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Dear Health Professional,

Are you tired of seeing your clients/patients suffer from common digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, and acid reflux, without being able to provide them with long-term solutions? Do you want to learn how to effectively treat these conditions using functional medicine and nutrition?

If so, I would like to invite you to join my "Digestive Health Practitioner Masterclass". This comprehensive course is designed to teach you the latest and most effective techniques for treating common digestive issues using functional medicine and nutrition.

Functional medicine and nutrition (Functional Nutrition) is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying causes of disease, rather than just treating symptoms.

In this Masterclass, you will learn how to use functional medicine to evaluate and treat common digestive issues, such as acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and leaky gut syndrome.

We will also explore the role of nutrition in digestive health and how to use food as medicine to support gut healing. You will learn about the most effective dietary strategies for improving gut health, including the use of therapeutic diets, probiotics, prebiotics, and novel nutraceuticals.

You will also learn what functional lab tests to use to assess specific conditions. We will discuss comprehensive digestive stool tests, breath testing, food sensitivity testing, and how to interpret them for your client/patient.

Lastly, you will learn therapeutic supplement protocols specifically targeted towards a variety of gut health issues. 

Throughout the Masterclass, you will have the opportunity to participate in interactive discussions and live Q&A sessions with your instructor other health professionals.

You will also receive a comprehensive course manual, a library of clinic-ready resources, and ongoing support after the live component of the Masterclass ends.

By the end of the Masterclass, you will have the knowledge and skills to effectively evaluate and treat common digestive issues using functional medicine and nutrition. You will be able to provide your clients/patients with long-term solutions that address the underlying causes of their symptoms, rather than just treating them on the surface (i.e. symptom management)

  • Imagine being able to effectively treat clients/patients suffering from common digestive issues, and watching them improve over time as they implement the functional medicine and nutrition techniques you have taught them.
  • Envision having a thriving practice, with a steady stream of clients/patients seeking your expertise in digestive health
  • Picture yourself being recognized as a leader in your field and your community, thanks to the knowledge and skills you have acquired in this Masterclass
  • See yourself feeling confident and empowered as you interpret functional test results and use them to create personalized treatment plans for your clients/patients
  • Imagine the sense of pride and fulfillment you will feel as you help your patients achieve optimal health and well-being.
In case we haven't met yet, let me introduce myself

My name is Brett Hawes
I am a 2006 IHN graduate and in 2016 got certified in Functional Medicine through Functional Medicine University in the US.

I started my home-based practice in 2005 as a generalist, helping people with common health issues like weight loss, energy and digestive issues. I initially practiced Ayurveda almost exclusively then branched out into Iridology taking two intensive Holistic and Applied programs with Dr. Pesek and the world-renowned Dr. Jensen. I have also done extensive work with First Nations communities and studied shamanic medicine.

I have taken the blend of ancient, traditional and contemporary evidenced-based natural healing concepts and worked as a clinical nutritionist in integrative clinical settings with chiropractors, osteopaths, massage therapists, naturopaths, energy medicine and TCM practitioners.

I have helped 1000's of clients resolve a wide variety of health conditions in my 18 years of clinical practice.
My primary focus is on chronic and complex digestive issues (something that I have focused on since day one after graduation), hormone health and autoimmune disease.

Having been mentored by some of the greatest minds in alternative and natural health, plus years of intensive clinical experience, led to a faculty position at the Toronto and Mississauga campuses of IHN.

Over a span of 16 years, I have taught Nutritional Symptomatology and Nutrition and The Environment and currently teach Nutrition and Health: The Fundamentals. I have the privilege of being a mentor to graduating students in my role as a Student Clinic Advisor along with a number of my CNP colleagues.

Some of the top health and wellness companies have hired me in the roles of adviser, consultant, product educator and product formulator.

My podcast, Beyond Health, consistently ranks in the top 200 podcasts and reaches 1000's of listeners in 57 countries each week.

All of these combined experiences have afforded me the unique opportunity to train, teach and help practitioners from all walks to build highly successful, results-driven, referral-based practices. 

I have put my life's work and experience into this program and have no doubt that it will help you master the art and science of gut health, and transform your practice. 

Digestive Health Practitioner Masterclass
in partnership with
This Online Masterclass is Rooted in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition

This 8-week Masterclass draws on 18 years of clinical experience, over a decade of professionally educating practitioners, and is delivered in a fun, engaging and immersive environment.

