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Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for Diabetes and Alzheimer's Provider (IMNDAC)

Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for Diabetes and Alzheimer's Provider (IMNDAC)

Nutrition and Integrative Medicine for Diabetes, Cognitive Decline, and Alzheimer’s Disease

25 CE Credits for Nutrition Professionals
Regular Price
999 USD
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449 USD

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Nutrition and Integrative Medicine for Diabetes, Cognitive Decline, and Alzheimer’s Disease

What You Will Learn

  • The definitions of integrative medicine and functional medicine for diabetes, cognitive decline, and Alzheimer’s prevention management and treatment
  • How to incorporate the spectrum of ethics into your clinical practice of integrative medicine
  • A better understanding of metabolic syndrome (prediabetes) and diabetes, type 1, type 2, and 3
  • To identify the bidirectional effects of psychology & biology on health
  • Define the science of circadian rhythm and its assessment, as it contributes to diabetes and AD spectrum
  • Identify approaches to culturally competent care to enhance rapport and improve outcomes
  • Learn to assess your client/patient for readiness for diverse integrative interventions using motivational methods
  • The science of the “second brain” and its function in the prevention and development of diabetes type 2 and AD
  • Dietary and culinary interventions for preventing and treating metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and AD
  • Evidence-based herbal protocols for the treatment of diabetes and AD
  • Nutritional protocols for preventing treating metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and AD
  • Drug-nutrient-herb interactions using assessment software to keep your clients safe
  • Types of exercise and self-care methods to reduce insulin resistance, improve cardiac function and reduce pain in diabetes
  • The role of brain hemisphere coordination exercises for cognitive function and AD
  • The evidence for the role of manual therapies, massage, cranial and visceral manipulation, and electro-therapeutic/stimulation interventions for diabetes and AD
  • The science of toxins, their role in diabetes and AD, and scientific detoxification methods
  • Tailoring lifestyle changes for clients that enhance self-care strategies and success
  • The design of integrative protocols to treat diabetes and most common comorbidities, AD and cognitive decline
  • High-quality, pharmaceutical-grade resources for professionals and family members that have been identified throughout the course
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Course Description

This certification provides you with comprehensive, training in state-of-the-art methods to prevent illness and treat the whole person using evidenced-based methods that are designed to integrate seamlessly and safely in your current practice. This course gives you the tools to enhance and expand your current practice, so that you become an expert in this emerging field.

Whether you are a mental health clinician working with clients who have chronic illnesses like diabetes, memory loss, and cognitive decline, or a physical health provider who wants to increase your toolbox, you will find methods that ensure your patient outcomes will improve.

You learn an integrative approach that equips you with the knowledge, skills and tools to combine evidence-based clinical methods using functional medicine, culinary and herbal medicine, naturopathic medicine, massage and visceral manipulation, yoga therapies and psychological methods with conventional, allopathic, biomedical science and clinical interventions.

This certification gives you what you require to safely recommend supplements and herbs and, to help clients reduce or optimize current medications. You study the role of traumatic stress and how it affects memory and cognition and you spend time in the kitchen learning to prepare herbs and foods. We can give our best advice to clients and patients but without adhering to the protocols any method will fail. This is why I explore the role of motivational interviewing to address self-care and compliance.

Memory loss, agitation, gastroparesis, neuropathy, sundowning and much more are all explored in-depth using natural medicine and functional methods that reduce side effects, thus giving you many options for helping your patients or clients. You explore caregiver health, cultural and social justice and how to build rapport with cultural competency.

When you complete these 25.5 you will join with others who are leading the revolution in integrative medicine and nutrition for chronic illness.

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The Course Includes

Certification

Following successful completion of this course, licensed clinicians become eligible to apply for certification

Lifetime Access

Lifetime Access

Desktop and Mobile Access

Desktop and Mobile Access

Listing in our Referral Network

Listing in our Referral Network

25 CE Credits for Nutrition Professionals

Your Instructor

Dr. Leslie Korn is a renowned expert in integrative medicine for the treatment of trauma and its physical sequelae including chronic digestive illness, insomnia, pain, substance abuse, diabetes, cognitive decline and “unexplained illnesses”. She has provided over 65,000 hours of clinical care integrating psychotherapy and somatic therapies with nutritional, culinary and herbal medicine. She completed her training at Harvard Medical School and The Harvard School of Public Health. She is licensed and board certified in 4 clinical disciplines. She has been faculty instructor at Harvard in the department of psychiatry and faculty at 2 Naturopathic medical schools. She lived for 25 years in the jungle of Mexico, where she worked alongside indigenous healers and directed a pro bono health center. Her clinical practice focuses on helping clients who are ill with restoring their health and reducing or eliminating medications.

Her mentoring practice focuses on helping clinicians create a successful, integrative medicine, trauma- informed career. Her ethic of compassion and care is informed by feminist values of social justice and her love for dogs.

Licensure: LMHC, MA. Lic #3214, exp. 12/2023; NPI: 1629659636

CE Credits for Nutrition Professionals

25 CE Credits are approved for Registered Dietitians, Nutritional Therapists, and  Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioners by the Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy.

