Description

This course examines the endocrine system and energy metabolism in health and disease, linking those concepts to applied clinical nutrition. Stress, diet, imbalanced lifestyle, and environmental hormone disruptors can affect hormone and energy metabolism. The epidemiology and pathophysiology of common hormone imbalances and energy impairments will be explored through an integrative and functional lens. Topics will include mitochondrial health, thyroid, adrenal, hypothalamus, pituitary, and reproductive health. Controversial topics such as the role of iodine in thyroid and breast health will be explored. Assessments will include signs and symptoms, and relevant laboratory analysis. Therapeutic approaches will incorporate whole foods, therapeutic diets, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle in the broader context of an individual`s health, goals, and environment. Case studies will be used to help students integrate the science with clinical application.

Schedule

Course Programs

  • Doctor of Clinical Nutrition

Course Details

Course Code
NUTR835
Primary Instructor
_Individual _Unknown
Credits
3.00
Start Date
01/10/2021
End Date
04/17/2021
Location
Online
Method
Online Course