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Results from a recent study found that aerobic activity, limiting or eliminating tobacco use, removing high acidic foods from the diet, and increasing fruit and vegetable consumption may be helpful in managing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). GERD is a common condition that involves reflux where acid leaves the stomach and travels up the esophagus causing burning sensations and pain. Other conditions associated with GERD are continuous cough, nausea and asthma...

Clinical Research Review
Healthy BMI Reduces GERD and C. Diff Infections Implicated with PPI Overuse
C. difficile is now considered the most common microbial cause of healthcare-associated infections in U.S. hospitals. The economic burden of CDI is tremendous as well, totaling up to $4.8 billion each year in excess health care costs for acute care facilities alone. Identifying risk factors has become an important component to understanding and quelling the rapid rise in incidence and severity of CDI 

Sharp Mind, Healthy Heart: Cognitive Decline and Heart Disease Linked in Menopausal Women
I think any of us would do whatever we could to avoid memory issues as we age. So what, if anything, can women do  now  to support mental acuity later in life?

Numerous studies have shown that women with cardiovascular disease (CVD) are at a higher risk for dementia and memory loss as they age. There is added complexity due to the hormonal decline they incur in perimenopause and menopause that may also affect cognitive function s...

Shifting the Paradigm from Blocking to Resolving Inflammation 
Roundtable Symposia from ASPEN Clinical Nutrition Week

The conversation is part of a series on inflammation entitled, Inflammation: A Novel Clinical Nutritional Approach for Resolution . The participants discuss how to shift the paradigm in inflammation from just blocking inflammation to actively resolving it. Robert Martindale, MD reminds participants that pro-resolving mediators do not block or inhibit inflammation, but they promote resolution of the inflammation   

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Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Continuing Education (IFNA)  

We offer continuing education (CE) for Registered Dietitians and Functional Nutrition Specialists. Browse MHICN content and select from the various videos and podcasts available, all of which have been approved by IFNA to be applied towards CE credits

Once you have completed your selected CE course, download and print the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA) certificate. Complete the certificate with the title of the video or podcast you selected, your name and the date. Submit your completed certificate to Each collective 1 hour course is equivalent to 1 IFNA continuing education credit  

*All CE is complimentary to registered MHICN users

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