ARCHIVED WEBINARS

The archived webinars are categorized according to the DIFM DPG Integrative and Functional Medicine Career Development Helix. Lifelong learning and professional development in Integrative and Functional Medicine advances through levels of practice as follows:

    • Novice in IFM— focused on didactic learning in IFM, student or new learner
    • Beginner in IFM— focused on experiential learning in IFN, supervised practice of IFM, or beginning to apply IFM principles in practice
    • Competent in IFM— within the first three years of IFM practice, continuing to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills in IFM practice
    • Proficient in IFM— adeptly practicing IFM, can apply IFM principles to clinically complex situations, can synthesize IFM knowledge for development of programs, products or services
    • Advanced Practice in IFM— continuing at the highest level of knowledge, skills, and behaviors including leadership and vision in IFM
    • Expert in IFM builds and maintains knowledge, skills and credentials, achieves peer recognition, contributes to the profession and advancement of the field in authored publications, research, and/or policy, sought out as subject matter expert, mentors peers in IFM.

The webinars are archived based on the educational content provided. The categories include

Novice/Beginner in IFM (focused on didactic learning in IFM, student or new learner. Beginning to apply IFM principles in practice)

Competent/Proficient in IFM (Continuing to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills in IFM practice. Eventually able to apply IFM principles to clinically complex situations and can synthesize IFM knowledge for development of programs, products or services)

Advanced/Expert in IFM (Continuing at the highest level of knowledge, skills and behaviors. Builds and maintains knowledge, skills and credentials)

Nutrition and dietetics practitioners can be Competent, Proficient, Advanced Practice, or Expert level in some areas of practice but Novice or Beginner in an unfamiliar area of practice. The purpose of this categorization is to help you advance your professional development and education based on your individual knowledge base. Feel free to view webinars in any category based on your educational needs.

All of the webinars are available at no or minimal cost. And most are available for self study credit- Activity Type 175*.

CPE Level 1: Little or no knowledge of subject
CPE Level 2: General knowledge of literature and professional practice in areas covered
CPE Level 3: Thorough knowledge of literature and professional practice in areas covered

Beginner (Novice/Beginner in IFM)

Introduction to Dietetics and Integrative Medicine and Models for IFMNT training

Title:  Introduction to Dietetics and Integrative Medicine and Models for IFMNT training
Date:  5/19/2015
Presenters:  Diana Noland, MPH, RDN, CCN, LD and Leigh Wagner, MS, RDN, (PhD Cand)

The science and practice of dietetics is undergoing a “philosophical transition.” This transition in dietetics is precipitated by rapid advances in science and technology, which offers a new lens for dietitians. The Integrative and Functional lens allows nutrition practitioners to assess and intervene using personalized lifestyle therapies (including diet) to optimize wellness and address chronic disease. Join Diana Noland and Leigh Wagner in the discussion of defining integrative and functional medical nutrition therapy and the growing need for this advanced dietetic specialty.

• Overview of the definition and perspective/point of view of IFMNT based in systems biology
• The power of food and targeted nutrient therapy when provided by an IFMNT advanced specialist
• The need to consider toxins in assessing a client for IFMNT
• Lifestyle influences on nutrition status
• Introduction of the tools for considering the genotype of a client in developing interventions
• Non-resolving inflammation character of chronic disease pathophysiology and nutritional modulation principles

Learning Objectives:
1. Review a definition and perspective of the advanced dietetics specialty of integrative and functional medical nutrition therapy (IFMNT)
2. Identify the foundational Ten Tenets of Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy based in systems biology
3. Understand the role of dietary supplements in the practice of IFMNT and the need for trained nutrition professionals in their recommendations
4. Be able to identify effective models for advanced training in IFMNT available to the RD/RDN

Learning Codes:
2050 Genetics, Nutrigenomics
2100 Nutritional Biochemistry
3060 Laboratory Tests
3100 Supplement nutrients, botanicals
5000 Medical Nutrition Therapy
5420 Complementary care, alternative therapies (nutritional care)

CPE Hours: 1
CPE Level: 1

Presentation Slides
CPE Certificate Self Study Code 175

Ten Tenets of Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy
Webinar References 5.19.15
KUMC Graduate Certificate Program 

Recording:  https://vimeo.com/145913690
password:  webinar

Getting to Know Herbs – Foundations of Herbal Medicine

Title: Getting to Know Herbs – Foundations of Herbal Medicine
Date: 3/25/2015
Presenter Name and Credentials: Mary Bove, ND

This introductory course is designed to give the participant a basic knowledge of herbal medicine introducing them to herbal philosophy of healing, herbal terms, preparations and delivery modes, therapeutic active constituents, herbal synergy, along with safety issues and concerns. Dr. Bove brings over 25 years of herbal knowledge and experience to her herbal teaching applying herbs in multiple aspects of daily life, therapeutics, and mind/body medicine.

Learning Objectives:
1. Student will have a basic familiarity of the application of herbal philosophy to the use of herbs as food and medicines for health and wellness
2. Student will be able identify common herbal preparations and delivery modes for herbal medicines and herbal topical preparations in the application of health and wellness
3. Student will gain a basic understanding of herbal terminology, phytochemicals, and therapeutic action in the application of health and wellness

Learning Need Codes
3100 supplemental nutrients and botanicals
3070 pharmacological, drug/nutrient and herbal interaction

CPE Hours: 1
CPE Level: 1

Presentation Slides 
CPE Certificate. Self Study (Code 175)

Webinar Recording https://vimeo.com/124106840
password: webinar
PLEASE NOTE:  The video recording begins around the 1:30 minute mark

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How to Use genetic information for nutritional guidance

Title: How to Use genetic information for nutritional guidance
Date: February 12, 2015
Presenter: Martin Kohlmeier, MD PhD

Objectives:  After this presentation you will be able to– explain how to assess the utility of a nutrigenetic variant–  minimize adverse consequences of genetic information– use at least 5 high-utility nutrigenetic variants in practice
Recording Link  https://vimeo.com/119877022
password:  webinar

Keys to Understanding Clinical Studies on Nutrition and the Immune System

Title:  Keys to Understanding Clinical Studies on Nutrition and the Immune System
Date:  4/11/2013
Presenter: Dan Cox, PhD. Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Healthcare Group, Biothera
Dietitians need to be able to accurately read and interpret data from clinical studies.  This webinar provides an essential refresher on the different types of studies used in research including their strengths and weaknesses. Dr. Cox describes the key elements of quality research and how to understand outcomes and grade evidence.• Reviews steps involved in the approval process for products overseen by the FDA
• Using beta glucan as an example, describes process of pre-clinical research
• Describes the difference between observational and intervention studies including the randomized clinical trial (RCT)
• Outlines study design including open label, single blind, double blind, and crossover
• Provides guidance on ways to assess clinical research, understand outcomes and grade evidence
• Provides specific examples to review concepts coveredLearning Objectives:
1. Overview types of studies used in clinical research
2. Describe elements of study design including strengths and weaknesses
3. Interpret outcomes of clinical research

Learning Need Codes
2060 Immunology
9020 Evaluation and application of research
9060 Research development, design

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 1

Presentation Slides 

Streaming recording link:
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Webinar Recording  https://vimeo.com/71017795
password:  webinar

Becoming an Integrative Dietitian Nutritionist: Aligning Perspectives in Philosophy and Practice

Title: Becoming an Integrative Dietitian Nutritionist: Aligning Perspectives in Philosophy and Practice
Date: August 21, 2014
Presenter: Debra A Boutin, MS, RDN, CD

“Integrative medicine,” “functional medicine,” and “personalized nutrition” can feel like abstract terms. This webinar will provide foundational information about what these words mean as seen through the RDN practice lens. With this foundation, attendees will be given tips for assessing their own skills so as to identify the next steps towards gaining practical knowledge in these areas. Resources and professional affiliations that can support learning will be provided.

  1. Define what “integrative” means
  2. Define what “functional” means
  3. Reviews the importance of looking at nutrition within the integrative medicine construct ie. impact of food on the physical, social, emotional (mood) and ecological realms
  4. Review of personalized nutrition
  5. Discusses Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics references to be familiar with

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 1

Presentation Slides 

Streaming recording link:
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Biochemical Individuality- why we must incorporate laboratory diagnostics

Title: Biochemical Individuality- why we must incorporate laboratory diagnostics
Date: 11/14/13
Presenter: Dr. Ron Grabowski

  • Reviews micronutrient testing and why serum levels are not always reliable indicators of micronutrient status
  • Discusses the fact that patients can have normal serum levels and still have subclinical disease as a result of a micronutrient deficiency
  • Emphasizes that when individuals have the same condition that they all do not require the the same diet or regimen-need to treat people individually
  • Nutrition interventions have been underutilized in many cases such as, migraines, depression, peripheral neuropathy, osteoporosis, tinnitus.
  • Giving nutrients can help enhance treatment of certain conditions while also giving medications
  • Discusses the role of lymphocyte as a measure of nutrient levels as it is a long term evaluation of someone’s nutrition status

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify laboratory tests that are relevant to assessing a person’s individual biochemistry
  2. Review the use of supplements in clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 1

Presentation Slides 

Webinar Recording https://vimeo.com/79511743
password:  webinar

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Cranberries and their bioactive compounds in human health

Title: Cranberries and their bioactive compounds in human health
Date: 3/13/14
Presenter: Dr. Amy Howell

This webinar examines the bioactive compounds of cranberries, their benefit to human health and cranberry’s role in cancer and cardiovascular disease.

• Define functional food and benefits of these foods
• Review the benefits of compounds in cranberries- anthocyanins, flavonols, proanthocyanidins
• Review of the literature documenting cranberries for anti-cancer, bacterial anti adhesion, and cardiovascular health
• Detail the product forms and dosage from clinical trials.
• Review of research demonstrating how cranberry prevents bacterial adhesion in other parts of the body i.e.  the stomach and h. pylori, reduction of plaque biofilm in the mouth
• Review of inhibition of cancer cell growth and apoptosis (breast, colon, esophageal) in cell culture models
• Define how much cranberry to consume each day
• Review of cranberry sugar content

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the bioactive composition and content of cranberries
2. Differentiate the effect of the phenolic compounds found in cranberries from other fruit
3. List the variety of mechanisms that may account for a favorable effect of cranberry consumption on cardiovascular disease

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 1

Presentation Slides

Streaming recording link:
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Culinary Nutrition: from science to plate

Title: Culinary Nutrition: from science to plate
Date: 7/30/14
Presenter: Stefanie Sacks MS, CNS, CDN

The science of nutrition is about nutrients, not food, leaving many nutrition professionals without the proper knowledge and skill set to offer their patients effective food and culinary guidance. As dietary prescriptions can be the essence of healing for most, this disconnect needs to be addressed so you, the practitioner, can help make a difference in your patients everyday with practical guidance. This webinar will examine the role of the culinary nutritionist in patient care and how emulating a culinary approach or collaboration with a culinary nutritionist can add value to your practice.

