Gut Health Course

Reduce inflammation, boost your immunity, and optimize your digestion.

Reduce inflammation (gut health)

With nearly 80% of disease being traced back to the gut, it’s deeply connected to our mental, physical, and emotional health. Learn to listen to your body and honor its cues to address signs of inflammation, intolerances, or other serious conditions. Improve your gut health and achieve greater balance in all areas of life through diet and lifestyle modifications.

The Gut Health Course is for you if...

The Gut Health Course is for you if

  • You want to live a healthy life free of digestive issues, including bloating, gas, constipation, and inflammation.
  • You suffer or know someone who suffers from common conditions like leaky gut, SIBO, autoimmunity, acid reflux, Crohn’s, IBS, or celiac disease.
  • You’re looking for natural and holistic ways to boost immunity and reduce stress in your life or the lives of your loved ones and clients.
  • You’re a Health Coach looking to earn a certificate in a niche area of health.

Course Overview
24 modules
with activities and quizzes to personalize your experience as you go
21 downloadable handouts
to print and use directly with clients
58 videos
with over 13 hours of content

The gut, commonly known as the “second brain,” is connected to nearly every organ and system in the body.

You’ve probably been told to “listen to your gut” or “follow your gut instincts” – and for good reason. Your gut is usually trying to tell you when something is off.

From hormones and mood disorders, including anxiety and stress, to inflammation, allergies, and immunity, a compromised gut can wreak havoc on our everyday lives. In this course, you’ll receive a comprehensive overview of the digestive system, conditions that stem from the gut, common symptoms to look out for, and strategies to support your gut health through diet and lifestyle modifications. You’ll receive the healing tools you need to optimize your digestion, master your microbiome, and support overall well-being.

With this course, you’ll become the go-to gut guru.

What You'll Learn

Your Digestive System, Microbes, and the Microbiome

An imbalanced microbiome can lead to weight gain, inflammation, excessive hunger, high blood pressure, obesity, and more. Understanding what the microbiome is, how it functions, and how it impacts your digestive system as a whole are the building blocks of this course. We’ll provide you with an in-depth overview of these systems and how both good and bad bacteria make up the body’s microbiome.

The Gut-Brain Connection

The gut is your “second brain” because it’s in constant communication with the brain. The two are so intimately connected that your digestive issues can be the cause or result of anxiety, stress, and depression. You’ll dive deeper into how the gut-brain axis impacts your hormones, nervous system, inflammation, and mental health – and why you need to listen to your body when you have reoccurring issues, including, gas, bloating, constipation, acne, fatigue, and more.

Food Intolerances and Conditions of the Gut

There’s a lot of talk these days about allergies and intolerances, but do you actually know the difference between them? We’ll dive into ways food can irritate the gut – from basic food allergies to more serious conditions, like leaky gut, Crohn’s, celiac, IBS, and SIBO. You’ll also learn to recognize symptoms, warning signs, and when it’s time to work alongside healthcare practitioners to guide your clients (or yourself!) to better health.

Supporting Your Gut with Diet

From macro- and micronutrients to pre- and probiotics to supplements and fermented foods, diet is a major component of optimal gut health; you are what you eat. We'll explore foods that promote good bacteria and help contribute to a diverse microbiome. You’ll also understand the importance of bio-individuality in making food recommendations for those who have specific intolerances or conditions.

Supporting Your Gut with Lifestyle

When we think of things that are harmful to the gut, we tend to focus on the foods we eat. But did you know that one of the biggest killers of healthy gut bacteria is stress? You’ll understand how stress impacts your cortisol levels and digestive system and wreaks havoc on your body. We’ll also cover a variety of everyday toxins, including antibiotic use and pollution, and the healing tools you need to reduce inflammation and balance your gut.

What You’ll Get in the Gut Health Course...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any prerequisites for enrolling?

The only prerequisite is that you are a current student or graduate of IIN’s Health Coach Training Program.

How long is this course?

The Gut Health Course is a seven-month course, which includes pre-course materials, 24 modules of content, and holiday breaks (when new modules are not released).

Will this course be graded?

The course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Upon successful completion of the course (70% or higher on both tests), you will receive a certificate of completion.

How much is tuition? Do I have payment plan options?

Tuition is $995 for students who pay in full. We offer three payment plans for those who prefer to pay their tuition in installments. You can choose between two payments of $550, three payments of $375, or $99 down with six installments of $175.

What do I get when I complete the Gut Health Course?

At the end of the program, you’ll receive a certificate of completion and a digital badge to publicly showcase your education. Because the course does not alter your scope of practice, your title won’t change. The information provided in this course (including information about any testing, protocols, or supplements) is for educational purposes only, and will help you work effectively alongside doctors and other healthcare practitioners.

Who should I contact if I have further questions or assistance?

Email and a member of our Student Success team will get back to you shortly! Support hours are Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm Eastern Time.