Functional Medicine Nutrition and Sheng Zhen Meditation: Interventions for Reversing Chronic Disease and Restoring Health and Happiness with Dr. Miles Nichols, DAOM, MSOM, LAc, Dipl. OM

Apr 25, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019

Are you a healthcare practitioner that would like to get better clinical results? Would you like to also learn to prevent burnout and lead by example?

Or are you a member of the public who is interested in health, functional medicine, and meditation? Do you want to learn to become healthier and happier?

Dr. Miles Nichols is a functional medicine and oriental medicine doctor who specializes in empowering people to take charge of their health and recover from chronic illness. In this workshop, Dr. Miles will not only teach about the art and science of nutrition, but also guide those of the group who would like (optional) through a fasting-like diet (still eating limited amounts of food in a way designed to reap the benefits of a fast).

Fasting Mimicking Diet has been shown in research to:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improved immune function
  • Promote fat loss while preserving muscle
  • Improve cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Promote longevity (increase telomeres)
  • And much more…

Dr. Miles will reveal and demonstrate how he moves patients in his clinic through a similar process with discussion about the incredible results for reversing chronic disease. At the same time, he will sort through the conflicting information about different dietary plans including paleo, low FODMAP, ketogenic, Mediterranean, vegetarian, and vegan diets. He will discuss what research has shown as well as his clinical experience with treating different chronic diseases. He will reveal his #1 dietary strategy for weight-loss that often gets people past plateaus without having to count calories.

In addition to nutrition, Dr. Miles has found that Sheng Zhen Meditation is equally as powerful for reversing chronic illness and restoring happiness. Dr. Miles will teach a moving form and a non-moving meditation practice that students will be able to take home with them and do for themselves. In a small pre-post lab test with 3 clients that Dr. Miles performed in his clinic, he found that cortisol (a stress hormone) decreased by 11% and DHEA (a longevity hormone related to immune health, bone strength, and fat burning) increased by 25%! This was after just one weekend of Sheng Zhen Meditation training without any supplements or dietary changes.

Please join us for a transformational experience and to learn and better understand how to help yourself and others in your life to reverse chronic illness and restore health and happiness!


Early Bird Weekend, Friday to Sunday - $250, Regular $295
Saturday evening to Monday noon - $250, Regular $295
Five day: April 26 - May 01, check in 4pm, check out wed 1:00pm - $595; Regular $650



April 25, 2019

Arrival Day


Days In Between

Full Day Schedule

April 30, 2019
Check Out Day

1:00 PM


For more than a decade, Dr. Miles Nichols has devoted his free time to studying, researching, and deeply investigating health, nutrition, and mindfulness. He is a doctor of acupuncture & oriental medicine and functional medicine.

From Dr. Miles: “My father was a medical doctor and a state senator. He helped many thousands of underprivileged people to gain access to resources. He spearheaded a piece of legislation called “Healthy Arizona Initiative” that took lottery and tobacco tax money and made it available to people who fell below the poverty line but were ineligible for welfare. I saw and was inspired my fathers immense service and impact in the world.


When I was 15 years old, my father passed on suddenly and unexpectedly from a heart attack. This shock and my experience around his death caused me to become very curious about health. I became completely devoted at this time to learning about preventative healthcare, nutrition, and mindfulness practices as ways to cope with my loss and to make sure that I do everything I can to help myself and others to live long, healthy, happy lives.”


Our menus are based on group preferences and budget. We offer delicious, balanced vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals which typically include raw salads and hot vegetable dishes. Upon request, we will gladly prepare unseasoned blanched or steamed dishes for lunch and dinner. We easily accommodate gluten/dairy free needs, and many of our seasonings and oils are provided on the side for guests to season meals to taste. Several rooms have refrigerators, so guests are welcome to bring food that suit their needs if they have issues we cannot accommodate. Please note that we are unable to reduce meal costs due to food allergies.

Payment Policy

A $50 non-refundable deposit is taken at the time registration occurs.
The full balance is collected 7 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Other than the deposit, no fees are incurred if cancelled up to 7 days after reservation date.
50% of the total cost is retained if cancelled less than 4 days prior to event.
The $50 deposit given at registration is non-refundable.


“I have been very impressed with the level of knowledge and expertise  in the functional medicine training. It is very thorough in teaching the mechanism of action for therapies. I have gained a lot of valuable and usable clinical information from taking this course, and I recommend it to others”

– Dr. Francesca Quinn

“I highly recommend Dr. Diane and Dr. Miles practitioner functional medicine continuing education courses.  Each module brings more knowledge and clinical insights that I can easily bring in my practice. I look forward to continuing my education with them.”

– Colleen Walsh Nutritionist

Consisting of biochemistry with tangible lessons on lab testing, supplement protocols, diet and exercise these classes are a must for any practitioner working with clients that live in today’s modern world”

-Jen Marshall Nutritionist

“I learned more about how to help clients in 1 weekend with Dr. Miles than I did in my entire 2 year nutrition program!”

–Suzi Larson, MNT