Eat whole. Eat local. You’ve probably heard these phrases. Fad diets come and go. But how much does eating whole foods really matter? Understanding what it takes to eat a whole foods diet should be simple…but there’s quite a lot to understand to make it a daily practice.
A whole food is not fragmented, not refined or processed. Nothing has been removed from the food—such as an apple, carrot or almond. You will learn how to use “the bull’s eye” approach, to select whole foods that are locally grown.
In this course, we’ll discuss the reasons for general health and wellness behind a whole foods diet, what’s the impact on the body of using a 20-day diet model, versus making this a long-term food plan, and how to put all of this into practice. We’ll also go deeper into the balance of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats and how to make smart adjustments to increase the amounts of essential vitamins and minerals in food choices.
This course also explores different variations of whole food diets, such as Paleo, low-carb, Mediterranean, and gluten free. After this course, you’ll be in a better position to help your patients make health-informed decisions about their diets.
- Discover the application of the whole food based diet and eating local
- Explore mindfulness around eating
- Dive into the most common whole food based diet plans
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.Purchase Single Course
Mary Rondeau, ND
Mary Rondeau ND, RH(AHG) is a registered naturopathic doctor, functional medicine specialist and registered herbalist. Mary has been involved in naturopathic medicine functional medicine since 2005. Her interest in plants and natural healing stemmed from upbringing in the mountains learning about folk remedies with her mother as a child.
Mary specializes in functional medicine/naturopathic assessment for mental health disorders. Her eclectic training in traditional medicines took her around the world to study with Ayurvedic masters in India and Nepal and across the United States studying at large medicinal herbal farms for weeks at at time in the Appalachian mountains, her naturopathic doctorate degree in Tempe, AZ and her residency in Salt Lake City, UT. She has happily returned to her hometown of Fort Collins to practice.