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How Integrative Medicine Can Help Answer the Opioid Crisis

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 16, 2018

Integrative medicine combines Western approaches to medicine with more traditional ways of caring for the body and mind. These practices, when used together, can improve a patient’s quality of life. For instance, cancer patients often need treatment with chemotherapy, a type of Western medicine. However, they can also benefit from nutrition therapy and acupuncture, which can help them keep their energy up and experience less pain.

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Topics: Healthcare, Integrative Healthcare

Why Functional Nutrition is a Future-Focused Field

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 18, 2017

Functional nutrition, a type of functional medicine, focuses on using healthy, natural foods to help people improve their health. Functional nutritionists provide flexible, individualized care to each person based on their needs. Each person may have a different functional nutrition treatment based on what will be most effective to improve their physical, mental and even spiritual health.

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

How Integrative Healthcare Can Transform Your Practice

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 11, 2017

Integrative healthcare brings together Western approaches to medicine, such as chemotherapy, surgery and other medicines, and combines them with more traditional, complementary approaches like nutrition, acupuncture and more. Integrative healthcare practitioners carefully coordinate these two approaches to treatment in order to care for all of their patients’ needs.

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Topics: Healthcare, Integrative Healthcare

5 Things to Look for to Ensure Nutritional Scientific Research is Sound

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on June 19, 2017

As a nutritionist, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest nutrition research to provide your clients with evidence-based care. Every day, new scientific research reveals the benefits or harmful effects of foods, from coffee and alcohol, to organic fruits and vegetables. Education for nutritionist can help you stay on top of the latest information, but you can read research on your own, too.

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

Nutrition Graduate is Focused on Ending Dieting for Good

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on June 06, 2017

Christa King is on a mission to end dieting.

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare, Student Profiles

How Nutritionists are Playing a Big Role in the Evolving Paradigm of Healthcare

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 28, 2016

Healthcare is constantly changing and transforming as we learn more about ourselves and how the body works. As we understand more about the role nutrition plays in health, such as controlling chronic diseases like diabetes or Celiac disease, nutritionists are playing a vital role in keeping patients healthy and happy.

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

Experience + Expertise, Meet Your Instructor: Julie A. Shivley

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 26, 2016

Julie Shivley is the newest member of the PCC Functional Nutrition team and will be teaching the Childbearing years component of Life Stages module.

 

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

Meet Your Instructor: Michelle Harreld

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 17, 2016

Michelle Harreld, MScN is an instructor with PCC's Institute for Health Professionals. She teaches the Nutritional Counseling Skills module in Functional Nutrition.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

Experience + Expertise, Meet Your Instructor: Tammera J. Karr

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 17, 2016

Tammera J. Karr teaches the Holistic Nutritional Therapy module in the Functional Nutrition program at the Institute for Health Professionals.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

How Functional Nutrition Can Enhance Your Current Massage, Acupuncture, or Chiropractic Practice

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on July 11, 2016

The integration of functional nutrition with your massage, acupuncture, or chiropractic practice satisfies the whole-body approach and belief that our body systems are complex and interdependent. The whole-body approach — or functional medicine — does not divide the body into multiple systems, but rather looks for “the root cause of a collection of symptoms.” Integrating holistic practices can greatly benefit your clients and patients on their journeys toward wellness.  

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare