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Understanding Diabetes - Streaming Video only

Compares and contrasts the different forms of diabetes. Explains why the number of cases of Type 2 diabetes is expanding worldwide. Describes how gut health impacts metabolic health and diabetes risk. Outlines potential complications of diabetes as well as appropriate interventions. Characterizes how insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes are linked to other conditions such as cognitive decline, depression, cancer sleep disorders, and periodontal disease. States the rationale for individualized blood sugar targets. Outlines the specific strategies to prevent, manage, and potentially reverse Type-2 diabetes, including lifestyle, surgical, and pharmacologic interventions. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.

Vitamin D: Vitamin, Hormone, & Protector

Discusses the historical incidents that led to the discovery of vitamin D. Recognizes the synthesis and function of various forms of inactive and active vitamin D. Describes the role that vitamin D may play in the physiological function of various systems. Lists the current guidelines for supplementation of vitamin D. Lists the blood levels that define the various categories of vitamin D deficiency and sufficiency. Identifies the best food sources of vitamin D.

Vitamins, Minerals, & Supplements

Identifies the vitamins and minerals needed for growth and normal development. Summarizes the role of each of the essential vitamins and minerals in the body. Identifies the use and/or dangers of using supplements in all populations, from children to the elderly. Discusses the drawbacks/concerns of over-supplementation. Identifies the properties and concerns of herbal supplements. Summarizes government regulation of vitamins, supplements, and herbal supplements.

Weight Perfect, 2nd Edition

This home-study course describes the newest research on losing weight and maintaining weight loss for life. The book provides details about the connection between weight gain and medical conditions, and obesity and sleeplessness. It also gives information about popular weight loss plans, describes scientific studies on the effectiveness of these plans, and discusses research on the connection between emotions, cravings and overeating.

Your Mouth, Your Health - 2nd edition

Tooth decay could be a precursor to many health problems – notably obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Dental decay is the first to develop, and it predicts these and many other illnesses. That is because periodontitis, excess weight, hypertension, and other ailments such as hemorrhoids and deep venous thrombosis, often stem from the same cause: poor dietary choices. All dentists see the same patients again and again, suffering from plaque, cavities, infection – all of which are needless, preventable, and reversible. In this course, Dr. Somborac makes the connection between overall health and dental health. He describes how to prevent tooth decay and health decline, through easy-to-apply guidance you can use to help save patients` teeth and their lives.