Instructor: Datis Kharrazian, PhD, DHSc, DC, MS, MMSc, DACNB, DACBN, FACN
Location: On Demand Video
Credit Available: 15 hours total (12 hours with successful completion of 2 exams plus 3 additional extra credit hours with successful completion of 2 additional exams. See complete credit information HERE)
This course will provide an extensive literature review of the gastrointestinal systems and how it impacts, the brain, the immune system the cardiovascular system, and other systems of the body. An evidence-based model incorporating diet, nutrition, and lifestyle medicine will be presented. A clinical step-by-step approach will be presented addressing every major target site of gastrointestinal dysfunction. Clinicians will be provided with clinically applicable models to evaluate and manage complex gastrointestinal disorders at the end of this course.
- Understand the relationships between the gut and the brain, the immune system, the cardiovascular system, and other systems of the body.
- Review the literature on the the impact of the GI tract and human health
- Review of clinical diseases associated with gastrointestinal dysfunction
- Understand the clinical concepts gastrointestinal messenger pathways that impact human physiology
- Learn how to identify disruption of the gastrointestinal tract with the history and exam
- Learn diet, nutrition and lifestyle approaches to support brain-gut axis dysfunction
- Learn laboratory markers to assess the gastrointestinal status