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Food as Medicine? Food and inflammation

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Is there an anti-inflammatory diet? Can foods be used to reduce inflammation levels in the body? If a client has an inflammatory condition, is there a special diet to reduce symptoms? This course aims to provide trainers with answers to common food- and nutrition-related questions about inflammation. The course focuses on the current evidence surrounding the impact of nutrition and supplements on the development and treatment of chronic, low-grade inflammation. Practical strategies are given to help trainers navigate this space.

Suggested Pre-requisite:

  • CIMSPA: L2 Gym / Group Ex

Aims and objectives of course:

  • Understand what the difference is between acute and chronic inflammation.
  • Know how inflammation is involved in disease development and progression.
  • Understand the research into the links of what causes inflammation in holistic terms.
  • Gain an understanding of how inflammation is measured.
  • Understand the science behind anti-inflammatory diets and the key nutrients involved.
  • Understand how to eat in an anti-inflammatory way practically.

Author Bio

  •  Dr Linia Patel

    As a self-confessed “total foodie”, being an award-winning dietitian and sports nutritionist comes naturally to our resident dietitian and long-time Fitpro magazine contributor, Dr Linia Patel. She likes to take a block of science and slice it up into easy-to-digest and practical advice. With a PhD in Public Health and over 100 published articles on diet and health, she is a British Dietetic Association Spokesperson and is regularly seen appearing on national TV and being quoted in the press. She’s the science expert for Tess Daly’s best-selling book 4 Steps to a Happier & Healthier You, is a qualified fitness instructor and has worked extensively in high performance sport. She is particularly passionate about women’s health, helping women to be the best version of themselves.