The Women’s Integrative and Functional Medicine Training Program is officially open for registration.
Due to these unusual times, I’m offering a special Early Bird discount of $1,000.
A Revolutionary, Innovative, & Interactive Online Program
Because your patients are ready for a change, and so are you.
So often women ask me, “Dr. Romm, can I ever feel like myself again? How can I feel at home in my body?” They are filled with doubt because a doctor told them there is no way to overcome their diagnosis, whether it be of fatigue, overweight, depression, an autoimmune condition, diabetes, PCOS, infertility, or one of the myriad other health problems women face.
Chronic health problems are keeping women from feeling and achieving their best. Indeed, the statistics are daunting:
Autoimmune diseases are now the third most common category of disease in the United States, one of the leading 10 causes of death for women, and at least 78% of autoimmune disease sufferers are women. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most prevalent, affecting almost entirely women.
Women in the US are dangerously over medicated
and we are also more likely to experience adverse medication reactions than are men.
Stress, Poor Sleep, Overwhelm
According to the Annual Stress Survey, 75% of women experience moderate to severe stress, 49% report sleep problems, millions take a sleep medication nightly or often, and over 40% of women report physical symptoms as a direct result of stress.
Women’s health in pregnancy can determine
whether the next generation experiences diabetes, allergies, asthma - even autism. For the first time in history, children are expected to have a shorter life-expectancy than their parents and these preventable changes start even before pregnancy.
34% of adults aged 20 years and over are overweight, 34% are obese, and 6% are extremely obese, with a predicted rate of 50% of adults having diabetes by 2030. Women between the ages of 20 and 60 are much more likely to be overweight than men.
Depression and Anxiety
1 in 4 women experiences an extended time of major depression in her life, and one in six women is currently on an antidepressant.
1 in 6 women struggles with fertility problems, over 10% have PCOS, and millions suffer from endometriosis, fibroids, PMS, disruptive menopausal symptoms, and gynecologic cancers.
The top 5 surgeries performed in the US
are done for women’s gynecologic and obstetric problems; more than half of these are likely unnecessary.
You dream of helping these women, and, like me, you believe that your patient’s diagnosis does not have to be her destiny.
You’re here because you know there has to a better way. You want to incorporate more of an integrative and functional approach but feel overwhelmed with where to start, the complexity of options, and the increasingly complex health concerns of women seeking your help.
The goal of this program is to give you the tools you need to help women take back their hope, their health and with it, their lives. Women do not have to be relegated to chronic symptoms and conditions that are taking away their health – and their quality of life.
The only complete comprehensive online course in women’s health that will give you the tools you need to help women take back their health.
This course has opened my eyes to the part of medicine that I always knew existed but didn't know how to tap into. I now have the ability to help my patients in a fresh and deeper way and to empower them by giving them knowledge on how to make healthy choices. I prescribe less pharmaceuticals and more supplements and diet change. Personally I am more intentional about my eating and personal time. It is everything I had hoped it would be.
Aviva has both the heart of a teacher as well as the heart of a healer. I appreciate that she presents all topics with supporting evidence as well as illuminating areas that may be "trendy" in the world of functional medicine but are lacking validation. I have already been able to implement several of the treatment protocols into my practice with wonderful success. I highly recommend this program for any practitioner who is looking to understand and implement functional and integrative medicine into their practice.
I knew this course was going to expand the ways I could help women with their health issues. What I didn't expect was how it would, together with the current political climate, change the way I help women think of themselves in the world. This has been the breath of fresh air my 10-year practice needed. It's the WHY that is motivating me more than ever before.
If you’re ready to help women feel like themselves again – and even better than ever – then this program is for you.
This course welcomes women who are health professionals committed to life-long learning, a women’s health revolution, and making the world a better place!
By a woman, about women, for women
As a full time ObGyn physician incorporating functional and integrative medicine into my practice this course has filled a gap in my journey thus far. The medical content and extensive clinical correlation presented by Aviva was extremely comprehensive and supplied the knowledge and clinical tools that I needed. Aviva is truly generous and authentic in her sharing and her wealth of knowledge is incredible. I feel even more positioned to empower my patients and help them transform their lives.
