This course provides you with more than instruction.

What's Included Inside This Course

  • Interactive

    With a video format, you can watch and learn at your own pace. Karen teaches how the gut microbiome is at the center of our health and how an unhealthy gut contributes to weight gain, fatigue, migraines, thyroid disorders, IBS, sleep issues, autoimmune disorders.

  • Labs

    Since many people have food sensitivities they don't even know about, this course includes food sensitivity testing (95 foods). Karen uses the type of testing that is considered the “gold standard” by The Institute For Functional Medicine.

  • Private Consult

    This course includes 2 (private) 30 min video/phone consults with Karen Graham, RDN to provide you with personalized help and recommendations.

What's Covered In This Course

The anatomy of the gut- this is important in understanding how the digestive system works and what can go wrong.
The very latest information on the microbiome & leaky gut/intestinal permeability- learn how your microbiome impacts virtually every aspect of health; from mental health and cognitive function to chronic disease, weight gain, and autoimmune diseases.
How to finally eliminate IBS symptoms, naturally via lifestyle & diet.
 Typical causes of your digestive problems and causes that will surprise you.
Diseases/conditions that can manifest from an unhealthy gut but are not typically thought of as a gut condition.
 Symptoms that you probably have but never knew were related to the intestines.
What you can tell about your health by looking at your bowel movements.
How the health of your intestines affects your weight. Yes, your gut health affects the way you lose or gain weight.
Food sensitivities and diet: their role in your GI issues, inflammation & overall health.
How to start the healing process & start seeing results.

Healing With Functional Nutrition - A Microbiome Focus

Course Curriculum

  • An introduction to functional nutrition and a review of gut disorders

  • A complete review of the digestion pathway, covering both the basic and complex components

  • Understanding leaky gut & how this creates unwanted symptoms

  • A review of lab instructions & medication interactions,

  • Prebiotic foods, pesticides, allergies vs. sensitivities, and much more!

About Karen Graham, RDN


Registered Dietitian/Clinical Instructor

Karen Graham RDN

Karen Graham, RDN has been in private practice since 2007 + she is a clinical instructor of Integrative Nutrition Therapy at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in New York. Karen is a functional medicine dietitian specializing in gastrointestinal disorders & disorders of the gut microbiome including: *Celiac *Crohn’s *IBS *Ulcerative colitis *Short bowel syndrome *SIBO *Food allergies/sensitivities *Autoimmune diseases *Migraines *PCOS *Thyroid disorders *High cholesterol *Weight loss/weight gain *Muscle gain

Frequently Asked Questions

About This Course

  • What is included with this course?

    1. You get 2 video modules; Healing with Functional Medicine + Understanding Your Lab Results. 2. Food sensitivity Testing- 95 foods. 3. Two (private) 30 minute video/phone consults with Karen Graham to provide personalized guidance and advice.

  • Do I have to watch the videos? Can I just get the testing and consults?

    The videos are required. Over the years, I have observed that patients that get the education part of my program do much better and get to the root cause of their issues much sooner than patients that did not get the education portion.

  • How long do I have to complete the course?

    You have 90-days from the time you pay for the course, to complete the program. There will be no refunds if you do not complete the course after 90-days.

  • Can my child do this course?

    This course is designed for 18 years and older. It is not offered for anyone under 18 years of age.

  • Is there way to get additional consults with Karen?

    If you feel you need more than the 2 consults that are included in this program, you can pay for additional time. Email us at

  • Can I take this course if I live outside of the United States?

    Unfortunately, the lab does not mail their food sensitivity test kits outside of the U.S. If you wish to take the course without the testing or consults, contact us and we can make arrangements.

What People Are Saying

Weight Loss & sugar cravings

M. Ficarra

Karen's research based nutrition information has totally changed my (and my wife's) health. We learned what foods we needed to stop eating and almost immediately lost sugar cravings, weight and stomach problems. Smart Nutrition was the best investment we could have ever made!

Gastrointestinal issues

Mike Ronan

After developing some complex GI issues related to Leaky Gut over the past 5 years, I was referred to Karen Graham by my Integrative Medicine doctor. Within the first 10 minutes of sitting through one of Karen’s workshops it was clearly evident that she was the GI expert I needed to finally help me heal after years of being chronically ill. As a Functional Medicine Dietician, Karen’s understanding about the human microbiome and how it affects the many aspects of our bodies has me on the right path to recovery. I would highly recommend her to anyone who has been struggling with stomach issues and has been told to take a pill and learn to deal with it. Again, I can’t recommend her highly enough!

GI issues & brain fog

Diane Kleber

After years of searching for a solution to elimination issues and feeling like I was living in a fog, a friend shared the invitation to Karen's GI workshop. To say that light bulbs were going off left and right during the workshop is an understatement! The changes in my overall health since working with Karen are amazing - the fog has lifted, I have more energy, am stronger, and the elimination issues are almost totally gone. You definitely are what you digest! I highly recommend this to everyone who wants to live a better, healthier life.

GI issues

Sheri Duggan

I visited with Karen and couldn’t be happier with my investment and results. I decided to see her because I had continuous annoying gut tenderness and discomfort. A friend had begun seeing Karen, was getting great results and I decided it was time to figure my stuff out. I didn’t even realize how uncomfortable I had really become until the intestinal pain was gone, which happened quickly once I learned which foods I had become sensitive to. Cutting those foods out gave me nearly immediate relief. Karen helped me learn what I needed to do for my body to help it heal and I am happy to report that after about 6 months of following her guidance, my gut has healed significantly. It has healed to much that I can now go back to eating many of the foods that were a problem for me before. In addition, my skin is healthier, my mind feels clearer and I just feel better which makes me happier too. I feel that this time with Karen has changed my eating habits for good and I am so very grateful. If you are ready to take your health and healing to another level, go see Karen. I am so glad I did!

IBS, Autoimmune & Weight Gain

S. Lopez

Karen Graham is an expert in nutrition and GI issues. I’m a new patient and I find her to be exceptional in her approach to managing individual needs. Her method is simple and effective with a step by step process that I can reasonably manage. The start of the program is education and learning about various aspects of GI issues. Then a follow up visit is scheduled to review your medical history and lab work. I appreciate her attention to detail and thoroughness in my medical history to get to the root of the problem. A plan is devised together to take the journey toward healing. With Karen’s program within days I could feel a difference and shift in my body. I have been to numerous doctors and have tried other healing programs without success. In the short time I’ve been a patient I feel like I’ve accomplished more than all the other programs combined. I highly recommend Karen for her expertise, clinical research, knowledge, skills and abilities. She is positive, upbeat, super nice and pleasant to work with.

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