Both my intuition and trust in Dr. Bozworth, played a big part in my taking this course, at this time. I am currently taking graduate classes toward becoming a nurse educator, as well as working in a cardiac unit providing bedside patient care including open-heart surgical discharges and congestive heart failure education.
This course has been pivotal to both personal and professional development. Personally, I maintain ketogenic adaptation to combat insulin resistance that contributed to inflammation and several autoimmune conditions. I recognize the link of inflammatory processes to both the local and global health crisis of chronic disease. Since experiencing the benefits of ketogenic adaptation, the hardest/saddest thing for me to do, at work, is presenting the mainstream teaching programs recommending the low salt, low fat diets toward optimal health. I feel disheartened as well, when passing medications, sensing that I could contribute to a patient\’s knowledge base and health management, but realizing the information would conflict/confuse patients\’ and practitioners\’ plan of care. I\’m the BSN and not the MD.
So, specifically, this course has gifted me on three levels…
1. It has given me the knowledge and tools, to use personally to
upgrade cognitive performance toward achieving goals/dreams.
2. It has given me a knowledge base toward healing, that I can ethically
share within my bedside patient teachings, including emphasis on
sleep, meditative technique and exercises that improve cognition.
Also, a way to reference Dr. Boz as a wonderful link, expert and
champion of brain health information.
3. And, as invited by Dr. Bozworth, I plan to begin presenting the Brains
course curriculum via Zoom and in-person gatherings. Many
supportive friends are willing and so interested in this content and I
will appreciate their feedback as my presentation skills grow. My
presentations will be heart-felt. Additionally, Dr. Bozworth\’s evidence-
based teaching techniques, successful use of team learning and
story-telling to emphasize key concepts, have impacted me as a
developing educator. I continue to identify groups that would find this
course content relevant, from family member groups, senior care-
givers, nursing facility administration, coworkers, my son\’s college
sportcoaches, my keto meet-up group,
my young adult children, social workers dealing in foster care,
educators, village and school boards and perhaps nursing educators
within my university.
Dr. Boz has assembled important, empowering evidence-based content. She has encouraged this class to share the content of the course. And she has moved me to advocacy through her extraordinary faith, spirit, determination and a deep feeling of connection.
Thank you for both a satisfying experience and an extraordinary mission.