Course overview

Board Review:
Nutrition in Clinical Practice

In this four (4) part course, you will be provided with a a comprehensive review of nutrition in clinical practice by reviewing dietary patterns around the world, scientific evidence, diagnostics techniques, therapeutic strategies. You will wrap up with a review of nutrition on the ABOIM exam.

Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS, CCN, CFM, LDN

Erika Cappelluti, MD, PhD, MA, FCCP, ABOIM, ABIHM

 Board Review Series

AIHM Board Review Course

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

4 hours

 Non-CME Eligible*

0.00 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • In this course, you will be provided with a fascinating background information about dietary patterns around the world and their clinical manifestations. In part one of this course, you will review some of the most important consequences of an unhealthy diet, and offer practical information on how to utilize food and lifestyle diaries in clinical practice.

    In part two of this high impact series, course faculty review the scientific evidence, diagnostic techniques, clinical indications and therapeutic strategies for adverse food reactions, and importantly distinguishes between allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances. In addition to providing meaningful explanation for the concept of leaky gut, course faculty also address nutrient depletion caused by common pharmaceuticals and ways to improve drug efficacy through diet and nutrient supplementation.

    In the third part of this course, you will discuss the evidence for therapeutic diets and their benefits on body, mind and spirit, which a focus on low glycemic, Mediterranean, anti-inflammatory and DASH diets.

    In the fourth and final part, you will review how to prepare for the nutrition component for the board review exam which comprises 15% of the exam. Topics include:
    • Macro/micro nutrients (including nutrient deficiencies)
    • Therapeutic diets (gluten-free, Mediterranean)
    • Elimination diets
    • Social/cultural influences on diet
    • Environmental factors (pesticides, mercury, local/organic sourcing)
    • Functional foods
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Review the role of nutrition in clinical practice.
    • Utilize food and lifestyle diaries in clinical practice.
    • Differentiate when to utilize various therapeutic dietary approaches, including whole foods diet, DASH, low glycemic diets, elimination diet, anti-inflammatory diets, and low carbohydrate approaches.
    • Discuss the role of drug-nutrient interactions in clinical care.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS, CCN, CFM, LDN

About Liz
Dr. Liz Lipski holds her PhD in Clinical Nutrition and is Director of Academic Development and nutrition professor at Maryland University of Integrative Health, founder of Innovative Healing, faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine, and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Neurological Health Foundation and others. She is the author of 4 books.
About Erika
Dr. Cappelluti is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care, and integrative medicine (IM).  She began her career as a research scientist, obtaining a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biophysics at the Medical College of Virginia where she later completed her medical training.  She was a resident, chief resident, and fellow at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA, then joined Connecticut Multispecialty Group (CMG, now called Starling Physicians) in 2004.  She became a diplomate of the ABIHM in 2008 and of the ABOIM in 2015 and obtained a Master of Arts degree in IM in 2009.   She founded and was the Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Health and Healing, the integrative medicine division of CMG, which later became the Center for Healing Arts after merging with the Hartford Hospital IM program. She has authored many scientific articles and abstracts and has written many articles about IM. Dr. Cappelluti is the current Director of the AIHM Fellowship program.

Erika Cappelluti MD, PhD, MA, FCCP, ABOIM, ABIHM

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.