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Course Overview

We’re not what we eat; we’re what we digest, so digestive disorders need to be on the radar of every nutrition professional. In this comprehensive journey through the digestive tract, we will look at the most frequent digestive disorders. Gluten intolerance, celiac disease, IBS, Crohn’s disease, colitis, and diverticulosis cause nutrition deficiencies, bone disease, autoimmune problems, and hematological diseases. The goal of this course is to provide a better understanding of GI diseases and nutrition management and education tools. Resources for more information, including how to find dietitians specializing in celiac disease and gluten-related disorders are included. Updates throughout this course cover symptoms, diagnosis, nutritional implications, and treatment, with special focus on gluten-free diets.

About the Course Author

Founder of Harris Whole Health, Cheryl provides individualized counseling to clients and is a writer, speaker and media spokesperson, specializing in celiac disease, IBS, allergies, whole-foods eating and general wellness. Cheryl Iny Harris, MPH, RD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

  • Commission on Dietetic Registration


    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition


    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This course is approved for 9.0 contact hours.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist


    Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 9.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.

Course Details
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Compare and contrast Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, including etiology, pathology, diagnosis, nutritional concerns, and treatment.; Compare and contrast the various presentations of celiac disease, including symptoms, organs, and body systems that are involved.; Describe the role of probiotics in treating inflammatory bowel disease.; Design one diet for a patient with Crohn’s disease who does not require surgery and one for a patient who has a resection of the large intestine.; Develop a Medical Nutrition Therapy treatment plan to address nutrition deficiencies for a patient with celiac disease and gluten intolerance.; Discuss etiology and treatment for diverticular disease.; Discuss how gut-associated lymphoid tissue, antigen tolerance, and auto-antibodies relate to the development of inflammatory bowel disease.; Explain the basic components of a gluten-free diet and barriers to compliance with the diet.; "Explain the basic function of the GI tract; the absorption sites in the GI tract for specific vitamins, minerals and other nutrients; and the role of probiotics in GI tract function."; Explain the basic pathophysiology of irritable bowel disease, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, diverticular disease, and celiac disease.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Health Educators; Level II level Dietitians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.