Confused by complicated chronic patients?

Turning away patients because you don't

 have the knowledge to help them yet?

Mentorship to increase clinical confidence

Before your course I would have been intimidated by clients like this, but now I feel like I know what to do!

-Nicola Schuler

School of Applied Functional Medicine

Advanced Functional Lab Interpretation and Root Cause Approach

Ways to help client's digestion

Researched Based Holistic Protocols tested by hundreds of doctors

School of Applied Functional Medicine

Interaction with Mentors and Easy to Follow Protocol Implementation

Discovery how the Mindfulness Medicine Certification Program has helped Clinicians just like you!

Dr. Francesca Quinn ND, LAc

"I have been very impressed with the level of knowledge and expertise that Dr. Diane Mueller and Dr. Miles Nichols share in the functional medicine training. I find that Dr. Diane and Dr. Miles are very thorough in teaching the mechanism of action for therapies, and I appreciate it deeply. I have gained a lot of valuable and usable clinical information from taking this course, and I recommend it to others"

“I learned more about how to help clients in one weekend with Dr. Diane and Dr. Miles than I did throughout my entire 2 year nutrition school program!”

Suzie Larson, MNT

Colleen Walsh MNT


“I highly recommend Dr. Diane and Dr. Miles practitioner functional medicine continuing education courses.  Each module brings more knowledge and clinical insights that I can easily bring in my practice. I look forward to continuing my education with them.”

We offer our clients a solution to the problem of confusion and frustration with difficult clients. We offer a mentorship program that trains clinicians in advanced functional medicine, clinical lab testing, root cause resolution and research based protocols. Want to be the last stop for your patients? Tried to do this on your own and failed? You are not alone! Find out if our program can help you reach your goals!

School for  Functional Medicine
 Body + Mind Root Cause Testing & Treatment


Learn to to become a functional medicine doctor. You will be able to identify and work with root causes of chronic illness, both from a functional medicine perspective and from a mindfulness-based approach. We find that the synergy of functional medicine and mindfulness leads to lasting change!


We dig deep into the research to bring the latest and most relevant studies to the table that may help innovate more effective treatments for for a wide range of chronic conditions. We also draw on clinical experience and case studies.


By training your body to relax and mind to focus through experiential mindfulness and movement training, not only will you be able to be more present and focused with your clients, but you will also inspire them through your practice.


Health without happiness leads to dissatisfaction. Happiness without health can be short-lived. Health and happiness together are deeply needed in modern times. To maintain health and happiness for the long run, a loving attitude is key. You will deeply learn how to become a functional medicine doctor or how to take your skills that you already know in functional medicine to the next level.

Functional Medicine Certification & Mindfulness-Based Comprehensive Mind-Body Training and Mentoring

This yearlong Mindfulness Medicine Certification Program and Mentorship is intended to train clinicians about how to approach medicine from a mind-body perspective. Practitioners will learn tools that will help them be the last stop for patients.  Maximize your revenue by learning how to effectively charge for the time you spent to serve others. Learn how to interpret functional medicine lab tests and treat using research-based supplement protocols, nutrition, lifestyle, and mindfulness practices so you can start having confidence with complicated cases . There will be an emphasis on clearly illustrating mechanisms of action so that clinicians understand and can explain to clients how symptoms relate to underlying root causes. This helps clients to get on board with paying for labs and actively engaging with treatment protocols.

Learn Functional Medicine Lab Testing + Diet / Lifestyle / Supplement Treatments and Get Your Functional Medicine Certification too!

Functional Lab Tests Covered (Interpretation + Treatment):

  • Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Test (hydrogen / methane)
  • Intestinal permeability testing
  • Stool Testing (parasites, bacteria, H. Pylori, yeast, inflammatory markers, etc)
  • Food Sensitivity Testing (celiac & non-celiac gluten sensitivity, IgG & IgE food tests)
  • DUTCH Dried Urine Adrenals (4 x free cortisol rhythm, total cortisol, DHEA)
  • DUTCH Sex Hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and melatonin)
  • Organic Acids Testing (liver detox and gut dysbiosis markers are covered)
  • Toxic Metals and Elements (testing for toxic metal accumulation & minerals)
  • Cardiometabolic Testing (advanced cardiometabolic markers)
  • Functional Blood Analysis (pertinent blood markers for module topics)

Our Mission 

To empower practitioners with clinical excellence through honing diagnostic skills, treatment protocols, and comprehensive education from a functional medicine and mindfulness-based perspective. To provide researched & comprehensive approaches to natural, integrative, and preventative medicine that is evidence-based & delivers results. To teach clinical communication skills for working with clients in ways that promote their taking an active role in their health by implementing recommendations and following protocols with enthusiasm and understanding. To train clinicians about how to practice integrative medicine in a way that addresses both body and mind. To provide clinicians that graduate with a functional medicine certification so that they can stand out and provide functional medicine services to their clients. 

