The Certificate Course in Environmental Health
5-Month Advanced Course for Health Professionals
Elevate your understanding of environmental toxins & learn how to “talk toxins” in your practice, so you can expand your skill set, ability to support clients, and grow your business.
Course starts: October 2022
The world is waking up to the fact that everyday toxic exposures are not only real, but a big part of the rise in chronic health issues.
“DETOX” is all the rage these days, the organic foods industry is booming, and natural, plant-based skincare is the largest growing sector of that industry.
And yet, many people are still struggling with chronic health issues.
And not enough health professionals and health educators are able to help them understand, and take action on the toxic exposures that are making them worse.
If you’re ready to be the resource they need, deepen your education, expand your tool kit, and stand out from the pack, then keep reading…
Environmental toxins are linked to nearly every chronic health issue that you’ll see in your practice.
Researchers and leaders in the Functional Medicine field agree that environmental toxins are responsible for causing or contributing to nearly all the health issues practitioners are seeing in their clients & patients… things like:
The spotlight is on environmental toxins!
Leaders in Functional, integrative, and holistic health are speaking out about toxins:
“In considering health issues, it’s important to clear the home and body of toxic exposures that are holding us back from our goals. In my own practice and teaching, I consider toxins to be at the top of the list of agents we need to address and eliminate… Bottom line: You can’t get better without addressing your toxic exposure…”
“Toxicity is the primary driver of disease.”
“Environmental toxins can feed cancer, interfere with glucose and cholesterol metabolism and induce insulin resistance and obesity through multiple mechanisms including inflammation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial injury, altered thyroid metabolism and impaired central appetite regulation.”
Average # of Hours of Training in Environmental Health for MD's
But there’s a problem.
The average medical school curriculum that addresses environmental toxins (most programs don’t at all) only offer seven hours of training on environmental health issues.
The conventional medical model also does not afford the average MD the time to work with their patients on the lifestyle shifts needed to reduce exposures to the toxins that are messing with their health.
Enter: The Allied Lifestyle Practitioner.
I’m talking health coaches, nutritionists, women’s health experts, chiropractors, etc. who are working closely with their clients on daily lifestyle upgrades.
Currently, most lifestyle practitioners aren’t able to fully participate in this hot topic; either they don’t know enough, or know plenty, but struggle to speak about toxins in an engaging way that doesn’t scare people away.
If this is you, you’re uniquely positioned to help your audience truly address their health issues in a powerful, and increasingly essential way… all you need is some education, and guidance!
Learning about toxins takes time.
Hundreds and hundreds of hours of research to find out where toxins are hiding, how they are affecting us, and what we can do about them.
That’s time most professionals just don’t have.
That’s Why I Created The:
The Certificate Course in Environmental Health is a 5-Month Online Program for health professionals and health-based businesses, designed to elevate your understanding and fluency around environmental exposures and provide tools and support around integrating this critically important topic into your unique health-based business.
Comprised of hundreds of hours of research, this 5-month course will fast-track your education!
My mission is to create a group of professionals who will become leaders – not only in their own field or area of expertise, but also in pushing the environmental health conversation forward, and ultimately transforming the world in which we live!
The time for leadership in the environmental toxins conversation is NOW.
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The Education Inside Cert Course is Essential For:
Women’s Health Experts
Health & Wellness Bloggers
Midwives & Doulas
Healthy Living Consultants
What We Cover In The Certificate Course
The environmental toxins conversation is about far more than just chemical A and disease B, or about swapping products; it’s also about history, politics, public policy, public health research, and so much more.
Both aspects of the conversation are equally important; I refer to them as the “macro” and the “micro.”
When you can speak about these bigger picture topics, the information you share about specific chemical exposures carries more weight, relevance, and resonance. That’s why we cover both inside the Certificate Course in Environmental Health.
We zoom way out to examine the historical, scientific, political and industry back-story of the environmental toxins conversation, critical for creating a strong footing in this space.
The Macro includes discussion of the intersection between industry, science, and public policy, and closely look at topics like human biomonitoring, epigenetics, and detoxification.
Here we zoom way in, to take a 360 ̊ spin around the toxins we’re most commonly exposed to in and around our homes; from construction materials and radon in the basement, to benzene in the garage, and lead in garden soil.
This comprehensive exploration of potential sources of exposure will allow you to offer the most thorough assessments when working to uncover the root of your client’s health issues.
