2019 FBCA Mastery Training

Enrollment for the 2019 Training Opens September 18th

Taught by the world-renowned expert in blood chemistry analysis

Dr. Dicken Weatherby

“Master my revolutionary system to uncover dysfunction before it manifests as disease. It will transform your practice and thrill your patients.”

Taught by the world-renowned expert in blood chemistry analysis

Dr. Dicken Weatherby

“Master my revolutionary system to uncover dysfunction before it manifests as disease. It will transform your practice and thrill your patients.”

BONUS 3-Month Free Trial of the ODX Blood Chem Software (a $575 value!)

Access 12 modules of archived video lessons

In just 12 weeks, you can change your practice forever.

Module 1 – Introduction to Blood Testing & The Functional Approach

  • Lesson 1: Fundamentals of FBCA
  • Lesson 2: Essential Biomarkers
  • Lesson 3: The ODX Panels
  • Lesson 4: FBCA & Metabolic Dysfunctions

Explore health as a functional hierarchy and learn why regular blood testing is essential to your practice. Discover the best methods for analyzing your patients’ blood test results (no more telling your patients that their results are “normal”). You’ll learn the blood test biomarkers you want on YOUR panels—and we’ll introduce you to the 50+ major metabolic patterns covered in this training.

Module 2 – G.I. Function

  • Lesson 1: Functional Physiology of the G.I.
  • Lesson 2: Know Your G.I. Biomarkers
  • Lesson 3: FBCA & Hypochlorhydria
  • Lesson 4: FBCA & Gastric Inflammation
  • Lesson 5: FBCA & Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Lesson 6: FBCA & Small Intestine Dysfunctions
  • Lesson 7: FBCA & Other G.I. Dysfunctions

Dive into the Functional Physiology of digestion, absorption and excretion. By understanding function, we can understand dysfunction and the role blood test biomarkers play in uncovering the metabolic patterns of common dysfunctions of the GI system. These patterns will help you assess and monitor your patients for hypochlorhydria, H. pylori, gastric inflammation, pancreatic insufficiency, dysbiosis, and intestinal hyperpermeability.

Module 3 – Liver & Gallbladder Function

  • Lesson 1: Functional Physiology of the Liver & Gallbladder
  • Lesson 2: Know Your Liver & Gallbladder Biomarkers
  • Lesson 3: FBCA, Liver Dysfunction & Fatty Liver
  • Lesson 4: FBCA & Gallbladder Dysfunction
  • Lesson 5: FBCA & Oxidative Stress
  • Lesson 6: FBCA, Toxicity & Heavy Metal Body Burden

Explore the functional physiology of the hepato-biliary system. Become very familiar with 5 common functional hepato-biliary problems that you can detect with blood tests. Learn how to differentiate problems in the biliary tree from liver problems, and learn the best method for pinpointing the location of liver dysfunction. We’ll also dive into oxidative stress and look at the biomarkers that indicate oxidative stress in the body. Lastly, learn how to use FBCA to uncover systemic toxicity and a heavy metal body burden.

Module 4 – Red Blood Cell Function & Nutritional Anemias

  • Lesson 1: Anemia 101
  • Lesson 2: Know Your Anemia Biomarkers
  • Lesson 3: FBCA & Iron Deficiency
  • Lesson 4: FBCA & B12/Folate Deficiency
  • Lesson 5: FBCA & Other Nutritional Anemias

Explore nutritional anemias with an in-depth look at red cell function and physiology,  and how we can use FBCA to help differentiate the nutritional causes of anemia. Discover the one biomarker that most practitioners leave out in their analysis of iron deficiency, as well as a relatively new biomarker to assist in assessing for B12 deficiency. Lastly, learn 3 minor causes of nutritional anemia.

Module 5 – Nutrient Deficiencies

  • Lesson 1: Intro to Minerals, Vitamins and EFAs
  • Lesson 2: Calcium Regulation and The Parathyroids
  • Lesson 3: Zinc, Phosphorous and Magnesium
  • Lesson 4: Vitamin D
  • Lesson 5: Anion Gap and B Vitamins
  • Lesson 6: EFA Testing

Discover the most common functional problems associated with vitamin and mineral insufficiencies that can be detected with blood tests. Look at calcium through the lens of parathyroid hormone regulation and assessment. Learn the very best biomarkers to assess for deficiencies in zinc and magnesium, as well as the one test you should use to diagnose vitamin D deficiency. Explore the role that anion gap plays in helping assess acid-base balance in the body and diagnosing B vitamin sufficiency. Examine the role Essential Fatty Acids play in human physiology and ways to analyze EFA deficiencies using blood biomarkers.

