May 8, 2019

Integrative Medicine Thought-leader Launches Training Initiative

Integrative Medicine Thought-leader Launches Training Initiative

Educating healthcare practitioners on Physiology First as the basis of functional medicine in practice.

Press Release

ASHBURN, VA –PERQUE Integrative Health (PIH) has launched the PIH Academy. This new initiative aims to provide healthcare practitioners with a deeper understanding of Physiology First as the philosophy underpinning the practice of Functional Medicine. The inaugural course offered through PIH Academy, “Physiology First: Practical Applications,” is taught by integrative medicine thought-leader, Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN.

“Physiology First: Practical Applications” is an in-depth review of the physiology underlying some of the most common conditions healthcare practitioners manage. “The human body is capable of amazing renewal and resilience when obstacles are removed,” said Russell Jaffe. He explains he developed this course because all too often, even within natural medicine, disease is conceived as externally caused and therefore practitioners focus on “fighting” and “defeating” disease. “Equipped with a deeper understanding of the underlying physiology, practitioners are better prepared to focus on evoking the body’s innate healing response rather than fighting with disease.”

The initial “Physiology First: Practical Applications” course consists of 8 interactive lectures by video conference. Live lectures are held the first Sunday of the month at 11:00 am EST. Those registered for the course will have access to recordings of the lectures.

Throughout the 8 lectures Dr. Jaffe will share academic knowledge and practical applications. Participants will learn to interpret standard (and some specialty) labs with a functional approach. Dr. Jaffe’s goal is to help practitioners create a more effective personalized proactive prevention practice by better utilizing functional tests with predictive goal values and gaining new insights to help refine their approach to functional nutrition.

To learn more or apply to join PERQUE Integrative Health Academy, visit


About Dr. Russell Jaffe

Dr. Russell M. Jaffe, CEO and Chairman of PERQUE Integrative Health is one of the pioneers of integrative and regenerative medicine. Since inventing the world’s first single step amplified (ELISA) procedure in 1984, a process for measuring and monitoring all delayed allergies, Dr. Jaffe has continually sought new ways to help speed the transition from our current healthcare system’s symptom-reactive model to a more functionally integrated, effective and compassionate system. PIH is the outcome of years of Dr. Jaffe’s scientific research. It brings to market three decades of rethinking safer, more effective, novel and proprietary dietary supplements, supplement delivery systems, diagnostic testing, and validation studies.

About PERQUE Integrative Health

PERQUE Integrative Health (PIH) is dedicated to speeding the transition from sickness care to healthful caring. Delivering novel, personalized health solutions, PIH gives healthcare practitioners and patients the tools to achieve sustained optimal wellness. Combining the best in functional, evidence-based testing with premium professional supplements, and healthful lifestyle guides, PIH solutions deliver successful outcomes in even the toughest cases. Visit for more.

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