This past weekend I packed my bags and headed to San Diego to attend JJ Virgin’s Mindshare Summit – a 3 day event for health professionals in the online space (read: me, and quite possibly you too). 
As someone who works from home, in my home office, or from coffee shops to break up the routine, I often forget how powerful and life-changing it can be to shake things up, get on a plane, and be in a room full of incredible colleagues. 

Being surrounded by, and participating in conversations about health, the triggers of disease, the downfall of the traditional model, the power of a new model of healing, and the business systems and tools we can all use to get our work out there in the world – it was incredible. 

I met amazing people like: 

Dr. Alan Christianson
Dr. Izabella Wentz
Emily Rosen (director of the Psychology of Eating)
Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo
Pedram Shojai (founder of Well.org)
James Maskell (founder of The Evolution Of Medicine)
Aviva Romm (a powerhouse MD, herbalist and midwife) 

And I got to spend time with my friends & colleagues Andrea Nakayama, Summer Bock, Jessica Drummond, Reed Davis, Deanna Minich, Magdalena Wszelaki, Bridgit Danner (who interviewed me earlier this year for her Hormone Summit), and so many more. 
Even better, I was able to make some new friends that I’m so excited by, both personally and professionally. Together we will be unstoppable

Why?

Because the power of community is ENORMOUS, and should not be underestimated.
Especially when you’re trying to build a solo-practice, or an online based business, both of which can be very isolating! 

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned in running a successful business is that we cannot build a business in a vacuum. 
Have you felt isolated in your practice? Do you feel like you’re doing everything alone? 

I talk to a lot of health practitioners, and one of the most common complaints is how hard it is to feel like you have to do everything on your own (or actually do everything on your own.) 

Yesterday I got an email from James Maskell, founder The Evolution Of Medicine, whom I chatted with over the weekend – he was thrilled that I’ve been teaching practitioners about environmental health because he recognizes how big of a missing piece it is in the wellness space. There’s even a chapter devoted to toxins in his new book! 

He shared with me this powerful article published last week in the Huffington Post: “Integrative Scientists Pizzorno: “Toxicity is the Primary Driver Of Disease” 

See that? 

THE PRIMARY DRIVER OF DISEASE! 

A few key quotes from this article: 

“Pizzorno and colleagues first shared well-known data showing that our present chronic disease epidemics – including obesity, diabetes, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and kidney disease – are temporally associated with a parallel rise in environmental pollutants.” 

“The implications of Pizzorno’s research and analysis are profound. The piece of the pie chart above on determinants of health would need to vastly expand from the 10% share attributed to the “physical environment” to reflect the corrosive, disruptive forces of toxins on our tissues and life processes.” 

Scroll down to the comments and you’ll see this powerful statement from a physician: 

“As a pain physician for over 25 years, I have seen the increasing effects of toxics on obesity, overall health and pain states. In standard medical practice we receive almost no training in environmental toxicities and the available tests are inadequate to test for most common toxics exposures in patients. If it is difficult to look for the toxics, it becomes impossible to find them and so it has been easy for the medical community to imagine that there is no problem. Thank you for shining a light on this latest research.”

 

 
THIS is why I teach courses on environmental health. 

Because practitioners are grossly uneducated about something that’s deeply integral to their work. 

Because millions of people are becoming more and more aware of the effect of toxins and/or are dealing with health challenges that may be related in some way to toxins… 

If you’re ready to have a deep, and powerful understanding of the environmental health space that will allow you to better support the people who need your help AND you’re wanting to be part of an intimate community that will pull you out of the solo-practitioner vacuum, then I want to invite you to step into the Fall 2016 Certificate Course in Environmental Health. 

As of right now,
two spots remain. One student had to pull out of the course, thereby opening up a spot for YOU. 

Time is running out – this course officially kicks off on September 1st. 

Community Is powerful. Education is Powerful. Together they are unstoppable. 

Click the link below to schedule a call with ASAP me to see if the Cert Course is a good fit. 

http://bit.ly/certcourse2016

I hope you’ll join me in being some of the first practitioners to have solid and comprehensive knowledge of environmental health issues! 

Excited for what the future brings!