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Effects of a Diet & Lifestyle intervention on Biological Aging
Recorded on November 2, 2022
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Description

The regulation of the human genome by the epigenome is now regarded as a cornerstone, heritable, physiologic process, playing a key role in phenotypic expression of health and disease. DNA methylation is a well-researched, primary epigenetic process that has been used to establish biological age assessments, namely DNA methylation “clocks,” which act as possible surrogate markers of age-related morbidity and mortality risk.
The potential to slow biological age as measured by these clocks is just beginning to be explored. Yet emerging research suggests that it is possible to do just that. This has profound implications for the growing health-related economic and social challenges of our rapidly aging population. A 2021 Nature Aging paper states that a slowdown in aging that results in one year of increased lifespan would save 38 trillion dollars in health care spending, and a deceleration by ten years would save 367 trillion dollars.
This presentation will cover:
– Overview of epigenetics
– The state of the research on DNA methylation and biological age reversal
– Dietary and lifestyle interventions that have been shown, in both animals and humans, to favorably impact DNA methylation and biological age
– Plant phytochemical favorable effect on DNA methylation
– The intersection between metabolic and epigenomic methylation pathways and why we may need to be judicious in our use of high dose methyl donor supplements
– Biological embedding and the epigenetic impact of trauma over generations

Target Audience
  • Nurses & Physicians (ACCME & ANCC)
  • Psychologists (APA)
  • Social Workers (ASWB)
  • NY SW, NY MHC, NY MFT
  • Addiction Counselors (NADAAC)
Learning Objectives

1. Describe the fundamentals of epigenetic regulation of gene expression
2. Describe the current landscape of research on DNA methylation, with an emphasis on DNA methylation changes in aging and chronic diseases
3. Define biological age and explain how it is measured using DNA methylation
4. Differentiate between biological age and chronological age
5. Identify 3 dietary and lifestyle inputs may favorably affect DNA methylation under a variety of circumstances, from depression or PTSD to biological aging

CE Details
Introductory

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and The Global Exchange Conference (GXC).  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

 

Nurses (ANCC) Credit Designation

This activity has been approved for ANCC contact hours.

This activity has been approved for APA hours.  

 

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MI: No CE requirements

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held), OK, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY 

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review. 

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive GENERAL continuing education credits.

 

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE,  NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY 

* WV accepts ASWB ACE unless activity is live in West Virginia, then an application is required.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

AL/Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity.  Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event.  No approvals afterward by the board.

MI: No CE requirement

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review. 

MI: No CE requirement

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY

New York Board for Social Workers (NY SW)

This activity has been approved for New York Social Workers.

 

New York Board for Mental Health Counselors (NY MHC)

This activity has been approved for New York Mental Health Counselors.

 

New York Board for Marriage & Family Therapists (NY MFT)

This activity has been approved for New York Marriage & Family Therapists.

 

New York Board for Psychology (NY PSY)

This activity has been approved for New York Psychologists.

This course has been approved by High Watch Recovery Center as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider for 1 CE(s). NAADAC Provider #191571, High Watch Recovery Center, is responsible for all aspects of its programming.

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TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Dr. Kara Fitzgerald
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