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Nutrition, Toxins & Chronic Disease


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Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems both in the United States and worldwide. Globally, hundreds of millions of people are affected by chronic diseases. People with chronic diseases often suffer a slow, debilitating, decline of overall health and well-being. However, many chronic diseases can be prevented via a nutritious diet, healthy lifestyle, and avoidance or reduced exposure to environmental toxins.

Learn to identify some of the most common chronic diseases and the toxins and nutritional factors that contribute to them. 


Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the extent and types of chronic diseases, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, chronic lung diseases, cancer, autoimmune diseases, and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
  2. Identify common toxins and their impact on the most common chronic diseases.
  3. Identify common nutritional effects on the most common chronic diseases.
  4. List ways to assess, manage, and/or prevent or reduce the incidence of chronic disease.

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