Intermittent Fasting: personalisation for better client outcomes

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This CPD course...

  • is for: Nutritional therapy practitioners, nutritionists, dietitians, naturopaths, other health care providers, and final year nutrition students interested in applying functional medicine approaches to health and wellbeing (i.e. exploring how nutrients, other foods and lifestyle factors influence the function of the body, and how to apply findings in a person–centred approach that recognises individuals’ unique differences).
  • is with: Amanda Swaine
  • spans: 2 hours recording time
  • provides: BANT CPD 2 hours, NNA CPD 2 hours.

Intermittent fasting can be a useful protocol for supporting clients with a diverse range of issues including metabolic, gut and disease states linked to suboptimal cellular repair and autophagy, such as dementia and cancer and ageing itself. This course will identify and create intermittent fasting protocols that help optimise compliance and outcomes for clients.

Intermittent fasting compliance can be hard to achieve. Learn how to build personalised programs for clients to support specific fasting goals and to help them navigate the realities of regular fasting. Develop your recommendations using the latest science by understanding the mechanisms of systemic and cellular adaptations that happen during a fast, and the trends and recent advancements coming out of this area of research.

This course will define intermittent fasting and the key program types within time-restricted eating regimes and periodic fasts commonly used for health optimisation. It will review the latest research on the conditions they can support, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular health and weight management. Finally, it will outline the physiological and biological adaptations happening at a systemic and cellular level and how the various macronutrients halt the processes. This will allow to apply intermittent fasting principles to optimise client outcomes.  

ION’s courses have a strong reputation for providing evidence-informed education. This course has been structured and designed based on best practice in delivering an effective and interactive online learning experience.



What will I learn?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Build safe, achievable Intermittent Fasting programs for your clients; by understanding the underlying mechanisms at play, and through informed program selection 
  • Help your clients avoid the common pitfalls with tactics that support specific fasting goals both inside and outside of the fasting window; including supplement timing 
  • Critically analyse the latest research to determine fasting protocols and motivate clients 
  • Critically appraise evidence-informed research in intermittent fasting, including dietary interventions and complementary lifestyle approaches

What will be covered?

Session 1: (approx 1 hour and 10 minutes) Introduction and program selection 

  • ION introductions and housekeeping 
  • Define intermittent fasting and the key program types
  • A review of key conditions and outcomes fasting supports and contraindications 
  • Individual exercise. Reflection on which intermittent fasting protocol would be most appropriate for you (or your client).
  • Physiological and biological adaptations happening at a systemic and cellular level 
  • Session key points
  • Q and A

Session 2:  (approx 1 hours and 10 minutes) Navigating intermittent fasting

  • Trends and recent advancements in and around Intermittent Fasting
  • Individual exercise. Share your 3 key words you will carry on researching
  • Building safe, achievable Intermittent Fasting program for your clients 
  • Avoiding the common pitfalls of fasting with tactics that support specific fasting goals
  • A review of complementary practices 
  • Session key points. Daily stress test: take the test. What would you add for your clients?
  • Q and A

Who is leading the course?

Amanda Swaine DipION, BANT, CNHC

A nutritional therapist and business owner specialising in intermittent fasting. Her company, Nutritionist’s Blend, exists to make intermittent fasting easier for more of us. They do this by creating products inspired by the very latest nutritional science that makes the daily reality of fasting easier. In June 2018 FASTING+ fasting sticks launched and attracted many fans. In March, 2020 Amanda’s book Intermittent Fasting for Beginners launched across the US, Canada and the UK into major retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Blackwells, and has been well received by readers. She continues to delve into the very latest research to inspire new products, content and to support individual clients with their intermittent fasting needs.

How will I be taught?

ION’s CPD courses reflect best practice for online teaching and learning practice.  This is an edited recording of a live course. It contains presentations interspersed with anonymised case study data, individual exercises and recorded Q&A sessions.

How much does it cost and what’s included?

The course price is £36.00.

  • PDF of Powerpoint(s)
  • Edited (approx.) 2 hour recording available to access up to 12 times
  • BANT CPD 2 hours, NNA CPD 2 hours 

Important information

About this on-demand recording

  • The speaker is not present on this recording and you will not be able to ask them questions but you will be able to see the recorded Q and A sessions.
  • This course was recorded in September 2022. All recordings are removed approximately one year after they are recorded so that we can ensure our courses contain up to date information. You will be able to access the course for up to 12 times before the materials are taken down.

How do I book?

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  • Participation in an ION CPD course forms part of a practitioner's or individual's ongoing learning. It does not qualify a non-clinically trained practitioner or individual to work in a clinical setting. Individual’s boundaries of safe work, advice or practice are primarily determined by their formal qualifications and related personal insurance.
  • We are not able to send out a copy of a certification of completion
  • This on-demand recording is recognised by BANT for 2  hrs CPD  (applicable to BANT members only)
  • Non BANT /NNA registered practitioners may use this course for their CPD depending on the requirements and guidance of their professional body.
  • ION is not able to send out a copy of a certification of completion

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