  • Defining a culinary nutritionist
  • Examination of food additives (colors, sweeteners, Trans fats, GMOs).
  • The importance of a responsibly sourced, fresh, whole foods diet
  • The added benefit of cooking or culinary training
  • Food as an art form
  • The role of a culinary nutritionist and partnering with clinical practitioners (RD, MD, DO, ND)
  • Patient Assessment including health/medical history, food and nutrition goals, relationship to food, shopping education, and hands-on cooking
  • Transcribe a Culinary Nutrition prescription into a food prescription that is realistic and manageable (low sodium, gluten free, anti-inflammatory)
  • Culinary nutrition references provided

Learning Objectives:

  1. To recognize the emerging field of culinary nutrition and how it can add value to your practice
  2. To identify gaps in your practice that can be filled with a culinary nutrition approach
  3. To create new strategies for giving patients practical information about food and the cooking required to support a healthy diet

Learning Need Codes: 8060, 2040, 2100

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 1

Presentation Slides 

Webinar Recording  https://vimeo.com/145918194
password:  webinar

Honey: Research you can use

Title: Honey: Research you can use
Date: 2/28/12
Presenter: Ian M Paul, MD, M.Sc. and Mitzi Dulan, RD, CSSD

This webinar will focus on honey research including original research performed by the presenters and discuss the effectiveness of over-the-counter cough medications and honey.
• Review of research studying the effectiveness of over-the-counter cough medications
• Review of presenter’s original research comparing dextromethorphan, diphenhydramine and placebo
• Review of presenter’s original research comparing dextromethorphan, honey and no treatment
• Outline of how honey can suppress coughs

Learning Objectives:
1. Review research supporting honey as a cough suppressant
2. Review focus group research about honey
3. Identify tools to educate patients and clients

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 1

Presentation Slides
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No More Hearing No: Banish ‘I Can’t Afford It’, and Learn To Get YES After YES From Long-Term Committed Clients… Even Without Taking Insurance!

Webinar Title: ‘No More Hearing No: Banish ‘I Can’t Afford It’, and Learn To Get YES After YES From Long-Term Committed Clients… Even Without Taking Insurance!’
Date: 10/15/15

Presenter: Lesli Bitel, MBA, RDN, LDN, CLT (DIFM Mentor/Coaching Chair 2015-2017)

Webinar Description: As registered dietitian nutritionists we are all passionate, extremely well versed and successful in helping our clients to achieve their health and nutrition goals. Alas! Its often the business aspects of running a successful private practice that can create havoc – attracting and magnetizing enough clients, marketing our selves and selling our services, getting clients to want to work with us over a series of weeks or even months so that they can reach their goals and you can do the work you’re meant to do.

Webinar Outline:
◦The fastest way to get in front of ideal clients, be seen as an authority and move them into a series of consultations, allowing them to fully experience the their desired health transformation
◦Introducing yourself and your work with sizzle so that you’re a magnet for the clients you are meant to serve
◦The one question you must ask during each exploratory conversation that will make or break the whether or not you get the business
◦The 3 crucial emotional triggers that must occur in a conversation with a potential new client (understanding psychology is critical here)
◦My simple, 7-Step Formula for a steady stream of awesome, committed, long-term clients and “getting to yes” in a single conversation.

Learning Objectives:
1.Attendees will be able to begin to build the foundation to successfully attract more clients into the practice
2.Attendees will be able to effectively introduce themselves and succinctly describe their services to prospective clients.
3.Attendees will be able to effectively position and deliver exploratory conversations with prospective clients that are more likely to result in a longer-term engagement.

CPE Hours :1
CPE Level: 1

CPE Certificate 
Ebook download in lieu of slides www.leslibitel.com

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Leaky Gut Syndrome

Webinar Title: Leaky Gut Syndrome
Date:  10/22/2015
Presented by Robert Martindale, MD, PhD

Webinar Description: The webinar will cover the topic of “Leaky Gut” or Gut Permeability and clinical care of patients. Dr. Martindale will review the evidence supporting and refuting “Leaky Gut” and will discuss proposed mechanisms involved in gut permeability and gut barrier function. Lastly Dr. Martindale will identify the patient profile that may benefit from a probiotic regimen to support gut health. There will be ~20 minutes for Q and A with Dr. Martindale with questions typed into the webinar platform.

Webinar Outline:
1.Define “Leaky Gut and identify the physiologic rationale for gut permeability
2.Discuss the role of the intestinal barrier physiology and evidence for inflammatory diseases “associated” with leaky gut such as IBD, IBS, Celiac and multi-organ failure
3.Identify strategies to support digestive health with targeted probiotics for various patient profiles and conditions

Speaker Bio:  Robert Martindale, MD, PhD

Dr. Martindale received his MD from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He completed his surgical residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA, where he also served as Director of Nutrition Support Service. He completed his PhD in Nutrition at UCLA in the laboratories of Drs. Morton Grossman, Tachi Yamada, and Seymour Levin at the Center for Ulcer Research and Education.

His primary focus throughout his professional career has been on surgical education, gastrointestinal surgery, complex abdominal wall reconstruction and caring for patients with complex nutritional issues. He has won numerous teaching awards and continues to mentor young physicians and investigators. He is the author of over 250 publications, including peer reviewed manuscripts, review articles, chapters, several medical educational videos, as well as being the co-editor of a textbook dealing with surgical and critical care nutrition. His research interests include clinical academic surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, surgical metabolism, and nutritional modulation of the immunity.

Dr. Martindale is on numerous professional committees at the local, national, and international level. He is on the editorial board for several surgical and nutritional journals, as well as an editorial reviewer for over 20 peer reviewed journals.

Upon completing his Army commitment at Eisenhower Medical Center in Augusta Georgia in 1993, he joined the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia where he spent 10 years and held many distinguished positions.

In 2005, Dr. Martindale moved to Portland, Oregon, and began his tenure at Oregon Health & Science University, where he is currently a Professor of Surgery and the Chief of the Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery. He also serves as the Medical Director for Hospital Nutrition Services.

Sponsored by Metagenics

CPE Certificate (Self Study, Code 175)
Presentation Slides

Below is the link to the updated video file on MHICN of Dr Martindale’s webinar.

Webinar Recording

*Please remember, you may need to register and login to www.MHICN.com to view.
The video can be found under the Digestive Health platform, under “Additional Educational Videos.”

Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency – What you might be missing

Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency – What you might be missing presented by Anne Boney, MEd, RD, LDN
Clinical Science Liaison, QOL Medical, LLC

Sucrase-Isomaltase (SI) Deficiency is historically described as a genetically determined rare disease. Several retrospective studies and a very recent prevalence study suggest SI Deficiency may be more common than once thought.  Many dietitians and healthcare providers have never hear of SI Deficiency and if they have, they may not be familiar with identifying, diagnosing and treating these patients.  The primary goal of this webinar is to raise awareness of SI deficiency.  Background of the disease and a detailed review of carbohydrate digestion will lead into an overview of the presenting symptoms, diagnostic options, and treatment strategies for patients with SI deficiency.

Learning Objectives:

The attendee will be able to…

  1. identify patients for further screening to assess for a possible diagnosis of SI deficiency
  2. make recommendations to the patient’s physician regarding further diagnostic testing for SI deficiency
  3. provide appropriate and effective nutrition counseling, education and treatment plans for patients diagnosed with SI deficiency

Webinar Slides

Streaming recording link:
https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/ldr.php?RCID=fa420ea762dbe2bfc2fae94e957b034f

Self-Care is the Heart of All Healthcare: For Our Patients and Ourselves

Dr. James Gordon from The Center for Mind Body Medicine, a DIFM network partner, presented a webinar on Wednesday, February 3rd from 8-9pm Eastern.

Learning Objectives:

Describe the importance of self care in treating and preventing chronic illness

Utilize a concentrative meditation to reduce one’s own stress and to use with patients

Identify the usefulness of groups to support provider and patient well being and the scientific evidence for group support

Slides

Streaming recording link:
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CPE Certificate (Code 175) Self study

Presenter:  James S. Gordon, MD, a Harvard educated psychiatrist, is a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He is the Founder and Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School, and served as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. He also served as the first Chair of the Program Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Alternative Medicine and is a former member of the Cancer Advisory Panel on Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the NIH.

Dr. Gordon has devoted over 40 years to the exploration and practice of mind-body medicine. After graduating Harvard Medical School, he was for 10 years a research psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health. There he developed the first national program for runaway and homeless youth, edited the first comprehensive studies of alternative and holistic medicine, directed the Special Study on Alternative Services for President Carter’s Commission on Mental Health, and created a nationwide preceptorship program for medical students.

Dr. Gordon has created ground-breaking programs of comprehensive mind-body healing for physicians, medical students, and other health professionals; for people with cancer, depression and other chronic illnesses; and for traumatized children and families in Bosnia, Kosovo, Israel and Gaza, in post-9/11 New York and post-Katrina southern Louisiana, and for U.S Military returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. In areas where psychological trauma is widespread, they have created local leadership teams to fully integrate the CMBM model into the ongoing services of the entire community or nation.

Dr. Gordon’s most recent book is Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression (Penguin Press). His also the author of Comprehensive Cancer Care: Integrating Alternative, Complementary and Conventional Therapies and Manifesto for a New Medicine: Your Guide to Healing Partnerships and the Wise Use of Alternative Therapies (both Perseus Books). In addition, Dr. Gordon has written or edited 9 other books, including the award-winning Health for the Whole Person, and more than 120 articles in professional journals and general magazines and newspapers, among them the American Journal of Psychiatry, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Psychiatry, The American Family Physician, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He also helped develop and write the educational materials to supplement the public television series “Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers”.

Dr. Gordon’s work has been featured on 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, CBS Sunday Morning, FOX News and National Public Radio, as well as in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, People, American Medical News, Clinical Psychiatry News, Town and Country, Hippocrates, Psychology Today, Vegetarian Times, Natural Health, Health, and Prevention.

Total Wellness with Essential Oils: An Introduction for RD’s

presented by Marie Ruggles, MS, RDN Monday, May 9th 730pm ET

Webinar Description: This webinar will provide starter information including what essential oils (EO) are, where they come from, and three basic forms of everyday application. The chemistry of EO will be presented, providing a functional understanding of how they work synergistically with human physiology. I will share my experience incorporating EO’s into my nutrition practice and personal wellness routine. Specific examples of EO’s used for common health concerns that RD’s encounter will be discussed. Throughout the presentation, I will demonstrate how I combine this information along with nutrition strategies.

Learning Objectives: The attendee will be able to:

Describe what EO are

Provide instructions on three basic ways to use EO

Recommend specific EO for 3 common wellness concerns

Understand how EO can be used to enhance the flavor and health of recipes

CPE Level: 1

Streaming recording link:
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Slide Handouts

CPE Certificate. Essential Oils Webinar (Code 175)

Reducing our Environmental Food-Print: Wasted Food & Planet-Friendly Diets

Reducing our Environmental Food-Print: Wasted Food & Planet-Friendly Diets presented by Chris Vogliano, RDN presented on Thursday, June 23, 2016

DIFM Webinar Slides 2016

Streaming recording link:

CPE Certificate/Self Study (Code 175)

Webinar Description: Climate change and sustainability are two topics that are trending – and for good reason. What we choose to eat and how much food we waste both have dramatic impacts on our environment. This presentation will highlight sustainable food choices, food waste, and ways for RDNs to make a difference.

Chris Vogliano is a Registered Dietitian who has a passion for creating a more sustainable, waste-free, and equitable global food system. Chris has created programming for food recovery non-profits, drafted legislation, published scientific articles, and has given hundreds of presentations to follow the notion that food can be healthy for both people and our planet. In 2014, Chris was selected to be the first Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Research Fellow with The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Chris was awarded “Young Dietitian of the Year” by Washington State, and was also recognized as “Today’s Dietitian Magazine’s” 10 RDs who are making a difference. During his free time Chris loves doing anything outdoors, and is training to hike Mt. Rainier this summer!

Sleep – Putting in Place the Missing Foundation for Your Patients

Sleep – Putting in Place the Missing Foundation for Your Patients presented by Dr. Catherine Darley presented on September 15, 2016

Presentation Slides

CPE certificate-   code 175, self study

Recording

Many people have sleep problems, or are simply sleep deprived. Sleep contributes to a person’s overall health and well-being, though they may not be aware of how much sleep impacts common medical conditions. There is new understanding of how our circadian rhythm also impacts health. This useful webinar will share the extent of sleep problems. You’ll learn the impact of sleep deprivation on common medical conditions, weight and food choices. Leave with the knowledge of how to improve your patient’s sleep with concrete behavioral strategies and nutritional supplements.

