Disciplines: Dietetics
Hours: 1 Contact Hours
Author(s): Leslie Bruhl Ballard, MA, RDN, LDN, CSSD, CHES
Peer Reviewer(s):
  • Alicia Smith, MEd, RD, LD, CLT
  • Alyssa Simpson, RD
  • Richard E. Williams, MBA, RDN, LPN
  • Item#: F5206
    Contents: 1 Course Book (28 pages)

    Nutrition and Pain



    Price $19.95
    Item # F5206
    New
    When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

    Release Date: November 8, 2016

    The common denominator of four major chronic health conditions – heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer – is inflammation. It is estimated that junk food makes up an average of one third of the American diet, and the country is experiencing an epidemic of type 2 diabetes. This course is an overview of the effect food has on the body’s inflammatory response and discusses the nutritional components that decrease pain and inflammation in the body. This course discusses the macronutrients, micronutrients, nutritional supplements, and elimination diets that may be used in the treatment of painful and inflammatory conditions.


    Performance Indicator(s): 8.1.3; 8.1.5

    Learning Code(s): 5000 Medical Nutrition Therapy, 2000: Science of Food and Nutrition

    This self-study activity has been pre-approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1 CPEU hour, Level 2

    Course Objectives
    • Recognize the links among food, inflammation, and disease.
    • Identify the effect food has on the body’s inflammatory and pain response.
    • Compare and contrast foods, vitamins, and minerals that are anti-inflammatory or pro-inflammatory.

    Leslie Bruhl Ballard, MA, RDN, LDN, CSSD, CHES, is a registered dietitian who acts as the program director for the dietetic internship at North Oaks Medical Center and as the dietetics planner for Western Schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in dietetics and a master’s degree in health studies from Southeastern Louisiana University. Leslie maintains a license as a registered dietitian and as a certified health education specialist. She is also a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and maintains registration as a certified specialist in sports dietetics through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

    • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from date of purchase or by the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
    • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
    • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
    • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.