Module 1: Science

What You'll Learn in this Module

Module 1 will provide you the science and nutrition education you need to build a solid foundation to move forward in your wellness studies. Keri will teach you to look beyond just a healthful diet and take a whole person approach to health and wellness, both inside and out, for you and your clients. From the basics of nutrition, to specific diets and eating preferences, to medical issues you should be familiar with, you’ll finish the module with a well-rounded understanding of the science of nutrition.

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Lesson 1: Explanation of a Nutritious Life

In Lesson 1, we’ll get up close and personal with the 8 Pillars of a Nutritious Life: Drink Up, Eat Empowered, Live Consciously, Love More, Nurture Yourself, Sleep Deep, Stress Less and Sweat Often. We’ll go over what they are, what they mean, why they’re important and how they all work together in a Nutritious Life.

Lesson 2: Nutrition 101

In Lesson 2, we’ll review the fundamentals of carbohydrates, fats, and protein: the macronutrients. We’ll go over the science and talk about what these macronutrients do in your body and why you need them.

Lesson 3: Cravings and Emotional Eating

In Lesson 3, we’ll discuss the similarities and the differences between cravings and emotional eating and how to detect if your clients are experiencing either–or both.

Lesson 4: Inflammation, Allergies, and Gut Health

Foods can affect different people in different ways. As a health professional, you need to recognize that every client will be different and have an understanding of the ways in which clients may react to certain foods.

Lesson 5: What Makes Us Fat

Clients may think they’re doing everything right with their diets, but could still be struggling to lose or maintain their weight. In Lesson 5, we’ll talk about the factors that affect why and how our weights may fluctuate and go over common slip ups your clients may be making –not just with their diets.

Lesson 6: Detoxing & Cleansing

There are so many different opinions about this topic and different versions of detoxes and cleanses your clients may ask you about. In Lesson 6, we’ll answer all your questions about detoxes and cleanses and review the whats, whys, whens and hows of cleansing.

Lesson 7: Supplements

In Lesson 7, you’ll learn exactly which supplements may be beneficial for specific populations. We’ll also talk health claims, regulations and common mistakes people can make with supplements.

Lesson 8: Common Nutrition Myths

Your clients are faced with tons of nutrition information every day–on the news, in social media, on TV–and it can be tough to weed through the health and the hype. In Lesson 8, we’ll reveal the truth behind some common myths and discuss how to decipher between fact and fiction.

Lesson 9: Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, and Paleo Diets

In Lesson 9, we’ll take a deeper look at vegetarian, vegan, raw and paleo diets and go over how to work with clients who are interested in these lifestyles. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of each diet and how to make sure nutrient requirements are met when certain foods are restricted.

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