Written by Ashley Barile
Foundations in Functional Nutrition Course

Foundations in Functional Nutrition Course

We are excited to offer this NEW online course led by Lindsay Malone, MS, RD, CSO, LD.

This two part, 8-week course will walk you through the foundations of Functional Nutrition and how to establish and build on a way of eating and living that will support sustainable optimal wellness for the individual. Part one will give you in-depth guidelines of what constitutes a good foundational diet and lifestyle. Part two will be an interactive series of classes where participants will put into action what they learned in part one and explore and identify what works best for them. Please note, you can choose to do just one part in the series.

This course meets on Wednesdays via Zoom. Part One: September 15, September 22, September 29, and October 6, 2021, 6:00PM-7:00PM Eastern Time. 

Tickets for Part One are available now for $200. If interested, please click the link to register. Space is limited! https://bit.ly/3k0yh1a

Part Two: October 13, October 27, November 3, and November 10, 2021, 6:00PM-7:00PM Eastern Time. Tickets for Part Two will be available for purchase starting September 27. 

We are also offering the same courses during a morning time with a different registration link:

This course meets on Wednesdays via Zoom. Part One: September 15, September 22, September 29, and October 6, 2021, 9:00AM-10:00AM Eastern Time.

Tickets for Part One are on sale starting August 25 for $200. If interested, please click the link to register. Space is limited! https://bit.ly/386C8UX

Part Two: October 13, October 27, November 3, and November 10, 2021, 9:00AM-10:00AM Eastern Time. Tickets for Part Two will be available for purchase starting September 27. 

Refund Policy: Please give at least 72 hours notice (3 days) prior to the first class if you need to cancel so we can fill your spot and give you a full refund. If you cancel less than 72 hours prior to the event we will not be able to issue a refund.

 

Class Schedule

Part One: Classes 1-4. Functional Nutrition 101

1. Introduction to Functional Nutrition: Learn about a leading-edge, evidence-based, systems biology approach to health care that focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of illness to improve health outcomes. We will discuss why inflammation is the underlining imbalance that leads to most disease conditions and the critical role food plays.

2. The What/When/How of Eating: There is no one way of eating that works for everyone but there are some basic guidelines that work for most. Learning how to balance your blood sugars is one of these basic principles to a healthful way of eating. Once you understand how to balance your meals (which includes the when and how we eat), you will have the energy you want and the nutrients you need as well as a great foundation to build on. During this class, we will also review the importance of mindfulness and intuitive eating.

3. Building on Your Foundation: Discuss foods that you may want to consider taking a break from or fully eliminating from your diet, as well as foods (and supplements) that can help boost our biological systems, especially digestion, detoxification, immunity and brain/cardiovascular health.

4. Sustainability: Learn techniques and tools to establish new habits that become your new way of living. We will explore how to set up a functional nutrition kitchen, share recipes, meal planning and prep. You will identify any barriers you may have to change and explore ways around them. We will also discuss how to support sleep, tailor your exercise, and minimize the impact of stress, the other foundations of health.

Part Two: Classes 5-8. Experience the Healing Power of Food

5. Wipe Your Slate Clean and Rebuild: We will recap part 1 and discuss what foods to include on the program and what to eliminate. We will also review supplements you may want to add in for additional nutritional support. You will learn how to set yourself up for success with food shopping, stocking your kitchen, getting into a good mindset as well as accountability measures and tracking tools.

6. Check-In (2 weeks after class 5): Participants will be given the opportunity to share how they are doing, their successes as well as areas where they may need more support. This will include trouble shooting and additional tips to support the body during this time, i.e. like the importance of good elimination.

7. Reintroduction: We will review the best way to reintroduce foods back into the diet and track how your body responds. Review mindful eating.

8. Moving Forward: Reflect back on your experience as we support your journey moving forward. Questions we will explore include: what is the healthiest and most sustainable way of eating for you? What barriers have you found as well as the tools you now have or can explore further? Would you benefit working with a functional nutritionist or doctor? Additional resources will be provided.

 

Lindsay Malone, MS, RD, CSO, LD

Lindsay Malone is an Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. She holds an MS in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Her decade of experience in healthcare and education includes advanced practice at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic as well as teaching nutrition and culinary medicine at CWRU Medical School.

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