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.
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.
After this lesson you will understand what is nutritional genomics and discover how DNA and nutrients play a role in our health.
Learn what gene expression is and how it is possible to change our DNA or how the DNA works within our bodies.
What are free radicals, where do they come from, and why do they cause damage in our bodies.
How to fight free radicals with antioxidants and where is the very best source of powerful antioxidants.
The wonder of phytochemicals or phytonutrients in food that protects our bodies.
There are so many benefits to eating fiber but did you know it can help protect your body by providing transportation of antioxidants?
Find out how Omega 3’s protect your body and where to find them in food.
The top 3 diet & lifestyles for longevity and how one of them can be done anywhere.
The first 8 foods rich in nutrients starting with vegetables part 1.
More great veggies to improve your health.
On to the 5+ key fruits you want to include in your diet for longevity and DNA protection.
Many grains overlap in their health benefits, but find out the ones you really should include in your diet.
On to nuts and seeds. Packed full of nutrients this protein source should be eaten daily, find out why in this lesson.
The last of the top 30+ foods for the best possible health you can have.
Learn the difference between a dietitian and all other nutritional professionals.
Discover the role a nutritional therapist or wellness coach plays.
Learn how to set up sessions with clients.
Discover how to create a healthy plate.
Putting all you learnt together.
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.