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Join Clinical Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner Maria Allerton for a deep dive into a wide range of Functional Medicine tests, how to choose them, how to use them and how to further your clinical outcomes based on real data rather than guesswork!

Practitioners are often confused about various functional medicine tests available today. They are unsure about what the results will tell them and how to guide their treatment plans based on test results. They don’t have confidence to choose the right test or how to interpret it. They also often feel guilty or unsure about asking their patients/clients to spend money on testing.

This functional medicine course will give you all the confidence you need to:

  • Decide on the right test
  • Be confident in asking your clients to invest in Functional medicine tests
  • Be confident in interpreting the results
  • Design treatment plans that achieve outstanding results for your clients that they will tell all their friends and family about
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Regular price: AUD $399. JOIN NOW for only AUD$299.



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Would you like to learn:

  • How to understand key functional medicine tests such as OAT (organic acids), DUTCH (hormone test), GI Map and many other gut tests and how to choose which one
  • How to correctly interpret HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis) test results to design the best treatment protocols for clients that achieve immediate health results
  • How to use FREE targeted questionnaires to get detailed health info from your clients
  • Which nutrients, supplements and products work best and how to use them correctly with clients
  • How to address ANY health condition using HTMA and Functional Medicine testing
  • Learn RADICAL CLINIC CONFIDENCE: understand the most commonly used functional medicine tests and how to interpret them quickly and correctly
  • Learn in a positive and supportive group environment: newbies and experienced practitioners all welcome!
  • How to use functional medicine testing to build a 6 figure solid clinical practice and get continued referrals from clients’ friends and family because you delivered groundbreaking health results
  • Business and marketing aspects of growing your clinic
  • How to stop projecting your money mindset limitations onto your clients
  • Learn from an unbiased source, not sponsored or affiliated with any supplement or testing company
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Format of the Functional Medicine for Health Practitioners Course:

  • 8 hours of recordings of Maria’s functional medicine presentations – video recordings of PowerPoint slides and group discussions (that’s 8 CPE points)
  • Practitioners in Maria’s study group share case studies, and we discuss them as a group, with Maria leading the discussion
  • Questionnaires and handouts are all provided in the course material
  • Study at your own pace, LIFETIME COURSE ACCESS

Who is the Functional Medicine Course for?

  • All functional medicine practitioners
  • Nutritionists
  • Naturopaths/Herbalists
  • Integrative doctors and chiropractors
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Topics Outline

  1. HPA Axis Dysfunction- aka Adrenal Fatigue
  2. a) How to practice with a Functional medicine testing mindset
    b). Mood Disorders/Dysregulation
  3. All about Gut- Candida, bacteria and leaky gut
  4. Thyroid Assessment and Treatment Approaches
  5. Heavy Metal Testing and Detoxification- beyond HTMA
  6. Kids’ Disorders: Autism, ADHD, Anxiety

Tests Covered in the Functional Medicine Course:

  • HTMA (hair tissue mineral analysis)
  • GI map and other gut tests
  • DUTCH hormone test
  • OAT organic acids test
  • Adrenal panels
  • Blood tests, thyroid blood panel
  • Heavy metals stool test
  • Heavy metals oral chelation urine challenge test
  • Pyroluria tests
  • Hair 500 biocompatibility test
  • Various Questionnaires
tests covered in the functional medicine for health practitioners course at true foods nutrition

“Maria’s Functional Medicine Training is fantastic. Maria is so knowledgeable and down to earth. She shares great case studies and lots of clinical pearls. Watching her analyse participants’ labs live in the sessions is truly inspiring.
Doing the Functional Medicine training has really improved my confidence in using the HTMA in conjunction with other functional labs with my clients. ” ~ Fionna Bacon, Naturopath

“I highly recommend Maria’s Functional Medicine Testing course to all practitioners.

As people are getting sicker and sicker these days, it is even more important to be able to utilise functional testing and take a “test- don’t guess” approach.

Having the knowledge on how to interpret these tests correctly can make a huge difference to the health of our clients. Each module provided lots of case studies which I found the best way to absorb information and discuss treatment protocols. I have not come across another course like this and enjoyed the opportunity to discuss cases and clinical pearls with other practitioners in the field. I found the knowledge I learnt invaluable, above and beyond any tutorials that are provided by the labs themselves. Thanks, Maria, for putting together this fantastic mentorship program, and no doubt it will make a huge difference to my practice.” ~ Suzanne Mehrotra, Nutrition Therapist and Wellness Practitioner

Hello, I’m Maria Allerton maria allerton clinical nutritionist and functional medicine practioner at true foods nutrition australia

I’m a fully qualified Nutritionist (Adv.Dip Nutritional Medicine) and a certified/registered member of ATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society), in clinic practice since 2013, trained in all modes of Functional Medicine testing, including gastrointestinal testing and analysis, microbiome management, thyroid and hormonal testing and treatment and toxicity assessment and treatment and of course, Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA).

I undertake regular post graduate training in diverse medicine and nutrition areas to ensure I have the latest knowledge and protocols. My passion is to help new and experienced practitioners acquire skills they didn’t receive in their undergraduate training and excel in their clinical success.

What makes my approach to holistic healthcare unique is the fact that I have personally experienced numerous, often debilitating health conditions throughout my life. This helps me in my nutrition clinic daily in numerous ways: to truly relate and empathise with my patients, to be able to quickly identify potential underlying causes that others have missed and order the right functional tests and devise effective treatment plans.

Some of the conditions that I have personally dealt with during my health journey include: severe food intolerances and allergies, hay fever, sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) and SIBO, gut dysbiosis and infections, Candida, Pyroluria, Gilbert’s Syndrome, MTHFR and numerous other unfavourable genetics, thyroid and hormonal dysregulation, depression and anxiety, adrenal fatigue and burnout, insomnia, copper/mercury and mould toxicity, weight gain and loss and many others. I also have an extensive understanding of autoimmune conditions such as MS (multiple sclerosis), diabetes and developmental issues in children through experience with family members and many clients.

All these areas have been the focus of my training (including post-graduate courses) and research.

In my health journey I consulted numerous conventional and complimentary health practitioners along the way and to be honest never found somebody who really ‘gets it’ and can see through all the test results, symptoms, emotions and history and put it all together. I decided that I would become that practitioner and that is what I thrive on in my clinic work.

I have made it a big prerogative of my practice as a clinical nutritionist to become an expert in Functional Medicine testing as I see this as the future of clinical nutrition and functional medicine practice, as well as naturopathy. “Test, don’t guess” is my motto and I can tell you- it works and it makes clients healthy and happy!

Join me in this comprehensive course on Functional Medicine Testing for new knowledge and your clinical development!

Regular price: AUD $399. JOIN NOW for only AUD$299.



“Maria’s Functional medicine testing course was very interesting and informative in building upon my own knowledge of analysing HTMA and all functional tests. Maria’s knowledge enables her to teach and discuss many aspects of tests that may not be that obvious and marry results to clients’ symptoms. Maria discussed different protocols and showed us examples of understanding different organ/body systems and when to delve deeper into further functional testing to further unlock what is going on with clients. We were also able to send in case studies for the group to discuss. I would highly recommend this course if you want to learn more about functional medicine tests and use it with your clients.” ~ Deborah Hannam, Naturopath, Australia