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Detoxification: Theory to Practice


This course reviews the biochemistry of biotransformation and detoxification and explores how to increase mobilization and excretion of toxins through food, supplements and lifestyle. Students learn to identify and assess people who may have impaired detoxification and increased toxic exposure. This course explores how food can be used to enhance biotransformation to decrease risk to breast and other hormone dependent cancers, autoimmune diseases, and other chronic illnesses.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the physiology and metabolic effects of detoxification and biotransformation systems in the human body;

  • Identify people who may have health issues due to impaired detoxification and increased toxic exposure;

  • Define the expected outcomes from interventions designed to decrease toxic exposure and increase the mobilization and excretion of toxins;

  • Assess the role of food and lifestyles to enhance the detoxification processes.

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Required Course Pack:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Admissions Requirements:

Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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