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Nutritional Therapy - The TOP 30+ Foods for Optimal Health

Using food to alter gene expression so you can live longer and have quality of life. Learn the powerhouse foods that are loaded with nutrients that fight disease. This nutrition course assumes you understand basic nutrition such as what are RDA's, calories, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. See Nutrition 4 Optimal Health for all this info and more.


2 hours
Price: $49

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This course will dig deeper into specific nutrients and how those affect the body. From our DNA and food to how to glean specific nutrients from certain foods. From 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 provides more benefits than pills, in fact supplements have NOT been shown to reduce the risk of disease. Become knowledgeable in how to choose foods to prevent disease. After this course, you will be able to create menus filled with powerful nutrients, based on an optimal diet for longevity and quality of life. Includes a section on being a health coach for those who want to share health with others.

What students are saying about this course:

"This course is very enthusiastic with a lot of tips to implement on our daily life, with excellent references to additional resources!"  Alfredo Rodriguez

"It was easy to follow and understanding. Give some information that I need."  Mihaela Apostu

"In-depth, very interesting material. It gets more detailed as the course progresses."   Krisztina Csiki

What you will be able to after this course:

  • You will understand how food affects our DNA.
  • You will be able to avoid a few of the pitfalls that hurt our DNA and our bodies.
  • You will be able to identify which foods are the most powerful antioxidants.
  • You will be able to create meals and menus that provide the most benefits to your body.
  • You’ll have enough information to decide if you want to pursue a career in nutrition.
  • You will have some of the tools needed to start your own health coaching practice.

Course Outline:

  • Course Description:
  • Promo Video

Section 1 - Why Individuals React Differently to Food

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Nutritional Therapy
  • Lesson 2: Nutritional Genomics
  • Lesson 3: Changing Gene Expression - Switching Genes on and off 
  • Lesson 4: Free Radicals and DNA Damage    
  • Section 2: Practical Steps for Using Nutrition as Therapy    
  • Lesson 5: Fight Free Radicals with Antioxidants       
  • Lesson 6: Nature’s Pharmacy – Phytonutrients and Phytochemicals          
  • Lesson 7: Fiber the Antioxidant Transporter & More
  • Lesson 8: Omega 3 the Protector vs the Destroyers 
  • Lesson 9: Diets for Longevity - The Blue Zones         

Section 3: The Specifics of Powerful, Nutrient Rich Foods

  • Lesson 10: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Veggies  
  • Lesson 11: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Veggies Part 2   
  • Lesson 12: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Fruit       
  • Lesson 13: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Grains    
  • Lesson 14: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Nuts & Seeds     
  • Lesson 15: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Legumes & More           

Section 4: Wellness Coaching and Nutritional Therapy       

  • Lesson 16: Nutritional Therapist vs Dietitian
  • Lesson 17: Your Role as a Nutritional Therapist or Wellness Coach
  • Lesson 18: Skills & Education of a Wellness Coach   
  • Lesson 19: How to Structure Client Consultations   

Section 5: Putting it all Together       

  • Lesson 20: Meal Planning - Developing a Healthy Plate       
  • Lesson 21: Summary 
  • References & Sources