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106 Nutritional Medicine in Cancer, Gastrointestinal Diseases and Nutrition and Functional Assessment and Programs

This is the sixth of six courses in the ROHP-Qualifying Program for DC’s (Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner)

This course consists of three subjects (each has its own exam):

  1. Adjunctive Nutritional Management of Cancer and Cancer Prevention
  2. Gastrointestinal Diseases
  3. Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine Assessment and Programs

1. Adjunctive Nutritional Management of Cancer and Cancer Prevention

This course highlights the peer-reviewed scientific studies, which illustrate the effect to which diet and targeted nutritional supplements impact important biological targets in the prevention and adjunctive nutritional management of cancer. Attendees will learn the mechanism of action through which certain dietary constituents and targeted supplements can favorably affect signal transduction pathways, activation or suppression of various cell membrane growth factor receptors, cytokine receptors, death receptors, apoptosis mechanisms, immune function, transcription factor synthesis and other biological targets of importance. This program provides practitioners with sound scientific support upon which to provide patients with clinically-relevant and practical nutrition and supplementation advice on cancer prevention, as well as a comprehensive approach to the adjunctive nutritional support of cancer, to help prevent recurrence and metastasis. Practitioners will also understand how certain nutritional interventions can enhance the efficacy of certain chemotherapy drugs, and/or reduce the side effects of conventional cancer therapies. Attention to important drug-nutrient interactions regarding classes of chemotherapy drugs is also provided.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The student will develop an in-depth understanding of key signal transduction pathways involved in cancer development at a molecular chemistry level.
  2. The student will develop an in-depth understanding of the key human clinical trials that have shown efficacy in cancer prevention and the adjunctive management of specific cancers.
  3. The student will develop and an in-depth understanding of how commonly used chemotherapy drugs work in the body as well as evidence-based integrative cancer therapies used successfully around the world.
  4. The student will have the skills to design an evidence-based, personalized dietary and supplementation program for cancer patients that has the potential to enhance clinical outcomes and work synergistically with any concurrent medical cancer treatments.

2. Gastrointestinal Diseases

This course explains the evidence-based nutrition and natural medicine interventions shown to help improve outcomes for patients with Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. It also explores common food allergies, food sensitivities, including types of testing available to diagnose these problems. The course also explains the management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diverticulosis, simple constipation and reviews key health problems that produce abdominal signs of symptoms with respect to differential diagnosis.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The student will develop an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology involved regarding the key intestinal tract conditions mentioned above.
  2. The student will develop an in-depth understanding of the evidence-based studies showing the important role played by complementary medicine, in regards to various dietary and supplementation strategies (and sometimes exercise and relaxation therapies), on patient outcomes, regarding the above-noted health conditions.
  3. The student will have the skills to develop an evidence-based, dietary and lifestyle program for patients presenting with these health conditions that can provide important complementary management regarding improved clinical outcomes and quality of life indices.

3. Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine Assessment and Programs

Health practitioners recognize that nutrition, exercise and targeted nutritional supplements play an important role in optimizing health status, and are often used in conjunction with medical treatment in the management of many health conditions. This course outlines a comprehensive, systematic and clinically-relevant nutrition and lifestyle assessment, which enables practitioners to make personalized, evidence-based dietary, exercise and supplementation recommendations to their clients. Attendees learn how to quickly and efficiently gather all clinically-relevant data that are essential to a proper nutrition, lifestyle/healthy aging evaluation, which include the individual’s age, gender, dietary patterns, signs and symptoms of nutrient deficiencies, lifestyle factors that deplete specific nutrients, present or recurring health conditions, family history of degenerative health conditions, as well as other important lab findings and other health indicators. The assessment also takes in to account all contra-indications to dietary and supplement recommendations, as well as drug-nutrient interactions, to guard against inappropriate or dangerous nutrition, exercise or supplementation recommendations being made. An understanding of the medical management of common conditions is also included to help practitioners understand medical decision-making processes.In addition, this course also reviews again the baseline blood, urine, and other investigations that the patient should have performed by their family doctor, as a means to achieve

In addition, this course also reviews again the baseline blood, urine, and other investigations that the patient should have performed by their family doctor, as a means to achieve a complete understanding of the patient’s health status. In summary, this program provides practitioners with the clinical tools to quickly, accurately and responsibly identify the most appropriate supplementation and lifestyle modifications that are most appropriate for each client.

Basic Screening

  • Introduction (the importance of nutrition and lifestyle assessment in health management)
  • The Anthropometric Evaluation
  • The Dietary Assessment
  • GI-disease and Medication Screening
  • Nutritional Deficiencies and Depletion (including drugs and lifestyle)
  • Exercise Screening and Programming

Commonly Encountered Health Conditions:

  • Cardiovascular (cholesterol etc)
  • Various Cancers
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Skin
  • Systemic and Metabolic Disorders (e.g. osteoporosis, diabetes, thyroid etc)
  • Men’s Health Issues
  • Women’s Health Issues
  • Family History and Disease Risk

Final Review:

  • Drug-Nutrient Interactions and Other Contra-indications and Concerns
  • Interpretation of Common Blood Work and Early Detection Procedures

Designing Patient Programs

  • Customized Dietary plan
  • Customized Exercise program
  • Customized Supplementation regiment

Learning Objectives:

