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Functional Medicine and Nutrition Virtual Classroom 213
Functional Approach to Pediatrics


  • Describe and Identify the functional medicine approach to common pediatric problems
  • Develop a comprehensive functional medicine assessment and treatment of common pediatric problems such as constipation, headaches and migraines, upper respiratory infections and otitis media, food sensitivities, allergies, asthma and atopy
  • Examine the salient features of history, physical examination and laboratory testing to best implement functional medicine interventions to common pediatric problems
  • Utilize a functional medicine approach to assess what each child may need to get or get rid of to treat each of these common pediatric problems 
  • Summarize the literature supporting the use of functional medicine in pediatrics
  • Recognize the four pillars of a functional medical approach to chronic pediatric illness – gastroenterologic, immunologic, metabolic and neurologic
  • Classify and explain the importance of the genetic and genomic susceptibilities/predisposition and environmental triggers of chronic pediatric illnesses
  • Utilize a functional medicine approach to assessing and treating chronic pediatric disease such as ADHD, Autism, Autoimmune Encephalitis, Anxiety, Allergy and Atopy
  • Interpret the literature citations and develop protocols based on emerging evidence supporting a functional medicine approach to these chronic pediatric problems
  • Appraise the assessment and management of the importance of the microbiome in immune tolerance, allergy and autoimmunity.


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