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Nutritional Medicine in Reproductive Health, Weight Management, and Sports Nutrition

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

There are four subjects in this course (each has its own exam):

  1. Female Health Issues (1A) and Male Health Issues (1B)
  2. Weight Management Programming
  3. Sports Nutrition Part 1
  4. Sports Nutrition Part 2

1A. Female Health Issues and Male Health Issues

This course focuses on female health issues, including the management of menopausal symptoms, premenstrual syndrome, fibrocystic breast disease, uterine fibroids and polycystic breast disease. The etiological factors of each of these conditions are explored, along with an explanation of standard medical treatment and the evidence-based use of nutrition, supplementation and other natural interventions shown to improve outcomes for women with these conditions. An additional section of this course deals with the proactive lifestyle factors that are associated with a reduction in breast cancer risk and the prevention of breast cancer recurrence and reduced risk of metastasis and mortality in breast cancer survivors. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. The student will develop an in-depth understanding of the physiological and biochemical features associated with menopause, fibrocystic breast disease, PMS, polycystic ovarian disease and uterine fibroids.
  2. The student will have the skills to provide patients with evidence-based natural interventions to help improve outcomes for the signs and symptoms related to these female health conditions
  3. The student will have an in-depth understanding of the studies related to genetics, diet and other lifestyle factors and breast cancer risk, and be able to provide patients with personalized lifestyle strategies to help decrease their risk of this disease or help to reduce breast cancer recurrence in breast cancer survivors.

1B. Male Health Issues

This course examines the etiological factors associated with prostate enlargement (BPH), prostate cancer and male andropause. The program reviews the evidence-based literature showing the preventive and complementary management impact of diet, supplementation anthropometric measurements and supplements on the prevention and complementary management of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer. The signs and symptoms of male andropause are also explored and students are provided with proactive lifestyle strategies to counter these age-related changes, thus, improving quality of life for aging male patients.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The student will develop an in-depth understanding, at the biochemical and neuroendocrine levels, of key age-related changes that lead to signs and symptoms of male andropause and affect the risk of prostate enlargement (BPH) and prostate cancer.
  2. The student will have the skills to evaluate key anthropometric, blood and urine analysis findings and other key biomarkers, to establish the degree of andropause symptomatology and risk of prostate cancer development (or suspicion of its existence).
  3. The student will have the skills to provide personalized dietary, supplementation and exercise protocols to patients, shown to reverse many andropause signs and symptoms, reverse biological steps involved in prostate enlargement and prostate cancer, and provide complimentary advice in the management of localized prostate cancer cases, based on published, well documented, human clinical studies.

2. Sports Nutrition Part 1

This course review the evidence-based nutrition and supplementation practices that have been shown to enhance lean mass gains, explosive strength, endurance performance, and speed endurance (the ability to maintain maximum speed for optimal periods and/or perform repeated bouts of explosive activity as required for hockey, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, squash, tennis etc,). It also discusses how to best support the athlete’s immune system to minimize training time lost due to upper respiratory tract infections, which occur more frequently in athletes due to the demands of training. This seminar also reviews basic functional anatomy, neuromuscular physiology and principles of exercise training that is pertinent to the discussion of helping your clients become superior athletes in their chosen sport. The seminar will highlight aspects of ergogenic nutrition and supplementation practices that are safe and do not violate the regulations of the International Olympic Committee.

Topics Include:

