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Becoming a Body Detective

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Course Highlights

  • Total of 32 hour live CE and CME
  • 16 Two-Hour Sessions
  • Half Hour of Non-CE Product
  • Live AAFP/AMA PRA Category 1TM credit, ACPE and pharmacology CE/CME credit.

*Designed for Doctors, Pharmacists, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Nurses, and PAs
*Taught by Pharmacists, Doctors, Chiropractors and Researchers
*Live Interactive Discussion
*Case Reviews
*Non-CE Product Analysis and Discussion

$995.00

Hosted Live Wednesdays August 18, 2020 – December 2, 2020

This training examines the body systems’ biochemical pathways, physiology, genomics, and reviews scientific literature. Practitioners will incorporate integrative, functional, and herbal medicine strategies to resolve many of today’s health problems.

Course Covers:

  • Food as Medicine
  • Diets that Work with Medical Conditions
  • Clinical Nutrition 
  • Prescription Medications from the Past
  • Review of Medical Literature on Causes of Diseases and Conditions that Take Years to Come to Mainstream Medicine

Disclaimer: This program makes no claims about supplements and diet but points to various research studies from around the world as well as the instructors many years’ experience in Clinical Nutrition and Herbal Therapy. 

Session 1: Food As Medicine 

This segment will review how using biochemistry and physiology with healing components of foods and herbs can correct imbalances and symptoms in the body.  It is an exploration of the latest research on how and why whole foods, glandular and herbal remedies work on various tissues and conditions. It will review research on the various diets: Keto, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan, FOD, etc.

Live Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. eastern 

Learning Objectives

Hour One:

  1. Examine Various Parts of Plants that may Heal Physiology within the Body
  2. Discuss Herbal Medicine Principles and Nutritional Herbal Pharmacology
  3. Review Scientific Literature in Functional Foods and Herbal Remedies

Hour Two:

  1. Review Research on Food Components that Cause Symptoms and Diseases
  2. Discuss Environmental Causes of Symptoms
  3. Access and Use Literate on Food Research  

Product Discussion: 

 Product Discussion and Best Diets for Various Conditions:

  • Whey Protein
  • Pea Protein
  • Nut Proteins
  • Omega 3, 6, 9 Fats
  • Polysaccharides 

Session 2: Becoming a Body Detective Using Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, and Genomics

This section will review various Body Systems and Questionnaires that can be used with patients. We will review important pathways and epigenetics to show how to alter gene expression through diet, herbs, and supplements. Vitamins and Minerals are reviewed. It will review logical systems thinking of all diseases and start giving you problems to solve in a logical sequence. 

Live Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. eastern 

Learning Objectives

Hour One:

  1. Define and Review Epigenetics, Genomics in Practice
  2. Explain the Disruption of Biochemistry through Genetic Variance
  3. Pharmacogenomics Review Regarding How Medication can Cause Symptoms

Hour Two:

  1. Review Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies and How they affect Biochemical Pathways
  2. Discuss Causes of Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies 
  3. Discuss Research on Whole Foods and Herbs, Compared to Orthomolecular Supplements 

Product Discussion: 

 Various Vitamins and Foods That will Balance Pathways 

Session 3: Herbal Medicine Thinking

In this segment, we will review and examine components of herbs, glandular, Protomorphagens, bee, and sea products. We will discuss when to use an herb vs. a whole food for greatest effectiveness and patient compliance, and also review techniques for patient coaching, compliance, and motivation. 

Live Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. eastern 

Learning Objectives

Hour One:

  1. Summarize Nutritional Assessment Techniques in a Patient Visit 
  2. Review Symptoms in Relation to Physiologic and Nutritional Imbalances
  3. Summarize Various Toxins that May Cause Symptoms and Describe the Importance of Removing Them 

Hour Two:

  1. Define the Medicinal Properties of Plant Components 
  2. Describe How Animal Tissues Have Been Used in Practice 
  3. Contrast Orthomolecular Vitamins to Food Vitamins and Minerals in Practice 

Product Discussion: 

  • Various Products in Classes of Herbal Products
  • Protomorphagens 

Session 4: Oral Examinations, Upper GI and Pancreas

We will review the importance of an oral examination and the connection of mouth pathogens and systemic diseases. We will examine the various regulators of the upper digestive tract, as well as the biochemistry of the components and physiology of stomach and esophagus.  We will connect the role of the pancreas for digestive enzymes, glucagon, and insulin.

