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Learn To Assess And Treat Common Clostridia Bacteria Problems With The Clostridia Mastery Course

Why You Need The
Clostridia Mastery Course:

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, (CDC) there are an estimated 220,000+ cases of Clostridium difficile in hospitalized patients, and upwards of 13,000 deaths annually in the United States.

Clostridia infections are not just a problem in the US, but worldwide, and the problems of clostridia often extend beyond the digestive system. For example, clostridia infections from various species are now known to be associated with different patient populations such as mental health conditions and neurological disorders, and an astute health practitioner should view the potential relationship of clostridia toxins to these and other conditions.

This is the focus of the Clostridia Mastery Course.

“Clostridia bacterial infections can cause significant health problems from digestive system, musculoskeletal, and neurological disease, and death. Even though not all clostridia infections are lethal - most are not - they are often associated with various mental health and neurological problems. Every health professional needs to understand the negative effects of clostridia beyond just digestive system disease (and the rare cases of tetanus and botulism) and learn how to properly assess their existence and effective ways of eradication intervention.”                             

Kurt Woeller, D.O., Health Education Director, Integrative Medicine Academy

What are Clostridia Bacteria?

Clostridia are a group of anaerobic bacteria that can inhabit the digestive system of humans. Many types of clostridia bacteria are non-pathogenic and even normal inhabitants of the intestinal tract, but certain species such as Clostridium difficile can be very problematic leading to serious illness and even death. 

Well recognized clostridia bacteria are those that cause tetanus, botulism, and Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea and subsequent inflammatory bowel disease.
However, there are other strains of Clostridium difficile that can be problematic too and various chemicals produced by these bacteria that have toxic effects beyond those that trigger the intestinal problems often associated with typical C. difficile induced colitis. Some of these toxins such as HPHPA and 4-Cresol, can adversely affect the brain and nervous system.

This Clostridia Mastery Course explores the various aspects of specific clostridia bacterial infections as they relate to negative influences not only for digestive system disease, but neurological disorders too. The in-depth course module lectures detail the various toxins of clostridia bacteria and their mechanisms of pathogenicity. Explained in detail will be different laboratory testing for clostridia detection, and treatment intervention options.

What Is An Example Of A Clostridia Toxin Negatively Affecting Nervous System Function?

Both 4-cresol and HPHPA are clostridia bacteria compounds produced within the digestive system but having systemic adverse effects within the nervous system. There chemical structure interacts with the enzyme dopamine beta-hydroxylase inhibiting its ability to convert dopamine into norepinephrine. This has many negative consequences seen in autism, mental health disorders, and neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease.

What Conditions Are Linked To Clostridia Bacteria Infections?

The list of conditions is extensive, but here are some of the more common disorders and diseases known to be associated with clostridia infections:



Attention Deficit (& Hyperactivity Disorder)

Autoimmune Disorders

Brain & Nervous System Diseases, e.g., Parkinson’s.


Digestive System Disorders Such As Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Fatty Acid Metabolism Dysregulation

Immune System Imbalance

Mental Health


Neurological Disorders

“The significance of clostridia bacterial problems in a certain subset of individuals cannot be over-stated. The digestive system disease from clostridia difficile is well-known. However, the problems seen in those with autism is less known, but important as well. The autism population appears to be highly vulnerable to the existence of various clostridia species within the digestive system producing toxic compounds which compromise neurologic and mitochondrial function. The presence of certain clostridia toxins such as 4-cresol and HPHPA often lead to aggressive and self-injurious behavior. Other problems can occur too, such as fatty acid metabolism and interference with metabolic cellular function.”

- Kurt Woeller, D.O., Health Education Director, Integrative Medicine Academy

Who Is The Clostridia Mastery Course Designed For?

Our Clostridia Mastery Course is designed for the health care practitioner who is looking to delve deeper into the science underlying clostridia difficile infections affecting digestive function, as well as those clostridia toxins evaluated through organic acids testing. This course is designed for any type of health professional with a focus on the functional and integrative health wanting to understand the role of clostridia, particularly in autism (and related disorders), digestive system, mental health, and neurological conditions. The role of comprehensive digestive stool analysis and organic acid test assessment will be greatly emphasized in this course.

