Your clinical success is our top priority. That is why we strive to provide the best tools, clinical training, and products available.

Our seminars and workshops provide training on professional grade supplements, functional lab tests, and various healing modalities that deliver clinical results. With a span of foundational to advanced coursework, we are confident you will find what you need to grow, develop, and succeed.

Most events are held at our, Toal Conference Convention Center in Alameda, a LEED certified facility. All seminars include a healthy breakfast and organic lunch (gluten and dairy free). To join us for a wonderful day of learning, register below or call our customer service 800.662.9134.

Your First Seminar + CE Units are FREE! Details

Select Topics

Aduco Academy


The Functional Health and Nutrition Exam

Brandy Zachary, DC, AFMCP
Take this course now


Aduco Academy is Aduco’s new online education platform. Save time and money by earning CEUs from the comfort of your own home! Easily accessible from anywhere, at any time, our Aduco Academy online classes cover the same high-caliber educational content—from top-notch experts—as our in-person seminars.

In the same manner in which we curate the best health products, we’ve assembled a community of educators who are champions of natural medicine, have many years of hands-on experience in alternative healing methods, and have joined Aduco Academy to help you expand your clinical capabilities in functional nutrition and herbal solutions through our industry-leading seminars.

  • Begin whenever you want (even now!) and learn at your own pace.
  • Start, pause, and resume a course to work around your schedule.
  • Missed something and need to hear the information again?
  • Rewind, replay, and re-learn as many times as you need. And, with downloadable materials, class notebooks can be saved on your computer for future reference.
  • You can also send questions directly to your instructor for a timely reply.
  • At the end of each course, attendees will be offered an exclusive product bundle promotion!

Aduco Academy will continue to grow, one class at a time, with offerings from the foundational to the more advanced, so you will find just what you need to grow, develop, and succeed! In the future, you will have the option of live seminar attendance, online classes, or a combination of both to fulfill your CEU requirements.

Available Classes

The Functional Health And Nutrition Exam

Speaker(s): Brandy Zachary, DC, AFMCP
Certificate Program: FMA
This seminar is CE APPROVED for 8 CE hours
Online Class
Price: $249.00

Take this course now

The traditional nutritional exam model, a staple among health practitioners, is now updated and expanded! This new format combines the best of functional medicine, nutrition, effective history, and note-taking with optional muscle and energy testing.

This course will cover: 

  • Principles of Functional Medicine
  • Compassionate Care Model versus Disease Care Model
  • Personal inventory to become a more effective healer
  • Forms – intake, consent, services
  • 30/60/90-minute intake exam options to fit the needs of your practice
  • Essential components of a successful new patient intake
  • Key exam questions to quickly identify where to start in the intake process
  • The importance of every intake exam question and how each relates to the Report of Findings (ROF)
  • ROF components and how the information advises follow-up patient visits
  • Test options to perform during the exam
  • The power of labs and how to identify when and when not to use them
  • Mapping a strategy toward improved patient health
  • Patient nutritional supplementation, lifestyle recommendations, and meal plan suggestions
  • Practitioner referrals, both in and out of the office
  • Patient follow-up, including the role of office staff in the process
  • Your communication style and those of your patients and staff to maximize understanding and impact
  • Effective techniques to build a professional office team
  • Designing your practice around the Functional Medicine model

The Functional Health & Nutrition Exam is the first seminar in the Functional Medicine Academy™ certificate program (FMA) offered by Aduco to licensed physicians and nutritional professionals. To learn more about the FMA program and Aduco’s educational offerings, email us at or call our Customer Service team to register for a seminar or open a free professional account: 800.662.9134.

This class is approved for 8 CE units by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 484, Category 1. CA- licensed Chiropractors are able to apply these Acupuncture CE units toward relicensure as well, per the California code of Regulations, Title 16, Div. 4, Article 6, Section 361, Subdivision (h).

This class is also approved for 8 CE units for Registered Nurses.

Note: The CEUs provided for this online seminar are through the State of California. If you are licensed in a state other than California, please check with your governing board to find out if California-recognized units are accepted. At this time, Aduco Academy only offers California CEU certificates.

Aduco Academy courses are $279 per class, which includes your CEU certificate. You can use your PayPal account or pay with a debit or credit card. Early Bird pricing is not available and courses at Aduco Academy are not eligible as the free first seminar for new Aduco accounts.


This seminar is CE APPROVED for 8 CE hours




  • June 19, 2020 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • June 26, 2020 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • July 10, 2020 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • July 17, 2020 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lee Carroll, BSc, BHSc





Upon completion of this course, attendees will have the confidence and ability to support their patient’s health with a range of mushrooms including shiitake, maitake, reishi, cordyceps, lion’s main and chaga.