This course has completely changed my life and my biz. Plus, it's changed the health of my entire family!!! I've gone from a "generic" health coach to now working with women who have diabetes, thyroid and, adrenal issues. I started a non-profit for women with diabetes and completely changed eating habits and incorporated self-care into my daily routine. This program is the most powerful investment I’ve ever made!
Thank you for the gift of this course, all of the important work you do for women around the world and for continuing to inspire me every day. I'm definitely a better Dietitian since starting the course, but also (and maybe more importantly) a better mom, wife, sister and friend. I have learned to thoughtfully care for myself and acknowledge my own needs, which has translated to deeper connections with those I work with and people close to me in my life. I have smiled my way through the lessons, feeling profoundly inspired by the rich material, wisdom and perspective that you share. This course has changed my life in so many ways, and I can't wait to continue to apply everything I have learned to my life and my work.
The Total Ecology of Women’s Health
Health encompasses the totality of a woman’s life – as do the factors that lead to disease. In this course you will learn to understand the factors that need to be addressed to help women regain health, balance, and also happiness.
Unlike many functional medicine programs that are based less on the individual woman and the content of her life, and more on test results and supplements, this program offers a different perspective, uniquely and fully integrating traditional women’s wisdom with the latest critically reviewed scientific evidence for the prevention and treatment of common women’s health concerns.
This course emphasizes a whole-woman approach to most common and complex daily health concerns the modern woman is facing and experiencing, always taking into consideration body, mind, and the whole context of a woman’s life.
It takes you on a journey into the physical, emotional and spiritual influences of wellness – and disease. It gives you the tools to systematically approach complex constellations of women’s health problems and step out of the overwhelm of trying to figure out where to start and what to do, while offering much more than just symptom management.
The Heart Framework
It can be overwhelming to where to start with patients, what testing to use, and what nutritional plans and dietary and herbal supplements to incorporate. In this course I work with you to at once have a systematic approach that you can then individualize in your own practice.
In this course I share my unique approach called the HEART Framework. Through this model you’ll learn how to elicit your patient’s story, really hear her, and treat her – not just her disease – and to create a truly effective personalized plan.
Hear each woman’s story and Hold space for her
Explore underlying contributors to symptoms/conditions with the right intake questions, food journal review, clinical diagnostic tests, and more
Add in missing elements
Remove & Replace triggers, Restore balance
The human body is not a collection of separate parts. It is a whole organism. What happens in one organ or ‘part’ impacts the whole. Root Cause Medicine recognizes that being healthy is multifactorial, as is the development of imbalance that leads to dysfunction, syndromes, and eventually disease. With expertise in psychoneuroimmunology and endocrinology, Dr. Romm teaches you how to always take a Root Cause perspective in your approach to women’s health.
You’ll learn to assess for Root Cause factors, and using the Whole 5R system of Rebooting, Reframing, Repairing, and Recharging, you will help women on their way to becoming Replenished. The Root Causes include:
In only 10 months you will gain new insights into how the total health ecology of women shape our lives.
If you’re ready to be part of the solution, this program is for you. Your patient’s diagnosis does not have to be her destiny.
This is all in the context of the factors that shape a woman’s health or as I call it, the Total Ecology of Women’s Health. In this course I work with you to at once have a systematic approach that you can then individualize in your own practice. You’ll also learn the heart of healing – the nuances of working with real women who aren’t feeling their best.
By learning to address the Root Causes of women’s health, and through learning specific protocols, you will be able to help women with the following concerns to improve their wellness:
Each clinical lesson teaches step-by-step approaches and protocols that you can incorporate into your practice, whether implementing them from the perspective of a licensed medical/health professional, or supporting your client as a nutritionist or health coach. This course will give you the breakthroughs you’re looking for to expand your practice to include integrative and functional medicine.
This course continues to inspire me to improvements in my practice and fine-tuning care. I'm finally finding the courage to clearly present what I am, what I can do, and ask to be compensated for it. I spend the time concentrating on each woman's story and addressing things properly. I feel like all of the pieces are falling together and I'm on fire and that is due to this course.
Investing in this course is the best decision I have ever made in my education. Aviva is the most generous teacher I have ever had period. Not only is her curriculum second to none, she always goes the extra mile to give you even more than she promised. Investing in this course is the best decision I have ever made in my education.