Practitioners looking to expand their knowledge related to clostridia bacteria toxicity in connection to various disease and disorders.

Practitioners who have used the organic acids test or comprehensive digestive stool analysis profiles and looking to broaden their clinical abilities for a wide variety of patients.

Practitioners who have taken Dr. Kurt Woeller’s one-day Organic Acids Test (OAT) seminar.

Practitioners who are using other integrative medicine laboratories. No prior experience with the OAT and/or comprehensive digestive stool analysis is necessary or required.

Physicians (M.D., D.O., N.D., D.C.), naturopaths, nurses, physician assistants, acupuncturists, registered dieticians, nutritionists, health coaches, or other health professionals.

Practitioners who are Alumni of at least one of the Mastery courses offered from Integrative Medicine Academy: Autism Mastery, Candida Mastery, Essential & Advanced OAT Mastery, Functional Mastery, Hormone Mastery, SIBO Mastery, Toxicity Mastery & Mitochondria Mastery. 

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Clostridia Mastery Course Content:

Live Module Lectures –
1.5 to 2 Hours Each

2 LIVE Pre-Scheduled Q&A Sessions With Dr. Kurt Woeller 

Bonus Material

Course Documents (Handouts, Articles, Resources)

Multiple Course Exams

Certificate of Completion (With Successful Passage of Course Exams)

CME/CEU Credits

Clostridia Mastery Course Syllabus



Clostridia Bacteria, Various Types, and Related Health Problems:

This module will explore the varied aspects of clostridia bacteria health and disease.

Clostridia bacteria and its various pathogenic types.
Toxins related to certain species of clostridia bacteria.
The role of mitochondria beyond just producing adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
Immune system overview, and its activity against clostridia bacteria.
Health issues related to clostridium difficile.



Pathogenicity Mechanisms of Clostridia Infections – part #1:

This module will explore various pathogenicity mechanisms of certain clostridia bacteria.

Conventional view of the pathogenic role of clostridium difficile.
Virulence factors A and B.
Mitochondrial membrane physiology.
Other toxins of clostridium difficile.
Mucosal reactivity to pathogenic clostridia bacteria.
Immunologic and biochemical dysregulation associated with certain clostridia toxins.
Clostridia and increased intestinal permeability.
Inducers of invasive forms.



Pathogenicity Mechanisms of Clostridia Infections – part #2:

This module is a continuation of the pathogenicity mechanisms unique to clostridia bacteria.

Organic acids compounds related to clostridia infections.
Stool testing versus organic acids metabolites.
The role of phenylpropionic acids related to clostridia infections.
Fatty acid metabolism dysregulation from certain clostridia toxins.
Neurotoxicity of 4-cresol.
Dopamine dysregulation from clostridia toxin interference.
Relationship between candidiasis and clostridia bacteria.
Damage of mitochondria.



Laboratory Testing for Clostridia Infections and Toxicity:

This module details the many laboratory profiles available for clostridia detection, including organic acid testing and stool analysis.
Stool antigen assessment.
Comprehensive digestive stool analysis.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Organic Acids Test (OAT)



Dietary, Botanical and Prescription Medication Interventions for Clostridia Difficile and Other Clostridia Bacteria:

This module details the multitude of treatment interventions for common clostridia problems.

The role of dietary intervention in improving problems related to gastrointestinal infections from clostridia.
Biofilm and clostridia.
Botanical remedies for initial and recurrent clostridia infections.
Prescription medications, e.g., antibiotics for initial and recurrent clostridia infections.
Cyclical dosing of botanicals and/or medications
Addressing clostridia die-off reactions
The role of intestinal binders



Other Options for Recurrent Clostridia and What To Do Next When Your Is Not Getting Better:

This module outlines next step options for individuals with recurrent clostridia problems potentially caused or exacerbated by environmental exposures.
Microbiome imbalance, and its role in clostridia problems.
Clostridia infections and environmental chemicals
Mycotoxin inducers of recurrent clostridia.
Other considerations and points of investigation with recurrent cases of chronic clostridia infections.