Module 6 – Blood Sugar Regulation

  • Lesson 1: Blood Sugar 101
  • Lesson 2: Know your Blood Sugar Biomarkers
  • Lesson 3: Assessing Risk for Dysglycemia
  • Lesson 4: FBCA & Hypoglycemia
  • Lesson 5: FBCA & Metabolic Syndrome & Insulin Resistance

Examine the soaring cases of diabetes and obesity and learn how FBCA is the best way to assess for blood sugar issues before they become full-blown disease. We’ll cover the 9 blood biomarkers you must use to get to the bottom of your patients’ blood sugar regulation issues and uncover the metabolic patterns linked to each stage “On the Road to Diabetes”. In our final section, we cover some advanced biomarkers, calculators, and new FM ratios that will truly separate you from other practitioners.

Module 7 – Adrenal & Kidney Function

  • Lesson 1: Functional Physiology of Adrenals and Kidneys
  • Lesson 2: Know Your Adrenal and Renal Biomarkers
  • Lesson 3: FBCA, Renal Insufficiency & Renal Disease
  • Lesson 4: FBCA & Adrenal Dysfunction
  • Lesson 5: Acid-Base Balance – Assessment & Treatment

Get an in-depth look at the Functional Physiology of the adrenal glands. Look at the regulation of adrenal hormone release and the role stress plays in adrenal dysregulation. Dive into how to use the biomarkers on a standard blood test, plus other functional tests to assess for lifestyle-based adrenal dysfunctions. Explore renal anatomy and physiology, and learn how to differentiate kidney dysfunction from kidney disease. 

Module 8 – Thyroid Function

  • Lesson 1: Functional Physiology of the Thyroid
  • Lesson 2: Know your Thyroid Biomarkers
  • Lesson 3: FBCA & Hypothyroidism (Primary, Secondary, & Tertiary)
  • Lesson 4: FBCA & Thyroid Conversion Syndrome
  • Lesson 5: FBCA & Hyperthyroid Dysfunction
  • Lesson 6: FBCA & Autoimmune Thyroiditis

Understand the functional physiology and biochemistry of the thyroid gland to get to the root cause of your patient’s thyroid conditions. Review 10 biomarkers and 1 essential ratio that you must run to assess your patients’ thyroid problems. Examine the role each of these biomarkers play in 6 metabolic patterns of hypothyroidism, from classic primary hypothyroidism to thyroid conversion syndrome. Dig into hyperactive thyroid dysfunction and autoimmune thyroiditis. Examine the clinical indicators of these conditions—plus the shifts in  thyroid biomarkers—that help you detect these conditions long before they manifest as full-blown disease.

Module 9 – Cardiovascular Function and Inflammation

  • Lesson 1: Cardiovascular Risk 101
  • Lesson 2: Know Your Cardiovascular  Risk Biomarkers
  • Lesson 3: Know Your Lipoprotein Biomarkers
  • Lesson 4: FBCA & Cardiovascular Risk
  • Lesson 5: Functional Physiology of Inflammation
  • Lesson 6: FBCA & Inflammation

Take a comprehensive look at cardiovascular risk and inflammation. Explore more than 20 biomarkers from a standard blood test that are independent risk factors for early detection of cardiovascular disease. Examine the role apolipoproteins and the 8 specialized biomarkers of the NMR Lipoprofile play in uncovering lipid-related coronary heart disease. Explore the role inflammation plays in cardiovascular disease and overall dysfunction in the body. Look at 8 relatively unknown biomarkers that you can measure on a blood test to further assess for generalized inflammation in the body as well as inflammation relative to increased cardiovascular disease.

Module 10 – Sex Hormone & Prostate Function

  • Lesson 1: Functional Physiology of Sex Hormones
  • Lesson 2: Functional Physiology of Hypothalamus
  • Lesson 3: Know Your Sex Hormone Biomarkers
  • Lesson 4: FBCA & Sex Hormone Dysfunction
  • Lesson 5: FBCA & Testosterone Deficiency
  • Lesson 6: FBCA & Prostate Dysfunction

Start with a look at the functional physiology of sex hormone regulation in both men and women, then get a thorough grounding in sex hormone biochemistry. Become an expert in all 12 of the major sex hormone biomarkers that we measure in the blood, understand their optimal reference ranges, and learn how to use them to uncover hidden causes of both male and female sex hormone dysfunction. Gain a thorough review of the main biomarkers you can evaluate to assess for your patient’s risk of prostate dysfunction. 

Module 11 – Immune Function

  • Lesson 1: Immune Dysfunction
  • Lesson 2: Know Your Immune Biomarkers
  • Lesson 3: FBCA & Infections
  • Lesson 4: FBCA & Immune Insufficiency
  • Lesson 5: FBCA & Allergies and Sensitivities
  • Lesson 6: Coca Pulse Testing for Allergies

This last clinical module focuses on immune function. Look at immune system physiology and the main players of our immune system. Dive into the biomarkers on a blood test that relate to the immune system and learn how to use them to assess for immune dysfunction. Explore the standard immune biomarkers on a CBC as well as the 4 immunoglobulins and the 2 main autoimmune biomarkers. Examine how all of these biomarkers can be used to assess for immune deficiency, allergies and immune over-activity. Become familiar with Coca Pulse Testing, a wonderful in-office method of assessing patients for allergies.

