Did you know that poor nutrition can destroy your friendly gut bacteria and suppresses your immune system?


Join Professor Debra S. Johnson (M.S., BCHN.) for a one-hour webinar exploring the connection between nutrition, gut bacteria, and the immune system. Professor Johnson will explain how processed food can cause inflammation, reduce the immune system’s ability to fight infection, and increase the risk for allergies, auto-inflammatory disease, and even cancer. Professor Johnson will also demystify the crucial role of real foods in achieving optimal health.


At the end of the lecture you’ll be able to:

Recall that 80% of our immunity system is found in our gastrointestinal system Explain how the diet causes a shift in your body’s microbiome that affects your health and future generations Explain how processed food damages the gut microbiome Explain how poor nutrition/processed food causes immune system dysfunction

Leslie Moldenauer, CHNC, HHP, Cert. Aroma, ACHS alumni, and ambassador, is proud to call herself an essential oil safety advocate. She holds an Associates Degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, an Advanced Diploma in Aromatic Medicine, and has earned a number of certificates through ACHS. Leslie has been studying natural living and holistic wellness for over 10 years. She is passionate about providing education and tools to help others make decisions regarding safety above all things when utilizing aromatherapy.

Continuing education is vital for all professionals to stay up-to-date with industry advances. In addition, most professional organizations—from the Florida Board of Health to the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners—require continuing education (CE) hours to ensure regulatory compliance, educational rigor, and the highest standards of practice. 
ACHS offers a wide range of online CE opportunities in integrative medicine and holistic health to help meet your CE requirements and thirst for learning! For a list of current continuing education provider approvals, click here. 
As an accredited college, many organizations accept ACHS CEs. Please check whether specific approval is required with your professional body. If you are interested in having your professional organization approve ACHS CEs, please contact ACHS CSO Erika Yigzaw at [email protected]

• Register and pay the $25 CE processing fee. 
• Watch the video (approximately 85 minutes). 
• Take the short CE multiple choice question assessment and successfully achieve a score of 80% or higher (you'll have two attempts). This demonstrates you have mastered the course learning outcomes above. 
• Your CE certificate of completion is emailed as soon as you successfully complete the assessment.

To get started, click the blue "Start" button up top.

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Lecture Video and Quiz

Thank you, and welcome! We're glad you've chosen to partner with the American College of Healthcare Sciences for your continuing education needs. Your CE lecture video and quiz are now available.

On the next few screens we'll give you a little background about ACHS, this video, and your lecture presenter. Once you've completed the video, you’ll have the opportunity to take a short assessment quiz and earn 1.5 CE contact hour(s). Those that receive a passing grade (80%) will automatically receive a certificate of completion. To get started, please use the buttons (click Next) in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Should you run into any issues, please contact ce@achs.edu with all the pertinent information (or call us at 800.487.8839), and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Thanks, and enjoy!