Learning Objectives
1. Understand the extent of sleep deprivation and sleep problems among the population

2. Know how sleep problems impact common medical problems

3. Be able to use behavioral strategies and nutritional supplements to improve sleep

Dr. Catherine Darley is a naturopathic physician who specializes in the treatment of sleep disorders in people of all ages at the The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine, Inc in Seattle. Her passion is helping people get optimal sleep as a foundation for a healthy happy life. Dr. Darley also regularly teaches corporate and professional groups about a range of sleep topics from improving performance with sleep to clinical treatment of sleep disorders. During her leisure time you can find her out in nature with her daughter.

Nourishing the Gut Brain Domain

Nourishing the Gut Brain Domain
presented by Kathie Madonna Swift MS RDN LDN FAND and Education Director for Food As Medicine at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine

bio_20was presented on Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Webinar is supported by the DIFM network relationship with the Center for Mind Body Medicine

Webinar Description: Interest in the gut microbiome has exploded in recent years, with neuroscience research exploring the connection to mental health. This webinar will explore the origins and evolution of the gut brain microbial connection and discuss factors that cause microbial disruption and may contribute to neuropsychiatric disorders. Therapeutic modalities including ‘food as medicine’ strategies and mind-body practices that support a resilient microbiome are discussed.

Learning Objectives
The attendee will be able to…
1. To describe the evolution of the microbiota gut brain axis (MGBA)
2. To examine factors that contribute to microbial disruption
3. To identify potential therapeutic interventions for balancing the MGBA

CPE level: Level 2: General knowledge of the literature and professional practice in areas covered

Learning Codes:
2080 Microbiology, food toxicology
4040 Disease prevention
5320 Psychiatric disorders, anxiety (disease/disorder)

1 CPE credit
Program will be recorded


Kathie Madonna Swift MS RDN LDN FAND
Author, educator, integrative clinical nutritionist and certified in qigong, Kathie is recognized as a visionary dietitian who is “making a difference”.  Kathie is the co-founder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy™ and the Education Director for Food As Medicine, a professional nutrition training program sponsored by the Center for Mind Body Medicine. She has created cutting-edge integrative nutrition programs at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and Dr. Mark Hyman’s UltraWellness Center. Kathie is the author The Swift Diet and co-author of The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Health. Stay connected with Kathie at www.kathieswift.com and www.IFNAcademy.com

Streaming recording link:

Slides 

CPE Certificate code 175

Ain’t Nothing like the Real Thing: Whole Foods Fundamentals

Ain’t Nothing like the Real Thing: Whole Foods Fundamentals
presented by Mary Purdy, MS, RDN on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Webinar Slides 

Streaming recording link:
https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/ldr.php?RCID=04f13675a65bd6df271045bd1f540c6e

CPE Certificate, code 175/self study

Webinar description:  Amidst a sea of “food-like products” designed to make the eating experience less complicated, it’s easy to lose sight of how consuming real food in its most simple and unprocessed form is not only the more straightforward path, but also the healthiest one. As more research emerges around the benefits of a plant-based diet, nutrition professionals are in a position to help clients understand the difference in quality of macronutrients found in whole foods and assist them in adding whole foods to their diet. We will discuss realistic and creative strategies meant to inspire clients beyond the “just eat more beans, grains and vegetables” to develop new eating patterns that provide delicious flavor and are aimed at improving current chronic health issues.

Learning Objectives:
The attendee will be able to

1.     Speak about the health benefits of a whole foods based diet

2.     Identify ways for both affluent and cost-conscious consumers to include more whole foods in their diets.

3.     Assist clients in crafting a delicious and nutritious meal based on the “healthy plate model” with nutrient dense foods and adequate distribution of macronutrients.
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, provides nutrition and lifestyle counseling as a wellness dietitian at Arivale in Seattle, using personalized genetic data and functional labs to guide clients to improve their health. She was in private practice for 8 years and was a clinical supervisor for five years for graduate nutrition students at The Bastyr Center for Natural Health, the teaching Clinic of Bastyr where she remains adjunct nutrition faculty. She also spent 2 years as an outpatient dietitian at Harborview Hospital. She has presented at several national conferences, such as the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and provided nutrition workshops and corporate wellness presentations at numerous organizations in the Seattle area since 2006 from Starbucks and Fred Hutch to The Women’s Correctional Center of Washington. With a “food as medicine approach”, Mary takes great interest in the prevention, treatment and reversal of such health conditions as blood sugar and cardio-metabolic issues, food sensitivities/allergies as well as autoimmune, inflammatory and neurodegenerative conditions She has been interviewed on Seattle’s Public Radio KUOW and The local Seattle TV station KIRO News and quoted in numerous magazine articles and health blogs including Prevention, Today’s Dietitian, Experience Life, and Natural Health Magazine. She is the Chair Elect of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine on whose board she has served for past 4 years as Communications Chair, and is the Past President of the Greater Seattle Dietetic Association. She also co-authored the Diet Appendix for The Anti-Inflammatory Diet chapter for the 14th ed. of Krause’s Food & The Nutrition Care Process.

Malnourished Minds: A Functional Medicine Approach to Cognition, Memory, and Mood

Malnourished Minds: A Functional Medicine Approach to Cognition, Memory, and Mood presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.

Wednesday, Novejamesgreenblattmber 2, 2016
Noon to 1pm ET

Webinar Slides

CPE Certificate, self study code 175

Webinar Description
Minerals are necessary in chemical reactions responsible for producing vital hormones and neurotransmitters that regulate mood. Deficiencies in minerals can interrupt neurotransmitter synthesis and transmission, leading to symptoms of anxiety and depression. Many medications commonly used to treat mental illness also compete with minerals for common receptor binding sites within the body, further preventing critical nutrients from reaching the brain. In this webinar, Dr. James Greenblatt will describe the influence of individual mineral deficiencies, including those of zinc, magnesium, copper, and lithium, on the pathophysiology of depression. This presentation will also discuss how to safely implement augmentation strategies utilizing trace minerals to support relief from depression.

Learning Objectives
1. Describe how mineral cofactors are involved with brain function and contribute to the pathophysiology of depression.
2. Identify clinical symptoms associated with deficiencies in zinc, magnesium, copper, and lithium.
3. Determine safe therapeutic ranges for trace mineral supplementation.

Speaker Bio
James Greenblatt, M.D. has dedicated his professional career to integrative psychiatry. He has worked with thousands of children, adolescents and adults, employing both medical and complementary therapies in the treatment of mental I illness. Dr. Greenblatt is dually board-certified in child and adult psychiatry. He received his medical degree and completed his adult psychiatry residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns HOPKINS Medical School. †Dr. Greenblatt has been retained as a medical consultant in advising Pure Encapsulations. He is compensated for this service.

Pure Encapsulations

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: A Culinary Tool Kit for Cancer Patients During Treatment

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: A Culinary Tool Kit for Cancer Patients During Treatment presented by Rebecca Katz

presented on Thursday, November 17, 2016
Noon to 1 pm ET

cancer patients with the tools and knowledge to nourish themselves helps them achieve their goals for recovery and thriving.  I’ve created a Cancer-Fighting culinary tool kit from my firsthand experience working with thousands of people in treatment and their families. They’ve often told me that eating well gives them a chance to forget what they’re dealing with during the rest of the day.  These tools are powerful, capitalizing on the power of yum and food to tackle many difficult aspects of treatment, including:

  • Lessening the impact of common side effects, including nausea, fatigue, and muscle loss
  • Improving appetite, which enhances the immune system and keeps people stronger, allowing them to get the maximum benefit from cancer treatments
  • Warding off the impact of impaired taste buds by using simple ingredients to boost flavor
  • Utilizing strategies to ensure that people can eat delicious nourishing foods whenever they want, no matter how quickly or often their tastes and appetite changes
  • Offering outstanding anticancer properties—not to mention unparalleled flavor—by harnessing the power of generous amounts of herbs and spices

Learning Objectives

The attendee will be able to…

Understand the role of transient taste changes and how they impact a cancer patient

Provide tools to give patients to handle transient taste changes with four pantry staples

Implement culinary techniques using herbs and spices from a culinary pharmacy to help bring pleasure back to eating, and to mitigate side effects of treatment

Webinar Outline

  • Explain the Culinary Cancer-Fighting Tool Kit and how it can help cancer patients during treatment and beyond.
  • Address transient taste changes and the introduction of the FASS technique, which utilizes four pantry staples.
  • Discuss the importance of utilizing herbs and spices for greater nutrition and to enhance taste and pleasure during eating while in treatment.
  • Explain how to engage and motivate cancer patients to incorporate cancer-fighting foods into their everyday lives.

About Rebecca Katz:  A nationally-recognized culinary translator and expert on the role of food in supporting optimal health, Rebecca has a Masters of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Education, and received her culinary training from New York’s Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts.

As a consultant, speaker, teacher and chef, Rebecca works closely with physicians, nurses, and wellness professionals to include the powerful tools of flavor and nutrition in their medical arsenal.

Rebecca is the Executive Chef for Emeritus for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s renowned Food as Medicine professional training in medical nutrition therapy, and consults for Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine’s premiere nutrition conference for health professionals co-directed by Fredi Kronenberg, PhD, and Andrew Weil, MD.

She is the founder of the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal, which trains healthcare professionals and interested cooks how to translate nutritional science directly to the plate through taste and flavor.

Rebecca is the author of Clean Soups: Simple, Nourishing Recipes for Health and Vitality (Ten Speed Press, 2016), The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory and Mental Clarity, (Ten Speed Press, 2015), The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying Big Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top-16 Age Busting Power Foods, (Ten Speed Press, 2013) along with the award-winning cookbook The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Beyond (Ten Speed Press, 2009, 2017), and One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors and their Friends (Ten Speed Press, 2008, Second Edition).

A myriad of food related experiences, including a sojourn to Italy, where she studied Mediterranean cuisine with chefs and signoras from Florence to Sicily, shaped Rebecca’s philosophy that health-supportive food must taste great in order to be nourishing and healing.  For more information and yummy recipes:  www.rebeccakatz.com

This webinar is sponsored by Healing Kitchens LLC

Food For Thought: Pomegranate Juice Science for Promoting Health & Wellness

presented by Richard Hartman, PhD

presented live on Wednesday, January 25, 2017
CPE Certificate (Code 175)
Recording (password: webinar)
Webinar Slides

More than 8,000 years ago, the pomegranate became one of the first cultivated fruits. Since then, the pomegranate has traveled the globe and impacted major civilizations throughout history. In fact, a growing body of scientific evidence explores the potential benefits of pomegranate juice in the areas of: sports performance, memory and cognition, gut health, and more. During this webinar, we’ll discuss the unique composition of 100% pomegranate juice and its fundamental biochemistry including bioavailability and proposed mechanism of action in the human body. We’ll review the current body of literature investigating this long revered fruit’s impact on the brain and ways it may help promote healthy aging.

Webinar sponsored by POM Wonderful

Soyfoods, Soy Isoflavones & Health: Where Does the Science Stand?