  1. Functional Muscle Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Muscle Energy Systems – Fuels burned as predominant substrates in exercise events of various duration and intensity
  3. Muscle Fiber Types and Their Predominant Energy Systems – The importance of sports-specific training
  4. Understanding Aerobic Metabolism, Fuel Utilization and Related Central and Peripheral Adaptations To Aerobic Training
  5. Detailed Review of Interval Training – A key training technique for the many sports requiring repeated sprint intervals, or to sustain optimal speed for events lasting 15 to 90 seconds
  6. Body Fat Considerations
  7. Diet Composition For Various Types of Athletes
  8. Macronutrient Requirements For Athletes:
  9. Immune System Alterations with Athletic Training
  10. Oxidative Stress in Exercise
  11. Testosterone to Cortisone Ratio and Lean Mass Effects
  12. Heat Regulation and Fluid and Electrolyte Requirements for Athletes3. Sports Nutrition Part 2. Ergogenic AidsIn Sports Nutrition Part 2 we examine the research pertaining to supplements known as “ergogenic aids” or performance-enhancing supplements. A review of the experimental and human clinical trials are presented to help the student understand the level of evidence for each ergogenic aid, as well as dosage and timing and application to various types of athletic endeavors.
    Ergogenic Aids (performance-enhancing nutrients) and Other Natural Supplements of Importance to Athletes:

    1. Creatine Monohydrate
    2. Sodium and Citrate Bicarbonate
    3. Glutamine
    4. Branched-chain amino acids
    5. Growth Hormone Secretagogues
    6. HMB
    7. Caffeine
    8. Ephedra
    9. Coenzyme Q10
    10. Chromium
    11. Hydroxycitric acid
    12. Coleus Forskohlii
    13. L- Carnitine
    14. Panax Ginseng
    15. Antioxidants
    16. B-Vitamins
    17. Iron
    18. Magnesium
    19. Glucosamine Sulfate and MSM in Cartilage Injuries
    20. Natural Anti-Inflammatory Agents in the Treatment of Sports Injuries
    21. Herbal agents that enhance immune function; Astragalus and Reishi Mushroom Extract

Learning Objectives For Sports Nutrition Part 1 and Sports Nutrition Part 2

  1. The student will develop an in-depth understanding of exercise physiology and the contribution of key macronutrients in the energy production used in both aerobic and anaerobic systems.
  2. The student will develop have an in-depth understanding of the human clinical studies showing the ergogenic effects (athletic performance effects) of specific dietary strategies, supplements, water, and electrolyte replenishment.
  3. The student will have the skills to provide patients with personalized dietary and supplementation strategies to enhance their athletic performance, lean mass gains and other athletic parameters, and slow and reverse key aspects of the aging process related to loss of lean mass, sarcopenia, bone loss and cardiorespiratory and immune system decline.

4. Weight Management Programming

As practitioners are aware, being overweight is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, reproductive organ cancers and other cancers, type 2 diabetes and many other ailments. It is a major contributing factor to premature morbidity and mortality. For many people who are overweight, their self-esteem is adversely affected and their quality of life is compromised. As such, many overweight individuals desperately look for help to lose extra pounds and reclaim their body and their life. For many years Dr. Meschino ran a successful weight management program at Toronto’s Columbus Center.  In this course, he teaches you the exact step-by-step program that earned him a high success rate with patients and a continuous flow of new patients seeking the help of his proven weight management coaching program.

  Learning Objectives:

  1. The student will be armed with proven marketing tools and have the ability to execute the promotion of a weight management program to their community to generate new clients and referrals.
  2. The student will have the skills to conduct an intake consultation and initial exam on a weight management patient
  3. The student will have the skills necessary to explain the science behind the weight management program to the client in simple language to enlist their trust and support.
  4. The student will have the skills to explain to the patient The Two Staple Nutrition System and related food preparation guide and shopping list.
  5. The student will have the skills to deliver the weekly educational segments to the patient and provide related client action steps
  6. The student will have the skills to provide weekly feedback and patient monitoring.
  7. The student will have the skills to perform the monthly re-evaluation and provide patient feedback
  8. The student will have the skill necessary to build a weight management maintenance practice.
  • Male and Female Health / Course Notes and Required Reading

