ONLINE: Kalish Method 101 w/ D. Kalish, DC (10 hrs)

Kalish Method 101
Dr. Dan Kalish shares the his unique Method in this online functional medicine survey course, 10 CE hrs CA Category B (general) ONLINE


Dan Kalish, DC
Daniel Kalish, DC
Daniel Kalish, DC


January 1, 2017 - 12:00 am


December 31, 2017 - 12:00 am


More information & registration at


A general introduction to functional medicine.

The self-paced online course is for those new to the Kalish Method and uses recorded lectures and case studies to convey an overview of our practical approach to patient care. This six-part lecture series encompasses each of the major subject areas covered in our year-long mentorship program, including stress hormones, neurotransmitters, thyroid, leaky gut, the GI/brain connection and detoxification. There are many options for Functional Medicine Training online. Other top notch institutions offer a degree in Functional Medicine, our programs take a practical, hands on Functional Medicine approach to solving patient problems.

In this program, we’ll look at a wide spectrum of the neuroendocrine system delving into three key areas that are the most common to encounter in practice. These include adrenal stress hormone physiology and HPA axis dysfunction, catecholamine and serotonin are also reviewed to incorporate neurotransmitter analysis along with thyroid function. Understanding the neuroendocrine system is the first step in the Kalish Method.

Step two looks at GI health. Concepts such as leaky gut and the GI/brain connection are investigated so you can begin to determine the type and extent of GI tissue damage in your patients. The third body system is detoxification and we’ll look at the role of toxins and how environmental toxicity can be the major factor in many cases. Taken together, these three body systems, Neuroendocrine, GI and Detoxification, make up the Kalish Method approach. You’ll find having a reproducible clinical model will facilitate patient education and patient compliance as well as guide you in your overall analysis so you start your treatments off in the best possible way, leading to fewer side effects and faster clinical outcomes.

About this Online Seminar

This seminar is fully managed through the Kalish Institute.  See for details.


By the end of the seminar, you will be better able to:

  • Have a greater level of awareness rather than fear of safeguarding your practice and license
  • Manage patients and staff ethically
  • Set a world class standard of ethical excellence in your office and in the public’s eye
  • Understand that the responsibility of sharing chiropractic in the real world is more than just adjusting the spine, and what you as an individual chiropractor do in your office is a reflection on every chiropractor and the profession as a whole.

10 hours unless otherwise indicated.

State CE Available/Approval #
California 10 hours CA-A-17-03-13500
(Category B general hours)
Colorado No application required*
Connecticut No application required*
Delaware No application required*
District of Columbia No application required**
Georgia No application required*
Idaho No application required*
Illinois No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Iowa No application required*
Maryland No application required*
Michigan No application required*
Montana No application required*
Nebraska No application required*
Ohio No application required*
Oregon No application required*
Rhode Island No application required*
South Carolina No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Utah No application required*
Vermont No application required*
Virginia No application required*
Washington No application required*
Wyoming No application required*

*Some State boards do not require an application when a program is sponsored by a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), which is an accreditor of Life Chiropractic College West.

Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

DISCLAIMER FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI: Approval of this course is not acknowledgment or ruling by the Board that the methods taught in this course are recognized and approved by the Board as the appropriate practice of chiropractic as defined in Section 331.010, RSMo.

Hour Topic
1 Introduction to Functional Medicine
Introduction to Functional Medicine science and philosophy.  How to get started designing easy to implement health programs using core clinical concepts.
2 Stress Hormones
Why the adrenal glands burn out: a deeper look at how stress affects the connection between the HPA axis and HPT axis.
3 Weight Loss & Organic Acids Testing
The science behind weight loss and how organic acids testing can identify the metabolic imbalances that are blocking your patients from burning body fat.
4 Mitochondrial Energy & Organic Acids Testing
Review how mitochondrial energy production works, how oxidative stress and free radical pathology damages our mitochondria and effective treatment strategies using the organic acids test.
5 Leaky Gut and the Microbiome
The gut suffers damage from both food and pathogens. How sensitivities and allergies to certain foods can lead to leaky gut and upset the body’s microbiome.
6 Gut Dysfunction & Organic Acids Testing
Gut inflammation is a main driver of chronic illness and accurate assessment is key to treatment outcomes. Explore how organic acids testing can play a vital role in GI testing, as a complement to stool testing.
7 Toxins and Detoxification
Delve into the multitude of toxins that we encounter daily, from organic solvents to pesticides to neurotoxins. Explore how to reduce toxin exposure and flush these toxins out.
8 Detoxification Pathways & Organic Acids Testing
Chemicals and heavy metals disrupt the endocrine system and can act as neurotoxins. The organic acids test is one basic tool to incorporate in our assessment of oxidative stress, methylation and detoxification capacity.
9 Brain Imbalances
Examine the 4 steps of neurotransmission and how transporters function. Learn the 3 types of brain imbalances and how to distinguish their root causes.
10 Neurotransmitter Dysfunctions & Organic Acids Testing
Learn how to begin the differential diagnosis process and unravel the mysteries of stress vs. inflammation induced neurotransmitter imbalances.