APPLICATION & INTEGRATION
What good is all that education if you’re not crystal clear on how to use it? (Hint: not much).
Working in our small class size, you’ll get individual attention, coaching, strategizing, and support around how to best integrate this topic into the work you’re doing. We’ll find the right language, the right offering, and the right approach for YOUR unique business.
No more leaving you to figure out how to apply what you learn!
- 16 core lecture format (audio) teaching classes
- 4 bonus lecture format (audio) teaching classes
- 4 Live Q&A + Hot Seat Calls
- 4 Live Q&A + Coaching Calls
- 1 Live Business Intensive on conducting assessments
- 1 Virtual 2-day intensive (May 6th & 7th)
- 2 One-hour Private Coaching Sessions
- Private Facebook Group
- Monthly curated news headline E-Digest
- Client Facing Guides for you to use in your practice
- Environmental Health Intake Form
- Template for conducting a Whole Home Assessment
- Live Guest Expert Trainings
- Archive of past Guest Experts sessions
The Certificate Course is comprised of 16 audio lectures designed to offer a comprehensive exploration of what the lifestyle practitioner needs to be aware of to support their clients, and the bigger picture context that allows you to position yourself as a leader.
Earn 30 CEU’s from NANP, HCA, and CAIN when you successfully complete the quizzes for these 16 core classes!
Lesson #1: History & Context of Chemical Regulation
In order to make sense of where we are now, we have to look back at the historical events that shaped our view of chemicals, and the public policy that regulates them. This is a fascinating and eye opening class that will help you share engaging and perspective shifting information with your clients. [MACRO]
Lesson #3: The Toxic Substances Control Act & REACH policy in the European Union
This class explores how our public policy regarding chemicals was developed, where it’s weak, and how it compares to our friends across the pond. Understanding how chemicals are regulated (or not) allows for a much deeper, and more rounded conversation around the products we use every day. [MACRO]
Lesson #5: Industry Front Groups: Astroturfing and Manipulation
Industry plays a big role in how toxin chemicals are perceived by consumers and addressed by legislators. Understanding how industry manipulates us and changes public policy is eye-opening, and can serve as a radar when you’re reading about toxins. [MACRO]
Lesson #7: Understanding Toxicology: "Dose Makes The Poison", NOAEL, LOAEL, and PBPK Modeling
The Dose Makes The Poison is one of the most commonly used statements to illustrate that low levels of chemical exposures don’t matter. In this critically important class, we’ll explore what this actually means, and exactly how it doesn’t always apply. This class will also explore other fundamental aspects of toxicology. [MACRO]
Lesson #9: Understanding Epigenetics
Epigenitics is the study of how chemicals can alter our epigenome. In this class we’ll explore the environmental toxin connection to epigenetics, examining the “genetics loads the gun, environment pulls the trigger” statement. [MACRO]
Lesson #11: Human Biomonitoring Studies: Body Burden Testing, NHANES/CDC
This class dives into the world of NIH research into environmental chemicals, which serves as the foundation for much of what we know about human exposures. [MACRO]
Lesson #13: In The Kitchen: Pesticides, PCB's Growth Hormones/Antibiotics, Food Packaging
Kitchens are toxic hotspots; in this class we’ll look at the prevalence of pesticides, antibiotics and other toxins in food, as well as food packaging as a source of exposure to be wary of. [MICRO]
Lesson #15: Detoxification: History, Scope of Practice, Phase I and II Liver Detoxification, Sauna Therapy, Diet
When learning about toxins, we cannot avoid talking about detoxification; how the body handles (or doesn’t) the release of harmful substances. We’ll also talk about scope of practice around protocols for the lifestyle practitioner, and various interventions that can be used in lieu of those protocols. [MACRO]
Lesson #2: Home Construction: Air Exchange, Insulation, Asbestos, Paint & VOC's
The materials used to construct our homes can play a big role in the kinds of toxins we’re exposed to. Learning the core issues around home construction can provide much needed insight into why we’re being exposed to so many toxins in the home. [MICRO]
Lesson #4: Indoor Environment: Flooring, Furniture, and Flame Retardants
The floors under our feet, and the furniture we use to relax can be a significant source of toxic exposures that can directly affect heath. This class explores where those toxins are coming from, and importantly, what we can do about them. [MICRO]
Lesson #6: In The Bedroom: Mattresses, Textiles, Dry Cleaning, and Light Pollution
This class explores the toxins that are most commonly present in our most important room: the bedroom. We discuss exposures, safer alternatives & behaviors, and ways to navigate this topic with clients. [MICRO]
