The Facts of Fish, Flax and Fat: The Nature of the Fats We Consume and Their Role in Inflammation
Over the past 30 years Americans reduced their dietary consumption of fats from 40-30% however the incidence of obesity, metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic liver disease, cardiovascular disease, and strokes have actually increased. The three naturally occurring fats we consume are saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated. Experts believe that too much omega-6s in the Western diet contributes to a host of inflammatory mediated chronic conditions. A traditional Mediterranean style diet appears to be the most effective dietary way to keep our bodies well “oiled” and running optimally.
Faculty: Lance Luria, MD, FACP, ABOIM
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Recognize how essential fats have been found to play a pivotal, yet opposing role, in the inflammatory process in humans.
- Identify how both long chain omega-6s and omega-3s are essential to our optimal functioning.
- Recall how omega-3 fatty acids are important to pregnant and nursing mothers and their infants.
Lance Luria, MD, FACP, ABOIM, is the Chief Medical Officer of Mercy Care Management. He is a respected thought leader, author, and speaker on health and wellness topics including nutrition, exercise, and the role of mind-body connections in disease prevention. In addition to training at the Cleveland Clinic and the Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC, he completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona under the direction of Andrew Weil, MD.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Luria reports that he has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; review the article information, and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 1 hour to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15881 for 1 contact hour.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance
- 1.00 Nursing Credit