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Motion Palpation Institute – Nutrition

Course Date

Start: 25th March 2023 @ 09:00am
End: 26th March 2023 @ 13:00pm

Course Location

AECC University College
13-15 Parkwood Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, England


Course Description

Presented by Rebecca Furlano


Course Description

Hour 1- Introduction


• How did we get to the modern diet we are currently consuming?

• When and why did our diet shift from nourishing to toxic?

• What DO most of us eat, anyway?


Hour 2- Origins of our Food and Food Like Products


• Organic vs. Conventional Food

• The processed foods monopoly

• Why poverty and processed foods are linked


Hour 3- Nutrition Basics


• What does it actually take to properly fuel a human body?

• Macronutrients, micronutrients and nutrient density

• Calories: deficit, surplus and the math in between

• The food pyramid scheme


Hour 4- Nutrition Impact: Inflammation


• How food impacts inflammation in the body

• How inflammation impacts disease states


Hour 5- Nutrition Impact: Mental Illness/Health


• The Gut-Brain Axis and how food heals or harms

• Neurotransmitters and our diet


Hour 6- Nutrition Impact: Strength and ‘Power’


• Eating for muscle mass maintenance

• Feed your mitochondria!

• Endurance training: the good the bad and the malnourished


Hour 7- Nutrition Impact: Maintaining your Brain Power


• Omegas, SCFA, gut bacteria, and antioxidants

• Alzheimers/Dementia: Type 3 Diabetes of the brain

• Brain fog and blood sugar


Hour 8- So what should we actually eat?


• Paleo, Keto, Ancestral, Pegan, Mediteranean, Vegan, Vegetarian, Intermittent Fasting

• The parameters of each diet, because patients will ask.

• The gender bias within nutritional research


Hour 9- Nutrition for Men vs. Women


• Eating for balanced female hormones

• Seed Cycling, PCOS and infertility

• Eating for health testosterone levels

• Eating for sexual health



Hour 10- Food as the First Medicine


• Medicinal foods, herbs, mushrooms, tonics

• Medicinal properties of roots/herbs across cultures

• Medicinal plants, formulas and the origin of some old wives tales


Hour 11- “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat”


• Alkaline, acidic, savory and sweet

• The art of preparing healthy, delicious foods


Hour 12- Creating Personalized Diets (for yourself, AND your patients)


• Personalized Nutrition Planning/Therapy


As an early adopter of the Functional Medicine movement, Dr. Furlano’s passion has been rooted in the belief that patients must be viewed as whole systems, not just a diagnosis, in order to achieve total restoration of health. Dr. Furlano believes that now more than ever, the urgent need for a holistic viewpoint in the management of chronic disease must be met, especially given the global epidemic of lifestyle driven disease states.

Dr. Furlano has a unique background of training and clinical experience in multiple areas of complementary medicine including nutritional science, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Herbalism and Chiropractic therapies. Dr. Furlano maintains a Functional Medicine private practice and teaches both locally and globally, as a commitment to educating on and spreading the importance of the Functional Medicine movement. Dr. Furlano received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. she currently practices in Troy, Missouri, in the office of Dr. Brett Winchester of Winchester Spine and Sport.


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Carleen Coombes

Course Contact Email