Herbal Education in the Vitalist Tradition
North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, Inc

NAIMH,
                  INC



Distance Learning

Intermediate to Advanced Level

Insulin Resistance: Pathophysiology and Natural Therapeutics Seminar

24 hours CE Credit with Certificate

The CD-Set, Notes, and Supplemental Readings and Texts may be purchased separately without enrollment in the course and with no additional tuition fee. See The CD-Rom section of our Online Store

This course consists of 19 audio CDs of a ten-class sequence on insulin resistance delivered at the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in April of 2006. Included with it are printed class notes, and a data disk of supplemental readings and full-text reference texts in electronic format.

Course objective: The student will learn the pathophysiology of insulin resistance, and the influence of diet, exercise, nutrition and herbs on the condition. The student will gain competence in the clinical application of protocols based on the material learned.

Prerequisites: At least 40 classroom hours of previous studies in herbalism. This course extensively uses the terminology and concepts of physiology and pahtology. Previous studies in these are not required but would be beneficial.

Course length: This 8-lesson course is to be completed within 8 weeks.

Cost: Tuition:$120

Application fee: $25

Study materials and CDs: $198

Total: $343

Lessons

Each lesson includes an average or 3 hours of lecture and readings.

Lesson 1. The Pathophysiology of Insulin Resistance 1

Lesson 2. The Pathophysiology of Insulin Resistance 2

Lesson 3. The Influence of Stress and Sleep Debt on Insulin Resistance

Lesson 4. Exercise therapeutics, Growth Hormone, and Insulin Resistance

Lesson 5. Pathophysiology of Diabetes Types I and II

Lesson 6. Therapeutics for Insulin Resistance, Obesity, and Diabetes 1

Lesson 7. Therapeutics for Insulin Resistance, Obesity, and Diabetes 2

Lesson 8. Therapeutics for Insulin Resistance, Obesity, and Diabetes 3

Further down on this page you can find Faculty Biographies, and a List of Tracks of the 19 CDs


Enrollment for Credit

To enroll in the course, receive faculty support, and to earn the Continuing Education certificate, follow these steps:

  • 1) Purchase the CD-set in the CD-ROM Section of our Online Store The CD-Rom set may be purchased without further enrollment in the course aor any tuition payment..

  • 2) When you receive it, open the data disk file, and print out the application form. Send this in with a $25 application fee. This entitles you to student support and faculty contact for eight weeks after the enrollment is received.

  • 3) Read the instructions for obtaining CE credit in the read-me-first file.

  • 4) Look over the CE questions and review them before listening to the disks.

  • 5) Complete any assignments and answer the CE questions for each disk.

  • 6) Tuition is paid upon completion of the the course and the CE questions.

  • 7) You will receive a certificate reflecting 24 hours of CE credit, approved by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational Schools Board.

Total Cost:


CD-ROM set: $198.00

Application Fee: $25

Tuition: $120

Total: $343




Faculty

Paul Bergner is director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism. He has edited the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989. He completed more than 50 semester hours of doctoral level studies at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in the 1980s, including the full sequence on Chinese Medicine offered to the ND students. He was Director of clinical education at Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies from 1996-2003, and is currently clinic director at the Evergreen Center in Boulder, CO. Between the two schools, he has trained 150 students through a one-year internship in clinical herbalism and clinical nutrition. He is the author of seven books on medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, and naturopathy. Paul has practiced natural medicine for more than 30 years. He is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. Paul has been lecturing internationally on the topic of insulin resistance since the year 2000.


CD Contents and Track List

Contents:

A Data Disk containing lecture notes, supplemental readings, and instructions on how to obtain Continuing Education credit for this course.

Nineteen Audio Disks, with .wav files, which will normally play in any computer or any CD player. They will not play in an .mp3 player unless you convert them to .mp3 on your computer.

