Applied Endocrinology CEHAE

Instructor: Linda Bazinet BSc, MSc

In this seven-session course, we will focus on hormones and their role in health and disease. Hormones are important in controlling all body activities including growth, metabolism, coping with stress, sleep cycles, digestion and reproduction. Some hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, melatonin and DHEA are commonly supplemented while others can be stimulated by appropriate nutrition. Many diseases are directly or indirectly affected by hormones including diabetes, hypo/hyperthyroidism, osteoporosis as well as the growth of cancers such as breast and prostate. Other topics covered include ketogenic diets, environmental estrogens, PMS, menopause, BPH, and appetite regulation by leptin and ghrelin.

FORMAT: Online, LIVE

LOCATION: Zoom Classroom

SESSIONS: 7 Tuesdays
DATES: May 17, 24, 31 | Jun 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022
TIME: 6:30 – 9:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 – 6:30 pm Pacific
PRE-REQUISITE: Human Anatomy & Physiology HAP01 or Equivalent
REQUIRED TEXT: Endocrine Harmony by David W. Rowland
FEE: $460 + HST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + GST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 10, 2022

SESSION 1
DATE: Tues May 17

MAIN CONCEPT: Introduction + Pituitary Hormones
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Define hormone; Describe difference between local and general hormones; List the roles of the pituitary hormones (Growth Hormone, ADH, Oxytocin, Prolactin); Describe how their secretion is regulated; Discuss the benefits/risks of supplementing with GH

SESSION 2
DATE: Tues May 24

MAIN CONCEPT: Thyroid Metabolic Hormones + Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Understand the thyroid metabolic hormones (TSH, Thyroxine, Triiodo thyroxine); Describe how thyroid hormone is synthesized; Describe how TSH controls T3/T4 secretion; List several roles of the thyroid hormone; Describe symptoms of hyper and hypothyroidism; Describe the importance of calcium regulation; List the roles of parathyroid hormone and calcitonin; List risk factors for osteoporosis

SESSION 3
DATE: Tues May 31

MAIN CONCEPT: Adrenocortical Hormones + The Adrenal Medulla
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Describe the roles of aldosterone and cortisol; Describe symptoms and treatment of adrenal fatigue; Discuss the benefits of supplementing with DHEA; Describe the roles of epinephrine and norepinephrine in the fight or flight response

SESSION 4
DATE: Tues Jun 7

MAIN CONCEPT: The Pineal Gland and Melatonin + Pancreatic Hormones
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: List the roles of melatonin; Discuss natural ways to increase melatonin and the supplementation benefits; Describe the roles of insulin and glucagon on metabolism; Describe the metabolic effects of ketogenic diets; Describe short-term and long-term symptoms of diabetes mellites

SESSION 5
DATE: Tues Jun 14

MAIN CONCEPT: Gastrointestinal Hormones + Male Reproductive Hormones
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: List the roles of Cholecystokinin, gastrin and secretin; Describe sperm formation; List the roles of testosterone; Infertility; Discuss risk factors, symptoms and treatments for BPH and prostate cancer

SESSION 6
DATE: Tues Jun 21

MAIN CONCEPT: Female Reproductive Hormones + Environmental Hormones
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Describe the roles of estrogen/progesterone; Describe oogenesis and stages of the menstrual cycle; Describe types of PMS and possible treatments; Describe polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); Describe changes that occur during menopause; List sources and health effects of environmental hormones

SESSION 7
DATE: Tues Jun 28

MAIN CONCEPT: Appetite and Energy Balance
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: List roles of leptin and ghrelin

ACCESS TO MATERIAL:

THE DAY BEFORE the course starts registered students will receive an email with LINKS to:

— A copy of the complete Course Outline with test and assignment dates
— Zoom Login and Password
— Digital Course Notes/Power Point Presentation Session 1 of 7
— Sessions 2 to 7 will be sent to registered students after the first class, on the first Friday that follows
— Every session’s replay will be sent to students before noon, the next day

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF OUR TIME ZONES?

You may request to be considered for receiving replays of the course without or with earning the Certificate of Completion, depending on whether you are available to write the tests or hand in assignments on the designated days. We can accommodate schedules on a case by case basis. For more information on not being able to attend LIVE, and wanting to access the replays, please contact Julia Rickert @ julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

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