Fasting & Intermittent Fasting Protocols

Course Description & Information:

  • As a weight loss approach fasting and intermittent fasting (IF) has been around for a long time and have been shown to aid in weight loss, lowering of blood pressure, cholesterol and improvement in blood glucose and insulin levels. Studies in humans, almost across the board, have shown that IF is safe and incredibly effective, but really no more effective than any other diet. In addition, many people find it difficult to fast. But a growing body of research suggests that the timing of the fast is key, and can make IF a more realistic, sustainable, and effective approach for weight loss, as well as for diabetes prevention. This course reviews current research on fasting and intermittent fasting protocols and how these diets can be safely used to help prevent and/or treat different diseases.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-23-005-L01-P, IRD: 2-7-23. Knowledge based activity.
  • Level: Intermediate
Course Objectives:

  • Identify the physiological benefits of fasting and intermittent fasting protocols in reducing inflammation.
  • Discuss the current research on fasting diets in the treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Differentiate between a fasting diet protocol and a calorie restrictive diet.
  • List the potential health benefits of intermittent fasting in treating Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.
Learning Outcome: At least 80% of class participants will score 70% or greater on course post-test.

Course Credit: 2 Contact Hours

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Who Should Attend:

Dietitian, Diet Techs, Nursing Professionals, Pharmacists, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Full attendance.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and evaluation.

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