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Anti-Inflammatory Diet

$120 Physicians
$ 80 Healthcare Providers
$ 80 Public
$ 40 Students

4 CME/CPEU

PHYSICIANS
DIETITIANS
NURSES

Anti-inflammatoryThere is strong evidence that chronic inflammation is a major driver of many chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, digestive disorders and certain cancers. Taking advantage of all the current data on nutrition and its impact on inflammation, the anti-inflammatory diet is based upon dietary patterns found in traditional Mediterranean and Asian eating habits. The diet is designed to replace inflammation-triggering foods with nutrient-rich micro and macronutrients that fight inflammation.

This course provides clinicians with an in-depth understanding for how to counsel patients on dietary strategies that can reduce inflammation, decrease the risk for many chronic diseases, and improve mood and energy levels.

Course objectives:

  • Describe the role of inflammation in overall health and specific medical conditions.
  • Explain the relationship between dietary intake and systemic inflammation.
  • Identify specific dietary components that can increase inflammation in the body.
  • Summarize the evidence for eating patterns that are associated with lower levels of systemic inflammation.

Completion Requirements

Complete all the course work, course evaluation, and the final test with a score of 70% or better. Upon successful completion you will be able to print your certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Introduction - key concepts and components of anti-inflammatory food choices including the Mediterranean diet and traditional Asian diets
The Role of Inflammation in Health - specific impacts of inflammation on health.
AI Diet as an Eating Pattern - practical information and advice on combating disease and promoting health.
Exam
Evaluation

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and dietitians.

Enrollment

You can register and start immediately. If you register for the course and pay with a credit card you will have immediate access to the course. Once your registration is complete, logout and log back in and your course will be listed on the campus page. If you cannot remember your account information, click the Forgot Password link on the login page and it will be emailed to you.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Disclosure & Education Credit Info

Disclosures

Faculty & Authors

The following faculty have disclosed that they have no financial interest, arrangement, or affiliation that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME/CE activity. They have stated that their presentations do not include discussion of commercial products or devices or unlabeled/investigational drug use.

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Denise Millstine MD, faculty physician, Department of Internal Medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Mary Marian, MS, RD, Clinical Nutrition Research Specialist with the College of Medicine (COM) and the Arizona Cancer Center
Priscilla Abercrombie, RN, NP, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Departments of Family Health Care Nursing and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

While having no financial relationship with a commercial interest whose products or services will be considered in this activity, the following would like to provide affiliation information:

Andrew Weil, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine; Professor of Public Health; Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology (endowed chair); Director and Founder, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Weil Foundation (www.weilfoundation.org): Founder and Chairman of the Board

Miraval Resort: Director of Integrative Health

University of New Mexico School of Medicine:
Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Volunteer Faculty

Council on Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Chairman,
Dubai Healthcare City, United Arab Emirates
Weil Lifestyle LLC: Member

Licensees:
FoodState: MegaFood (Farm to Tablet Whole Food Supplements)
Weil Juvenon
Origins Natural Resources (one of the Estee Lauder Companies/ Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins)
Vionic Footwear with Orthaheel Technology endorsed by Dr. Weil
Vital Choice Seafood/Weil for Vital Choice
Weil by Dansk (Lenox Corp.)/Healthy Kitchen Collection
Comforpedic iQ Mattress (Simmons Bedding Co.)
Website (www.drweil.com): Editorial Director
Consultant:
California Walnut Commission
Fungi Perfecti
Ongoing Writing/Broadcasting Commitments:
Oxford University Press, editor, Weil Integrative Library
Prevention Magazine, monthly column "Ask Dr. Weil"
Author of the following books:
Spontaneous Happiness
Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine that Can Tranform Our Future, issued in paperback with new content added as You Can't Afford to Get Sick
Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being
The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life, and Spirit (with Rosie Daley)
Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition
8 Weeks to Optimum Health
Spontaneous Healing: How to Discover and Enhance Your Body's Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself
Natural Health, Natural Medicine: The Complete Guide to Wellness and Self-Care for Optimum Health
Health and Healing: The Philosophy of Integrative Medicine and Optimum Health
From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs (with Winifred Rosen)
The Marriage of Sun and Moon: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Consciousness
The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem
Advisory Boards and Committees:
American Botanical Council
American Herbal Pharmacopaeia
American Medical College of Homeopathy
British College of Integrated Medicine/Integrative Health Trust
The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
Earth Save Foundation
Foundation for Integrative AIDS Research
Herb Research Foundation
Holistic Health Research Foundation of Canada
Institute for Integrative Medicine
Integrative Cancer Therapies
Integrative Medicine Alliance
Integrative Psychiatry (journal, editorial board)
Journal of Science of Healing Outcomes (editorial board)
David and Lura M. Lovell Foundation
National Wellness Coalition
New York Botanical Gardens 2010 Exhibit on Medicinal Plants
The Organic Center
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
Simonton Cancer Center
Steps for Living
Yellow Courtyard
True Food Kitchen restaurants/Good Food LLC, Member

Planning Committee

The planning committee members state that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services are discussed in this activity.

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Molly Burke, MFA, BA, CMT, Project Manager, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Amy Rae Som, MSEd, Asst Specialist Interactive Learning, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Denise Millstine, MD, faculty physician, Department of Internal Medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Mary Marian, RD, MS, Clinical Nutrition Research Specialist with the College of Medicine (COM) and the Arizona Cancer Center
Priscilla Abercrombie, RN, NP, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Departments of Family Health Care Nursing and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION REVIEWER DISCLOSURE

The following University of Arizona College of Medicine CME Office Reviewer has no relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest with the proposed activity.

John M. Harris Jr., MD, MBA
Executive Director

Office of Continuing Medical Education

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Office of Continuing Medical Education
520-626-7832
uofacme@email.arizona.edu

Commercial Support

No commercial support was provided for the development of this course.

Credit Detail

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PHYSICIANS

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release date: July 25, 2012
Current Approval Period July 25, 2012 to July 24, 2014
Date of Most Recent Review July 25, 2012

Activity Code: DEIAID1213

NURSING
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA.

Approved through September 12, 2014
Approval code: 927

Disclaimer Statement: "Approval for contact hours through the AHNA is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients."

DIETITIANS
This program has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 4 CPEUs.
Approved: 7/3/12 - 7/2/15

Course delivery

All courses are online, web-based format. Teaching strategies include interactive case scenarios, case studies, and quizzes. There may be some video included. This course is estimated to take 4 hours to complete.

Disclaimer

This course does not constitute medical advice. Healthcare providers should exercise their own independent medical judgment.
All case studies and patient scenarios in this course are used for illustrative purposes. All depictions of persons (other than faculty) are models not actual patients.

Privacy and Confidentiality Statement

AzCIM will not release names, email addresses, or personal identifying information to third parties.

Copyright

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