Maryland University of Integrative Health’s Nutrition for Neurological Health

Good nutrition is required for optimal physical health. But how is nutrition linked to neurological health? Which foods are best for people with a neurological disease? This online lecture demonstrates how nutrition can contribute to Parkinson’s disease and provides resources to use nutrition therapeutically in people with Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases.

Core Program:
It’s well known that nutrition impacts brain development in pediatric populations. However, there’s a growing literature that demonstrates the direct and indirect role of nutrition on brain health during aging and neurological disease. This lecture course discusses the role of nutrition and inflammation in neuroinflammation and neuroprotection, focusing on Parkinson’s disease.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify nutrients and foods related to neuroprotection;
  • Predict symptoms based on immunological profiles;
  • Outline how the brain and immune system impact each other;
  • Summarize how the immune response to food impacts the brain.

Practicum: On-Demand, Self-Paced 2 Hour Course.

Evaluation of student performance: Estimated Effort:  2 hours to complete (video lecture presentation lesson, handout review, quiz).