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Obesity, Diet, & Behavior - DVD (w/Home-study exam)

Explains the complex nature of body fat and why both too much and too little are deleterious to health. Describes how genes, eating behavior, macronutrients, physiology, microorganisms, and the environment interact to produce obesity. Outlines how the food industry’s production of hyperpalatable foods fuels sweet, fat, and salt addiction and the obesity epidemic. Identifies the most effective diets that could produce long-lasting results in weight loss. Explains strategies for maintaining successful weight loss, managing food cravings, and treating emotional overeating. Identifies the relative effectiveness of diet, exercise, medications, and surgery in maintaining weight loss. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other healthcare professions.
$83.00

Learning Objectives

 

  1. explain the complex nature of body fat and why both too much and too little are deleterious to health.
  2. describe how genes, eating behavior, macronutrients, physiology, microorganisms, and the environment interact to produce obesity.
  3. outline how the food industry’s production of hyperpalatable foods fuels sweet, fat, and salt addiction and the obesity epidemic.
  4. identify the most effective diets that could produce long-lasting results in weight loss.
  5. explain strategies for maintaining successful weight loss, managing food cravings, and treating emotional overeating.
  6. identify the relative effectiveness of diet, exercise, medications, and surgery in maintaining weight loss.
  7. describe how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes.
  8. describe, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other healthcare professions.
Products specifications
Contact Hours: 6
Instructor M. Howard, Ph.D.
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Describes the essential components of forming, storing, and retrieving memories. Lists practical ways that perception, time, emotions, stress, and sleep affect memory. Discusses the differences between normal forgetting, age-related memory decline & amnesia syndromes. Lists the common lifestyle factors, medical conditions and medications that can compromise memory. Describes useful strategies to preserve memory & help patients and caregivers cope. Describes how information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
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The Science of Fat & Sugar - DVD (w/Home-study exam)

Identifies metabolism and physiology of lipids and carbohydrates in health and disease as well as in the aged individual. Lists the approaches to a patient suffering from metabolic disease from the nursing, pharmacological, psychological, and physical therapy standpoints. Compares and contrast appetite suppressants and other medications that induce weight loss. Discusses the recent discoveries in neurochemistry and neuroscience of the link between behavioral pathology and metabolic disease. Compares and contrast the healthy and the potentially dangerous weight loss strategies and long-term effects of fad diets. Describes the oral health implications of metabolic disease as well as eating disorders. Describes the empiric developments in bariatric treatments, their implications for nursing practice, and behavioral therapies. Lists sources of benecial lipids and carbohydrates and methods of improvement of palatability of the healthier foods. Identifies the role of the oral microbiome, periodontal disease, and S. mutans in appetite pathology, binge eating and obesity.
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Brain Health - DVD (w/Home-study exam)

The course “Brain Health: Mood, Metabolism and Cognition” provides an overview of key factors that can improve mental health, as well as to ensure cognitive health. This course includes a discussion of: (1) the importance of stress management, (2) physical activity, (3) weight management, (4) early diagnosis and proper management of diabetes and pre-diabetes, (5) key dietary factors to “defend the castle”, including the concept of “nutritional psychiatry”, (6) ways to improve gut health so as to improve brain health, (7) proper sleep hygiene, (8) the importance of oral health, and, finally, (9) how to incorporate some of the characteristics of our ancestors’ lifestyle (i.e., address our modern “Paleo-Deficit disorder). Health professionals who complete this course will gain a much fuller understanding of the factors that impact brain health, as well as a range of techniques to help themselves, and their patients/clients, improve/preserve cognitive function and ensure positive emotional and mental health.