Soyfoods, Soy Isoflavones & Health: Where Does the Science Stand? presented by Mark Messina, PhD, MS

presented on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 8pm ET

PDF Handout Slides 

Recording

CPE certificate (code 175)

The soybean plays an important role in the US food supply.  To this point, soybean oil accounts for over 40% of the US intake of both essential fatty acids.  Soy protein is found in a wide range of commonly-consumed foods.  It has received attention for its ability to directly lower LDL-cholesterol and for its high quality.  However, most of the focus on soy over the past 30 years is because it is a uniquely-rich source of isoflavones.  Isoflavones are classified as phytoestrogens and selective estrogen receptor modulators.  These soybean constituents have been posited to reduce risk of several chronic diseases but have also raised concerns that they may exert untoward effects in certain individuals.  Understandably, there is confusion about the role of soy in a healthful diet.  This presentation will address the proposed health benefits of soyfoods as well as many of the concerns that have been expressed such as male feminization, inhibition of mineral absorption and breast cancer promotion.  Emphasis will be placed on the clinical and prospective epidemiologic data.

Intermediate (Competent/Proficient in IFM)

A nutrition approach to non-resolving inflammation of chronic disease

Title:  A nutrition approach to non-resolving inflammation of chronic disease
Date:  8/18/15
Presenters: Diana Noland, MPH RD CCN LD and Leigh Wagner, MS RD (PhD Cand) 

CPE Hours: 1
CPE Level: 2 (General knowledge of literature and professional practice in areas covered)

Presentation Slides
CPE Certificate (Code 175)

Ten Tenets of Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy
Fats and Oils Weekly Assessment
Graduate Certificate Program Flyer

Webinar Recording: https://vimeo.com/145914159
password: webinar
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The role of nutritional genomics and epigenetics in the IFMNT RDN’s toolbox

Webinar Title: The role of nutritional genomics and epigenetics in the IFMNT RDN’s toolbox
Date: 9/22/2015
Presenters: Diana Noland, MPH RD CCN LD and Leigh Wagner, MS RD (PhD Cand)

DESCRIPTION:
The Integrative and Functional lens allows nutrition practitioners to assess and intervene using personalized lifestyle therapies (including diet) to optimize wellness and address chronic disease. This webinar presents the evidence and clinical application of the power of foods, nutrients and lifestyle influences to modulate non-resolving, chronic inflammation present in all chronic diseases. Join Diana Noland and Leigh Wagner in the discussion of the importance of advanced dietetic specialists skills in IFMNT management of non-resolving-inflammation. Further content expanding the relationship of inflammation with the immune system is covered in the KUMC DIM Certificate class DN 882.

In this webinar, we will cover:
•Non-resolving chronic disease inflammation and nutritional influences
•Basics for assessment of an individual’s “inflammatory load”
•The power of food and targeted nutrient therapy in managing non-resolving inflammation
•Sleep influences on non-resolving inflammation

Objectives:
1. Review the advanced dietetics specialty of integrative and functional medical nutrition therapy (IFMNT) Tool Bag for resolving chronic inflammation
2. Identify five key nutritional influences on non-resolving inflammation
3. Understand the role of dietary supplements in the practice of IFMNT and the need for trained nutrition professionals in their recommendations in managing inflammation
4. Identify components of the physiology of sleep, the role in managing non-resolving inflammation and the nutritional influences on sleep and circadian rhythm

Speakers Bios:
Diana Noland, MPH RD CCN, is owner of an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Therapy private practice, FoodFax, in Burbank, California. She is one of the emerging Functional Nutrition Practitioners and educators skilled in a functional medicine approach to the nutritional imbalances characteristic of chronic disease, and was the recipient of the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM) ADA DPG 2010 Excellence in Clinical Practice Award. Being Board Certified in Clinical Nutrition (CCN) and Institute for Functional Medicine Certification Candidate, she is trained in the study of nutrition, supplements and specialty functional testing. She is a sought after international speaker and educator on the benefits and concerns using functional nutrition, supplements, and herbs. Diana served on the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and developed and chaired the IFM Nutrition Advisory Board 2006-2009. Diana has authored many articles and chapters in nutrition professional and lay publications, and currently is adjunct faculty, University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) Dietetics and Nutrition, after coordinating the development of curriculum for an integrative nutrition track in the dietetics internship graduate program at KUMC in collaboration with the KU Integrative Med Clinic.

Leigh Wagner, MS RD (PhD Cand) is a dietitian at the University of Kansas (KU) in Integrative Medicine. She is one of two clinic nutritionists and uses the foundational principles of Integrative and Functional Dietetics in her practice. Leigh teaches workshops to dietetic interns focusing on principles of Integrative and Functional Dietetics. She also hosts two Dietetic Interns each year who are selected for the Dietetics and Integrative Medicine fellowship. Outside of her clinical and educational work, Leigh teaches cooking classes to numerous diverse audiences on campus: cardiac rehab patients, cancer survivors and caregivers, and the general public. She loves making cooking approachable by “getting real” about the challenges and joys of cooking with real food. Leigh is working toward her PhD in Medical Nutrition Science from the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at KU. Her Research focuses on nutritional aspects of persons with Subclinical Hypothyroidism. Leigh also enjoys informing and inspiring people through photography and writing, primarily using social media.  Find Leigh on Instagram @GoodKarme.

Applicable Learning Need Code(s) for RDNs
2100 – Nutritional Biochemistry
3060 – Laboratory Tests 3100 — Supplement nutrients, botanicals
5000 – Medical Nutrition Therapy
5420 – Complementary care, alternative therapies (nutritional care)

CPE Hours: 1
CPE Level: 2 (General knowledge of literature and professional practice in areas covered)

Presentation Slides  (3 slides per page)

Presentation Slides  (1 slide per page)

CPE Certificate  (Code 175)

Recording:  https://vimeo.com/145914193
password: webinar

Key Principles of Dynamic Eating Psychology

Title: Key Principles of Dynamic Eating Psychology
Date: 1/2014
Presenter: by Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating

In order to help clients make health behavior change, it is important to understand their heart, soul, and mind. In this thought provoking webinar, Marc David, author of the popular book “The Slow Down Diet”, explores some useful tools clinicians can use to gain a deeper understanding of clients’ dynamic eating psychology to help take away shame and guilt and foster a nourishing relationship with food.

• Thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and stress levels impact nutrition metabolism and the ability to digest and assimilate nutrients and burn calories
• “Problems” with eating and weight are a doorway into the relationship with food and the way a person engages in their life
• Unconditional acceptance of clients where they are is an essential first step in the therapeutic relationship
• A person’s relationship with food is a great teacher. It is important to understand the what, where, when and how that someone eats.
• Every issue and challenge with food on some level makes perfect sense – metabolically and emotionally.
• People who are nutritionally starved will often have cravings and maladaptive eating behaviors
• All people have challenges and the need to learn and grow. We can support our clients so they can evolve into their higher calling.
• Rather than try to fix clients problems – it is important to listen and be present with them
• Relaxation and positive beliefs about food supports digestion and assimilation of nutrients

Learning Objectives:
1. To understand the need for a merger of the science of nutrition with the psychology of the eater
2. To examine a mind body science approach to nutrition
3. To outline the positive outcomes of incorporating eating psychology into dietetic practice

Learning Need Codes
4090 Health behaviors: stress management
5200 Disordered eating
6020 Counseling, therapy, facilitation skills

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 2 (General knowledge of literature and professional practice in areas covered)

Presentation Slides

Webinar Recording:  https://vimeo.com/84879374
password:  david

Understanding Neurotransmitters and Behavior

Title: Understanding Neurotransmitters and Behavior
Date: 3/2013
Presenter: Jay Lombard, DO and Medical Director of Genomind Webinar

Mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the US and Canada. In this webinar, Dr. Lombard, Chief medical Officer at GenoMind, discusses metabolic pathways involved in the biosynthesis and degradation of neurotransmitters. He reviews the relationship between specific neurotransmitter imbalances and psychiatric conditions how to modulate neurotransmitter levels, and aspects of neurochemistry through non-drug (nutrient) therapies.
• Almost 1 in 4 adults in the US have a diagnosable mental disorder
• Psychiatric conditions are heterogeneous disorders that have multiple phenotypes
• We need to move away from a categorical framework where every patient with a diagnosis is treated the same way and recognize biochemical individuality
• Glutamate is a neurotransmitter that can damage cells by allowing calcium and sodium into neurons leading to a hyperactive state that can damage the cell
• Brain derived neurotrophic factor can block the negative effects of glutamate on nerve cells
• Lipid composition of the cell membrane alters neurotransmitter processing
• Insulin resistance is a risk factor for many neuro-psychiatric conditions
• Dopamine, Serotonin, Glutamate are major neurotransmitters and are all modifiable via nutritional means
• It is possible to stimulate neurotransmitter production by providing precursors and enhancing the rate limiting enzymes. It is also possible to block the re-uptake via natural compounds.

Learning Objectives:
1. Review of neurochemistry
2. Describe the biochemical basis of psychiatric disease
3. Highlight non-pharmacological interventions

Learning Need Codes
2100 Nutritional biochemistry
3060 Laboratory tests
5320 Psychiatric disorder

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 2 (General knowledge of literature and professional practice in areas covered)

Presentation Slides
No recording available

Weighing the Risks and benefits of Adjunctive Therapies during Chemotherapy and Radiation / Strategies in Integrative Oncology Treatment

Title:  Weighing the Risks and benefits of Adjunctive Therapies during Chemotherapy and Radiation / Strategies in Integrative Oncology Treatment
Date:  4/12/2012
Presenter: Lise Alshchuler, ND

A large percentage of cancer patients use Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), many without proper guidance.  This webinar outlines the evidence behind a variety of integrative approaches to cancer prevention and treatment.
• Defines integrative oncology and the benefits of co-management and collaboration
• Reviews cancer protective lifestyle interventions including diet and exercise
• Describes specifically how supplemental antioxidants can support and also interfere with chemotherapy and radiation
• Reviews research on antioxidant status and treatment outcome
• Describes dietary supplements and herbs that are beneficial for side effect management and improving efficacy of treatment

Learning Objectives:
1. Define integrative approaches to cancer treatment
2. Describe lifestyle factors that positively and negatively affect cancer incidence and survival
3. Identify specific dietary supplements and herbs that have evidence for use during chemotherapy and radiation

Learning Need Codes
1. 2100: Nutritional Biochemistry
2. 2090: Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals
3. 3090: Screening parameters: methodology, surveillance

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level:  2

Presentation Slides

Recording  https://vimeo.com/145914524
password:  webinar

Nutritional Genomics: An Introductory Review and Global Focus

Title: Nutritional Genomics: An Introductory Review and Global Focus
Date: 1/25/2012
Presenter: Colleen Fogarty Draper MS, RD, LDN

Personalized healthcare based on genomic testing is the wave of the future. Dietary and lifestyle factors strongly impact the expression of genes that determine our health and longevity. Dietitians are well positioned to use genomic testing to provide individualized diet recommendations to patients. This webinar provides an overview of nutritional genomics including practical information about common tests, lab interpretation, and ethical issues.

This presentation was made in collaboration with the Research DPG and the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics (ISNN)
•Defines opportunities for dietitians to be involved in the field of genomics
•Describes the terms: nutritional genomics, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, nutritional epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics
•Overviews the structure of DNA and the fundamental concepts of genetics
•Reviews the dietary and lifestyle factors that influence genetic expression
•Lists common genetic test panels
•Demonstrates how to interpret a gene SNP translation and genetic test reports
•Highlights benefits, limitations and ethics of genetic testing
•Discusses privacy issues associated with genetic testing
•Provides resources for dietitians to gain additional training in the field

Learning Objectives:
1.Describe the interface between genetics and nutrition and lifestyle factors and clinical practice
2.Review how to interpret commercial genetic testing and pros and cons of their use at present
3.Highlight latest global developments in dietetics as they relate to nutritional genomics

Learning Need Codes
2050 Genetics
3020 Assessment of target groups and populations
3060 Laboratory tests

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 2

Presentation Slides
No recording available

Can the Wisdom of Ayurveda Complement Modern Dietetics?

