These courses are for the Bachelors in Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine, Second Year, Third Semester

This course on the Naturopathic Treatments of Diabetes takes the student through the demographics of diabetes, the different types of diabetes, the symptoms, the risk factors, the medical diagnosis and treatments and the naturopathic treatments too.

The various causes are discussed which range from food triggers, food intolerances, environmental toxins or diabetogens, the milk and gluten connection, inflammation and the inflammatory molecule LTB4, insulin resistance and how this develops, the role of unhealthy fats in diabetes and the role of GLUT4 glucose transporters and the role to fatty acids.

Naturopathic treatments involve the ketogenic diet, the use of supplements, herbs and homeopathics for diabetes as well as natural foods.

This course focuses on communication skills, eliciting the patient’s history, performing a physical exam, and communicating their findings to healthcare professionals through oral presentations and written notes.

In this course, students will learn and practice the foundations of patient-physician communication skills, including initiating the session, building the relationship, exploration of problems, understanding the patient agenda and structuring the consultation.

Students will also learn the first steps of eliciting the patient’s story in a patient-centered manner and the initial components of a physical exam.

In addition, students will begin to develop their skills documenting their findings in a patient note.

(2 credits: 30 hrs.)