Module 12 – Putting It All Together

  • Lesson 1: FBCA & Foundational Care
  • Lesson 2: FBCA & Implementation Into Practice
  • Lesson 3: Case Study 1 & 2
  • Lesson 4: Case Study 3 & 4
  • Lesson 5: Final Words

Our first 10 modules cover 14 organ systems, 50 key metabolic FBCA patterns, and more than 100 individual blood biomarkers. In this final module, we put it all together. Learn how to use blood testing for foundational care and understand why annual blood testing is so essential, especially in your patients over the age of 40. Look at cash flow in practice and explore how FBCA and the FHR can become a profitable income stream and help with treatment planning. Look at the best ways to include the FHR and your functional analysis in your report of findings. In our 4 case studies, Dr. Weatherby shows how FBCA can unlock a wealth of information locked within a blood test. See firsthand how he approaches the analysis from the Functional perspective.

Resources & Bonus Lectures

  • Bonus 1: Treating G.I. Dysfunctions w/ Dr. John Brimhall
  • Bonus 2: Liver Detox w/ Dr. Dan Kalish
  • Bonus 3: Blood Sugar Regulation w/ Dr. John Brimhall
  • Bonus 4: Adrenal Lab Analysis w/ Dr. Dan Kalish
  • Bonus 5: Autoimmune Thyroiditis w/ Dr. Nikolas Hedberg
  • Bonus 6: Cardiac Dysfunction w/ Dr. Brett Brimhall
  • Bonus 7: Inflammation w/ Dr. Dan Kalish
  • Bonus 8: Immune deficiency w/ Dr. Jeff Moss

Get added insight on blood chemistry analysis from some of the best in the field of Functional Medicine. These bonus lectures offer additional depth and nuance to the information covered in our Mastery Training. 

Four major takeaways from our FBCA Mastery Training Program

  1. An in-depth study of the Functional Physiology of 13 organ systems – by understanding how we function we can learn about how we become dysfunctional.

  2. What biomarkers to run on your patients’ blood panels. You will know which of these biomarkers to order and when, so you can catch critical changes in your patients’ functional state before they manifest as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or worse.

  3. Details on over 50+ clinical dysfunctions in 13 different organ systems and the interrelated movement of biomarkers in discrete patterns that can tell you whether or not there’s dysfunction there. You’ll learn how to spot dysfunction by detecting the patterns that exist between tests.

  4. How to see patterns that exist between tests and the likely dysfunctions associated with these patterns.
  1. The implications of blood tests that fall outside the normal value vs the implications of blood tests that fall outside the optimal range.
  2. What tests deserve to be on the blood panels you run on your patients, and what tests don’t.
  3. How to turn your regular blood chemistry and CBC/Hematology test into an incredible prognostic marker for dysfunction.
  4. How to see patterns that exist between tests and the likely dysfunctions associated with these patterns.

FBCA Mastery Training Program includes:

12 Online Modules of Video Training
Lifetime Access to the Training Material
Audio and PDF Downloads From All Sessions
Bonus Training from Functional Medicine Experts

BONUS 3-Month Free Trial of the ODX Blood Chem Software (a $575 value!)


Separate yourself from the pack.

As a Certified Blood Chemistry Functional Analyst, you can:

  • Differentiate your practice.
  • Enhance your clinical offerings.
  • Apply cutting-edge methods and strategies to get more assessment information from lab tests you already order.
  • Expand your current assessment and diagnostic offerings.
  • Increase your clinic income.

Don’t miss your only chance in 2019 to enroll in our FBCA Mastery Training!

Don’t miss your only chance in 2019 to enroll in our FBCA Mastery Training!


Dr. Dicken Weatherby

For those of you that don’t know our instructor, Dr. Dicken Weatherby is a Naturopathic Physician in Vermont. in 1998, he graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now National University of Natural Medicine) in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of 6 books in the field of Functional Diagnostics and has lectured to thousands of doctors internationally, teaching them techniques that reveal a quick and easy system for analyzing blood test results from a functional, nutritional, and preventative perspective that’s absolutely guaranteed to help you get more from the tests you are already ordering and to help you boost your business or practice.

He’s probably best known for his work in the field of Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis. His best-selling book — “Blood Chemistry and CBC Analysis -Clinical Laboratory Testing From a Functional Perspective ” — is being used by thousands of healthcare practitioners around the world, is in all the major Naturopathic Medical Schools in the US, and is the backbone of the Lab Diagnosis class at Nature Care College in Sydney, Australia and other pioneering teaching institutions worldwide. Thousands of copies of his book are being used every day in clinics and doctor’s offices all over the world.

He is the founder of Optimal DX and the creator of the ODX software application that takes the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of healthcare data to the next level, and beyond with the state-of-the-art comprehensive Functional Health Report

2019 FBCA Mastery Training

Enrollment for the 2019 Training Opens September 18th