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Integrating Nutrition Into Practice*
Book Edited byMary J. Marian, DCN, RDN, CSO, FAND and Gerard E. Mullin, MD
Study Guide by Valerie Goldstein-Berkowitz, MS, RD, CDE, CDN
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, CSP, RDN
*Previously published as Integrative Nutrition Therapy.

45 CPEUs

Course Expires: 5/31/2024

Book, 484 pgs, and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form, 34 pgs.
This CPE program, written by experts in their fields, is organized in a systematic manner that presents the scientific data using an evidence-based, how-to approach, addressing topics such as:

  • Nutrition screening and assessment
  • Functional foods and nutritional supplements
  • Nutritional recommendations for women’s health
  • Diet and mental health

Although unanswered questions still exist, this resource gives you a much-needed guide to the information currently available on nutrition and lifestyle-based therapies.
NOTE: Some of the information in this CPE program represents an emerging area which requires additional outcomes evidence.

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For RDs/RDNs & DTRs/NDTRs for the Professional Development Portfolio

SUGGESTED Performance Indicators (PIs):
1.2.2, 6.3.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.2.1., 8.2.4, 8.3.1, 8.3.6, 8.4.1, 8.4.5, 9.1.3, 9.6.1, 10.1.1, 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.2.1, 10.2., 10.2.3, 10.2.5, 10.2.7, 10.2.9, 10.2.10, 10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.3, 10.4.4, 10.4.5, 11.2.7, 12.1.3, 12.3.1, 12.3.2, 12.4.3, 12.4.6  

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C310F 45 CPEUs

Integrating Nutrition Into Practice
Book Edited byMary J. Marian, DCN, RDN, CSO, FAND and Gerard E. Mullin, MD
Study Guide by Valerie Goldstein-Berkowitz, MS, RD, CDE, CDN
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, CSP, RDN

©2017 Wolf Rinke Associates. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Publisher.


Angela Wade: "A vast amount of information was covered in each chapter in the book. The reading flowed well... just a lot of reading."

Brenda C. Hoot - "Most of my work hours are in outpatient; the format of the study guide flowed similar to the outpatient nutrition therapy setting. This course covered a variety of pertinent nutrition issues."

Angela Alcott Murphy- "I liked reading a book about current nutrition issues and being able to earn CPE credit for it."

Laurie Paolozzi- "Targets many reasons for supplements and provides the research to back them. Provides a broad range of specific nutrition needs."

Jessica Simmons Breland - "The comprehensive approach to healthcare taken by the author of this textbook was interesting & I feel what I learned will be beneficial to me as a nutritional professional."

Amy S. Kiesel - "I enjoyed the broad overview this book provided on so many relevant topics. I specifically loved chapter 6. I would be interested in a whole course devoted to that topic."

Lori Anonsen - "Book is an excellent resource on current topics (can continue to use), and I really learned from applying the information in the case studies."

Sandra Teal - "Very interesting material. I enjoyed reading about such common conditions that apply to so many people and simple approaches to improving lifestyle and eating habits that can make such an impact on one's life."

Marilyn B. Boros - "I really liked how much new and practical information I learned. Thank you!”

Caryn Dressel - "Lots of great information that I can use in my daily consults with patients."

Angela D. Lewis - "This course provided a wealth of knowledge that extends beyond my day-to-day needs when counseling patients. The course covered a multitude of topics, but I especially enjoyed chapter 18 and the discussion on mental health. Also, the study is excellent!"



Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE program for Integrative Nutrition Therapy. The program consists of a book of the same title by Mary Marian and Gerard Mullin and this study guide. This CPE program is designed to help you gain an understanding of a whole body system approach to healing using noninvasive, low-risk, natural interventions. It is also designed to help you earn 45 Level 2, Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs).

