Recording of the Symposium is now available!

Dietary Supplements: An Integrative and Functional Approach
presented on Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM) hosted a full day symposium in Boston, prior to the opening of FNCE.  This cutting edge event focused on herbal and non-herbal dietary supplements in the application of specific health conditions including, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, inflammation, sleep/stress, and gut health.  Therapeutic application addressed dosing, delivery, current research, and safety concerns.  Along with research to support their usage, there was discussion regarding functional lab testing, nutritional genomics and nutrition focused physical exam as it pertains to supplements.

Distinguished speakers Dr. Mary Bove, ND and Dr. Sheila Dean, DSc, RD, LD, CCN, CDE focused on herbal dietary supplements and non-herbal dietary supplements, respectively. During lunch, Dr. Corey Schuler, MS, DC, LN, CNS presented “Advances in Intestinal Hyperpermeability and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth.” This presentation focused on working with those clients for whom the elimination diet has failed, have difficult symptoms to manage, and cannot tolerate conventional approaches.

Herbal Dietary Supplements presented by Dr. Mary Bove, ND
Sponsored by Gaia
Introduced by Kelly Morrow, MS RD, Chair, DIFM

Advances in Intestinal Hyperpermeability and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth presented by Dr. Corey Schuler, MS DC LN CNS
Sponsored by Integrative Therapeutics
Introduced by Monique Richard, MS RDN LDN, Past Chair, DIFM

Non-herbal Dietary Supplements presented by Dr. Sheila Dean, DSc RD LD CCN CDE
Sponsored by Emerson Ecologics
Introduced by Mary Purdy, MS RDN, Chair-Elect, DIFM

6 CPEUs 


The Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy™ (IFNA™) is a clinical training and mentoring program that includes a case-based approach and skill-building in key areas:

        • Integrative and Functional Nutrition Protocols
        • Therapeutic Elimination Diets
        • Dietary Supplements
        • Conventional and Functional Labs/Diagnostics
        • Nutrigenomics/Nutrigenetics
        • Mind Body Practices

Completion of the IFNA™ programs leads to a Certificate of Training and/or the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner™ (IFNCP™) Credential. For eligibility, click here:

For more information:
Dr. Sheila Dean, DSc, RDN, LDN, CCN, CDE
Kathie M. Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ



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Disclaimer: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition practitioners and the professional association for credentialed Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (NDTRs). Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM) is a Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy with approximately 4,500+ Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs), Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs), dietetic students and intern members who practice an integrative and functional medicine approach to nutrition, health, and healing. DIFM members whose products or services are listed in the Member Marketplace are responsible for ensuring the information provided is current and accurate. The Member Marketplace does not serve as an expressed or implied marketing or endorsement of any DIFM member, their education, training, credentials, scope of practice, competence, accountability, or expertise. Member Marketplace is intended for informational purposes only and gives no warranty of any kind.