PIH Academy 5 certification program, led by Dr Russell Jaffe, puts personalized, functional, and integrative solutions together with the aim of tackling the root causes to chronic illness in a 6-module virtual course. 

This course will include engaging lectures, QA sessions, and case presentations. It will provide you the practitioner, with clinical and practice pearls to help your clients and practice thrive.

Chronic health issues precipitate from a myriad of origins, but the root causes can be narrowed down to one or more aspects of the following epigenetic phenomena:

  • Cumulative repair deficit (inflammation)
  • Oxidative damage (antioxidant deficit)
  • Metabolic acidosis (mineral deficit)
  • Neurohormonal dysregulation (distress and loss of homeostasis)

We can stop fighting disease and initiate restorative healing while achieving whole health. It is time to thrive today rather than just get by and survive.


Participate in this course to …

  • Get a thorough understanding of the root causes and epigenetic factors of chronic illness.
  • How to address these root causes and manifested clinical conditions systematically – by naturally evoking human healing responses and not just treating the symptoms.
  • Learn the importance of the burden antinutrients and toxins pose on the body and how to effectively deal with them in today’s world.
  • Implement personalized, proactive, preventive, physiology/epigenetic based solutions for achieving whole health in the 21st Century.


May 21: Bone, Joint, Muscle and Mobility

  • Osteoporosis and osteopenia; sarcopenia
  • Metabolic acidosis and acid/alkaline balance
  • Bone, joint, and muscle pain and repair deficit
  • Predictive biomarkers of renewal
  • Supportive nutrients
  • Epigenetic lifestyle for lifetime health in the 21st century

June 18: Immune Defense and Repair System    

  • Healthy immune defense mechanisms
  • Inflammation is repair deficit
  • Immune tolerance testing requires cell culture
  • Immune enhancement protocols
  • Banish autoimmunity

July 16: Digestion and Detoxification                             

  • Healthy digestion components: Transit time
  • Chronic gut issues
  • Microbiome and metabolome
  • Toxins, immunotoxins, hormone disrupters and forever molecules
  • Functional Detoxification — foods and nutrients

August 20: Diabetes – Glucose / Insulin Dysregulation

  • Cellular origins and consequences of sugar dysregulation
  • Predictive biomarkers interpreted to best outcome goal values
  • Essential nutrients as needed today
  • Supportive stress reduction activities

September 17: Cardiovascular Disease 

  • Heart attacks and stroke
  • Vessels / blood pressure
  • Mitochondria / energy and detoxification
  • Predictive biomarkers
  • Supportive nutrients
  • Stress management and heart friendly activities

October 22: Neurohormonal Health   

  • Restorative sleep, healthier mood, stress tolerance
  • Neurohormone regulation – Hormones and neurotransmitters
  • Functional testing and predictive biomarkers
  • Supportive nutrients
  • Hormonal and neurochemical stress management

Note: On-Demand Recording for October 22 session will be emailed the week of October 30.

*ND and DC CE credits available for full course.

Dr. Russell jaffe

Russ Jaffe is Founder and Chairman of PERQUE Integrative Health, LLC, a company that offers the world scientifically proven, integrative health solutions to speed the transition from sick care to healthful caring.

Dr. Jaffe has more than 40 years of experience contributing to molecular biology and clinical diagnostics. His focus is on functional, predictive tests and procedures designed to improve the precision of both diagnosis and of treatment outcomes and he has authored nearly 100 articles on the subject.

PERQUE Integrative Health (PIH) launched PIH Academy, led by Russell Jaffe with the goal of educating healthcare practitioners on Physiology First as the basis of functional medicine in practice. The Physiology First practice philosophy focuses on the processes and functions that create, sustain, and optimize life. It is an approach that looks at how the things we eat, drink, think and do impact us physiologically – either supporting or detracting from optimal function. Physiology First (before pharmacology) is at the core of proactive prevention and the practice of functional medicine.