Detoxification
BEYOND FAD DIETS: SUPPORTING DETOXIFICATION WITH THERAPEUTIC DIET AND LIFESTYLE INTERVENTIONS
For many, the word "detox" conjures up images of snake oil and flashy websites with unsubstantiated claims. However, the biochemical process of detoxification is a vital part of the body's ability to eliminate toxicants effectively and neutralize oxidative stress from internal and external forces. RDNs need to be equipped with accurate information about sources of environmental chemical exposure and what undermines or supports our detoxification organs, so they can help patients differentiate fad from fact, and provide evidenced-based tools patients can use to optimize their health. This presentation will provide useful strategies for minimizing exposure and improving the channels of detoxification through realistic dietary and lifestyle modifications, and touch on the role of genetic variants as well as the use of supplementation.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify potential areas of exposure to toxicants in our environment and diet as well as their associated health risks.


  • Discuss how the body's detoxification/biotransformation system works.


  • Implement dietary and lifestyle strategies for supporting detoxification organs and pathways and avoid future exposure to toxins.
Live Event Date: Sep 14, 2021
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 4.2.7, 8.1.5, 10.4.4
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: Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
Mary Purdy

Mary Purdy MS, RDN is an Integrative and Eco-Dietitian, with a Master's Degree from Bastyr University where she is currently adjunct faculty. She has been in clinical practice for over 12 years in both private practice, as clinical supervisor at Bastyr’s Teaching Clinic and with the Wellness Company, Arivale, using a personalized medicine and functional nutrition approach. She has given over 100 nutrition workshops, speaks regularly at health and nutrition conferences and was the keynote speaker at Bastyr University’s Commencement Ceremony 2019. She serves on the boards of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine which she chaired in 2018. Additionally, she hosts the podcast “The Nutrition Show”, authored the books “Serving the Broccoli Gods" and "The Microbiome Diet Reset ", and is a consultant around creating a sustainable and resilient food system that supports our environment and helps to mitigate climate change. Her website is www.marypurdy.co.

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