Filled with genius, femininity, strength, and pragmatism, Dr. Aviva has masterminded a transformational program. Participating in the NMWI is empowering me to transform my women’s healthcare practice from a mediocre cog in a dysfunctional system to a highly relevant Functional Medicine practice, which is able to further the transformational effect on the health and lives of my patients. Armed with the knowledge and tools that Dr Aviva so generously shares in NMWI and beyond, I am relieved to finally be able to provide my patients with the holistic care that they need and deserve.
Foundations: The Total Ecology of Women’s Health
The Medicalization of Women’s Lives/The New Medicine for Women
Deep Medicine: The Total Ecology of Women’s Health
Food as Medicine
Herbs and Supplements and Transformational Healing, Part 1
Gut Health and Gut Imbalances as Root Cause
Immunity and Inflammation as Root Cause
Detoxification & Body Burden as Root Cause
Endocrinology 1 & 2: Adrenals and Thyroid
Endocrinology 3: Metabolism, Energy and Insulin Resistance
Endocrinology 4: The Total Ecology of Women’s Hormones
Advanced Principles, Practice, and Protocols
Principles and Practice/Creating Plans/Lab Review Deep Dive
Neuro-inflammation/Mind, Mood and Mood
Primary Care Clinical Basics
Immunity and Autoimmunity
Gyne Protocol I: PCOS, PMS, Endometriosis, Fertility
Gyne Protocols II: Prenatal Key Topics, Perimenopause, Menopause
Adrenal and Thyroid Complex Cases
Weight and Metabolism: What We Can Really Do?
Bringing It All Together
Introduction: The Medicalization of Women’s Lives and The New Medicine for Women
The New Medicine for Women
Module 2 Food as Medicine
Module 3 Gut Health and Imbalances
Module 4 Mind, Mood, and Sleep
The Roots of Anxiety and Depression
Module 5 Inflammation and Immunity
Module 6 Stress and HPA Axis Dysregulation
Module 7 Body Burden and Detoxification
Module 8 Metabolism and Blood Sugar I
Module 9 Women and Thyroid Health
Module 10 Women’s Hormones
Module 11 Principles, Practice, and Labs
Module 12 Common Conditions in Primary Care
Module 13 Protocols in Inflammation, Autoimmunity, and Stealth Infections
Module 14 Gynecological Protocols I
Module 15 Gynecological Protocols II
Module 16 HPA Axis and Thyroid Protocols
Module 17 Weight, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Protocols II
Module 18 Bringing it All together
Enjoy this complimentary 1 hour and 45 min talk on Resilience, the HPA Axis, and the Evolutionary Role of The Stress Response from the recent Adrenal Thyroid Revolution Pro Mini Course – a taste of what’s to come in the Women’s Integrative and Functional Medicine Professional Training Program.
The structure of this program is based on the knowledge that you are a busy woman making a commitment to expand your knowledge. As such, the materials roll out in a way that is easy to follow, accessible, and in manageable pieces.
Dr. Aviva Romm is an internationally respected and loved women’s health practitioner with over 30 years of combined practice as a midwife, herbalist, and Yale trained MD. She has over 20 years of experience developing medical and natural health curricula, 10 years of delivering high level online educational experiences working with over 1,500 women from over 20 countries in her women’s herbal medicine course, and has taught tens of thousands of women in programs, at conferences, in medical practice, and through her online reach. With a strong commitment to democratizing women’s health information, she is proud to be pioneering a new experience in women’s health through integrative and functional medicine, with the hope of changing the face of how women experience health care through those who experience this training.
Not only is Dr. Romm a seasoned practitioner – but she is a masterful teacher, known for making difficult concepts not only easy, but for creating those “lightbulb” moments that deepen her students’ understanding of health, the human body, and healing, in a way that allows you to put it into practice. She’s one of the most respected women in herbal medicine, and is the author of numerous books including the award winning textbook Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health found in in midwifery, medical, and herbal training programs around the country.
