This intermediate nutrition course assumes you understand basic nutrition including: basic physiology, RDA’s, calories, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals and that you have taken the course “Nutrition 4 Optimal Health”. This course on Nutritional Therapy takes you deeper into specific nutrients and how those affect the body in relation to disease. From why our DNA matters in what we eat, to how to glean specific nutrients from certain foods. Phytochemicals to omega 3, learn why we need these nutrients and where to get them from. Discover how studies involving supplements vs studies on diet show eating whole foods provide more benefits than pills. Become knowledgeable in how to choose the right foods to prevent disease. After this course, you will be able to create menus based on an optimal diet for longevity and quality of life which include a variety of foods filled with powerful nutrients.
You can change your DNA with diet and lifestyle for the better or the worse. A healthy diet and lifestyle can reduce the risk of many diseases including some of the leading causes of death, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Avoiding toxins, like cigarettes and alcohol as well as other chemicals, help to reduce the free radicals that come into your system externally. But you also have to fight internally produced free radicals with consuming antioxidants which are found in various whole foods.