Diet and Inflammation
INFLAMMATION: WHAT ROLE DOES DIET PLAY?
Inflammation is a normal and highly impressive response by our body in response to injury or infection. However, as dietitians we are increasingly hearing more about inflammation as a response to diet. Is it true that certain foods may be causing or exacerbating symptoms of chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease or gastrointestinal diseases? Can eliminating these foods cause our patients to improve their health or prevent developing chronic conditions? In this one hour webinar, we will discuss the current literature and research on pro inflammatory diets and anti-inflammatory diets and learn the truth behind these claims and any benefits that following these dietary changes can have on our patients.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Understand what chronic and acute inflammation is and what causes or promotes inflammation.


  • Discuss the research behind pro / anti-inflammatory diets or research to dispute these claims.


  • Discuss the foods that may potentially correspond to inflammation in the body.


  • What chronic diseases have been associated with inflammation and how diet may be connected.


  • Discuss a treatment approach with patients who wish to follow an anti-inflammatory diet.
Live Event Date: Jun 16, 2020
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 3000, 5220, 5370, 6010
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 4.2.5, 6.2.5, 8.3.7, 10.2.5
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
Holly Herrington

Holly Herrington MS, RD, LDN, CDE has been a Registered Dietitian for 8 years and is in her third year as a Certified Diabetes Educator. Holly has served as clinical dietitian in the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for seven years. While there, Holly co-authored textbook chapters on nutrition for bariatric surgery and weight regain following bariatric surgery. She has been a guest lecturer and presenter at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), The Obesity Society (TOS) and a faculty speaker at the Obesity Summit 2015.

Holly received undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Human Sciences from Mississippi State University as well as a degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Mississippi. Holly completed her dietetic internship and master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She worked as both an inpatient and outpatient dietitian at Rush before joining Northwestern in 2009. She is certified in Adult Weight Management, levels 1 and 2.

Holly has been a requested expert for media outlets including FOX News Chicago and ABC7 Chicago, and has been featured in US News and World Report, Men's Health and the Chicago Tribune. Her clinical interests include weight loss/bariatric surgery, diabetes management, cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal health and prenatal nutrition.

Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:
Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease NAFLD

A Dietitian's Guide to Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Live event: Oct 08,2020 - (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)

Rating: Not Yet Rated

Instructor: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Duration: 1 hour

Trends in 2020: Unraveling The Ketogenic Diet, Intermittent Fasting and Intuitive Eating

Trends in 2020: Unraveling The Ketogenic Diet, Intermittent Fasting and Intuitive Eating

On Demand
Live Date: (Sep 10,2020)
Expiration Date: (Sep 09,2023)

Rating: 4.83 out of 5

Instructor: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Duration: 1 hour

Weight Regain in the Bariatric Patient

Weight Regain In The Bariatric Patient

On Demand
Live Date: (Aug 13,2020)
Expiration Date: (Aug 12,2023)

Rating: 4.90 out of 5

Instructor: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Duration: 1 hour

Supplements To Fight Infectious Disease

Supplements In Your Corner: The Fight Against Infectious Disease

On Demand
Live Date: (Apr 14,2020)
Expiration Date: (Apr 13,2023)

Rating: 4.58 out of 5

Instructor: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Duration: 1 hour

Health Effects of Cannabis

Health Effects of Cannabis: A Guide for Dietitians

On Demand
Live Date: (Mar 26,2020)
Expiration Date: (Mar 25,2023)

Rating: 4.57 out of 5

Instructor: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Duration: 1 hour

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Implementing FODMAPS and Probiotics

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Implementing FODMAPS and Probiotics

On Demand
Live Date: (Dec 05,2019)
Expiration Date: (Dec 04,2022)

Rating: 4.57 out of 5

Instructor: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Duration: 1 hour

Dietary Factors in Heart Health

Dietary Factors in Heart Health

On Demand
Live Date: (Oct 17,2019)
Expiration Date: (Oct 16,2022)

Rating: 4.75 out of 5

Instructor: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Duration: 1 hour

Weight Management Alternatives

Losing the Battle of Weight Management: When Counting Calories Doesn’t Cut It

On Demand
Live Date: (Aug 08,2019)
Expiration Date: (Aug 07,2022)

Rating: 4.70 out of 5

Instructor: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Duration: 2 hours

Sugar vs Substitutes

Sugar vs Substitutes: What Does the Research Say?

On Demand
Live Date: (May 07,2019)
Expiration Date: (May 06,2022)

Rating: 4.73 out of 5

Instructor: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Duration: 1 hour

New Perspectives in Obesity

New Perspectives in Obesity

On Demand
Live Date: (Nov 29,2018)
Expiration Date: (Nov 28,2021)

Rating: 4.75 out of 5

Instructor: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Duration: 1 hour

Hot Topics in Diabetes Research

Hot Topics in Diabetes Research

On Demand
Live Date: (Jun 05,2018)
Expiration Date: (Jun 04,2021)

Rating: 4.63 out of 5

Instructor: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Duration: 1 hour

Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Gastroenterology Patients: What Does the Research Say?

On Demand
Live Date: (Feb 22,2018)
Expiration Date: (Feb 21,2021)

Rating: 4.60 out of 5

Instructor: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Duration: 1 hour