Adrenal Gland Dysfunction
Learn how to properly assess and address adrenal gland dysfunction using functional nutrition testing and protocols
Adrenal gland imbalances are an important (but often overlooked) aspect of overall health. Chronic, sustained stress affects the adrenals in subtle, yet profound ways – impacting the body in many different ways. There are strong links between adrenal imbalances and gut health, brain and cognitive function, immunity, general hormone imbalances, thyroid gland dysfunction, autoimmune disease and much more...
Understanding how to assess and evaluate adrenal dysfunction is a critical first step and can make a significant impact on overall health (even seemingly unrelated issues)
Adrenal glands become burnout over time. This gradual burnout falls into 4 phases. In this Masterclass you will learn how to interpret functional lab testing and use this together with symptomology to plot what stage your clients/patients are in.
Once you understand what stage they're in, you will learn how to put together targeted and nuanced protocols that are both efficient and effective (and that your clients can actually follow!). We will discuss lifestyle, the "adrenal diet", exactly what supplements to use, plus pull together common threads that will help your clients get results regardless of what stage they are in.
This deep-dive Adrenal Masterclass will take you beyond recommending "your favourite adrenal support formula", "adrenal boosters" and "done-for-you protocols" which are so prevalent these days.
If you are ready to level up your knowledge, get better, more consistent results, and help more people -this is for you.
I have organized everything into micro-lessons that are easy to absorb, digest and navigate. You will also find links to handouts, questionnaires, and other resources to help you implement these teachings into your practice immediately.
Plus, as a bonus, I will teach you how to present your findings to your clients/patients and use a working timeline to keep you both on track.
In This Masterclass You Will Learn...
  • Adrenal Glands: Anatomy And Physiology - what they do and how they work
  • Assessing Signs And Symptoms Of Adrenal Gland Imbalances
  • The Different Stages Of "Adrenal Fatigue" (and how to plot them using functional lab testing)
  • The Impact of the HPA Axis Dysfunction on overall hormone health
  • Adrenal-Thyroid Axis – is low thyroid or adrenal gland dysfunction? (or both?) 
  • The Gut-Brain-Adrenal Axis: how gut health directly impacts adrenal health (and vice versa)
  • How To Interpret Functional Lab Tests – Dutch Adrenal Panel™ review
  • How To Present Lab Findings to your clients and patients
  • A Working Timeline you can use with your clients/patients (this helps keep you both on track)
  • Nutrition & Lifestyle Protocols To Restore Adrenal Gland Balance
  • Supplement Protocols For Each Stage Of Adrenal Fatigue (including brand names, dosages, and daily scheduling)
  • What Adaptogens To Use (& when)
  • Scroll down for the full curriculum 
Hi! I'm Brett Hawes...
A Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Clinical Nutritionist. I have been teaching nutritionists and functional health coaches the art of clinical practice for over 15 years both privately and professionally at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition 

In this Masterclass I will be teaching you the exact same methods, protocols, and lab testing I have developed and used in my own clinical practice over the last 18 years. These have helped hundreds of my clients transform their health and regain their vitality.

Upon completion of this Masterclass, you will have all of the tools and resources you need to confidently help your clients and patients suffering from adrenal gland dysfunction. 
I look forward to seeing you in class...
Achieveing clinical excellence is only one click away...
  • Anatomy and Physiology 
  • The Stress Response - Part 1
  • The Stress Response - Part 2
  • The Pregnenolone Steal
  • Symptoms of Adrenal "Burnout"
  • Effects of Cortisol + Causes of Adrenal "Burnout"
  • Adrenal Questionnaire Overview 
  • DUTCH Testing Introduction
  • The 4 Stages of Adrenal "Burnout"
  • Interpreting the DUTCH Adrenal Test
  • Common Scenarios on the DUTCH Adrenal
  • Useful Biomarkers on the DUTCH Complete Test
  • Useful Biomarkers on Standard Blood Testing 
  • Energy Patterns and "Cortisol Shadowing"
  • Overview and Introduction
  • Tools to Manage Stress
  • Detoxfication and Adrenal "Burnout"
  • Strategies to Lower Inflammation 
  • The 3 Layers of "Adrenal Diets"
  • Intermittent Fasting, Adrenal "Burnout" and Blood Sugar 
  • Core Components for Balancing Blood Sugar 
  • Stage 1 Core Supplements
  • Herbal Adaptogens - Part 1
  • Stage 3 Core Supplements
  • Herbal Adaptogens - Part 2
  • Stage 2 Core Supplements
  • Additional Nutraceuticals to Consider 
Upon completion of this Masterclass, all Certified Health Practitioners will be eligible to order DUTCH testing through our lab partners

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the Masterclass and watch the lessons?
This is an on-demand, instant access program. Once you enroll you will receive login information via email;. You can access all of the program material in our members portal; with lifetime access
Do I have to be a practitioner to take this masterclass?
No. This masterclass is however intended for 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?
You are welcome to attend. There are no prerequisites :)
Will I be able to order functional lab tests after taking this Masterclass?
YES. We have an exclusive arrangement with a lab partner. If you are a certified health professional you will be eligible to order DUTCH testing upon completion of the Masterclass by opening a FREE account with our lab partner (this fee is normally $250 USD)
What is your refund policy?
This is a digital information product. There are no refunds once the live class begins. If you need to cancel your enrollment BEFORE Oct 22nd, please contact Tracy with customer support "tracy@holistichealthmasterclass" and we will refund you in full. 
Refunds can take up to 5 business days to appear in your bank account