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    Male and Female Health / Course Notes (Lecture Slides)
    30 minutes
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    A34-Soy
    30 minutes
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    Prostate (Article 6)
    30 minutes
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    Cervical Dysplasia
    30 minutes
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    DC Melatonin in Breast Cancer Prevention and Adjunctive Breast Cancer Treatment
    30 minutes
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    Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer
    30 minutes
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    Lifestyle Changes and Prostate Cancer
    30 minutes
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    Natural Management of PMS
    30 minutes
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    Flaxseed Supplements
    30 minutes
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    Lycopene
    30 minutes
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    Flaxseed and Breast Cancer Prevention
    30 minutes
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    Cermitin Pollen Extract
    30 minutes
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    Soy Phytoestrogens and the Prevention of Breast Cancer
    30 minutes
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    Black Cohosh
    30 minutes
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    Ovarian Cancer
    30 minutes
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    Chinese Scullcap (Baicalein)
    30 minutes
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    Vitamin D
    30 minutes
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    Multivitamin and Breast Cancer
    30 minutes
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    Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer
    30 minutes
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    Vegans and Prostate Cancer
    30 minutes
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    Study of Japanese Soy Intake
    30 minutes
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    Vitamin E Succinate
    30 minutes
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    Natural Management of Menopause and PMS
    30 minutes
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    Nutrition and Supplementation and Localized Prostate Cancer
    30 minutes
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    Pomegranate Juice Proven to Slow Prostate Cancer
    30 minutes
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    Sexual Dysfunction, drugs and supplements
    30 minutes
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    Two Studies on Soy Isoflavone Supplementation
    30 minutes
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    Two Studies on Soy Isoflavone Supplementation
    30 minutes
  • Male and Female Reproduction / Lessons

  • lesson
    Male and Female Reproduction / Slides 1-22
    28 minutes
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    Male and Female Reproduction / Slides 24-41
    28 minutes
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    Male and Female Reproduction / Slides 42-59
    29 minutes
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    Male and Female Reproduction / Slides 60-75
    26 minutes
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    Male and Female Reproduction / Slides 76-105
    32 minutes
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    Male and Female Reproduction / Slides 106-126
    31 minutes
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    Male and Female Reproduction / Slides 127-145
    36 minutes
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    Male and Female Reproduction / Slides 146-175
    34 minutes
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    Male and Female Reproduction / Slides 176-189
    18 minutes
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    Male and Female Reproduction / Slides 190-217
    36 minutes
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    Male and Female Reproduction / Slides 318-237
    26 minutes
  • quiz
    Male and Female Reproductive Health Issues
    91 questions
  • How to Run a Weight Loss Program / Course Notes and required Reading

  • lesson
    Weight Loss Course Notes (Lesson Slides)
    30 minutes
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    7 Day Nutrition and Exercise Log
    30 minutes
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    Anthropometric Conversion Tables
    30 minutes
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    Confidential Nutrition Screening Questionnaire
    30 minutes
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    Dietary Assessment
    30 minutes
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    Initial Appt Assessment Form
    30 minutes
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    Intake Weight Loss
    30 minutes
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    Intensive Weight Loss Plan Booklet
    30 minutes
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    Monthly Anthropocentric Assessment
    30 minutes
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    Green Tea Catechins
    30 minutes
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    Surgeries
    30 minutes
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    The Goal Setting Planner (Visit 11)
    30 minutes
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    Two Staple System Overview
    30 minutes
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    Weekly diet Follow Up Assessment
    30 minutes
  • How to Run a Weight Loss Program / Lessons

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    How to Run a Weight Loss Program / Slides 1-14
    30 minutes
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    How to Run a Weight Loss Program / Slides 15-22
    30 minutes
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    How to Run a Weight Loss Program / Slides 23-26
    30 minutes
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    How to Run a Weight Loss Program /Slides 27-43
    30 minutes
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    How to Run a Weight Loss Program / Slides 44-67
    30 minutes
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    How to Run a Weight Loss Program / Slides 68-83
    30 minutes
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    How to Run a Weight Loss Program / Slides 84-99
    30 minutes
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    How to Run a Weight Loss Program / Slides 100-119
    30 minutes
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    How to Run a Weight Loss Program / Slides 120-126
    30 minutes
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    How to Run a Weight Loss Program / Slides 127-145
    30 minutes
  • quiz
    Weight Loss Exam
    20 questions
  • Weight Loss Patient Support Videos

