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Digestive Wellness

Professor Vicky Newman

You can strengthen your immune system and reduce risk of disease through healthy digestion. This presentation will briefly review how faulty digestion can affect the human body systemically, from headaches, mood, and skin issues to fatigue and pain. Food choices and eating habits affect the gut microbiome, and a healthy gut biome involves more than just taking probiotic supplements. The lecture will also review natural remedies for common gastrointestinal challenges, including acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Instructor: Vicky Newman is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) specializing in an integrated and personalized approach to nutrition, health, and healing. From 1995-2014, she was the Director of Nutrition Services for the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Since her retirement, she continues as a clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UCSD and is a popular speaker on mindful nutrition solutions. She received her MS from San Diego State University.

Coordinator: Steve Clarey

Course Number: OSHR-70158   Credit: 0 units

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