It cuts through the theory and "book knowledge" and equips you with proven solutions and resources that have been used successfully in both my own practice and the practitioners who have gone through this program.

You will be provided with a comprehensive, clinic-ready resource library and tool kit that will help you assess, address and resolve common digestive disorders like:

  • Acid Reflux and GERD
  • Ulcers
  • Indigestion and Sluggish Digestion 
  • Constipation and/or Diarrhea
  • Gas, Bloating and Abdominal Pain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis and Celiac's Disease)
  • Chronic Infections, Dysbiosis and Biofilms
  • Candida, Yeast, and Fungal Problems
  • Parasites

Many of these digestive disorders have been linked to seemingly "unrelated" health issues. Restoring, strengthening, and resolving digestive problems can make significant inroads into resolving other health conditions such as:

  • Autoimmune Diseases like Hashimoto's, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc.
  • Hormone problems like PCOS, PMS, Estrogen Dominance and Hypothyroidism
  • Chronic Pain and Inflammation
  • Food Allergies, Sensitivities & Intolerances 
  • Skin Issues Like Eczema, Psoriasis, And Acne
  • Cognitive Problems Like Poor Concentration, Brain Fog And ADD/ADHD

Without addressing gut health FIRST, all other targeted treatments will fall short, providing symptomatic relief without addressing the actual root cause

Putting gut health FIRST will improve every other aspect of health and transform your clients and patients health in ways you could never imagine

This Masterclass is For You If You Are A
  • Clinical or Holistic Nutritionist 
  • Functional Medicine Practitioner
  • Health Coach
  • Functional Health Coach
  • Dietician 
  • Nurse Practitioner 
This Masterclass is for you if you would like to learn: 
  • Simple protocols for the most common digestive disorders (that actually work)
  • How to tweak protocols to tailor them to the individual
  • Critical thinking skills that will help you crack even the toughest cases
  • How to get better client compliance with recommendations and supplement protocols that are not overwhelming
  • How to cut down on your time to create personalized health programs by using our extensive template and resource library
  • How to build your confidence and start charging what you're worth
  • How to get predictable, consistent results
  • To build a referral-based practice by helping people to get outstanding results
How The Masterclass Works

This is an 8-week LIVE program starting on Feb 20th, 2023

Pre-recorded modules are released each Tuesday morning starting Feb 21st (total of 25+ hours)

LIVE Q&A's are every Monday starting Feb 28th running consecutively for 8 weeks

Brett will moderate the private practitioner group for 3 months (Feb 20th – April 20th)

Practitioners will have LIFETIME ACCESS to all content

Certificate of Completion will be issued through the Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN)

What's Included In The Masterclass?

My 140-page reference manual, "Digestive Health: The Practitioners Guide" represents 18 years of my personal clinical experience

It includes fully referenced protocols and guidelines for the most common digestive disorders, therapeutic dosages and brand names of supplements 

Scattered throughout the book is a library of therapeutic food lists indicated for each digestive disorder

You will also learn about standard medical diagnostic criteria, drug treatments and nutrient depletions...

... and which functional lab tests to use for each condition (you will learn how to order and interpret these tests in the training modules)

Also included with your enrollment are the following...

Therapeutic Diets, Food Lists and Meal Plans - $497 Value, Yours FREE

A vast body of practice-ready guides, food lists and meal plans that cover the most common digestive health issues. 

These include SIBO, Candida, Low FODMAPs, leaky gut diet, autoimmune diets, GAPS, Acid-alkaline chart, Low GI/GL, Blood type diets and more. 

The HHM Therapeutic Dosage Guide to Vitamins, Minerals & Nutraceuticals - $47 Value, Yours FREE

This resource booklet contains different forms and recommended dosage ranges for over 600 nutraceuticals all with 

Whether it’s herbs, nutrients or niche superfoods, this guide will provide you with crystal clear dosing guidelines  

HHM Body Systems and Functional Food Chart - $47 Value, Yours FREE
With a printable wall chart covering the 11 major body systems and the nutrients they require.

This chart provides a quick reference guide to the essential foods, superfoods, herbs, vitamins and minerals required for healing each of these major body system

The Practitioners Guide to Balancing Blood Sugar – Effective Management of Diabetes and Hypoglycemia - $97 Value, Yours FREE

Up to 75% of all your clients will have blood sugar issues and that is what makes having access to this extra bonus essential.

