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  • Lessons 62
  • Quizzes 4
  • Assignments 0
  • Discussions 0
  • Duration Unlimited
  • Students 105
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Nutritional Medicine In Systemic Health Problems

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

This course consists of four lessons (each lesson has its own exam):

  1. Liver Pathologies
  2. Kidney Pathologies
  3. Essentials of Pharmacology
  4. Blood Tests, Biomarkers, and Longevity

1. Liver Pathologies

In clinical practice, patients often present with a condition or with co-morbidity issue involving the liver. This course reviews the etiology and pathophysiology involved in common disorders of the liver. The program also provides an in-depth discussion of evidence-based dietary and supplementation practices shown to help improve many of these conditions, as well as the dietary factors and supplements that can make these conditions worse, sometimes producing life-threatening consequences.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The student will develop an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiological processes that occur in common conditions of the liver (and gallbladder).
  2. The student will have an in-depth understanding of the human clinical studies, using various dietary and supplementation interventions, shown to improve various liver conditions
  3. The student will have the skills to provide patients who present with various liver conditions with evidence-based, personalized dietary, supplementation and exercise protocols aimed at improving or stabilizing their condition, that work in conjunction with (and not antagonistic to) concurrent medical treatment.

2. Kidney Pathologies

In clinical practice, patients often present with a condition or with co-morbidity issue involving the kidneys. This course reviews the etiology and pathophysiology involved in common disorders of the kidney. The program also provides an in-depth discussion of evidence-based dietary and supplementation practices shown to help improve many of these conditions, as well as the dietary factors and supplements that can make these conditions worse, sometimes producing life-threatening consequences.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The student will develop an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiological processes that occur in common conditions of the kidney
  2. The student will have an in-depth understanding of the human clinical studies, using various dietary and supplementation interventions, shown to improve various kidney conditions
  3. The student will have the skills to provide patients who present with various kidney conditions with evidence-based, personalized dietary, supplementation and exercise protocols aimed at improving or stabilizing their condition, that work in conjunction with (and not antagonistic to) concurrent medical treatment.

3. Essentials of Pharmacology

This seminar educates healthcare professionals on the use of commonly prescribed medications and compares the action and efficacy of these drugs to specific nutritional supplements in regards to the mechanism of action, adverse side effects, clinical efficacy, and contra-indications. Many practitioners are aware that nutrition, exercise, and targeted supplementation interventions may, in some cases, reduce or eliminate a client’s requirement for certain medications, or act as complementary agents to enhance the management of the client outcomes. This program provides an evidence-based review of this subject comparing drugs and supplements that are effective agents in the management of common health conditions.  DC’s and other health practitioners routinely ask clients about their present use of prescription and over-the-counter medications during the intake exam and thus, clients expect them to know how drugs influence the physiology of the

DC’s and other health practitioners routinely ask clients about their present use of prescription and over-the-counter medications during the intake exam and thus, clients expect them to know how drugs influence the physiology of the body or may interact with various supplements, dietary practices, adaptations to exercise and/or hands-on treatment.

 

Topics Covered and Hourly Breakdown Of Course: 

Hour 1:

Antihypertensive Agents (Diuretics, Beta-Blockers, Calcium Channel Blockers, ACE-inhibitors, ARB’s)

Hour 2:

Hypercholesterolemic and Hyperlipidemic Agents (Stains, Bile Acid Sequestrants, Fibric Acid derivatives, Niacin)

Hour 3:

  • Anti-coagulants
  • Angina Management
  • Congestive Heart Failure Management
  • Analgesics And Sedatives, Including Headache and Migraine Management

Hour 4:

  • Muscle Relaxants
  • Anti-Anxiety and Sleep Aids
  • Menopause, PMS Management

Hour 5:

  • Erectile Dysfunction Agents
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Managment
  • Gastro-Intestinal Conditions: Antacids, H2 Antagonists, Proton Pump Inhibitors, Laxatives

Hour 6:

  • Anti-depressants
  • Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism Management
  • Antibiotics, Anti-fungal, Anti-viral Agents (Common infections, acne, rosacea herpetic lesions, cankers etc)

Hour 7:

  • Asthma Management And Antihistamines
  • Osteoporosis Managment
  • Parkinson’s disease Management
  • Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease Management

Hour 8:

  • Gout Management
  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Anti-convulsant/Anti-epileptic Agents
  • Key Drug-Nutrient Interactions

Learning Objectives:

  1. The student will have a solid, scientific understanding of how the all the major classes of drugs work in the body.
  2. The student will have the skills to identify common and highly relevant adverse drug side effects.
  3. The student will have the skills to use diet and supplementation interventions, in conjunction with the patient’s medication program, to enhance clinical outcomes and guard against important drug-nutrient interactions.

4. Blood Tests, Biomarkers, and Longevity

This course reviews the key blood and urine tests required to make an accurate assessment of objective health parameters of importance in the day-to-day nutrition and natural medicine management of a person’s health. The course explains the meaning of each lab test, how the body generates these molecules and the various genetic and environmental factors (including nutrition and drugs) that can affect their values in the blood, urine, and saliva. The course highlights ideal values associated with longevity, disease risk, and disease diagnosis, and provides a high-level overview of how to improve key blood values using evidence-based dietary, supplement, exercise and other natural interventions for certain disorders and biomarkers.

