CIH680 Nutritional Medicine

Course Description

Provides an overview of the various elements of nutrition and the links between diet, lifestyle and health. The roles of nutraceuticals, herbs and supplements on health and wellness will also be explored. Nutrition is emphasized in the context of health maintenance and disease prevention. Modern issues such as environmental toxins, genetically altered foods, and food allergies are discussed. Other topics include organic and local foods, foods for the treatment of specific disharmonies, toxic food substances and additives, pure water, Western biochemistry and nutrition, whole foods cooking, and more.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the function of neutraceuticals, supplements and herbs and their roles in maintaining health.
  • Examine the issues in modern nutrition including toxins, irradiation, genetically altered foods, and food allergies.
  • Appraise the role of diet as it relates to inflammation, chronic disease, stress, cardiovascular and metabolic disorders.
  • Recognize the impact of nutritional intervention on the prevention of health risks.