24 CEU’s are approved by the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA).

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There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.

Bonus Courses & Book!

🚩Provide these free resources to your clients and enhance your work while improving their outcomes.
🚩Purchase this course and receive a 30-minute bonus course, Preventing and Treating Diabetes Type 2, Naturally, to share with your clients at no charge.
🚩Ebook filled with recipes and self-care you may share with your clients.
🚩A 60-minute bonus course, Nutritional & Integrative Tips During COVID-19, with 10+ best self-care strategies for you & your clients.

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction

  • Introduction to Integrative Medicine and Nutrition (1:08:27) Free Video

Module 2

  • Ethics and Scope of practice (0:42:55)

Module 3

  • The Biology of Diabetes and Alzheimer's (1:55:55)

Module 4

  • The Psychology of Diabetes and Alzheimer's (0:57:26)

Module 5

  • Circadian Rhythms and Hormones (1:09:59)

Module 6

  • Culture, Illness and Awareness (1:17:58)

Module 7

  • Assessment and Evaluation (1:32:49)

Module 8

  • Digestion and Diet (1:35:47)

Module 9

  • Culinary and Spice Medicine (1:59:07)

Module 10

  • Herbal Medicine and Diabetes (2:39:22)

Module 11

  • Nutritional Supplements (2:32:09)

Module 12

  • Pharmaceuticals and their Interactions with Herbal Supplements (1:25:28)

Module 13

  • Exercise and Movement for Diabetes & AD (1:00:31)
  • Home Exercises (0:42:55)

Module 14

  • Somatic and Energy Therapies (1:02:07)
  • Massage and Bodywork for Diabetes & Alzheimer's (1:08:55)

Module 15

  • Detoxification Strategies (1:08:56)

Module 16

  • Self-Care, Self-Regulation, Adherence (0:38:59)

Module 17

  • Protocols & Next Steps (0:49:06)

Module 18

  • Resources

Course Information

  • Who benefits from this course?

    This intermediate-level program is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, PA’s, PTs, OT’s, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, nutritionists, massage therapists, Psychiatrists, and others for use in the clinical setting. The course is very accessible to non-professionals with an interest in their own health and well being.

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  • Course content
    • Module   1 – Introduction to Integrative Medicine and Nutrition 
    • Module   2 – Ethics and Scope of practice 
    • Module   3 – The Biology of Diabetes, Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s
    • Module   4 – The Psychology of Diabetes, Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s
    • Module   5 – Circadian and Ultradian Rhythms and Hormone
    • Module   6 – Culture, Illness, and Awareness
    • Module   7 – Assessment and Evaluation 
    • Module   8 – Digestion and Diet 
    • Module   9 – Culinary and Spice Medicine 
    • Module 10 – Herbal Medicine and Diabetes
    • Module 11 – Nutritional Supplements
    • Module 12 – Pharmaceuticals and their Interactions with Herbs and Supplements
    • Module 13 – Exercise & Movement for Diabetes & AD
    • Module 14 – Somatic and Energy Therapies 
    • Module 15 – Detoxification Strategies 
    • Module 16 – Self-Care, Self-Regulation, Adherence
    • Module 17 – Protocols & Next Steps 
    • Module 18 – Resources
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  • What are the course learning objectives?
    1. Explain the role of ethnic identity, practices, physical & mental health in ethics approach
    2. Discuss spectrum of cognitive decline & Alzheimer’s development
    3. Discuss the link between Diabetes, anxiety, and depression
    4. Discuss the role of hormones in cognitive performance, Diabetes & AD prevention
    5. Describe differentials in prevalence of Diabetes & Alzheimer’s across diverse communities
    6. Describe the evidence of insulin resistance and its response to emotion
    7. Describe the role of hormones in cognitive performance, Diabetes & AD prevention
    8. Discuss differentials in prevalence of Diabetes & Alzheimer’s across diverse communities
    9. Assess circadian rhythm as it contributes to Diabetes and AD
    10. Analyze the science of the “second brain” and its function in the prevention and development of Diabetes type 2 and AD
    11. List drug/ Nutrient/ Herb interactions in Diabetes and AD
    12. Discuss research on anaerobic, aerobic exercise and self-care methods to reduce insulin resistance, improve cardiac function and reduce pain in Diabetes.
    13. Identify tailoring lifestyle changes for clients that enhance self-care strategies and success
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  • Selected references

    American Diabetes Association. (2017). Standards of medical care in diabetes—2017: Summary of revisions. Diabetes Care, 40(Supplement 1): S4-S5. Retrieved fromhttps://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/40/Supplement_1/S4.full-text.pdf

    Beatty, D. L., Hall, M. H., Kamarck, T. A., Buysse, D. J., Owens, J. F., Reis, S. E. Matthews, K. A. (2011). Unfair treatment is associated with poor sleep in African American and Caucasian adults: Pittsburgh Sleep SCORE project. Health Psychology, 30(3), 351-9. doi:10.1037/a0022976​

    Chatterjee, S., Khunti, K., & Davies, M. J. (2017). Type 2 diabetes. Lancet, 389(10085), 2239-2251. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30058-2. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28190580​

