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  • Lessons 78
  • Quizzes 4
  • Assignments 0
  • Discussions 0
  • Duration Unlimited
  • Students 65
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Nutritional Medicine in Metabolic Diseases

This is the third of 6 courses in the ROHP-Qualifying Program for Chiropractors (Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioners)

This course consists of the following four lessons:
1. Cardiovascular Disease
2. Diabetes, Pre-diabetes and Blood Sugar Irregularities
3. Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases
4. Osteoporosis

  1. Cardiovascular Disease

This course highlights the documented risk factors for coronary disease and other forms of cardiovascular disease and provides attendees with the most current data on how to establish a client’s 10-year risk for heart attack. This medically-accepted assessment process enables the practitioner to assign each client to one of the following categories:
Very high risk
High risk
Medium risk
Low risk

Based upon the risk category, the practitioner can then set ideal goals for specific blood markers such as Total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, Triglycerides, Homocysteine, Glucose, Fructosamine, Creatinine, Albumin, INR etc., that are known to significantly reduce the client’s risk profile for a coronary event.

The practitioner of orthomolecular nutrition has many tools at their disposal to improve the patient’s overall risk profile through appropriate dietary, exercise and supplementation interventions, many of which are ignored, or taken lightly, by traditional medical practitioners. At the same time, orthomolecular practitioners must be aware of the common medications used to manage these risk factors to prevent placing the client at risk from the stand point of drug-nutrient interactions or nutrient-drug interactions (from inappropriate dietary recommendations).

This program will provides students with all relevant information addressing these issues and will explain the mechanism of action behind all dietary, exercise, supplement and medication practices pertaining to this subject matter. The assessment protocol outlined in this presentation should be applied to each new patient/client, regardless of their chief complaint, as coronary disease remains a leading cause of death in our society, with majority of risk factors modifiable via evidence-based natural interventions.

Learning Objectives:

1. The student will develop an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiological events that lead to atherosclerosis, both on a genetic level and dietary/lifestyle level.

2. The student will have the skills to conduct an evidence-based cardiovascular risk analysis on each patient under their care, with the capability of providing the patient/client and the patients’ medical physicians with a CVD risk factor analysis report.

3. The student will have the skill necessary to develop an evidence-based cardiovascular dietary and lifestyle plan to complement any medical intervention, which can help to improve multi-faceted aspects of cardiovascular risk (i.e. cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation, etc.)

2. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Blood Sugar Regulation
This course reviews the etiological factors associated with the development of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and blood sugar dysregulation. It also reviews key genetic markers for predisposition to these conditions as well as standard medical treatment. The course takes a deep-dive into evidence-based complementary interventions shown to improve the management of these conditions as well as to help reduce risk, and where possible, reverse diabetic complications, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, chronic kidney disease and neuropathy.

Learning Objectives:
1. The student will have an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology involved in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, along with common complications of theses disease that impact morbidity and mortality.

2. The student will have an understanding the medical management of these conditions as well as the human published studies showing the importance of diet, supplementation and exercise shown to improve diabetic outcomes.

3. The student will have the skills to provide diabetic patients with personalized recommendations regarding diet, supplementation and exercise, in the complementary management of diabetes and/or its complications (i.e. macular degeneration), or reverse risk factors for diabetes in pre-diabetic patients.

3. Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases 
This course reviews the pathophysiological process involved in osteoarthritis and various autoimmune conditions affecting the joints. The program reviews common medical management along with evidence-based complementary nutrition and natural medicine interventions (and other lifestyle factors) shown to help stabilize joint cartilage, reduce the inflammatory process and cytokine release, and influence other factors shown to improve patient outcomes in these conditions.

Learning Objectives:
1. The student will develop an in-depth understanding of the biochemistry and signal transduction pathways involved in joint inflammation, cartilage erosion and immune function implicated in osteoarthritis and autoimmune conditions affecting the joints.

2. The student will be able to provide patients/clients with personalized dietary, natural medicine, exercise and other natural interventions to help improve outcomes for OA and other autoimmune conditions affecting joints, based on a comprehensive physical exam, review of imaging studies and blood lab analysis.

3. The student will have a high-level understanding of the medical management of these conditions, including the major side effects of drug therapy for which the patient should be monitored (i.e. liver damage, kidney damage, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure etc.)

4. Osteoporosis
This course reviews the incidence of osteoporosis, along with an understanding of the key etiological factors and pathophysiological processes involved in this condition. It reviews the key published research on the use diet, supplementation and exercise in the prevention of the common health condition. The course also explains the medical management of osteoporosis and the importance of concomitant nutrition, natural medicine and exercise management in cases of osteopenia and osteoporosis.

Learning Objectives:
1. The student will develop an in-depth understanding of the genetic and lifestyle factors associated with osteoporosis risk.

2. The student will have an in-depth knowledge of all key human nutrition, supplementation and exercise studies that have been conducted regarding osteoporosis research.

3. The student will have the skills to provide patients/clients with personalized dietary and lifestyle recommendations, based on their bone density risk factors and analysis, to help optimize bone density over their lifetime, in concert with any concomitant medical bone density treatments that may be prescribed.