Title:  Can the Wisdom of Ayurveda Complement Modern Dietetics?
Date:  6/11/2013
Presenter:  Sudha Raj, PhD RD, Director of Graduate Program, Syracuse University, Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition, The David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Ayurveda, the ancient healthcare system for optimal health and longevity, is believed to have originated over 5000 years ago and is credited as a comprehensive, holistic medical paradigm that emphasizes prevention and health promotion by addressing mind, body, lifestyle, and one’s environment. Patient centered care and empowerment are hallmarks of this paradigm wherein the patient’s constitution and physiological imbalances are addressed through seasonal dietary and lifestyle recommendations. As consumer interest in complementary and alternate medical paradigms such as Ayurveda increases, dietitians need to familiarize themselves with Ayurvedic dietary approaches so that they can complement some of its therapeutic modalities with conventional dietetics. In this session we will explore topics of dietary relevance such as Ayurvedic principles to optimize digestion, restore balance and use food as medicine to maintain optimal health.

1. Fundamental Principles: Consciousness/Mindfulness  and Creating or Restoring Balance
2. The Tri –“Dosha” Theory  (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha)
3. The many factors affecting health: environment, toxic accumulation, GI health
4. Diabetes mellitus type 1 & 2 and the Ayurveda perspective
5. Cancer and the Ayurveda perspective
6. Disease treatment and lifestyle interventions
7. Food or integration of diet
8. Balance the six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, astringent) to promote good health
9. Major food qualities:  dry, cold, heavy, light, oily, hot
10. Rasayana therapy for rejuvenation

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the cosmic principles of Ayurveda as it relates to human physiology, food, and dietary behaviors
2. Compare and contrast Ayurvedic approaches to chronic disease with conventional medical approaches
3. Summarize the potential applications of these principles to optimize digestion and  detoxification thereby restoring balance or homeostasis

Learning Need Codes
5420: Complementary care, alternative therapies
4040: Disease prevention
3100: Supplemental nutrients, botanicals

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level:  2
Level 2: General knowledge of literature and professional practice in areas covered

Presentation Slides 

Webinar Recording:  https://vimeo.com/71889224
password:  Ayurveda

Why Detox? Tips and Tools for Guiding Your Patients towards a Healthy Liver

Title: Why Detox? Tips and Tools for Guiding Your Patients towards a Healthy Liver
Date: 11/21/2013
Presenter: Mary Purdy, MS, RDN

This webinar delves into the many reasons that a detoxifying diet may help to address many health issues of patients with whom you may be working. Mary details sources of toxins, associated health issues and walks through how you might guide your patients around a 10 day detox process highlighting helpful foods and supplements.

Webinar Outline:

  1. Detoxification is nutrient dependent Biochemical process by which non water soluble compounds are transformed into water soluble compounds that are then excreted by the body through urine, sweat, or stool
  2. We are exposed to 1000’s of chemicals every year (pesticides, additives, household cleaning products, cigarette smoke, pollution, plastics) that build up over time creating a toxic burden on our bodies.
  3. Chemical exposure is associated with a host of diseases and medical issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, GI dysfunction chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, hormonal issues and even depression
  4. Detoxification in the liver has two phases. Phase I transforms the toxin compound into an “intermediary metabolite” through oxidation/reduction/hydration etc. Phase II converts the metabolite into water soluble compounds via sulfation/methylation/glucoronidation etc. Both of these happen via enzymes which require many nutrients which acts as cofactors.
  5. Mary Purdy manages a 10 day detox includes a 4 day prep period to allow for participants to get ready for the process. During this time the participant checks in what they eat and how they feel and how they might be able to eat more cleanly, checking labels and buying groceries. This is also when Mary suggests starting on supplementation
  6. Mary’s 10 day which is divided into 2 parts. The first is 3 days of beginning to reduce./limit and eliminate the foods to avoid: dairy, gluten, sugar, caffeine, meats, processed and refined foods, oils, carbohydrates, alcohol and increasing fruits and vegetables, vegetarian high fiber protein, herbs and spices. The last 7 days, all foods on the avoid list are out of the diet.
  7. Offering recipes replacements for foods to be eliminated is essential: Examples: Maple syrup or dates instead of sugar, almond milk instead of dairy, white tea instead of coffee, Kombucha instead of alcohol, spaghetti squash instead of pasta noodles.
  8. Focus on fruits and veggies that contain compounds helpful to liver detoxification: cruciferous vegetables, bright berries, beets, burdock root, onions, garlic, green tea, turmeric, as well as fluids like teas, water, detox teas
  9. Additional Lifestyle support is critical: Sleep, Sweat, Sauna,Breathe & chew, Slow down & De-stress. Exercise
  10. Supportive supplements can help: like detox protein powders that include nutrients necessary for the Phase I & II processes in the liver: B vitamins, zinc, choline, N-acetyl cysteine, milk thistle, green tea extract, turmeric and many more. Probiotics should also be included to support healthy GI function and elimination.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify common toxins in our daily environment and their associated health risks.
  2. Discuss how the body’s detoxification system works.
  3. Implement dietary strategies for helping patients support the liver detoxification process and avoid future exposure to toxins.

Learning Need Codes
2010 Botanicals, phytochemicals
5420 Complementary care, alternative therapies
4040 Disease prevention

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 2

Presentation Slides 

Webinar Recording:  https://vimeo.com/145908525
password:  webinar

Allergies and Intolerances: Navigating the Nutritional Terrain

Title: Allergies and Intolerances: Navigating the Nutritional Terrain
Date: 12/13/12
Presenter: Diana Noland, MPH, RD, CCN

Navigating the nutritional terrain of allergies and intolerances requires an understanding of biochemical individuality, nutritional imbalances, and the proper use of nutritional supplements. This webinar covers each topic as well as a review of chronic diseases and hypersensitivity testing.
• Review of chronic diseases and their relation to diet and nutrition
• Emphasis on biochemical individuality: functional labs, beliefs, lifestyle, community, and genotype
• Review of the safe and ethical use of dietary supplements that improves outcomes
• Identify the five most common evidence based nutritional imbalances
• Review of nutrition related imbalances that promote susceptibility to hypersensitivity reactions and the availability of hypersensitivity testing
• Increase successful outcomes when correcting nutrient imbalances in allergic, sensitive, and intolerant individuals

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the most common diseases and the role that diet and nutrition play
2. Review how to address food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances
3. Discuss the 5 common evidence based nutritional imbalances

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 2

Presentation Slides
No Recording available

Phytomedicines: Food as Medicine 2.0

Title: Phytomedicines: Food as Medicine 2.0
Date: 5/8/2014
Presenter: Dr. Aviva Romm

Aviva Romm, MD (MD and Internal Medicine Internship: Yale School of Medicine) is a Board Certified Family Physician (Tufts School of Medicine), certified professional midwife, herbalist, and the proprietress of Herbal Medicine for Women, a distance course with over 700 students from around the world. An internationally respected authority on botanical and functional medicine for women and children, with 30 years of clinical experience, she is the author of 7 books on natural medicine, including Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health, winner of the American Botanical Council’s James Duke Award. Aviva is on fire about creating a better world for all of us. She practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center of Dr. Mark Hyman in Lenox, Massachusetts. Webinar Description: We know that phytonutrients – beneficial chemicals and nutrients found in plants – are great for our health. In fact, once a neglected green outside of the hippie foodie world, kale has practically become a household word! While we know and now turn to plants to prevent illness and promote health, most Americans – even the health conscious ones – still reach for the pharmaceutical bottle for common symptoms. Yet medications like PPIs for reflux, ibuprofen for aches and pains, and even statins for high cholesterol can cause as much – or more harm – than they prevent or treat. Enter the world of PHYTOMEDICINES. Many plants, including some of the common herbs and spices we do use in our foods, can be safely and effectively used to prevent and treat common health concerns, without the potentially harmful consequences of OTC and prescription medications. This talk will introduce you to the elegance and power of herbal medicines, and discusses not only their benefits in individual health conditions, but also their role in ecological sustainability.

Webinar Outline:

  1. Goal of this webinar is to lessen the discomfort from bridging the gap between food as medicine and using herbal medicine as medicine
  2. Botanicals are an extension of the plant world. Herbs are foods 2.0.
  3. 80% CHD, 90% DM and 1/3 of cancers can be avoided by lifestyle change including diet. Insufficient consumption of fruits and vegetables is a primary cause of these diseases. There is a phytonutrient gap. Goal is to try to fill this gap with botanicals. Goal is to turn away from the idea of a fixed genetic inheritance
  4. Spices can be viewed as a bridge between the food world and the botanical world
  5. Review of reliable resources for herbs/botanicals ie. Botanical Safety Handbook from American Herbal Products Association as most up to date and most evidence based and reliable data on botanicals, Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine
  6. Reviews of herbs and what they treat ie. DGL licorice for GERD, flax seed for CHD, Peppermint oil for IBS, Chamomile tea for upset stomach
  7. Covers herbs for depression/anxiety, GI and inflammation, metabolic syndrome, women’s health

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the major adverse effects of common classes of medications including PPIs, statins and NSAIDS
  2. Describe the role of botanical medicines as part of the continuum of the emerging awareness that foods are also medicines
  3. Recommend safe and effective, evidence based phytomedicines for common health concerns including but not limited to GERD, gas and bloating, seasonal allergies, insomnia and elevated cholesterol

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 2

Presentation Slides

Webinar Recording:  https://vimeo.com/145927885
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The effects of persistent organic pollutants on weight loss and how to mitigate them

Title: The effects of persistent organic pollutants on weight loss and how to mitigate them
Date: 2/23/2012
Presenter: Elizabeth Redmond, PhD, RDN

Webinar Outline:

  • Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are ubiquitous microcontaminants that are lipid soluble and bioaccumulate in stored fat. Ie. DDT, Mirex, PCBs
  • POPs increase in humans with age
  • Questions to ask patients- have an environmentally oriented medical history- where did patient grow up, what types of work and hobbies, what chemicals are they exposed to
  • Body is designed to hold onto fat and POPs are stored in fat so only 10% leaves by defecation and 90% are reabsorbed
  • Weight loss can result in a significant release of these toxins which leads to an increase in symptoms which can contribute to unsuccessful weight loss attempts
  • Rapid weight loss or significant weight loss will cause blood concentrations of PCPs to jump sharply
  • POPs affect endocrine, nervous and immune systems
  • POPs suspect to cause damage by mitochondrial toxicity, oxidative damage and neurotoxicity (good review of the literature)
  • Recommendations: reduce intake of toxic exposure; get tested to know what levels are; increase clearance/decrease absorption; cleansing with exercise, saunas and colonics, support detoxification pathways
  • Reduce toxin exposure by limiting foods of animal origin and eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans and wild caught young fish
  • Dietary changes can include chlorophyll, rice bran fiber, green tea catechins, clarified butter, Olestra products. There are synergistic effects
  • Natural detoxification pathways should be supported with nutrients (ie. glycine, lipoic acid, antioxidants)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review research that persistent organic pollutants may hinder weight loss
  2. Review the body systems that are affected by persistent organic pollutants affect
  3. Discuss ways to mitigate the effects of persistent organic pollutants

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 2
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Short Chain Fatty Acids: What they say about diet, gut bacteria and digestion

Title: Short Chain Fatty Acids: What they say about diet, gut bacteria and digestion
Date: 9/20/2012
Presenter: Elizabeth Redmond, PhD, RDN

Webinar Outline:

  • Gut bacteria ferment dietary fiber to acetate, propionate and butyrate. The principle substrates are complex carbohydrates, non starch polysachharides and resistant starch
  • More than 95% of SCFA are produced and absorbed in the colon. They contribute to large bowl function and prevent pathology through actions in the lumen, on the musculature and the vasculature and thru metabolism by colonocytes
  • Research has looked at SCFA on immune function, carciongenesis and colonic function
  • Lists what affects SCFA production such as fecal pH, diet, predominant bacteria, inflammation, race, gender, etc
  • High protein, reduced CHO weight loss diets promote metabolite profiles likely to be detrimental to colonic health
  • Adding fiber demonstrates improvement on colonic cells
  • People with a higher BMI have higher SCFA (higher BMI usually associated with eating more and thus feeding the bacteria more)
  • The GI tract has more species of bacteria and larger amounts in the more distal GI tract ie. the ileum and colon

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe what short chain fatty acids (SCFA) are and what they do
  2. Discuss what affects SCFA production
  3. Review the synergistic relationship of SCFAs and gut bacteria

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 2


Critical Micronutrients: Sources, Environmental Influences, and their Clinical Consideration

Title: Critical Micronutrients: Sources, Environmental Influences, and their Clinical Consideration
Date: 6/2014
Presenter: John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD

John Bagnulo MPH, PhD is a naturalist and nutritionist, a farmer and forager.  He teaches nutrition courses at Saybrook University College of Mind Body Medicine and leads healthy living programs at wellness centers throughout the US.

