Nutritional Medicine: Controversies in Nutrition

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Nutritional Medicine: Controversies in Nutrition

Description

The scope of nutritional medicine is oftentimes fraught with conflicting research findings, disparities in clinical outcomes, and polarizing schools of thought. Acknowledging this confusion, Dr. Alan Gaby brings his over forty years of research and clinical experience to Focusing on some of the most common and clinically relevant controversies in nutrition–including those surrounding vitamin D and iodine, and the hotly debated question of folic acid vs. 5-MTHF–this 2-hour lecture aims to assist physicians in accurately parsing current research to tailor effective and treatment plans for each patient.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the basis upon which the reference range for serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D was increased from 10-15 ng/ml for vitamin D deficiency to 20 ng/ml for vitamin D deficiency and 30 ng/ml for vitamin D insufficiency
  • Analyze research comparing the efficacy of high doses and moderate doses of vitamin D
  • Examine the biochemical and potential clinical effects of gamma-tocopherol
  • Investigate research comparing the effect of folic acid and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) in the treatment of hyperhomocysteinemia
  • Critically review the claim that omega-6 fatty acids are pro-inflammatory
  • Critically review the evidence regarding whether calcium supplementation increases the risk of myocardial infarction
  • Critically review the evidence regarding whether hyperhomocysteinemia is a cause of chronic disease
  • Discuss research regarding the safety and efficacy of high-dose iodine

Course Content

  • Controversies in Nutrition 2h 00min

Instructor

Dr. Gaby received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, his M.S. in biochemistry from Emory University, and his M.D. from the University of Maryland. He was in private practice for 19 years, specializing in nutritional medicine.

He is past-president of the American Holistic Medical Association who has given expert testimony to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the cost-effectiveness of nutritional supplements. He is the author of Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis (Prima, 1994), The Doctor’s Guide to Vitamin B6 (Rodale Press, 1984), the co-author of The Patient’s Book of Natural Healing (Prima, 1999). Dr. Gaby has written numerous scientific papers in the field of nutritional medicine. He has been the contributing medical editor for the Townsend Letter for Doctors since 1985, and was contributing editor for Alternative Medicine Review from 1996 to 2010.

He was professor of nutrition and a member of the clinical faculty at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA, from 1995 to 2002. He is currently an adjunct professor in the biology department at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, teaching the course, Nutritonal Medicine. In 2011, he completed a 30-year project, the textbook Nutritional Medicine, and has recently completed the updated Second Edition of the book.

Continuing Education Approvals

  • California Board of Chiropractic Examiners (CA BOCE)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Category B - Wellness) -Direct Approval
  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    1 CEU total (up to 1 CEU Category B) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    2 credits total (up to 2 credits Category A) -Direct Approval
  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (Provider #1583) (NCBTMB)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Advanced Science) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    2 CEUs total (up to 2 CEUs General) -Direct Approval
  • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    1 CPD total (up to 1 CPD Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    2 CMEs total (up to 2 CMEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • California Committee of Naturopathic Medicine (CA CNM)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    2 continuing competence credits total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    2 credits total (up to 2 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    2 PDAs total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    2 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    2 CEUs total (up to 2 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    2 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    2 CEs total (up to 2 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    2 CEUs total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    2 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    2 contact hours total (up to 2 contact hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    2 credits total (up to 2 credits General) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    2 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Category C) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    2 CEs total (up to 2 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Category 2) -Assumed Approval
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