Bachelor Degree Level

Certified Functional Naturopath


Angie Ates, Founder


Who is this course for?

  • the passionate natural health advocate seeking a professional working knowledge of how to address the types of dis-ease
  • medical professionals wanting to increase their knowledge of how to minimize the need and effects of medications on the body
  • individuals interested in learning holistic health protocols using natural products to support and rebalance the body
  • YOU!

EPIC Foundation / CNHP

Certification - 90 credit hours
($4,000 Value!)

  • A&P
  • Introduction to Homotoxicology
  • Nutritional Consulting
    →Over 30 Eating Strategies
    →Amino Acid Therapy
    →Body & Chemical Nutrients
    →Delivery Systems of Nutrients
    →Water Quality and Variations
    →Air Quality Determinations
  • Pillars of Health
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Visceral Disease Symptoms
  • The Business of Natural Health Consultations
    →S.E.A.N Template
  • Relaxation Illumination
  • Nature’s First Aid- Botanical
  • External Influences on Wellness
  • Cravings Don’t Lie
  • Feng Shui
  • pH Impact/ Proper Calciums
  • Hair Analysis
  • IV Therapy
  • Magnet Therapy
  • Colon Hydrotherapy
  • Dry Brush Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy/Bathology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Chakras- The Lords Prayer

Symptom Solutions

  • Autoimmune
  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Sugar
  • Cholesterol
  • Energy / Fatigue
  • Gall Bladder
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Heart & Circulation
  • Joint Issues
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Depression

Tools & Techniques

  • Enzyme Therapy
  • Face, Tongue, Nails
  • Functional Blood Panels
  • Herbology
  • MRT / Kinesiology
  • IV Therapy

Experienced and Proficient PROFESSIONAL

  • Don’t fear a medical diagnosis. Learn the systems involved! Ever wanted to know the top dis-eases and the body systems they belong to? Join our Nurse Practitioner as she explains the Allopathic view, and integrate it with natural options.
  • How to use Iridology to triangulate imbalances! Yes, we are asking you to look into our eyes to see the color, to see the markings, and quite frankly, just be able to see, so join us and we will teach you some shortcuts to triangulating with Iridology and know what is going on in your body.
  • Utilizing Muscle Response Therapy beyond supplement needs! There is no mystery here. Your body is talking, by responding to what you are feeding it beyond food, so learn how to give it what, and how much it wants so that you can be on your way to greatness!

Family Health COMMANDER and Believer

  • How to use the body to help discern food sensitivities! Take me out to the ball game, buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks… wait, NO! Root, root, root for your body by winning the food sensitivity game with no strikes out!
  • Nutrition tips that are helpful for energy / fatigue! Food is energy, and you’re not feeling it? Learn helpful tips to make your nutrition plan work for you, and get back to living life in the fast lane!!


Savvy Supporter and Knowledge Seeker

  • Learn about Food Allergies and their neutralizing nutritional antidotes! Antidote? For Food? You’d think we’re talking poison… well, really, we are, because certain foods poison certain bodies. Learn how to neutralize the effects of food allergies effectively.
  • How your social style grid impacts anxiety and depression! Learn about the link between depression, anxiety, and your social style. Learn to love yourself, forgive others, and be okay with being EPIC! It’s the least we can do.
  • Counterbalancing nutrient deficiencies created by prescription medicines! Taking that prescription pill may help you feel better now… but be sure you are supporting your body against the small print side-effects that you were told about after you sold your kidney to pay your deductible.
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Certified Functional Naturopath
TOTAL credit hours 290

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Foundation :

A & P (10 credit hours)
Recognize, understand and use terms associated with the organization of the body, positional and directional vocabulary, planes of the body, and related anatomy and physiology. Further recognize the interrelationship of body systems and their homeostasis requirements. The Human Biological Systems are a foundational “must know” to obtain successful results.
The second section trains on the Symptoms of Visceral dis-ease. Visceral: Referring to the viscera, the internal organs of the body, specifically those within the chest (as the heart or lungs) or abdomen (as the liver, pancreas or intestines). In a figurative sense, something “visceral” is felt “deep down.” It is a “gut feeling.”

Nutrition (40 credit hours)
This is a power packed course trained by Ashley Uchtman an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate and our Founder Angie Ates. You will discern the nutrients and HOW they fuel the body. By pulling this knowledge all together you will be able to create Bio- Individual programs for yourself and others.