Webinar Description:  This webinar covers the most common micronutrients of concern in clinical practice.  Dr. Bagnulo describes ways to recognize the physiological roles of key micronutrients and the potential for environmental, genetic, and lifestyle influences on physiological needs.  He also covers the richest food sources of needed micronutrients and how food preparation methods can influence bioavailability.

Webinar Outline

  • Nutrients, foods and medications that inhibit absorption of some micronutrients
  • Farming practices and plant selection that can influence nutrient content of food
  • The modern diet is largely deficient in micronutrients which negatively affects organ reserve
  • Most common micronutrient deficiencies (Mg, Zn, Vit D, B12, Se, Vitamin K2, Cr, Potassium)
  • Review of micronutrient interactions that affect nutrient efficacy in the body (ie Mg and Vitamin D, Calcium and Zn and Fe)
  • Simple ways to identify potential micronutrient deficiency (Zinc tally, clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory evaluation)
  • Dietary patterns and restrictions that can make nutrient deficiencies more likely
  • Consistent ways to meet patients needs through both foods and dietary supplements

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the most common micronutrient deficiencies
  2. Review physiologic roles of key micronutrients and the impact of environmental, genetic, and lifestyle influences on physiologic needs
  3. Identify food sources of essential micronutrients and food preparation methods that influence bioavailability

Learning Need Codes
2100 Nutritional Biochemistry
2090 Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals
3090 Screening parameters: methodology, surveillance

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
Level:  2

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Nutritional Triage: Unifying Aging Theories Creating Potent Health Solutions

Title: Nutritional Triage: Unifying Aging Theories Creating Potent Health Solutions
Date: 11/2/2011
Presenter: James Doherty, Sponsored by Innate Response Formulas

Webinar Outline:

  • Foods today are lacking nutrients therefore supplements are likely necessary to get all of the needed nutrients
  • Triage theory as defined by Dr. Bruce Ames is that the body will triage nutrients for today and away from repair of cellular DNA if there are limited nutritional resources
  • Importance of whole foods nutrition is discussed as multiple studies indicate that individual nutrients do not work as well as increased consumption of fruits and vegetables
  • Several people today suffer from chronic inflammation, stress, endocrine and immune system dysfunction

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the importance of whole foods and whole food supplements
  2. Review of the literature that demonstrates that whole foods are superior to individual supplementation of vitamins and minerals
  3. Discuss the parallels in health of long lived cultures

CPE Hours: 1 CPE-expired
Level: 1

Webinar slides
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Nutrition Physiology, Structure and Function

Title: Nutrition Physiology, Structure and Function
Date: 7/2013
Presenter: Diana Noland, MPH, RD, CCN, LD

Webinar Description: Chronic disease has unique pathophysiology that we need to recognize as separate from acute conditions. Assessment of biochemical individuality through laboratory analysis and a nutrition focused physical exam are foundation skills of this advanced specialty. Dietary supplements are an essential tool for the functional nutritionist. Nutrients influence both structure and function in a patient’s physiology, metabolism and state of health.

Webinar Outline

  • Clinical imbalances in an individual can be assessed via analysis of aspects of structure and function of body tissues
  • Reviews six types of body structures that are impacted by environment, lifestyle, diet, and psychological influences
  • Tissues in the body have an element of plasticity – the ability to change structure and function for better or worse
  • The shape and function of body tissues is impacted by hydration and nutrient status (i.e. EFAs)
  • Defines nutrients important to support critical body tissues and systems (membranes, nerve cells, skin, bones…)
  • Demonstrates the use a nutrition focused physical exam to identify nutrition imbalances
  • Highlights targeted nutrition supplements and bioactive compounds that help restore metabolic balance in the body
  • Reviews nutrition biochemistry and interactions of micronutrients that impact tissue health
  • Provides case examples of functional interventions that help restore structure and function of diseased tissues

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe environmental, lifestyle, dietary and psychological influences on the structure and function of body tissues
  2. Define ways to assess for nutrition imbalances via laboratory analysis and a nutrition focused physical exam
  3. Identify ways nutrition interventions can support the structure and function of body tissues

Learning Need Code
3060 Laboratory tests
3090 Screening parameters: methodology, surveillance
3100 Supplemental nutrients and botanicals

CPE Hours: 1 – expired
CPE Level: 2

Presentation Slides 

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Health Benefits of Popular Herbal Supplements in the US Market

Title: Health Benefits of Popular Herbal Supplements in the US Market
Date: 11/2012
Presenter: Mark Blumenthal, Founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council

Webinar Description: According to Mark Blumenthal, the responsible use of herbal dietary supplements along with diet and lifestyle modification is an intelligent way to approach health and self care. There is a distorted view of herbs in our culture with an under reporting of clinical trials on herbal medicine in the media and medical journals. Many herbs have good research for efficacy with little risk of toxicity that may be found in pharmaceutical drugs. In this Webinar, Blumenthal reviews the health benefits and safety of many common herbs and introduces some that are popular in other countries to treat a variety of health conditions. He covers concepts of responsible manufacturing to prevent adulteration and ensure correct preparations methods as well as resources to further knowledge on the topic of herbal medicine.

Webinar Outline:

  • Highlights responsible use of herbal dietary supplements to support multiple health conditions
  • Review of published articles on the safety and efficacy of multiple herbal dietary supplements
  • Some herbal research is difficult to summarize due to differing doses, preparations, and duration of treatment
  • Efficacy and safety of herbal preparations is strongly affected by the preparation method and quality of the company that produces them
  • In order to ensure product quality, companies need to test raw materials for adulterants and plant substitutions.
  • The American Botanical Council has Botanical Adulterants program to support herbal safety
  • It is essential that herbal companies use the correct plant species and plant part(s) when manufacturing herbal medicine
  • Although most herbs are known for a single health effect, many have multiple health effects.
  • Recommendations for dietary interventions that have a synergistic effect with the use of herbs
  • The American Botanical Council has programs and publications to support increased knowledge of herbal medicine including the Herb Med Pro database

Learning Objectives:

  1. Increase knowledge of the safety and efficacy of herbal supplements by reviewing multiple published studies and research reviews.
  2. Describe the essential factors that influence herbal product quality
  3. Identify resources and publications for furthering knowledge of herbal medicine

Learning Need Codes
9020 Evaluation and application of research
2010 Botanicals and phytochemicals
3100 Supplemental nutrients and botanicals

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 2

Webinar slides

Webinar Recording

The Science, Art & Practice of Dietary Supplementation

Title: The Science, Art & Practice of Dietary Supplementation
Date: 11/2014
Presenter: Mary Beth Augustine, RDN, CDN, FAND, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Mary Beth Augustine is Senior Integrative Nutritionist at the Center for Health & Healing where she maintains a clinical practice and oversees the Integrative Nutrition Intern, Observer & Volunteer program. She is Director of the Masters degree program in Integrative and Functional Nutrition at Saybrook University, Chair of the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (2014-2015) and a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

This presentation guided the clinician in the science, art and practice of dietary supplementation, and included an educational framework for provider and patient competencies for informed shared decision making about dietary supplementation. Key knowledge areas reviewed included: scope of practice, legal and regulatory perspectives, bioethics of dietary supplementation, assessing the strength of the evidence, Rakel’s Evidence vs. harm grading, assumption of risk, risk benefit analysis, structure and function claims vs. medical claims, safety and efficacy, mechanism of action, quality/purity/identity of dietary supplements, FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), dose response relationship, dose escalation, sequential introduction, reasonably foreseeable side effects vs. adverse events, adverse event reporting, clinical and biochemical monitoring and evaluation, start and stop dates, medical contraindications, at-risk populations, drug/food interactions, informed consent, dietary supplementation policy, formulary inclusion/exclusion criteria and financial disclosure, Nutrition Care Process ADIME and written documentation. Case studies and practice pearls that integrate these principles will enhance the participant’s understanding.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify key legal, regulatory, bioethical and scope of practice issues that guide and inform dietary supplementation practice.
2. Identify core competencies for RDNs and patients for informed shared decision making about dietary supplementation.
3. Develop a nutrition care process-based framework for educating patients about dietary supplementation.
4. Develop a framework for assessing quality, purity, and identity of dietary supplements.

Learning Need Codes
1010 Career planning, Standards of Practice, Standards of Professional Performance, Scope of Dietetics Practice Framework
3100 Supplemental nutrients, botanicals
2010 Botanicals, phytochemicals
3070 Pharmacological, drug/nutrient, herbal interaction

CPE Hours:  1 (expired)
CPE Level: 2

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Let Me Hear Your Body Talk: the nutrition focused physical exam

Title: Let Me Hear Your Body Talk: the nutrition focused physical exam
Date: 9/18/2014
Presenter: Coco Newton , MPH, RD, CCN

Webinar Description: A nutrition focused physical exam can reveal many signs and symptoms (which is within the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Therapy Radial) of a patient/client’s health. The physical exam is an advanced skill that dietitians can use to enhance their patient/client assessment. The webinar outlines ways for dietitians to look at hair, skin and nails to help uncover deficiencies and underlying medical issues.

