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Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health, 1st Edition

Gerard Mullin, MD and Kathie Swift, MS, RD
Course Expiration Date: May-31-2018

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This wonderful book gives the gut physiology, symptoms of typical disorders, and therapies to deal with each problem in very practical terms.

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25 CE Hrs. - Online Test Only (W781)
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15 CE Hrs. - Book & Online Test (W784)


Excellent resource!! This wonderful book gives the gut physiology, symptoms of typical disorders, and therapies to deal with each problem in very practical terms. There is a gut healing meal plan in 3 stages, depending upon your level of dysfunction and symptoms, and 70 pages of recipes and meal plans.

Course Objectives

Suggested Performance Indicators: 2.1.3, 4.1.2, 6.1.2, 8.1.2

Upon successful completion of this self-study course, the users will be able to:
1.  Discuss the physiology of normal and dysfunctional gastrointestinal function and how food plays a role in the creation and prevention of dysfunction and disease.
2.  Identify ways to use food and nutrients to help patients control and reverse GI issues.
3.  Better assess patients’ needs and determine appropriate medical nutrition therapy intervention.

Learning Codes

  • (2000) Science of food and nutrition
  • (2010) Botanicals, phytochemicals
  • (2020) Composition of foods, nutrient analysis
  • (2050) Genetics
  • (2060) Immunology
  • (2070) Macronutrients: carbohydrate, fat, protein, fiber, water
  • (2080) Microbiology, food toxicology
  • (2090) Micronutrients: vitamins, minerals
  • (2100) Nutritional biochemistry
  • (2110) Physiology, exercise physiology
  • (3000) Nutrition assessment & Diagnosis
  • (3005) Nutrition Diagnosis
  • (3010) Assessment methodology
  • (3040) Food consumption, fluid balance
  • (3060) Laboratory tests
  • (3070) Pharmacological, drug/nutrient, herbal interaction
  • (3080) Physical: blood pressure, pulse, bowel sounds
  • (3090) Screening parameters, methodology, and surveillance
  • (3100) Supplemental nutrients, botanicals
  • (4000) Wellness and public health
  • (4040) Disease prevention
  • (5000) Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • (5110) Allergies, sensitivities
  • (5120) Autoimmune diseases, arthritis, lupus
  • (5130) Bone diseases, osteoporosis
  • (5150) Cancer
  • (5220) Gastrointestinal disorders
  • (5280) Nutrient deficiencies, Failure to thrive
  • (5290) Metabolic disorders, Inborn errors
  • (5300) Neurological: stroke, Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's spinal cord injuries
  • (5320) Psychiatric disorders, anxiety
  • (5410) Client protocols, clinical guidelines
  • (5420) Complimentary care, alternative therapies
  • (5460) Self-care management
  • (8000) Food Service Systems and Culinary Arts
  • (8015) Cultural/ethnic food and culinary practices
  • (8090) Menu planning and development, nutrient analysis

Recommended for...

  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
  • Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional

Book Details

Author Gerard Mullin, MD and Kathie Swift, MS, RD
Year Published 2011
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Rodale Books
ISBN 978-1605292649
Format Paperback
Page Count 368

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Why we chose this book

Both the authors are tops in their fields and the book is a fantastic mix of evidence-based research and clinical experience. As expressed by Larry Dossey, MD, "It takes away the mystery of GI function and provides sensible, scientific information that anyone can follow. In the highest sense, this is a book about healing."

About the Author

Gerard E. Mullin, MD, is an associate professor of medicine and director of Integrative GI Nutrition Services at Johns Hopkins. He is internationally renowned for his work in integrative gastroenterology and nutrition. 

Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RD, LDN, is an integrative and functional medicine dietitian and culinary nutrition leader for the Food As Medicine training program. She practices in Berkshires, MA.