Functional Medicine Academy

Belly Aches & Bloating. Part 1 - the Practitioners Guide to the Gut

This seminar will teach effective solutions for all the common gut health symptoms that bring patients to your office. Learn protocols that can immediately be put into practice. Lab options for gut health concerns will be explored.

This course will cover:
• Basic gut anatomy and digestion review
• Identification of common gut disorders
• Key patient questions including red flags and referral criteria
• Classification of symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, differentiating abdominal pain, indigestion and radiating back pain
• When to proceed if testing is not required vs when it is needed
• Basics of blood labs
• Key findings on endoscopy and colonoscopy reports
• Treatment options based on practitioner’s license/scope of practice
• Natural medicine and supplementation options
• Diet and nutrition options
• Lifestyle modification choices
• Complimentary therapy suggestions

Belly Aches & Bloating Part One is the second seminar in the Functional Medicine Academy™ certificate program (FMA) offered by Aduco to licensed physicians and nutritional professionals.

The Functional Medicine Academy™ certificate program is comprised of 72 hours of approved coursework (9 classes) that must be completed in a 24-month period. After completing the coursework, you must pass the certification test (score 80% or higher) and submit a case review.

The FMA courses may be taken individually and, in any order, however, is it strongly suggested that the seminar Belly Aches and Bloating Part One be taken before Belly Aches and Bloating Part Two. Those not interested in the certificate program are welcome to attend the classes as free-standing educational offerings. You must have an Aduco account to register.

Additional courses in the FMA program are:
• Belly Aches and Bloating Part 2
• More Than Cholesterol
• Food as Medicine
• Waiting List Practice
• Depression as a Symptom
• A Modern Approach to Alzheimer’s
• Just Plain Tired
• The Functional Health & Nutrition Exam
To learn more about the FMA program and Aduco’s educational offerings, email us at or visit us at Call our Customer Service team to register for a seminar or open a free professional account: 800.662.9134.

This class is approved for 8 CE units by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 484, Category 1. CA- licensed Chiropractors are able to apply these Acupuncture CE units toward relicensure as well, per the California code of Regulations, Title 16, Div. 4, Article 6, Section 361, Subdivision (h).
This class is approved for 8 CE units for Registered Nurses.

Note: The CEUs provided for this online seminar are through the State of California. If you are licensed in a state other than California, please check with your governing board to find out if California-recognized units are accepted. At this time, Aduco Academy only offers California CEU certificates.

CEU Processing fee included.
  • Introduction
  • Module 1-8 Notebook: Belly Aches and Bloating - Part 1
  • Module 1 Video: Welcome to the Gut
  • Module 1 Quiz
  • Modul 2 Video: Bellyaches
  • Module 2 Quiz
  • Module 3 Video: Fat Metabolism & Detox
  • Module 3 Quiz
  • Module 4 Video: Nutrition Absorption
  • Module 4 Quiz
  • Module 5 Video: Yeast Overgrowth
  • Test 5 Quiz
  • Module 6 Video: Colon Health Part 1
  • Module 6 Quiz
  • Module 7 Video: Colon Health Part 2
  • Quiz Module 7
  • Module 8 Video: Leaky Gut
  • Module 8 Quiz
  • Final Step to Completion: Take Our Survey!
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed