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Course Outline

Student’s Guide
  • Teaching Method and Work Requirements
  • Presentation and Objectives
Chapter 1

Digestive Anatomy and Physiology

  • Introduction

The Digestive System

  • Division
  • Functions
  • First Stage
  • Second Stage
  • Third Stage
  • Particularities of the Small Intestine
  • Particularities of the Colon
  • Particularities of Nervous Control along the Digestive Tract
  • Digestive Absorption
  • Chemical Principle
  • Absorption
  • Gastro-Intestinal Motility
  • Gastro-Intestinal and Exocrine Gland Secretions
  • Saliva
  • Gastric Secretions
  • Pancreatic Juice
  • Hepatic secretions
  • Small Intestine
  • Large Intestine

Enzymes

  • Definition
  • The Constitution of Enzymes
  • Apoenzymes
  • Table of Digestive Enzymes

Digestion and Absorption

  • Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates
  • Digestion and Absorption of Protein
  • Digestion and Absorption of Lipids
  • Absorption of Vitamins
  • Absorption of the Water and the Mineral Salts
  • Satiety and the Regulation of Food Intake
  • Revision
Chapter 2

Digestive Physiopathology

Functional Bowel Diseases

  • Intestinal Permeability or Hyper Permeability
  • Dysbiosis: An Imbalance of the Intestinal Flora
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Coeliac Disease

Inflammatory and Ulcerative Disease

  • Disease of Crohn
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Food Hypersensitivity

  • Common Allergenic Foods and Hypersensitivity Mediators in Western Countries
  • Main Allergens
  • The Mechanisms of the Immune System
  • Four Types of Hypersensitivity Reactions
  • Type-3 Delayed Reactions and Autoimmune Diseases
  • Solutions

Digestive Disorders

  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Indigestion by Enzymatic and Biliary Deficiency
  • Nutritional Anemias
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Revision
Chapter 3

Metabolic Diseases

Lipid Metabolism

  • Introduction
  • Digestion and Absorption of Dietary Fats
  • Lipid Transport in the Body
  • Structure and Function of Lipoproteins
  • The Different Metabolic Pathways of Lipoproteins
  • Lipoproteins and Atherosclerosis: VLDL/LDL Bad and HDL Good?

Naturopathic Approach to Hypercholesterolemia

  • How the Body Manages Sugar

Storage and use of glucose

  • Dysglycemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypoglycemia: A Complex Condition
  • Screening Tests
  • Type II Diabetes (non-insulin-dependent)
  • The Mechanisms Responsible Can Act on Different Aspects of Insulin Metabolism
  • Solutions
  • Important Concept: Glycation

Metabolic Syndrome or Syndrome X

  • Definition
  • Pathophysiolgy of MS
  • Treating Metabolic Syndrome
  • Revision
Chapter 4

The Acid-Base Balance

  • The Acid-base Balance
  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Blood and Tissues are Different
  • Digestive Dynamic
  • Fermentation and Putrefaction Process
  • Diurnal Phase
  • Nocturnal Phase
  • Signs of Tissue Acidity
  • Urine pH Test
  • Correction of Tissue Acidosis
  • Alcalinisants Food
  • The PRAL Index of Food
  • Oxygenation
  • The Use of Alkaline Citrate
  • The PRAL Index of Food
  • Bottled Water
  • Some Acids
  • To Know More
  • Louis-Claude Vincent Works
  • Dr. Pierre Grobon Works
  • Dr. Catherine Kousmine Works
  • The Particular Case of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Revision
Chapter 5

Special Cases of Digestive Physiopathology

  • Oxidation and Free Radicals
  • Sources of Free Radicals
  • Signs of Oxidation
  • Tests to Detect Oxidative Stress
  • Antioxidant Solutions
  • Inflammation and Polyunsaturated Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids
  • Three Basic Hormones that Cause Silent Inflammation
  • Silent Inflammation Tests
  • Solutions
  • Quality Criteria of Fish Oils
  • Revision
  • Activities 5

Answers

  • Answers to Chapter 1
  • Answers to Chapter 2
  • Answers to Chapter 3
  • Answers to Chapter 4
  • Answers to Chapter 5
  • Appendices

Appendix 1 – Glycemic Index (GI)

  • Calculating Glycemic Index
  • Why is the Glycemic Index (GI) Useful?
  • Indicator: High GI foods
  • Low GI Foods

Another Important Concept: The Insulin Index

  • Appendix 2 – Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Appendix 3 – Body Fat Percentage (BFP)
  • Appendix 4: Written Test for Acidosis
  • Appendix 5: Written Test for Oxidative Stress
  • Appendix 6: Evaluation of silent inflammation
  • Bibliography

Exam

  • Answer Grid for Course 343
  • Validation Form Course 343

Index