If you’ve been following my posts regarding my Functional Blood Chemistry & Nutritional Analysis course, you may recall my discussion regarding nutritional physiology.
Every time that I would give lectures or webinars on functional blood chemistry analysis, afterwards I felt like there were missing pieces of information. I’ve always had a good way of teaching the components of blood chemistry markers, their ideal ranges, and even how to identify blood chemistry patterns and construct protocols.
Still I felt like there was a missing piece of the puzzle. I wrestled with this feeling, attempting to figure out what seemed to be absent. It was as if there was all of this incredibly useful information I was presenting, but there was some major component of information that was not being taught. This missing component felt like the frame of the house was only partially completed, and there was a gap in understanding.
I soon realized what it was: nutritional physiology.
The Nuts & Bolts Of Nutritional Physiology
You can be given all of the right methods of doing things, all of the ideal laboratory ranges, the algorithms for patterns and protocols, the concepts and philosophies, and still its all just information without the essential foundation of nutritional physiology.
If the foundation of basic nutritional physiology isn’t recognized and taught, learning the technical side of blood chemistry analysis is only mechanical. However, by learning and reviewing basic physiology, one develops a greater appreciation and understanding for the complexities of the human body, as well as the presentation of symptoms and blood chemistry results.
“Nuts & Bolts Of Nutritional Physiology” is an engaging 4.5 hour presentation that gives you a foundational understanding of the basic physiological activities of the body through the eyes of routine blood chemistry. It is the navigation tool for understanding how and why blood test results are important.
During the clinical investigative process, it becomes too easy to get lost in mechanical methods of analysis. Its easy to fall into the trap of “only seeing numbers” on tests, and forgetting the person from whom those numbers arose. Nuts & Bolts Of Nutritional Physiology gives you the backbone needed in order to excel at functional blood chemistry analysis through holistic means.
While Nuts & Bolts Of Nutritional Physiology was created for my Functional Blood Chemistry & Nutritional Analysis course, the knowledge you receive can be used in, and is applicable to multiple contexts beyond blood chemistry analysis. In fact, any type of practitioner using any type of lab testing in their practice will benefit from this course.
What The Course Teaches
Nuts & Bolts Of Nutritional Physiology was created not to bore you with endless information, but rather to engage the viewer by highlighting the most important aspects of certain body systems. In this 4.5 hour presentation you will learn about:
- Cellular glucose regulation: differentiating intracellular versus extracellular activities; organs, glands & hormones involved in glucose homeostasis
- Cellular and tissue hydration: impacts & implications upon physiological systems & tissue types
- Digestive presentations: hypochlorhydria & bile insufficiency
- Unique liver functions, phases of detoxification and nutrient requirements
- Renal functions: 3 renal hormones and the renin-angiotensin system
- Blood pH modulation involving kidneys & respiration: alkalosis & acidosis
- Cardiovascular Functions: Nitric oxide, methylation, glutathione, hyperinsulinism & lipid balance
- Endocrine Functions: HPA/HPT Axis hormones & the limbic system, common clinical presentations
- Immune-Related Functions: Types & function of immune cells, eicasanoid modulation: 5-LOX & 5-COX, GI Immune Functions
- Bone & Skeletal Integrity: Mineralization of tissues, osteoporosis, osteopenia, osteo-arthritis, dental decay, role of kidneys, intestines, thyroid & parathyroid
- Common Nutrient Deficiencies & Discussion: Dietary protein, B-12, Folate, B-6, Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorous, Sodium/Potassium, Iron, Molybdenum
In essence, The Nuts & Bolts Of Nutritional Physiology course fills in the gaps and cracks of knowledge. It effectively serves as a bridge between lab test analysis and the needed understanding of basic physiology. It will increase your clinical investigative skills, and heighten your ability to understand your client’s clinical presentation, far beyond the face value presentation of “high and low” lab test values.
Combined with my Functional Blood Chemistry & Nutritional Analysis course, The Nuts & Bolts Of Nutritional Physiology adds a powerful and necessary branch of knowledge.