  • lesson
    1. Intro to Weight Loss
    30 minutes
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    2. Shrink Fat Cells
    30 minutes
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    3. Feed Lean Mass
    30 minutes
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    4. Fat Burning Supplements
    30 minutes
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    5. Starve Body Fat
    30 minutes
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    6. Weight Loss and Snack Foods
    30 minutes
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    7. Weight Loss and Resistance Training
    30 minutes
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    8. Weight Loss and Fibre
    30 minutes
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    9. Weight Loss Strategies and a Check List
    30 minutes
  • Sport Nutrition Part 1 / Course Notes and Required Reading

  • lesson
    Sports Nutrition Part 1: Course Notes (Lesson Slides)
    30 minutes
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    International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: protein and exercise
    30 minutes
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    Amino Acid ,Protein Catab
    30 minutes
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    Building Muscle and Lean Mass
    30 minutes
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    Defining Aerobic Exercise
    30 minutes
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    Leucine and Muscle Protein Synthesis
    30 minutes
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    Aerobic Exercise and Anti-Aging
    30 minutes
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    Nutrient Timing
    30 minutes
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    Studies on Carbohydrates and Exercise Performance
    30 minutes
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    Resistance Training
    30 minutes
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    Speed Endurance
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Supplementary Notes Sports Nutrition and Conditioning Part 1
    30 minutes
  • Sport Nutrition Part 1 / Lessons

  • lesson
    Sport Nutrition Part 1 / Slides 1-13
    34 minutes
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    Sports Nutrition Part 1 / Slides 14-30
    36 minutes
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    Sport Nutrition Part 1 / Slides 31-53
    46 minutes
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    Sports Nutrition Part 1 / Slides 54-67
    32 minutes
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    Sports Nutrition Part 1 / Slides 68-94
    41 minutes
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    Sports Nutrition Part 1 / Slides 95-109
    29 minutes
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    Sport Nutrition Part 1 / Slides 110-129
    31 minutes
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    Sports Nutrition Part 1 / Slides 130-140
    20 minutes
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    Sports Nutrition Part 1 / Slides 141-146
    11 minutes
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    Sports Nutrition Part 1 / Slides 147-162
    29 minutes
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    Sports Nutrition Part 1 / Slides 163-184
    42 minutes
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    Sports Nutrition Part 1 / Slides 185-203
    27 minutes
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    Sports Nutrition Part 1 / Slides 204-213
    24 minutes
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    Sports Nutrition Part 1 / Slides 214-224
    18 minutes
  • quiz
    Sports Nutrition Part 1 Exam
    101 questions
  • Sport Nutrition Part 2 / Course Notes and Required Reading

  • lesson
    Sports Nutrition Part 2: Course Notes (Lesson Slides)
    30 minutes
  • Sports Nutrition Part 2 / Lessons

  • lesson
    Sport Nutrition Part 2 / Slides 1-17
    28 minutes
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    Sport Nutrition Part 2 / Slides 18-37
    31 minutes
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    Sport Nutrition Part 2 / Slides 38-49
    28 minutes
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    Sport Nutrition Part 2 / Slides 50-62
    18 minutes
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    Sport Nutrition Part 2 / Slides 63-83
    29 minutes
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    Sport Nutrition Part 2 / Slides 84-108
    34 minutes
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    Sport Nutrition Part 2 / Slides 108-134
    36 minutes
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    Sport Nutrition Part 2 / Slides 135-162
    32 minutes
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    Sport Nutrition Part 2 / Slides 163-182
    29 minutes
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    Sport Nutrition Part 2 / Slides 183-201
    16 minutes
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    Sport Nutrition Part 2 / Slides 202-233
    40 minutes
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    Sport Nutrition Part 2 / Slides 234-258
    34 minutes
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    Sport Nutrition Part 2 / Slides 259-281
    39 minutes
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    Sport Nutrition Part 2 / Slides 282-292
    21 minutes
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    Sport Nutrition Part 2 / Slides 293-319
    41 minutes
  • quiz
    Sports Nutrition Part 2 Exam
    99 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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