Functional Medicine Online Modules

6 Recorded Functional Medicine Modules will teach you how to identify and resolve both the mind and body root causes of many common chronic illnesses through functional lab testing and research-based supplement / nutrition / lifestyle / mindfulness protocols and practices. At the end of this program you will have your functional medicine certification. Each module comes with a researched based functional medicine textbook.

Duration: 12h

Learn Advanced Functional Medicine Lab Testing, How to Diagnose Hidden SIBO, Treatment and Recurrence prevention.

Duration: 12h

Dried Urine testing for adrenals and strategies for reversing chronic stress. Learn the latest research on the HPA axis and how chronic stress impacts physiology and how we can help.

Duration: 12h

Dried Urine sex hormone testing and how to balance hormones naturally. How to treat estrogen dominance, PMS, menopausal symptoms, & more

Duration: 12h

Toxic metals and elements testing and blood tests help assess toxic burden and liver health. Researched natural supplements & treatments covered.

Duration: 12h 

Learn how to motivate clients to take action on the recommendations for moving towards wellness. Train clients about how to make healthy decisions.

Duration: 12h

Evaluate advanced cardiovascular lab markers for predictive and preventive screening. Also learn about the latest research on blood sugar treatment.

Marc Stevens ( Web Design Media )

Dr. Diane and Dr. Miles created an incredibly informative workshop with practical tools that I initiated in my nutrition practice the very next day. Consisting of a mix of energy medicine and biochemistry with tangible lessons on lab testing, supplement protocols, diet and exercise this class is a must for any practitioner working with clients that live in today’s modern world"

Jen Marshall, CNT, Be Balanced Healing

Click for Additional Details About Each Module

Module 1 Details: Gastrointestinal (GI) System and Digestion

Module 2 Details: Adrenal Glands, HPA Axis, and Stress-Management

Module 3 Details: Female Hormones, Menstrual Issues, and Menopause

Module 4 Details: Clinical Communication

Module 5 Details: Liver Detox and Toxic Burden

Module 6 Details: Cardio-Metabolic Functional Blood Chemistry and Treatments for Blood Sugar and Heart Issues

6 Experiential Mindfulness Modules

* Because these classes are experiential, they will not be recorded. If you want to participate, please attend or live-stream these trainings

Duration for each weekend: 12h 

* In our experiential mindfulness classes, you will learn moving practices and also meditations that you can implement daily to improve your health, happiness, and stress-resilience. You will also gain clinical tools for ways that you can help clients to mitigate the effects of stress and be more happy regardless of struggles. *

Clinician Cultivation Through Experiential Mindfulness Practices (optional bonus for those interested)

As practitioners, it is of the utmost importance that we cultivate ourselves. For us to be able to do our best work, practicing mindfulness is clearly beneficial and supported by a robust body of research to improve many areas of life.

Mindfulness is supported in research to help:

  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Support Sleep Health
  • Improve Decision-Making
  • Overcome Harmful Habits
  • Increase Focus & Productivity
  • Benefit the Heart & Immunity
  • Reduce Anxiety and Depression
  • Lower Stress & Balance Cortisol
  • Reduce Fatigue & Boost Energy
  • Reduce Intensity of Chronic Pain

When we lead by example, we can inspire change in our clients / patients!

The more mindful we are, the better able we are to identify both body and mind root causes of illness. We will also be more able to connect with people on a level where they feel deeply listened to and cared for. Research also suggests that the relationship between a clinician and client is in and of itself healing. Research shows that doctors with good bedside manner have better treatment outcomes than those who ask few questions or seem cold and distant, even when the treatment itself is identical.

Cultivating mindfulness is essential for the integrative clinician who wants to have maximal efficacy and deliver clinical results!

More Details About the Mindfulness Cultivation Training System

About the Teachers

Dr. Diane Mueller

Dr. Diane Mueller is a licensed naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist. She has been featured on Fox news as well as several radio stations. Her career has shined as the naturopathic doctor on staff in an integrative care setting at Swedish Hospital in Denver. Her dedication to education has propelled her involvement in teaching in masters level nutrition and acupuncture programs. She has been featured as a speaker & panelist in Breast Cancer Awareness events. Dr. Mueller has a deep love for both teaching and continual learning. She has nearly a decade of comprehensive training in functional medicine through mentorship work with Dr. Daniel Kalish and Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis. She has been teaching mindfulness movement classes for several years. She also has a second Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Her central focus is to help clients and clinicians resolve root causes of illness and restore health and happiness. Dr. Diane and Dr. Miles have both been featured speakers at an annual conference for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) as well as keynote speakers at the Nutrition Therapy Association national conference. Dr. Mueller is the co-founder of this functional medicine certification program.

