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 2023
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.
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.
The spotlight is on environmental toxins!
Leaders in Functional, integrative, and holistic health are speaking out about toxins:
Average # of Hours of Training in Environmental Health for MD's
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:
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
Both aspects of the conversation are equally important; I refer to them as the “macro” and the “micro.”
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
- 2 Live Business Trainings
- 1 Virtual 2-day Intensive (Nov 4th & 5th)
- 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
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
Lesson #3: The Toxic Substances Control Act & REACH policy in the European Union
Lesson #5: Industry Front Groups: Astroturfing and Manipulation
Lesson #7: Understanding Toxicology: "Dose Makes The Poison", NOAEL, LOAEL, and PBPK Modeling
Lesson #9: Understanding Epigenetics
Lesson #11: Human Biomonitoring Studies: Body Burden Testing, NHANES/CDC
Lesson #13: In The Kitchen: Pesticides, PCB's Growth Hormones/Antibiotics, Food Packaging
Lesson #15: Detoxification: History, Scope of Practice, Phase I and II Liver Detoxification, Sauna Therapy, Diet
Lesson #2: Home Construction: Air Exchange, Insulation, Asbestos, Paint & VOC's
Lesson #4: Indoor Environment: Flooring, Furniture, and Flame Retardants
Lesson #6: In The Bedroom: Mattresses, Textiles, Dry Cleaning, and Light Pollution
Lesson #8: In The Living Room: Household dust, Indoor Air Pollutants, Vacuums & HVAC
Lesson #10: Mold; mold illness, remediation, and air filtration
Lesson #12: Toxins In Personal Care Products & Feminine Hygiene
Lesson #14: Household Cleaners & Greenwashing, Safe Disposal, and Radon
Lesson #16: Nursery & Children's Rooms: Mattresses, Paint, Baby Products, Toys, Jewelry, Car Seats
Bonus Lesson #1: Toxins In The Garage: Vehicle Emissions, New Car Smell, Venting
Bonus Lesson #3: Researching: Google, Google Scholar, PubMed, Resources
Bonus Lesson #2: In The Yard & Garden: Soil Contamination, Testing & Abatement
Bonus Lesson #4: Marketing & Activism
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”!
Lindsay Dahl - Chemical Policy & Advocacy Work
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
Jason Kester - Mold Remediator
Nick Pineault - The Role of EMFs in our Health
Julia Sarver - Business Strategist for Health Coaches
Lisa Fraley - Attorney & Legal Coach
Mira Dessy - The Ingredient Guru
You’ll Also Get:
BONUS: 10 White-Labeled
Handouts for Your Clients
Further your clients’ education by equipping them with these value-packed handouts filled with practical, real-world advice on how to limit their everyday exposure to harmful toxins. Add your branding to make them your own, without spending dozens of hours to create them yourself (or thousands of dollars to hire someone to create them for you!).
- Expanded Guide to Safer Seafood
- Expanded Guide to Safer Cookware
- Expanded Guide to Fragrances
- Guide to Safer Laundry
- Guide to Safer Indoor Air
- Guide to a Safer Bedroom
- Guide to Safer House Paints
- Guide To Low-Tox Furniture
- Field Guide To Toxins In Everyday Items
- Top 5 Easiest Places To Reduce Toxic Exposures
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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She is a great teacher and makes these intimidating topics and information easy to understand and digest…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.”
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.”
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.”
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!!
Talking about toxins isn’t always as straightforward as talking about nutrition.
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!
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.
2 Business Intensives
The first of these sessions will be a Social Media Training – how to use social media platforms to grow your business!
The second session will focus on how to conduct 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.
In 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’m so thankful for my work with Lara. She is NEXT LEVEL.”
The transformation I’ve experienced through your work and your coaching around my business has been amazing! Truly, truly, thank you!”
My career as a health coach has just blossomed since I found Lara, her toxicity courses and coaching she has provided.”
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Information Alone Is not Enough. In Addition To Your Deep Education On Environmental Exposures, You Will Also:
Earn Continuing Education Credits!
Successful completion of the Talking Toxins course will earn you 30 CEUs from the following organizations:
- 16 Core Audio Lectures (value: $3997)
- 4 Bonus Audio Lectures (value: $997)
- Fully Cited Lesson Transcripts (value: $497)
- Downloadable Audio Files (value: $47)
- 4 Live Q&A + Hot Seat Calls (value: $997)
- 4 Live Q&A + Coaching Calls (value: $997)
- 2 Live Business Intensives (value: $997)
- 1 Virtual 2-Day Intensive (value: $1997)
- 2 One-hour Private Coaching Sessions (value: $597)
- White Labeled Handouts (value: $997)
- Live Guest Expert Trainings (value: $297)
- Archive of past Guest Experts Sessions (value: $597)
- Environmental Health Intake Form (value: $97)
- Whole Home Assessment Template (value: $147)
- Brief History of Toxins Timeline (value: $47)
- Facebook Community (value: $497)
- Ongoing Monthly Office Hours (value: $997)
- Monthly Curated News E-Digest (value: $197)
Total Value: $13,999
Actual Tuition: $3,697
Get On The Wait List For FALL 2023 Cohort
Registration opens early September 2023
Tuition for Cert Course is $3,697
Payment plans are available
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.”
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!”
“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. She shows you where to get true, accurate information in your own ongoing research.
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.
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What is the Environmental Health Certificate Course?
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?
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?
September 30th – Welcome Call
October 6th – Q&A + Coaching Call #1
October 20th – Q&A + Hot Seat #1
November 4th – 2-Day Business Intensive Day 1
November 5th – 2-Day Business Intensive Day 2
November 17th – Q&A + Coaching #2
December 1st – Q&A + Hot Seat #2
December 9th – Business Intensive #1
December 15th – Q&A + Coaching #3
January 5th – Q&A + Hot Seat #3
January 19th – Q&A + Coaching Call #4
January 26th – Guest Teaching: Dr. Vivian Chen
February 2nd – Q&A + Hot Seat #4
February 9th – Business Intensive #2
February 23rd – Closing Session
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.