Level 1

21 Continuing Education hours

Module 1: Introduction and Welcome

adrenal -meditate

Who we are and what we do – our mission / passion / purpose
The RWS Approach

  • Understand and honor the healing priorities of the body
  • The discovery process: identifying imbalances and blocking factors to health via lab testing and effective client interviewing skills
  • Develop a customized healing protocol that honors the healing priorities of the body and addresses the imbalances we found in the discovery process, and uses the tools of our trade as nutrition professionals – diet, supplements and lifestyle – to restore balance and health

How to work safely with testing as unlicensed practitioners

Module 2: Digestion 1: Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy and physiology
Optimal digestive function
The many kinds of digestive dysfunction, from GERD to SIBO to parasite infections and beyond.

Module 3: Digestion 2: GI-MAP Testing


  • When to use this test
  • How to interpret it
Module 4: Digestion 3: Additional Testing


Comprehensive Stool Analysis with Parasitology

  • When to use this test
  • How to interpret it

SIBO breath testing

  • Testing options, including the RWS Preferred test
  • When to use this test
  • How to interpret it
Module 5: Digestion 4: Healing Solutions and Case Studies

How to structure a therapeutic GI healing protocol that addresses:

  • Digestive function
  • Pathogen eradication
  • Gut healing
  • Microbiome strengthening
  • Removing dietary stressors

Case studies

Module 6: Adverse Food Reactions 1

The mechanisms of different adverse reactions to food:

  • Food intolerance
  • Food sensitivity
  • Food allergy

Testing options for adverse food reactions and the benefits/downsides of each option

Module 7: Adverse Food Reactions 2: The RWS Approach to Healing

A unique combination of tests: the MRT Food sensitivity test and GI stool testing
How to heal the root cause of food sensitivities
Case studies

Module 8: Tools of the Trade 1: Diet

paleo diet

Macronutrients: a review
Macronutrient balancing based on biochemical individuality
The role of healing foods in therapeutic protocols
When and how to work with special diets

Module 9: Tools of the Trade 2: Supplements and Lifestyle

How to work effectively with supplements

  • How to assess quality
  • Dosing
  • Logistics: how to order and get supplements to your clients
  • Our preferred brands

Lifestyle / emotions

  • The impact of emotions on our health and wellbeing
  • Lifestyle considerations

How to properly assess and interpret a food journal
How to conduct an effective initial interview that builds trust, gathers detailed clinical information, and initiates a strong relationship with your client

Module 10: Putting it all together

The RWS Business Methodology: how to structure your practice for optimal results
Client enrollment and retention: how to inspire, engage, and enlist your clients in their healing journey

NEXT CLASS: March 4, 2019

Program cost: $1595
Or pay in two easy payments of $845

Registration opens January 15, 2019

Anne Fischer Silva, RWS NTP
Margaret Floyd Barry, RWS NTP
Ellen Lovelace, RWS MPH NTC