INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
The purpose of this program is to help
guide the practitioner from a disease base practice to a wellness model.
Relevant issues covered in this Seminar Series and its supporting
courses, include sugar handling, (pancreas, liver, and adrenal gland
inter-relationships), digestion, (stomach, small and large intestine) and
liver/biliary function. These issues are directly related to the root cause of
many of today’s heath problems.
The core of this program is the FNT
course and the Nutritional Exam which consists of many hands-on tests and
workshops. These tests were extensively used as part of the physical exam
taught in most medical schools throughout the 1940s and 1950s. They offer a
quick and easy evaluation that looks at function vs. pathology. Although most of
these tests could be run and interpreted with accuracy within five minutes,
their use was discontinued in favor of new technology that is many times more
expensive and time-consuming. This methodology lacks the intimacy and personal
contact the original standard tests offered to the all-important doctor/patient
Food, whether liquid
or solid, is the source of all nutrients required by the body to perform its
many biochemical processes; and, without these required nutrients, the chemical
processes are unable to come to fruition. Since nutritional deficiencies are
normally not life threatening at first and take time to manifest themselves,
most patients tend to ignore subtle warning signs. As a result, existing
deficiencies may eventually manifest themselves in varying degrees of illness
through a pattern of symptoms, depending on the state of the patient’s health.
The practitioner must be able to identify these abnormal patterns, verify the
abnormalities through appropriate testing, and improve the patient’s nutritional
status, ideally through changes in eating habits, but more likely through whole
food concentrated supplements combined with changes in diet and lifestyle.
It is paramount that
the practitioner educate the patient about what he/she ought to eat, as well as
why. It is the goal of the CCWFN program to educate health-care practitioners
to carry on the work of the early nutritional pioneers, who saw with unerring
accuracy the folly of Western man’s destruction of the foods we eat.
person has a unique biochemical thumbprint. This thumbprint, however, is
similar enough in function to respond to and benefit from certain fundamental
nutritional principles. For example, the body is a self-healing mechanism. It
is capable of healing, repairing, and reconstructing itself when provided with
adequate amounts of good water, air and proper food.
processes may become so unbalanced that the standard potency of food is
insufficient, or the food available lacks the required nutrients and minerals.
Today’s use of processed foods, genetically engineered foods, and foods grown on
depleted soil has greatly reduced the availability of proper foods needed to
meet the body’s requirements. As a result, the use of whole-food concentrates
over an adequate amount of time is often necessary to correct the resulting
deficiencies, promote healing, and return the body to a state of homeostasis.
Two present day examples of commercially produced foods that lack the nutrients
found in their organic counterparts include the tomato and spinach. One study
revealed that commercially produced tomatoes contain 1 mg of iron and 0-5 mg of
vitamin C, while organically grown tomatoes have 1,938 mg of Iron and 125-250mg
of vitamin C. Commercially produced spinach contains 49 mg of iron; its organic
equivalent contains 1,584mg.
The primary pathways
leading to unbalanced body chemistry are: Improper diet/lifestyle, sugar
handling (pancreas, liver and gland interrelationships), inadequate digestion
(stomach, pancreas, small and large intestines), and liver/biliary congestion.
Take for example, cardiovascular disease. In most cases it is not the source of
a given deficiency but where the principal dysfunction “landed.” The
practitioner’s task is to lead the patient back to health by finding the route
his/her body took to arrive at its current condition.
If a patient has a
history of ingesting “bad fats,” i.e. hydrogenated oils and trans-saturated
fats, digestion may become unbalanced and result in the blockage of the liver
and biliary. As blood attempts to pump through the liver, the heart becomes
overworked and blood pressure increases, eventually leading to cardiovascular
disease. In this case, it would be wise to support the heart, but the focus
should be on the digestive pathway that led to the cardiovascular dysfunction in
the first place. Increasing digestive function and thinning the bile may
accomplish this. Increased bile and liver function allow the metabolism of
vitamins B, C, and E, as well as fatty acids, to support the deficiency and
relieve adrenal stress, which is nothing more than supporting the lack of
function of other systems.
In the case of
potential cardiovascular disease, deficiencies may be determined through the use
of digestive palpation exams, postural blood pressure testing, computerized
Symptom Survey software, and/or Acoustic CardioGraph tracings, among others.
The overlaying of multiple modalities is crucial to obtaining a clear picture of
the source(s) of a patient’s physical imbalances and nutritional deficiencies.
The purpose of these
clinical tests in the Nutritional Exam are to confirm not only the patient’s
current condition, but also the originating dysfunction. The various areas
covered in these classes and materials include:
is the key to success in nutritional therapy. A failure to
address digestion is often the cause of protocol failure. This session will
provide you with the ability to swiftly and accurately evaluate patient
digestion status and confidently intervene with the appropriate digestion
is an important session because Americans consume an average of 150 lbs. or more
of sugar per year. The more you focus on handling sugar problems, the more you
will find that it is the way to successful handling of patients of all types.
This session will help you accurately identify, treat, and successfully manage
your patients with blood sugar imbalances.
is a session that will provide you with vital tests and procedures for the
management of your
patient's musculo-skeletal system, including those with inflammation.
Areas covered in this session include essential fatty-acid metabolism, essential
fatty-acid therapy, and management of the fibromyalgia patient. This section
also includes popular nutritional programs to positively enhance athletic
performance. Each program addresses a particular athletic activity.
Male/Female Hormone Dysfunction
is a very popular session that provides the
practitioner with the ability to address hormonal imbalances in a systematic
manner, and with confidence. It also covers nutritional support for common
endocrine and female hormonal conditions including nutritional management for
the pregnant patient.
is the systematic approach to the foundational issues, when applied to the
immune/allergy patient, yields consistent successful outcomes. You will master
the tools for a complete and systematic approach to deal with allergic and
immune challenges, including the successful management of candidiasis and
offer insight to a better understanding of the root cause of your patients
issues. Through the Symptom Survey and its 224 questions that make up the
questionnaire, you will be able to identify 90% of your patient complaints.
Depending on the course they can run from an in-depth commentary of clinical
insights to a discussion on whole foods and how they support certain areas of
Marketing Your Nutritional Practice will enhance your management skills and guide
you in creating a thriving and profitable nutritional practice. This session
includes a special emphasis on improving patient compliance and on the design of
a health maintenance nutritional program.
By the completion
of this program the practitioner should have the tools and knowledge to prove
the biochemical similarities throughout the population. The human body responds
and benefits from certain fundamental nutritional principles, thus enabling the
practitioner to identify with a high degree of certainty those foundational
issues and root causes.
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