To get the most out of this CPE program, it is suggested that you adhere to the following four steps:

  • Review the objectives in this study guide.
  • Read and study the book.
  • Assess what you have learned by answering the self-assessment questions in this study guide.
  • Compare your answers to the answer key, which you will find at the end of the study guide. If you scored at least 80% (60 questions) correct, you have completed the program and are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REPORTING FORM in front of this study guide. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read the appropriate sections of the book and re-answer the self-assessment questions until you score at least 80% (60 questions) correct.
After you have successfully completed the program, complete the CPE REPORTING FORM and:
Submit on-line at www.easyCPEcredits.com,
Or fax to: (410) 531-9282,
Or mail to: Wolf Rinke Associates, 721 Valley Forge Road #486, Valley Forge, PA 19481

We will email your Certificate of Completion.

When you submit your CPE Reporting Form to us via www.easyCPEcredits.com, fax, or mail, be sure to write your correct email address in the space provided on the CPE Reporting Form. If writing by hand, be sure to print your email address clearly.

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Upon completion of this CPE program you will be better able to:

  • Recommend integrative nutrition therapies for medical conditions;
  • Integrate the use of supplements into nutritional recommendations for clients;
  • Apply appropriate nutrition assessment tools into practice;
  • Communicate potential health benefits of various diet options specific for various medical conditions;
  • Pinpoint non-nutritional factors affecting health and nutrition goals;
  • Apply knowledge about the functions and interactions of vitamins and medications to identify potential nutrient needs;
  • Integrate self-management strategies and self-care routines into client care plans;
  • Evaluate variables from diet recalls that contribute to risk for acute and chronic diseases;
  • Assess nutritional intake with appropriate screening tools to identify nutritional deficiencies;
  • Calculate and recommended appropriate vitamin doses for specific individual client needs;
  • Recommend suitable diet options tailored to individual medical conditions;
  • Recommend appropriate disease assessment tools to help screen for chronic disease risk;
  • Apply correct nutrition diagnosis using the International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology;
  • Recommend fiber supplementation to assist in lowering LDL cholesterol;
  • Utilize WHO recommendations to assess nutritional caloric needs;
  • Plan nutritional strategies based on gut-brain interactions;
  • Recommend optimal enteral formulas for clients affected by inflammatory disease;
  • Incorporate physical activity suggestions in the care plan for clients diagnosed with mental health issues;
  • Discuss behavior modification strategies for the management of obesity and other chronic health conditions;
  • Pinpoint the role of blood sugar in relation to depression;
  • Utilize a food/headache diary to identify allergy or food sensitivity contributions to migraines;
  • Recommend age appropriate nutritional calorie, protein and nutrient needs for children and adolescents; and
    Identify vitamins that affect neurotransmitter and exitotoxicity levels in the management of seizure disorders.


Chapter 1: Nutrition Assessment
Britta Brown, MS, RD, LD, CNSC
Chapter 2: Integrative Medicine
Roberta Lee, MD, CaC
Chapter 3: Searching for the Optimal Diet: Which Is Best?
Danielle Plug Capalino, MSPH, RD and Gerard E. Mullin, MD
Chapter 4: Functional Foods
Kristi Crowe-White, PhD, RD and Coni Francis, PhD, RD
Chapters 5: Integrative Nutrition: Supplements
Jennifer Doley, MBA, RD, CNSC, FAND
Chapter 6: Integrative Approach to Nutrition in Infants, Children, and Adolescents
Hilary H. McClafferty, MD, FAAP
Chapter 7: Women's Health and Nutrition
Laurie Tansman, MS, RD, CDN
Chapter 8: Integrative Nutritional Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease
Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC and Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH
Chapter 9: Breast Cancer
Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD, RD and Deborah Straub, MS, RON
Chapter 10: Prostate Cancer
Michelle Bratton, RON, CSO
Chapter 11: Gastrointestinal Cancer and Complementary Therapies
Lindsay Dowhan, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC and Monica Habib, MS, RD, LD, CNSC
Chapter 12: Traditional and Nontraditional Treatments for Diabetes
Patricia G. Davidson, DCN, RON, CDE, LDN and Dwight L. Davidson, PhD, MA, LHMC
Chapter 13: Obesity
Sherif El Behiry, MD, Laura E. Matarese, PhD, RND, LDN, FADA, CNSC, FASPEN, FAND and Hossam M. Kandil, MD, PhD
Chapter 14: Nutritional Management of Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders
Francis Okeke, MD, MPH and Bani Chander Roland, MD
Chapter 15: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Alvssa Parian, MD
Chapter 16: Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Hepatic Disorders
Alia S. Dadabhai, MD
Chapter 17: Nutrition in Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
Neha Jakhete, MD and Vikesh K. Singh, MD, MSc
Chapter 18: Nutrition and Mental Health
Nora Galil, MD, MPH, FAACAP and Robert Hedaya, MD, DLFAPA
Chapter 19: Neurology and Nutrition
Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD
Chapter 20: Physical Activity
Karen M. Gibson, RDN, CD, CSSD


