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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

What to Look for in a Functional Nutrition Program

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on June 08, 2016

If you believe that whole, real, and nutrient-dense foods are medicine to the body and you have a passion for teaching others how to live healthy and active lives, then becoming a nutritionist may be the best career path for you. If so, it’s important to understand what nutrition programs offer and what things you should consider prior to applying.

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

The Differences Between Nutritionists and Dietitians

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on May 24, 2016

Holistic nutrition works with the interplay between science, nutrition, and a person’s health. Nutrients from food should be our body’s fuel and first line of defense, as the quality of our food directly corresponds to our quality of life. Imbalances in one area will cause a disturbance in another area, therefore, using a whole-body approach is necessary for achieving balance, health, and longevity.

The goal is to bring balance to the mind, body, and spirit through whole foods, activity, and supplementation. A whole-body holistic approach respects that the human body is “one cohesive unit of complex systems that work in harmony when provided the necessary components for optimal health.”

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

Exploring the Many Job Opportunities for Nutritionists

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

Holistic nutritionists seek to bring health and vitality to people’s lives by balancing the body, mind, and spirit — a whole health approach. The focus is on improvement in health through consistent healthy eating on a daily basis and healthy and mindful living. Recommendations are made based on the uniqueness of each individual, particularly the differences in biochemical makeup and personal heritage.

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

Experience + Expertise, Meet Your Instructor: Dr. Jerome Craig, DC, CFMP

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

Dr. Jerome Craig teaches in the Functional Nutrition program.

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

Experience + Expertise, Meet Your Instructor: Manda Draper, MScN

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on April 15, 2016

Manda Draper is a nutritionist who graduated from the Masters of Science in Nutrition program at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM). Manda is the coordinator for the Food as Medicine Institute. She teaches the FAME series, a 12-week, community based, cooking, and nutrition course. Prior to completing her masters degree, Manda served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo, West Africa. As a Food Security volunteer she created a nutrition and feeding program for mothers with malnourished children. Manda’s passion is to encourage the growth and wellness of local communities through cooking and nutrition education. Manda will be hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from April- September while maintaining an entirely whole foods based diet.

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

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