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2018 Nutrition Conference to feature the latest in food movements and trends

Nutrition ConferenceNational University will host the first conference of its kind focused on the latest research and trends in nutrition March 24-25, 2018, at its Lombard campus and via webinar. The 2018 Nutrition Conference is aimed at health care practitioners, students and the public, and attendees will learn about various food movements and how to implement these food diets or strategies to optimize health.

"Between Dr. Oz, local trainers or posts on social media, it's hard to know what to listen to about nutrition," said Jenna Glenn, DC, ND, MS, conference organizer and dean of the NUHS Postprofessional Department. "This conference will provide some of the best evidence-based information available, encompassing various kinds of diets that can address multiple patient concerns."

The conference program will feature Dr. Tom O'Bryan (NUHS '80), a world-renowned expert in the field of gluten-related disorders, along with nine other experts with backgrounds in functional medicine, chiropractic medicine, allopathic medicine, psychotherapy and nutritional biochemistry.

During the conference, speakers will discuss ketogenic, paleo, gluten, and dairy-free diets, GMOs, the whole food movement, HCG injections and fasting. Speakers will also identify nutrition options that can help manage common diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, autoimmune disorders and lymphoma along with how nutrition can affect brain and gut health, metabolic flexibility and athletic performance.

Today, more physicians are using nutrition as a treatment tool when other therapies fail, according to Dr. Glenn. While diets should be tailored to the individual, one common theme among all diets is the importance of making sustainable changes.

"Unlike temporary 'fad' diets, a food movement is about learning and applying certain nutrition principles to everyday life for the betterment of health," Dr. Glenn said.

Those interested can attend the conference in-person or via webinar. To register and learn more about the conference speakers and schedule:

Special Offer: Save 10% off your registration or save 20% by referring a colleague. (Offers cannot be combined.) For more details contact Kim Loeber at postgrad@nuhs.edu.

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