Connecting Foods with Symptoms: The Allergy Elimination Diet and Pain
The idea that foods can harm as well as heal is gaining traction in those who care for patients with chronic disease. Due to the exposure-dependent nature of food allergies and sensitivities, connecting foods with the symptoms they cause presents a challenge to clinicians and patients alike. This program examines the gold standard of uncovering hidden food allergies and sensitivities: the allergy elimination diet. The program examines the current body of literature, discusses a specific protocol, and uses a case study to illustrate the concepts discussed.
Faculty: Nancy, Cotter, MD, FACN, CNS
This .5-hour CE activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Discuss the pathophysiology of food allergy, sensitivity, and food intolerance
- Describe the allergy elimination diet protocol
- Illustrate the concepts inherent in the allergy elimination diet with a case study
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Nancy Cotter, MD, FACN, is a graduate of McGill University, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, and Baylor College of Medicine. She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, integrative/holistic medicine, and medical acupuncture. She serves as Clinical Champion for the National VA Office of Patient Centered Care, and directs pain management and integrative care teams for VA NJ. She is part of the VA’s effort to transform sick care to well care.
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Dr. Cotter reports that he receives consultant fees from GlaxoSmithKline.
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No commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Method of Learner Participation: Each learner will listen to each audio self-directed module while following along with the visual slides. Upon completion, each learner will answer evaluation questions to receive their certificate.
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Bibliographic Sources: Bibliographic sources can be found on the program slides.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this live activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Osteopathic Association accepts ACCME accredited programs for Category 2-A CME credit.
Nurses and Pharmacists
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco, LLC and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Amedco, LLC is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Amedco designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of .5 contact hour for nurses and .5 knowldege-based contact hour for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extrent of their participation in the activity. PHARMACIST NOTE: The only offiical Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit.
- 0.50 ACPE
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 Document of Attendance