MODULE V – A METABOLIC & FUNCTIONAL APPROACH TO NUTRITION & EXERCISE
OBJECTIVES
  • Learn the role of nutrition in maintaining optimal health as the patient ages
  • Explore and understand the concept ofdrug induced nutrient depletion
  • Understand the relationships among the biotransformation enzyme systems
  • Learn the common warning signs indicating that toxicity may be a factor for the patient
  • Discuss the roles of physical, psychological, and spiritual health in Metabolic and Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Learn essential, conditionally essential, and non-essential amino acids and symptoms of amino acid deficiencies
  • Understand the risk factors and new treatment plans for osteoporosis
  • Identify pharmaceutical inhibitors of phase 1 cytochrome P450 enzymes
  • Learn treatment modalities for the dietary and nutritional support of detoxification
  • Understand metallothioneins and genetic polymorphisms
  • Learn the function of fatty acids in the body
  • Learn disease processes that have amino acid deficiencies as an antecedent and treatments
  • Identify the diseases that can be treated with fatty acid replacement
  • Understand that fatty acid intake can change the amount of medication that a patient may need
  • Discuss new pain control options used in Metabolic and Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Understandthat fatty acids may have profound effects on the network of inflammatory mediators altering prostanoid synthesis, PPAR activity, and the response to cytokines
  • Review the basic concepts behind the disciplines of metabolomics and nutrigenomics
  • Define the critical steps involved in signal transduction and intracellular signaling, with emphasis on transmembrane receptors, intracellular kinases, transcription factors and DNA response elements
  • Learn how DNA expression can be modified by specific dietary and lifestyle factors
  • Learn basic pathophysiology of thyroid metabolism as it relates to cardiac function
  • Evaluate the current myths regarding thyroid replacement therapy
  • Know how thyroid deficiency can directly relate to cardiac disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, arrhythmia and heart failure
  • Identify the role that genomics, pharmacogenomics, proteomics, and nutrigenomics has in Metabolic and Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Look at a patient-centric system of healthcare that addresses biochemical individuality and genetic uniqueness to improve health and function of the patient
  • Learn the relationships among the biotransformation enzyme systems
  • Gain an understanding of current knowledge regarding the biotransformation and elimination of environmental toxins and the scientific basis supporting the use of nutrients and plant-derived factors for enhancing these processes as a strategy for treating toxin-related disease and improving overall health
  • Understand the value of and testing options for a preconception medical evaluation