Lesson #8: In The Living Room: Household dust, Indoor Air Pollutants, Vacuums & HVAC
In this class we’ll explore the toxins most commonly present in the living room, including ways that we can mitigate some of the harder to avoid exposures. [MICRO]
Lesson #10: Mold; mold illness, remediation, and air filtration
In this class, we’ll take a close look at one of the most common, but not commonly understood environmental toxins: MOLD. We’ll explore causes of mold growth, symptoms or mold exposures, and basics of mold remediation. [MICRO]
Lesson #12: Toxins In Personal Care Products & Feminine Hygiene
In this class we’ll head into the bathroom to closely examine personal care products, with a spotlight on issues related to feminine hygiene [MICRO]
Lesson #14: Household Cleaners & Greenwashing, Safe Disposal, and Radon
This class covers radon and the harmful ingredients that show up in a wide array of household cleaners (along with the marketing used to sell them to your clients) [MICRO]
Lesson #16: Nursery & Children's Rooms: Mattresses, Paint, Baby Products, Toys, Jewelry, Car Seats
This class explores the room where our most vulnerable live: a child’s room. We examine the items that are unique to them, including children’s mattresses, baby products, toys, etc. [MICRO]
Bonus Lesson #1: Toxins In The Garage: Vehicle Emissions, New Car Smell, Venting
In this bonus lesson, we’ll explore toxic exposure that take place in the garage, including looking at issue related to attached garages, car emissions, and new car smells
Bonus Lesson #3: Researching: Google, Google Scholar, PubMed, Resources
Wanting to do more research on your own? In this class we’ll talk about Googling: how to do it, and how not to do it, including looking at what various research methodologies can tell us, and what sources we can use to find credible research.
Bonus Lesson #2: In The Yard & Garden: Soil Contamination, Testing & Abatement
Moving outside, this class explores soil contamination, especially important for back-yard gardeners, or those with small children. We’ll explore what one can do if they find soil contamination in their yard.
Bonus Lesson #4: Marketing & Activism
Many who step into the toxins conversation have a deep passion for activism and for changing the system. This class will explore these issues and more!
Earn a Certificate of Completion
Showcase Your Education
While many courses offer certificates of completion for just showing up, I’m more interested in you actually learning and retaining what you learn in this course! That’s why we’re committed to testing your comprehension of the core 16 lessons with a quiz after each one.
Successfully pass all 16 quizzes, and you’ll earn your Certificate of Completion!
Dr. Vivian Chen
Detoxification + Talking Toxins on Social Media
Dr. Chen Vivian is a UK double board-certified doctor in internal medicine and family practice, with 15 years of clinical experience. She’s passionate about helping folks shift into a non-toxic lifestyle.
In this guest session, Dr. Chen will be talking to us about safe and effective detoxification, as well as what she’s learned from growing her IG account to over 150K followers, mostly by “talking toxins”!
You’ll get access to our archive of past guest teacher training & interviews once you’re enrolled. These sessions cover everything from mold & emf’s to business building tips, and legal considerations.
Lindsay Dahl - Chemical Policy & Advocacy Work
Lindsay Dahl is currently Beautycounter’s SVP, Social Mission where she works at the intersection of activism, product safety, and sustainability.
In this session, she shares her experience in helping pass more than 20 health-protective environmental laws, her tips and best practices in science communication, and the importance of activism work.
Dr. Jill Crista - Naturopathic Dr. and Mold Specialist
In this session, Dr. Jill Crista and I talk about what to look for when it comes to symptoms of mold exposure, and how to guide clients and patients towards solutions.
Jason Kester - Mold Remediator
Jason Kester and I talk about the minefield of home mold inspection, testing, and remediation so you can understand the do’s and don’ts of hiring, or referring out a mold inspector.
Nick Pineault - The Role of EMFs in our Health
Nicolas Pineault teaches the fundamentals of what health professionals need to know about EMF’s, including guidance around talking with clients.
Julia Sarver - Business Strategist for Health Coaches
Julia Sarver, founder of the Confident Health Coach, teaches practitioners how to do less better and develop a strategic approach to planning
Lisa Fraley - Attorney & Legal Coach
Lisa Fraley teaches about legal protection in the health space, including website disclaimers, terms of service, and how to protect your intellectual property
Mira Dessy - The Ingredient Guru
In this guest session, Mira Dessy, aka The Ingredient Guru highlights some of the hidden ingredients in our food that can contribute to poor health.
