Additional Continuing Education from Dr. Cage
Nutrition is the foundation of health!
Poor Quality, Nutrient-Deficient, Processed Foods are the true source of many modern, chronic diseases.
If your patients' bodies are missing key nutrients - the building blocks of our structure - they may not
be able to fully respond to acupuncture or herbal therapies.
Specific Course Objectives:
- Are you treating patients with acupuncture and herbs, yet their chronic conditions show only minimal or temporary improvement ?
- Can you confidently prescribe therapeutic diets for any condition and every patient who walks in your door ?
- If a patient comes in with a bag full of supplement bottles and asks "which ones do I really need", do you know what to tell them?
- When patients want to know which of their vitamins and supplements are safe to take with prescription drugs, do you
know how to find out the answers?
- Understand the three major trends in the 20th and 21st centuries that have had a negative influence on health and are responsible for most chronic illness, which are un-accounted for by traditional Oriental Medical Theory
- Understand the process by which the American food supply has declined since the 1930s
- Understand the differences between High Quality Natural Foods and Low Quality Processed Foods, and learn how to use the tools provided in this course to counsel patients on the importance of Live, Whole Food Nutrition
- Understand the importance of supplementing for the Essential Nutrients
- Understand major signs of nutritional deficiencies
- Understand the importance of testing for nutritional deficiencies and food allergies
- Understand the facts about interactions between nutritional supplements and pharmaceutical drugs
To Register for the course, click here to download the registration form.
Dates & Times:
March 20, 2011, Santa Monica, CA
9am - 6 pm (1 hour for lunch)
On the campus of Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
1807 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200, Santa Monica, CA 90403
May 15, 2011, Location TBD in Northern California
class size is limited Advance Registration Required;
Students 40% discount
To Register, call 310-803-8803,
or, download and fax the registration form
Course Registration Form
Instructor: Dr. Arlan Cage, ND, LAc
Dr. Cage is a licensed Naturopathic doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist.
He specializes Holistic Primary Care medicine, with emphases in endocrinology, gynecology
and the treatment of chronic illnesses utilizing
nutrition, acupuncture, Herbs, Homeopathy
and other natural treatment methods. He attended the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
in Tempe, AZ, and Samra University of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles, CA. He is a member of the
California State Oriental Medical Assoc.,
the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, and
is a Past-President of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association
Trends in the past 75 years leading to an increased incidence of chronic disease
GI Tract and Nutrition:
Nutrient absorption, waste and toxin elimination
Degradation of the Food Supply
Poor farming practices, weather, chemical toxins and social demographic trends have combined to lower
the quality of our food supply
Difference between High Quality and Low Quality forms of Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats;
Organic vs. Conventionally grown foods. Using whole food as a core of nutritional treatment.
Adverse Food Reactions
Intolerances, Sensitivities, Allergies. Testing for allergies and sensitivities
Emotional Attachments to Food
How to handle patients resistant to change
Testing for GI Problems
Comprehensive stool tests, Intestinal barrier tests
Essential Nutrient Supplementation
The Nutrient Gap. Review of essential nutrients, key deficiency symptoms, basic supplementation plans,
Basic supplement interaction with common prescription pharmaceuticals: which ones are really safe, which
ones should be avoided
Additional Nutritional Factors
The Five Key Supplements, The Five Key Foods,
The Five Key Lifestyle Factors