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This webinar was presented live on January 11, 2022.
The biochemical process of detoxification is a vital part of the body's ability to eliminate toxicants effectively and neutralize oxidative stress from internal and external forces. RDNs need to be equipped with accurate information about sources of environmental chemical exposure and what undermines or supports our detoxification organs so they can help patients differentiate fad from fact and provide evidence based tools patients can use to optimize their health.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 12.4.3, 8.1.1, 8.2.3
- Identify potential areas of exposure to toxicants in our environment and diet as well as their associated health risks
- Discuss how the body's detoxification/biotransformation system works
- Implement dietary and lifestyle strategies for supporting detoxification organs and pathways to avoid future exposure to toxins.
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
Mary Purdy is an Integrative and Eco-Dietitian, with a master’s degree from Bastyr University where she is currently adjunct faculty. She has been in clinical practice for over 13 years, using a personalized medicine and functional nutrition approach, and currently consults with Dr. Jeffrey Bland's company Big Bold Health. She speaks regularly at health and nutrition conferences and was the keynote speaker at Bastyr University’s Commencement Ceremony 2019. She was DIFM Chair 2017-2018 and has served on the board since 2012. She also serves on the board of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition and The Planetary Health Collective. She is the co-author/creator of the revised “Environmental Toxins, Exposure, and Elimination” Module of the Certificate of Training Program offered by The Academy Center for Lifelong Learning and co-authored the Diet Appendix for The Anti-Inflammatory Diet chapter for the 14th& 15th ed. of Krause’s Food & The Nutrition Care Process. Additionally, she hosts the podcasts “The Nutrition Show” and The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast authored the books “Serving the Broccoli Gods” and “The Microbiome Reset Diet” and is a tireless advocate for a sustainable food system that supports our environment and helps to mitigate climate change.