Webinar Outline:

  1. There are many tools that can be used in a Nutrition Physical: Thermometer, Tongue depressors but First Impression of the patient is also important: Pain, Fatigued, body language
  2. Body Composition: Waist Height is better than BMI. Goal= Waist = < ½ height.
  3. SKIN: Look at Color, Temperature, wounds, scars, Red = inflammation. Pale = Anemia Yellow = jaundiced. EFA’s has a vital function in skin health. “Psycho-Dermatology”- Stress impact on skin: vitiligo, eczema. Connection to GUT: Signs: Acne, Roseacea, DH, bruises; Symptoms: Arthritis, fatigue, Autoimmmune, celiac, depression; ( leaky gut plays a role) ECZEMA: Red flag for food allergies Raynaud’s: Food allergies? Autoimmine? Mg, fish oil, arginine? Vitiligo: Maybe B12 deficiency. Cardiometabolic Issues: diagonal earlobe crease, scleroderma Diabetes: skin tags, Acanthosis Nigricans. Skin can protect against metabolic syndrome. Detoxification occurs in the skin.
    1. Dehydration: you can test the fatty area of palm, the top of hand or press on the nail
    2. Wrinkles: High wrinkles may indicate low bone density. (collagen connection) and low Vit K 2
  4. HAIR: Look for loss, breakage, strength, shine. Lack of Shine, thin: low protein, zinc, biotin, high stress. Hirsuitism: PCOS, Insulin Resistance, and frontal baldness. Gray Hair: Big role of oxidative stress. High Antioxidant Diet can help: eggs, cruciferous vegetables, nuts, black beans, Supplements: alpha lipoic acid and NAC, selenium, B12m, B6
  5. NAILS: lines, dots, bumps can indicate protein, zn, fe deficiency. Clubbing: iodine deficicency, CHD, DM. Soft, flaky, break easily: Mg, Biotin deficiency; Fungus: yeast issues? Gi issues?
  6. EYES: Refined carbohydrate can impact retinal vascular structure. Dry Eye/Blepheritis: possible oxidative stress, DM; Eyes have Microbiome. Oxidative damage can also affect eyes.
  7. MOUTH: Halitosis: Bacterial infection, sinus issues, GERD, Tongue: can show fungus, or deficiencies; Glossy: B12, fe, Folate; Taste Bud Atrophy: B12, fe; Taste/Smell Issue: Look at B12, Zn, lowered immune system; Bacteria can cross Blood Brain Barrier- may be connected to Alzheimer’s. Amalgams: possible mercury exposure – insomnia, HA’s. Periodontal Dz: often associated with DM2 ^& CVD
  8. TOXICITY: Nails, skin, mouth can also show signs of heavy metal toxicity
  9. PHYSICAL SIGNS OF THYROID ISSUES: Look for thinning eybrows, delayed Achilles tendon, edema, hair loss, scalloped tongue. Important Nutrients: protein, Se, Zn Iodine, Vitamin A,
  10. PHYSICAL SIGNS OF ADRENAL ISSUES: hyperpigementation; Important Nutrients: B vits, Mg, VIt C, E, Trace minerals
  11. HEARING LOSS/TINNITUS: Low b6, 12, Zn, Mg, CoQ10, D, EFA’s Vit C, High Homocysteine
  12. PHYSICAL SIGNS OF FOOD ALLERGIES: Skin, respiratory, hoarseness, sore throat, sores, dark circles under eyes, acne, dry skin, boils, swelling

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain three purposes of a nutrition focused physical exam from an integrative and functional perspective
  2. Describe how oxidative stress impacts signs and symptoms in a nutrition focused physical exam
  3. List 5 signs from a nutrition focused physical exam that are associated with food allergies

Learning Need Codes:  3030, 3080, 2110

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 2

Presentation Slides 

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Omega-3s and Heart Health

Omega-3s and Heart Health presented by Bill Harris, PhD, FAHA and Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD
Sponsored by The Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED)
Presented on Wednesday, December 9th at NOON Eastern

Webinar Description:  Decades of research have uncovered many health benefits of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, specifically eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA are both essential building blocks for tissue structures and important biological mediators in health and disease, which is why the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as well as recommendations from health advocacy groups around the globe, recommend eating foods rich in EPA and DHA as part of an overall healthy eating pattern. Yet, there is increasing debate about the cardiovascular benefits of EPA and DHA when taken in supplement form. This webinar reviews the scientific evidence about EPA and DHA and its association with cardiovascular health and disease risk reduction.

Learning Objectives
The attendee will be able to:
1. Identify differences between ALA, EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids
2. Access the latest science behind marine-based omega-3s and heart health
3. Recommend best sources of omega-3s to clients to support heart health and reduce cardiovascular disease risk

CPE certificate. code 175, self study

CPE level:
Level 2: General knowledge of the literature and professional practice in areas covered

Speaker Bios:
Bill Harris, PhD, FAHA
Dr. William Harris is an internationally recognized expert on omega-3 fatty acids and how they can benefit patients with heart disease. His research has focused on human lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, especially as they are affected by omega-3 fatty acids.  Dr. Harris has over 190 publications relating to omega-3 fatty acids in medical literature and was an author on two American Heart Association scientific statements on fatty acids. He has been the principal investigator on five omega-3 related NIH grants, and since 2004 has been evaluating the RBC (red blood cell) “omega-3 index” as a new risk factor for cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric diseases. In 2009 he founded OmegaQuant Analytics to offer the test to researchers, and in 2011 the omega-3 index test was acquired by Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. and is now available clinically.

Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD
Marie Spano is a nutrition communications expert and one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists. Spano has appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox and CBS affiliates, and authored hundreds of magazine and trade publication articles, written book chapters, marketing materials and web copy on a variety of topics ranging from novel food ingredients to optimal sports performance recovery foods. She is the author of two chapters in the NSCA’s Essentials of Strength and Conditioning, one chapter in NSCA’s Essentials of Personal training, co-editor of the NSCA’s Guide to Exercise and Sport Nutrition and currently working on another book for Human Kinetics. She has also served as a spokesperson for numerous clients and is a national speaker. Spano is the sports nutritionist for the Atlanta Hawks and Chip Smith Performance Systems.

Presentation Slides

Heart Health Benefits of EPA and DHA

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Mentoring and Coaching Webinar Series with Lesli Bitel, MBA, RDN, LDN, CLT, CWC

Coaching and Mentoring Webinars presented by Lesli Bitel, MBA, RDN, LDN, CLT, CWC, DIFM Coaching and Mentoring Chair

Webinar 1:  Choosing Your Perfect Niche Within Integrative and Functional Nutrition 

The inaugural practice building forum! This month’s discussion was centered around reframing the common fears around niching and how to narrow your focus without feeling pigeonholed,  step-by-step framework designed to help you maximize your expertise and to ensure that your chosen area is a viable one.

Learning Objectives

The attendee will be able to…

Attendees will explore the rationale for zeroing in on a specific market within integrative and functional nutrition domain
Attendees will discover specific strategies to assist with the choosing a niche without feeling pigeonholed.
Attendees will learn a step-by-step process designed to ensure that their chosen niche is a viable one.
Attendees will be able to effectively focus marketing efforts and increase expertise in their chosen area of practice that results in more clients.

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CPE level 2
2016 CPE Certificate (code 175)

Webinar Outline

Why narrowing your scope of practice gives you the necessary ammunition to confidently differentiate yourself from the growing pool of qualified IFN practitioners…and positions you as the sought after expert!
Discover the unique essence of your brand and why your “big why” will magnetize an abundance of ideal clients.
Where to focus your marketing muscle that will skyrocket your number of inquiries… even though it seems counter-intuitive
Reframe limiting beliefs around niching and how clarifying your focus provides the ultimate foundation for streamlining your business and work/life balance
Learn the step-by-step process designed to ensure that your chosen is a viable one

Webinar 2:  Map Your Magnetic Marketing Message 

Please join our community of integrative and functional dietitians for our monthly practice building forum! In this month’s discussion, I’ll teach you how to create your own unique and highly compelling marketing message designed to attract more of your favorite clients! Remember, I’ll be sharing valuable content for the first half with plenty of time reserved to get your questions answered.

Learning Objectives

* Attendees will discover specific strategies to assist them in creating their own marketing message.
* Attendees will learn how to powerfully and succinctly describe “what they do” so that it will resonate with their target market.
* Attendees will be able to effectively focus marketing efforts and increase expertise in their chosen area of practice that results in more clients.

Recording link
CPE Certificate, self study code 175)

Webinar 3:  Mastering a Success Mindset 

presented on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

CPE Certificate self study, code 175

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Please join our community of integrative and functional dietitians for our monthly practice building forum!  In this month’s discussion, we’ll explore how our thought patterns and limiting beliefs may be standing in the way of own success and happiness.  I’m going to teach you a step-by-step process to help you to reframe these self-sabotaging thoughts and to shift into a more empowering mindset.

Learning Objectives 

Gain awareness how thought patterns and underlying belief systems have a profound impact on feelings, which in turn, impact behavior and outcomes.
Learn how self-limiting beliefs can be reframed during client/patient interactions to support outcomes.
Recognize how self-sabotaging beliefs can be reframed to maximize personal effectiveness and career satisfaction.

Webinar Outline

Understand the power of your mind, and how unconscious thoughts and beliefs may be sabotaging you.
Learn to recognize how you immediately associate meanings and interpretations to setbacks in your life and work.
Develop the skill to abolish these limiting beliefs and instead truly develop the voice of the inner cheerleader
Get Your Questions Answered Around This Month’s Topic and Participate In a Group Discussion With Like-Minded DIFM Professionals!


Webinar 4: 
Get More Done!: 7 Productivity Hacks for Busy Dietitians 

presented on December 14, 2016

CPE Certificate (code 175)

Are you ready to ramp up your productivity during this busy holiday season? Please join us for our monthly coaching and mentoring forum on December 14 at 1PM EST! This month, Lesli will discuss specific strategies to help busy dietitians to learn skills so that they can move through their day with ease while maintaining focus on the things that are most important. The webinar will be followed by a group discussion amongst our DIFM community.

Learning Objectives

• The Good, Bad and the Ugly: Discover How Your Morning Mood Impacts Your Productivity Throughout the Entire day
• Get out of Firefighter Mode so You can Make Time for Important versus Urgent Tasks in Your Work
• Learn to Put the Brakes on Disruptive Distractions so You can Focus on what Matters Most
• How to Set Yourself Up for Daily Success By Creating Self Supportive Habits and Routines

Webinar 5:  The Power of Vision: Why Defining the Vision, Mission and “Big Why” Will Fuel Your Success and Happiness in 2017
presented on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Part 1 of ‘Achieve Your Dreams in 2017’! In this month’s discussion, we’ll explore how clarifying your vision, mission and “big why” is the first step towards achieving your new year’s goals.

Action Worksheet

Visioning Worksheet

CPE CERTIFICATE (Code 175)

Learning Objectives:
Create a powerful vision and mission for your practice that’s deeply attached to your personal values
Define your top 3 most meaningful outcomes for your life and career
Develop an clear image of your “Big Why” to serve as your internal compass


Webinar 6:  
Goal Setting for An Outrageously Successful 2017

This is part 2 in the series, “Achieve Your Dreams in 2017”. We’ll pick up where we left off last month with a discussion on how you can bring your inspirational Vision to life and use it as the framework for setting your 90 day plan. You’ll get a special goal setting template to help guide you in making this year your best yet.

Learning Objectives
Objectively evaluate your top 3 Wins, Misses and Lessons Learned from the previous year
Develop an clear image of your “vision” to serve as your North Star
Craft Your 90 day plan to put you well on your way to a wildly successful 2017

(Note: Due to a technical issue, the video recording is unavailable, but have included a link to the slide deck so you can easily follow along on the audio recording):

Worksheets
90-Day-Business-Planner

business_visioning_exercises

Slides March_2017

Audio Recording:  goo.gl/1CFHXW

If you have any questions or experience any difficulties in downloading either of these resources, please don’t hesitate to contact me at success@leslibitel.com.

CPE credit has been submitted to CDR

Speaker/Coach/Mentor

bio_21Lesli Bitel, MBA, RDN, LDN, CLT, CWC
Business Success Coach & Mentor
www.LesliBitel.com
Success@Lesli Bitel.com

Lesli is the founder of Lesli Bitel Coaching, and Business Success Coach and Mentor for Integrative Functional Nutritionists Lesli teaches her clients to overcome the overwhelm and confusion associated with the business side of running a successful nutrition practice. Pulling from a variety of leading-edge strategies, Lesli teachers her clients the tools and techniques to attract the clients who need them most. The end result is the creation of a thriving, successful, and profitable business.

Currently, Lesli serves as Chair for two separate dietetic practice organizations; for Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine she is the Coaching/Mentoring Chair, and for Nutrition Entrepreneurs she is the Coach’s Specialty Group Chair.

