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Weston A. Price Foundation   Pasadena CA Chapter RSS/Blog

Certifications


Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, NTP
Nutritional Therapy Association, with Gray Graham, NTP
June 2011, 522 hours of course study

Restorative Wellness Practitioner, RWP*
Anne Fischer Silva, NTP, Joanell Tyler, NTP, & Margaret Floyd, NTP
Restorative Wellness Solutions, LLC
September 2015, 42 hours of course study


Certified Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Practitioner, CGP
Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci (nutrition)
March 2012, 16 hours


Nutritional Mastery Series                                  Certificate of Completion**
Biotics Research Corporation, Inc.
January 2015, 57 hours


Leadership Roles


Founding Leader, Pasadena CA Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation
November 2008-present

Instructor, Get At The Roots Weight Loss Program
April 2014-present


Instructor, Easy 3-Step Bio-Detox Program
​June 2016-present

 
Continuing Education

Nutritional Perspectives on Neurological Disorders
Court Vreeland, DC, DACNB
October 2011, 7 hours

Effective Treatment for Our Depression & Obesity Epidemics using Amino Acid Therapy
Julia Ross, MA, MFT, NTI
February 2013, 16 hours

Defeating the Greatest Dietary Crisis of All Time with Amino Acid Therapy
Julia Ross, MA, MFT, NTI
June 2013, 16 hours

Mastering the Science of Integrative Blood Chemistry
Abbas Qutab, MD, DOM, DC, PhD
June 2014, 12 hours

Integrative Assessment Technique, Advanced Level 1
Loren Marks, DC, DACBN
May 2014, 7 hours

Adrenal Physiology and “The Stress Response”
Loren Marks, DC, DACBN
June 2014, 7 hours

**Digestive Mastery: Nutritional Protocols for Immediate Changes in Function
Walter H. Schmitt, DC, DIBAK, DABCN
Nutritional Mastery Series Session 1
July 2014, 12 hours

**Neoplasm (Cancer):  How it Works and How You Win
Leigh Erin Connealy, MD
Nutritional Mastery Series Session 2A
September 2014, 3.5 hours

**Success with Autoimmune Disease
Suzan Starler, DC, Certified MDT
Nutritional Mastery Series Session 2B
September 2014, 3.5 hours

**Thyroid, Lipids and Diabetes
William M. Kleber, DC, DABCI
Nutritional Mastery Series Session 3
October 2014, 7 hours

**Top Practical Pearls for Your Practice
Tom Van Dyke, CNC and Paul Fisher, CNC
Nutritional Mastery Series Session 4
November 2014, 7 hours

**Achieve Optimal Wellness & Health; Weight Loss with Detoxification
Abbas Quatab, MD, DOM, DC, PhD
Nutritional Mastery Series Session 5
December 2014, 7 hours

**Better Results with Injury, Inflammation and Pain
Walter H. Schmitt, DC, DIBAK, DABCN
Nutritional Mastery Series Session 6
January 2015, 12 hours

Integrative Assessment Technique, Module 1
Loren Marks, DC, DACBN
April-May 2015, 24 hours

Autoimmunity:  The PA Connection, Iodine, and Thyroid
William M. Kleber, DC, DABCI
September 2015, 7 hours

Blood Chemistry Clinical Application
Don Sing, NTP
February 2016, 4 hours

Integrative Cardiology:  The Paleo Diet, Clinical Nutrition, & Exercise
Jack Wolfson, DO, Cardiologist
March 2016, 6 hours

A complete Approach to Practice
​George Bernbach, DC
June 2016, 7 hours

Fatigue:  Practical Guide to Common Clinical Symptoms
William M. Kleber, DC, DABCI
July 2016, 7 hours


*Restorative Wellness Practitioner Certification

Case-study-based program with special focus on Nutritional and Lifestyle supports for:
Adrenal Health
Digestive Health
Food Sensitivities
Special Diets & Dietary Considerations
Male Hormone
Cycling Female Hormone Health
Menopause & Bone Health
The Mind-Body-Spirit Connection
The Restorative Wellness Path to Wholeness

September 2015, 42 hours


Restorative Wellness Specialist Certification, Part 1

Case-study-based program with special focus on Nutritional and Lifestyle supports for:
Hair Mineral Analysis
Thyroid Health
Immune System Health
Autoimmunity

​January 2016, 21 hours



Conferences

NUTRITION FOR MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH
9th Annual International Wise Traditions Conference
Weston A. Price Foundation
November 2008, 15 hours

[The Science Behind the Paleo Movement]
First Annual Ancestral Health Symposium
Ancestral Health Society
August 2011, 16 hours

MYTH BUSTERS  [Exposing flaws in modern nutritional science]
12th Annual International Wise Traditions Conference
Weston A. Price Foundation
November 2011, 15 hours

NUTRITION & BEHAVIOR
13th Annual International Wise Traditions Conference
Weston A. Price Foundation
November 2012, 15 hours

FOCUS ON FATS
16th Annual International Wise Traditions Conference
Weston A. Price Foundation
November 2015, 15 hours

Find Real Food Near You!

A great Real Food resource is the Weston A. Price Foundation, which has chapters nationwide and internationally.  Real Food Therapy Founder, Karen Voelkening-Behegan is also the  founding leader of the Pasadena CA Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation.  So if you live in the Pasadena, CA area, check out the WAPF-Pasadena blog or visit the WAPF-Pasadena website to learn more.  Otherwise, go to the Weston A. Price Foundation website to find a chapter near you.

Karen's Nutritional Therapy Training