WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF OVERALL WELLBEING

What is most important in your life? Most of us would answer: health and family. What is health? Absence of illness? Health is a lot more. Health is wellbeing full of energy, joy of working and passing active spare time with your loved ones. Health means being well.

As individuals we are all different. We do not assume that someone else looks exactly like us but we are also different inside.

People want good, holistic and natural treatment. Functional medicine emphasizes the interdependence of all bodily organs and their impact on each other. We treat the person as a whole.

A disease is often a symptom that tells us there is something wrong in the body. Changes take place in human organs long before the actual disease has broken out. These changes can be measured, and the situation can be coped with already before the symptom appears.

Functional medicine does not focus on symptoms but treats the reasons behind the diseases by means of treatments created individually case by case.

FM is health care based on science and valid research data, combining, among others, biochemistry, microbiology and physiology. Functional medicine is not an alternative to conventional medicine. It is an excellent complement to conventional medicine toward a more effective treatment and prevention of chronic and polymorphous diseases.

We stand for modern health care and understand at a cellular level what takes place in the body. The person’s life story has an important role in the treatment because the reasons and roots of the health issues usually lie in the past.

We would like to hear your story. You yourself can take the responsibility for your own health.

– Paula Heinonen

News and Events

29.07.2016
Warm welcome to the revised website of Paula Heinonen

Our new website is finally open!

From now on, you are able to buy the courses and exams on our online store. In addition, you can register for the courses of your choice by filling in the form on our website. In the future, we will also offer online courses. To keep yourself up-to-date, please subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this site.

Should you need help with health issues, you can find all FM Nutrition Coaches® easily here.

Have a wonderful summer and see you again in the fall!

21.09.2015
CHANGES IN THE TELEPHONE ANSWERING SERVICE TIMES

We regret to tell you that on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, and on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, the normal evening answering service is not available on +358 50 379 9905. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the answering service totally on Tuesday, but on Thursday, Sept. 24, you can call the office 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. On Friday, Sept. 25, we will be answering between 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

In future the answering service will be transferred from Thursday to Monday 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

09.08.2015
NOTICE TO FM STUDENTS

The summer pause begins to be over, and our courses are about start again. Please remember to inform our office about any changes in your e-mail address or other contact data.

FM II A August 22-23, 2015

FM II A course focuses on chronic silent inflammation, impaired mitochondrial function and defective methylation reactions (e.g., what are they, what do they cause, where do they lead to, how can they be cured and measured). FM II A course forms the basis for functional medicine education. The course is very interesting but also very challenging, and it will enable you to proceed in all future FM education.

A course letter together with an invoice has been mailed. If you have registered for the revision or you are a student of 2015-2016 but have not got the letter, please contact the office promptly. If you still want to attend, please contact the office, and we will immediately send you a letter.

FM V A August 29-30, 2015

After a long and earnest wait, a new continuation course – the gut continuation course – will be added to our education entity within a few weeks.

The gut continuation course acquaints us with the most important bacterial groups in different parts of the gastrointestinal tract during the human life span, and with the impact of food on the gut microbiota. The course also deals with the communication between the gut microbes, and with the signaling between the epithelium and the microbes as well as with the most common parasitic infections (amebiasis) and the antiparasitic drugs. We acquaint ourselves with the gut-brain axis in the light of the most recent research results, with the impact of the gut microbiota and gut health on the local nervous system of the bowel, on the central nervous system and neurotransmitters, and thereby on emotions, moods and behavior. We also study the structure, function and regulation of the tight junctions of the intestinal epithelium and the blood-brain barrier. The course also deals with the impact of the gut microbiota on the diseases of central nervous system. Furthermore, we study autism and the impact of gut health on autism from the functional medicine viewpoint. The course also includes a panel where the participants can ask questions about the subjects.

A course letter together with an invoice has been mailed. If you have registered but have not got the letter, please contact the office promptly. Due to some cancellations, there are still a few vacancies, so if you want to participate, please contact the office soonest.

NUTRITION SCIENCE COURSES ONLINE – FALL 2015

In the fall, our course entity will have a newcomer, Nutrition Science Online Courses. The Nutrition Science courses of Pro Health Oy will be unique! The courses will deal with issues of most benefit to the students – not what we are ’forced’ to teach. The price has not yet been fixed but the estimate for the entity is about 500 euros.  You can study at your own pace and take exams when you want, also online.

