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Dr. James Meschino DC, MS, ROHP

Department(s): Faculty

Dr. Meschino is a Doctor of Chiropractic, holds a master’s degree in science with specialties in human nutrition and biology, completed a Doctor of Naturopathy degree program, and is a Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner (ROHP- sanctioned by the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants). He is an associate professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where he has taught nutrition and natural medicine courses since 1984, within the division of physiology and biochemistry. Dr Meschino has also taught and coordinated nutrition courses at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and has been a faculty member of the American Council on Exercise. Dr. Meschino has been a faculty member at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Continuing Education Department for the past 20 years. He has been the director of Nutritional Therapy at The Canadian Cancer Immuno-Therapies Clinic in Toronto, Canada, and has been a faculty member of the Integrative Cancer Therapy Program; a program taught to medical doctors and oncologists by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (U.S.). Dr. Meschino is the author of four nutrition/ wellness/ anti-aging books, and regularly teaches seminars to corporations, and at professional continuing education conferences. Dr. Meschino is a nutrition and anti-aging columnist for various professional and consumer publications, is on the board of advisors for the US-based Institute for Natural Healing (INH) and is a sought-after nutrition and health expert on radio and TV talks shows. He was selected by Dr. Deepak Chopra MD to be the Nutritional Medicine Consultant for his Beyond Performance Sports Program. Dr. Meschino is currently in practice, part-time, as Nutritional Medicine consultant at the Involved Medicine Clinic in Toronto. Dr. Meschino has also developed Employee Wellness Programs for various companies in Canada and United States and is currently the Director of Wellness and Health Promotion for SEB (Smart Employee Benefits), a publicly traded company on the TSX Venture Exchange. Dr. Meschino teaches Body Metabolism at Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Online program and Anti-Aging and Supplementation in Practice in the Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Online Continuing Education Department.

BM 002 Body Metabolism
Nutrition is intimately linked with body metabolism. The goal of this course is to give you an understanding of what the body does with the food we eat. We begin with a detailed study of enzymes including the importance of vitamins and minerals. We then examine metabolic reactions used to obtain energy from carbohydrates, protein and fat as well as reactions used to rid our body of wastes such as urea and uric acid. The key role of the liver in metabolism will be emphasized throughout the course. Other topics will include digestive hormones, production of lactic acid, lipid carriers and the effects of low carbohydrate diets, including the effect on insulin/glucagon ratio, gluconeogenesis, ketosis and more.