AJLM: CME | CE Opportunity

ACLM and AJLM are pleased to offer CME/CE for one (1) journal article in each of the six (6) bi-monthly AJLM issues. Receive credit by reading the CME/CE article and successfully completing the online CME/CE activity. This course if free to members. Non-members can earn CME/CE for $40 per article.

The latest article available is focused on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)


Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional gastrointestinal disorder leading to chronic debilitating issues. A healthy diet plays an integral role in maintaining the gut microbiota equilibrium, thus promoting digestive health. The structure and function of gut microbiota are affected by genetics and environmental factors, such as altered dietary habits, gastroenteritis, stress, increased use of alcohol and drugs, and medication use. Whereas there are various management approaches cited in the literature to manage symptoms of IBS, the purpose of this article is to focus on dietary options that will restore the gut microbiome and help in managing IBS symptoms. Some of the diets that are discussed in this article include a low-FODMAP (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) diet, gluten-free/wheat-free diet, high-fiber diet, dietary and herbal supplements (psyllium, peppermint oil), and probiotics/prebiotics/synbiotics. The clinical practice guidelines recommended by the American College of Gastroenterology outlines evidence-based dietary recommendations for patients with IBS to manage symptoms. Recent advancements in the dietary management of IBS highlighting the use of a patient-centered, personalized nutrition approach along with lifestyle changes, pharmacological therapies, and psychosocial and behavioral interventions are also reviewed and discussed.

All available issues/articles include:

1) Building Health Equity: Action Steps From the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Health Disparities Solution Summit (HDSS) 2020

2) Personal Health Practices and Perceptions of Lifestyle Counseling and Preventive Services Among Residents

3) Dietary Interventions to Treat Type 2 Diabetes in Adults with a Goal of Remission: An Expert Consensus Statement from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine

4) Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents With Obesity: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

5) Dietary Modification for the Restoration of Gut Microbiome and Management of Symptoms in Irritable Bowel Syndrome 

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