Live Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. eastern 

Learning Objectives

Hour One:

  1. Review the Importance of an Oral Examination
  2. Classify the Mouth Pathogens Connection with Systemic Diseases
  3. Describe Various Foods and Herbal Preparations that Can Cause Oral Health and Overall Wellness 

Hour Two:

  1. Describe Esophagus Problems and How They Are Caused from Food and Physiologic Imbalances 
  2. Review Various Regulators, Biochemistry and Physiologic Components of the Stomach and Esophagus 
  3. Identify Symptoms That Are Caused by Food Components That Can Cause Medical Issues 

Product Discussion: 

 Products and Diet That Improve Epigenetics and Gene Expression

  • Protomorphagen of Stomach and Pancreas
  • Vitamins and Minerals for Proper Biochemistry
  • Stomach Acid, Enzymes and Herbs
  • Endocrine Products 

Session 5: Importance of pH of the GI Tract, the Liver and Bile Acids

We will review Liver Detoxification: Phase 1 and 2 and the importance to causing various conditions such as fatty liver disease and cirrhosis. The importance of bile in GI bacteria, fat absorption, dopamine, and bowel movements are highlighted. We will discuss foods and herbs that work with liver detoxification pathways, thin bile, and increase the production of bile.

Live Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020     7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST 

Learning Objectives

Hour One:

  1. Describe the Importance of the Pancreas in the Production of Digestive Enzymes, Glucagon and Insulin 
  2. Discuss Regulators Within the GI-Pancreas Connection 
  3. Review How Diet, Herbal Remedies and Foods Affect the GI-Pancreas Balance 

Hour Two:

  1. Review How Liver Detoxification, Phase 1 and 2, and the Importance to Causing Various Conditions Such as Fatty Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 
  2. Describe the Importance of Bile in the GI as it Relates to Bacteria, Fat Absorption, Dopamine, and Bowel Movements
  3. Review the Research About Foods and Herbs That Work With Liver Detoxification Pathways and Increase the Production of Bile

Product Discussion: 

 Products that Thin Bile and Increase Bile 

  • Bile Salts, Bile Thinners
  • Herbs That Facilitate Phase 1 and 2 Detoxification
  • Bowel Movers 

Session 6: Lower GI

We will review the physiology of lower GI: tissues, cells, enzymes, and tight junctions. The various tests that can be conducted for imbalances in lower gut function are reviewed.

Live Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. eastern 

Learning Objectives

Hour One:

  1. Review the Physiology of Lower GI: Tissues, Cells, Enzymes, and Tight Junctions 
  2. Describe the Importance of Bile and pH in Balancing the GI
  3. Assess Various Tests that Can be Conducted to Find Imbalances in Lower Gut Function 

Hour Two:

  1. Describe the Function of Probiotics, Prebiotics, Vitamins, and SCFAs in the Lower GI 
  2. Assess Research on Different Strains of Probiotics and Their Various Functions 
  3. Review Foods That Are Prebiotics
  4. Evaluate the Components of Diet that Can Make GI Symptoms Better or Worse 

Product Discussion: 

  • Various Products That Will Help Tighten Junctions, Correct pH, Herbs and Natural Foods That Repair Inflammation. 
  • Mucilaginous and Anti-Inflammatory Herbs, Products that Correct pH and Enhance Tight Junctions.
  • Suppositories. 

Session 7: Phase 3 Detoxification Support and Diet 

We will review Phase 3 Detoxification and the research on various strains of probiotics. We will discuss the role of probiotics on vitamins and hormone production. We will discuss various diets causing and healing various diseases. 

Live Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. eastern 

Learning Objectives

Hour One:

  1. Review Phase 3 Detoxification That Takes Place in the GI 
  2. Describe How Toxins, Pathogens and Diets Cause GI Dysfunction 
  3. Discuss the Role of Probiotics on Vitamins and Hormone Production 

Hour Two:

  1. Review Causes of Constipation and Diarrhea 
  2. Discuss Herbal Remedies for Various GI Conditions 
  3. Define the Importance of SCFAs in the Body and Overall Health 

Product Discussion: 

  • Probiotics
  • Prebiotics and Diet
  • Herbs for Various Conditions 

Session 8: Gut-Auto-Immune Connection: What Thousands of Studies Show?

 We will delve into the literature connecting GI to most auto-immune conditions. Connection to inflammation and auto-immune diseases, with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories are discussed. We discuss the connection between diet, herbs, pH and microbes.

Live Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. eastern 

Learning Objectives

Hour One:

  1. Evaluate the Literature Connecting GI to Most Auto-Immune Conditions 
  2. Describe the Immune System Within the GI
  3. Assess the Connection of Diet, Pathogens to Inflammation and Auto-Immune Diseases 

Hour Two:

  1. Define How Diet Components, Herbs, pH and Microbes Can Cause Dysbiosis in the GI Tract 
  2. Describe Various Diets and Diet Components That May Cause GI Issues and Affect Autoimmune Disease 
  3. Review Herbal Remedies and Diet Components That Promote Healing of the GI Tract 

Product Discussion: 

 All G.I. Products Are Discussed as Well as Other Specific Products for Various Auto-Immune Conditions. 

