This short course...

  • is for: Practitioners, students
  • is with: Giulietta Durante
  • spans: 1 day
  • provides: ION CPD 5 hours
  • has a discount: Use discount code IONSC_GT15OFF at the checkout to get 15% off. Offer expires end of 11th March 2020.

Nutritional therapists can be put off using functional tests – too many to choose from; their cost and the time and knowledge needed to interpret them. This practical day will look across the marketplace and help you gain confidence in identifying and appraising the tests that might support your practice best. Through case study presentations and in class practice, it will help you learn how to interpret findings in under 15 minutes and translate findings into clinical recommendations.

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What will I learn?

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Have improved your confidence in critiquing and choosing tests and explaining their cost- benefits to clients
  • Have a better ability to quickly interpret results and use them to inform your recommendations 
  • Have had the chance to significantly interact with a highly experienced speaker
  • Have had the chance to network with other individuals in the field of nutrition and to make useful contacts



Programme overview


  • Attendee registration


  • Case study example: How functional testing can revolutionise your knowledge about a client
  • What is functional testing? Three advantages to functional testing
  • Three mistakes people make with testing and how to avoid them
  • How to get started, choose the right test / lab and questions to ask
  • When to test and the practicalities of using functional tests

11.45 – 13.00

  • How to explain the value of a test to your client
  • Digging deep into the DUTCH and Thyroid Plus panels -  case studies, advantages and disadvantages

13.45– 15.00

  • Digging deep into the GI Map/GI 360 & SIBO breath test – case studies, advantages and disadvantages
  • How to avoid common pitfalls when interpreting tests
  • Genetic tests – when to use them

15.15– 16.30

  • Case study practice: Interpreting results in under 15 minutes
  • Group discussion and action planning
  • Q & A and next steps


Who is this course for?

  • Nutritional Therapists, nutritionists, dietitians and naturopaths.
  • Students who have completed the principles of functional testing in their course



Who will teach?

Giulietta Durante BSc (Hons), mBANT, CNHC

Giulietta has a first class degree in Nutritional Therapy from Westminster University. She has been running a busy nutrition practice for over ten years, specialising in conditions like endometriosis, PCOS and fibroids. Her main reason for focusing on women’s health stemmed from a frustration at the lack of options offered to her by her own doctors when trying to deal with her own hormonal challenges.

Early on in her practice Giulietta realised that Functional Testing was key to developing personalised programmes so that her clients could achieve long lasting and sustainable positive changes in their health. As a result her clinic quickly flourished as many clients began to experience improvements in their health after many years of struggling with chronic conditions.

Giulietta has consulted on numerous public health campaigns and has overseen many lottery funded projects. She is passionate about helping young people and those from less fortunate backgrounds acquire the skills needed to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Giulietta also runs women’s wellness retreats where the focus is on providing a space for women to reconnect with themselves and restore their energy and vitality. This year she is planning to hold numerous weekend retreats in the UK as well as her annual week-long retreat to Ibiza.



How will I be taught?

Short lectures, case study examples and practical exercises. You will be provided with essential information, practical tips and take-home resources

You may find these links helpful as pre-reading about the tests covered 



Good to know

  • Please check you have read ION’s FAQs including our cancellation and refund policy before booking
  • Participation in an ION training day forms part of a practitioner’s or an individual’s ongoing learning. It does not qualify a non-clinically trained practitioner or individual to work in a clinical setting. Individual’s boundaries of safe work, advice or practice are primarily determined by their formal qualifications and related personal insurance.
  • Where you are booking with a discount code, please check you have read ION’s discount terms and conditions: https://www.ion.ac.uk/promotions
  • ION will provide an electronic link to course materials two weeks in advance. Please ensure that you check the email account you signed up to hear about ION with around this time.
  • You may wish to access some of these education materials prior to attending the course
  • The day includes drink and light refreshments. Lunch is not provided
  • Maximum 35 participants
  • If you have a queries, please email [email protected]

Copy and paste (or type) the discount code IONSC_GT15OFF at the checkout "apply discount" stage to get 15% off your booking fee. Hurry! Offer expires end 11th March 2020.

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