Sunday, April 11: 9:30 – 11:00am (Pacific Time) | Breakout Session #6

Choosing the Right Therapeutic Diet in an Ocean of Options: Focus on GI and Immune Health

with Liz Lipski, Ph.D., CNS, BCHN®, FACN, IFMCP, LDN

Session Description

There are many therapeutic dietary approaches to working with people who have immune and digestive issues.  It’s difficult to know which approach to take.  This lecture will focus on current research and the clinical thought process to provide for the best therapeutic benefit. We’ll use the DIGIN model to explore when it’s best to use the FODMAP diet, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, 6-food Elimination Diet, Comprehensive Elimination Diet, Paleo-Immune, Elemental Diet, or a restorative diet for people who have several maldigestion or malabsorption.

Learning Objectives (list 3 in a measurable format):

  1. The attendee will be able to more easily discern which dietary plan may provide the best therapeutic outcome for a specific patient.
  2. Utilize root cause issues to determine recommendations
  3. Gain practical skills and tools to utilize in a clinical setting.

About Prof. Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP, BCHN®, LDN

Liz Lipski is a Professor and the Director of the Academic Development for the graduate programs in Clinical Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health, the owner of the Innovative Healing Academy, the author of Digestive Wellness, 5th edition, and the Art of Digestive Wellness online course.

Dr. Lipski holds a PhD in Clinical Nutrition, is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN) and has two board certifications in clinical nutrition (CNS, and BCHN®) and one in functional medicine (IFMCP). She is on faculty for The Institute for Functional Medicine, and the Metabolic Medicine Institute fellowship program. She’s been published in peer reviewed journals on probiotics, traditional foods and food reactions., been on many docuseries and summits, and been interviewed 100’s of times. She is on the advisory board for the Autism Hope Alliance.

After 30 years of clinical practice she devotes her time to teaching, writing, building the field of personalized nutrition, gardening, hiking, and spending time in nature.