Summer 2021 Re-Opening Collaboration!
Opened June 24
& Closed July 9.

IHN is excited to announce another edition of the Digestive Health Practitioner Masterclass with creator Brett Hawes.
This time we are excited that the advanced program, focused on one of the foundations of optimal health, will be available for SELF-PACED learning.
For busy professionals, this new adaptation to the program offers flexibility to set your own deadlines and work through the modules that conveniently plug into your schedule. While there are many weekly LIVE components built into the Masterclass—like “Ask Me Anything“, where Brett answers private practice and protocol questions and the “Hot Seat“, where he responds to current client cases presented to him needing in-depth clinical support, and multiple industry guests interviewed for their insight—you choose your level of engagement. We encourage the growing community of new students and veteran Masterclass’ers to use all of the resources and lifetime offerings, extended to you.

What’s New?

Register now to enjoy the key features before the collaboration deal closes but start your module work any time!
and This collaboration gets you a pre-paid seat at Brett’s LIVE 1 Day workshop5 Root Causes of Autoimmune Disease” scheduled for fall 2021.
The Masterclass self-paced launch kicks off with a LIVE Orientation on Tuesday July 13 for all registrants.
A Certificate of Completion from IHN is offered to Masterclass students who complete all of the modules either within 6 months of the Orientation date or 6 months of when you start.
$500 OFF regular price of the program until collaboration close on July 9 + 25% OFF select IHN’s Con Ed courses.
Find complete details below!

Lessons Informed By Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine

It couldn’t be better timing to retool and relaunch IHN’s collaboration with Brett Hawes and his Digestive Health Practitioner Masterclass. All at once, more and more people are seeing the true power of natural health solutions for chronic and acute conditions. It is truly precedent setting. What appears to be a vilification of our profession and its profound evidence by media, ministry and mainstream is, on the ground and in our clinics, prompting an uptick in clients. The surge of clients also brings with it a demand to have outcomes that last a lifetime.

IHN invites you to join your colleagues looking into a key fundamental control centre of well-being—the gut—from a seasoned practitioner’s body of knowledge. This welcome collaboration between IHN, and faculty member Brett Hawes, was born out of the successful 5 Root Causes of Auto-Immune Diseases webinar held in August of 2020. He launched the Masterclass as an in-class program at IHN’s Toronto campus in July 2019. Feedback from that day was to take the training ONLINE and LIVE. Feedback from that cohort of CNPs was to add a SELF-PACED (aka “Evergreen”) option. 

IHN graduates, current qualified students* and allied partners in natural health are offered the collaboration offer:

$500 off the price of the program + 25% off select IHN’s Con Ed courses

Key Features of The Program & IHN's Collaboration Offer

  • LIVE Orientation for all new registrants
  • SELF-PACED online learning
  • $500 OFF regular price for IHN'ers & allies
  • 25% OFF IHN's Con Ed courses (some restrictions apply)
  • LIFETIME Access to all program material, updates and replays
  • LIFETIME Acess to private practitioner group admin'd by Brett
  • PRE-PAID 5 Root Causes of Autoimmune Disease workshop
  • LIVE Weekly Coaching with Brett through "Hot Seat" and "Ask Me Anything"
  • Access content 24/7 from anywhere with a dedicated App
  • 140 PAGE “Digestive Health, The Practitioners Guide”
  • Fully referenced protocols and guidelines
  • Supplement protocols with brand names, dosages, best practices
  • Condition-specific done-for-you meal plans and therapeutic food lists
  • Learn about functional lab tests and their basic interpretation
  • Understand standard medical diagnostics in various digestive disorders
  • Learn standard medical treatments and drugs + nutrient depletions and supplement interactions
  • Therapeutic dosage guide of over 600 vitamins, minerals, herbs, nutraceuticals

Instructor: Brett Hawes CNP, CFMP

Brett is a 2006 IHN graduate and in 2016 got certified in Functional Medicine through Functional Medicine University in the US. He started his home based practicing just before graduating in 2006, helping people with basic health issues like weight loss, energy and digestive issues. He initially practiced Ayurveda almost exclusively then branched out into holistic and applied Iridology (Dr. Pesek and Dr. Jensen). He has done extensive work with First Nations and studied shamanic medicine. He has worked in integrative clinical settings with DCs, DOs, RMTs, NDs, TCM and Practitioners.

Brett has helped 1000's of clients overcome a wide variety of health issues in his 16 years of clinical practice. He runs a cloud-based online clinic with his primary focus being chronic and complex digestive issues, hormone health and autoimmune disease. He has been in-class faculty at the Toronto and Mississauga campuses of IHN for 14 years teaching Nutrition & Health: The Fundamental as well as Nutrition & The Environment. Recently, he launched IHN's online program teaching Fundamentals. Brett also mentors graduating students as a Student Clinic Advisor. His popular weekly podcast Holistic Health Masterclass is ranked in the top 200 alternative health podcasts in the world and reaches 1000’s of listeners in 57 countries each week. Brett is a long time personal rights and freedoms advocate who believes in individuals having access to natural health products and practices of their choice. He is considered an expert in the field of natural medicine and holistic health.

There is a thriving collective of CNPs who are producing powerful programming for both the public, their peers and natural health practitioners, worldwide. We are delighted to continue alignments with our amazing graduates, industry partners and proud to kick-off the advanced Con Ed courses with this collaboration. The material taught in this digestive health program is rooted in clinical nutrition and functional medicine. Practitioners will gain in-depth clinical insight into the most common digestive disorders and learn how to identify the root causes of each client individually. For each condition, clinicians will learn pathology, standard diagnostic methods, functional lab testing for gut health, therapeutic foods and meal plans, supplement protocols and drug/nutrient depletions. Brett’s landing page for this course outlines the full rationale behind the program, all of the support materials and the full body of knowledge you will earn from this masterclass.

Nutrition & Health: The Fundamentals
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Body Metabolism
Symptomatology 1 & 2

MODULES: Self-Paced / Evergreen Access (start when you want, at what module you need)
Tuesday July 13, 2021 
TIME: 8:00 – 9:30 pm Eastern 5:00 – 6:30 pm Pacific

Included. Digestive Health: The Practitioners Guide (mailed to you upon registration)

Thursday June 24, 2021
Friday July 9, 2020

With IHN $500 off the total investment is
—$997.00 + HST (payment in full) or 3 installments of $377.00
*$100 non-refundable deposit upon registration

Link to Enroll below!
— IHN Alumni, qualified students, allied non-graduate healthcare professionals, as well as IHN Faculty or Employer and Co-operative Education Partners

Brett Hawes at
Julia Rickert at

There is a $100.00 + HST non-refundable deposit due upon registration. If you are not satisfied with the program, you may request a full refund (minus the $100 non-refundable administration fee) after the first week’s lesson. Refunds will not be issued after the commencement of week 2 of the program. Refunds might take up to 4 weeks to process. Please also be sure to read our full terms and conditions here