This bonus 27-page text book is loaded with information and food, lifestyle and supplement protocols to help you navigate the the road from hypoglycemia to diabetes 


Functional Lab Test Cheat Sheet - $19 Value, Yours FREE

This contains all the lab tests covered in the Masterclass in one handy PDF - including hot links to the lab websites 


PLUS: Exclusive training and guest lectures with
As part of our IHN collaboration, I also have this special offer that's only available here
25% Off One of These Continuing Education Courses
Understanding Lab Diagnostics in Clinical Practice (25% DISCOUNT - $460 $345)
As a holistic nutrition graduate, you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to develop powerful nutritional and supplemental protocols for your clients based on dietary and lifestyle assessments. However, in order to make a truly holistic and individualized assessment, it is critical to be able to understand and interpret laboratory tests.

This course covers the basics of salivary, urine and blood testing, including tests specific for liver, gastrointestinal and renal functioning. Testing for fertility and pregnancy, anemias, adrenal function, lipid disorders, diabetes mellitus and cancer diagnosis will also be included.
Understanding Genetics for Improving Health Outcomes (25% DISCOUNT - $460 $345)
This course is intended to provide the tools that holistic nutritionists can use to deliver personalized healthcare to their clients, catered to their genetic makeup.

Successful completion of the course implies that the candidates have received the education and training to not only understand genetic concepts pertaining to diet, nutrition, detoxification, fitness, hormonal health and metabolic disorders but have also been trained on interpretation of the genetic testing reports along with development of a DNA based health plan for better health outcomes.
Here's what other practitioners have to say...
Emily Dawson, RHN
Damien Zielinski, CNP, NNCP, FDN
Kirsten Colella, CNP 
Shireen Hampton, CNP

Jeffrey Horn, CNP, NNCP
Vanessa Bond, BA, CNP, NNCP, AIP Coach
Emma Ford, CNP
Sanaz Danieli, Student Practitioner

Bonnie Flemington, MBA, CNP, RNCP
I met Brett 5 years ago at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. He was my first teacher, and I gravitated towards his organized teaching style, humour, and undeniable wealth of knowledge. Brett helped me develop my knowledge and skills as a student, and continues to help me develop my skills as a professional in the field. I have enrolled in, and completed two of his masterclass programs. Mastering The Art of the Solo Practitioner, and the Digestive Health Practitioner Masterclass. In my practice as a holistic nutritionist, I visit digestion with each client. After taking the GI Masterclass, I felt much more confident in creating customized programs, and it's a bonus that Brett has organized the content in a manual that is very easy to follow and understand. I highly recommend any practitioners who are wanting to fine-tune their skills, or refresh their expertise in digestion to enrol in this masterclass.

Lisa McMurtrie, CNP, PTS, BFA, RYT-500

"The Digestive Health Masterclass was truly an amazing experience, very informative and useful. I was impressed by the well organized, complete and comprehensive training materials, and outstanding presentation. Besides all of the great information and protocols specific for main digestive issues such as IBS, IBD, dysbiosis and leaky gut, I also found the additional gifts such as information about regulating blood sugar highly valuable. I highly recommend taking this digestive health masterclass"

Parvaneh Assa (Ph.D., CNP) Holistic Nutritionist & Certified Genetic Test Provider and Analyzer

This Digestive Health Masterclass is absolutely brilliant! To be honest, I was hesitant enrolling at first simply because I already have advanced training in the realm of gut health & the microbiome, so I wasn't sure if this masterclass would further my knowledge or not (it definitely did!) With that being said, I still feel this masterclass is appropriate for many different integrative/holistic healthcare providers who are seeking a deeper understanding and clinical knowledge when it comes to resolving digestive conditions. Brett has done an excellent job of organizing this material in a way that is easy to learn. More importantly, he displays his clinical expertise and shares with his student's various protocols that are highly effective when it comes to resolving some of the most challenging symptoms and conditions. I highly recommend this for any practitioner who is looking to enhance their understanding of gut health and who wishes to serve their clients/patients on a deeper level. Since taking this program, I have implemented Brett's wisdom into my practice and have seen some incredible results with my clients!
Lindsey Emerling R.Ac and holistic health coach
This masterclass is a solid, no nonsense, to the point overview of each of the major digestive issues that I've most commonly come across in my practice. To have such clear clinical practice guidelines with the addition of Brett's experience has made a significant difference in the tests I recommend and the digestive health advice that I provide for my clients. This course was one of the very best investments I've made in my holistic nutrition career.'
Angela Pereira, RKin, CSCS, CPTN-CPT-CYT, CNP, ROHP
"Invaluable information! I learned tips that I never knew existed and I am not sure where else you could find this type of info. The printed material and bonus items together with access to the recordings is really helpful as I can go over it again and again. Highly recommend this masterclass!"
Renia Listowska, Certified Nutritional Practitioner 
"This masterclass has been unbeleivebly helpful in many ways as a graduated CNP! Diving into advanced training on GI issues, more tools to better treat clients, how to understand various tests, and simply the access to a great platform where we network with other members sharing questions and answers when we get stuck on dealing with a tough case.
Brett always goes out of his way to go above and beyond in being of assistance as he quickly responds to any questions you have with thoughtful answers! He is a great well rounded teacher who is always trying to expand his own knowledge and uses critical thinking without being close minded. I can guarantee you'll get your moneys worth and not regret taking this course, it's totally worth it."
Nakisa Saxton, CNP
Jason Yee, Certified Nutrition Practitioner, Beyond Food Practitioner
The digestive Health Practitioner Masterclass is an very well laid out program. I found the information easy to digest, and implement.

