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Therapeutic Benefit of Intermittent Fasting and Ketogenic Diet


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This course is for medical professionals who would like to better understand the therapeutic utility of intermittent fasting or ketogenic diets. We will review and compare the the biochemistry of ketone and and glucose metabolism and the potential therapeutic value to intermittent fasting and ketogenic diet for your patients. We will discuss research findings on which conditions benefit from IF/ketogenic diet, review the risks and contraindications, detail the appropriate medical monitoring through biometrics and laboratory testing, as well as how to instruct your patient on implementation these diets. Additionally, we will discuss exercise, weight loss, preservation of muscle mass and the proposed the influence of nutritional and botanical supplementation on IF and ketogenic diet outcomes.

Course Objectives:

Review the metabolism and biochemistry of ketone production
Discuss the researched and proposed health benefits of IF and ketogenic diet
Discuss risks, monitoring blood tests and biometrics, and contraindications
How to implement IF and ketogenic diet with your patients
Review nutritional and botanical supports for patient safety, compliance and success
Discuss safe exercise and preservation of muscle mass with IF and ketogenic diet.