The Role of Nutrition and lifestyle choices

Pending CPD Accreditation

Poor lifestyle choices, such as smoking, overuse of alcohol, poor diet, diets rich in sugar and carbohydrates, lack of physical activity and inadequate relief of chronic stress are key contributors in the development and progression of preventable chronic diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer.

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Poor lifestyle choices, such as smoking, overuse of alcohol, poor diet, diets rich in sugar and carbohydrates, lack of physical activity and inadequate relief of chronic stress are key contributors in the development and progression of preventable chronic diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer.

Even though doctors encourage healthful behaviors to help prevent or manage many chronic medical conditions, many patients are inadequately prepared to either start or maintain these appropriate, healthy changes. Most patients understand the reasoning behind a healthy lifestyle even if they don’t understand the disease processes that can occur when they don’t maintain healthy habits. Despite an understanding of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, many patients lack the behavioral skills they need to apply everyday to sustain these good habits. Medical studies show that adults with common chronic conditions who participate in comprehensive lifestyle modification programs experience rapid, significant, clinically meaningful and sustainable improvements in biometric, laboratory and psychosocial outcomes.

Healthy lifestyle modifications are possible with appropriate interventions, which include nutritional counseling, understanding the role of appropriate exercise type for the individual, and stress management techniques to improve outcomes for patients at risk and those who already have common chronic diseases or simply for those wanting to achieve higher levels of energy and vitality and progress into old age healthy in body, mind and spirit. This course offers a comprehensive understanding of the role of nutrition, the disruption of health in the presence of candida or high acidity, and offers diet plans, recipes and food lists to empower you/help empower your patients. It also covers the psychological components of sabotage and the concept of mindful eating and self-care tools.

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