In this course, you will hone your critical thinking skills then apply them to evaluate the state of health in your community and to navigate messages about health and nutrition.

You will also examine evidence-based principles on the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet and consider nutrition from an expanded perspective — that is, nutrition as a "symphony" of complex interactions rather than the result of individual nutrients and mechanisms — as you differentiate between reductionist and "wholistic" perspectives in nutrition.

Additionally, you will analyze how diet and the environment might affect gut health through the modification of the microbiota. You will then examine the effect of industry and government on public policy and individual food choices.

Featured experts are:

  • Samara Sterling, PhD
  • Michelle Loy, MD, FAAP, DipABLM, DipABOIM, DABMA
  • James Marin, RD, EN
  • Dahlia Marin, RDN, LN
  • Michele Simon, JD, MPH

This course includes:

  • Six quizzes
  • Two required discussions
  • One optional discussion
  • Several activities
  • Readings
  • Downloadable transcripts

In this course, you will examine the China Project, the most comprehensive study of diet, lifestyle, and disease ever conducted. You will take a closer look at diet's crucial link to chronic diseases worldwide, including cancer, coronary heart disease, diabetes, neurological conditions, and autoimmune disorders. Lastly, you will investigate the scientific evidence supporting a whole food, plant-based diet's ability to prevent and even reverse these chronic diseases.

Featured Experts are:

  • Amber Orman, MD
  • Dean Ornish, MD
  • Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr, MD
  • Nicole Harkin, MD, FACC
  • Samara Sterling, PhD
  • Michael Greger, MD, FACLM
  • Neal Barnard, MD
  • Eric L. Adams
  • Dean Sherzai, MD, PhD, MPH, MAS
  • Ayesha Z. Sherzai, MD, MAS
  • Brooke Goldner, MD

This course includes:

  • Five self-check quizzes
  • One required discussion
  • Two optional discussion
  • Several activities
  • Readings
  • Downloadable transcripts

The following course is required to be completed before taking this course:

  • CNS601 Nutrition and Society

In this course, you will focus on the effects of plant-based eating throughout a lifetime, including its powerful impact on our day-to-day existence. You will explore the practical application of this lifestyle, including its role in raising a healthy family, enjoying longevity and quality of life, improving athletic performance, and ensuring lasting behavior change.

Much of this application includes dispelling popular myths — that children require dairy, that athletes require supplementation, etc. You will also enhance your understanding of personal behavior and the tools that support positive and sustainable lifestyle change.

By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to take control of your health and help others do the same.

Featured Experts are:

  • Padma Garvey, MD
  • Jackie Busse, MD
  • Evelisse Capó, PharmD
  • Michelle Loy, MD, FAAP, DipABLM, DipABOIM, DABMA
  • Robert Cheeke
  • Lilian Aguilar
  • Matthew Lederman, MD
  • Jill Edwards, MS, CEP
  • Bruce Monger, PhD
  • Allison Wilson, PhD
  • Doug Lisle, PhD
  • Samara Sterling, PhD
  • Brie Turner-McGrievy, PhD, RD

This course includes:

  • Three self-check quizzes
  • One required discussion
  • Two optional discussions
  • Several activities
  • Downloadable transcripts
  • Readings

The following courses are required to be completed before taking this course:

  • CNS601 Nutrition and Society
  • CNS602 Nutrition and Chronic Disease

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