The ACNEM ‘Foundations of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (NEM)’
course is the entry-point for GPs and other healthcare professionals
wanting to learn about Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. This
course is the first of the two modules. On completion of both NEM (Part 1) and NEM (Part 2) modules, the pre- and post-training
activities and quiz, a Certificate of Completion is awarded.
This module will address a number of the most common functional mental health conditions that present to clinic.
Conditions to be covered include depression, anxiety and addiction. Our highly regarded presenters will bring their clinical experience and knowledge on the application of nutritional and environmental medicine in collaboration with conventional medical practice. Current scientific evidence for the effectiveness of treatment modalities will be presented including nutraceutical prescription, dietary manipulation, lifestyle modification and environmental factors, alongside the range of available testing and investigation options.
Our speakers will explore:
- The contributing NEM factors to common mental health conditions including depression and anxiety
- The investigative methods for assessing mental health from a NEM perspective
- The role of specific dietary and environmental approaches for the management of anxiety
- Evidence-based lifestyle interventions that can assist in the management of addictions
- Nutritional treatment and management of mild-to-moderate depression
This module explores the evidence-informed specialty area of cognitive health and the factors that influence it.
Our specialist presenters bring their clinical experience and knowledge on the application of specific diets, including ketogenic, Mediterranean and intermittent fasting and offer practical tips and tools in the integration of this into practice.
You will learn about the tools for assessing the level of cognitive decline and how to interpret relevant pathology tests. This training module includes expert discussion of case studies and offers a systematic approach.
Topics covered include mould, biotoxins, CIRS (chronic inflammatory response syndrome), endocrine disrupting chemicals, heavy metal toxicity, and the case of the sensitive patient.You will learn practical, clinically relevant skills, such as protocol development for identification, testing and treatment of specific environmental exposure.
This module explores the speciality area of integrative cancer care, showcasing a variety of therapeutic tools and techniques. Experienced presenters share their working clinical knowledge of hyperbaric oxygen use, hyperthermic treatment, intravenous vitamin C and ketogenic diets. Presenters also discuss using these tools and techniques with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.
This learning module explores the biological, nutritional and environmental factors that influence the immune system. Our specialist presenters bring their experience and expertise to discuss an integrative approach to the treatment of complex and chronic immune conditions. Topics include Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, the use of intravenous vitamin C, and insights to clinical assessment of chronic immune conditions. Targeted nutritional treatment strategies for the prevention and treatment of dysregulated immunity, as well as dietary recommendations, will be explored.