You’ll Also Get:
I’m equipping you with Done-For-You Guides, Assessment Forms, Follow Up Reports, and other Resources
You will have life-of-the-program access to the membership downloads page and forever access to the materials once downloaded.
Come join my student-only Facebook groups and connect with current and former Cert Course students!
As important as information is, it will only take you so far. If you don’t know how to smartly and strategically apply it, what’s the point?
This is why a large portion of the Certificate Course is devoted to helping you build or grow your business.
This course is equal parts EDUCATION & APPLICATION.
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“I enrolled in Cert Course because I needed to know more. I didn’t know how much the environment could affect our health. It’s not just food. How good of a coach am I if my clients are surrounded by obesogens, phthalates, flame retardants etc.. and I’m clueless about these chemicals?
If you are a coach (regardless who your audience is), you must educate yourself about environmental toxicity and the first step is to enroll in Lara’s program.
She is a great teacher and makes these intimidating topics and information easy to understand and digest. I was afraid to get overwhelmed with the knowledge and terms, especially since English is not my native language but it was not the case. Environmental toxicity affects, our weight, how we age, our fertility, the development of our children, our mood, our gut health… so if you are serious about helping your clients on a deeper level and to set yourself aside from other coaches who only focus on one aspect of healing, Lara’s Cert Course is what you need. I can’t recommend her enough, thank you, Lara.”
–Belinda Motaze, Holistic Health Coach and founder of www.belindamotaze.com
I want to thank you personally for all the amazing things you have taught me during the Certificate Course. You have truly transformed my work and the way I help my clients. Yesterday I was speaking with a woman (a researcher) about toxins in breastmilk and babies and I was able to give her SO much info about toxins, that even I was impressed I could remember.
I am truly grateful for this service you provide.
For me, the gold of this course was all the detailed info about toxins; thanks to all the research you have done, you put together SO much information in an organized and digestible manner that takes overwhelm away. This is priceless and I thank you for that.
– Eleni Roumeliotou MSc, Fertility & Pregnancy Nutrition and Lifestyle specialist
I’ve taken all of Lara’s courses (which are terrific), but the Certification Course is my favorite! I learned how to avoid junk science when doing research, how to speak intelligently about the history, chemical policies and effects of environmental toxins, and how to develop my own program of manageable, effective steps for clients. Lara is invested in your growth and education, and is there to support you every step of the way!”
-Dianne Moore, Certified Health Coach & Environmental Toxins Educator, MSW, MS, CHC
“Lara’s teachings in the Certificate Course in Environmental Health has been simply phenomenal. Her knowledge of environmental toxins, the How, the Why, and What needs to be done to make our world a better place is insurmountable. She provides a learning prospective like no other…and that is just the environmental aspect! When it comes to coaching, Lara has a gift of being able to hop from one topic/niche to the next with great ease and be right on without hesitation. Lara is extremely supportive individually as well as in the group. My experience with Lara and her program is hands down the best!!
– Deb Dittner FNP-C,RMT,CHHC,AADP Nurse Practitioner and Health Consultant
“Taking the Certificate in Environmental Health program with Lara has been so educational, informative and inspirational, I cannot put into words how much I learned, thinking out of the box and doing due diligence to research backed by citations. And above all Lara’s commitment to give, to share and to inspire! It has been a great year! My only regret is that like all good things, they must come to an end.”
– Alexi Bracey, Holistic Health Coach & Chef
“The decision to enroll in Cert Course was one of the best decisions I’ve made for my business. The depth and breadth of the course material surpassed my expectations and was very much Master’s level course work. Cert course takes everything you think you know about environmental toxins and takes it to the next level. Lara’s passion for this subject is obvious not only in the materials but in the 1:1 time she spends with each student helping you grow your business. One of the really amazing things about Cert Course is that you not only increase your knowledge about environmental health, but you also learn so much about running an online business. Because I took Cert I feel more confident in bringing the conversation of environmental toxins to my clients and my audience. If you are thinking about taking Cert Course, don’t hesitate, just do it! Your clients, your health, and your business will thank you.”
— Vashti Kanahele, MS, CHHS Hormone + Functional Nutrition Coach and Environmental Toxins Educator
Talking about toxins isn’t always as straightforward as talking about nutrition.
