Understanding Lab Diagnostics in Clinical Practice CEULD

Instructor: Dr. David Duizer, ND

As a holistic nutritionist, you have the knowledge and skills to develop powerful protocols for your clients. However, to make your assessment truly holistic, you must have an understanding of diagnostic and laboratory tests. These tests provide valuable insight into the unique state of each client and offer an objective measure of client progress. This course covers the basics of blood, urine and saliva testing, including tests for liver, kidney and digestion, thyroid and adrenal function, lipid disorders, diabetes, heavy metals and more. Students will gain the knowledge to confidently interpret laboratory results and incorporate them into a holistic plan to increase health outcomes.

FORMAT: Online, LIVE

LOCATION: Zoom Classroom

SESSIONS: 7 Tuesdays
DATES: Feb 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 22, 29, Apr 5, 2022
TIME: 3:00 – 6:00pm Pacific / 6:00 – 9:00pm Eastern
RECOMMENDED TEXT: Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic Tests (Canadian First Edition)
FEE: $460 + GST
REQUIRED DIGITAL COURSE NOTES: $30 + GST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 10, 2022

SESSION 1
DATE: 
Tues Feb 15
MAIN CONCEPT: Introduction + Cardiovascular
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Introduction to laboratory medicine; Introduction to functional assessments; Introduction to the systems approach; Understanding the cardiovascular assessment – lipids, inflammation, glucose control, nutrient deficiencies; Conditions – high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack risk reduction

SESSION 2
DATE: 
Tues Feb 22
MAIN CONCEPT: Diabetes + Thyroid + Hormones
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Glucose, insulin, and continuous glucose monitoring; The complete thyroid panel, functional thyroid assessment; Blood, urine, and saliva hormone assessments – timing and interpretation; Fertility and pregnancy testing; Conditions – weight gain, hypothyroidism, type 2 diabetes, PMS, low testosterone, menopause

SESSION 3
DATE: 
Tues Mar 1
MAIN CONCEPT: Digestive + Immune System
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Food allergy, intolerance, and sensitivity testing; Leaky gut testing, histamine, and diamine Candida Testing; Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis and GI Map; Ova and Parasites; Conditions – IBS, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac disease, GERD, allergies, eczema, psoriasis

SESSION 4
DATE: 
Tues Mar 8
MAIN CONCEPT: Liver + Gallbladder + Pancreas
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Liver function testing; Gastric and pancreatic function testing; Conditions: non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis, gallstones, chronic pancreatitis, functional elevated liver enzymes

SESSION 5
DATE: 
Tues Mar 22
MAIN CONCEPT: Adrenal + Kidney + Bladder
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Urinalysis, urine toxicology screen and basic renal functioning; Renal disease and renal function testing; Serum Chemistry – Electrolytes; Adrenal panels – timing, medium and optimization; Conditions: adrenal insufficiency, kidney infections, nephritis, polycystic kidney disease, bladder infections, anxiety

SESSION 6
DATE: 
Tues Mar 29
MAIN CONCEPT: Joints/Bones + Chronic Fatigue + Nutrient Deficiency Review
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Introduction to hematology; CBC, iron, B12, homocysteine; Vitamin and Mineral Testing; Heavy Metal Testing – Hair Mineral Analysis; Mold Toxicity Testing; Conditions: osteoporosis, muscle and ligament injuries, fatigue, depression, insomnia

SESSION 7
DATE: 
Tues Apr 5
MAIN CONCEPT: Neurologic + Cancer
ADDITIONAL CONCEPTS: Neurotransmitter testing; Tumor marker assessments; Screening exams; Metabolism markers; Conditions: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, series of different types of cancers, MS, GB, MG

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, before the second
— Every session’s replay will be sent to students before noon, the next day

ARE YOU OUTSIDE OF THE PACIFIC TIME ZONE?

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 at julia@instituteofholisticnutrition.com

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