Level 1

Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing

21 Continuing Education hours

Instructors

  • Anne Fischer Silva, RWS NTP
  • Margaret Floyd Barry, RWS NTP
  • Ellen Lovelace, RWS MPH NTC

Next Class: March 4, 2019

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  • Introduction and Welcome

    Our mission, passion and purpose

    The RWS Approach:

    • Understand and honor the healing priorities of the body
    • The discovery process: identifying imbalances and blocking factors to health via lab testing and effective client interviewing skills
    • Develop a customized healing protocol that honors the healing priorities of the body and addresses the imbalances we found in the discovery process, and uses the tools of our trade as nutrition professionals – diet, supplements and lifestyle – to restore balance and health
    • How to work safely with testing as unlicensed practitioners
  • Digestion 1: Anatomy and Physiology
    • Learn the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system
    • Understand optimal digestion function
    • Explore the many kinds of digestive dysfunction, from GERD and SIBO to parasite infections and beyond
  • Digestion 2: GI-MAP Testing
    • Learn what makes the GI-MAP test unique and the RWS preferred stool test
    • Understand when to use this test and how to interpret it
  • Digestion 3: Additional Testing
    • Learn about an additional stool testing option: the Comprehensive Stool Analysis with Parasitology and how the test technology differs from the GI-MAP
    • Understand when to use this test and how to interpret it
    • Learn about the testing options for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
    • Understand when to use these tests and how to interpret them
  • Digestion 4: Healing Solutions and Case Studies

    Learn how to structure a therapeutic gastrointestinal healing protocol that includes:

    • Support for optimal digestive function
    • Pathogen eradication
    • Gut healing
    • Microbiome strengthening
    • The removal of dietary stressors

    Along with several case studies to see these tools applied in clinical practice.

  • Adverse Food Reactions 1

    Understand the mechanisms of different types of adverse reactions to food:

    • Food allergy
    • Food sensitivity
    • Food intolerance

    Along with testing options for adverse food reactions and the benefits and downsides of each option.

  • Adverse Food Reactions 2: The RWS Approach to Healing

    Learn the unique RWS approach to gut healing:

    • The specific combination of tests that provide the most helpful information
    • How to use the information gleaned from these tests to sculpt the most effective healing protocols
    • How to heal the root cause of food sensivities

    Along with several case studies to see these tools applied in clinical practice.

  • Tools of the Trade 1: Diet
    • Macronutrients: a review
    • Macronutrient balancing based on biochemical individuality
    • The role of healing foods in therapeutic protocols
    • When and how to work with special diets
  • Tools of the Trade 2: Supplements and Lifestyle
    • Learn how to effectively work with supplements including how to assess quality, dosing considerations, how to manage ordering and shipping logistics, and the RWS preferred brands
    • The missing link: understanding the impact of our lifestyle and emotions on our health and wellbeing
    • How to properly and thoroughly assess and interpret a food journal
    • How to conduct an effective initial interview that builds trust, gathers detailed clinical information, and initiates a strong relationship with your client

     

  • Putting it All Together
    • The RWS business methodology: how to structure your practice for optimal results
    • Client enrollment and retention: how to inspire, engage, and enlist your clients in their healing journey

Learn how to navigate the confusing world of food sensitivity testing.