Examining Popular Detox Diets — Learn About Their Efficacy and Safety for Weight Loss, Their Components, and Potential Adverse Effects
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3100, 4000, 5370, 5420
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 6.3.11, 8.3.6, 12.4.5
CPE Level 2
CDR Activity Type 720
This continuing education course explores whether there’s scientific evidence for the efficacy and safety of detox diets for weight loss, examines the components of popular detox diets, and discusses potential adverse effects.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the October 2016 issue of Today's Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Evaluate environmental toxins reported to have negative health effects and the evidence that dietary manipulation can eliminate them from the body.
- Describe the nutrition components of popular detox diets and evaluate their safety and efficacy.
- Assess adverse health outcomes that have been documented for detox diets.
- Make evidence-based recommendations to clients who inquire about detox diets.
Mary Beth Kavanagh, MS, RDN, LD, is a senior instructor in the department of nutrition at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and has taught a graduate-level course in evaluating popular diets for the past 17 years.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR