Course: Nutritional Therapy - How food affects DNA and much more!

Nutritional Therapy - How food affects DNA and much more!

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About this Course

This intermediate nutrition course assumes you understand basic nutrition including: basic physiology, RDA’s, calories, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals and that you have taken the course “Nutrition 4 Optimal Health”. This course on Nutritional Therapy takes you deeper into specific nutrients and how those affect the body in relation to disease. From why our DNA matters in what we eat, to how to glean specific nutrients from certain foods. Phytochemicals to omega 3, learn why we need these nutrients and where to get them from. Discover how studies involving supplements vs studies on diet show eating whole foods provide more benefits than pills. Become knowledgeable in how to choose the right foods to prevent disease. After this course, you will be able to create menus based on an optimal diet for longevity and quality of life which include a variety of foods filled with powerful nutrients.

You can change your DNA with diet and lifestyle for the better or the worse. A healthy diet and lifestyle can reduce the risk of many diseases including some of the leading causes of death, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Avoiding toxins, like cigarettes and alcohol as well as other chemicals, help to reduce the free radicals that come into your system externally. But you also have to fight internally produced free radicals with consuming antioxidants which are found in various whole foods.

Who this course is for:

  • Those interested in learning nutrition to fight disease
  • Those interested in Health or Wellness Coaching
  • Those who want to use food to improve DNA function
Basic knowledge
  • Understand how food affects our DNA
  • Avoid a few of the pitfalls that hurt our DNA and our bodies
  • Identify which foods are the most powerful antioxidants
  • Create meals and menus that provide the most benefits to your body
  • Decide if you want to pursue a career in nutrition
  • Use some of the tools needed to start your own health coaching practice
What you will learn
  • Basic understanding of physiology is highly recommended
  • Understand basic nutrition, see Nutrition 4 Optimal Health
Number of Lectures: 21
Total Duration: 02:00:49
Why Individuals React Differently to Food
  • Introduction  

    An overview of what you’ll learn in this course including how food and DNA affect each other, what foods provide the most protection against disease and more.

  • Lesson 2: Nutritional Genomics  

    After this lesson you will understand what is nutritional genomics and discover how DNA and nutrients play a role in our health.

  • Lesson 3: Changing Gene Expression - Switching Genes on and off  

    Learn what gene expression is and how it is possible to change our DNA or how the DNA works within our bodies.

  • Lesson 4: Free Radicals and DNA Damage  

    What are free radicals, where do they come from, and why do they cause damage in our bodies.

Practical Steps for Using Nutrition as Therapy
  • Lesson 5: Fight Free Radicals with Antioxidants  

    How to fight free radicals with antioxidants and where is the very best source of powerful antioxidants.

  • Lesson 6: Nature’s Pharmacy – Phytonutrients and Phytochemicals  

    The wonder of phytochemicals or phytonutrients in food that protects our bodies.

  • Lesson 7: Fiber the Antioxidant Transporter & More  

    There are so many benefits to eating fiber but did you know it can help protect your body by providing transportation of antioxidants?

  • Lesson 8: Omega 3 the Protector vs the Destroyers  

    Find out how Omega 3’s protect your body and where to find them in food.

  • Lesson 9: Diets for Longevity - The Blue Zones  

    The top 3 diet & lifestyles for longevity and how one of them can be done anywhere.

The Specifics of Powerful Nutrient Rick Foods
  • Lesson 10: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Veggies  

    The first 8 foods rich in nutrients starting with vegetables part 1.

  • Lesson 11: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Veggies Part 2  

    More great veggies to improve your health.

  • Lesson 12: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Fruit  

    On to the 5+ key fruits you want to include in your diet for longevity and DNA protection.

  • Lesson 13: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Grains  

    Many grains overlap in their health benefits, but find out the ones you really should include in your diet.

  • Lesson 14: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Nuts & Seeds  

    On to nuts and seeds. Packed full of nutrients this protein source should be eaten daily, find out why in this lesson.

  • Lesson 15: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Legumes & More  

    The last of the top 30+ foods for the best possible health you can have.

Wellness Coaching and Nutritional Therapy
  • Lesson 16: Nutritional Therapist vs Dietitian  

    Learn the difference between a dietitian and all other nutritional professionals. 

  • Lesson 17: Your Role as a Nutritional Therapist or Wellness Coach  

    Discover the role a nutritional therapist or wellness coach plays.

  • Lesson 18: Skills & Education of a Wellness Coach  

    Find out the 5 criteria and skill set for an effective health coach.

  • Lesson 19: How to Structure Client Consultations  

    Learn how to set up sessions with clients.

Putting it all Together
  • Lesson 20: Meal Planning - Developing a Healthy Plate  

    Discover how to create a healthy plate.

  • Lesson 21: Summary  

    Putting all you learnt together.

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