CME Course Catalog

Metabolic Syndrome and Nutritional Disorders

Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1 hour)
Price: $47

Course Description

50 million Americans have metabolic syndrome, and rates are especially high in people under psychiatric care. Did you know that metabolic syndrome can have major neuropsychiatric consequences?

Metabolic syndrome is not only about not eating lots of carbs. Glucose dysregulation can lead to mood instability, insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, brain fog, and more. In this course, you’ll get up to date on how to diagnose insulin and glucose dysregulation, and how to accurately recommend the dietary and metabolic interventions to slow or reverse these problems.

As you explore different protocols, learn the basics on how to use labs to evaluate insulin resistance and the accompanying markers of inflammation that may be present. Youll gain an understanding of the difference between the standard american diet and a variety of low carbohydrate diets and practical approaches for treatment and prevention.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the components of metabolic syndrome
  • Learn the most common pathways to obesity, diabetes and CVD
  • Find out the differences between standard diets and low carbohydrate diets

CME/CE Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Integrative Psychiatric Institute. The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


In order to obtain your CME credit for this course, you will need to take and pass the CME quiz and complete a CME evaluation after watching the video. The quiz will be linked under the video. The Evaluation will follow automatically. If the quiz is passed, you will be prompted to download your CME certificate immediately after.

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Jeffry N. Gerber, MD

Dr. Jeffry N. Gerber, MD, FAAFP is a board certified family physician and owner of South Suburban Family Medicine in Littleton, Colorado, where he is known as “Denver’s Diet Doctor”. He has been providing personalized healthcare to the local community since 1993 and continues that tradition with an emphasis on longevity, wellness and prevention.

Nutrition and its effects on health are areas of interest for Dr. Gerber. Frustrated with spiraling healthcare costs related to the treatment of conditions like overweight, obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis and heart disease just to name a few, Dr. Gerber has been focusing on prevention and treatment programs using low-carb high fat (LCHF), Ancestral, Paleo and Primal diets to treat and prevent these chronic conditions. He maintains a database of patients, looking at weight loss and improved cardio-metabolic markers, demonstrating the benefits of these types of diets. Redefining healthy nutrition is a goal. Dr. Gerber speaks frequently about these important issues to patients, the community and other health care professionals.