Products for

  • Thyroid
  • Joints
  • Spleen
  • Bone
  • Adrenal
  • Kidney
  • Bone
  • Fat in Brain and Around Nerves 

Session 9: The Liver and Balancing Enzymes for Hormones, Neurotransmitters, and Fats

 Discussion of important hormone and neurotransmitter pathways with vitamins and minerals needed for conversions to needed hormone and neurotransmitter. How conditions of poor liver detoxification show up as disease or dysfunction and how to support the liver.  How a fatty liver and hormone dysfunction makes us fat.

Live Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. eastern 

. Learning Objectives

Hour One:

  1. Review Biochemical Pathways of Hormones and Neurotransmitters 
  2. Describe Physiologic Actions of Various Hormones and Neurotransmitters  
  3. Evaluate the Role of Foods, Vitamins and Minerals Needed for Conversions of Hormone and Neurotransmitters 

Hour Two:

  1. Discuss How Fatty Liver and Hormone Dysfunction May Cause Weight Issues 
  2. Describe the Role of the Liver and Gallbladder in Cholesterol Production and Breakdown 
  3. Define the Role of the Liver and Enzyme Production 

Product Discussion: 

 Herbs, Minerals and Vitamins that Support Pathways 

Session 10: The Endocrine System and Balance

 The endocrine system is very delicate which interacts with the nervous and immune system. As a vast network of hormones, neurotransmitters, cytokines, polypeptides and other communicators interact and balance each other. For hundreds of years animal glandular and herbs have been used. Many of these were even on prescription for many years before the 1990’s.

Live Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. eastern 

Learning Objectives

Hour One:

  1. Describe the Actions of Endocrine Organs and Hormones in the Body 
  2. Describe the Role of Fat and Diet in Hormone Synthesis and Regulation 
  3. Review Endocrine Disruptors and Other Physical and Biochemical Abnormalities Which Lead to Endocrine Dysfunction 

Hour Two:

  1. Review How the Endocrine System Interacts with the Nervous and Immune System 
  2. Describe How the Network of Hormones, Neurotransmitters, Cytokines, Polypeptides, and Other Communicators Interact with Each Other 
  3. Review Various Foods and Their Components That Can Promote Hormone Balance 

Product Discussion: 

 Glandular Products That Can Be Used for Hormones and/or to Support the Organs to Make Hormones 

Session 11: The Adrenals, Thymus, Spleen, Bone and Immune Functions

 Great medical philosophers in the time of Hippocrates, stated, “The adrenal glands are the energy center of the body” We will connect how various products and organs promote the immune system. We will explore antibiotic resistance. 

Live Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m. eastern 

Learning Objectives

Hour One:

  1. Summarize Research on use of Organ tissues 
  2. Describe the Various Components of the Immune System 
  3. Review Biochemical Components of Bone and How Nutrient Deficiencies May Lead to Bone Conditions Such as Osteopenia 

Hour Two:

  1. Describe Antibiotic Resistance
  2. Discuss Research on Natural Immune Builders and Natural Antibiotics 
  3. Analyze How Herbal Products and Organ Tissues May be Used to Support the Immune System 

Product Discussion: 

 Glandular, Herbs, Vitamins and Minerals That May Promote Immunity and Balance Adrenal 

Session 12: Lung and Kidney Connection: Filters and Detoxification

 We will explore the nutrition and electrolyte balances in the kidneys and lungs. Environmental toxins will be connected to symptoms and diseases, especially of the liver, lungs, kidneys and brain. We will explore important environmental tests.

Live Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. eastern 

Learning Objectives

Hour One:

  1. Review Kidney and Lung Physiology and Biochemistry 
  2. Review Research on Environmental Toxins That Connect to Symptoms and Disease of the Liver, Kidney, Lungs and Brain 
  3. Review Diets That May Help Kidney and Lung Compromised Patients 

Hour Two:

  1. Describe Electrolyte Imbalances in Kidney and Lung Diseases 
  2. Discuss Tests That Can Detect Environmental Toxins in the Body 
  3. Review Important Blood and Urine Analysis in Kidney and Lung Disease 

Product Discussion: 

 Protomorphagens, Herbal Products and Diet for Healing 

Session 13: Bone Health: It Takes More Than Calcium to Make a Bone

 We will explore all the nutrients needed to make bones and how menopause and andropause, and various problems with digestion, kidneys and parathyroid plays a part in osteoporosis. We will discuss blood work and the spleen-bone connection to the immune system. 

