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The Gut Microbiome In Health And Disease: What the Clinician Really Needs to Know

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Los Angeles, CA - TBD

Featuring David M. Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN, IFMCP & Todd R. LePine, MD, IFMCP

There simply is no longer any doubt that the gut microbiome is central to the health or disease state of the host. This is also no longer a concept discussed only among functional and integrative practitioners, but has now become one of the hottest areas of conventional medical research. However, with a multitude of studies coming out daily, do you feel comfortable in leveraging this new information at the point of clinical care? Does this data really affect your clinical and diagnostic decisions or how you treat your patients and clients? This program will bring the experience of two leading functional medicine physicians who have had inside access and insight into the evolution of gut microbiome testing, research and clinical application to you in this exciting program that will apply this emerging understanding into your clinical practice paradigm.

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Goals and Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of the human microbiome in chronic disease prevention and management
  • Realize that dysbiosis of the gut microbiota has been linked to a host of chronic health issues including autoimmunity, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autism, depression and more
  • Understand the multiple ways to avoid disruption of the gut microbiome to maintain health
  • Appreciate the mechanisms and role of the gut microbiome, molecular mimicry, the bystander effect, and the hygiene hypothesis in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases
  • Gain insight into the effect of gut microbiota for both mental and cognitive health
  • Understand the role of the gut microbiota in:
    • Neurogenesis
    • Serotonergic neurotransmission
    • Microglial activation
    • HPA axis activation
  • Learn how intestinal inflammation is linked to brain inflammation through the “gut-brain axis” and can fuel the potential for depression, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s
  • Understand the most current options in testing the gut microbiota by utilizing the latest technology, including qPCR and molecular sequencing
  • Familiarize yourself with the latest therapeutic options using clinical nutrition, botanical, nutraceutical and lifestyle medicine approaches in optimizing the gut microbiome and treating associated conditions

Clinical Applications:

  • Learn how to use state of the art testing of the gut microbiome to improve clinical outcomes
  • Learn about the plasticity of the gut microbiome and explore the role of diet to relatively quickly modulate the microbiome
  • Improve outcomes in cardio-metabolic disease including obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome by improving the gut microbiome
  • Learn of new “gut-brain” approaches to treat a patient with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and more
  • Learn how to restore balance to an irritable bowel and an irritable brain
  • Learn how to provide the best proactive and upstream approaches to autoimmune disease risk assessment, diagnosis and integrative management
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