WHO CAN ATTEND?
Registered medical doctors, dentists, nurse practitioners and registered nurses.
Nutrients play a part in every biochemical process in the body. For the body to function optimally, these nutrients need to be present in sufficient quantities, in the right form and in balance with each other.
Nutrients include vitamins and minerals. Ideally, we obtain most of our nutrients through our diet and through processes within the body, including the action of bacteria in the gut. However, there are circumstances, such as disease, stress and other conditions in which sufficient nutrients may not be obtainable through the diet.
In such cases, supplementation may be advisable.
Medical Nutrition is the clinical application of the current substantial knowledge about the roles played by nutrients in health and disease.
A doctor trained in Medical Nutrition can investigate a person’s nutritional status and can then suggest nutrient therapies which could assist in achieving optimal health, preventing disease or fighting existing disease.
In some cases, the best form of delivery of nutrients is through intravenous or intramuscular injection. This may be because: large doses, if taken orally, may adversely affect the gut; the person may have problems with absorption; the best form of the nutrient may not be well tolerated if taken orally; or a rapid response is needed, which may not be achieved through oral supplementation.
To practice injectable nutrient therapy properly, a doctor must undertake additional study beyond that offered in any medical school in this country.
The Australasian Institute for Medical Nutrition offers a comprehensive and specialised training to doctors and their practice nurses.
The Workshop looks at:
- Assessment of evidence, case discussion, applications and protocols of nutritional medicine
- Aseptic hands-on mixing, administration and receiving of nutritional infusions
- Safety: precautions, infection control, the event of an emergency
Viral infections, Chronic disease states, Fatigue, Diabetes, Inflammation, Toxicities and much more.
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