood sugar dysregulation and the metabolic syndrome respond extremely well to the functional nutrition approach.
  • Signs and symptoms of glucose dysregulation
  • Dietary and lifestyle mechanisms promoting dysregulation
  • Functional nutrition to improve glucose and insulin responses
  • Nutritional supplements for improving glucose and insulin responses
12:15pm - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15pm - 2:15 pm Cardiometabolic Syndrome
The cardiometabolic syndrome is a cluster of interrelated risk factors that promote the development of atherosclerotic vascular disease. Functional nutrition can help reduce and manage the risk.
  • Functional nutrition management for dyslipidemia
  • Nutritional protocols for dyslipidemia
2:15 - 3:15 pm Strategies to Improve Body Composition and Reduce Obesity
Blood chemistry is a very effective functional nutrition tool to screen for and identify metabolic imbalances. It is also valuable for evaluating how well changes based on functional nutrition are working. This module will discuss the functional nutrition interpretation of the following blood panels:
  • Functional nutrition provides many effective strategies for weight loss and improving body composition.
  • The value of body composition analysis using the InBody analyzer
  • Therapeutic lifestyle modifications: small changes add-up
  • Dietary modifications: quality foundational nutrition means looking at nutritional value, not calories
  • The SAD is almost entirely high-glycemic foods that trigger insulin and good fats
  • Chemicals, not calories: the role of environmental toxins
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Stress reduction technique
  • The role of physical activity: improving everyday movement and posture
3:15 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 4:30 pm Women's Health
Functional nutrition is particularly helpful for women as they manage the normal ebb and flow of female hormones.
  • Functional nutrition strategies for better hormone balance at all ages
  • Functional nutrition strategies for menopause concerns
  • Preventing bone loss and osteoporosis with functional nutrition
  • Nutritional supplements for women’s health
4:30 - 5:00 pm A Multifaceted Approach to Detoxification for Optimal Health
Detoxification is the process of transforming and removing potentially harmful products from the body. Many patients don’t detoxify efficiently and can be helped by functional nutrition and detoxification protocols.
  • Extending your reach: how to implement detoxification plans to help patients
  • Choosing the right detox plan for each patient

Presenter Bio:


Dr. Silverman graduated magna cum laude from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and has a Master of Science in human nutrition. His extensive list of educational accomplishments includes designations as a Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Kinesio® Taping Practitioner, NASM-certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, and a Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Dr. Silverman is a diplomate with the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and a diplomate with the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Silverman is also a HardStyle Kettlebell Certified instructor. He has a full-time private practice in White Plains, NY, where he specializes in the treatment of joint pain with innovative, science-based, nonsurgical approaches and functional nutrition. He has published articles in Dynamic Chiropractic, JACA, ACA News, Chiropractic Economics, The Original Internist, and Holistic Primary Care. Dr. Silverman is also on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University. He is a health contributor to Fox News Radio and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC News, CBS News, NewsMax TV, and Westchester’s Channel 12 as a health expert. Dr. Silverman was awarded the prestigious 2015 Sports Chiropractor of the Year by the ACA Sports Council. In 2016, he published Inside/Out Health: A Revolutionary Approach to Your Body (Lioncrest Publishing).