Dr. Miles Nichols is a Doctor of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, and functional medicine. His central focus is on promoting robust health, happiness regardless of circumstances, and inspired purpose. He believes that everyone has within a dimension that is completely unbroken and profoundly loving toward all of life. He holds a functional medicine certification through the Kalish Institute, & has been mentored and personally trained by Dr. Kalish. He has a Doctorate and Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Miles has been teaching mindfulness movement and meditation classes for more than a decade. Miles has devoted his life to health and preventative wellness since his father’s sudden death from a heart attack when Miles was 15 years old. Miles passionately dives into medical research and trains with top health experts so that he can deliver lasting results to clients and top notch training for clinicians. He focuses on reversing chronic illness, prevention, and predictive medicine through advanced diagnostic lab testing, nutrition, lifestyle changes, herbs, supplements, and mindfulness practices.

Dr. Miles Nichols

Dr. Diane Mueller and Dr. Miles Nichols as a Team

Dr. Diane and Dr. Miles have a combined total of over 15 years of postgraduate education, countless certifications, and many thousands of hours of self-study in a variety of complementary and integrative approaches. Both have more than a decade of experience with teaching. They have collaborated to bring the best frameworks & most effective clinical tools together into a profound medical system.

The Mindfulness Medicine Approach

  • What is mindfulness medicine
  • functional medicine
  • mindfulness
  • Integrative Wellness

Mindfulness Medicine Trifecta of Integrative Wellness

We Value & Focus our Work on a Trifecta of Integrative Wellness:

  • Health (integrative approach focused on root cause resolution + prevention)
  • Happiness (training about how to embrace life regardless of circumstances)
  • Evolution (personal & professional development and cultivation practices)

Health without Happiness leads to dissatisfaction, depression, and lack of motivation.

Happiness without Health means there is less capacity to function and live life fully.

Health and Happiness without Evolution lacks purpose and hinders forward progress.

Health, Happiness, & Evolution together lead to thriving with a deeply fulfilling life.

Mindfulness Medicine Learning Objectives

This comprehensive training is intended to give practitioners everything they need to start successfully integrating functional medicine into their practices. We are also offering training about how to communicate skillfully with clients. The experiential mindfulness cultivation will help practitioners with increasing their own happiness and presence. We want participants to walk away from the program feeling confident with ordering functional medicine lab testing and recommending nutrition, lifestyle, and supplement protocols that are based on the lab results and supported with research.

Participants will learn:

  • How and when to order major functional medicine lab tests
  • How to interpret lab results and skillfully explain them to clients
  • How to design treatment protocols including diet, lifestyle, and supplements
  • How to look for, identify, and treat root causes that underlie complex issues
  • Experiential practices to manage stress and promote happiness and evolution
  • Clinical communication skills to clearly convey a message and gain enthusiasm

In this Functional Medicine Certification Program, You Will Get:

There are many video lessons with over 100 hrs of information-packed content! You will have access for 6 months after the program ends to re-watch / catch up. There are also live-streamed weekends.

You will get PDF versions of the functional medicine textbooks for each module. These are research-based books with big picture, functional physiology, root causes, and treatments. You will also get PDF slides.

You will be able to download the audio version of the lessons to take with you on the go and keep as long as you wish. Together with slides and guidebooks, you will have resources to reference.

Marc Stevens ( Web Design Media )

The Adrenal Workshop was so useful! Dr. Diane and Dr. Miles created an incredibly informative workshop with practical tools that I initiated in my nutrition practice the very next day. Consisting of a mix of energy medicine and biochemistry with tangible lessons on lab testing, supplement protocols, diet and exercise this class is a must for any practitioner working with clients that live in today’s modern world"

Diana Walley, MNT, CGP, Every Bite Counts Nutrition

Is this Functional Medicine Certification Program Right for You?

This course is intended for practitioners such as nutritionists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, NDs, PAs, MDs, DOs, NPs, etc.


