DETOX: MYTHS, MADNESS, AND CLARITY AROUND DIET AND DETOXIFICATION
The highly debatable term “detox” is one that often makes health professionals cringe as it has become one of the most popular and ubiquitous terms used to market fad diets in recent years. However, beyond the hype there is a complex physiology to our body’s detoxification system that should be supported through diet and lifestyle. Toxic burden from diet and environmental stressors, individual genetics, a compromised digestive system and nutrient deficiencies can all influence the type and amount of support an individual may need.In this 2-hour webinar led by Registered Dietitian, Ayla Withee, of Boston Functional Nutrition, you’ll explore detoxification through the lens of evidenced based practice. Learn the ways in which our body handles toxins, factors that contribute to toxic burden, and how to support our body’s natural detoxification system through diet and lifestyle.
Upon successful completion of this 2-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Explain how the body’s detoxification system functions
Define the term TOXIN using scientific evidence
Identify toxins and their associated health risks
Understand genetic, diet and lifestyle risk factors for poor detoxification
Choose evidenced-based detoxification support methods
About the Presenter: Ayla Withee, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT
Ayla Withee, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, CEO and owner of Boston Functional Nutrition, an integrative and functional nutrition practice based in Concord, MA. Her practice is known for its "big picture" approach, which starts with a thorough whole-person assessment and uses cutting edge research to help individuals create effective, meaningful change even with the most complex of cases. Ayla’s primary specialty is women’s health, with a special emphasis on fertility nutrition. She believes that simple, tailored diet and lifestyle interventions can help women achieve healthy pregnancies.
Ayla received her BS in Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship through the University of Connected and earned a Master of Science in Health Communications from Boston University. The combination of these degrees enables her to effectively meet her clients where they're at so they can implement recommended nutrition and lifestyle strategies with ease. She is also a highly sought after speaker and resource on topics such as nutrition for fertility, pregnancy, immune health, and gastrointestinal issues, for publications and organizations such as Boston Magazine, Tufts Medical Center, Shape, and is the co-host of Real Food Radio, which relays practical information about how to support your health naturally and live a life you love.
In addition to her nutrition work, Ayla is also a mom to a son (who just turned 1!) and enjoys biking and hiking with him and her husband. You can learn more about Ayla at BostonFunctionalNutrition.com or join the private Facebook community, Nourish Your Fertility, for further education, resources and support to achieve a healthy pregnancy.