Even if you already know a lot about toxins, the wrong approach can mean the difference between your clients or patients eagerly listening in and taking action, or feeling overwhelmed, paralyzed, or worse, dismissive.
There are some do’s and don’ts to Talking Toxins…
Don’t: Talk About Toxins To Anyone Who Will Listen
You’re ultra-passionate and want everyone to know how to avoid toxins, and you’re delighted to talk to anyone who will listen. But your passion doesn’t translate; eyes glaze over, people check out and stop listening. You may not even notice that this is happening! Not only does this alienate your audience but it batters your credibility.
DO: Get my help crafting your message, how you share it, and who you share it with to get that passion out in a way that’s meaningful!
Don’t: Be Limited to The Basics. They Don’t Cut It Anymore.
Toxins are a HUGE topic right now and everyone is trying to get their word in edgewise. Saying things like “pesticides are bad” or “BPA is bad” doesn’t cut it anymore. In order to truly be the resource your clients need you to be, it’s more important than ever for you to be able to go deep, and look beyond the basics!
DO: Use this course to get a solid, foundational education on multiple facets of the environmental toxins problem, so you can become the go-to person in your community.
Don’t: Let Your Fear Become Their Fear
Sensationalism and fear-mongering will get a reaction out of your audience but not always the one you want. Fear tactics also don’t translate into a thriving practice or trust in you as a practitioner. No health practitioner wants to be associated with feelings like hopelessness, skepticism, and overwhelm.
DO: Learn to tame your fears around toxins and get guidance on how to tweak your language in a way that is encouraging and empowering!
We’ll Fix All This In Our Small Group Business Coaching Sessions!
Throughout the 5 months of this course, you’ll work with me, in a small group setting on your business, with the goal of seamlessly integrating the toxins conversation into the work you’re already doing.
If you’re just getting started in your practice, we’ll work together to lay the foundation of the core problem your business will solve, and for whom (aka: your niche), so that you can move forward with clarify and confidence. No more floundering around taking every class out there and still not seeing any clients!
Here’s how we’ll do this:
2-Day Live Virtual Business Intensive
Your niche is the literal foundation of your business. In this 2-day Intensive, we’ll be digging into the specific problems your business solves (and for whom), as well as strategically mapping your business offerings and services in a way that aligns all your passions and education. This is a co-collaborative process to get you from where you are now to where you want to be!
We’ll build on what we establish in this weekend intensive throughout the entire rest of the course in our group coaching calls.
1 Business Intensive
During this business intensive, I’ll walk you through how to do a new client environmental health intake (and how these intakes can help you prioritize your client recommendations) and how to offer and conduct an in-person or virtual Home Assessment.
4 Live Q&A + Coaching Calls
The live format of our coaching allows everyone to participate, share opinions, ask questions, and present ideas. Collective questions on course materials help everyone grow and deepen their understanding.
This gives me the opportunity to reinforce your understanding of the previous lessons and continue to build on the foundation of your toxin education!
4 Live Q&A + Hot Seat Calls
These sessions are the cure for “marble mouth”; what happens when you try to share your knowledge with someone, but end up stumbling over your words, regretting you even said anything. Commonly expressed in “toxins BAD” or “BPA BAD” statements. This is a major credibility and confidence shredder!
In these sessions, you’ll practice speaking the language of toxins so you can clearly, articulately, and confidently “talk toxins” with your audience. We’ll go over hypothetical situations and students can submit questions/situations they stumbled through for analysis, and practice.
Two 1-hr Private Coaching Sessions
In our private, 1-on-1 coaching sessions we’ll be able to dig super deep into specifics of what you’re working on; a program launch, website copy review, a live talk or webinar, etc. These sessions have been hugely helpful for past students, and provided them with clear action steps on how to move forward in their business.
All sessions are recorded for you to download and review as needed.
“Lara’s certificate course should be mandatory learning for all health professionals. Period. It’s no longer acceptable to ignore the link between chemicals and chronic health problems. In the cert course, not only does Lara provide a thoroughly researched science-based curriculum, but she also helps you connect the dots so you can put learning into practice right away. Lara is also a brilliant business coach. I went into cert course focused on one thing and came out with an entirely new business direction I’m deeply passionate about. I’m so thankful for my work with Lara. She is NEXT LEVEL. Thank you for everything Lara!”
