A holistic approach to chronic disease assessment and management includes evidence-informed nutrition and exercise prescriptions. Through metabolic analysis of cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle oxygen utilization, these prescriptions can also be individualized. In this session Dr. Duizer describes how he uses a metabolic analysis device in clinical practice to assess cardiorespiratory fitness, and near infrared spectroscopy to assess muscle oxygen utilization at rest and during exercise. He also highlights how this kind of in-office testing results in improved patient outcomes through appropriate prescribing and tracking.
David Duizer, ND, is the co-owner of Noble Naturopathic in Vancouver, BC. His clinical focus is chronic disease management and integrative cancer care. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Psychology as part of the Regular Officer Training Program (ROTP) at the Royal Military College of Canada in 2008 and graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM) as a Doctor in Naturopathic Medicine in 2014. Dr. Duizer is the Co-Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Duizer is a regular contributor to both Vital Link and Naturopathic Currents. He is frequently featured on the Kid Carson morning radio show in Vancouver, BC and is slated to speak at a series of Naturopathic conferences in 2021.
*Certified by the WANP for 1 Category 1 continuing education credit for Washington NDs*
(Originally presented October 15, 2021)