Preventive Health Care
emphasizes the significant factor of nutrition in the prevention of disease states. This course explores how proper nutrition can protect against or reverse many ailments including stress, inflammation, immune deficiencies, compromised brain health, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, asthma, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, arthritis, and cancer. Students will be exposed to current research developments and trends on phytochemicals, antioxidants, and nutraceuticals. Special attention in this course is given to the management of diseases of the cardiovascular system. This course instructs students to become familiar in detail with natural health strategies, dietary modifications, and supplement protocols to treat, prevent and reverse degenerative conditions. Students are taught and evaluated on specific dietary and lifestyle protocols in the prevention of disease.
• Understand the holistic viewpoint on the etiology of degenerative disease
• Develop protocols for specific health conditions through the use of nutrition, lifestyle changes, therapeutic modalities, and nutraceuticals
• Gain insight into the importance of why managing stress is critical for lowering the risk of disease and creating resilience
• Exposure to evidence-based nutrition research to demonstrate preventive strategies in acute and chronic health conditions
Preventive Health Care instructs future practitioners to recommend highly customized client protocols for a broad range of health conditions through the use of natural nutrition, lifestyle, holistic therapies, and supplementation. This course highlights the centrality of digestive health in the management of stress.