Dr. Romm is committed to being a voice you can trust and is one of the original voices in the health and wellness space – she began practicing as a homebirth midwife and herbalist in 1986, and has continued her practice since, adding on her training as a physician at Yale School of Medicine, with an internship in Internal Medicine (Yale) and residency in Family Medicine (Tufts) so she could bring together the best in chronic disease care while bridging her work in women and children’s health with obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics.
She’s also highly qualified to understand the complexities of working within organizations, as well as being a woman in leadership, having served as the President of the American Herbalists Guild for over a decade. She serves as the Medical Director for the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, is on numerous scientific and advisory boards including The American Botanical Council, Prevention Magazine, The Botanical Safety Handbook Committee, Nature’s Bounty, and Yale Integrative Medicine. She has been a faculty, curriculum advisor, or teacher at numerous conferences and universities, and is a widely-sought speaker and guest writer.
As a mother of four and grandmother of two children, she understands the challenges of being a professional woman. She also walks her talk, having personally explored and experienced nutrition, natural healing, yoga, and meditation for now 35 years. She’s an avid natural foods cook, gardener, and crafts woman, and an ecologist with a deep love of learning and insatiable curiosity about health, the natural world, and the connection between us and our planet.
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Thank you, Aviva. I have made the decision to end my career attending births and will be moving into providing functional/integrative healthcare services only - this is a total result of taking this amazing (and challenging, eye-opening and somewhat frightening) course. I'm also incorporating many of these teachings into my own life and health - walking the talk (finally).
I can’t say enough about Aviva Romm’s Women’s Integrative & Functional Medicine Training Program. What makes this program so special is not only Aviva’s way of presenting the latest in integrative and functional medicine that makes it easy to understand, it’s also her ability to bridge this world of medicine and science with a traditional wise woman foundation. I have worked in the area of women’s health and empowerment for the last 15 years as a healing arts teacher and I can say that with what I have learned through this Program… I am more than confident in my ability to support women along their journey as an educated and integral part of their health care team.
In my psychotherapy practice, I've always felt stunted when speaking with my clients about their HPA Axis "stuff" (I didn't even have this language until taking Aviva's course). So, inevitably, I've already had so many rich conversations with women about other perspectives on understanding and healing their "runaway stress" (or postpartum depression, or so many other things). Aviva so beautifully imbues her teachings with an unprecedented mix of scientific rationale, intuition, thoughtfulness, humor and grace and I am grateful beyond measure for this experience.
Financial health is part of our overall health, and our overall health is part of our happiness and effectiveness as a practitioner. This will be offered online at the end of the 10-month training program.
My online course for helping you step out of perfectionism & survival mode and into your most healthy, energized, and satisfied life- learn how to hit the pause button and step out of old patterns that might be holding you back from success.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: This is the ONLY online women’s integrative and functional health program offering Medical CMEs!
A deposit of $2,000 within 7 business days of program acceptance, then payment of the balance on or before September 21st.
The course is designed to be completed in 10 months with about 4-8 hours of study per week, depending on your personal study rate. However, you have an additional 6 months after the end of the course to complete the program should you need extra time.
Going to medical school as a mom of four, I totally get how intense it can be to fit study into an already full life. Please know that this is a rigorous course intended to put real-life actionable skills in your hands and to help you approach peeling back the onion on even the most complex cases in your practice. It will take your time, attention, and commitment.
However, skills will be presented gently, and will build incrementally and naturally over time, starting with foundations and working our way together through the language and options of integrative and functional medicine for women’s health. I know, with careful planning and a commitment, it can be done.
That said, you are also welcome to work at your own pace. You have lifelong access to all of the study materials and 6 months after the end of the program to complete the quizzes and final exam. The live Q&A sessions are recorded and the audio is also posted to the website. If you know in advance that you will be unable to attend a live call but still have a question, there will always be a way to submit your question in advance.
Online learning is such an effective educational model that even major universities incorporate it into their programs. It’s a particularly excellent option for busy women, allowing you to learn in the comfort of your home or favorite study space, at your own pace, with a cup of tea (or glass of wine!) in hand, in large time periods, or smaller chunks. Online learning models offer multimedia personal touches like video and audio that you can download whenever you have the chance and access permanently. It allows you to drop those old-school academic anxieties and finally learn what and how you want to – with no pressure!
