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— Functional Nutrition —
Fundamentals of Functional Nutrition - Macronutrients
This module includes an introduction to nutrigenomics, epigenetics, and a detailed review of macronutrients.
Fundamentals of Functional Nutrition - Vitamins and Minerals
This module provides an introduction to minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients.
Phytonutrients & the Functional Nutrition Operating System (FNOS)
This module discusses implementing the fundamentals of functional nutrition in a systematic manner within a health care environment.
Energy - Mitochondria Metabolism
This course provides insight in the Mitochondria Metabolism. You will learn how nutrition plays a vital role in the multidisciplinary management of mitochondrial and metabolic diseases. Insight into the pathophysiology and biochemistry of mitochondria dysfunction occurs is discussed. You will gain insight into how Functional nutritional therapy addresses various mitochondrial imbalances and how an evidence-based approach to altering macronutrient percentage and meal timing can facilitate metabolic flexibility and enhance mitochondrial biogenesis.
Defend and Repair - Immune Health - Inflammation
This modules includes a review of the Immune System, highlights the various immune triggers of a pro-inflammatory state, concepts of Intestinal Hyperpermeability and targets for Immunomodulatory Activity, as well as a discussion on Functional Nutrition strategies for Immune Support.
Biotransformation - Detoxification & Elimination
This course reviews the concepts of Detoxification, Phase 1 Biotransformation, Phase II Conjugation and Elimination. Topics include the various environmental and dietary exposures that negatively effect human health, the specific targets of phytonutrients that are essential to detoxification processes, and the fundamentals of a detox food plan. Learners will explore the role of functional nutrition plays in daily detoxification
Gastrointestinal Function - Digestion Assimilation Absorption
In this module you will review the various imbalances of the gastrointestinal system as well as the pathophysiology associated with the most common GI conditions. This module contains a robust discussion of clinical tests used to identify potential GI imbalances. Further insight into Functional Nutrition protocols for GI imbalances and the associated foodplans for GI conditions is presented.
Physical Performance and Recovery
This module provides learners with an overview of evidence based nutrition strategies for exercise recovery and review of the fundamentals of sports nutrition to optimize physical and sports performance and recovery. Included in this lesson are topics on nutrition personalization, food timing principals, and functional nutrition protocols to support muscle tissue repair.
Communication - HPATG Axis
In this course you will review the physiology of stress, cortisol/DHEA balance as well as look at the production, transport, sensitivity and distribution dynamics of hormones. Steroidogenic pathways and enzymes and the most common hormonal imbalances of women and men are included. Nutrition requirements for proper adrenal function are reviewed. Lastly, a look at how a Functional Nutrition Foodplan supports various endocrine abnormalities is presented.
Practitioner Implementation Strategies - Psychology of Eating
Introductory topics of this course include the emotional, mental and spiritual components to eating. Included is a discussion of the concepts behind food addiction, barriers to healing, nutrition dysfunctions, and the impact of cultural differences. This module also presents concepts related to eating challenges for children and considerations for vegan/vegetarians. The last topics of this series provide realistic and practical implementation tactics for optimal patient compliance.
— Neuroinflammation —
Chronic Inflammation and Pain in the Chiropractic practice; an Overview
This module provides insight into the role of neuroinflammation in chronic conditions.
How Chronic Degenerative Conditions Commonly Seen in the Chiropractic Practice Contribute to Neuroinflammation and Pain
This module provides the clinical application of how to assess, diagnose, and offer therapeutic interventions with diet, nutrient (specifically magnesium), and lifestyle modifications.
Correlate the Resolution Inflammation and Pain and Its Biomolecular Influences as well as the Chiropractic Adjustment
This module includes the concept and clinical approach to managing neuroinflammation.
— Foundations of Herbal Medicine —
We are excited to introduce a new three-part course on Herbal Medicine with naturopathic doctor Marisa Marciano. This course is designed to instruct healthcare practitioners from various backgrounds on how to begin to practically integrate the benefits of herbal medicine in a clinical context.
The first four modules are available but are pending NYCC approval (Chiropractors, Naturopathic Physicians, Acupuncture, and the American Clinical Board of Nutrition). weeks.
Introduction to Herbal Medicine
This modules aims to define Herbal Medicine and understand its current role and relevance in an integrative model of health care. Also, this module will create context and provide a solid theoretical framework for understanding basic herbal terminology and how to apply herbal Materia Medica towards clinically relevant treatment protocols.
Phytochemistry: Plant Constituents & Pharmacology
This module aims to provide an understanding of the major classifications of plant constituents, their basic molecular structure, known pharmacology, and relevance in regards to the use of herbs in a clinical setting. This module also serves to recognize the advantages and disadvantages of using a whole plant vs. isolated constituent extract, and understand the concept of synergy in relation to a plant’s constituent profile. Additionally, this module creates an understanding of how a plant's primary active constituent(s) will contribute towards its pharmacology, mechanism of action and potential therapeutic applications. Lastly, this module gives examples of herbs that are rich in a given constituent, and their relevance in a clinical setting.
Herbal Pharmacy & Posology
This module aims to provide an understanding of the difference in preparation as well advantages and disadvantages of various forms of internal and external herbal preparations, which solvents are best utilized to extract a plant’s active constituents, and when you may choose to employ one over another, and how the form of herbal pharmacy administered may change the medicinal properties of a given herb. After completing the module, individuals will be able to establish the therapeutic dose for a given herb and understand how to establish dose equivalents (e.g convert milligrams to milliliters), and interpret herbal product labels as well as understand how to apply dosing strategies with herbs to achieve optimum therapeutic benefit.
Herbal Selection Criteria & Formulation Principles: Making Sound Herbal Choices
This module is designed for registrants to demonstrate step-wise and strategic thinking with herbal protocols and in the development of custom herbal formulations for a variety of clinical scenarios. After completing this module, registrants should also be able to outline criteria for choosing the best herbs, method of administration, and dosing strategy for a patient. Additionally, this module will discuss key differences between herbal normalizers and effectors, and when/how either is best applied depending on the clinical presentation. Lastly, this module outlines criteria for building custom herbal formulas from liquid extracts and develops strong rationale behind clinical herbal protocols.
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This course is approved for Chiropractors, Naturopathic Physicians, Acupuncture (pending), and the American Clinical Board of Nutrition. Continuing education credit (CE) is administered by the New York Chiropractic College (NYCC).
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The following states do not allow online CEUs: Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Wisconsin. At this time, online CEUs are not able to be processed for Florida.
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