  • People interested in learning about a functional medicine and mindfulness-based clinical approach to treatment
  • Healthcare practitioners / nutritionists who are working with or intend on working with labs and supplements
  • Students who are working towards a healthcare, nutrition, or health coaching degree / certification
  • Nutritionists, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Physicians Assistants, Doctors, & Nurse Practitioner


  • People who are only interested in the program because of a personal chronic illness requiring one-on-one care
  • People who aren't interested in functional medicine lab testing and research-based treatment strategies
  • Non-practitioners who are not intending on working with clients or becoming a healthcare practitioner
  • People who want a cut-and-dry, cookie-cutter approach that doesn't involve critical thinking about the big picture

Not Just Training, but also Mentorship!

The MMCP is more than just a functional medicine and mindfulness-based mind-body training certification program. It is also a mentorship, preparing practitioners and guiding them through though the process of practically implementing functional medicine testing and treatment into clinical practice. These additional benefits help make sure participants succeed.

Access to a private Facebook Group

This discussion group can be a platform for interfacing with other students and for asking questions as they come up. You can bring up topics that are not covered in the clinical material and ask for support. This can be a great way to get the input of like-minded colleagues.


Q&A Video Conferences

Monthly 2-hour video Q&A conferences allow for questions that come up along the way to be answered. You can pre-submit cases, labs, business questions, or other inquiries about functional medicine, mindfulness, and building your business. These are available to be attended live, and are also recorded and made available in the back-end members area.


1-on-1 Calls = Two 30-minute calls

Included with the program are two 30-minute calls with either Dr. Diane or Dr. Miles to ask any questions you might have, and so we can offer you direct help / coaching. We can assist by offering insights about tough cases, helping to point you in the right direction for business development, and making sure your practice is set up for success.


Clinical Manuals for each Module

We provide comprehensive clinical manuals for each module that cover the big picture, connections with other systems, functional physiology and pathophysiology, body root causes, mind root causes, labs and diagnosis, and research-based treatments. These are well-referenced resources for deepening beyond the video modules.


Quick Reference Treatment Guides

We provide PDF treatment guides for download that you can access for quick reference of treatment ideas and research. You can simply open the treatment guide for the root cause that you find on lab work, and get a refresher on the main points for treatment with that root issue.


Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

What if I cannot or choose not to join the experiential classes?

Can I attend mindfulness intensives if I am not local?

Do I need to be a licensed practitioner or be able to order labs?

How long will I have access to videos & discussion group?

Time investment, class dates, and scheduling

What makes this program unique from others?

Registration and Investment

Is this Program Right for You?  What are the Eligibility Requirements?

We recommend filling out the application if you are at all interested in this program and you meet the criteria of the "Who is this Program For?" section above. This will help us get an idea of where you are at and what your goals are. We will then be able to look at that and get in touch with you to further determine whether you are a good fit for this program. There is no fee for applying, and we offer discounted tuition for those who take the time to sincerely complete the application form. After filling the form, you will have an opportunity to get in touch with us and get any last questions you have thoroughly answered.

In order to be eligible for the functional medicine and mindfulness training course, you must have some sort of educational background in health sciences. Examples of degrees that are eligible include: Nurse practitioners, acupuncturist, medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, physical therapist, nutritionists, health coaches, dietitians, chiropractors and physicians assistants. Other backgrounds may also be considered. Please apply at the bottom of the page to help determine eligibility and requirements. 

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

NANP Category 1 CEUs, NTA CEU's & NCCAOM CEUs available for nutritionists and acupuncturists. If you want CEUs, please contact us for requirements and other important details.

Distance Learning

All course content for the main six modules of the program is recorded and released one video at a time on a weekly basis. This course give you access to a members area where you can watch and re-watch videos at your leisure after they are released. For experiential mindfulness trainings (optional bonus), live-streaming from a distance is an option for those who are not local. Live Q&A webinars are recorded and posted to the members area. Upon completion of all six modules and passing written assessments for each module, a certificate will be awarded. The mindfulness training portion of the program is an optional bonus and will not be recorded because it is highly experiential and real-time engagement is the main value. It is encouraged that those who are able to attend and interested in the experiential classes to attend in-person or live-stream from home with a video camera and microphone for genuine engagement. We will award a separate optional certificate for those who complete all six experiential mindfulness trainings.

Location for In-Person Mindfulness Experiential Classes (also available via live-stream from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection, camera, and microphone)

Greater Denver Area (exact location will be determined and sent out prior to classes)

Registration & Questions

Contact: Christine  |  Phone: 720-722-1143  |  Email:

Program Components and Value:

    Combined total value of over $18,000, but see your cost below!

Your Cost: ONLY $12,000. That is a $6000 savings!

Interested and want to find out if you are eligible for functional medicine training?

(you must complete an questionnaire for details)

Monthly payment plans available

* We encourage you to also apply if financially challenged. We often can figure out a way to still get you into the program.