— Jacqueline Carly, Integrative & Functional Nutritionist and Founder of MARKED Skin Health
“Lara’s not a business coach, but she’s given me some of the best business coaching advice I’ve ever received. I had my first private coaching session with Lara last Fall. Since then, as I’ve worked with more people and understood my audience more, I realized that I could get even more specific in my brand messaging and offerings. Lara is in a unique position to offer business guidance from a toxins perspective AND a functional nutrition perspective (I’ve studied with Andrea Nakayama for the past three years) – it’s so helpful having her look at my business one-on-one and get her perspective on designing it!”
— Naomi Nakamura, Functional Nutrition Health Coach
“By using the information that Lara has provided in her Certification Course and implementing of the business strategies suggested, I am successfully working with practitioners and clients that are in need of guidance when it comes to chemical toxicity. Everything I’ve learned over the past six months allowed me to be a source of knowledge and achieve a position of respect in multiple online communities and local holistic health communities. When talking toxins I can speak in easy to understand, digestible language without all the overwhelming scientific studies and the ‘sky is falling’ Internet headlines. My career as a health coach has just blossomed since I found Lara, her toxicity courses and coaching she has provided.”
— Danielle Fritz Health Coach, Specializing in Environmental Health
“Lara has helped me really focus on how to market myself, and we’ve worked together on planning two of my launches during really productive power sessions. I would love to have a business/strategy partner like her to mastermind together. I love that she is true to herself in business and doesn’t follow what most people are doing.
Her work is some of the most inspiring I have ever come across. Obviously, I am passionate about the subject, but Lara’s way of conveying information that can so often feel overwhelming, is reassuring, empowering and generous. It’s also really easy to connect with her on a personal level.”
– EDURNE UBANI, Functional Health Coach, FDN-P
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Information Alone Is not Enough. In Addition To Your Deep Education On Environmental Exposures, You Will Also:
Build the foundation of your practice by zeroing in on, or refining your niche
Get crystal clear about who you serve, and how to communicate in a language they are attracted to
Learn how to create and develop offerings for your audience that seamlessly integrate the toxins conversation
Hone your ability to “talk toxins” in a way that’s engaging and empowering
My goal is to help you harness the power of all your cumulative education, particularly around toxins, so you can create programs, offerings, and services that your ideal clients are eager to sign up for!
Earn Continuing Education Credits!
Successful completion of the Talking Toxins course will earn you 30 CEUs from the following organizations:
Successful completion of the Certificate Course quizzes will earn you 30 CEU credits through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition, and Health Coach Alliance!
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Registration opens September 2022
Tuition for Cert Course is $3,697
Payment plans are available
“This course has increased my confidence through honing my critical thinking skills on the ‘toxins topic.’
One of the most valuable aspects of this course is the impact it had on the way I think about my practice and where I spend my energy.
Lara is amazing at cutting through the crap that keeps you from moving forward in building your business. She is super empathetic and can quickly identify what is holding you back. And she gives you practical steps to get you “un-stuck” without overwhelming you.”
—Whitney Morgan, L.Ac., FDN-P, PHC
“I had a great time in Lara Adler’s Certificate Course. What I’m most excited about is now I have well thought-out and intelligent answers (with scientific references) for questions about environmental toxins. My husband and I can talk to doctors and nurses and health practitioners about environmental toxins! We’re really excited about that because we want to be a resource for them. We’re having fun teaching about toxins in our online health course. It was so great to have a whole group of people to study with and who wanted to talk about what I wanted to talk about. So thank you so much Lara for painstakingly putting together all this research and information and teaching us wonderful business skills!”
—Rebekka Maestre, Holistic Health Coach
“The value of the business component of this class is not to be underestimated.
This is the only course I know of that combines both the academic piece of environmental health/toxicology with the business piece.
You can have tons of “academic” knowledge of the subject, but if you can’t translate it in a way that clients can understand and relate to and that actually reaches potential clients, then that knowledge is pretty much useless to you professionally. Lara helps with all of this!”
— Mary Canniff
“The Cert Course was the best investment that I have ever made! The knowledge that Lara has is incredible and she teaches you all of it. Everything from all the chemicals and how they affect you, to the crappy laws that allow these chemicals to be used. She shows you where to get true, accurate information in your own ongoing research.