• Understand the basic science of mushrooms (fungi), including biology, ecology and chemistry

• Have a practical understanding, including traditional use, fungal parts used, actions, indications, dosage, myco-chemistry, pharmacology, clinical trials, of the following key mushrooms; shiitake, maitake, reishi, cordyceps, lion’s main and chaga

• Be knowledgeable in the clinical application of these mushrooms for general health and wellbeing

• Be knowledgeable in the clinical application of these mushrooms in selected areas of human health, including adaptation to stress, neurological wellbeing, supporting a healthy inflammatory response, immune system support and modulating the gastrointestinal microbiota

• Be proficient in the knowledge of how to develop individualized herbal treatments combining mushrooms and selected herbal extracts

• Understand issues related to mushroom quality how this relates to clinical effectiveness

• Understand the relevant cautions, contraindications and potential drug interactions for the mushrooms and herbs discussed

CEU Processing Fee: $30 (not included) 

To receive CEUs you must attend all 4 sessions. 

Not eligible for free 1st seminar.

No refunds or cancellations. Payment at the time of purchase.

May not be eligible for all certification programs. Call Customer Service for details at 800.662.9134


SKU: LC0620

This seminar is CE APPLIED for 6 CE hours

Register Now



* Tentative* Depression as a Symptom - Ending the Darkness

  • September 19, 2020 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Brandy Zachary, DC, AFMCP
Toal Conference Center
Investigate the root cause of depression and how to offer effective remedies. 7th in the Functional Medicine Academy series


SKU: BZ0920

Staff/Student Price: $199.00

This seminar is CE APPLIED for 8 CE hours

Early bird pricing:
Practitioner: $199.00
Staff/Student: $99.00

Register Now


* Tentative* A Modern Approach to Alzheimer’s - How to Serve the Aging Population

  • October 10, 2020 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Brandy Zachary, DC, AFMCP
Toal Conference Center
A simple and easy-to-understand interpretation of the Bredesen Protocol from the book, The End to Alzheimer’s by Dr. Bredesen. 8th in the Functional Medicine Academy series


SKU: BZ1020

Staff/Student Price: $199.00

This seminar is CE APPLIED for 8 CE hours

Early bird pricing:
Practitioner: $199.00
Staff/Student: $99.00

Register Now

* Tentative* The Art & Science of Liquid Herb Blending

  • October 17, 2020 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • November 07, 2020 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Lee Carroll, BSc, BHSc
Toal Conference Center
Learn to blend custom liquid herb formulas


SKU: LC1020

Staff/Student Price: $199.00

This seminar is CE APPLIED for 8 CE hours

Early bird pricing:
Practitioner: $199.00
Staff/Student: $99.00

Register Now


* Tentative* Just Plain Tired - Adrenal & Thyroid Solutions

  • November 21, 2020 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Toal Conference Center
Hormone health from thyroid issues to irritability, learn how to interpret symptoms and labs to support lifestyle modifications that will yeild results. Final seminar in the Functional Medicine Academy Series


SKU: BZ1120

Staff/Student Price: $199.00

This seminar is CE APPLIED for 8 CE hours

Early bird pricing:
Practitioner: $199.00
Staff/Student: $99.00

Register Now

Creating a Curriculum

To ensure your success in integrating functional, nutritional, and herbal solutions into your practice, we've outlined the learning paths that have proven to be effective.

  1. Attend foundational seminars.

    You can choose any seminar as your first, however, beginning with one of our FOUNDATIONAL SEMINARS is the ideal starting point. Foundational seminars ensure that you're building your wellness practice on solid foundations.
  2. Find assessment techniques that you vibe with.

    Over the course of the year manual technique seminars will be added to the calendar. MORE TO COME!
  3. Work with your Clinical Representatives.

    We are building a new team of clinical support. STAY TUNED!
  4. Refine, expand, and scale your business.

    Take advantage of Aduco's certificate programs, such as the Applied Clinical Nutrition (ACN) and the Functional Medicine Academy (FMA). Both programs offer the opportunity to apply your seminar hours toward receiving a certificate of completion in functional nutrition.

In addition, the FMA program offers coursework to licensed physicians and nutritional professionals ln efficiently managing a successful holistic health practice. Ask an Aduco associate how to register!


All other fees, such as CEU, apply. If you select a seminar and do not cancel at least two calendar weeks prior to the seminar date, you will be charged a NO SHOW fee of $75.

NO SHOW accounts forfeit the free seminar option.

Learn More. Save More.

Attend any 3 seminars at a significantly reduced rate.

*For practitioner account holders only. No staff.

Coming Soon!


Our seminars offer Continuing Education Units for CA licensed Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Naturopathic Doctors, and Registered Nurses (some exceptions).

CEU Processing Fee Per Seminar: $30.00


All seminars are held at our facility in Alameda, CA, near the Oakland Airport, unless otherwise noted on the calendar.

Come enjoy our state-of-the-art conference center, where the chairs are ergonomic, the air is toxin free, the food is organic, and the vibe is always good.


8 - Hour Event
Practitioner $249.00 | Staff/Student $199.00

Early bird pricing: 60 calendar days before seminar date:
Practitioner $199.00 | Staff/Student $99.00

A healthy, organic, hot buffet lunch is always included with registration! Plus complimentary organic coffee and teas.

Tuition is charged upon attendance. You must cancel within 2 calendar weeks of an event to avoid a cancellation ($75.00) fee.