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Fellowship in Anti-aging and regenerative Medicine
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Fellowship in Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine affiliated with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

Definitions
Fellowship in Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine affiliated with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

Learning Objectives
Fellowship in Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine affiliated with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine


Module I Objectives
Upon completion of this module, the participants will:

• Recognize the hormonal changes that women and men manifest with aging
• Discuss the functions of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA
• Review the structure of sex hormones and their metabolism
• Know the relationship between all of the hormones in the body
• Discuss the risks and benefits of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, melatonin, and growth hormone replacement
• Know the symptoms of decline or excess of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA
• Know the contraindications to estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, melatonin, and growth hormone replacement
• Understand the differences between synthetic and bio-identical hormones
• Order and analyze the laboratory results
• Have reviewed the literature on synthetic, bio-identical, and growth hormone replacement
• Understand the adrenal system and its affects on other sex hormones and hormone replacement
• Initiate or suggest hormone replacement treatment
• Understand reasons bio-identical hormone replacement should be considered
• Monitor treatment, adjust dosages, alleviate side effects of BHRT
• Recognize the clinical manifestations of hypothyroidism
• Know the factors that cause decreased production of T4, affect 5'diodinase production, cause an inability to convert T4 to T3, and causes associated with decreased T3 or increased reverse T3
• Learn factors that increase the conversion of T4 to T3
• Prescribe or suggest treatment for hormone replacement including compounded thyroid medications

Module II Objectives
Upon completion of this module, the participants will:
• Understand the glycemic index and its use in determining the glycemic index and glycemic load of foods
• Identify patients with Syndrome X/Metabolic Syndrome
• Establish a treatment course and treat patients with insulin resistance, diabetes, and neuropathy
• Discuss risk factors for heart disease including elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, lipid fractionation, homocysteine, lipoprotein (a), ferritin, fibrinogen and c-reactive protein
• Discuss free radical production, glycation, and oxidation and apply to patient treatment
• Know which laboratory tests to order and to properly evaluate insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, and risk factors for heart disease
• Discuss new treatment modalities for hypertension • Learn laboratory evaluations to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of anti-aging patients. Laboratory testing for prevention of diseases will also be discussed.


Module III Objectives
Upon completion of this module, the participants will:
• Learn new treatment modalities for multiple sclerosis, stroke recovery, Parkinson's disease, ALS, and Alzheimer's disease
• Understand ways to help patients maintain their memory as they age
• Evaluate the energy producing ability of the mitochondria and their role in revitalizing neurological tissue
• Discuss the consequences of inflammation on the neurological system
• Learn testing methods to determine if a patient has an amino acid deficiency
• Be able to suggest treatments for amino acid deficiency
• Learn the causes and clinical manifestations of fatty acid deficiency
• Be aware of the diseases that can be treated with fatty acid replacement
• Understand that fatty acid intake can change the amount of medication that a patient may need
• Know the consequences of trans fatty acid intake
• Understand the importance of the gastrointestinal tract's role in the immune system
• Be able to identify the causes of dysbiosis and learn how to repair gut health
• Understand leaky gut syndrome

Module IV Objectives
Upon completion of this module, the participants will:

• Know the role of nutrition in maintaining optimal health as the patient ages
• Learn new nutritional treatment modalities for osteoporosis, ADD/ADHD, allergies, asthma, anorexia, anxiety, arthritis, cancer, candidiasis, dysbiosis, Alzheimer's disease, heart health, closed head injury, URI, congestive heart failure, diabetes mellitus, neuropathy, depression, eye health, chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia, energy enhancing, prevention of migraine headaches, lipid management, hepatitis C, hypertension, IBS, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, immune building, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, liver health, periodontal disease, BPH, skin disorders, stroke recovery, sports nutrition, stress reduction, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, varicose veins, weight loss, PMS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, dysmenorrhea, cervical dysplasia, wound healing, and nutritional needs for vegetarians
• Learn phase I and phase II detoxification and the consequences of the body's inability to detoxify
• Understand the roles of physical, psychological, and spiritual health in Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine
• Learn the latest information concerning detoxification processes and the capacity of specific nutrients to normalize phase I and phase II detoxification • Learn the effects of drug induced nutrient depletion
• Know essential, conditionally essential, and non-essential amino acids and symptoms of amino acid deficiencies
• Know fatty acids and their functions in the body
• Learn the effects of drug induced nutrient depletion
• Know essential, conditionally essential, and non-essential amino acids and symptoms of amino acid deficiencies
• Know fatty acids and their functions in the body




Module V Objectives: Clinical Intensives
Upon completion of this module, the participants will:

• To review numerous case histories in Anti-Aging Medicine and learn how to implement these treatment modalities in everyday practice.
• To learn practice management skills in order to effectively set-up and run an Anti-Aging Practice.
• To understand the importance of decreasing acidification in the body
• To understand the importance that estrogen has on memory
• To review the role of estrogen in the prevention of heart disease in women
• To develop a practice technique in assisting the patient in maintaining memory
• To learn how to help patients with cognitive loss to maintain as much memory as possible
• To develop treatment plans for patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease
• To learn the pharmacology of obesity.




Module VI Objectives: A Functional Approach to Anti-Aging Medicine, Part I
Upon completion of this module, the participants will:

• To learn the affects that botanicals have on illness
• To understand the basics of homeopathy and to learn how to formulate and write prescriptions for basic tinctures
• To learn how to help a patient maintain their memory
• To learn how to functionally treat an anti-aging patient who already has memory loss
• To discuss the role that excitotoxins play on the developing brain
• To recognize the clinical manifestations of excitotoxin damage to the brain
• To learn the role that heavy metal toxicity has on functions of the body





Module VII Objectives: A Functional Approach to Anti-Aging Medicine, Part II
Upon completion of this module, the participants will:

• To learn advanced nutritional treatments for anti-aging patients
• To understand and learn new therapies for cancer patients
• To learn the basics of IV therapies
• To know basic treatments of chelation for heavy metal toxicity both IV and oral
• To recognize the clinical manifestations of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
• To prescribe or suggest treatments for chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
• To review the biochemical basis of psychiatric diseases
• To discuss functional treatments of the anti-aging patient who has a psychiatric diagnosis
• To discuss risk factors for autoimmune diseases
• To establish a treatment course that is a functional approach to an anti-aging patient with an autoimmune disease