Module A - Individualized Weight Management For The Patient

Upon completion of this module, the participants will:

  • Understand the multi-factorial causes of weight gain
  • Evaluate genetic markers for particular foods that show benefits in weight loss
  • Evaluate genetic markers for exercise recommendations bases on genetics
  • Know nutritional depletions that are caused by bariatric surgery
  • Learn how to replace nutrients in patients that have had bariatric surgery
  • Learn individualized therapies for weight management
  • Understand the role of inflammation in weight gain
  • Understand the importance that allergies play in gaining weight
  • Recognized that hormonal imbalances can cause weight gain including: sex hormones, thyroid, insulin, and cortisol
  • Understand the value of sleep deprivation and weight management
  • Appreciate the value that detoxification plays in weight management
  • Know how to detoxify a patient
  • Comprehend the role yeast infections may play in weight gain
  • Evaluate the role of neurotransmitter function in weight gain
  • Appreciate the importance psychological dysfunction has on weight gain and weight loss
  • Learn nutrients that aid in weight loss
  • Understand the science behind why some foods are addicting
  • Know the role that stress plays in weight gain and whether a patient can successfully lose weight
  • Review healthy eating programs for weight management that are individualized to the patient's needs
  • Understand the importance of energy metabolism and production in weight management