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Introduction to Nutritional Ketosis and Clinical Applications 
Is Fat the Secret Weapon: Jeff Volek, PhD, RD
Jeff Volek, PhD, RD

In Part 2 of this two-part series, Jeffrey Volek, PhD, RD, discusses the ketogenic diet and its safety, efficacy and outcomes in patients with obesity. In this presentation you will learn how to personalize and implement a safe and effective ketogenic diet in a real-world clinical practice

Dr. Volek is a Professor in the Department of Human Sciences at Ohio State University and has studied the effects of how ketogenic diets can positively impact metabolic processes...

To Access Part 1 "Introduction to Nutritional Ketosis and Clinical Applications:"  Click Here
New Clinical News!
Novel Therapeutic Approach for Migraines: Ketone Supplementation
A team of Swiss researchers  recently presented their findings on a  novel therapeutic approach for migraine reduction: ketone supplementation.  

One in seven American adults suffer from migraine headaches, but effective therapies are lacking.  Females, especially during reproductive years, are disproportionately affected by migraines, with  a migraine prevalence of approximately 20% in females  vs. 9% in males . ..

Probiotic Bifidobacterium Lactis B420 for Weight Management
Alvin Ibarra, PhD

In this webinar, Alvin Ibarra, PhD, discusses obesity and the challenges of body weight  maintenance, including an  understanding of the link between the intestinal  microbiome and body weight regulation

Dr. Ibarra provides an overview of how the  novel probiotic  Bifidobacterium lactis B420 may assist in managing and regulating body weight
Clinical Review
Food-Fortified Vitamin D3 More Effective than D2 at Raising Serum 25(OH)D Levels
A recent food fortification trial demonstrated that 600 IU of daily vitamin D3 had a significantly greater impact than 600 IU of daily vitamin D2 in elevating serum blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D]. 

Vitamin D is essential for skeletal health and many emerging extraskeletal physiological processes, but remains one of the most common micronutrient dietary gaps, resulting in widespread hypovitaminosis D globally.  Understanding how much vitamin D the body needs daily, in what form, and from what sources is still being discovered . ..
Annual Conference Workshop: 
Functional Medicine & Epigenetic Testing in Clinical Practice

"Targeted Nutrition and Lifestyle Therapeutics for 21st Century Healthcare: Translating Diagnostics into Personalized Wellness for the Individual"

Learning Objectives:
  • To define personalized lifestyle medicine and discuss its context within functional medicine
  • To understand how personalized lifestyle medicine approaches can benefit patient care
  • To learn how a unified diagnostic portal can enable effective care for patients

*This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 34.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

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