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Please note:
The courses below are being phased out and the information will no longer be available as of August 1, 2014.  This page will be replaced with new educational material and games to help you test your health knowledge! 

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General Admission Courses
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PH103:
Joint & Bone Health - Supporting the Impact
In 2006 the Centers for Disease Control reported that over 30% of adults in the United States had experienced, sought treatment for, or were living with some form of compromised joint health. In many cases the damage and discomfort endured is the result of normal age-related wear and tear of joint structures – a great deal of which could be minimized at the very least.
 
This course looks at the fundamentals of joint structures and their functions and how diet, lifestyle and normal aging affect joint health. Discover the differences between glucosamine hydrochloride, glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate. Students will also be introduced to the most important nutrients and essential compounds needed for optimal joint and cartilage function.

Course Fee:
 FREE.  (All course material provided as PDF download)
 
No book required
SUPP100:
Nutrient Support - from Infant to Elder
This course is designed to help students understand major age brackets and how each age bracket relates to increased or decreased needs for nutritional support. Additional nutrients that may help us to age gracefully and healthfully will also be discussed.

Course Fee: FREE.  (All course material provided as PDF download)
 
No book required
SUPP101:
Multiple Vitamins - Bridging the Gap
Multiple vitamins have been around for almost as long as the natural products industry and they continue to evolve as science makes improvement possible. 

This course will breakdown the individual components found in many multi-vitamins, as well as some of the added nutrients included for additional support.
 
No book required
SUPP102:
Essential Fatty Acids - Understanding EPA & DHA

Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid (EFA), also known as a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA). It is derived from both animal and plant sources, although Omega-3 from fish oil is the most common form. Fatty acids form the main useful fraction of fats and oils and are necessary for overall health. Because the human body cannot manufacture essential fatty acids, they must be obtained from food or other nutrient sources.

In this course, we will take an in-depth look at Omega-3, from their discovery and primitive applications to the most current, cutting edge studies.
 

No book required
SUPP200:
Antioxidants & Free Radicals
From the moment we are born, we rely on our cells to work around-the-clock, 365 days per year producing energy, combatting foreign particles, and carrying out all of the cellular functions needed to sustain life.  When we consider that our planet has no shortage of toxins and pollutants, the need to safeguard our cells is important.

Learn what free radicals are and why antioxidants are so important in defending the body against free radicals.

Course Fee:  FREE.  (All course material provided as PDF download) 
 
No book required