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On August 3, 2021, we received notice that Commonwealth, our CE accreditation provider, lost the ability to award CE credit hours from the American Psychological Association (APA). CE credits are for Psychologists, Nurses, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Social Workers.

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A 25.5-hr CE Course Leading to Certification

A 25.5-hr CE Course Leading to Certification

Nutrition and Integrative Medicine for Diabetes, Cognitive Decline, and Alzheimer’s Disease

25.5 CE Credits for Nutrition Professionals
Regular Price
999 USD
Special Price
199 USD

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Now through June 7th, to support PTSD Awareness Month, you can choose a special bundle that includes this certification and Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, for $449!

Added Bonus! When you enroll, you will be entered into a raffle to win my audiobook: “Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health”

Nutrition and Integrative Medicine for Diabetes, Cognitive Decline, and Alzheimer’s Disease

What You Will Learn

  • The definitions of integrative medicine and functional medicine for diabetes, cognitive decline, and Alzheimer’s prevention management and treatment
  • How to incorporate the spectrum of ethics into your clinical practice of integrative medicine
  • A better understanding of metabolic syndrome (prediabetes) and diabetes, type 1, type 2, and 3
  • To identify the bidirectional effects of psychology & biology on health
  • Define the science of circadian rhythm and its assessment, as it contributes to diabetes and AD spectrum
  • Identify approaches to culturally competent care to enhance rapport and improve outcomes
  • Learn to assess your client/patient for readiness for diverse integrative interventions using motivational methods
  • The science of the “second brain” and its function in the prevention and development of diabetes type 2 and AD
  • Dietary and culinary interventions for preventing and treating metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and AD
  • Evidence-based herbal protocols for the treatment of diabetes and AD
  • Nutritional protocols for preventing treating metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and AD
  • Drug-nutrient-herb interactions using assessment software to keep your clients safe
  • Types of exercise and self-care methods to reduce insulin resistance, improve cardiac function and reduce pain in diabetes
  • The role of brain hemisphere coordination exercises for cognitive function and AD
  • The evidence for the role of manual therapies, massage, cranial and visceral manipulation, and electro-therapeutic/stimulation interventions for diabetes and AD
  • The science of toxins, their role in diabetes and AD, and scientific detoxification methods
  • Tailoring lifestyle changes for clients that enhance self-care strategies and success
  • The design of integrative protocols to treat diabetes and most common comorbidities, AD and cognitive decline
  • High-quality, pharmaceutical-grade resources for professionals and family members that have been identified throughout the course
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Course Description

This certification provides you with comprehensive, training in state-of-the-art methods to prevent illness and treat the whole person using evidenced-based methods that are designed to integrate seamlessly and safely in your current practice. This course gives you the tools to enhance and expand your current practice, so that you become an expert in this emerging field.

Whether you are a mental health clinician working with clients who have chronic illnesses like diabetes, memory loss, and cognitive decline, or a physical health provider who wants to increase your toolbox, you will find methods that ensure your patient outcomes will improve.

You learn an integrative approach that equips you with the knowledge, skills and tools to combine evidence-based clinical methods using functional medicine, culinary and herbal medicine, naturopathic medicine, massage and visceral manipulation, yoga therapies and psychological methods with conventional, allopathic, biomedical science and clinical interventions.

This certification gives you what you require to safely recommend supplements and herbs and, to help clients reduce or optimize current medications. You study the role of traumatic stress and how it affects memory and cognition and you spend time in the kitchen learning to prepare herbs and foods. We can give our best advice to clients and patients but without adhering to the protocols any method will fail. This is why I explore the role of motivational interviewing to address self-care and compliance.

Memory loss, agitation, gastroparesis, neuropathy, sundowning and much more are all explored in-depth using natural medicine and functional methods that reduce side effects, thus giving you many options for helping your patients or clients. You explore caregiver health, cultural and social justice and how to build rapport with cultural competency.

When you complete these 25.5 you will join with others who are leading the revolution in integrative medicine and nutrition for chronic illness.

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Hours of Content


Guiding Questions


Final Certificate


Credits CE

Your Instructor

Dr. Leslie Korn is a renowned expert in integrative medicine for the treatment of trauma and its physical sequelae including chronic digestive illness, insomnia, pain, substance abuse, diabetes, cognitive decline, and “unexplained illnesses”. She has provided over 65,000 hours of clinical care integrating psychotherapy and somatic therapies with nutritional, culinary, and herbal medicine. She completed her training at Harvard Medical School and The Harvard School of Public Health. She is licensed and board-certified in 4 clinical disciplines. She is a Board Certified approved Clinical Supervisor. She has been a faculty instructor at Harvard in the department of psychiatry and faculty at 2 Naturopathic medical schools. She lived for 25 years in the jungle of Mexico, where she worked alongside indigenous healers and directed a pro bono health center. Her clinical practice focuses on helping clients who are ill with restoring their health and reducing or eliminating medications.

Her mentoring practice focuses on helping clinicians create a successful, integrative medicine, trauma-informed career. Her ethic of compassion and care is informed by feminist values of social justice and her love for dogs.

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Course Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction

  • Introduction to Integrative Medicine and Nutrition (1:09:09) Free Video

Module 2

  • Ethics and Scope of practice (0:44:07)

Module 3

  • The Biology of Diabetes and Alzheimer's (1:55:14)

Module 4

  • The Psychology of Diabetes and Alzheimer's (0:58:05)

Module 5

  • Circadian Rhythms and Hormones (1:09:37)

Module 6

  • Culture, Illness and Awareness (1:18:25)

Module 7

  • Assessment and Evaluation (1:27:45)

Module 8

  • Digestion and Diet (1:37:19)

Module 9

  • Culinary and Spice Medicine (1:54:02)

Module 10

  • Herbal Medicine and Diabetes (2:28:29)

Module 11

  • Nutritional Supplements (2:10:35)

Module 12

  • Pharmaceuticals and their Interactions with Herbal
  • Supplements (1:25:32)

Module 13

  • Exercise and Movement for Diabetes & AD (1:01:46)
  • Home Exercises (0:43:00)

Module 14

  • Somatic and Energy Therapies (1:02:29)
  • Massage and Bodywork for Diabetes & Alzheimer's (1:08:16)

Module 15

  • Detoxification Strategies (1:07:00)

Module 16

  • Self Care, Self Regulation, Adherence (0:38:49)

Module 17

  • Protocols & Next Steps (0:49:20)

Course Information

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