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Digital Seminar

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:
19 Hours 38 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Sep 22, 2022
Product Code:
POS065154
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD | Live Webinar



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.

Watch 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, purchase 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 seminar 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

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All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


Athletic Trainers

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**Please note that Chiropractors and/or Chiropractor Assistants must complete the post-test and evaluation and answer yes to the PACE Chiropractor question if they would like their participation submitted to PACE.


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 completing these self-study materials will earn 19.0 contact hours. Expires: 06/07/2025.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 19.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 19.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 19.0 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 19.0 self-study continuing education credits.

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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course contains 19.0 hours of Distance Learning - Independent continuing education. It was not offered for AOTA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. For state licensure or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 19.0 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 19.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


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 self-study course qualifies for 19.0 CE credit hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study 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 1 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.

 


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 self-study 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 self-study activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study 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: Intermediate. 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 And 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 self-study 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 self-study course consists of 19.0 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. 


Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 19.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 9/22/2022. It was last reviewed on 5/27/2022 and is valid until 05/27/2025.

 

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 19.0 continuing education clock hours 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.



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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 as she believes that the only way she can effectively educate and 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 including hormonal imbalances, thyroid dysfunction, and autoimmunity as well as gut health, weight management, histamine intolerance, and immune health.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Cindi Lockhart is the owner and founder of Lockhart Wellness Solutions, LLC. She receives compensation from Fullscript. Cindi Lockhart receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
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.

 


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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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