  • Cardiovascular Disease Course Notes & Required Reading

  • lesson
    CVD Course Notes (Slides)
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Hawthorne
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Carnitine
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Taurine
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Vitamin E Supplementation
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    B Vitamins & CVD
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Reducing High Blood Pressure
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Lower Cholesterol
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Saturated Fat_Cholesterol
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Coconut Oil
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Heart Attacks Normal Cholesterol
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    Risk Factor Screen CVD
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Vitamin K
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Hawthorne 2
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Cholesterol Lowering Diet
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Lowering Cholesterol Triglycerides
    30 minutes
  • Cardiovascular Disease / Lessons

  • lesson
    1. Cardiovascular Disease Slides 1 to 17
    31 minutes
  • lesson
    2. Cardiovascular Disease Slides 18-23
    35 minutes
  • lesson
    3. Cardiovascular Disease Slides 24-37
    34 minutes
  • lesson
    4. Cardiovascular Disease Slides 38-50
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    5. Cardiovascular Disease Slides 51-63
    26 minutes
  • lesson
    6. Cardiovascular Disease Slides 64-97
    41 minutes
  • lesson
    7. Cardiovascular Disease Slides 98-104
    38 minutes
  • lesson
    8. Cardiovascular Disease Slides 105-123
    38 minutes
  • lesson
    9. Cardiovascular Disease Slides 124-148
    31 minutes
  • lesson
    10. Cardiovascular Disease Slides 149-164
    20 minutes
  • lesson
    11. Cardiovascular Disease Slides 165-175
    30 minutes
  • quiz
    CVD Exam
    70 questions
  • Diabetes Course Notes & Required Reading

  • lesson
    5 Antioxidant Supplements in the Prevention and Management of Cataracts
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    H06 Bilberry
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    Vitamin D Supplementation Improves Glucose and Insulin Function in Overweight Prediabetic Adults
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    Influence of Vitamin D on Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    Diabetes Course Notes (Slides)
    0 minutes
  • Diabetes / Lessons

  • lesson
    1. Diabetes Slides 1-10
    15 minutes
  • lesson
    2. Diabetes Slides 11-33
    29 minutes
  • lesson
    3. Diabetes Slides 34-43
    27 minutes
  • lesson
    4. Diabetes Slides 44-56
    21 minutes
  • lesson
    5. Diabetes Slides 57-70
    24 minutes
  • lesson
    6. Diabetes Slides 71-78
    11 minutes
  • lesson
    7. Diabetes Slides 79-94
    24 minutes
  • lesson
    8. Diabetes Slides 95-108
    31 minutes
  • lesson
    9. Diabetes Slides 109-115
    17 minutes
  • lesson
    10. Diabetes Slides 116-122
    11 minutes
  • lesson
    11. Diabetes Slides 122-129
    14 minutes
  • lesson
    12. Diabetes Slides 130-135
    31 minutes
  • quiz
    Diabetes
    61 questions
  • Arthritis Course Notes & Required of Reading

  • lesson
    Arthritis Course Notes (Slides)
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    Cytokines
    0 minutes
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    Dietary Fat and Inflammation
    0 minutes
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    Glucosamine Sulfate
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    Chondroitin Sulfate
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    MSM
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    THE CLINICAL USE OF NATURAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY HERBS AND SUPPLEMENTS
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    Antioxidant Supplementation In The Treatment Of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    Fibromyalgia
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    Growing Dangers of Anti-inflammatory Medications
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    Natural Alternative to Narcotics and NSAIDs for Night Pain and Associated Insomnia
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    Vitamin C Supplements Shown to Reduce Risk of Gout
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Nutrition and Supplementation Management in Autoimmune Diseases
    0 minutes
  • lesson
    Essential Fatty Acid Supplementation
    0 minutes
  • Arthritis / Lessons

  • lesson
    1. Arthritis Slides 1-19
    20 minutes
  • lesson
    2. Arthritis Slides 20-48
    35 minutes
  • lesson
    3. Arthritis 49-68
    42 minutes
  • lesson
    4. Arthritis 69-86
    23 minutes
  • lesson
    5. Arthritis Slides 87-109
    21 minutes
  • lesson
    6. Arthritis Slides 110-127
    15 minutes
  • lesson
    7. Arthritis Slides 128-152
    37 minutes
  • quiz
    Osteoarthritis, Autoimmune Conditions of Joints and Gout
    71 questions
  • Osteoporosis Course Notes & Required Reading

  • lesson
    Osteoporosis Lesson Notes
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    4 MW NatTher01-Calcium-Teenage
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    MW 1 NatTher04-VitD
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    MW 3 Article11-Calcium
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    MW NatTher08IcariinFlavonoidBoneDensity
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    MW NatTher11 – Calcium and Vitamin D To Manage Osteoporosis
    30 minutes
  • Osteoporosis / Lessons

  • lesson
    Osteoporosis Slides 1 to 17
    24 minutes
  • lesson
    Osteoporosis Slides 18 to 36
    31 minutes
  • lesson
    Osteoporosis Slides 37 to 55
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Osteoporosis Slides 56 to 71
    24 minutes
  • lesson
    Osteoporosis Slides 72 to 87
    19 minutes
  • lesson
    Osteoporosis Slides 88 to 105
    23 minutes
  • lesson
    Osteoporosis Slides 106 to 119
    22 minutes
  • quiz
    Osteoporosis
    50 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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