Brad’s Brainiacs – Mentor Group

As a practitioner and lecturer of naturopathy and nutrition, I understand the first year of clinical practice can be a challenging transition with many practitioners feeling overwhelmed. That’s why I have created Brad’s Brainiacs, a mentoring group designed to support novice naturopaths and nutritionists in their first few years of clinical practice. This mentoring group is an excellent way to stay connected to other peers and advance your clinical knowledge.

Endeavour Nutrition Clinic 2020

About Brad’s Brainiacs

Brad’s Brainiacs is a 6 month online mentoring program to support newly graduated naturopaths and nutritionists transition into clinical practice. Utilising a case-based learning style, clinically relevant topics such as functional and integrative pathology analysis, advanced nutritional and herbal prescription are covered in-depth. Although a focus is placed on gastrointestinal disorders and chronic autoimmune conditions, other commonly seen conditions will be covered. This program also allows fellow Brainiacs the chance to bring along their own cases from clinical practice to be analysed by the group and Brad.

Topics Covered

Module 1 – Clinic setup
This month we will cover key details relevant to setting up your own clinic such as payment, fees, insurance, membership, intake form, supplement companies and pathology companies to join, useful tips and tricks for attracting clients to your clinic.

Module 2 – Nutritional and Herbal Supplements
This month we will review some of the new and unknown supplements available to practitioners. A focus will be placed on expanding your supplement knowledge and advancing your dosage understanding.

Module 3 – Functional pathology/ Integrative pathology
This month we will cover a combination of functional and integrative pathology. A variety of functional tests will be discussed including DUTCH test, CDSA, microbiome mapping, heavy metals, methylation, intestinal permeability and epigenetic. Integrative pathology methods used to monitor and diagnose disease such as blood pathology, stool tests, PROMs, diagnostic algorithms and naturopathic methods such as iridology will be explored. You will be encouraged to email any functional or integrative pathology results from your patients to Brad for the group to discuss and interpret.

Module 4 – Functional pathology/ Integrative pathology
This month we will cover a combination of functional and integrative pathology. A variety of functional tests will be discussed including DUTCH test, CDSA, microbiome mapping, heavy metals, methylation, intestinal permeability and epigenetic. Integrative pathology methods used to monitor and diagnose disease such as blood pathology, stool tests, PROMs, diagnostic algorithms and naturopathic methods such as iridology will be explored. You will be encouraged to email any functional or integrative pathology results from your patients to Brad for the group to discuss and interpret.

Module 5 – Case analysis
This month Brainiacs will bring along a case they have seen in their clinical practice. You will be sent a template to describe the case and as a group we will analysis the case identifying a differential diagnosis, interoperation of pathology, suggestion for further pathology, dietary and supplement advice.

Module 6 – Case analysis
This month Brainiacs will bring along a case they have seen in their clinical practice. You will be sent a template to describe the case and as a group we will analysis the case identifying a differential diagnosis, interoperation of pathology, suggestion for further pathology, dietary and supplement advice.

July 2021 Intake

Dates:

The Zoom session will be held at 6pm (QLD time) on the following Monday nights: July 26th, August 30th, September 27th, October 18th, November 15th, December 13th.
Unable to attend? Dont worry, all sessions will be recorded so you can watch them in your own time.

What’s included:

~ Monthly 1 hour Zoom session
~ Access to Zoom recordings
~ Small group size (max 15 participants)
~ Research articles and resources relevant to monthly topic shared
~ Interpretation of your patient’s functional pathology
~ Interoperation of your patient’s case
~ Peer support through Brad’s Brainiacs: Mentor Group

Program cost: $250

To join the July intake, fill out the details below with your name, modality and year you finished your degree or email Brad at Bradgleech@gmail.com


Facilitating critical thinking and robust understanding of our future healthcare practitioners is not only my passion; teaching integrative medicine is my purpose. My goal is to enable my students to describe complex topics and apply their knowledge throughout a diverse range of clinical and non-clinical situations. I hope students come away from my teaching with the same passion and curiosity as I have for integrative medicine.
Brad Leech ~


Terms and conditions
~ A minimum on 5 participants are required for the program to run.
~ All effort will be made to interpret one case or pathology result from each participant, however, case analysis is used to facilitate clinical understanding rather than the guarantee of interoperation.
~ Participants are able to ask questions directly to Brad outside of the monthly Zoom sessions via email, however, answers and discussion about the question will happen during the next Zoom session.
~ Participants of Brad’s Brainiacs Mentor Group must pay in full 2 weeks before the start of the program.
~ The dates and/or time of the Zoom sessions may change, however, participants will be notified within a timely manner.