There's a TON of information but the way Brett organized it it's not overwhelming and very easy to reference once you've completed the program. Specific digestive conditions are focused on one at a time and Brett presents a background of each condition, current research, & then goes into resources for testing, protocol ideas, diet and specific supplement recommendations.

He teaches you how to figure out next steps, which testing to do and where to look to create and customize your own protocols. To top it all off, his delivery of the content is always engaging and easy to keep focused. I recommend it all practitioners!
Maddie Battle, CNP (Natural Balance Wellness)
The GI Masterclass is SO informative, one of the most detailed and useful courses I've taken! Brett deep dives into multiple GI related health issues that are extremely common, complete with his favourate protocols, specific supplementation, functional lab testing, dosages, diet and lifestyle suggestions for each one. Since doing the course I have referred back to my notes many times, as well as the detailed guide that it comes with which offers even more information. Definitely recommend!

I sincerely hope you'll join us for this Masterclass.

Over 200 health professionals and practitioners have mastered gut health in their practice with the help of this masterclass....

... I can honestly say that I have been humbled by all the positive feedback I have received over the years

This program is unlike almost any other you will find out there.

The book I have written, "Digestive Health - The Practitioners Guide" took me years to put together - it truly is my life's work.

The ecosystem you are plugging into will continue you to support you for years to come and help you to become a better practitioner. 

If we have met before, I can't wait to reconnect with you. 

If we have not met yet, I look forward to meeting you. 

Here's to your success,

Brett Hawes

Brett Hawes, CNP, CFMP
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Clinical Nutritionist. Iridologist. Professional Educator and Natural Medicine Expert
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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after I enroll?
After you sign up you will be sent an email with your login details. This will give you access to all of the training and accompanying downloads, resources, etc. 
How do I access the lessons and support forum?
You can access all materials and the group 24/7 from your desktop or mobile - you can watch videos, download material and post in the group from any device. 
How long do I have access to the program materials for?
You will have lifetime access to all materials
Do I have to be a practitioner to take this masterclass?
Yes. This masterclass is open to any certified health professional (eg. nutritionist, health coach, functional medicine practitioner, naturopathic doctor, medical doctor)
What if I am a student who is still in school? What are the prerequisites?
If you are at an accredited school you may still attend the masterclass. You should have foundational courses such as Fundamentals of Nutrition, Anatomy & Physiology, Symptomatology. If you have any questions, please contact us: [email protected]
Does this count toward continuing education credits?
Yes. You are eligible for 13 hours of CEU's with the IONC and CANNP 
I am not licensed to order functional lab tests. Will this program still apply to me?
100% YES! Before I get into the reasons why, you should know that lab testing makes up a small portion of this program. That said, here are a few reasons why you should get comfortable with lab tests.

A lot of MD's, ND's, Functional medicine practitioners and chiropractors are hiring health coaches and nutritionists in their practice. You are at an INCREDIBLE advantage if you understand functional lab tests (even at a basic level).

Also, many of your clients will be coming in with these lab tests already done. Again, you have an advantage.
Lastly, there are a number of lab services that offer certain tests to non-licensed health professionals. All of this will be covered in the program 
What is your refund policy?

There is a non-refundable administration fee of $100. 

If you are not satisfied with the program, you may request a full refund (minus the $100 non-refundable administration fee) within the first 7 days of joining. Refunds will not be issued after this time 

Refunds might take up to 4 weeks to show up on your bank statement 

Please also be sure to read our full terms and conditions here