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Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for
Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome

Book by Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MSCI
Study Guide by Alessandra Sarcona, EdD, RDN, CSSD
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN

15 CPEUs

Course Expires: 5/31/2024

Book, 367 pgs and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form, 25 pgs.
This New York Times bestseller challenges popular keto and paleo diets with a bold new plant-based approach. Numerous scientific studies are presented which demonstrate that gut health is the key to boosting people’s metabolism, balancing hormones, and taming the inflammation that cause a host of diseases. Fiber Fueled offers the blueprint to start turbocharging the gut and achieve lifelong health. More specifically you will discover how to:

  • Explain the benefits of pre-and probiotic supplements for reducing dysbiosis;
  • Evaluate the role of foods high in FODMAPs for sensitive guts;
  • Assess the components of foods that affect the gut microbiome;
  • Suggest various ways to meet a higher Aggregate Nutrient Density Index score;
  • Recommend diet changes to prevent chronic diseases.

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T365F 15 CPEUs

Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for
Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome
Book by Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MSCI
Study Guide by Alessandra Sarcona, EdD, RDN, CSSD
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN

© 2021 Wolf Rinke Associates. All rights reserved for this self-directed accredited learning program. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission, except for brief excerpts, is prohibited.



Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE program for Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome.The program consists of a book of the same title by Dr. Will Bulsiewicz and this study guide. This CPE program is designed to help you apply the principles of a plant-based diet that is high in dietary fiber to promote a healthy microbiome. It is also designed to help you earn 15 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 of 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% (40 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-test yourself until you score at least 80% (40 questions) correct.

After you have successfully completed the program, complete the CPE REPORTING FORM and the MANDATORY Critical Thinking Evaluation Tool (CTT) that must be completed by all credentialed practitioners per CDR and:
Submit them online at www.easyCPEcredits.com ,
Or fax them to (410) 531-9282,
Or mail them to Wolf Rinke Associates, 721 Valley Forge Road #486, Valley Forge, PA 19481

Upon receipt of your CPE Reporting Form and the CTT, we will email you a Certificate of Completion within 3-5 business days.


Upon successful completion of this CPE program, you will be better able to:
  • Distinguish probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics, and the functions of each in the gut microbiota;
  • Apply findings from recent research about fiber when counseling clients to optimize their microbiome;
  • Evaluate variables affecting dysbiosis;
  • Communicate the potential health benefits of a plant-based gut health program;
  • Evaluate the benefits of pre-and probiotic supplements for reducing dysbiosis and a damaged gut microbiome;
  • Identify foods that provide pre-and postbiotics;
  • Assist clients in maximizing plant diversity in their diets;
  • Evaluate the role of foods high in FODMAPs for sensitive guts;
  • Identify the health benefits of various phytochemicals found in specific foods that aid in gut health;
  • Assess the components of foods that affect the gut microbiome;
  • Recognize how to incorporate plant-based foods that have the most benefits into a health program;
  • Suggest ways to increase fermented foods into the diet;
  • Recommend diet changes to prevent chronic diseases;
  • Suggest various ways to meet a higher Aggregate Nutrient Density Index score;
  • Assist clients in developing a healthy mindset to make gradual, realistic lifestyle changes;
  • Compare components of various beverages that have health benefits;
  • Recommend lifestyle changes that will lead to a healthy gut microbiota;
  • Evaluate components of the “Fiber Fueled 4 Week” plan to increase plant diversity.


1. The Engine that Drives Human Health Isn't Even Human
2. Twenty-First-Century Life: Overfed, Undernourished, and Hyper-medicated
3. The Fiber Solution: Short-Chain Fatty Acids and Postbiotics for the Win
4. Eat the Rainbow to Find Your Pot of Gold
5. Finding Your Plant Passion with a Sensitive Gut
6. Fermentation Nation Rising
7. Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Postbiotics
8. The Fiber Fueled Foods
9.Fiber Fueled 365: The Lifestyle
10. The Fiber Fueled 4 Weeks


Will Bulsiewicz, MD MSCI, (a.k.a. Dr. B) is a board certified gastroenterologist and gut health expert. Every day, he helps patients and members of his #plantfed community bounce back from restrictive and over-hyped diets, and into a whole new way of living and eating that produces the results they really want…permanently. At the core of his philosophy is what he calls "lifestyle medicine," that uses food, exercise, and other lifestyle factors to optimize your gut, get you back in control of your health. Through Fiber Fueled and his free tools, Dr. B breaks it down for you, piece by digestible piece, so you can take the simple steps that will help you create incredible shifts in your digestion, symptoms, and life.


Alessandra Sarcona, EdD, RDN, CSSD, also known as Sandy, is an Associate Professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Nutrition. She was previously employed at Long Island University for 27 years as an Adjunct Professor, Clinical Coordinator, and Dietetic Internship Director.
Dr. Sarcona earned her Bachelor of Science degree at East Carolina University, completed her Dietetic Internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Master of Science degree at New York University, and Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Educational Studies at Long Island University.
Dr. Sarcona’s research focuses on nutrition and lifestyle behaviors of various population groups and outcomes of teaching strategies in the classroom. In addition to teaching in higher education, she has worked in clinical dietetics, and nutrition and wellness. She is a certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD) and has conducted numerous workshops and lectures on sports nutrition for athletes. Dr. Sarcona received a certificate of completion for participating in an item writer training program sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and uses this work in her classroom testing, in the development and review of study guides for Wolf Rinke Associates, and as a subject matter visiting expert for CDR’s specialist examination. She is presently the chairperson for the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) Development Committee, providing resources for nutrition educators and preceptors.


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, a company that has provided high-quality CPE programs to nutrition and dietetics practitioners since 1990.

Dr. Rinke earned a BS at Drexel University, an 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).

Dr. Rinke is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology at the University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member of the School of Continuing Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.

He has served as past president of the District of Columbia (DC) Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the Award for Excellence in the Practice of Management, the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award, and the Outstanding Service Award, in addition to delivering the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.

Dr. Rinke is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE self-study programs, and several popular books including Make It a Winning Life: Success Strategies for Life, Love and Business; Winning Management: 6 Fail-Safe Strategies for Building High-Performance Organizations; and Don’t Oil the Squeaky Wheel and 19 Other Contrarian Ways to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness.
His popular CPE programs available at www.easyCPEcredits.com include:

  • Beat the Blues: How to Manage Stress and Balance Your Life
  • Win-Win Negotiation: Fail-Safe Strategies to Help You Get More of What You Want
  • Time Management: How to Stretch the Time Rubber Band
  • Knock ‘em Alive Presentation Skills: How to Make an Effective Presentation for 1 to 1,000
  • The Power of Communication: How to Increase Your Personal and Professional Effectiveness
  • Manage Electronic and Traditional Meetings and Correspondence More Effectively
  • Delegation and Coaching: High Impact Strategies for Doing More with Less
  • High Impact Strategies for Achieving Peak Team Performance
  • Develop a Positive Attitude: Live a Healthier and More Productive Life
  • Goals--Your Road Map to Success
  • Contrarian Leadership: 21 Strategies to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness


Special thanks to the following individuals for their review of this CPE program.

Shauna Del Prete, RDN, CDN, CLT
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Results Food Coaching
Syosset, NY

Brittany Linn, MS, RDN
Independent Consulting Dietitian
Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor
Philadelphia, PA

Jessica Pellicciotta, MA,RD,LDN
Coordinator of Nutrition and Fitness Programs
Villanova University
Malvern, PA

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