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Fast Carbs, Slow Carbs

The Simple Truth About Food, Weight, and Disease | 15 CEU
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The American body is in trouble. Unprecedented numbers suffer from obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and other debilitating illnesses. The root cause is a once-revolutionary idea that seemed to offer so much promise, but instead has become the cause of a global health crisis: processed foods. Bestselling author and former FDA Commissioner David A. Kessler explains how the quest to feed a nation resulted in a population that is increasingly suffering from obesity and chronic disease and offers a solution for changing course.

For decades, our bodies quietly contended with the metabolic chaos caused by consuming rapidly absorbable starch. Slowly but surely, these effects accumulated and became disastrous, leading to the public health crisis in which we find ourselves today. Explore how eating refined grains such as wheat, corn, and rice lead to a cascade of hormonal and metabolic issues that make it very easy to gain weight and nearly impossible to lose it. This excess weight creates a very real link to diabetes, heart disease, cognitive decline, and a host of cancers. Garner illuminating details on how we got to this critical turning point in our health as a nation—and outlines a plan for eliminating heart disease, allowing us to, finally, regain control of our health.

Learning Objectives
  • Articulate how processed foods and rapidly absorbable starch have contributed to the global health crisis, including obesity and chronic diseases.
  • Comprehend how refined grains creates a cascade of hormonal and metabolic issues that facilitate weight gain.
  • Implement strategies for regaining control of our health.
60 multiple choice questions. Downloadable. Unlimited retakes. View our "How It Works" video.
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Book Paperback, 320pp. Mar 2020. ISBN-13: 978-0062996978.Book preview
CDCES Continuing Education Professionally accepted for continuing education. View info.
This course is also accepted by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and may be used towards the continuing professional education unit (CPEU) requirement for dietetic professionals (RDNs & NDTRs).
Expiry date May 31, 2024

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