Eating Elephants is a member of CPD UK, an organization that promotes the professional and personal development of individuals, institutes, and academic bodies. They also accredit courses that people can take for personal and professional development as well as meeting the requirements of institutes people may work for. Eating Elephants are in the process of having courses accredited.
The name, Eating Elephants, includes three important points. Firstly Elephants are majestic creatures that we admire and when we see them, cannot miss! This is what we should be: majestic, full of health and vigor. After that, considering a full lifespan, we eat the equivalent of about 5 to 6 Elephants – surprising isn’t it, so the quality of what we eat is very important. Lastly, we have the saying ‘The Elephant in the Room’. That means the things we should think about, consider, and take action on; they are staring us in the face, but we choose to ignore them. The goal of Eating Elephants is to support you in acknowledging that ‘Elephant in the Room’ and dealing with it in a positive, pro-active way.
Many years ago I was rushed into hospital and had a quintruple heart bypass. It left me quite shocked as I was very active, a gym addict even, and thought I ate very well. I didn’t want this to happen again, so as part of my recovery I took a pre-medical course then studied for my Master in Applied Clinical Nutrition. I wanted research based scientific information that could also be applied. This switched on all my buttons. I found the subject, and still find it, intoxicatingly interesting. The main thing I got was that the changes necessary were quite few and I could still enjoy healthy wonderful tasting food and be active again. Following that I certified as a Functional Medicine Practitioner, a Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist, and recently as a Certified Wahls Protocol Health Practitioner. As a side note, I took part in a 10K run 6 months after the operation and finished it!
The educational (Professional) version of this course includes all the information, videos, and downloads in the general course. The quizzes however are slightly different. After each module there are 20 questions in 30 minutes which are randomized both in their order and the order of distractors. These are automatically graded with supporting information on where to go for questions that were incorrectly answered. At the end of the course there is a main quiz which will be 60 questions in 60 minutes, taken from the bank of questions used in the quizzes. It should be noted that for each of the 20 question quizzes, the bank will include more than 20 questions to ensure integrity.