Just a snapshot of what is covered in this over 7 hours of video training:
(and over 170 pages of support documents)

Amino Acids -Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. There are 20 kinds of amino acids; these have been found to have various biological and chemical functions. • Origins of Amino Acid Fermentation:Amino-Acid-Producing Bacteria Screening and

Strain Breeding
• What is the Amino Acid Fermentation Process? • Safety of Amino Acids
• Functions and Uses of Amino Acids
Over 30 eating strategies – This information will be the cornerstone of your nutritional plans as you guide yourself and others to optimal wellness.
Delivery Systems of Nutrients – What different “delivery” options pose as beneficial or not so much. These section on liposomal, sucrosomal and more delivery systems will aid you in finding the “right” supplement for yourself and others.
Chemist of Man- Body & Chemical Nutrients– the fundamental understanding of the interaction of micro and macro nutrients in an isolated or companion delivery method.
Collagen Peptide Therapy– Collagen peptides are highly bioavailable. They act as building blocks, renewing bodily tissues, such as skin, bones and joints. Discover the proper application and when therapeutic amounts are beneficial.
Water Quality– Water quality refers to the chemical, physical, biological, and radiological characteristics of water. Learn what waters are really “wet” and which ones are “toxic” to the body.
Air Quality– Discover the 6 levels of air quality and what you can do to protect yourself and others.

Pillars of Health (1 credit hour)
6 levels of Health
Your current level of health is a perfect reflection of how your body, mind and spirit is responding to the environment and lifestyle you have created for yourself. Determine how these levels can be adjusted and transformed to support the well being of everyone.

Pharmacology (3 credit hours)
Our Family Nurse Practitioner Debbie Evans brings her clinical integrative experience to train on drug categories. She shares the use of prescriptions and impact on the body systems and the Nutrient deficiencies that may occur with their use.

Pathology (3 credit hours)
This module is about Top disease names discussed from an integrated medical model. Debbie Evans – FNP-BC teaches the disease conditions and processes alongside conventional etiology theories.

Introduction to Homoxicology (3 credit hours)
Homotoxicology, developed by the German doctor Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg, is the scientific concept behind anti-homotoxic medicine. Understanding this concept will aid you in creating a Bio-Individual program for your client and yourself.
What you will learn:
The basic principles of Homotoxicology
The origin and history of the 6 phase table The dynamic of a disease in the 6 phase table The principle of disease evolution

The Business of Natural Health Consultations (3 credit hours)
What will you learn:
• Health consulting and Business skills
• Tools to aid your success during a consultation -Signs & Symptoms Survey, Adrenal Fatigue Survey and Candida Assessment
• How to – video based- I show you how to ask the questions during a consult
• Fundamentals of how your office space presents

Symptom Solutions:

