• Length:
    2 Weeks
  • Effort:
    10–15 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
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    English

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Prerequisites

HPH-104X and HPH-105X (recommended)

About this course

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Lifestyle Medicine is an increasingly crucial element to transforming disease care systems to healthcare systems. Current medical services are unable to restore health because they do not address root causes.

In this course, you will learn the deficiencies within traditional Western Medicine and more effective lifestyle based treatment protocols used to prevent and treat chronic diseases of lifestyle.

You will learn about lifestyle medicine based treatments for the following chronic diseases:

• Prostate and Colorectal Cancer
• Osteoarthritis/Gout/Fibromyalgia
• Multiple Sclerosis/Rheumatoid Arthritis/Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Fructose Intolerance/Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
• Depression/ Anxiety
• Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and PCOS Associated Infertility/ Anovulatory Bleeding
• Pregnancy
• Menopause/Osteoporosis

What you'll learn

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• Recognize the core competencies of Nutrition, Tobacco Cessation, and Alcohol and their interaction with chronic diseases
• Explain the difference in efficacies of traditional treatments vs. lifestyle based treatments
• Identify effective lifestyle based treatment protocols used to prevent and treat chronic diseases of lifestyle

Meet your instructors

Amanda McKinney, MD, FACLM
Associate Dean of Health Sciences & Executive Director of the Institute of Human & Planetary Health
Doane University

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