151. Detoxification: Evaluating the Science and Implications for Practice
Detoxification diets generate great interest among dietetics practitioners and consumers. This session will help attendees to understand exposure to environmental toxicants and their health implications, critically assess the science and evidence behind detoxification, and evaluate ways to use these assessments to guide their practice.
Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning
- Describe detoxification systems within the body, including normal mechanisms in the liver and the liver’s response to detoxification diets.
- Discuss the relationship between compounds in foods and their packaging and potential health hazards, and discuss how to decrease exposures.
- Identify how detoxification diets are used in dietetic practice as substantiated by science-based and practice-based evidence.
Learning Need Codes:
- 2080 Microbiology, food toxicology
- 3100 Supplemental nutrients, botanicals
- 5420 Complimentary care, alternative therapies (nutritional care)
- 10.4.3 Evaluates, educates and counsels on the interrelationship and impact of pharmacotherapy on nutrient absorption.
- 10.4.4 Makes recommendations for the appropriate use of vitamin and mineral supplementation in the management of health and disease.
- 7.2.1 Applies knowledge of biological, physical or chemical properties that may cause food to be unsafe for human and animal consumption.
Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RDN, LD
Director of Nutrition
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
Nutrition Consultant; Adjunct Professor
Windy Boyd, PhD, MPH, RDN
Health Scientist, NTP Office of Health Assessment and Translation
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Hope Barkoukis, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
Chair, Dept Nutrition, School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University