Linda Patterson, lapatterson@smith.edu
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Nutrition

Food is the foundation of our health, energy and who we are.  It is used as our building blocks and our most powerful preventative medicine.  Our diets can promote longevity, deter cancer and accelerate healing. 

We are the most overfed and undernourished.

Obesity has become a global epidemic and is linked to all the major causes of chronic illness and death in this country (cancer, heart disease, diabetes).  It’s estimated that 40% of our society suffers from this disease and this number is expected to increase to 75% within the next decade.  It’s become necessary to understand what causes this disease.  By learning what ingredients in our food promote obesity and how to identify them will help us to make healthy, educated choices.  

This course is designed to help participants identify their deficiencies, food allergies, addictions, and the control they have over us.  This insight enables us to identify these issues in our clients as well, making it possible to offer another level of service to those looking for a healthier path.  This course will also clarify the changes needed to attain a complete and well balanced diet and impart the importance of every vitamin, mineral and amino acid.

Discover how to choose the best foods for your body, lifestyle, family history and health goals. 

We live in a new era of food; our markets are filled with cloned animals, hidden toxins and genetically modified organisms, making up 75% of processed foods.  It’s become imperative to educate our selves in order to remain healthy and know what is needed to maintain and enhance our physical, mental and emotional bodies.

This course covers:

Water

·        It’s importance

·        The differences in filtration systems

·        Contaminants

·        The difference between hard and soft

·        Mineral waters and their differences

·        The truth behind bottled waters

·        The dangers of drinking distilled water

 

Vitamins

·        Fat soluble and water soluble

·        Functions

·        Sources

·        Fragility

·        Symptoms of excess

·        Symptoms of deficiency

·        Required daily intake

 

Minerals (macro and trace)

·        Functions

·        Sources

·        Fragility

·        Symptoms of excess

·        Symptoms of deficiency

·        Required daily intake

·        Which complement each other

·        Which should be avoided together

·        Other absorption blockers

 

Proteins

·        Functions

·        Sources

·        Problems with excess

·        Problems with deficiencies

·        Required daily intake

·        Amino acids

·        Protein complementary



Carbohydrates

·        Functions

·        Sources

·        Problems with excess

·        Problems with deficiencies

·        Suggested daily intake

·        Monosaccharides

·        Disaccharides

·        Starches

·        Soluble and insoluble fiber

 

Lipids

·        Functions

·        Sources

·        Problems with excess

·        Problems with deficiencies

·        Saturated fats

·        Monounsaturated fats

·        Polyunsaturated fats

·        Triglycerides

·        Cholesterol LDL and HDL

·        Hydrogenated oils

·        Diseases linked to fat

 

Nutritional needs for:

·        Infants

·        Childhood

·        Adolescence

·        Adulthood

·        Pregnancy

·        Menopause

·        Anti-aging (40+)

·        Aging (65+)

·        Immunity

·        Allergies

·        Weight loss

·        Weight gain

·        Detoxification

 

Specialty Diets

·        The Weston Price philosophy

·        Eating right for your blood type

·        Vegetarianism

·        Macro biotic

·        Raw foods

 

Animal Feed

·        What is permitted

·        What remains throughout the processing procedure

·        Mad cows disease in the market place

·        Processing plants

·        Genetically engineered animals

·        Cloned animals

 

Genetically Modified Organisms

·        What they’re crossed with

·        What remains throughout the processing procedure

·        Environmental impact

·        What foods to avoid

·        Where GMO’s are most commonly found

·        Potential hazards

·        Contamination of organics

·        Loss of agricultural diversity

·        Ethics

·        The Frankin foods of the future

 

Fasting / cleansing

·        Hazards and benefits

·        Who should and should not

·        What to expect

·        When to stop

·        Introducing solids

·        Benefits of fresh juices

·        Examples

 

Reading labels

·        Identifying hidden calories

·        Identifying hidden toxins

·        Identifying hidden GMO’s

·        Things to avoid

 

BMI (body mass index)

·        What it is

·        Determining BMI

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