Full Course Description

Nutrition & Integrative Medicine for Cognitive Decline, Alzheimer's Disease & Diabetes

Program Information


  1. Employ integrative and functional medicine interventions for the prevention, management and treatment of diabetes
  2. Evaluate the links between culture and Complementary and Alternative medicine (CAM)
  3. Integrate ethnic identity, practices, physical & mental health into the ethical decision making process
  4. Assess and reduce risk factors for diabetes, cognitive decline, and Alzheimer’s
  5. Differentiate between mild, subjective cognitive impairment and AD
  6. Evaluate the health risks for caregivers of individuals with diabetes and dementia and develop strategies for enhancing caregiver stress resilience
  7. Investigate the science of circadian rhythm and its contribution to the development of diabetes and AD spectrum disorders
  8. Develop methods to balance circadian rhythm
  9. Interview and assess clients using the DSM5™ Cultural Formulation tool to enhance the treatment planning process across cultures
  10. Investigate innovative approaches to diabetes diets and interventions among diverse groups including African Americans, Hispanic individuals, American Indian
  11. Evaluate drug-nutrient-herbal interactions for clients in order to prevent side effects of polymedicine use
  12. Categorize epigenetic and genetic (APOE) vulnerabilities for the development of heart disease, and their relation to diabetes type 3 (dementia) and develop lifestyle guidelines for prevention
  13. Evaluate the scientific research that links diverse types of diet to the development of diabetes and related implications for treatment
  14. Appraise the role of culinary medicine in addressing hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, neuropathies and cognitive health
  15. Integrate evidence based herbal therapies into treatment protocols for those with diabetes type 2 and 3 diagnoses
  16. Categorize the effect of specific micronutrients and macronutrients for blood glucose metabolism inflammation and cognitive function in clients
  17. Appraise the evidence for the use of essential fatty acids for prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome, diabetes and AD
  18. Investigate current research on the side effects of diabetes and Alzheimer’s medications and the role of nutrition and herbal medicines
  19. Formulate nutritional and integrative medicine approaches to reduce the use of pharmaceuticals interventions
  20. Analyze current research on anaerobic, aerobic exercise and self-care methods to reduce insulin resistance, improve cardiac function and reduce pain in diabetes
  21. Demonstrate breathing and simple chair yoga exercises designed specifically for diabetes type two and its sequelae
  22. Utilize Manual therapies to improve glucose control, mood lability, edema, relaxation and pain management
  23. Develop Hydrotherapeutic interventions for pain management and mood improvement for diabetic individuals
  24. Employ strategies to enhance liver function and fat metabolism, with detoxification strategies at all stages of prevention and treatment
  25. Effectively adapt intervention strategies for individuals with disabilities
  26. Articulate methods to motivate change in patients and family members
  27. Design integrative protocols to treat diabetes and most common comorbidities, AD and cognitive decline


Module 1: Introduction to Integrative Medicine and Nutrition

Module 2: Ethics and Scope of Practice

Module 3: The Biology of Diabetes, Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s

Module 4: The Psychology of Diabetes, Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s 

Module 5: Circadian and Ultradian Rhythms and Hormones

Module 6: Culture, Illness and Awareness

Module 7: Assessment and Evaluation

Module 8: Digestion & Diet

Module 9: Culinary and Spice Medicine

Module 10: Herbal Medicine and Diabetes

Module 11: Nutritional Supplements

Module 12: Pharmaceuticals and their Interactions with Herbs and Supplements

Module 13: Exercise & Movement for Diabetes & AD

Module 14: Somatic and Energy Therapies

Module 15: Detoxification Strategies

Module 16: Self Care, Self-Regulation, and Adherence

Module 17: Protocols and Next Steps

Copyright : 02/02/2020

Create a Successful Telehealth Practice for Nutrition and Integrative Medicine

The time is now when clients need your help to achieve optimal health and wellness while addressing common mental health problems. Telehealth has quickly shifted from something that some of us use some of the time, to one of the primary ways we will practice for the foreseeable future.

This course will show you how to transition your practice from onsite to telehealth, and how to incorporate nutrition and integrative medicine with your clients. 

Join Dr. Leslie Korn, renowned integrative medicine clinician and educator, as she shares her tips from her successful telehealth practice for 20+ years. She will guide you through how to create and maintain an effective telehealth practice. 

The key clinical goals you’ll learn will be: 

You’ll leave with clear guidelines and interventions with new confidence and competency in navigating this new telehealth world! And as an extra bonus, this course includes some yummy recipes and exercises to share with clients or try yourself!

Program Information


Practical Consideration in Conducting Telehealth

What Do I Need for Technology & What Technology Do My Clients Need?

Integrate Telehealth with Nutrition and Integrative Medicine

Application of the BrainBow Blueprint™

Clinical Opportunities & Challenges

Recipes and Exercises Included!


Copyright : 09/04/2020