    Chia, J. S. J., McRae, J. L., Kukuljan, S., Woodford, K., Elliott, R. B., Swinburn, B., & Dwyer, K. M. (2017). A1 beta-casein milk protein and other environmental pre-disposing factors for type 1 diabetes. Nutrition & Diabetes, 7(5), e274. doi:10.1038/nutd.2017.16. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28504710

    Choi, S., Kim, K., Chang, J., Kim, S. M., Kim, S. J., Cho, H.-J., & Park, S. M. (2019). Association of chronic periodontitis on alzheimer’s disease or vascular dementia. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67(6), 1234-1239. Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jgs.15828

    Cornell, S. (2015).​ Continual evolution of type 2 diabetes: An update on pathophysiology and emerging treatment options. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, 11, 621–632.doi:10.2147/TCRM.S67387. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4404882

    Defronzo, R. A., Ferrannini, E., Groop, L., Henry, R. R., Herman, W. H., Holst, J. J., … Weiss, R. (2015). Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Nature Reviews Disease Primers, 1(15019).
    Retrieved from https://www.nature.com/articles/nrdp201519​

    Ferrara, A., Karter, A. J., Ackerson, L. M., Liu, J. Y., & Selby, J. V. (2001). Hormone replacement therapy is associated with better glycemic control in women with type 2 diabetes​. Diabetes Care, 24(7), 1144-1150. Retrieved from https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/24/7/1144​

    Handley, Margaret A., Judy Quan, PhD, Maria T. Chao, DrPH, Neda Ratanawongsa, MD, MPH, Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH, Sophia Emmons-Bell and Dean Schillinger, MDJ Use of Complementary Health Approaches Among Diverse Primary Care Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Association with Cardiometabolic Outcomes: From the SF Bay Collaborative Research Network (SF Bay CRN) Am Board Fam Med September-October 2017vol. 30 no. 5 624-631

    Hicken, M. T., Lee, H., Ailshire, J., Burgard, S. A., & Williams, D. R. (2013). “Every shut eye, ain’t sleep”: The role of racism-related vigilance in racial/ethnic disparities in sleep difficulty. Race and Social Problems, 5, 100. doi:10.1007/s12552-013-9095-9​

    Hurtado, M. D., & Vella, A. (2019). What is type 2 diabetes? Medicine, 47(1), 10-15. Retrieved from​ https://www.medicinejournal.co.uk/article/S1357-3039(18)30270-6/pdf

    Korn, L. E., Logsdon, R. G., Polissar, N. L., Gomez-Beloz, A., Waters, T., & Ryser, R. (2009A randomized trial of a CAM therapy for stress reduction in American Indian and Alaskan Native family caregivers. The Gerontologist, 49(3), 368-377.

    Korn, L., & Ryser, R. (2009, May 1). Salish culture, foods and medicines: Indigenous traditions and CAM for the prevention and treatment of diabetes type 2. Townsend Letter. Retrieved from https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Salish+culture,+foods+and+medicines%3A+indigenous+traditions+and+CAM…-a0198715577

    Korn, L. (2014). Burying the umbilicus: Traditional medicine on the west coast of Mexico. Fourth World Journal, 13(1), 5-31.

    Korn, L. (2014). La costumbre de enterrar el cordón umbilical (Burying the Umbilicus). Fourth World Journal, 13(1), 33-58.

    Korn, L. E. (2013). Somatic empathy: Restoring community health with massage. Fourth World Journal, 12(1), 19-28.

    Korn, L., Ryser, R. (2009). Preventing and treating diabetes naturally: The native way. Olympia, WA: Daykeeper Press.

    Rewers, M., & Ludvigsson, J. (2016). Environmental risk factors for type 1 diabetes. Lancet, 387(10035), 2340-2348. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30507-4. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27302273

    Tomfohra, L., Pung, M., Edwards, K. M., Dimsdalea, J. E. (2012). Racial differences in sleep architecture: The role of ethnic discrimination. Biological Psychology, 89(1), 34–38​.

    Wu, K. L., Rayner, C. K., Chuah, S. K., Changchien, C. S., Lu, S. N., Chiu, Y. C., … Lee, C. M. (2008). Effects of ginger on gastric emptying and motility in healthy humans. European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2008 May;20(5):436-40. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0b013e3282f4b224.

    Yeh, Gloria Y. David M. Eisenberg, Roger B. Davis, Russell S. Phillips, “Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Among Persons With Diabetes Mellitus: Results of a National Survey”, American Journal of Public Health 92, no. 10 (October 1, 2002): pp. 1648-1652.

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  • How to become certified

    Certification is awarded to licensed clinicians and health professionals. Once you complete the 25-hour course and receive your certificate you will submit your certificate and proof of license here.

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  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.

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  • How long do I have access to the course?

    How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

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  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

    If you are not 100% satisfied with this course you may send an email and you will be provided with a full refund, no questions asked. The reimbursement given will be minus taxes and fees paid.

    Please note that due to the small class size and invitation-only nature of the Advanced Applications of Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (Levels 1 and 2), no refunds can be provided following payment.

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