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Live Webinar

3-Day: Functional Nutrition Certification: Using Food as Medicine for Optimizing Health & Wellness


Speakers:
Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP |  Vanessa Ruiz, ND, RN-BSN
Duration:
3 Full Days
Product Code:
LWC065154
Brochure Code:
PWZ87584
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD

Dates
Schedule at a glance



Description

It can be intimidating when patients start asking you for guidance on nutrition. You may find yourself asking, “I’m not a dietitian. What kind of advice can I offer within my scope of practice?”

Plus, with so much misinformation out there, how do you navigate what’s right and what’s not? You deserve evidence-based information that clears the confusion and helps you help your patients.

Join us as we break down today’s best nutrition science into strategies that are simple to share and easy to apply in the real world. You’ll learn safe, effective, and affordable evidencebased nutrition approaches that will help your patients achieve optimal health and wellness while preventing and treating common medical conditions:

  • Which diet plan is best?
  • Which supplements are most important?
  • What is the impact of gut health?
  • What are specific tactics to use for diabetes, hypothyroidism, depression, insomnia, chronic pain, autoimmunity, and others?

Help your patients expertly navigate diet culture and achieve their goals. We’ve helped thousands of professionals just like you become a trusted resource - don’t miss this opportunity to learn life changing strategies for nutritional program design.

Best of all, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Functional Nutrition Informed Professional (CFNIP) through Evergreen Certifications, a $99 value, for no additional charge!

Don’t wait, register today!

- Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP and Vanessa Ruiz, ND, RN-BSN


CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!

  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99 value)*!
  • Simply complete this live event and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certified Functional Nutrition Informed Professional through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*

Attendees will receive documentation of CFNIP designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program.

*Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/cfnip for professional requirements.

Credits


Athletic Trainers

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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 19.0 hours of Category A continuing education.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 19.0 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 19.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 19.0 contact hours. 

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 19.0 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 19.0 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 19.0 continuing competency hours.


Delaware Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts CEUs approved by a national governing body (e.g., APTA, BOC) or a fellow state licensing board during the current licensing period. This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 19.0 CE Credit Hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 19.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category I continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. Participants must attend at least three (3) contact hours to receive Category I credit. Participants who complete less than three (3) contact hours will receive Category II credit.


Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This activity consists of 19.0 continuing education credit hours for Michigan Physical Therapists. Regulation R. 338.7163 states the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 22.8 contact hours. 


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 19.0 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider  #2406032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: . This activity will provide 19.0 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 19.0 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 19.0 continued competency credit hours for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (1)(c) states that type 1 continued competency credits can be earned by attending courses that are directly related to the clinical practice of physical therapy and have been approved by local, state, or federal government agencies. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 1140 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Handouts/Brochure

Speaker

Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP's Profile

Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP Related seminars and products

Lockhart Wellness Solutions, LLC


Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP, is board-certified as an integrative and functional nutrition practitioner with over 30 years in professional practice. She has trained nutrition, fitness, and medical practitioners throughout most of her career, yet maintains a personal practice with clients/patients as she believes that the only way she can effectively educate an inspire other practitioners, is through her own practical experience with clients. In addition to educating on how Food is Medicine, Cindi also specializes in coaching clients and practitioners on the importance of managing stress, optimizing sleep, proper exercise and movement, and reducing exposure to environmental toxins. Cindi has extensive expertise in women’s health issues, thyroid dysfunction, immunity and gut health.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Cindi Lockhart is the owner and founder of Lockhart Wellness Solutions, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Cindi Lockhart is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine, the Institute for Functional Medicine, and the Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy.


Vanessa Ruiz, ND, RN-BSN's Profile

Vanessa Ruiz, ND, RN-BSN Related seminars and products


Vanessa Ruiz, ND, RN-BSN, is a naturopathic physician and registered nurse. After experiencing health issues stemming from a burnout as a nurse, she began studying integrative ways to help herself heal. Her interest in integrative health led her to becoming a naturopathic physician with a focus on mental health, trauma and complex PTSD. She earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at Southwest College in Tempe, Arizona.

She has been featured in the "A Created Life: A Journey to Empowerment" documentary and "Shoutout Arizona" for her ground-breaking work in mental health. She is a public speaker on the topic of functional medicine and mental health, teaching behavioral health professionals nationally and internationally. In addition to her clinical practice, she is the founder of Nurses for Natural health, an organization dedicated to empowering and educating Nurses about natural health and burnout recovery.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Vanessa Ruiz has an employment relationship with Enliven Mental Health Clinic. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. Dr. Ruiz serves on the advisory board for Evergreen Certifications. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Vanessa Ruiz has no relevant non-financial relationships.

