Course: Week 3: Nutrition
Week 3: Nutrition
Apple Bodemer, MD +3

Welcome to week 3 which explores the important topic of nutrition!

Introduction to Diet

This course will cover the definition of diet and how dietary recommendations are established, identify limitations of dietary research, and review common dietary patterns many patients are exposed to.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between the main popular diets
  2. Define the RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance)
  3. Identify 3 anti-inflammatory dietary herbs

An Introduction to Supplements

This activity offers an introduction to supplement use from a conventional perspective.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the history of supplements and the role of the FDA
  2. Identify some key issues around recommending supplements to patients

Food Allergies and Testing

When did food get so complicated? Journey through the variations of immune responses to food. This course will review how we become sensitized to foods and offer a guide on testing.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and review the skin's importance in the pathophysiology of food allergies
  2. Define what increases susceptibility to food allergies
  3. Review the most common types of food allergy tests
  4. Compare data for management of clinical disease

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Ayurvedic Approach to Food and Nutrition

Nutrition is a core part of Ayurvedic medicine with the approach that foods and diet can be personalized. This lecture will present the framework for how foods are used to address imbalances and how foods can be paired to create a personalized dietary plan.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify how foods can create balance or imbalance in the doshas
  2. Recall how foods are classified by tastes and post-digestive effects
  3. Review the evidence for how temperature affects digestion


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Apple Bodemer

After finishing Medical School and Dermatology Residency at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Bodemer completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She was the first Dermatologist to be board certified in both Dermatology and Integrative Medicine and currently is the only Dermatologist to serve on the Integrative Medicine Board. She has authored academic texts and curriculum and has spoken widely on a variety of topics related to Integrative Dermatology. She has always been drawn to exploring how lifestyle choices impact skin health and disease and feels that the most powerful role a physician can play is as an educator and guide, empowering people to get healthy and stay healthy.

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Peter Lio

Dr. Peter Lio is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, completed his internship in Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, and his Dermatology training at Harvard where he served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. Dr. Lio is the founding director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center and has spoken nationally and internationally about atopic dermatitis, as well as alternative medicine.

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Ankmalika Gupta

"Treat everyone like family" - this is the philosophy that Malika Gupta, M.D., F.A.A.P. practices daily as she interacts with patients. A daughter of two physicians, medicine has always surrounded Dr. Gupta’s life and the idea of being able to have a positive impact on people’s life was what attracted her to the profession.

As an allergist and immunologist for Hoag Medical Group, Dr. Gupta welcomes both children and adult patients. Some of the common conditions she treats include food allergies, asthma, eczema, hay fever, sinusitis, drug allergies, hives, and primary immunodeficiency diseases. Due to the fact that this field is rapidly evolving, Dr. Gupta makes it her priority to stay up to date on the latest research and clinical advances. Her goal is to increase awareness of primary immunodeficiencies and diagnose them early as well as treat patients quickly and effectively in order to improve their quality of life.

After graduating medical school, Dr. Gupta completed her Pediatrics residency at Virginia Commonwealth University and then proceeded with two Allergy & Immunology fellowships. The first at Starship’s Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand a tertiary care and referral center for the country’s food allergic and primary immunodeficiencient children. She was then trained in both Pediatric and Adult Allergy & Immunology at the University of California, Irvine, in Irvine, California. As a Southern California native, Dr. Gupta considers Hoag her home and is thrilled to serve her local community and provide the best in patient care.

During her free time, she enjoys international travel, swimming, and paddle boarding.

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Raja Sivamani

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and practices as an integrative dermatologist at Pacific Skin Institute. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Trials Unit.He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the California State University, Sacramento and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at California Northstate University, College of Medicine.He engages in clinical practice as well as both clinical and translational research that integrates bioengineering, nutrition, cosmetics, and skin biology. With training in both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, he takes an integrative approach to his patients and in his research.He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, 10 textbook chapters, and a textbook entitled Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd Edition with a passion for expanding the evidence and boundaries of integrative medicine for skin care.

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