GI Healing

Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing

24 Continuing Education hours


  • Margaret Floyd Barry, Master RWP FNTP CGP
  • Ellen Lovelace, MPH FNTP Master RWP
  • Sara Fields, FNTP Master RWP
  • Deanne Landers, FNTP Master RWP
  • Paige Reagan, FNTP Master RWP
  • Courtenay Fisher, FNTP Master RWP
  • Julia Mims, FNTP RWP-3
  • Deidre Bloomquist, FNTP Master RWP
  • Kimberly Rovin, FNTP RWP-3
  • Kristin Whitaker, NTM, BCHN, MRWP

Next Class: September 3, 2024

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  • Introduction and Welcome

    Our mission, passion and 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
  • Digestion Anatomy & Physiology
    • Learn the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system
    • Understand optimal digestion function
    • Explore the many kinds of digestive dysfunction, from GERD and SIBO to parasite infections and beyond
  • The GI-MAP
    • Learn what makes the GI-MAP test unique and the RWS preferred stool test
    • Understand when to use this test and how to interpret it
    • For students outside the US, we also learn about the Complete Microbiome Mapping test and the GI EcologiX test
  • CSAP and SIBO testing
    • Learn about an additional stool testing option: the Comprehensive Stool Analysis with Parasitology and how the test technology differs from the GI-MAP
    • Understand when to use this test and how to interpret it
    • Learn about the testing options for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
    • Understand when to use these tests and how to interpret them
  • Healing Solutions and Case Studies

    Learn how to structure a therapeutic gastrointestinal healing protocol that includes:

    • Support for optimal digestive function
    • Pathogen eradication
    • Gut healing
    • Microbiome strengthening
    • The removal of dietary stressors

    Along with several case studies to see these tools applied in clinical practice.

  • Adverse Food Reactions

    Understand the mechanisms of different types of adverse reactions to food:

    • Food allergy
    • Food sensitivity
    • Food intolerance

    Along with testing options for adverse food reactions and the benefits and downsides of each option.

  • The RWS Approach to Adverse Food Reactions

    Learn the unique RWS approach to gut healing:

    • The specific combination of tests that provide the most helpful information
    • How to use the information gleaned from these tests to sculpt the most effective healing protocols
    • How to heal the root cause of food sensitivities

    Along with several case studies to see these tools applied in clinical practice.

  • Nutrients, Food, and Special Diets
    • 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
  • Supplements and Lifestyle
    • Learn how to effectively work with supplements including how to assess quality, dosing considerations, how to manage ordering and shipping logistics, and the RWS preferred brands
    • The missing link: understanding the impact of our lifestyle and emotions on our health and wellbeing
    • How to properly and thoroughly 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


  • 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

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