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Module 1: Pioneers in Nutrition This series introduces functional nutrition as well as outlining its origin. These scientific pioneers made crucial observations about foods and human health that created the foundation of this field.
Module 2: Problems in Modern Nutrition Part 1 How did we go wrong? This module uncovers the history of our modern conceptions of food and the mistakes we are still commonly taught. We discuss fad diets and where they fall short of providing optimal nutrition.
Module 3: Problems in Modern Nutrition Part 2 How is our modern nutrition inadequate and what does that look like? We will show the obvious and the hidden deficiencies as well as showing where some of the most nutrient-dense foods can be found.
Module 4: Issues in Research Why do people argue so much when there is research to answer our questions? Much of it is biased and flawed and we will discuss how you can navigate through it all. This module will defend you against flimsy studies that others use to argue against your point.
Module 5: Blood Sugar and Diabetes Insulin resistance and diabetes are epidemic, and are considered the root cause to nearly all of the major chronic diseases known. See blood sugar explained with clarity that will show you how it ties together with the degenerative diseases we now see, and the research to support these changes. You will learn how to reverse high blood sugar with diet, other factors that cause blood sugar issues beyond just food, and gain the skills necessary to work with people to make these changes.
Module 6: The Adrenal Glands The challenge with healing the adrenal glands is not just recognizing there’s a problem, but finding the source of the problem. There are multiple causes of adrenal fatigue — learn how to find the foundational issue, and the role of nutrition and herbs to support the adrenals.
Module 7: Understanding Fats and Amino Acids Fats are a vital yet hugely misunderstood category of nutrition. Amino acids have tremendous number of roles in our physiology. We will cover the physiology of these as well as the role they play in our health.
Module 8: Understanding Fat Soluble Vitamins Vitamins have been studied as the foundation of nutrition and biochemistry. We will cover all of the vitamins as well as the confusion caused by synthetic isolate vitamins and why a pill will never take the place of food.
Module 9: Understanding Water Soluble Vitamins Vitamins have been studied as the foundation of nutrition and biochemistry. We will cover all of the vitamins as well as the confusion caused by synthetic isolate vitamins and why a pill will never take the place of food.
Module 10: The Many Roles of Minerals Minerals are the engines in our enzymes and a defense against heavy metal toxicity. We will discuss the various minerals, and their food sources, as well as how they are transported with the fatty vitamins.
Module 11: Restoring Function in Digestion Digestive issues are extremely common today and yet pharmaceutical treatments offer almost no real solutions. We will show you simple, yet powerful understandings of the digestive tract and how to restore it to normal function.
Module 12: The Complexity of the Liver/Gallbladder The liver processes almost all of our chemistry, yet modern people think it is just an oil filter and that the gallbladder is a pesky, unnecessary organ. The liver performs more than 500 vital functions — learn what it does and why it needs a wide variety of nutrition to keep it functioning optimally.
Module 13: Detoxification and Urinary Function Detoxification is a process that runs from cells to organ systems and is vital to healing a myriad of health problems. Many people talk about it, but few really understand it. This module will cover all levels of detoxification as well as the urinary and prostate systems.
Module 14: The Steroid Hormones This module will teach you how to navigate hormones for normal health, fertility, menopause and healthy aging. We will discuss your body's hormones, hormone replacement therapy and bio-identical hormones.
Module 15: Restoring Function to the Thyroid The simplistic understanding of the thyroid is reflected in doctors’ testing one hormone (TSH) and thinking that the one number shows how well the thyroid is working. In functional medicine, you learn to check multiple markers and can recognize the multitude of factors that can affect the thyroid, allowing you to support it successfully.
Module 16: Microcirc. and Endothelial Nutrition This is one of the hottest fields in research. The endothelial lining and its microcirculation controls the function and nourishment of every tissue. Understanding this system will give you the knowledge to support every single tissue in the body.
Module 17: Immunity and Autoimmunity Immune balance is a concept few people understand. This module will discuss an appropriate immune reaction against infections as well as how this system goes awry in allergies and autoimmune disease. We will also discuss the main factors that cause this to occur.
Module 18: Cardiovascular Health Nearly 100 years ago, doctors found that feeding bodies certain foods could improve cardiovascular function in minutes. They were able to show the effect of foods on reproducible tests. We will uncover these lost nutritional treasures of health.
Module 19: Bone and Musculoskeletal Health What is the best way to heal sports injuries? Prevent osteoporosis? We will discuss the role of nutrition in muscles, bones, tendons and cartilage.
Module 20: Developmental Nutrition This module covers nutrition for fertility, pregnancy, infants and children. We will share our clinical secrets for handling colic and constipation in babies and toddlers.
Module 21: Issues of Weight and Obesity It’s easy to say that weight issues result from eating too much and moving too little, but there are multiple other issues that can cause obesity — chemicals, antibiotics, sleep issues, inflammation, stress… this module dives into the many causes of weight issues, allowing you to target causes beyond calories and exercise.
Module 22: Nutritional Challenges of Aging Healthy aging requires addressing multiple issues ranging from blood sugar (77% of Americans are diabetic or pre-diabetic by age 65), to nutritional deficiencies, to weakness and frailty. Learn how to prevent many of the issues that plague our seniors today.
Module 23: Genetics and Nutrigenomics As modern medicine delves into human genetics, we are told that it’s our DNA that is causing our health issues, but historically, how did humans in the past have a fraction of the chronic disease now seen and have better health just with eating food? This module explains nutrigenomics, epigenetics and how food impacts our genetic expression — for us and subsequent generations.