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  • Lessons 59
  • Quizzes 3
  • Assignments 0
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  • Duration Unlimited
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Nutritional Medicine In Neurology

This is the second of six courses in the ROHP-Qualifying Program for Chiropractors (Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner).

This course consists of three sections (each lesson has its own exam)

  1. Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1: Brain Development, ADHD and Neurodegenerative Disease (Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
  2. Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 2: Neuropathies, Concussion, Nervous System Toxicity, Autism
  3. Nutritional Medicine and Mental Health Disorders

1. Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1
This course reviews evidence-based dietary, supplementation and lifestyle factors shown to influence brain development (mother and child) and the prevention and complementary management of  ADHD and common neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. This course also sheds light on the biology of brain aging along with proactive lifestyle strategies shown to slow brain aging, induce neuronal progenitor cell replication in the aging brain and help preserve and optimize mental capacities throughout the lifespan.

Learning Objectives:
1. Students will understand the role of key nutrients required for brain growth and development and will be able to counsel women on how to optimize nutrient intake for the benefit of their children’s and future unborn children.

2. Students will understand the pathophysiological processes and etiological factors in common neurodegenerative diseases and will be able to provide personalized dietary and lifestyle recommendations to help prevent or better manage these conditions.

3. Students will understand key biomarkers and risk factors for common neurodegenerative diseases and will be able to provide patients with personalized nutrition and lifestyle practices to help optimize these parameters.

2. Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 2
This course reviews the evidence-based use diet and supplementation in the management of neuropathies, and the complementary management of nervous system toxicity – primarily from heavy metals. A review of common neuropathies (i.e. diabetic neuropathy, genetic-based neuropathies, entrapment neuropathies etc.) is included in the discussion, along with specific dietary and supplement protocols shown to help reverse and stabilize these conditions and repair underlying neuronal mechanisms responsible for these pathologies, where applicable. This course also reviews the pathophysiological events that occur within the brain in concussion injuries, with respect to cell membrane damage, inflammation, disruption of neurotransmitters, energy dysregulation, mitochondrial effects and changes to nerve conduction. The course also reviews the human clinical intervention trials and the experimental studies showing the reparative effects of specific dietary factors and supplements in the adjunctive management of concussion and post-concussion syndrome. A final feature of the course introduces students to the leading researchers in the field of Autism and explains the principals behind their dietary and supplementation approach, as well as assessment tools and key biomarkers.

Learning Objectives:
1. Students will understand the pathophysiological processes involved in various common neuropathies, concussion and nervous system toxicity from heavy metals.

2. Students will be able to personalize nutrition and supplementation recommendations to help reverse common neuropathies seen in clinical practice and improve outcomes for patients with concussions. Students will also understand how to advise patients on how to reduce risk of nervous system toxicity from heavy metals, and other sources, and enhance detoxification of heavy metals via natural, dietary, exercise, lifestyle and supplementation interventions

3. Students will understand and be able to identify major risk factors for impending neuropathies and will have an understanding of the nutritional medicine practices used in autism.

3. Nutritional Medicine and Mental Health Disorders
This course provides a review of neurotransmitter synthesis and function and basic underlying imbalances seen in common mental health disorders. The program explains key drug strategies used to treat mental health disorders along with evidence nutrition and natural medicine interventions that have been shown to help improve outcomes for patients with various mental disorders (especially depression, post-partum depression, and anxiety disorders). The physiological impact of these natural interventions is explained, as well as blood lab screening for important nutri-genomic biomarkers that can provide key insight into the selection of specific supplements or form of a supplement (i.e. methyl folate vs folic acid) that would be personalized to the individual’s need based on their genetic profile.

Learning Objectives:
1. The student will have an in-depth understanding of the biochemistry of neurotransmitter synthesis and function and the role of nutrition and supplementation in these processes and functions.

2. The student will be able to identify genetic defects (from blood work analysis) that would implicate the need for specific supplements to help improve the management of various mental health disorders.

3. The student will have the skills to identify which, if any, supplements would be appropriate to recommend in the complementary management of various mental health disorders, drawing from results of published human clinical studies.

  • Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Course Notes and Required Reading

  • lesson
    Nervous System Part 1
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Antioxidants Reduce Alzheimer
    30 minutes
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    Melatonin Prevents Alzheimers Mechanisms
    30 minutes
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    B Vitamins Preserve Memory and Cognitive Function
    30 minutes
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    Folic Acid & Downs – Vitamin D & Prostate Cancer
    30 minutes
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    Helping Patients Prevent Alzheimer’s Top 10 List
    30 minutes
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    Melatonin Reduces Transition From Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer
    30 minutes
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    Natural Ther01HuperzineA
    30 minutes
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    NatTer02 B-Vits_Memory Brain
    30 minutes
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    NatTher04_B-Vit_CognitiveFunction
    30 minutes
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    NatTher07_Melatonin_MCI_Alzheimers
    30 minutes
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    NatTher10VitaminESuppl_Alzheimer
    30 minutes
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    NatTher11_DHA
    30 minutes
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    Omega3 and Brain
    30 minutes
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    (2) Melatonin May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    NatTher06 VitB12 Slows Brain Atrophy
    30 minutes
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    Vitamin D and MS DC mag
    30 minutes
  • Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Lessons

  • lesson
    Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Slides 1-18
    20 minutes
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    Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Slides 19-30
    20 minutes
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    Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Slides 31-47
    17 minutes
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    Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Slides 48-65
    23 minutes
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    Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Slides 66-86
    30 minutes
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    Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Slides 85-108
    17 minutes
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    Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Slides 109-148
    38 minutes
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    Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Slides 149-165
    23 minutes
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    Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Slides 166-177
    17 minutes
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    Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Slides 178-202
    20 minutes
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    Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Slide 203-207
    9 minutes
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    Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Slides 208-235
    35 minutes
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    Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Slides 236-244
    13 minutes
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    Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Slides 245-250
    14 minutes
  • quiz
    Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 1 Exam
    91 questions
  • Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 2 Course Notes and Required Reading

  • lesson
    Nervous System Part 2
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    DHA and Concussion
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    Neuropathies Part 1
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    Neuropathies Part 2
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    NatTher01 Natural Heavy Metal Detox
    0 minutes
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    Supplement Considerations in Concussion
    0 minutes
  • Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 2 Lessons

  • lesson
    1 Nervous System Part 2 Slides 1-15
    35 minutes
  • lesson
    2 Nervous System Part 2 Slides 16-31
    22 minutes
  • lesson
    3 Nervous System Part 2 Slides 32-45
    25 minutes
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    4 Nervous System Part 2 Slides 46-61
    23 minutes
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    5. Nervous System Part 2 Slides 62-87
    30 minutes
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    6. Nervous System Part 2 Slides 88-101
    22 minutes
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    7. Nervous System Part 2 Slides 102-114
    22 minutes
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    8. Nervous System Part 2 Slides 115-132
    29 minutes
  • lesson
    9. Nervous System Part 2 Slides 133-145
    30 minutes
  • quiz
    Nervous System Part 2 (Neuropathies, Concussion, Toxicity, Autism)
    60 questions
  • Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 3 Course Notes and Required Reading

  • lesson
    102 Nervous System Part 3 Mental Health
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    MW 1 H42-St Johns Wort
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    MW 2 A17-5-Hydrosytryptophan
    30 minutes
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    MW NatTher09_Vit_Diabetes-Depression
    30 minutes
  • Nutritional Medicine and the Nervous System Part 3 Lessons

  • lesson
    1 Nervous System Part 3 Mental Health Slides 1-24
    27 minutes
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    2 Nervous System Part 3 Mental Health Slides 25-32
    13 minutes
  • lesson
    3 Nervous System Part 3 Mental Health Slides 33-45
    15 minutes
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    4 Nervous System Part 3 Mental Health SLides 46-53
    17 minutes
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    5 Nervous System Part 3 Mental Health Slides 54-69
    30 minutes
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    6 Nervous System Part 3 Mental Health Slides 70-85
    23 minutes
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    7 Nervous System Part 3 Mental Health Slides 86-98
    18 minutes
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    8 Nervous System Part 3 Mental Health Disorders Slides 99 123
    33 minutes
  • lesson
    9 Nervous System Part 3 Mental Health Slides 124-147
    38 minutes
  • quiz
    Nervous System Part 3. Mental Health
    65 questions
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Dr. James Meschino

Dr. James Meschino, DC, MS, ROHP, is an educator, author and researcher having lectured to thousands of healthcare professionals across North America. He holds a Master’s Degree in Science with specialities in human nutrition and biology and is recognized as an expert in the field of nutrition, anti-aging, fitness and wellness as well as the author of numerous books. He is the founder of the RenaiSanté Institute of Integrative Medicine and an associate professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He completed a doctor of naturopathy program from Canyon College in 2007 and has been a faculty member of the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine in their Integrative Cancer Fellowship Program. Dr. Meschino has extensively studied events in the body’s aging clock that makes one susceptible to cancer and other age-related degenerative diseases, and is considered an authority on the use of evidence based diet, exercise and supplementation strategies that counter the aging process, helping to keep the body and brain in a highly functional state. As an expert on the influence of diet and lifestyle on disease prevention and management, Dr Meschino has appeared as a guest on numerous highly acclaimed radio television shows, and has taught professionals how to use targeted proactive strategies to prevent and help treat common health conditions associated with aging and faulty lifestyle practices.
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