Continuing Education Credits Available (Click For Info)
Nursing professionals (RN, NP, LPN)
This course is approved for 20 continuing education contact hours through Nutrition Mission, an approved provider for the Florida Board of Nursing. Nursing continuing education credits approved in Florida are reciprocal for most states, be sure to check with your state licensing board.
Other healthcare professionals
Continuing education credits approved for nursing are often reciprocal for other disciplines.
Please check with your state licensing board.
Nutrition professionals (NANP, IFNA)
This course is approved for 20 continuing education contact hours for members of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) and Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA).
Nutrition professionals (RDNs, DTRs)Registered dietitian/nutritionists (RDNs) are not currently approved for continuing education for the premier of Functional Nutrition Approaches to Gut Health (only those signed up by June 11, 2019). RDNs may be eligible for continuing education credits for future modules and updates. If you would like to be notified of future continuing education credits for RDNs, please submit your email contact information here.
Good Health Starts Here
...In the Gut
If you could spread out a healthy gut onto a flat surface it would approximate the size of a badminton court. The GI tract, as the largest barrier to the external environment, contains 70-80% of the immune system and more neurons than the brain. Its task is monumental, allowing for the absorption of nutrients while at the same time excluding harmful material and pathogens. The gut is host to an ecosystem that weighs about 2 – 2.5 pounds, contains trillions of microorganisms, with about 30 times as many genes as the host, from hundreds of species. These microbes synthesize vitamins and other nutrients, guide immune cells in the gut, block harmful pathogens from taking up residence in the gut, metabolize foods, and communicate messages to other organs, including the brain. Because the digestive system is intricately interconnected to the rest of the body’s organ systems, healing GI dysfunction takes top priority.
Notice to Functional Nutrition Approaches to Gut Health (FNAGH) students:
The content of FNAGH was developed by Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN continuing education provider. Beth Ellen is a consultant to Previmedica, the host of FNAGH. Each module was reviewed and approved by advanced clinical practitioners and physicians, including those providing PowerPoint narration within the modules.
Supplement recommendations reviewed within the modules are examples of clinical protocols used by advanced practitioners. Potential drug-nutrient interactions and potential adverse reactions should be researched and reviewed by the practitioner on a case-by-case basis.