nutritional medicine Introduction:
To know how to maintain and improve our bodily health, we first need to understand our body and one of its most basic needs. This course will be focus on food and nutrition, and the impact it has on our body. This workshop will be taught in 2 parts. The first will focus on MACROnutrients and the second one on Anti-Inflammatory Foods .
Learning objectives of part 1:
- What makes up proteins, carbohydrates and fatty acids
- How different macronutrients are digested and metabolised in our body
- The difference between fats and fatty acids, saturated & unsaturated fats, trans fats, and their dietary sources.
- The myths about Omega 3 and 6, and how they are used in a low anti-inflammatory diet.
- The chemical structure of cholesterol, what phytosterols are, and which vitamins are fat soluble.
- The different types of carbohydrates and their relevance to nutrition.
- The carbohydrates that can cause IBS (Irritable Bowel disease Symptoms) in those that mal-absorb them.
- The classification of the Dietary Fibre and their dietary sources.
- An assessment of your macronutrients intake.
Learning objectives of part 2
Lifestyle and dietary factors are the leading causes for death and chronic disability. The leading diseases caused by these risk factors – cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, arthritis, and dementia- share the characteristic of chronic, low grade inflammation. A growing body of evidence indicates that dietary interventions can have a significant impact on chronic, low grade inflammation. In this course, we will build on the knowledge from part 1 and Learn
- How a diet can cause inflammation
- Identify Inflammatory and Anti-inflammatory food
- Understand conditions where having an anti-inflammatory diet is especially important.
- Learn what is the Glycaemic Load and how to find the Glycaemic load in the food you eat.
- Learn which types of carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats are anti-inflammatory.
- Learn how to modify your diet to achieve an anti-inflammatory diet.
An Introduction to Nutritional Medicine: Macronutrients & Anti-Inflammatory Foods
You are welcome to take either of Part 1 or 2 individually, or together.
Part 1: An Introduction to Nutritional Medicine: Macronutrients
2pm -3.45pm, date TBC (Saturday)
Part 2: An Introduction to Nutritional Medicine: Anti-Inflammatory Diet
2pm - 3.45pm, date TBC (Sunday)