Clinical Nutritionist (C.N.)
Format: On-line and Residential
Total Hours: 1273
Completion Time: 24 months
This training will provide a student with clinical nutrition, nutraceutical
and dietary education and training.
Graduates of our CN training may apply for certification
Professional Liability is also available for part and full time
Overview… Health Challenges Of
The 21st Century.
More research is coming to light about the
earliest stages of disease (such as homocysteine metabolism, prostaglandin
imbalance, and systems that have become toxic) that precede any
symptoms. Conventional medicine has no approach or answers to
these prevalent issues..
A) Increased prevalence of new diseases…
Alzheimer's, Diabetes, Autism, ADHD, candida, antibiotic resistant
bacteria, obesity, and depression.
B) The primary role of Vitamins and Minerals;
how they act as the co-enzyme fraction of the apo-enzyme protein
complex and their role in DNA and gene expression. Getting nutrients
from food vs. supplements.
C) The median age of our population is increasing.
Aging baby boomers are more appreciative of maintaining their
health because it is both empowering and protective. They also
don't want to give their life savings to a hospital.
D) Environmental factors that are relatively
new to this century are making it difficult for our bodies to
naturally adapt to these changes. As a result, we need to augment
our diet with supplements as a strategy to compensate and protect
ourselves. These environmental factors below are an existing
concern to our health.
- Xenobiotic compounds, such as petro-chemicals that appeared
during the industrial revolution. They will pass through
the Brain Blood Barrier because the BBB is designed to only
protect the brain from water-soluble toxins. Fat-soluble
toxins are a recent occurrence in our environment. Our bodies
haven't had enough generations to adapt to this new threat
- Antibiotics in our food chain is another example of substances
that severely affects our immune system and gut flora.
- Lack of being breast-fed at infancy cause us to miss out
on important immuglobins resulting in allergies and immune
- Stress, a major cause of all disease, burdens the immune
system and causes health concerns related to cortisol levels.
- Processed foods, do not contain enough fiber and therefore
are low in nutritional value
- Genetically engineered foods cause numerous health concerns.
- Genetic predispositions that are idiosyncratic to one's
family history. Supplement programs can be customized to suit
- Heavy Metals cause numerous health and neurological issues.
- Pesticides and fluoridated water affect our nervous systems.
- Sugar and soft drinks… flush out minerals causing
many other problems.
- Air pollution is a known toxin and needs to be address through
the proper detoxification and nutritional care.
Conventional medicine's approach is sick care;
supplements are about prevention, wellness and “health care”.
- Conventional Medicine is bankrupting the country.
After completion, the graduate will receive
a Diploma/Certificate of Completion. They may then start or continue
their vocation as a "Clinical Nutritionist”. It authorizes
the graduate to assist in the nutritional, nutraceutical and dietary
education, detoxification, healing, and empowerment of others according
to California SB 577.
Graduation from this training does not include
the right to diagnose or treat any condition. In California, you
must abide by the rules of SB 577, which can be located at www.cconm.com
A required reading list for this training
may be found on-line at www.cconm.com.
CCNM does not sell books, however, we do provide sources for purchasing
all reading materials.
There will be no refunds after a password
is issued for each module.
Evaluations and testing will occur after the
completion of each module. Upon request by email, tests will be
emailed or faxed to the student. A passing grade is 70% or above.
Introduction to Nutrition I
Module 1: 400 Hours
Distance Education: On-line
|Anatomy & Physiology
|Biochemistry and Endocrinology
||Detoxification Pathways & Pathogens
Module 2: 375 Hours
Distance Education: On-Line
This module will cover the aging process and include the following
- Nutrition and Disease
- Periodontal and Dental relationship to nutrition
- Nutrition Counseling Strategy
- Nutrition and Aging: Through a number of modern studies and
statistics you will explore the biological aging process of the
body in detail.
- Chronic inflammation.
- C Reactive Protein.
- Cox 1 and 2. (Cyclooxygenase)
- Methylation Deficit.
- Mitochondrial Energy Depletion
- Cardiovascular pathology
- Neurological disease.
- Hormone Imbalance.
- Excess Calcification.
- Fatty Acid Imbalance.
- DNA Mutation.
- Immune Dysfunction.
- Non-Digestive Enzyme Imbalance.
- Digestive Enzyme Deficit: Enzymes… What they are and
what they do.
- Circulatory Deficit.
- Oxidative Stress.
- Homocysteine Metabolism.
- Prostaglandins and Pathology.
- Brain/Cognitive Heath & Depression
Therapeutic Nutrition II
Module 3: 300 hours
Distance Education: OnLine
- Nutrition & Supplementation: Learn the function of each
vitamin, amino acid and mineral within the body, as well as, doses
and symptoms of deficiency. This includes understanding effects
of free radical exposure and antioxidant usage.
- Fat soluble vs. Water soluble,
- CO-Q 10 and more
- Trace Minerals
- Amino Acids…
- Free form vs. peptides, large neutral vs. small neutral
- GH releasing, which ones should vegetarians take?
- Essential Fatty Acids
- Probiotics & Prebiotics
- Flavonols & Flavonoids
- Digestive Enzymes
- Detoxification including Heavy Metals
- Miscellaneous Nutrients
- Cooked vs Raw Foods: Dietary Evaluations
- Specific dietary need categories
- Sports Nutrition and Energy
- Digestive Support
- Weight Loss
- Joint Repair/Inflammation
- Men’s Health
- Women’s Health
- Antioxidant Support
- Skin Support
- Brain Health (Neuroceuticals) & Depression
- Heart Health
- Cold and Flu/Immune Support
- Nutritional Healing Chart
- Glycemic Index
Module 4: 48 hours
- Nutrition Assessment: Using blood chemistry reports to assess
nutritional needs and a written Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire.
Module 5: 150 hours
Distance Education: OnLine
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