Friday, June 5, 2009


As I've spent the better part of a day at work assembling online course syllabi for the nutrition program, I thought I'd post a little about the program. Most of you know that in addition to getting his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Cory will also receive his Master's of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition (long title, I know, that's why we abbreviate it to MSACN). The school runs on a trimester basis, with 10 tri's in the chiropractic program, and 6 in the nutrition program. Cory started the nutrition program when he was in his 5th tri of chiropractic -- thus, they end at the same time.

Here's the list of classes he's taken as part of the MSACN degree:
Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Fats & Proteins
Micronutrients: Vitamins, Minerals & Amino Acids
Nutrition Assessment
Developmental Nutrition
Nutrition for Pain & Inflammation
Drug Induced Nutrient Depletion & Herb/Drug Interaction
Experimental Analysis
Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition
Critical Evaluation of the Current Nutrition Literature
Therapeutic Nutrition
Food Science

People thought Cory was crazy when he signed up for the extra degree. The chiropractic program is rigorous enough, and adding another program on top seemed daunting. But we both agreed it would be very advantageous when he was done... which has turned out to be true. He's learned so much; it's been quite the eye-opener.

For example, he's learned about a diet/detox program - one that he wants to use in practice - and he convinced me to to join him in doing it. I never thought I'd see the day when I would agree to a diet... but we've been on it for about 3 weeks now, and we both feel so much better. We've both lost weight, we don't feel sluggish in the afternoon, and I think I'm actually sleeping better at night. All by changing the foods we eat, and taking some supplements. It's simply amazing. And marvelous. This is just one example...

Our post-graduation plans aren't defined; we're still in the 'deciding' phase. Cory's toying with the idea of going home, opening his own nutrition practice, and teaching others how to help themselves... or something like that. But I know that this additional degree is going to bring good things for Cory, however he decides to use it. It's already brought good things to our little family of 2.


SarahBara said...

You guys have been busy!! I hope you get to move home, it would be so nice to see you!

Maria said...

What diet/detox did you go on? It sounds great.

Andrea said...

When I finished reading your post I said, "Oh cute." But the nutrition thing is awesome. I could have listened to Cory talk forever about it and I've cut down my sugar intake since he taught us how our bodies respond to too much sugar. I can't believe you caved and went on the diet too! Like you needed to. Good luck on those post grad plans! They better include the word Utah!

Sarah said...

The diet/detox is great. I don't want to give out all the details, since it's something Cory hopes to use in practice. But it's a way to find out what food sensitivities you might have, then cutting those foods from your diet, replacing them with other things (we eat A LOT of salad and chicken). So far, so good!

Liz said...

Oh my goodness, can I tell you how much I want to go into nutrition after going to a nutritionalist? It's so interesting and you help SO MANY people!! I hope he decides to do his own nutrition practice. That would be awesome. And I agree with Muhlestein...come to Utah!!

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