Implementing Ancestral Wisdom: Connecting Food and Mind Body Medicine
Explore how phytochemicals, functional foods, and culinary practices all seek to merge the understanding of how to apply food as medicine towards inflammation and towards current chronic disease trends.
2022 Annual Conference
October 28-30, 2022
1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation
Time to Complete
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What is this course about?
Phytochemicals, functional foods, and culinary practices all seek to merge the understanding of how to apply food as medicine towards inflammation and towards current chronic disease trends. Fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, spices, and fungi all contain potent phytochemicals known to impact inflammatory reactions and aid immune systems responses. Mind-body medicine applications are noted throughout Blue Zones and offer a means of connecting ancestral wisdom with greater wellbeing. Learning ways to incorporate using food as medicine and mind-body medicine techniques into daily living can aid not only in prevention but foster a reduction in inflammation while supporting immune function.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation.
To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on October 27, 2023. After this date, 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.
California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website, www.meded.uci.edu/cme, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.
For questions about CME credit, please contact us at https://www.aihm.org/contact/. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
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By the end of the course, learners will be able to...
- Ability to identify potent phytochemicals and their sources.
- Understanding of research literature supporting mind-body medicine modalities.
- Applications of foods, herbs, spices into daily diets. Practices of Blue Zones and relationship to disease prevention.
- Future research trends pertaining to food as medicine and mind body medicine.
What's included in this course?
This course includes the following:
Certificate of Completion
Meet Your Faculty
Aubrey Mast, MPH
Aubrey Mast is a herbalist, plant-based chef, holistic health coach and educator. Aubrey Mast, MPH has been a lecturing professor for the University of North Carolina Asheville focusing on nutrition, food as medicine, and holistic health practices.. Her interests lie in nutrition research, understanding inflammation, and using food as medicine in the prevention of disease. Aubrey received her B.S. in Health and Wellness Promotion from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Her Masters is in Public Health, concentrating in nutrition from Walden University. Her research was on the role of childhood nutrition and the impacts of artificial food dyes. Her PhD Dissertation explores the intersection between stress perception, self-actualization and creativity.
No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
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. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.
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