Functional Nutrition Approaches to Gut Health

Suggested CDR Learning Need Codes: 2010, 5220, 3060, 3005
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 10.4.4, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.4.4
CPE Level 3
CDR Activity Type 740

Functional Nutrition Approaches to Gut Health is a comprehensive, self-study curriculum designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge to identify root causes of patients’ digestive symptoms and will provide the insight necessary to choose appropriate strategies for resolving GI issues and promote optimal gut health through nutrition and lifestyle-based interventions.   

This convenient, on-demand format is designed to allow busy healthcare practitioners to work at their own pace. Created and presented by experts in functional nutrition including MDs, NDs, and Doctorate and Master’s level RDNs, practitioners receive the resources, guidance, and support that make evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and resolution of gastrointestinal disorders less complicated and more effective!


Modules include expert-led presentations with accompanying clinical fact sheets (FYIs), reference charts, and cover prevalent GI disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, Crohn’s disease, dysbiosis, GERD, FODMAP intolerance, impaired gut permeability, the gut immune system, and adverse food reactions.  Overview of the gut-brain axis provides an important foundation for exploring the association between the gut microbiome and brain function, the stress response on mental health and GI function, and the exquisite communication between the GI system and the nervous system.

Practical guidelines for testing and identifying causes of GI dysfunction and 5R protocols to resolve issues and restore GI function and health are included in each “What Can Go Wrong” module.

Enrollees receive a complimentary copy of Immunology IV, by Joseph A. Bellanti, MD.


Click here for a list of topics and curriculum outline. A video preview of the program is available below:

Please note: This program is accredited by Nutrition Mission® and all modules, quizzes and credit claiming take place on the Gut Health Network website. After purchasing this program, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access this program via the Gut Health Network website.

This program is not applicable to the CE Club Membership discount, CEU Packages, or promotional coupons.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:

  1. Describe common gastrointestinal conditions that have a nutritional/functional medicine component
  2. Identify signs, symptoms, and contributing factors for each condition
  3. Explain testing methods available for each condition
  4. Describe 5R guidelines as part of individualized therapy
  5. Identify targeted nutrition support guidelines for each condition
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 CDR
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Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, CCN, LDN

Master of Science Human Nutrition; Columbia University, New York City. Approved Provider for the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Developed; Nutrition Is Your Best Health Insurance. Principal course developer.



Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ

Co-founder, Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy. Education Director, Food as Medicine, The Center for Mind Body Medicine. Author, The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat. Co-author, The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health.


Joseph A. Bellanti, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology- Immunology. Director, International Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Immunology Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.




Wahida Karmally, Dr. PH, RD, CDE, CLS, FNLA

Director of Nutrition. Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Associate Research. Scientist and Lecturer Columbia University,  New York City.




Robert Sheeler, MD

Family Medicine. Associate Professor Emeritus, Mayo Medical School. Integrative and Functional Medicine Specialist. Headache Specialist.




Robert Darling, MD, FACEP, CAPT, MC, USN (RET)
Founding Principal. Chief Medical Officer. Patronus Medical Corporation. Former White House Physician.



David M. Brady, ND, CCN, DACBN

Chief Medical Officer. Vice President for Health Sciences; Director of Human Nutrition Institute. Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences; University of Bridgeport, Connecticut.



Eunice Holmes, RDN, LDN
Assistant Nutrition Manager. PreviMedica. Curriculum editor.



Amy Pieczarka, RDN, LDN, CCN, CDE

Director of Nutrition Services. PreviMedica. Curriculum editor.

This course is sponsored by PreviMedica and presented by Nutrition Mission, a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (BE001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Disclosure Statement

I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge, no aspect of my current personal or professional circumstance places me in the position of having a conflict of interest with this presentation. I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge, neither I (including any member of my immediate family) nor any individual or entity with whom or with which I have a significant working relationship have (has) received something of value from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this presentation.

The foregoing statements are true except as reported in detail below.

Consultant with PreviMedica and Cell Science Systems
Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN

Available Credit

  • 20.00 CDR


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