Values Highlighted Include:

  • Red Blood Cells, Anemia, and Related Disorders –
  • White Blood Cells, Infection, Inflammation and Related Disorders
  • Common Liver Function Tests
  • Inflammatory Markers And Related Diagnostic Blood Tests
  • Kidney Function Tests And Associated Conditions
  • Other Standard Blood Tests and Review Of Some Already Mentioned
  • Vitamins and Minerals – ideal blood levels
  • Hormone and Endocrine Assessment –
  • Urinalysis
  • Introduction to Urinary Organic Acid Testing

Learning Objectives:

  1. The student will develop an in-depth understanding of commonly used blood and urine tests that evaluate objective health parameters in a medical setting.
  2. The student will develop an understanding of how various dietary and lifestyle factors can influence blood and urine lab results in regards to disease processes.
  3. Based on lab findings, and in concert with other physical exam and consulting information, the student will have the skills to provide patients with evidence-based, personalized nutrition, supplementation, exercise and other lifestyle interventions to help improve or optimize important blood, urine (and in some cases, saliva) values in disease management and prevention.
  • Liver Pathologies Course Notes & Required Reading

  • lesson
    Course Notes (Lecture Slides)
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    MW Two More Complications of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
    30 minutes
  • Liver Pathologies Lessons

  • lesson
    Liver Diseases / Slides 1 to 16
    21 minutes
  • lesson
    Liver Diseases / Slides 17 to 47
    23 minutes
  • lesson
    Liver Diseases / Slides 48 to 70
    25 minutes
  • lesson
    Liver Diseases / Slides 71 to 100
    24 minutes
  • lesson
    Liver Diseases / Slides 101 to 118
    16 minutes
  • lesson
    Liver Diseases / Slides 119 to 130
    12 minutes
  • lesson
    Liver Diseases / Slides 131 to 155
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Liver Diseases / Slides 156 to 174
    33 minutes
  • lesson
    Liver Diseases / Slides 175 to 190
    16 minutes
  • quiz
    Liver Disease
    71 questions
  • Kidney Pathologies Course Note & Required Reading

  • lesson
    Kidney Pathologies Course Notes (Lecture Slides)
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Low Phosphorus Food Choices
    30 minutes
  • Kidney Pathologies Lessons

  • lesson
    Kidney Disease / Slides 1 to 20
    35 minutes
  • lesson
    Kidney Diseases / Slides 21 to 30
    18 minutes
  • lesson
    Kidney Diseases / Slides 31 to 45
    22 minutes
  • lesson
    Kideny Disease / Slides 46 to 64
    25 minutes
  • lesson
    Kidney Diseases / Slides 65 to 74
    16 minutes
  • lesson
    Kidney Diseases / Slides 75 to 104
    36 minutes
  • lesson
    Kidney Diseases / Slides 105 to 119
    26 minutes
  • lesson
    Kidney Diseases / Slides 120 to 142
    26 minutes
  • lesson
    Kidney Diseases / Slides 143 to 157
    21 minutes
  • lesson
    Kidney Diseases / Slides 158 to 177
    29 minutes
  • quiz
    Kidney Disease
    70 questions
  • Essentials of Pharmacology Course Notes & Required Reading

  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology Course Notes (Lecture Slides)
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials Of Pharmacology / Antibiotic Resistance
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Opioid Crisis
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / LDL Charts
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Total Cholesterol Chart / Men
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Essential of Pharmacology / Total Cholesterol / Women
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Statin Drugs Study
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Essential of Pharmacology / Statin Drugs
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Essential Pharmacology / Statin Rhabdomyolysis
    30 minutes
  • Essential of Pharmacology Lessons

  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Slides 1 to 22
    33 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Slides 23 to 41
    25 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Slides 42 to 58
    19 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Slides 59 to 72
    33 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Slides 73 to 115
    41 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Slides 116 to 151
    29 minutes
  • lesson
    Essential of Pharmacology / Slides 152 to 174
    24 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Slides 175 to 210
    37 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Slides 211 to 237
    22 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Slides 238 to 266
    26 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Slides 267 to 288
    28 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Slides 289 to 317
    19 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Slides 318 to 333
    18 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Slides 334 to 362
    34 minutes
  • lesson
    Essentials of Pharmacology / Slides 363 to 367
    11 minutes
  • quiz
    Essentials of Pharmacology for Complementary Health Practitioners
    84 questions
  • Blood Tests, Biomarkers, and Longevity Course Notes & Required Reading

  • lesson
    Blood Tests, Biomarkers, and Longevity / Course Notes
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Recommended Blood Tests
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Risk Score Sheet LDL Men
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Risk Score Sheet Total Cholesterol Men
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Risk Score Sheet Total Cholesterol Women
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Risk Score Sheet LDL Women
    30 minutes
  • Blood Tests Biomarkers and Longevity Lessons

  • lesson
    Blood Test Biomarkers Longevity / Slides 1-23
    32 minutes
  • lesson
    Blood Test Biomarkers Longevity / Slides 24-30
    24 minutes
  • lesson
    Blood Test Biomarkers Longevity / Slides 31-65
    38 minutes
  • lesson
    Blood Test Biomarkers Longevity / Slides 66-98
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Blood Test Biomarkers Longevity / Slides 99-115
    15 minutes
  • lesson
    Blood Test Biomarkers Longevity / Slides 116-134
    28 minutes
  • lesson
    Blood Test Biomarkers Longevity / Slides 135-156
    33 minutes
  • lesson
    Blood Test Biomarkers Longevity / Slides 157-175
    23 minutes
  • lesson
    Blood Test Biomarkers Longevity / Slides 176-177
    6 minutes
  • quiz
    Key Blood Tests, Biomarkers and Longevity
    45 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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