 


Additional Info

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: Each day there will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Questions?

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Objectives

  1. Assess the general function of the gut via digestion, intestinal permeability, and microbiome and its impact on weight, immunity, and metabolic health. 
  2. Determine how to assess a patient’s nutritional status and when to refer out to a nutrition professional. 
  3. Determine the prevalence of and what entails disrupted sleep, stress management, and alignment to circadian rhythms. 
  4. Investigate the health benefits and risks of adequate sleep and mindfulness, as well as the importance of aligning one’s lifestyle habits to natural circadian rhythms. 
  5. Determine the criteria and role of functional foods in nutrition.  
  6. Determine how the lifestyle factors affect hormone balance – standard American diet, obesity, too much or too little exercise, chronic stress, inadequate sleep, and environmental toxins. 
  7. Investigate the myriad of food reactions: allergies, sensitivities and reactions as well as how to manage them.  
  8. Determine how oxidative stress and inflammation drive dysfunction and chronic disease. 
  9. Determine how one's nutrition and lifestyle habits impact overall health and wellness via driving or lowering inflammation and oxidative stress. 
  10. Differentiate the pros and cons of various popular diets and when best to utilize them. 
  11. Inspect how food acts as medicine with specific medical conditions. 
  12. Determine how to assess a patient’s nutritional status and when to refer out to a nutrition professional. 
  13. Determine common nutritional risks and articulate action steps to help optimize a patient’s nutritional state. 
  14. Determine a holistic approach to optimizing hormones such as thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, insulin, testosterone and cortisol. 
  15. Assess the general function of the gut via digestion, intestinal permeability, and microbiome as well as the estrogen specific estrabalome. 
  16. Differentiate the components of a SAD (standard american diet) compared to an anti-inflammatory diet and the benefits of food quality over quantity. 
  17. Evaluate the role of food and nutrition in mood disorders such as Anxiety and Depression. 
  18. Determine a prioritized approach to optimizing gut function and hormone balance via the 5R gut repair protocol.

Outline

Principles to Maximize Your Patient’s Nutrition
  • Food as medicine
  • Foundations: oxidative stress & inflammation & blood sugar regulation
  • Stress, the Autonomic Nervous System & the impact of nutritional status
  • Mindful Eating
  • Diet recalls – diary vs 24 hour
  • Macros and micros
    • What’s the skinny on fats?
    • To carb or not to carb?
    • Protein – high or low?
  • Nutrient balance and easy visuals for portions
  • Quality of food – processed, whole, organic
  • Navigating food labels, nutrition facts & ingredients
  • Beverages & sweeteners
  • Food reactions- allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances – N of 1
    • Elimination diet process
  • Functional and superfoods
  • Supplements
  • Q&A
Gut Health & Why That Matters
  • Digestion, absorption and impact of enzymes
  • Acidity & hypochlorhydria – abuse of PPI’s and antacids
  • Healthy elimination – Bristol scale
    • What is constipation these days??
  • Cravings – what the body is saying
  • Health of tongue as reflection of gut health
  • Intestinal barrier and leaky gut
    • Zonulin & wheat/gluten sensitivity to celiac
  • Microbiome – the power of bacteria – estrabalome – impact of antibiotics
    • Modulator of inflammation
  • 5R protocol to heal the gut
  • Prebiotics & probiotics
  • Case Study with open discussion
  • Q&A
Diet Wars – There is no “one size fits all” in nutrition!
  • SAD – components vs Anti-Inflammatory diet – comparison chart
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Mediterranean – the gold standard
  • Paleo / DASH
  • Keto
  • Vegan + different types of vegetarian diets
  • Elimination diets
  • Intermittent fasting, time restricted eating & fasting mimicking diets
  • Case Study with open discussion
  • Q&A
Food as Medicine in Special Populations
  • Diabetes & metabolic syndrome
  • Adrenal function – physiologic stress & recovery
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Sex hormone imbalances
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Food & mood
    • Blood/brain barrier & inflammation
  • Insomnia & fatigue
  • Chronic pain & fibromyalgia
  • Autoimmunity & IBD
  • Osteoarthritis
Resources for Ongoing Education
  • Case reviews with guided nutrition and lifestyle plan
  • Red flags, limitations and when to refer out
  • Q&A

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Therapy Directors
  • Chiropractors
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Physicians
  • Dietitians
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Other Rehab and Healthcare Professionals

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