Sometimes life happens and it becomes difficult to keep up with something we enroll in. If you fall behind, don’t worry – you have access to the program for 6 months beyond the end of our time together. While you may miss live Q&A and Case Review sessions, these will be recorded so you can listen to them at your convenience.
The amount of food information out there is mind-boggling. On any given day you can get as many opinions on what’s best to eat as there are experts. Even health professionals can find it overwhelming. But there are some very clear threads of truth that leading health scientists have been able to extract from all of the food noise out there.
In this course, we will uncover those core truths, while also exploring the pros, cons, and actual science on the various therapeutic diets you might consider. Importantly, this program is based on the premises of replenishment and nourishment, time-tested information, and Dr. Romm’s unique vantage point of having personal and collegial relationships with some of the leading voices in the food and health movement including Dr. David Katz, Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, and many others.
Gone are the days when any of us can do it all alone. We need teams and our patients and clients do, too. Most doctors, for example, don’t have time to help patients make the critical behavioral changes needed for effectively implementing their programs – and patients often get stuck in old habits, patterns, and self-sabotage.Enter the nutritionists and health coaches.
To be effective in this new model, we need to learn to speak a common language, understand the goals and protocols, and support each other in helping our patients and clients reach their health goals. A fully integrated professional team supporting women would ideally include a medical or licensed health practitioner, a nurse practitioner, a nutritionist, and a health coach, even if not all in the same office or practice. Therefore, my goal is to provide training that brings together these various members of the team in a collaborative learning space.
This course can be used solely as a self-study program and at your own pace without fulfilling any specific requirements. However, to receive the Certificate of Completion as well as CMEs, and to be able to say you completed this program with Dr. Aviva Romm, you must successfully complete a short, automatically graded 10-question quiz at the end of each module, and successfully complete a final exam that is also submitted electronically. The final exam is a closed book, no-surprise, no-trick-question test based upon the quizzes. You have 6 months from the end of the program to complete all modules, quizzes, and the final exam.
For now this is a women-only course. My experience with over 30 years of teaching is that this allows for a uniquely embracing and relaxed experience for students, a high level of openness in the course dialogue and forums, and eliminates politics that have been shown to negatively impact group and individual learning and sharing dynamics for women.
Completing this course does not provide certification nor does it in any way substitute for clinical experience under the supervision and guidance of an experienced herbal practitioner.
Completion of this program in no way confers the right or ability to practice any form of health care. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion and are welcome to advertise that they have completed this training program
This program is designed for health professionals and presupposes basic science and health knowledge – the Case Review and Q&A sessions will reflect this. However, you do not need medical training or prior functional medicine training to be successful and make use of the program. Dr. Romm is well known for her accessible teaching style and ability to make complex concepts understandable and applicable. A list of adjunct textbooks and resources will be provided should you feel you need basic functional and integrative medicine references.
Hopefully you will not have to withdraw from the program. That said, life happens, and if, for any reason you anticipate that you will not be able to complete the program during the allotted time, you can simply download all of the materials before the expiration of your access to the course website (16 months from the date of your first class). That way you will have everything you need to continue your studies when you are able.
Please note that no refunds are available outside of the refund policy and, if you are on a payment plan, you are still expected to make all of your monthly tuition payments until you have met your full financial commitment.
The concepts and model of functional and integrative medicine for women that I am teaching are relevant to practitioners globally, and in fact, are important as chronic disease is escalating around the world. I am accustomed to teaching students from all over the world—my Herbal Medicine for Women program has students from over 20 countries—and we welcome your participation and unique experiences based on your country’s health care system.
However, some of the specific tests and supplements I recommend may not be available in every country. In addition, in evaluating lab tests, I will be using US lab values and ranges.
Up to 36 Continuing Medical Education credits (AMA PRA Category 1) are available for the case-based learning sessions.
Up to 103 Category 1 CE hours is available through the California Acupuncture Board (Provider #1044). Because it is approved by a state board, this course will also be accepted for PDA credit by NCCAOM.
Commission on Dietetic Registration: up to 151.5 credits
Approved for up to 103 continuing education units by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) – CE Provider #100092.
Upon successful completion of required online quizzes and evaluation forms, you may request a Certificate of Continuing Education Credits.