Lifestyle Medicine Treatments of Chronic Disease – Part 2

Course 3 of 4: Professional Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine: Improving the Future of Health Care 2 weeks total 10 - 15 hours each week recommended

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About this course

Lifestyle Medicine is an increasingly crucial element to transforming disease care systems to healthcare systems. Current medical services are unable to restore health because they do not address root causes.

In this course, you will learn the deficiencies within traditional Western Medicine and more effective lifestyle based treatment protocols used to prevent and treat chronic diseases of lifestyle.

You will learn about lifestyle medicine based treatments for the following chronic diseases:

  • Prostate and Colorectal Cancer
  • Osteoarthritis/Gout/Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple Sclerosis/Rheumatoid Arthritis/Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Fructose Intolerance/Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
  • Depression/ Anxiety
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and PCOS Associated Infertility/ Anovulatory Bleeding
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause/Osteoporosis

What you’ll learn

  • Recognize the core competencies of Nutrition, Tobacco Cessation, and Alcohol and their interaction with chronic diseases
  • Explain the difference in efficacies of traditional treatments vs. lifestyle based treatments
  • Identify effective lifestyle based treatment protocols used to prevent and treat chronic diseases of lifestyle


Lifestyle Medicine Fundamentals and Lifestyle Medicine Treatments of Chronic Disease – Part 1 (recommended)

Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

Meet your instructors

Amanda McKinney

Amanda McKinney

Associate Dean of Health Sciences & Executive Director of the Institute of Human & Planetary Health at Doane University
Amanda McKinney is a physician with a passion for Lifestyle Medicine and environmental issues who recognizes the intimate relationship between our food and the health of both humans and the planet. She is both a Fellow and a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the Director of Doane University's Institute for Human and Planetary Health (IHPH). She founded the IHPH to improve human health by transforming medical education and healthcare delivery and creating healthy, resilient communities. Creating a culture of healthy food, grown sustainably, will have a positive impact on human and planetary health.

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Doane University

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Professional Certificate


Food & Nutrition Medicine