NOTE- ALL Symptom Solutions modules address the Etiology, Physiology, Pathology and Psychology of the group of Symptoms. This offers you an integrative approach to creating wellness plans for yourself or your clients Allergies/Sensitivities (4 credit hours)
What will you learn:
• Nutritional Solutions for Food Sensitivities and Intolerances.
• At Home “Sensitivity” testing at your fingertips
• Etiology that includes the Immune system response and the Gut microbiome.
• How antibodies are made in our Adaptive Immune System and WHY you need to know.
• Discover how Seasonal allergies are tied to Liver – The Spring Organ and Lung – The Fall organ and the solutions for these Seasonal allergies.
AutoImmune (4 credit hours)
There are over 100 types of AutoImmune Disorders and we train you on the TOP Theories of Autoimmune challenges. We discuss the “classifications” of Antibodies and just how they respond in the body to the outside world creating the Inside world issue.
Take a seat on the big comfy couch as we share with you the B cells, Lymphocytes and other actions of the Immune System so you may truly understand HOW TO look for the “underlying” stimuli for ALL AutoImmune disorders. This is definitely a course that
covers Etiology, Physiology, Pathology and Psychology of these symptoms we classify as AutoImmune disorders.
Blood Pressure- High/Low (2 credit hours)
What you will learn:
Physiological function…Enzymatic Action, Biometrics and bio receptors and more of just how this system works.
Scientific white papers on the use of Hibiscus tea and the TACT study results relating to the Blood pressure connection.
Prescription drugs- ACE, Calcium Channel blockers and how they work.
Remedies, tools and techniques to support the “underlying issues” of LOW and HIGH blood pressure.
The Emotional components are exposed with solutions offered for your success.
Blood Sugar- Hight/Low (5 credit hours)
What you will learn:
What and how do you use the Glycemic list foods
Stevia…science behind those facts and stats….it’s a green leaf by the way not a white powder
The Physiology of sugar regulation- understanding A1c, Insulin, Glucagon, blood glucose and more.
The Water implication, the Metabolic syndrome, Adrenal/Cortisol axis imbalances and Glycemic crisis situations and more.
Remedies, Therapies and Lifestyle adjustments to correct, balance and prevent this malady.
Cholesterol (3 credit hours)
What will you learn:
• LDL/HDL and fractionated ranges- The physiology of how and why we need it
• 80/20 cholesterol creation rule and liver involvement and WHY that matters to you
• Bio Chemical process of the conversion of carbohydrates and how that interrelates with Triglycerides and cholesterol impact.
• Lifestyle adjustments, Nutritional support, Supplements (homeopathics and more) and Emotional relationships, OH MY!
Energy/Fatigue Issues (3 credit hours)
What will you learn:
• How digestion and enzymes create nutritional deficiencies which further impact our energy resources.
• Discover the cellular functions, the mitochondria and intercellular damage and the solutions to support the body in repair.
• Endocrine organs and how they contribute to overall energy. This is beyond thyroid accusations.
• Recognize the emotional attributes and the brain chemicals involvement and the remedies for repair.
• Exhaustive list of tools, techniques and supplements to feed and nourish organs systems and remove underlying causes.
GallBladder Issues (2 credit hours)
What will you learn:
• How to use Bile Duct flushes, Castor Oil packs, and coffee enemas to name a few therapies to support acute care gallbladder attacks.
• Learn the “season” for gallbladder building and how you can prevent the gallbladder issues.
• Etiology, Physiology, Pathology and Psychology of gallbladder- acute care and chronic care
• Supplements and lifestyle changes to support the gallbladder that are practical and cost effective.
GI Issues (4 credit hours)
Join us as we detail the TOP Functional GI issues seen in our practices on a weekly basis. We discuss the causal impact and co morbidity syndromes that come alongside GI stress. We further train you on
• What impacts digestive competency?
• The Gut-Brain connection and Transit time tools
• Human Microbiome project and the genetic mutations discovered
• The 5 gut types according to Traditional Chinese Medicine
• Remedies, protocols and repair techniques to ensure optimal health.
Heart/Circulation (3 credit hours)
What will you learn:
• What really contributes to heart disease?
• The Heart Attack Application via using your hands as “jumper cables” to support during a heart attack.
• Etiology, Physiology, Pathology and Psychology of the entire Circulatory communication system. This takes in account all the organ systems and the intense emotional issues contributing to heart imbalances.
• Palpitations and what they really mean and the remedy for this imbalance.
• How our Electrical body plays a huge role in heart conditions.
• Nutritional and Ancillary suggestions that support heart conditions and WHY integrating these concepts are invaluable.
Joint Issues (2 credit hours)
What will you learn:
• Integration to our bone health and chiropractic modules
• Joint pain is just that, the pain the joint is signaling because of a larger underlying issue. We support you on the questions to ask and remedy solutions.
• From Toxins to their inflammatory pathways, we train you on the Matrix and WHY this matters.
• Anti-inflammatory diet, Food allergies and bay leaves… they all lead you to remedy the underlying joint issue causes
• Therapies, Tools, and Emotional connections for continued support and repair.
Stress/Anxiety/Depression (3 credit hours)
What will you learn:
• Social Styles Assessment and how to use this for creating results driven protocols
• Emotional connection of the interpretation of our environment and tools to “reframe” these interpretations.
• Organs affected alongside the Neurological response and the solutions beyond take another “pill” idea.

