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Nutrition for Parkinson’s Disease is a Course

Nutrition for Parkinson’s Disease

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Full course description

Course Title: Nutrition for Parkinson’s Disease

Presenter:  Heather Zwickey, PhD

Format:  On-Demand, Self-Paced Course

Category: Professional and Continuing Education – Lecture

Location: Online

Estimated Effort:  1.5-2 hours to complete (video lecture presentation lesson, handout review, quiz)

Level:  Foundational/Intermediate

Credential: Certificate of Completion

CEUs: 2 CEUs

Various professional organizations and boards may accept this offering for continuing education requirements. Please verify with your respective relevant professional organization and email ce@muih.edu with questions.

Lecture Overview:

Good nutrition is required for optimal physical health. But how is nutrition linked to neurological health? Which foods are best for people with neurological disease? This online lecture demonstrates how nutrition can contribute to Parkinson’s disease and provides resources to use nutrition therapeutically in people with Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases.

Lecture Full Description:

Good nutrition is required for optimal physical health. But how is nutrition linked to neurological health? Which foods are best for people with neurological disease? This online lecture demonstrates how nutrition can contribute to Parkinson’s disease and provides resources to use nutrition therapeutically in people with Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases.

Nutrition affects every system in the body, including the brain and neurological system. Nutrition can directly or indirectly impact brain and nervous system function. Nutrients can nourish neurons, or nutrients can influence the microbiome or immune system leading to neuroinflammation or neuroprotection. This presentation will examine the role of nutrition in the gut-brain axis. We will further evaluate the role of nutrition in neurological disease, with a focus on Parkinson’s disease.

It’s well known that nutrition impacts brain development in pediatric populations. However, there’s a growing literature that demonstrates the direct and indirect role of nutrition on brain health during aging and neurological disease as well. Many nutrients have direct impact on brain chemicals like brain-derived neurotropic factor. Other nutrients affect microbiota, and indirectly influence the brain and nervous system. To make things more complicated, the immune system and immune response to food overlays on the nervous system. This lecture course discusses the roll of nutrition and inflammation in neuroinflammation and neuroprotection, with a focus on Parkinson’s disease.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this lecture, you will be able to:

·        Identify nutrients and foods related to neuroprotection;

·        Predict symptoms based on immunological profiles;

·        Outline how the brain and immune system impact each other;

·        Summarize how the immune response to food impacts the brain.

 

Who should participate:

Naturopathic Doctors, Health and Wellness Coaches, Nutritionists, Functional Medicine Practitioners, Holistic Nurses, Registered Nurses, Acupuncturists, Psychologists, Immunologists, Scientists, Medical Students, Physicians, all other Complementary and Integrative Health Practitioners and Healthcare Professionals

Recommended pre-requisites:  None

Registration Fee(s): $79

What you will get:

·        Instructional video lecture presentation  

·        PowerPoint slides for download

·        Presentation handouts for use in clinical practice

·        Lifetime access to the course content for review & application

·        Certificate of Completion & CEUs (upon successful achievement of program assessments)

*CEUs should be verified with the individual professional organization(s) for which you are seeking continuing education credit.

Presenter Bio:

Heather Zwickey, PhD, trained at the world renowned National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver.  She earned a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Zwickey went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship and teach medical school at Yale University. At the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, Dr. Zwickey launched the Helfgott Research Institute and established the School of Graduate Studies, developing programs in research, nutrition, and global health among others. She currently leads an NIH funded clinical research training program. At Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Zwickey applies her immunology expertise to natural medicine, with a specific interest in the gut-brain axis in Parkinson’s disease.

 

Offering Details:

For questions about this offering or CEUs, contact ce@muih.edu.

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Refund Policy:  This self-based program is non-refundable upon purchase.