Live Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. eastern 

Learning Objectives

Hour One:

  1. Review the Physiology of the Bone Matrix 
  2. Describe the Role of Diet and Supplements Needed for Healthy Bones 
  3. Discuss the Role of Kidneys, Thyroid, Parathyroid and Hormones in Bone Health 

Hour Two:

  1. Review How Menopause and Andropause Cause Bone Loss
  2. Discuss How Various Problems with Digestion, Kidneys and Parathyroid Play a Part in Osteoporosis 
  3. Review Blood Work on Nutrients and Describe How Deficiencies are Connected to Bone Health 

Product Discussion: 

 Protomorphagens, Herbal Products and Diets That Increase Bone Strength

Session 14: Muscular Skeletal and Endocannabinoid System

 Pain and inflammation are discussed. We will explore various herbs, diets and animal products that can build up, repair and strengthen the muscular skeletal system and relieve pain. Research on the endocannabinoid system is included. 

We will discuss the important nutrients needed to build and repair muscles and nerves. Herniated discs, ripped muscles and diseases of the system are discussed. The importance of fats and B vitamins.

Live Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. eastern 

Learning Objectives

Hour One:

  1. Discuss the Causes and Progression of Inflammation and Pain 
  2. Describe Calcium’s Role in Inflammation and the Immune System 
  3. Describe How Pro and Anti-Inflammatory Diets, Herbs and Foods Can Affect the Muscular Skeletal System 

Hour Two:

  1. Describe the Endocannabinoid System 
  2. Review the Role of Fats, Proteins and B Vitamins in the Nervous, Muscular Skeletal and Endocannabinoid System Biochemistry 
  3. Review Factors, Diets and Supplements That May Facilitate Nervous System and Muscular Skeletal System Health 

Product Discussion: 

 Products That Effect Muscles and Nerves

  • Herbal Remedies
  • Glandular
  • Anti-Inflammatories
  • Natural Pain Relief 

Session 15: Brain Health: The Brain is Made of Nerves, Fats and Are Influenced Greatly by Environmental Toxins

 We will discuss components of the brain and how the brain communicates. This will explore how toxins promote brain diseases. We will explore many diseases of the brain along with recent research on causes of dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, tubular sclerosis, and seizures. Also nausea, sleep, and other topics addressed.

Live Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. eastern 

Learning Objectives

Hour One:

  1. Discuss How Toxins May Cause Brain Dysfunctions 
  2. Describe How Various Toxins and Medications May Cause Problems Within the Brain 
  3. Review Recent Research on Causes of Dementia, Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s, Tubular Sclerosis, and Seizures 

Hour Two:

  1. Review Research on Dietary Fats and Nutrition that May Affect Brain Function 
  2. Discuss the Role of Cortisol, Neurotransmitters, Melatonin, and The Pineal Gland on Sleep Quality 
  3. Describe How Diet May Affect Brain Health 

Product Discussion: 

  • Herbal Products
  • Orthomolecular Products
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Animal Tissues
  • Other Natural Treatments Such as Aromatherapy 

Session 16: Putting it Altogether 

 We will go through a nutritional/functional exam of a patient. We will review what tests might be ordered and supplements and diets suggested.

Live Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. eastern 

. Learning Objectives

Hour One:

  1. Define a Nutritional Patient Exam 
  2. Summarize Laboratory Tests and Why They Should Be Ordered on Various Conditions in Patients 
  3. Discuss the Best Practices in Patient Interviewing Techniques 

Hour Two:

  1. Discuss Results from Patient Physical Exam, Surveys and Laboratory Tests 
  2. Create a Patient Nutrition and Supplement Plan 
  3. Describe Coaching Techniques That May Be Used to Increase Patient Treatment Compliance 

Product Discussion: 

Open Forum of All Products and Diet

Course Taught By

Lynn Lafferty, Pharm.D., N.D., DACBN, M.B.A., MH, CNC, CNHP

Judi Woolger, M.D., FACP

Kevin Spelman, PhD

John DeLuca, MD, DC, MS

Date Session Name
8/19/2020
Food As Medicine
8/26/2020
Using Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology and Genomics
9/02/2020
Herbal Medicine Thinking
9/09/2020
Oral Examinations, Upper GI and Pancreas
9/16/2020
Importance of pH of the GI Tract, Liver and Bile Acids
9/23/2020
Lower GI
9/30/2020
Phase 3 Detoxification
10/07/2020
Gut-Auto-Immune Connection: What Thousands of Studies Show
10/14/2020
The Liver and Balancing Enzymes for Hormones, Neurotransmitters, and Fats
10/21/2020
The Endocrine System and Balance
10/28/2020
The Adrenals, Thymus, Spleen, Bone, and Immune Function
11/04/2020
Lung and Kidney Connection: Filters and Detoxification
11/11/2020
Bone Health:It Takes More Than Calcium to Make a Bone
11/18/2020
Muscular Skeletal and Endocannabinoid System
11/25/2020
Brain Health
12/2/2020
Putting It Altogether