Beyond Leaky Gut – Intestinal Barrier Assessment with GI-MAP™
When it comes to gut health, the intestinal barrier is of critical importance. A wide range of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases have been linked to reduced integrity of the intestinal barrier, including increased intestinal permeability – a.k.a., “leaky gut”.
Clinical approaches for assessing the intestinal barrier have largely focused on determining the extent of leaky gut. However, research in recent years has revealed a complex interplay among several key components of the intestinal barrier in addition to tight junctions – including immune factors, mucus, and the commensal microbiome.
During this webinar, Dr. Tom Fabian, will review how clinicians can gain broader insights into intestinal barrier health with the GI-MAP, providing a foundation for more effective therapeutic interventions for patients.
Presented by Tom Fabian, PhD, CNTP:
Tom is a functional nutrition practitioner, consultant, educator, speaker, and former research scientist. His primary expertise is in how the microbiome interacts with the digestive, immune and nervous systems, and how it influences metabolic processes. He has developed online educational programs for practitioners seeking in-depth education in the microbiome and related topics. He also has extensive experience in the areas of aging and healthspan optimization, both through his previous research experience as well as his more recent experience as a functional health practitioner.