Nutritional and Integrative Medical Approaches to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Dr. Edman is currently the Director of the Integrative Nutrition Program and the Associate Research Director for the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine. He also is Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Edman is an expert on the therapeutic application of dietary guidelines and nutritional supplementation for chronic diseases including gastrointestional disorders, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and neuropsychiatric disorders. Specific mechanisms and issues of interest include hypoglycemia/insulin resistance, food intolerance or food allergy, anti-inflammatory nutritional effects, and adherence to nutritional and lifestyle programs.

This lecture was delivered as part of the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine's Grand Rounds series on April 7, 2009. Copyright 2009 by Joel S. Edman, DSc, FACN, CSN.

The streaming video presentation lasts approximately 40 minutes.

Download the presentation (video/apreso) - April 2009


Overall goals and objectives:

1. Understand the characteristics and differences of the two primary Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
2. Appreciate the dietary guidelines and nutritional supplements that may be beneficial for patients with IBD.
3. Describe lifestyle and integrative medical approaches that may be helpful for IBD patients.
4. Understand a theoretical model of integrative medical approaches to IBD and how it might be applied in clinical practice.