Nutrition and Integrative Medicine: A Primer for Clinicians Course

Credits: 25
Course Expiration: March 1, 2023
Professional Approvals: CDR
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Gain an understanding of integrative medicine and be better equipped to provide medical nutrition therapy to consumers of integrative therapies.

In recent years, the public has turned toward integrative medical therapies for good health and for prevention and treatment of chronic disease. The textbook Nutrition and Integrative Medicine. A Primer for Clinicians presents a variety of integrative modalities that are available to today’s consumer. This course provides users with a guide to a wide variety of integrative therapies providing research to support those therapies, and in many cases, questions that are raised by mainstream practitioners.

This course offers insights on the microbiome of the human body, examines the relationship of human health to the microbiome of the food we ingest, and introduces the concept of “food as information.” It discusses anti-aging and healing modalities, mind-body medicine, and an investigation of psychological trauma as related to disease causation.

A discussion of Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, yoga, and meditation is included. Information on healing chronic disease through nutrition, the tooth-body connection, the role of toxins in disease causation, and electromagnetic field hypersensitivity, as well as its management, is presented. Some less-recognized integrative therapies, including water, light, and sound therapy, and non-invasive methods to diagnose cancer, are explored.

Many of the chapters provide information that is outside the boundaries of mainstream medicine. Gaining an understanding of the variety of integrative concepts that patients have available will help participants understand and evaluate integrative therapies as well as provide a basis for providing medical nutrition therapy to consumers of integrative modalities.

Course includes hard copy book and 1 certificate.

Already have the book? Under “Product Options”, simply choose “Additional Certificate” to purchase the CPE self-study program.

This CPE program will make an excellent self study course for practitioners looking for more information on nutrition and integrative medicine. Most of the concepts taught in this course are not taught in the traditional healthcare curriculum.
- Nutrition and Integrative Medicine Self Study Course
Cristen Lindsay

After completing this continuing education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Consider and respect the opinions, creativity, values, beliefs, and perspectives of others as they relate to integrative health and nutrition therapies.
  2. Interpret and integrate evidence-based research and literature in decision-making about the use of food and nutrition as an integrative therapy.
  3. Integrate relevant information on integrative therapies with previous learning, experience, professional knowledge, and current practice models.
  4. Keep abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends in integrative therapies that the public may be practicing.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of anti-aging and regenerative medicine, and the legal and ethical considerations related to integrative therapies.
  6. Differentiate between Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, as well as the use of essential oils and herbal medicines.

This course is intended for: RDNs

CDR Activity Number: 154215    Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 1040 Cultural sensitivity
  • 4040 Disease prevention, health promotion
  • 5420 Complementary care, alternative therapies
  • 7050 Customer Focus

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 2.2.2 Considers and respects the opinions, creativity, values, beliefs, and perspectives of others.
  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making.
  • 4.2.7 Integrates relevant information with previous learning, experience, professional knowledge, and current practice models.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.

Note: Numerous other CDR Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.

Nutrition and Integrative Medicine: A Primer for Clinicians is edited by Aruna Bakhru, MD, FACP