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Healthy Eating & Digestive Wellness

With increasing levels of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, it is more vital than ever to understand the key role diet and digestive health have in achieving and maintaining good health.

This two day course covers key nutritional concepts including common questions such as:Nutrition

  • I don’t eat much so why am I still not losing weight?
  • How do foods affect my blood sugar?
  • What types of fats should I be eating?
  • Do I have a food intolerance?
  • What alternatives are there to wheat?
  • How do I reduce my toxin intake?

These questions and many more essential topics will be covered, including how to practically apply this information to improve your own eating habits and digestive health.

Course Overview:

Digestive Process

–          Understanding the process of digestion

Bulk Nutrients

Carbohydrates

–          Function, Sources & Chemical Structure

–          Simple and Complex Carbohydrates

–          Effect of Refining Carbohydrates

–          GI Index and Blood Sugar

–          Soluble and Insoluble Fibre

Fats

–          Function, Sources and Chemical Structure

–          Saturated, Monounsaturated, Polyunsaturated

–          Essential Fatty Acids

–          Trans Fats  

Proteins

–          Function, Sources and Chemical Structure

–          Essential Amino Acids

Food Groups

–          Main Food Groups (Grains, Legumes, Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts, Animal) and Bulk Nutrient Values

Micronutrients

–          Vitamins, Minerals, Phytonutrients

–          Functions and Sources

–          Symptoms of Deficiency

–          RDAs and ODAs

–          Bioavailability of Supplements

Food Intolerance

–          Symptoms and Causes of Wheat and Dairy Intolerance

–          Alternatives to Wheat and Dairy

Toxins & Detoxification

–          Identifying and Reducing Toxin Exposure

–          Process of Detoxification (Phase 1 and Phase 2 Elimination)

–          Supporting Detoxification

Bowel Flora

–          Bowel Health and Dysbiosis

–          Bowel Health and Immunity

–          Probiotic Bacteria

For further information contact  Thérèse on 087 9623969