Lesli is the author and presenter for numerous CPE-based webinar series for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, entitled, “Nutritional Genomics: Building Your Business with Genetic Testing” and the seven module course, “Create Your Thriving Integrative Functional Nutrition Business Series.”

She offers private coaching, group programs, classes, webinars, workshops, and more, from her home base where she lives outside of Chicago with her husband, two active teenage children, and their Australian Labradoodle, Rocky.

Clinical Nutrigenetics Made Simple: How to Assess and Target Important Genetic Polymorphisms with Individualized Nutritional Support

Clinical Nutrigenetics Made Simple: How to Assess/Target Important Genetic Polymorphisms with Individualized Nutritional Support
presented by Nathan Morris, M.D.† and Kelly Heim, Ph.D

presented on Friday, August 26, 2016

Presentation Slides – Clinical Nutrigenetics Made Simple

Q&A responses from Dr. Morris and Dr. Heim to the unanswered follow up questions 


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CPE Certificate (self study, code 175)

Webinar Description:
Within every patient’s genome are opportunities to pursue a new level of health and wellness. Genetic testing provides information that allows practitioners to make more precise, individualized decisions, improving patient management and clinical outcomes across many specialties. In this webinar, Nathan Morris, M.D. and Kelly Heim, Ph.D. will discuss how to implement and utilize genetic testing to objectively and efficiently guide personalized nutritional approaches with confidence.

Learning Objectives:
The attendee will be able to understand how genetic variations known as Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) affect the health and nutritional needs of every patient you see.

The attendee will be able to understand the methylation pathway, its clinical importance, inter-patient variability and impact on nutrient requirements.

The attendee will be able to recognize the clinical significance of common SNPs, which limit the activation and assimilation of vitamins A and D, as well as SNPs that affect detoxification.

Speaker Bios:

Nathan Morris, M.D.† is a family practice, trained functional medicine practitioner. He specializes in determining connections between seemingly disparate clinical observations, approaching the body as an integrated whole. Dr. Morris applies genetic testing as a tool to objectively guide personalized approaches.
Kelly Heim, Ph.D. is a nutritional pharmacologist at Pure Encapsulations. He is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, where he conducted functional genomics research. His publications and lectures have highlighted evolving concepts in nutrigenomics, nutritional endocrinology and polyphenol biochemistry.
†Dr. Morris has been retained as a medical consultant in advising Pure Encapsulations. He is compensated for this service.

This webinar is sponsored by Pure Encapsulations in an effort to support DIFM Programs and Activities

Milk Protein and Human Health: A1 versus A2 beta-casein

Milk Protein and Human Health: A1 versus A2 beta-casein  presented by Bonnie Johnson, MS, RDN presented on Thursday, November 10, 2016

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Streaming recording link:
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1 cpe credit, pending approval from CDR

Millions of Americans experience post-dairy digestive discomfort (PD3), self-diagnosed lactose intolerance, and avoid cows’ milk. But there is strong evidence that lactose intolerance might not be the cause of PD3 for many of these milk avoiders. A better understanding of the proteins in milk can aid your efforts to counsel these patients and clients-and re-introduce real cows’ milk to some, without the discomfort.
Ordinary cows’ milk contains a mixture of A1 and A2 beta-casein. A growing body of research supports the notion that some people digest milk proteins differently, and that for these people, A1 beta-casein may be the cause of PD3.  Listen to this webinar to find out more….
Learning Objectives
After participating in this program, attendees will be able to:
Differentiate A1 and A2 beta-casein proteins by structure and impact on human health.
List mammalian milk containing A1 and/or A2 beta-casein protein variants.
Evaluate the evidence for digestive differences between A1 and A2 beta-casein protein variants.CPE level 2

Presenters:  a2 Milk Company Vice President of Scientific Affairs, Bonnie Johnson, MS, RDN, and Nutrition Communications Consultant Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT.

Bonnie Johnson is the Vice President of Scientific Affairs for The a2 Milk Company. She’s served as the Senior Manager for Nutrition Activation at Quaker as well as the Senior Principle Scientists for the Global Nutrition Group. Bonnie is a leader in the field of nutrition research and uses her knowledge and expertise to further the RDN credibility in the field.

Elizabeth Shaw is the owner of Shaw’s Simple Swaps, a nutrition communications company. She’s served as a consultant to The a2 Milk Company for a year and works with national brands to help communicate health messaging to consumers. She’s an adjunct professor of nutrition in San Diego, a freelance writer for Shape and Fitness.com and the co-author of the Fueling Fertility Cookbook (Spring 2017).
Webinar sponsored by the a2 Milk Company

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Food for Thought: Pomegranate Juice Science for Promoting Health & Wellness

Food for Thought: Pomegranate Juice Science for Promoting Health & Wellness presented by Richard Hartman, PhD on January 25, 2017

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1 CPE has been submitted to CDR

More than 8,000 years ago, the pomegranate became one of the first cultivated fruits. Since then, the pomegranate has traveled the globe and impacted major civilizations throughout history. In fact, a growing body of scientific evidence explores the potential benefits of pomegranate juice in the areas of: sports performance, memory and cognition, gut health, and more. During this webinar, we’ll discuss the unique composition of 100% pomegranate juice and its fundamental biochemistry including bioavailability and proposed mechanism of action in the human body. We’ll review the current body of literature investigating this long revered fruit’s impact on the brain and ways it may help promote healthy aging.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will…
1. Understand the role of diet in supporting cognitive health
2. Describe the body of literature investigating the pomegranate’s potential impact on memory and cognition
3. Identify key health benefits of 100% pomegranate juice

Learning Needs Codes:
2090- Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals
2100- Nutritional biochemistry
4190- Elderly nutrition
5300- Neurological

Webinar sponsored by POM Wonderful

Speaker Biography:
Richard Hartman, PhD, graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University in 1993 and received his PhD from Washington University in 2001, where he studied rodent models of neurodegeneration. He then spent 4 years studying biochemical markers of neuropathology and therapeutic approaches to Alzheimer’s disease before joining Loma Linda University. He is currently a professor of psychology and director of the Neurobehavioral Core Facility at Loma Linda University’s Hemorrhagic Stroke Center. His laboratory primarily uses animal models to understand mechanisms and potential therapeutic treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. His main interests lie in exploring the interface between acute brain injury and subsequent neurodegeneration, and in determining the mechanisms by which plant-based compounds (phytochemicals) can optimize the brain’s functions under these conditions. He has shown that treatment with pomegranate phytochemicals can prevent accumulation of Alzheimer’s-like neuropathology and cognitive decline in a mouse model of the disease. Other data from his lab have demonstrated that pomegranate supplementation protected against neurological deficits associated with radiation exposure and improved swimming ability in mice. More importantly, he has shown that pomegranate supplementation improved memory performance in humans after heart surgery. He is currently working to understand the mechanisms by which these phytochemicals exert their neuroprotective effects.

Working With Competitive Athletes: An Integrative, Innovative Evidence-Based Approach for Assessing & Formulating Performance Nutrition Programs

Working With Competitive Athletes: An Integrative, Innovative Evidence-Based Approach for Assessing & Formulating Performance Nutrition Programs
presented by Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC, FAND
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Lisa will share evidenced-based strategies & practical guidelines for designing dietary programs to meet macronutrient & micronutrient needs while tackling obstacles, challenges & roadblocks for meeting training and competition dietary requirements for recreational to competitive athletes.

WEBINAR SLIDES

WEBINAR SLIDES 4 per page

Streaming recording link:

CPE Certificate- pending CDR approval

Learning Objectives

After this presentation, the participants will be able to:
* Describe the overall priorities & process for the Integrative Sports & Performance Dietitian.
* Perform a step-by-step integrative dietary assessment & evaluation for evaluating the needs of competitive athletes.
* Identify challenges, roadblocks & potential consequential dietary deficiencies.
* Address performance eating opportunities & options for gluten free, lactose free, vegetarian & FODMAP free athletes.
* Select appropriate biochemical tests for evaluating nutritional status.
* Decide if, when & safety of supplements are indicated to correct deficiencies, reach optimal health & performance.

Advanced (Expert in IFM)

Emotional Brain Training

Title: Emotional Brain Training
Date: 7/26/2012
Presenter: Laurel Mellin, PhDc, RD

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Webinar Recording

Highly Palatable Foods: The Brain Reward Pathways and Connections to Overeating

Title: Highly Palatable Foods: The Brain Reward Pathways and Connections to Overeating
Date: 5/24/2011
Presenter: Dr. Micheline Vargas, Research Scientist for Nutrilite Sponsored by Nutrilite

Webinar Outline:

  • Emphasizes need to look at more than just reducing calories and increasing exercise. There are many more factors that drive us to eat
  • A comprehensive program looks at the brain reward pathways
  • The brain is plastic and learning occurs through the process of strengthening or weakening synapses. The brain will be modified by the repeated act of overeating
  • The brain creates memories about eating behaviors
  • With addictions there is a cascade of pleasure neurotransmitters. With repeated abuse the amount of neurotransmitter released in response to normal stimuli is reduced. More substance is needed to get the same sense of pleasure
  • Highly palatable foods are those that are high in fat, sugar, salt and calories. Low calorie foods lead to little activation in the brain reward centers
  • We have to help people learn better ways to cope with stress. Help them realize what they need; not what they want. Ie. if tired need more sleep not sugar
  • Strategies aiming at improving dopamine function- comprehensive behaviorally based programs designed to rewire the brains reward pathways to reduce food cravings and overeating
  • To weaken the strong neural circuits that favor overeating, cognitive and behavioral tools must be practiced repeatedly

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss excessive food consumption and the brain’s pleasure pathways
  2. Review the connection between the pleasure pathways, habits and addiction
  3. Discuss treating obesity by changing the brain

CPE Hours: 1 (expired)
CPE Level: 3

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The recording is no longer available

Incorporating Integrative and Functional Medicine Competencies into Dietetics Education: A Call to Action!

presented by Debra Boutin, MS, RD, Chair and Dietetic Internship Director, Bastyr University’s Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science

presented on Tuesday, May 10th 7pm-830pm ET

Learning Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1) – Justify the rationale for incorporating integrative and functional medicine content into current dietetics education programs.

2) – Create curriculum map entry points for learning activities that educate dietetic students in whole foods therapies, targeted supplement recommendations and mind/body modalities.

3) – Select effective outcome measures to demonstrate integrated and functional medicine competencies in relevant nutrition and dietetics courses.
Webinar Summary:

Survey results published in an article in the February 2016 issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics indicate that educator respondents’ most frequently reported spending less than two hours of lecture time on integrated medicine topics. This is in sharp contrast to the Academy’s Workforce Demand Study results indicating that areas such as personalized nutrition approaches and interdisciplinary teaming will be essential skills of future nutrition professionals. This webinar is meant to help bridge this gap by supporting dietetics educators with first steps in adding integrated and functional medicine content into current dietetics curriculum maps.

No CPE certificate available
Slides

password: webinar

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If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Redmond, DIFM Secretary, at  jess.g.redmond@gmail.com

*CPE ACTIVITY: Code 175, self study pre-approved CPE

RDs and DTRs may now log CPE activities under Activity Type 175. Activities listed under this Activity Type must be in keeping with the following criteria:

  • View or listen to the recordings below and you can be awarded CPE credit. You must, however, listen/view the recording within one year of the live presentation. (e.g. A recording of a presentation given on September 15th, 2015 could be viewed for credit through September 14th, 2016.)
  • RDs may claim up to 15 CPEUs under this CPE Activity Type in a recertification cycle. DTRs may claim up to 10.
  • Description for Activity Log: Title, provider, date completed.
  • Documentation to Retain: Certificate of Completion or Print-out of hosting website

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