Disk 1 Insulin resistance overview 1

1 Start

2 Introduction

3 Normal insulin function

4 Chromium

5 Growth Hormone

6 Abnormal function

7 Consequences

8 Systemic inflammation

9 Insulin curves chart

10 Manifestations

11 Cancers and PCOS

12 End

Disk 2 Insulin resistance overview 2

1 Start

2 Diagnosis

3 Glucose tolerance

4 Causes

5 Fats

6 Glycemic index

7 Stress

8 Nicotine

9 The Cure

10 Value

11 Dysregulation 1

12 Dysregulation 2

13 Dysregulation 3

14 Finish

Disk 3 Insulin resistance overview 3

1 Start

2 Dysregulation continued

3 Insulin responses

4 Ketosis

5 Brain fuels

6 Withdrawal symptoms

7 Breaking the cycle

8 Sedentary lifestyle

9 Exercise physiology

10 Growth hormone

Disk 4 Pathophysiology 1

1 Start

2 Introduction

3 IGF-1

4 IGF-1 Details

5 Obesity

6 Dyslipidemia

7 Hypertension

8 Blood clotting

9 Atherosclerosis

10 Homoscysteine review

Disk 5 Pathophysiology 2

1 Start

2 Cancers

3 Colorectal cancer

4 Homocysteine research

5 Breast and Prostate Cancer

6 Insulinemic foods

7 Dietary sugar

8 Evaluation of intake

9 Protein and insulin

10 Breast cancer study

11 Iowa study


Disk 6 Pathophysiology 3

1 Start

2 Uterine fibroids

3 IGF-1

4 More effects

5 Appetite hormones

6 Adipose tissue

7 Leptin

8 Leptin dysregulation

9 Leptin resistance

10 End

11 NAIMH

Disk 7 Pathophysiology 4

1 Start

2 Ghrelin

3 Fructose

4 Nicotine

5 Growth Hormone

6 Protein and GH

7 GH and aging

8 GH and exercise

9 Muscle energy pathways

10 Sprints

11 Exercise timing

12 End

13 NAIMH

Disk 8 Pathophysiology 5

1 Start

2 Walking exercise

3 Daily routine

4 Stress

5 Sleep debt

6 Effects

7 End

8 NAIMH

Disk 9 Pathophysiology 6

1 Start

2 Cardiovascular effects

3 Requirements

4 Modified bed rest

5 Sleep physiology

6 Shift work

7 Healthy sleep routine

8 Case study

9 End

10 NAIMH

Disk 10 Diagnosis

1 Start

2 Diagnosis and assessment

3 Anthropological norms

4 Hunter-gatherer normal

5 Glucose tolerance

6 Triglycerides

7 Hypertension

8 Obesity

9 Stages of dysfunction

10 Overt IR

11 Diabetes

12 End

13 NAIMH

Disk 11Dietary therapeutics 1

1 Start

2 Intro to therapeutics

3 Atkins diet

4 Carbohydrate addiction

5 Easing withdrawal

6 Appetite

7 Behavioral modification

8 Induction Phase


Disk 12 Dietary therapeutics 2

1 Start

2 Satiation

3 Protein

4 Carbohydrates

5 Phase 1

6 Phase 2

7 Phase 3

8 Saturated fat

9 Definition and Types

Disk 13 Ketones

1 Start

2 Ketogenic diet

3 Comparative trials

4 Ketone science

5 Fasting and exercise

6 Low-carb Ketosis

Disk 14 Ketones/Therapeutics summary

1 Start

2 Ketosis and exercise

3 Side effects

4 Ketosis and seizures

5 Cognition

6 Ketosis and acidosis

7 Review of therapeutics

8 Meal and exercise timing

9 Fish oils

10 Krill oil

11 The oil change

Disk 15 Supplements

1 Start

2 Supplements

3 Minerals

4 Carnitine

5 Antioxidants

6 Results

7 Case history

8 End

9 NAIMH

Disk 16 Diabetes 1

1 Start

2 Diabetes introduction

3 Definitions

4 Therapeutic strategies

5 Type I Diabetes

6 Type II

7 Diagnostic tests

8 Glycosylated hemoglobin

9 Glucose tolerance

10 Readings

11 Trends

12 Self-monitoring

13 Insulin index


Disk 17 Diabetes 2

1 Start

2 Diabetes pathology

3 3 theories

4 Abnormal glycoproteins

5 Symptoms

6 Acute complications

7 Chronic complications

8 Retinopathy

9 Vascular changes

10 Therapeutics

11 Cautions

12 Bernsteins law

13 Glucose test demo

14 End

15 NAIMH

Disk 18 Herbal Therapeutics 1

1 Start

2 Herbs and insulin resistance

3 Drug pharmacology

4 Insulin-sensitizing drugs

5 Sulfonureas

6 Thiazolidinediones

7 Herbs and insulin resistance

8 The Ginsengs

9 Gymnema

10 Vaccinium

11 Oplopanax

12 Brickellia

13 Syzygium

14 Trigonella

15 Cinnamon

16 Grifola

17 Momordica

18 Ocimum

19 End

20 NAIMH

Disk 19 Herbal Therapeutics 2

1 Start

2 Caffea

3 Opuntia

4 Herbs for DM complications

5 Vaccinium

6 Gingko biloba

7 Neuropathy

8 End

9 NAIMH


Data Disk

Supplemental readings and reference texts. Adobe Acrobat format

  • read-me-first.pdf Open this document

  • Catalog.pdf A catalog for our distance learning programs.

  • Application.pdf Send in with the Enrollment form to enroll.

  • Enrollment.pdf Send in with the Application form to enroll

  • Lecture Notes.pdf These are the notes that accompany the audio lectures. You can follow them as you listen. Some supplemental reading is included in this sequence.

  • Track-list.pdf. A list of the tracks on the 19 audio disks.

  • Insulin index article

  • Insulin Resistance and depression

  • Long-term glucose control and all-cause mortality

  • Reaven 1999 overview article

  • Smoking and Insulin Resistance

  • What if its all been a Big Fat Lie



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