Gastrointestinal Nutrition

Gastrointestinal Nutrition

Health Professional’s Guide

Excellent resource! This reference covers everything a health professional needs to know about the gastrointestinal tract, including its anatomy, diagnostic methods, disease symptoms and processes, plus surgical interventions. Best, most comprehensive book on nutrition and the gut we could find.

This new edition addresses the etiology of specific GI disorders, risks and benefits of medical, nutritional, and surgical interventions. It gives treatment guidelines and emerging areas of research along with GI implications in obesity, eating disorders, and food allergies. It covers EN/PN feedings, home nutrition support, nutraceuticals, drug nutrient interactions with the common GI drugs, and ethical and legal issues. The book also offers 12 CPE additional credit with a separate bonus exam with the book.

Laura E. Matarese, PhD, RDN, LDN, CNSC, FADA, FASPEN, FAND; Gerard E. Mullin, MD, FACG, FACN, AGAF; and Kelly Tappenden, PhD, RDN, FASPEN, Editors
Course Expiration Date: Jun-16-2026
Course Performance Indicators: 2.3.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 8.1.1, 10.1.3, 10.3.2
Product Name

Book Only (2670)

Regular price $70.00 $70.00

16.75 CE Online Test Only (2671)

Regular price $120.00

34 CE Online Test Only (2672)

Regular price $175.00

16.75 CE Book & Online Test (2673)

Regular price $185.00

34 CE Book & Online Test (2674)

Regular price $240.00

Book Details

Author Laura E. Matarese, PhD, RDN, LDN, CNSC, FADA, FASPEN, FAND; Gerard E. Mullin, MD, FACG, FACN, AGAF; and Kelly Tappenden, PhD, RDN, FASPEN, Editors
Year Published 2023
Edition 2nd
Publisher Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ISBN 978-0880912167
Format Paperback
Page Count 500
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 16.75 CE Online Test Only: 1777318
  • 34 CE Online Test Only: 177317
  • 16.75 CE Book & Online Test: 1777318
  • 34 CE Book & Online Test: 177317

Course Objectives

Level 1, 2 & 3 CPE

CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based

Upon completion of this course, a person will be able to:

1. Identify the threshold of percent ideal body weight and percent usual body weight that define severe malnutrition.

2. Name the most accurate predictive equation for estimating energy needs for nonobese and obese individuals—and be able to calculate the value for a 130# 5’3” person.

3. Identify two nutrients often deficient in people with active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

4. Define inulins and fructans in the diet and give one health significance of each.

5. Describe two tests used to diagnose celiac disease, plus list two symptoms and nutrient deficiencies associated with celiac disease.

6. Identify the approximate amount of weight loss needed to improve steatosis in chronic liver disease.

7. Describe the functions of vitamin E and zinc in healthy liver function.

8. Identify and give two examples of the most common comorbid psychiatric conditions seen in patients with eating disorders.

9. Describe refeeding syndrome and identify the type of diet used to minimize risks.

10. Identify the prominent gut bacteria the exists when a person eats a healthy diet versus a diet with simple sugars, trans fats, and minimal nutrition quality.

11. Give three examples of dietary fiber and functional fiber, plus the major functions of each.

12. Discuss when there is a prevalence of the following: bifidobacteria, Bacteroidetes, and lactobacillus.

13. Describe the recommended nutrition therapy for a malnourished patient undergoing elective GI surgery.

14. Discuss five nutritional considerations surrounding bariatric and metabolic surgery for weight loss.

15. Identify the maximum rate for continuous enteral nutrition; list four indications for use, and three contraindications.

16. Describe the function of two serum biomarkers used to monitor parenteral nutrition for pediatric patients.

17. Discuss one major health function for the following: glutamine, silymarin, and peppermint oil.

Recommended For...

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (CDCES)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
American College of Sports Medicine

Why We Chose This Book

All the 57 authors and 3 editors are highly regarded in their field of gastroenterology with incalculable years of clinical experience. The book is well researched and on the leading edge of new therapies. The first edition was highly popular.

About the Author

Laura E. Matarese, PhD, RDN, LDN, CNSC, FADA, FASPEN; Gerard E. Mullin, MD, CNSP,
FACN, AGAF; and Janice L. Raymond, MS, RDN, CD, CSG, Editors and with 57
contributing authors.

The authors and editors are highly regarded in their fields of gastroenterology and
medical nutrition therapies with vast years of clinical experience.