“To fully grasp the significance of the clostridia in health and disease, a health practitioner needs to be well-versed in its life cycle, existence within the digestive system, and various pathogenicity mechanisms. Once this is achieved, in addition to understanding the various environmental factors that influence its proliferation such as specific environmental chemicals affecting the microbiome, competition with gastrointestinal candida, and immune system reactivity, a functional and integrative health practitioner can then confidently and competently design helpful healing strategies for their patient and clients.”

- Kurt Woeller, D.O., Health Education Director, Integrative Medicine Academy

Meet Your Instructor:

Kurt N. Woeller, D.O.

Health Education Director,
Integrative Medicine Academy

Kurt N. Woeller, D.O., FMAPS is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, integrative and functional medicine physician, and biomedical Autism Treatment Specialist with Fellowship in the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs and has been in clinical practice for over 25 years. He is the author of several integrative health books, an international lecturer and educator, and Health Education Director of the Integrative Medicine Academy an online training academy specializing in functional and integrative medicine courses. He is also the Health Education Director for Autism Recovery System, an additional online educational resources for health professionals and caregivers of autism-spectrum individuals.

Dr. Woeller, in addition to be the major educational material creator for many courses offered through his Integrative Medicine Academy, is an Organic Acids Test seminar creator and presenter for over a decade.

He has served as a clinical consultant for various laboratory companies, i.e., Great Plains Laboratory, BioHealth Laboratory, providing health practitioner education regarding functional and integrative medicine.

His private practice, Sunrise Functional Medicine, focuses on specialized diagnostic testing and treatments for individuals with complex medical conditions like autism, autoimmune and neurological disorders, and other chronic health conditions.

What Some Of Our Alumni Say: 

"The real bonus is the practice development aspect, the intake forms, the questionnaires, and all the handouts are so important and so useful. No other training program offers that. The other program I am enrolled in doesn’t do ANYTHING to support clinical practice development nor does it have an online forum for us to ask questions or interact. We are getting such an amazing training here, and Dr. Woeller is giving us far more than expected."

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- Dr. Michael J.

"I can absolutely say that i learned more in this course than i have than in most other programs I have attended. You made it so simple to create protocols that i can implement in my office."

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- Dr. Bruce F.

"These are highly professional and principled scholars who will inspire you to become the best functional medicine practitioner of which you are capable. The entire staff of Integrative Medicine Academy reflects this excellence and integrity and I am truly blessed to have learned of the Academy."

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- Dr. Janiece A.

"Dr. Woeller helped to simplify the information and gave me confidence in. 

I appreciate his very thorough and well outlined protocols and references for products and testing, and the handouts to use with patients. I loved being able to do the course remotely and not have to pay travel expenses. I would certainly recommend this course"

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- Dr. Deborah G.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need Some Other Type of Functional Medicine Training to Participate?

No. You do not need to have prior training in functional medicine prior to participating in the Clostridia Mastery Course. You will find that this course provides a good overview of this topic.

Will There be Tests and/or Examinations Required For This Course?

Yes. This course will offer exams for those seeking a certificate of completion of the Clostridia Mastery Course. Anyone can participate in the course and learn the material without taking the exams, but they will not receive this certificate without taking and passing the examinations. There are 3 exams, and to receive the certificate, an 80% cumulative score from all exams must be obtained.

What Happens if I Miss or Cannot Make The Scheduled Live Webinars or Q&A Sessions?

Each webinar and Q&A session will be recorded and posted on the site within a few hours. Therefore, you will never be without that week’s recorded information.

How Can I Incorporate This Material Into My Practice?

The benefit of this course is your improved knowledge regarding functional medicine. This will immediately make it easier for you to identify those patients or clients who may benefit from this type of approach, and also allow you to assess their needs more efficiently. The course material provided will also help you streamline office systems for laboratory testing, interpretation and treatment protocols.

Do You Provide Lecture Material & Other Patient/Client Forms That Can Be Used in Practices?

Yes. Lecture slides, course material, including office form templates, program examples, etc. are offered through this course.

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