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Foods That Activate Your Gut, Brain, and Metabolism
The gut is an important conductor of health, from immunity to metabolism to the brain. Dr Li explains the connection between nutrition and the gut:brain axis. He identifies the foods that activate this axis and how this has implications for improving metabolism, improving mental well-being, and reducing the risks for chronic diseases ranging from diabetes to cancer and cardiovascular disease. Clinical studies of specific foods and the gut:brain axis will be presented.

Performance Indicators*:
8.1.2 Integrates knowledge of biological, physical, and social sciences with knowledge of food and nutrition to make decisions related to nutrition care.
8.1.3 Evaluates the chemical nature and composition of food on food quality, acceptability, and compatibility to inform product development, menu planning and food preparation techniques.
8.1.4 Integrates knowledge of macro- and micronutrients for digestion, absorption and metabolism throughout the lifespan in practice.
8.2.1 Engages in educational activities to maintain knowledge and to obtain new knowledge of diseases and clinical conditions

*This course has been approved for continuing education for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Jun 8, 2023 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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William W. Li, MD
William W. Li, MD, is an internationally renowned physician, scientist, and author of the NYT bestseller “Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself.” His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments and impacts care for more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease and obesity. He is president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation and is leading research into COVID-19.