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Level 1 focuses primarily on forming a solid understanding of biochemistry from a nutritional perspective. While many biochemistry textbooks contain vast amounts of information, much of this information is irrelevant to a practicing clinician. Therefore, the information is presented from a clinical and therefore applicable perspective.

You will not only learn the relevant biochemical pathways, but the nutritional components of each.  This includes specific micronutrients, including how to look for micronutrient deficiencies, and how to correct them when found.

Videos include:

Module 1 – Functional Cellular Biology

A broad but semi-detailed review on cells, how they work, what they need to function optimally, and how they can become dysfunction. If the human body is made up of a hundred trillion cells, we must first have an understanding of how cells work to help our clients feel better and look better.

Module 2 – Carbohydrates, Proteins and Lipids: Structure, Function, Digestion and Overview of Biochemical Pathways

This week the very important topics of carbohydrate, protein and lipids will be discussed. This is critical to understand as moving forward when discussing different biochemical pathways, and their dysfunction, we understand these molecules, their structure, and how they get to the cells in the first place. The rest of the videos will discuss what happens to them once the enter a cell.

Module 3 – Biochemistry Overview

This week, we will cover all of the major biochemical metabolic pathways and more importantly, how they integrate and work together. This will set the stage for talking about each pathway in more detail and helps people see the big picture of biochemistry.

Module 4 – Biochemistry: Carbohydrate Metabolism Part I

Topics this week include glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, and the electron transport chain. Important nutritional concepts will also be covered, including what micronutrients are necessary for proper function of these pathways.

Module 5 – Biochemistry: Carbohydrate Metabolism Part II

Topics this week include gluconeogenesis, glycogenesis, glycogenolysis, the pentose phosphate pathway, as well as fructose and galactose metabolism. As always, important clinical and nutritional correlations will be made.

Module 6 – Biochemistry: Lipid Metabolism Part I

This week will introduce the metabolism of lipids, including lipogenesis, lipolysis, beta-oxidation, and ketone synthesis.

Module 7 – Biochemistry: Lipid Metabolism Part II

This week will be a continuation of the previous week and will include topics such as cholesterol synthesis and degradation, triacylglycerol synthesis, phospholipid synthesis and degradation, and eicosanoid production.

Module 8 – Biochemistry: Amino Acid Metabolism

Now that we have fully discussed carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, we will shift to proteins and amino acids. This week we will specifically discuss amino acid synthesis, degradation and the urea cycle.

Module 9 – Biochemistry: Individual Amino Acids

This week we will cover many of the amino acids in detail. We will go into some depth of the individual amino acids, their function in the body as well as deficiency symptoms a client may present with if deficient in certain amino acids.

Module 10 – Biochemistry: Protein Synthesis

This week we will focus on how proteins are synthesized in the body, including the role of ribose, purines, pyrimidines, RNA and DNA.

Module 11 – Biochemistry: Metabolic Integration

This week we will end where we started, with a broad overview of the biochemical pathways and how they work together, including in a fed and fasted state.  These are often favorite videos of students because it puts together everything learned in this course up to this point in an integrated, comprehensive manner.

Module 12 – Biochemistry: Neuron and Skeletal Muscle Metabolism

Now that we have covered all the major nutritional biochemical pathways, we will start to explore certain tissues to see how they differ biochemically.

Module 13 – The Biochemistry of Inflammation and Reactive Oxygen Species

This video will cover the concepts of meta- and para-inflammation, as well as nuclear factor kappa beta, PPAR receptors, adiponectin, and cytokines.

Module 14 – The Biochemistry of Methylation, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, and more . . .

Because methylation is talked about a lot in the field of nutrition lately, this video will discuss some of the basic concepts of methylation to give you a better understanding of the conversations taking place in the field today.  We will also cover the concepts of mitochondrial dysfunction and endoplasmic reticulum stress as it relates to clients and patients.

Module 15 – Putting It All Together

This module will provide a overview of the major micronutrients.  While a full discussion of them would require its own individual course, having a broad understanding of the many nutrients and how they work is critical in any biochemistry course.

  • All fifteen modules of the Level 1 Metabolic Fitness Nutritional Biochemistry Certification course
  • A Certificate of Completion immediately sent to me upon completion of the course
  • Access to the Metabolic Fitness Q&A Forum
  • A free 30 minute phone or Skype consult with Dr. Walsh

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