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This webinar was presented live on January 31, 2019.
Gut Health Webinar Part 3
Dietitians are experts in integrating traditional and cutting-edge therapeutic approaches, including mind-body modalities such as yoga. So often people have not managed their stress and felt the price not only in their gut but in overall wellness. By maintaining balance with your mind, body, and spirit we can promote a healthier gut and vice versa. Learn about the mechanisms by which mind-body modalities, such as yoga, modulate the human stress response and impact gut health. Learn about self-care practices to share with clients for gut health. A growing number of dietitians are using yoga therapy in their dietetic practices and integrating mind-body practices with individuals. Learn about new credentialing opportunities of yoga therapists and the science behind yoga therapy’s use in Medical Nutrition Therapy.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5090, 5420, 2110, 1120
Performance Indicators: 10.2.11, 9.1.2, 9.4.1
- Discuss the psychophysiological mechanisms by which yoga helps manage stress and supports healthful behavior change.
- Describe how yoga therapy integrates with Medical Nutrition Therapy and how mind-body modalities can be part of a self-care practice for patients with GI issues.
- State new credentialing opportunities for dietitians as yoga therapists and the science behind its use for dietitians in their practice.
Sandeep (Anu) Kaur, MS, RDN, RYT-500
Sandeep “Anu” Kaur, MS, RDN, RYT-500 is a nationally selected Diversity Leader and past recipient of the Emerging Dietetic Leadership Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also the past-president of Northern Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NVAND) and fellow with the Nutritional Science Research Group (NSRG), Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) with a focus on nutrition communication and research.
Ms. Kaur works with NSRG as a nutrition scientist consultant and assists with the John Milner Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum. Ms. Kaur also has her own private practice in Northern Virginia and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a specialization in Physiology and a minor in Biology from George Mason University. Ms. Kaur earned a Master of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from James Madison University and completed her Dietetic Internship at the Medical College of Virginia. She is also a Certified WellCoach and Registered Yoga Teacher and has completed her 500 hours of yoga training.
For the last 20 years, Ms. Kaur has worked with cancer patients throughout the cancer continuum from seeing patients in the Intensive Care Units after surgery to helping them manage out-patient treatment and now focuses on survivorship and prevention. She strives to help support each person to find their optimal nutrition through a personalized lifestyle medicine approach.