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Read what some of the Academy’s graduates and students are saying about our Functional Medicine Course:


I joined the Academy of Functional Medicine only after researching all of the other programs I could find offering training in functional medicine. Once I reviewed the sample webinars by Dr. Gant, I was sold. His style is just what I was looking for because he explains even the most complicated concepts in a clear and concise way without ever making you feel stupid for not knowing something. He is a wise and compassionate physician and his love of teaching shines through.

The textbook is excellent and the clinical pearls he gives away in every session are priceless. Most of all, I love studying and learning at a nice weekly pace, giving me time to integrate everything I learn into clinical practice. The ability to present cases from my own family practice and get advice and feedback from someone as expert as Dr. Gant is like having my own personal mentor. I cannot thank Dr. Gant enough for his love of teaching and the way he teaches us to think clinical problems through, rather than rely on rote memory.

Beyond all that, my patients absolutely love it when I tell them that I am taking a special year and a half long training course in these advanced principles of nutritional, functional and integrative medicine. It’s a big commitment, but once you see the power of functional medicine in action, it’s almost impossible to go back to practicing medicine the old way. This is one of the best choices I have ever made in continuing medical education. These principles will put you five to fifteen years ahead of what most doctors are now practicing. Functional medicine is the future. Get on board now.

Neil F. Neimark, M.D.
mdPersonal Concierge Family Medicine
Irvine, CA 92604



It is with great pleasure that I recommend the Academy of Functional Medicine to any and all health care practitioners that want to shift their paradigm from a ‘sickness-based’ model to a truly ‘health-based’ one.

I came to the Academy to study under a great mentor, Dr. C.E. Gant. Dr. Gant is a traditionally trained medical doctor who has been practicing functional medicine for several decades. The experience that he brings and shares with the Academy is incredible. At a time when ‘Functional Medicine’ is a buzz term and seems to be popping up everywhere, it is important to me to know that Dr. Gant and the people at the Academy have been practicing this way since before it was the thing to do.

My particular area of interest is working with children with autism. This approach is truly one of holism and looks at the individual patient, not the label or diagnosis. I have listened intently to Dr. Gant’s presentations and his insight has inspired me.

Learning to use Functional Medicine in your practice is a process. You need to learn basic concepts and relearn biochemistry in a functional way. It may seem like a daunting task, but with the structure of the Academy’s programs, you can significantly reduce your learning curve.

I am happy and proud to be a part of the Academy and hope to help build it into one of the premier Centers of Excellence in Functional Medicine in the coming months and years. I wholeheartedly recommend joining!


Michael A. Gruttadauria, DC, DACAN
Defeat Autism Now! Clinician
Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology
Syosset, NY 11791



Dr. Gant and the Academy of Functional Medicine have helped me facilitate my evolution towards being an integrative mental health practitioner. I now have the tools to simply evaluate and correct the underlying biochemical issues that contribute to most mental health conditions. With this piece, my work is more interesting and especially more fun.

Patients and colleagues have gotten so excited to have a mental health doctor that can think so broadly and open-mindedly. In a way, I now feel like a whole psychologist. Thanks for holding the vision of wholeness and integrity.

Josh Friedman
Founder, Integrative Psychotherapy of Omaha



Dr. Gant, MD, is a brilliant western trained physician specializing in orthomolecular medicine who brings a wealth of knowledge to the table of Functional Medicine. Those individuals who are lucky enough to know him, either though his teaching or as patients, are blessed with a level of in-depth expertise most people are hard pressed to find in today’s medical world.

Lisa Hill DiFusco
Holistic Health Consultant
The Lightheart Institute



Dr. Gant is a rare gem in the health care profession. The material he presents at the Academy of Functional Medicine is profound, revolutionary and life changing. Within a few short weeks of attendance, I started to become a better practitioner and my skill and knowledge base continue to grow with each and every module, which has enabled me to offer my clients more value and depth and broaden my scope of practice.

Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed.
Holistic Health Counselor



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