If you want to register for the Nutrition Science Online Courses, please contact the office under the title ‘Nutrition Science / Registration’.

CASE COURSE September 12-13, 2015

The course handles general issues related to customer meetings such as the use of matrix, questionnaires, screening the customer’s story including diet, guidance and follow-up. Then we move on to the actual main issue of the course, i.e. we start dealing with the cases as team work.

The course is compulsory to those who aim to become an FM Practitioner, Nutrition Advisor or FM Nutrition Coach but also interesting and important to other participants. This fall, the course is arranged as a two-day course at the participants’ request.

FM II B October 3-4, 2015

Please note the change in the schedule of FM II B course. Due to the fall vacation week, at the participants’ request, we had to bring the course forward by one week from Oct. 10-11. Changes are extremely rare. We hope that this suits your timetable.

FM II B course deals with impaired immunity and hormonal imbalance from the functional medicine viewpoint. In addition to nonspecific and specific immunity, we get acquainted with, e.g., the great importance of immune balance in the optimization of health (overactivity – autoimmunity/allergy; underactivity – cancer/infections), cytokines and their importance to as well as the impact of different food additives on the immune protection. As to the hormonal imbalance, we learn the importance of various hormones to our wellbeing and get acquainted with functional laboratory analyses in order to detect and cure hormonal imbalances.

FM II C November 21-22, 2015

FM II C course teaches us to apply functional medicine on practice and deals with allergies, atopic eczema, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia from the functional medicine viewpoint. We also compare the treatment methods of functional medicine to those of conventional medicine and naturally acquaint ourselves with the functional medicine tests.

FM II C course is the last one in the fall followed by a short pause for Christmas. We hope to also have many participants who want brush up their knowledge and enjoy studying together with us.

You are warmly welcome to start the courses again after the summer pause with joy and full steam.

26.07.2015
NEW PUBLIC LECTURE DATES IN THE FALL

Some dates for public lectures have already been fixed and updated here. Warmly welcome to listen to and meet Paula at the inspiring public lectures!

25.06.2015
OUR OFFICE ON VACATION, OFFICE HOLDING THE FORT

Our small office will be on vacation from June 26 to July 20. During that time, Mona will be holding the fort on office@prohealth.fi. Have a wonderful summer and take it easy.

11.06.2015
FM COURSES 2015-2016

FM education courses 2015-2016 have been chosen and they can be found here.

25.02.2015
SEMINAR BY FLY ON BORRELIOSIS AND ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS

FLY ry (registered Functional Medicine Society in Finland) organizes a seminar on ’Chronic Borreliosis and Associated Infections’ on Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Hotel Hanasaari in Espoo, Finland. For the brochure, click here, and for the program, here. Registrations on www.fms.fi.

18.02.2015
NOVEL COURSE FM V A / GUT CONTINUATION COURSE

On August 29-30, there will be a continuation course FM V A to the gut course. The teachers will be Hannele Kettunen, Dr.Phil., Gut Health Scientist; MD Päivi Mäkeläinen, conversant with functional medicine; and Paula Heinonen. The continuation course will deal, e.g., with the most important bacterial groups in different parts of the gastrointestinal tract during the human life span from birth to old age and with the impact of food on the gut microbiota. We will also acquaint ourselves with the communication between the gut microbes, and with the signaling between the epithelium and the microbes as well as with the most common parasitic infections (amebiasis) and the antiparasitic drugs. We will also deal with the gut-brain axis and study the impact of the gut microbiota and gut health on the local nervous system of the bowel, on the central nervous system and neurotransmitters, and thereby on emotions, moods and behavior. For a more detailed description of the course, click here.

18.02.2015
PUBLIC LECTURES CONTINUE IN THE SPRING

The spring lecture tour will start again in March. Below, the dates and venues fixed so far – more may still be fixed: March 3, Seinäjoki; March 5, Lauttasaari, Helsinki; March 11, Kemi; March 18, Mikkeli; March 24, Lieksa; March 25, Joensuu; March 26, Kajaani; March 28, Hämeenlinna, and April 15, Mäntsälä. For more information, click here.