Course: Nutrition 4 Optimal Health

Nutrition 4 Optimal Health

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  • Certificate on Completion
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  • Self-Paced
About this Course

This course will give you a foundation in proper nutrition with a focus on optimal health using the last scientific research. It is aimed at anyone considering a healthy lifestyle, such as vegetarians, vegans, flexitarians, Mediterranean diet aficionados, or those looking at a career in health and wellness, such as a Nutritional Therapist or Wellness Coach. This course is separate, yet a perquisite for our Nutritional Therapy course, which dives into how food affects our bodies and how to use that to fight disease. You will benefit more from this course if you understand basic physiology, but it is not compulsory.   

Who this course is for:

  • Those who have a basic understanding of healthy living but want to learn more about nutrition itself
  • Those interested in the best health and wish to have optimal nutrition including vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores
  • Those considering a career in nutrition
Basic knowledge
  • A very basic understanding of biology is helpful, but not critical
  • This course is detail oriented, if you don't like stats and numbers you may find the first part of the course difficult
What you will learn
  • Those who have a basic understanding of healthy living but want to learn more about nutrition itself
  • Those interested in the best health and wish to have optimal nutrition including vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores
  • Those considering a career in nutrition
Number of Lectures: 24
Total Duration: 01:49:23
  • Introduction to Basic Health  

    What is needed for good health. Exercise, diet, water, and much more. The interdependence of the human body’s major systems. Remember you need to read the resource sheets to get the most out of this course. While the videos are a large part of this course, you will miss critical info if you don’t read all the downloads. Disclaimer: This course is purely educational and is not a substitution for professional health advice.

  • Overview of Nutritional Terms  

    Learn the common nutritional terms such as RDA, EAR, UL and what they mean for your health.

  • Understanding Food Labels and Claims  

    In this lesson you will leave understanding nutritional labels, ingredient lists, and the common perception myths. After this lesson you’ll be making better choices on what you buy.

  • The Science of Nutrition & Professionals  

    How to determine what information is valid and reliable so you will be able to see false fads and food claims when browsing the internet or reading books. There is a glossary of common nutrition and scientific terms in the downloadable materials.

  • Quiz: Overview  
Nutritional Details
  • Carbohydrates - Sugar  

    What are the various carbs, how much does the body need, and what about low carb diets? Which sugars are bad for you and what is a disaccharide?

  • Carbohydrates - Starch  

    In this lesson learn the different between simple and complex carbs and do they have anything to do with refined and unrefined? You will learn how much carbohydrates you really need and if you should try a low carb diet.

  • Carbohydrates - Fiber  

    Why does the body need fiber and which is better soluble or insoluble fiber?

  • Protein  

    Discover what kinds of proteins you need and if you should be concerned about complete proteins in your diet?

  • Fat - Omega 3, 6, 9 & Cholesterol  

    Saturated fat vs polyunsaturated fats. Omega 3 and 6. Sort through the confusion and learn how each of these affect the body. Discover sources for each healthy fat and how to avoid the unhealthy ones and what that all means.

  • Minerals Starting With Iron & Zinc  

    The two most common minerals to be deficient in, learn what foods are rich in iron and zinc and how your body can better absorb iron.

  • More Minerals - Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium  

    Bone health and much more. What these nutrients do for the body and sources for them.

  • Vitamins - Starting with B's  

    What they do for the body and what does water and fat soluble have to do with it? Plus learn the food sources for them.

  • Vitamins A, C, E, K - the Antioxidants  

    Learn why are these vitamins so important for optimal health and where do you get them from.

  • Couple More Minerals - Sodium & Potassium  

    The role of salt and potassium in your bodies every function. But how much is too much or not enough? 

  • Trace Minerals, B12 & Vitamin D  

    What they are - zinc, copper, iodine, manganese, selenium, chromium, and more. What they do to keep the body healthy and sources for them.

  • Quiz: Nutritional Details  
What to Avoid & Problem Areas
  • Nutritional Deficiencies & Food Allergies  

    Learn how to avoid nutritional deficiencies when on a restricted diet and more about food allergies. The download is a big part of this particular lesson.

  • Organic vs Toxic Chemicals - Finding Balance  

    What about pesticides and food additives? How much research is really out there on GMO's? What are the top 3 additives and why are they a problem?

  • Fads. Trends, and Extremes in Diet  

    How to avoid the internet fads that sounds so reasonable and even have some science behind them. Why are fad diets causing diseases that were almost eradicated years ago, and more.

  • Quiz: What to Avoid & Problem Areas  
Beyond Food
  • Exercise Unlocks Nutrients  

    Just why exercise is so important to the human body and what does it have to do with nutrition?

  • Water  

    Water’s role in health including why the body needs so much, how much it does need, and external applications of water.

  • Rest  

    How does rest, recreation, and sleep affect your health and how can you get a better nights sleep.

  • Quiz: Beyond Food  
Putting It All Together
  • Calorie Intake & Menu Development  

    Discovering how many calories you need and how to monitor them without a degree in mathematics and nutrition.

  • Practical Application & Summary  

    Summing it all up with some blue zone tips, serving sizes, and the 3 steps to a healthy plate.

  • Resources & Sources  

    Get all the resources for this course in one spot, plus the recommended reading and the sources of information we used in preparing this course.

  • Quiz: Putting It All Together  
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