Nutritional Supplements Workshop

February 27, 2021
Functional and integrative medicine practitioners often utilize high-quality dietary supplements to support their patients’ health. It is an absolute necessity to understand how to best work with supplements, which types of products or ingredients have the best outcomes clinically, and how to logistically manage supplements within your practice to minimize overhead. There is also a general concern about quality, which is reinforced in the media, and a desire to ensure that the recommended dietary supplements are going to truly help their clients/patients and not cause harm.

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians (internal medicine, family medicine, endocrinologists, general medicine, and OB-GYN), pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals interested in learning about the advancements of preventative and anti-aging medicine. 

Learning Objectives

This course will provide practitioners with an unbiased and actionable curriculum and by the end of the course, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand how supplements are manufactured and how they are regulated by the FDA and FTC.
  • Choose the best supplements for their practice, focused on ingredients and product types that have the most effective clinical outcomes across various conditions.
  • Identify the highest risk areas in the manufacturing process that may lead to a poor quality supplement.
  • Review the testing parameters that are required in dietary supplements to prove identity, potency, and overall quality.
  • Confidently evaluate brands for their own professional use and feel assured the brands meet quality standards.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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Event starts: 
02/27/2021 - 9:30am
Event ends: 
02/27/2021 - 5:00pm


James LaValle, RPh, CCN

James LaValle, is an internationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board certified clinical nutritionist, and expert and educator in integrative and precision health.  James is best known for his expertise in personalized integrative therapies uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital. A thought leader in drug/nutrient depletion issues he has published 4 books and 3 databases in this area alone.  As such he has over 35 years’ experience integrating natural and integrative therapies into various medical and business models.  His latest research is in drug induced microbiome disruption.
He has served thousands of patients, using his metabolic model for health, in his personal integrative health practices, currently at LaValle Metabolix  in Orange County, CA, and formerly at LaValle Metabolic Institute, an interdisciplinary medicine facility which he founded in Cincinnati in 2001 and sold in 2014.  His experience spans from the super athlete to individuals struggling with chronic health complaints.  organizations and  and athletes from the Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leaf’s Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, Houston ASTROS, ST. Louis Cardinals  as well as athletes from Olympians, to collegiate baseball, basketball and football, car racing all search out his expertise for optimizing metabolism and targeting real world results. He was selected to be Integrative Medicine Program Director for the NFL Hall of Fame Health and Performance Program in 2019. He also educates and works with military Special forces to optimize resilience and metabolic reserve.
He is the founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc., which has launched the cloud based Metabolic Code which helps practitioners and consumers identity their metabotype through labs, subjective surveys, evaluation of drug induced nutrient depletion and biometrics. It generates a report that acts as a roadmap targeted to their health goals, while tracking the improvements.  He also founded Integrative Health Resources, which is focused as a natural products industry consulting.  As a practitioner for over 35 years, James has been recognized as an industry leader, receiving the prestigious Natural Products Association Clinician of the Year Award in 2011 for furthering the advancement of Integrative Medicine in the United States.
LaValle is currently affiliated with George Washington University as a clinical instructor in the Masters of Integrative Medicine program and received a Faculty of the Year award in 2017 from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, where he has taught for over a decade and serves as educational cochair.  Prior to that, he served for over 16 years as an appointed associate professor at The University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy in the division of pharmacy practice and preceptor/faculty member for 4th year medical students in the division of family practice at the College of Medicine.  
James is author of 16 e books and 20 books including the most recently released, Your Blood Never Lies, as well as his best seller, Cracking the Metabolic Code, along with Smart Medicine for Healthier Living, Nutritional Cost of Drugs and The Cox 2 Connection.  He has written hundreds of articles for a variety of industry and scientific journals and publications and has lectured for thousands of healthcare professionals and consumer audiences globally on these topics. He was a founding author of the NHI on Demand database and spearheaded the Lexi Comp databases relating to Natural Therapeutics and Drug Induced Nutrient Depletions. 
He was named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine and was one of only nine Americans selected to serve under Senator Harkin to participate in the inaugural Dietary Supplement Education Alliance & Dietary Supplement Information Bureau.  Jim is a favorite interviewee for the media related to natural care, and has done well over 1000 media appearances in T.V. and radio.

Jaclyn Chasse-Smeaton, ND

Dr. Jaclyn Chasse is a licensed naturopathic physician dedicated to helping couples conceive naturally.  Her practice, Perfect Fertility, is dedicated to fertility, sexual health and family wellness.  
Dr. Chasse is a graduate of Bastyr University, an avid writer, and international speaker who has taught thousands of doctors the Perfect Fertility methods.  She is Immediate Past President of the both the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the NH Association of Naturopathic Doctors.  She's served on several boards including the American Herbal Products Association and many others.  
In addition to doctor, Dr. Chasse's proudest role is of Mother, to a bustling houseful of children and slobbering dogs.  They enjoy any family time that includes cuddles, laughter, cooking, gardening, and travel!

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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