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 1 book and certificate (or you can purchase the book here or from other sources). If you already have the book, under “Product Options”, simply choose “Additional Certificate” to purchase the CPE self-study program.