Nutritional Therapy - How food affects DNA and much more!
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Nutritional Therapy - How food affects DNA and much more!

Using food to alter gene expression so you can live longer and have quality of life as you age.
4.4 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Angela Poch
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 12 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand how food affects our DNA.
  • Avoid a few of the pitfalls that hurt our DNA and our bodies.
  • Identify which foods are the most powerful antioxidants.
  • Create meals and menus that provide the most benefits to your body.
  • Decide if you want to pursue a career in nutrition
  • Use some of the tools needed to start your own health coaching practice.
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  • Need to know basic nutrition, see Nutrition 4 Optimal Health as a prerequiste
  • Basic understanding of physiology is highly recommended.

This intermediate nutrition course assumes you understand basic nutrition including: basic physiology, RDA’s, calories, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals and that you have taken the course “Nutrition 4 Optimal Health”.  This course on Nutritional Therapy takes you deeper into specific nutrients and how those affect the body in relation to disease.  From why our DNA matters in what we eat, to how to glean specific nutrients from certain foods.  Phytochemicals to omega 3, learn why we need these nutrients and where to get them from.  Discover how studies involving supplements vs studies on diet show eating whole foods provide more benefits than pills.  Become knowledgeable in how to choose the right foods to prevent disease. After this course, you will be able to create menus based on an optimal diet for longevity and quality of life which include a variety of foods filled with powerful nutrients.

You can change your DNA with diet and lifestyle for the better or the worse. A healthy diet and lifestyle can reduce the risk of many diseases including some of the leading causes of death, heart disease, stroke, and cancer.  Avoiding toxins, like cigarettes and alcohol as well as other chemicals, help to reduce the free radicals that come into your system externally. But you also have to fight internally produced free radicals with consuming antioxidants which are found in various whole foods.

Who is the target audience?
  • Those interested in learning nutrition to fight disease.
  • Those interested in Health or Wellness Coaching.
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
Why Individuals React Differently to Food
4 Lectures 22:04

An overview of what you’ll learn in this course including how food and DNA affect each other, what foods provide the most protection against disease and more.

Preview 05:23

After this lesson you will understand what is nutritional genomics and discover how DNA and nutrients play a role in our health.

Preview 06:16

Learn what gene expression is and how it is possible to change our DNA or how the DNA works within our bodies.

Preview 05:56

What are free radicals, where do they come from, and why do they cause damage in our bodies.

Lesson 4: Free Radicals and DNA Damage
Practical Steps for Using Nutrition as Therapy
5 Lectures 26:09

How to fight free radicals with antioxidants and where is the very best source of powerful antioxidants.

Lesson 5: Fight Free Radicals with Antioxidants

The wonder of phytochemicals or phytonutrients in food that protects our bodies.

Lesson 6: Nature’s Pharmacy – Phytonutrients and Phytochemicals

There are so many benefits to eating fiber but did you know it can help protect your body by providing transportation of antioxidants?

Lesson 7: Fiber the Antioxidant Transporter & More

Find out how Omega 3’s protect your body and where to find them in food.

Lesson 8: Omega 3 the Protector vs the Destroyers

The top 3 diet & lifestyles for longevity and how one of them can be done anywhere.

Lesson 9: Diets for Longevity - The Blue Zones
The Specifics of Powerful Nutrient Rick Foods
6 Lectures 43:06

The first 8 foods rich in nutrients starting with vegetables part 1.

Lesson 10: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Veggies

More great veggies to improve your health.

Lesson 11: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Veggies Part 2

On to the 5+ key fruits you want to include in your diet for longevity and DNA protection.

Lesson 12: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Fruit

Many grains overlap in their health benefits, but find out the ones you really should include in your diet.

Lesson 13: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Grains

On to nuts and seeds.  Packed full of nutrients this protein source should be eaten daily, find out why in this lesson.

Lesson 14: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Nuts & Seeds

The last of the top 30+ foods for the best possible health you can have.

Lesson 15: Benefits in 30+ Foods – Legumes & More
Wellness Coaching and Nutritional Therapy
4 Lectures 23:16

Learn the difference between a dietitian and all other nutritional professionals. 

Lesson 16: Nutritional Therapist vs Dietitian

Discover the role a nutritional therapist or wellness coach plays.

Lesson 17: Your Role as a Nutritional Therapist or Wellness Coach

Find out the 5 criteria and skill set for an effective health coach.
Lesson 18: Skills & Education of a Wellness Coach

Learn how to set up sessions with clients.

Lesson 19: How to Structure Client Consultations
Putting it all Together
3 Lectures 06:19

Discover how to create a healthy plate.

Lesson 20: Meal Planning - Developing a Healthy Plate

Putting all you learnt together.

Lesson 21: Summary

Epilogue and New Updates
About the Instructor
Angela Poch
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Nutritionist, Life Coach & Director of

A graduate in Nutritional Counseling from the Total Health School of Nutrition in Calgary AB, Angela Poch is a certified Nutritionist and continues to research health on a regular basis to help others have better mental and physical health. She is currently working on her Bachelors of Science.  

Other credentials include: Certified Depression Recovery Program Director for over 10 years, Certificate in Lifestyle Matters programs, Member of Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine, Food Safe Certification, Life Coaching Diploma, REBT certificate, CBT certificate, worked in a restaurant as a cook for two years, has an Animal Science certificate, Member of the BC Conference Health Advisory Committee, Photography from NYIP, her Business Administration Certificate, and various other certificates on health and wellness. Angela has been on both sides of the filming and TV industry in several professional cooking and children's shows and is comfortable both behind and in front of the camera.

With over 35 years cooking experience, Angela Poch has researched healthful living for her family and friends, leading her to become first a vegetarian, strict vegetarian, then vegan (for approx 10 years), and is now a 'flexitarian" (2010 to current) where she liens heavily toward vegan but understands there are diet and other needs that can require animal products.  A flexitarian is also a proud supporter of any farm or ranch that does it’s best to raise humane and healthy animals.