—Jen Steiner, Holistic Health Coach
Cert Course IS FOR YOU IF…
✔ Know that toxins play a big role in the health issue your business aims to address
✔ Know the basics of the toxins conversation, but want to have a deeper understanding of the issues, so you can be seen as a true resource for your clients
✔ No longer want to feel like you “don’t know enough” about the role the environmental toxins play in chronic health issues
✔ Want to feel confident in your ability to “talk toxins” to your audience in a way that’s engaging and empowering
✔ Are eager to learn about how to toxins affect us, but don’t want to spend the thousands of hours needed to thoroughly understand the topic
✔ Want to become a leader within your field as the go-to person for environmental health issues
✔ Are passionate about toxins, but struggle to communicate in a clear and articulate manner
✔ Have tried integrating work around toxins into your practice with little success and are ready to finally nail your message!
✔ Want the confidence to “talk toxins” to your audience in a way that’s engaging and empowering
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTORHi, I'm Lara Adler, and I teach health coaches, nutritionists, and other holistic health practitioners how to eliminate the #1 thing holding their clients back from the results they are seeking - the unaddressed link between chemicals and chronic health problems.
I train practitioners to become experts in everyday toxic exposures so they can improve client outcomes without spending hundreds of hours researching on their own (because you’ve got a practice to run!).
I merge the most current research in environmental health with practical, no-nonsense approaches so you can implement powerful new tools to reduce toxic exposures for your clients.
Combining environmental health education and business consulting, I’ve helped thousands of students in over 35 countries around the world elevate their skillset, get better results for their clients, and become sought out leaders in the growing environmental health & detoxification field.
By purchasing & enrolling in the Certificate Course in Environmental Health you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions. Refunds will not be offered once the course(s) begin – no exceptions. If, after purchasing, and before the course begins, you and Lara Adler agree the course is not a good fit, a full refund will be offered. Additionally and in plain English, these terms simply state that you must honor your investment by not sharing any files, resources, information, or log-in credentials with anyone and that all course materials are protected by copyright and therefore non-stealable! That’s pretty fair! To read the full Terms & Conditions for Cert Course, click HERE:https://www.laraadler.com/certificate-course-terms-of-particiaption/
Have Questions? Check The FAQ:
What is the Environmental Health Certificate Course?
Environmental Health Certificate Course is a 5-month, online course for wellness practitioners and health enthusiasts who want to support their clients or patients around reducing toxic burdens.
We explore what people are most commonly exposed to in and around their homes, as well as explore the intersection between science, industry and public policy so we can speak in a more informed manner about toxins.
This course also guides students on integrating this information into their practices, starting from the foundation: your niche. We’ll work in an intimate setting to define, or refine your niche, so you’re 100% clear on how to “talk toxins” and create offerings your ideal clients are eager for.
If you’re a practitioner who’s clear that toxins need to be a pillar in your work, then the Cert Course is for you!
What is the time commitment for this course?
The Cert Course runs for 5 months: from early October to late February. Each of the 16 lessons, delivered weekly, is between 45-70 minutes in length. Plan on attending our live sessions, held 2-3 times per month; these run approximately 2-3 hours each.
Our live Business Intensives and LIVE Q&A Calls will typically run ~2 hours each.
Our 2-day Virtual Intensive is ~5 hours each day.
When does Cert Course Start?
The 2022 cohort will being on September 30th and will run through February 2023
When are the live classes scheduled?
Specific dates for the fall 2022 class are TBD, but all classes are held on Thursday’s at 9am PST / 12pm EST, and all classes are recorded and made available on the course membership page.
How is the Cert Course different than your other courses?
The Cert Course is an advanced course intended for those who’ve already gotten their feet wet in the toxins conversation, either through my Talking Toxins course or through their own education.
Talking Toxins is a foundation level course (like a 101 level) that looks at the most common exposures that folks are getting every day, that are the easiest to address – the “low hanging fruit” so to speak. This course is self-paced, is 5 weeks long, and has open enrollment; you can enroll at any time.
The Certificate Couse takes a more comprehensive look at what folks are commonly exposed to in and around their homes, regardless of whether there’s an easy solution – for example; building materials, flooring, paint, mattresses, etc. We also spend a lot of time exploring topics that are about specific chemicals & health effects, but rather a zoomed-out view of the landscape… things like the history of chemicals in commerce, differences between US & EU policies, epigenetics, and toxicology to name a few.
