The training that will be offered in this 20-session course that is scheduled to begin in January of 2020 is aimed at educating other clinicians to both live more nutritionally intelligent lifestyles and to assist their various clients to do likewise to maximize both the physical and psychological domains. To this end, the topics covered in this set of 2-hour-long workshops are designed to be a jumping-off point for the treating professional to have a more thorough appreciation for and understanding of the role that nutrients play and how they can be utilized to help ameliorate or heal a variety of conditions. As such, the range of topics in these sessions will include (but not limited to) such things as:

  1. defining the general concept of nutrition and related constructs
  2. commenting on and understanding the various significant chemical contributors in our foods (e.g., carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals)
  3. describing the roles that supplements can play in assisting health
  4. showing the scenarios where the use of nutritional supplements should be used with caution (given that certain conditions may require the use of various medications)
  5. showing why certain foods should be limited and/or avoided altogether (while others should be eaten in joyful abundance)
  6. demonstrating the importance of physical activity
  7. identifying how certain disorders can be made worse or better by the foods consumed
  8. examining the basic structure of the human brain
  9. summarizing the importance of neurochemistry and how this plays into the food-body-brain interplay
  10. spotting which nutritional claims are bogus and which have more empirical validation
  11. giving examples of how to start and integrate better nutritional principles into one’s daily life

Armed with these concepts and principles, participants who successfully complete the program will benefit from these lessons by being better equipped to maximally assist themselves and their respective patient populations in the mental, physical, and chemical domains.