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FMA 1 - Functional Health & Nutrition Exam

Mastering Patient Flow & Retention, Exam, Forms...


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FMA 2 -
Belly Aches and Bloating (Part A)

Practitioner's Guide to the Gut, common gut problems...


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FMA 3 -
Belly Aches and Bloating (Part B)

Advanced protocols for SIBO, yeast, IBD plus testing...


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FMA 4 -
More than Cholesterol

Insights into Heart Health, advanced cardiac blood labs...


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FMA 5 -
Food As

Growing a nutrition & Weight-loss Practice, + groups...


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FMA 6 - Waiting List Practice

Marketing Made Simple, effective, ethical methods...


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FMA 7 - Hormones Gone Haywire

Sex hormones, Adrenal & Thyroid Solutions, + labs...


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The Functional Medicine Academy™ was created for some of the following reasons:


There is a huge demand for Functional Medicine practitioners but not enough of them trained to meet that need.

Some practitioners have completed advanced Functional Medicine programs (sometimes ALL of them!) but are overwhelmed with all the information or unsure of how to put it into practice - they need a "cheat sheet" and systems to launch, be efficient, be confident and profitable.

Read more about the WHY behind FMA plus class details and pricing here >

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Dr. Brandy Zachary, DC, IFMCP Functional Medicine Academy

Dr. Brandy Zachary, DC, IFMCP discovered the power of Functional Medicine first hand when a “mystery illness” left her declared permanently disabled and stuck in the hospital every 3 weeks costing $720k each year. Unwilling to accept that diagnosis, she fought back to regain her health and then launched Body Love Cafe, an award-winning holistic health clinic with multiple practitioners serving a worldwide audience. 


Dr. Zachary combines all of her previous work experience (author, business consultant, speaker, researcher) to train other practitioners in clinical competence and rapid practice growth. She is the lead instructor for the Functional Medicine Academy™ and has completed extensive post-graduate coursework. She has worked with thousands of health entrepreneurs on their branding, marketing, sales, speaking and practice strategy.


In 2016 Dr. Zachary designed a tool that helps doctors quickly analyze blood labs and in 2020 expanded that to a web-based software app to include hormone and gut health testing. That same year she also identified and created the nomenclature for a newly recognized metabolic condition which led to the MISSED patient protocol system. Dr. Zachary is currently working on a third book and lives with her husband and daughter in Walnut Creek, CA.

I’ve been in practice with my holistic medicine and acupuncture clinic for over 25 years here in Silicon Valley. I have needed a Business Coach that really understands the ins and outs of my practice both the in person clinic as well as the virtual practice that I’m building and thankfully I found Dr. Zachary. I have never met anyone who understands how a clinic runs, understands practice management, marketing, online stores, and systems as well as Dr. Zachary!  My business has been doing much better since I started working with her. My new virtual business is really starting to manifest and I have faith that it will thrive under her coaching. I highly recommend Dr. Z.

- Dr. Shasta Ericson, LAc, DAOM with Fertility Whisperer & Way of Wellness Acupuncture Clinic


Dr. Brandy Zachary is absolutely brilliant and a wealth of knowledgeShe is a natural teacher and explains things clearly. She is a literally a walking encyclopedia but has the expertise of her clinical experience with her patients, as well as her own personal journey with her health.


Thank you... for sharing your knowledge with other practitioners!

- Dr. Catherine Wang, MD (family practice)

Although I consider myself quite confident in the practice of psychotherapy, I felt almost paralyzed with the thought of incorporating my knowledge of Functional Medicine into practice. After just one phone call with Dr. Zachary I felt so much at ease. She is both confident and compassionate at the same time. You can see she wants the same for you that she has established for herself. To give for the sake of giving is a beautiful skill to own and after working with her – you will see she is a ‘giver’.

- Dr. L Jonk, PhD, RP, MPCC, IFMCP

I just wanted to drop you a note and thank you for being such an amazing person. Always happy to help and sharing all the knowledge you have, not just bits of it. I wish I would have all the knowledge you have already! So grateful for you! Thank you!

- Dr. Tina Bozicnik, MD (pediatrics)

Dr. Zachary is amazing! I took the thyroid gland training course with her. She gives a lot of information, and breaks down the different sections in an easy format. She really made sure that I understood everything, and allowed me to reach out to her with any questions. I highly recommend the course, you won’t regret it.

- Sandra Senese, RN

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Dr. Zachary's coaching was absolutely instrumental in setting up my practice. Her brilliant resources and common-sense, but very refreshing, practical advice saved me when all I could think of were obstacles. She has the solutions and a really great roadmap for any practitioner who wants to make their dreams a reality. I am so happy I found her, and will certainly look to her again should I need the assistance.


- Dr. Karen Van Wyk, MD, IFMCP (functional family medicine)

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Dr. Amy Smith, DC, FMACP
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 The Functional Medicine Academy™ is designed to be the HOW and WHAT to do in practice to get things moving quickly, efficiently and to avoid practitioner burnout.


 FMA is not designed to replace your licensing CEUs nor other broad scope certifications such as IFM (Institute for Functional Medicine). FMA will not conflict with these other excellent programs but instead will be your "quick start" guide to making practical and clinical decisions as you create/expand the practice you love!

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