the fundamentals of nutritional medicine
to the newest data on lifestyle and disease to advanced
protocols regarding specific disease prevention and
non-drug treatment options. Anyone interested
in becoming a nutritional advisor to their patients,
family or themselves should attend this program. Take the courses in any order - just take all 4 sessions to complete the program.
This program meets the Wisconsin Chiropractic
Examining Board's requirements allowing chiropractors to be eligible to apply for status to provide nutritional counseling to patients.
About the Instructor:
Charles Sefcik, DC, DACNB, CCN is a board certified chiropractic neurologist, certified clinical nutritionist, founder and clinical director of the Life Enhancement Clinic in Bismarck, ND. He uses a variety of conventionand functional diagnostic testing for improved clinical outcomes. Areas of special interest include head and neck pai, vestibular disorders, low back pain, gastrointestinal complaints and lifestyle medicine.
48-hour program is divided into
four 12-hour modules - take one or take them all
#1 - Nutrition counseling and initial screen
to include nutrition physical exam; diet history taking;
analysis of lab data including hair, saliva, urine and
blood; symptoms of severe vitamin and nutrient deficiencies,
and the toxicity of excess supplementation herbs or
other nutritional supplements; protein, carbohydrates
and fat macronutrient needs and symptoms of deficiencies;
vitamin recommended daily allowances (RDAs) and dietary
reference intakes; mineral and metal needs of the human
body and the biochemistry of essential and non-essential
#2 - Codex Alimentarius Commission; dietary supplement
Health and Education Act of 1994 PL: 103-417 and related
regulations; etiology of organ system dysfunction, internal
medicine diseases and conditions; efficacy, safety risks
and benefits of glandular products, chelation therapy
and therapeutic enzymes; contraindications, side effects
and toxic effects of botanicals, nutritional supplements
and diet products; fiber needs.
#3 - Supplements and nutrition; therapeutic
uses of botanical medicine; food compositions and foods
as a vitamin source; weight management and control.
#4 - Sports nutrition, endurance, body building
and exercise physiology; nutrition across the life cycle
adolescent, geriatric, male/female; nutrition relating
to infants, pregnancy and lactation; food, drug and
nutritional supplement interactions; safety and efficacy
(risks and benefits) of nutritional supplementation.
note: As per the Wisconsin Board of Chiropractic
Examiners, "[the 48-hour Nutrition] programs offered
by Northwestern and the WCA or other sponsors are not interchangable
despite the fact that the lecturers and outlines may
be the same. The rule states that the 48 hour programs
described in the rules must be offered by a single
sponsor." Please contact the board directly
if you have any questions or concerns.