This course is designed to provide all healthcare practioners with scientific evidence for the use of diet, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, and other significant natural metabolites (example CoQ10) in the management and treatment of chronic and acute health conditions.  Students in this course will learn how four commonly seen, however, frequently missed health disorders set in motion the pathogenesis of most chronic health conditions seen today.  Students will examine the importance of the fundamentals of diet, food preparation, and therapeutic nutritional agents, which provide the building blocks for managing and treating acute and chronic health conditions.