Registration is Now Closed
New LIVE Program Starts Monday June 20, 2022

IHN is excited to announce another edition of the Digestive Health Practitioner Masterclass with creator Brett Hawes.
Brett is returning by popular demand to teach this Masterclass LIVE
—5 weeks of LIVE sessions with Brett + all of his SELF PACED modules
—Mondays, from 7:00 – 9:30 pm
—Starting on June 20, 2022
—Orientation is on Thursday June 16, 2022
All lessons will be recorded and hosted in a private practitioner group where Brett welcomes and answers for new Masterclass students and practitioners for 3 months. After that Brett has select graduates of the Masterclass admin all of the group’s practitioners, as everyone continues to support one another in their clinical practices. All questions related to gut health, client cases, protocols and any other topics related to the Masterclass are welcome!
Graduate practitioners have lifetime access to all the content.
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 and get ready for June 20!
—$500 OFF regular price of the program until collaboration closes
—25% OFF selected IHN’s Con Ed Courses.
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.


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. In 2021, Brett tested a successful Self-Paced version of the program, but requires the Real-Time format every time he teaches, since field data is updated regularly. Brett also simply prefers teaching LIVE! He finds it necessary to teach those who are learning to treat must come from immediate and immersive teacher/student interaction. Brett has successfully helped over 200 practitioners master the art of gut health in their clinical practices.

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 + Certificate through IHN

* current IHN students, IHN Graduates and Any Allied Practitioners welcome to register through the IHN Collaboration link found on this page.

Key Features of The Program & IHN's Collaboration Offer

  • LIVE Orientation for all new registrants
  • LIVE, REAL-TIME Online Learning
  • $500 OFF regular price for IHN'ers and allies
  • 25% OFF IHN's Con Ed courses (some restrictions apply)
  • LIFETIME Access to all program material, updates and replays
  • First 3 MONTHS with Brett in his private Masterclass group
  • 3 LIVE follow up Q&As with Brett after Masterclass ends
  • 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 brands, dosages, best practices
  • Condition-specific meal plans + therapeutic food lists
  • Learn about functional lab tests and their basic interpretation
  • Learn standard medical diagnostics in digestive disorders
  • Understand standard medical treatments/drugs + nutrient depletions and supplement interactions
  • Dosage guide 600+ vitamins, minerals, herbs, nutraceuticals
  • Guest Lectures and Training from Biotics Research, Microbiome Labs and Fluids IQ
  • Over 40 hours of pre-recorded case studies and clinical mentorship over and over the core content of the Masterclass

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

LIVE CLASSES WITH BRETT: Mondays June 20, 27 July 4, 11, 18
7:00 pm-9:30 pm Eastern (Canada)
LIVE, real-time instruction via Zoom

ORIENTATION DATE: Thursday June 16, 2022 Eastern (Canada)
TIME: 8:00 – 9:30 pm Eastern (Canada)
LIVE, real-time instruction via Zoom
Included. Digestive Health: The Practitioners Guide (mailed to you upon registration)

Wednesday May 4, 2022 at 9:00 am Eastern (Canada)
Wednesday June 15, 2022 at 12:00 Midnight Eastern (Canada)

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!

* current IHN students, IHN Graduates and Any Allied Practitioners welcome to register through the IHN Collaboration link found on this page.

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