  1. The student will have the skills to perform a comprehensive, evidence-based nutrition and functional assessment of the patient.
  2. The student will have an in-depth understanding of common medical treatments patients are using to manage key health conditions and risk factors, and be able to guard against key drug-nutrient interactions in their patient programming.
  3. The student will have the skills to design a personalized, evidence-based, comprehensive dietary plan, exercise program and supplementation regiment (and other natural lifestyle interventions where applicable) to enhance the patient’s health status, reverse key health risk factors and/or improve the management of existing health conditions.
  • Nutritional Medicine and GI Issues Course Notes and Required Reading

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    Nutritional Medicine and GI Issues Course Notes (Slides)
    30 minutes
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    Food Sensitivity Testing MRT Test Jan 2014
    30 minutes
  • Nutritional Medicine and GI Issues / Lessons

  • lesson
    GI Health Issues / Slides 1-20
    35 minutes
  • lesson
    GI Issues / Slides 21-36
    35 minutes
  • lesson
    GI Health Issues / Slides 37-57
    33 minutes
  • lesson
    GI Health Issues / Slides 58-71
    28 minutes
  • lesson
    GI Health Issues / Slides 72-85
    28 minutes
  • lesson
    GI Health Issues / Slides 86-116
    38 minutes
  • lesson
    GI Health Issues / Slides 117-140
    29 minutes
  • lesson
    GI Health Issues / Slides 141-181
    32 minutes
  • lesson
    GI Health Issues / Slides 182-208
    32 minutes
  • lesson
    GI Health Issues / Slides 209-220
    18 minutes
  • lesson
    GI Health Issues / Slides 221-235
    28 minutes
  • lesson
    GI Health Issues / Slides 236-246
    16 minutes
  • lesson
    GI Health Issues / Slides 247-265
    22 minutes
  • lesson
    GI Health Issues / Slides 266-285
    26 minutes
  • lesson
    GI Health Issues / Slides 286-305
    20 minutes
  • lesson
    GI Health Issues / Slides 306-319
    18 minutes
  • quiz
    Gastrointestinal Exam
    85 questions
  • Adjunctive Cancer / Course Notes and Required Reading

  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Lecture Slides
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    12 Day Ketogenic Diet High Animal Fat
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Angiogenesis
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Cancer an Nutrition Notes
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Conklin Chemo and Antioxidants
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Dr. M Ketogenic Diet for Cancer Patients
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Ketogenic Diet Caloric Breakdown
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Ketogenic Diet for Cancer Patients / Published Research
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Rationale for Ketogenic Diet in Glioblastoma
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Research Ketogenic Diet in Cancer 2
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Research Ketogenic Cancer
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Research Photodynamic RX Cancer
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    The Two Staple System for Ca Survivors
    30 minutes
  • Adjunctive Cancer / Lessons

  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 1-14
    31 minutes
  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 15-33
    25 minutes
  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 34-62
    40 minutes
  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 63-82
    28 minutes
  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 83-98
    20 minutes
  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 99-132
    27 minutes
  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 133-176
    37 minutes
  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 177-227
    21 minutes
  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 228-255
    27 minutes
  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 256-285
    28 minutes
  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 286-325
    20 minutes
  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 326-342
    18 minutes
  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 343-353
    15 minutes
  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 354-376
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 377-402
    24 minutes
  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 403-423
    31 minutes
  • lesson
    Adjunctive Cancer / Slides 424-435
    21 minutes
  • quiz
    Adjunctive Cancer Exam
    75 questions
  • Nutritional and Functional Assessment / Patient Programs / Course Notes and Required Reading

  • lesson
    Nutritional and Functional Assessment / Course Notes (Lecture Slides)
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Anthropometric Conversion Tables
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    7 Day Nutri and Ex Log
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Confidential Nutrition Screening Questions
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    DC Article on How to Perform and Evidence
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Dietary Assessment
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Fasting & Intermittent Fasting
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Initial Appt Assessment Form
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    NMS Screening Questionaire
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Nutrition and Lifestyle in Acne Treatment and Prevention
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Oil of Oregano
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Oregacillin
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Other Oil of Oregano references
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Patient Brochure about Nutri Services
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Perceived Stress Scale
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Recommended Blood Tests
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Sleep Questionaire
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Surgeries
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    UV Light-Skin–Antiox
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Vitamin Supplements for Healthy Skin
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Weekly Diet Follow Up Assessment Form
    30 minutes
  • Nutritional and Functional Assessment / Patient Programs / Popular Dietary Plans

  • lesson
    Metabolic Typing Diets
    30 minutes
  • Nutritional and Functional Assessment / Lessons

  • lesson
    Nutritional and Functional Assessment / Slides 1-64
    40 minutes
  • lesson
    Nutritional and Functional Assessment / Slides 65-99
    29 minutes
  • lesson
    Nutritional and Functional Assessment / Slides 100-132
    38 minutes
  • lesson
    Nutritional and Functional Assessment / Slides 133-160
    32 minutes
  • lesson
    Nutritional and Functional Assessment / Slides 161-184
    31 minutes
  • lesson
    Nutritional and Functional Assessment / Slides 185-197
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Nutritional and Functional Assessment / Slides 198-227
    29 minutes
  • lesson
    Nutritional and Functional Assessment / Slides 228-249
    26 minutes
  • lesson
    Nutritional and Functional Assessment / Slides 250-270
    35 minutes
  • quiz
    Nutrition and Functional Assessment
    60 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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