The Cert Course also has a strong focus on the application of this information into a health-based business. This is a live-taught course that runs only 1 time per year and has a limited enrollment (only 30 students in each class). We limit class size because of how much time we spend together in group and one on one in finding the best way to integrate this topic into your unique business. In total, Cert Course includes ~20 hours of lecture classes and nearly 40 hours of group & private coaching/Q&A/business classes that are held on Zoom. This course is 5 months long.
The goal is to help each student find the best way to communicate about toxics in a way that’s encouraging & empowering rather than sensational or overwhelming.
Who is The Certificate Course for?
This course is for health practitioners: health coaches, nutritionists, naturopaths, physicians, nurses, fitness professionals, yoga instructors, acupuncturists, mid-wives/doulas, etc., women’s health experts, or anyone else who works with clients or patients around health & wellness!
Ideal for those just starting out or those with established practices, the Cert Course will deepen your understanding of how our health is impacted by environmental toxins and explore facets of the toxins conversation that are critical for establishing credibility. This course will also offer personalized guidance on how to best apply what you learn to your unique practice, along with supporting you on clarifying exactly who you serve, and how.
This course is also great for Direct Sales product consultants who sell non-toxic, healthy lifestyle products, helping them to expand the depth of their education and opening up opportunities to teach their customers beyond just selling them a product. Many of my past Cert Course students have been consultants for companies like Beautycounter, Pure Haven, DoTerra, etc., and have found this deeper education priceless when engaging with customers.
How do I participate?
From the comfort of your on home!
So long as you have a good internet connection, you’ll be able to easily participate. Even though the lessons are pre-recorded, there is a strong emphasis on live participation in this class. In fact, it’s encouraged!
2-3 times per month we’ll meet as a group on a video call where we’ll have time for Q&A and Business Coaching.
What if I can't participate in the live classes because of schedule conflicts or time zone issues?
While attending the live classes is ideal, it’s in no way required! I’ve had people in this course from as far away as Hong Kong and Australia, and the time difference was such that they couldn’t make any of the live calls, and they still got a ton out of this course. ALL live calls in the course are recorded, and usually are posted on the private membership page for the course within 12 hours of the call. Plus, don’t forget the Facebook group is 24/7!
Do you cite your sources?
My students are super-nerds like me, and like to follow the crumb trail of citations to deeper research. The lesson transcripts for this course are fully cited and contain over 800 citations! The vast majority of my research comes form well respected, peer reviewed scientific journals (none of it comes from random blogs or Wikipedia!). I’ve woven together information from literally thousands of resources, both online and off to offer a unique, real world perspective about environmental toxins.
Can't I just do this research on my own?
Maybe. But will you?
In my experience, people just don’t, because this field is VAST and DEEP and COMPLICATED! It’s taken me years of research and thousands of hours to create this course.
Why re-create the wheel? Part of what makes this training so great is that I take all complexity and distill it into small, easy, and actionable steps. I’ve also been doing this research for more than 10 years now, and have hundreds of online and offline resources at my disposal that help me to better understand this complex field of chemical toxins. So, sure, while you technically can do this research yourself, I can just about promise you that you won’t want to!
Do you have a scholarship program?
YES! Low-income and BIPOC communities in the US and abroad often experience disproportionate exposures to environmental chemicals. These communities also often lack access to healthy food and green spaces and lack access to education around helping to minimize exposures and optimize health.
My goal in offering scholarship seats to this course is to help bring practical, and actionable education to those communities who need it most.
Full scholarships are being made available for students who can demonstrate that they are working at a community level within low-income, and/or BIPOC communities on some facet of health education. ** You MUST have completed the Talking Toxins course prior to applying for a seat inside the Cert Course. **
The Certificate Course in Environmental Health currently runs 1x per year, starting in October. Three (3) scholarship seats are made available in each cohort. Applications must be submitted by September 15th.
If you feel that you meet the requirements for this scholarship, please click here to fill out the application.
Does this course qualify for continuing ed credits?
YES! Successful completion of the Certificate Course quizzes will earn you 30 CEU credits through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition, and Health Coach Alliance!
Do you have a refund policy?
Yes! If, after enrolling in Cert Course, and before the course actually begins, you need to back out, you’ll get a 100% refund. Once the course begins, refunds are not offered.
Do you offer payment plans?
YES, definitely! I want to make being part of Cert Course as easy as possible for you, so I have two payment options available – a pay in full and a 5-installment option. If you choose the installment option, each subsequent payment will be automatically charged 30 days from your initial one.
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