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Module 3: Advanced Exploration of Phytochemicals, Culinary Medicine & Medicinal Liquid Nutrition. Smoothies, Seed Milks, Salads, Sprouts & Cold Pressed Elixirs.

Take this as a stand alone course or as Module 3 of the Professional Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Degree Program. This course can also be taken with a 90 minute private tutoring session with one of our expert lecturers at Plant Based Academy. This comprehensive online certificate course will help you understand the importance of plant based foods in particular the micronutrients and phytochemicals contained in plant based ingredients for optimal health and longevity. Created by culinary medicine experts with years of research, culinary practise and clinical observations. This course is a deep dive into the science, theory, art and practise of culinary medicine. This course is rich in content and recipes and in-depth lessons on cell biology, liver detoxification, brain health, mitochondria health, plant based nutritional science, using food as medicine, hormesis, plant hormetic compounds, longevity science and research and so much more.

This is the most comprehensive culinary medicine course as a stand alone course and as part of our certificate, diploma and degree program. You will learn in depth the science of human anatomy and physiology. How this changes and breaks down in disease process. Then you will learn how nutrition fits into this picture in the context of both a potential cause, and importantly as a tool to manage or even turn disease around. Once you have this grounding in the theory, you will then learn how to put it into practice by assessing clients needs, habits, and barriers to change, and then develop recipes based around the science and theory, to make this information useable. This program is completely online with well structured lessons on cell biology, biochemistry, metabolism, digestive health, liver detoxification, hormesis and nutritional science with a focus on the role of culinary medicine foods in promoting health and preventing or reversing disease. The program culminates in a research project and practical culinary assignment with a written report. The program provides background experience for those interested in careers in the health industry settings, provides advanced training in culinary medicine for physicians and other health professionals who want to apply this in their practice, is a stepping stone to pursue our Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Degree, trains health educators who want to promote health and prevent lifestyle diseases.

Individuals who may benefit from this course

Individuals with a passion for plant based nutrition and culinary medicine which is using food as medicine and incorporating some very specific foods and compounds for optimal health, performance and longevity. Individuals seeking a formal comprehensive qualification and training in culinary medicine. Individuals with a curiosity or seeking formal scientific training on the theory and clinical applications of culinary medicine. This culinary medicine online certification course is beneficial for individuals who have a keen interest in learning about the medicinal qualities of various foods and want to become a professional culinary medicinal chef, coach or scientist.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, the graduate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a grasp of the science of phytochemicals and culinary medicine and its role in supporting and optimizing human health and longevity.
  • Competency in advanced culinary medicine skill and application.
  • Understand the mechanism by which culinary medicine can play a role in treating and prevent metabolic diseases.

Educational Effectiveness Indicators

  • Comprehensive assignments 
  • Practical Culinary Presentation

Admissions Requirements

  • Interest or qualification in biology, nutrition, or equivalent field, or health professional. 
  • Transitioning to a plant based diet.
  • Clinician looking to incorporate plant based nutrition and microbial health.
  • Student of nutritional sciences or health sciences.
  • Interest in addressing, preventing and reversing disease states.