Tools & Techniques

Our Tools and Techniques are divided into 2 categories – either a “finding the cause tool” or a Therapy technique. These serve as an introduction into clinical practice as we provide the C.A.R.E road map to integrating the knowledge for practical use now.
Each module offers a Directed research practicum providing clinical hands on experience. The quantitative reasoning approach from over 20 different experienced Practitioners will provide you with the varied data analysis you need for success.
Enzyme Therapy
(4 credit hours)
What will you learn:
• The course teaches on the importance of enzymes in nutrition their classifications
• Sources of Enzymes within the body systems and their activity
• Using Enzymes in an interactive wellness plan
• Digestive vs proteolytic enzyme therapy
• Optimal pH range for breakdown of substrates
FTN- Face/ Tongue/Nails (20 credit hours)
This module is overflowing with fun and predictive information. It is divided into Face, Tongue and Nail modules to allow a segregation yet integration of concepts and theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a sprinkle of Japanese Medicine. So
grab your mirror and join us as we talk….Face, Tongue and Nails.
FACE– what you will learn:
• At a glance the Top 5 face clues and how you can use them to determine a wellness plan
• The Predictive Value of Auricular Diagnosis on Coronary Heart Disease- scientific study
• Analyzing -Lip color/ Forehead lines/nose/ ears/ cheeks/ mouth/ lips/eyes/ chin and more in order to triangulate imbalances in the body and then create the balancing wellness plans.
• How to read the Face Charts- it is all about- location location location
TONGUE– what you will learn:
• At a glance the Top 5 tongue clues and how you can use them to determine a wellness plan
• Roadmaps and Tongue charts for reference
• What is the Relationship Between Tongue Color and Health
• Textures, coatings, moisture and what’s that bulging blue underneath the tongue
NAILS– what you will learn:
• The Key Elements of Fingernail Image Diagnosis- or “finding the cause”
• Nail Abnormalities: Clues to Systemic Disease scientific study
• What spoons, vertical ridges, splitting, peeling, white sheen, white spots and more present and how to create remedies to support the correction.
Functional Blood Panels (20 credit hours)
Debbie Evans FNP-BC and Angie Ates CAHP-BC walk you thru hours of “how to read” blood panels using Optimal ranges vs Regional Lab ranges. When you complete this module you will be on your way to Mastering the pattern relationships and how to
view blood labs in a Functional theory.
What you will learn:
• Printable charts, templates and instructions sheets
• 4 quadrants of Functional “finding the cause” concepts
• Approaching the Functional Analysis with confidence
• GI Markers/ Thyroid Markers/ Kidney Markers/ Liver Markers and more
• Many “patterns” such as Intestinal Parasites Pattern
• Iron conversion problems and imbalances associated with this issue
• Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Zinc Deficiency
• Clinical Studies supporting various blood lab findings
• Scientific study-Effect of combination therapy when working with the Thyroid
Herbology 1
(5 credit hours)
What will you learn:
• History of herbs as botanical medicine
• Remedy approaches by body systems
• Physiological herbal actions
• Classification of medicinal plants
• Relate types of herbs to the system they most affect
• Nutritional Herbology- using Kitchen spices
Herbology 2
(5 credit hours)
What will you learn:
• Clinical uses -How Herbology fits within your practice
• Join our video based Herb walk where we show you in the wild what herbs are growing around us
• How to use the different applications of herbs and WHY some are better than others
• Create herbal blends and products, from ointments to fomentations with our hands on approach as you join us in the kitchen.
• Create and use herbal remedies for women, babies, and children, including natural remedies for common problems such as colic and diaper rash.
(8 credit hours)
A useful course concerning the art of muscle testing for dietary and nutritional needs.
Content: Muscle testing for optimal wellness, procedures before starting the muscle test assessment, how to muscle test, anatomical testing points, things to know, testing kits and supplements, complementary assessment and therapy tools.
What will you learn:
• The biblical connection with MRT
• 10 life applications for MRT
• Science based theory of MRT / Kinesiology
• 6 kinds of MRT and when to use them
• The history of the Pendulum and Dowsing
• How to use a pendulum and dowsing methods
• Test points on the body and how to integrate into your practice or at home
• 3 techniques to support a person balanced Polarity
• 5 stages of a Nutrient Deficiency and why that matters
• What can interfere with MRT/Kinesiology
• What is the Question to state…not ask
IV therapy (1 credit hour)
What you will learn:
• What is IV Therapy and how does benefit the body
• What nutrients and combinations are typically used and why
• What conditions can be helped with IV therapy
• Using IV therapy vs Liposomals
BONUS: Relaxation Illumination Audio

Career Goal:

  • Certified Functional Naturopath (CFN)

This is an online course equivalent to 290 Credit Hours* – Bachelor Degree Level.
LIFETIME Access! Learn at your own pace.
Online (zoom) or LIVE event Challenge Exam- Certificate MAILED upon completion – or – Alternative 10 intern clinic hours with confirmation document.
290 Credit Hours at only $10.00/ credit hour
Personalized certificate/diploma MAILED upon completion
Completion Estimate – 6 – 14 months

CNHP Designation / Certificate also Available
This course can be applied toward future up-level courses, such as our comprehensive CAHP Program


Certified Functional Naturopath

290 Credit Hours* = $2997.00 (PIF) = $10.00/credit hour

Frequently Asked Questions:
*Is it true that Naturopaths are not allowed in some places?

YES—It is a Designation Course that has different requirements in different places in the world. Currently, there are 22 states* in the U.S., that allow the Naturopath Designation. We always advise folks to research ‘their’ home state rules & regulations. But, we will also ADD: Our course designations of CNHP – Certified Natural Health Practitioner and our premier CAHP – Complimentary Alternative Health Practitioner have grown in practical use and popularity due to some regulatory restrictions such as mentioned above.