Dr. Mary J. Marian is an assistant professor of practice and director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona. Dr. Marian is also the nutritionist and dietitian for Arizona Oncology Associates. She is a faculty member with the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Arizona. Mary is widely published and has given numerous presentations both nationally and internationally. She has also served on numerous committees for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). She has been the chair for Dietitians in Nutrition Support and served on the board of directors for ASPEN.

Dr. Gerard E. Mullin is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital where he chairs the hospital’s Nutrition Advisory Committee. He is an internist, gastroenterologist, and nutritionist. Dr. Mullin is nationally and internationally renowned for his work in integrative gastroenterology and nutrition. He has accumulated more than 20 years of clinical experience in the field of integrative gastroenterology and earned his master’s degree in nutrition while in practice.


Valerie Goldstein-Berkowitz, MS, RD, CDE, CDN is the co-author of The Stubborn Fat Fix, winner of The National “Best Books 2010” Awards for the diet and health category. After completing her graduate work from New York University, Valerie started her career as a clinical dietitian for the Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Schneider Children's Hospital. Since then Ms. Berkowitz has carved her niche as a low carbohydrate, high fiber, whole foods eating plan connoisseur.
She is sought out by the media for her practical guidance on low carbohydrate and complimentary nutrition practices. Valerie has traveled the country lecturing on the “whole package” of wellness: eating healthy whole foods, exercising, taking nutritional supplements and above all, rest. She is now the weight loss columnist for Men's Health magazine and serves as the Director of Nutrition Education at the Center for Balanced Health in New York City. Her website is www.centerforbalancedhealth.com and her blog is Valerie’s Voice: For The Health Of It, https://valerieberkowitz.wordpress.com/.


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, a company that has provided high quality CPE programs to nutrition professionals since 1990.
He earned a BS at Drexel University, a MS at Iowa State University, a PhD in Continuing and Vocational Education (Adult Ed) at the University of Wisconsin, and interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He participated in a test item writer workshop sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Wolf is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology, University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Continuing Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.
He is the past president of the DC Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy with the Award for Excellence in the practice of Management; the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award; the Outstanding Service Award; and has delivered the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.
At the Academy he has served in numerous leadership roles including Chair, Scholarship Committee, DBC; Chair, Communication Committee, CDR; Chair, Area Coordinating Committee, COE; Chair, COE, and member of Resource for Education Programs Committee; Honors Committee; CDR, Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force; CDR; House of Delegates and Board of Directors.
He is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE home-study programs, several popular books, and the free monthly eNewsletter Read and Grow Rich written specifically for savvy Nutrition Professionals like YOU!
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Special thanks to the following individuals for their careful review of this CPE program.

Jennifer Dickert, RD, LD
Super Natural Nutrition
Dover, NH

Nicole Fennell, MS, RDN, CLT
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Houston, TX

Caitlin Russell, MS, RDN, CLT
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Food Sensitivity Specialist
Russell Nutrition, LLC
Atlanta, GA

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