Environmental Medicine and Nutrition Updates
A growing body of research is documenting that the relentless increase in environmental contamination has become a major driver of the chronic disease epidemics. This course reviews the clinical implications of the latest research in environmental toxicity and nutritional genomics.
Joseph Pizzorno, ND
AIHM 2019 Annual Conference
Time to Complete
What you will learn
A growing body of research is documenting that the relentless increase in environmental contamination has become a major driver of the chronic disease epidemics. The genomics revolution is providing important insights into patients' unique physiological strengths and susceptibilities. Of particular importance is the research showing that poor conversion of dietary forms of nutrients to the activated forms actually used in metabolism is surprisingly common. This fundamentally changes how to optimally practice therapeutic nutrition. This presentation reviews the clinical implications of the latest research in environmental toxicity and nutritional genomics.By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Recognize patients suffering from environmental toxicants.
- Discuss the limitations of megavitamin therapy.
- Recognize when activated versions of nutrients are indicated and contraindicated.
Certificate of Completion
Included in this course
Joseph Pizzorno, ND
Faculty Disclosures: Consultant - Bioclinic Naturals, AlgaeCal
Dr. Joseph Pizzorno is a transformational leader in medicine. As founding president of Bastyr University in 1978, he coined the term “science-based natural medicine,” which set the foundation for Bastyr to become the first accredited institution in this field anywhere in the world and validated that medicine that promotes health rather than just treats disease could be credibly taught, researched, and practiced. As co-author of the Textbook of Natural Medicine (first edition 1985, fifth edition 2020), he established the scientific foundation for health promotion medicine. With over 100,000 copies sold in four languages, over half to MDs, it not only helped reestablish naturopathic medicine as an important part of the healthcare system but also provided the scientific foundation for the transformational fields of integrative and functional medicine throughout the world.
Physicians earn a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The subscription period for this CME-eligible course is until June 24, 2022.
All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. Physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content and complete the activity evaluation, followed by the post-test online during the subscription period. After the subscription period, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
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.