***Please take a moment to RSVP by Monday 12/5/16 so we can make sure to have plenty of food***
The NiM series is now and historically has been driven by student interest in the power of nutrition and how it relates to human health and disease. Integral in this acquisition of information is the medical profession’s responsibility to more fully understand this important connection and, more specifically, to better care for our patients utilizing this knowledge. Though students are largely involved with the topic selection of the two-year-long NiM series, the majority of each session will be presented by faculty and guest lecturers who are leaders in the field of evidence-based nutrition. The series was initially developed and started in 2011 at COMP-Northwest and has evolved and improved with each passing year. In 2014 the faculty and students from Lebanon and Pomona worked together to present the NiM content to the wider WesternU family on both campuses. The NiM lecture series includes eight sessions at a frequency of approximately one session per month beginning in September and ending in April. The content of each session will be largely focused on nutrition as it relates to a specific topic in human health and wellness. We will be presenting information on the many aspects of the science of nutrition and the lifestyle determinants of health; we will also discuss the much-more-difficult “art” of how to actually interact with patients and have conversations related to these topics. As you know, life sometimes gets in the way of our best intentions. None of us is perfect and sometimes you just need to have the chocolate chip cookie. This lecture series will cover the science of nutrition while understanding that life is complicated. Osteopathic Medicine at its core, and as stated in its foundational tenets, embodies the understanding that a person is a unit of body, mind, and spirit; each is interrelated and inseparable from the other. That said, each of us is unique in how we move through this life and we must realize that culture, personal taste, health struggles, and psychology certainly play a large role in how we navigate our day-to-day existence, including our 200+ food-related decisions that we are faced with on a daily basis.