Food Sensitivities & The Small Intestine: New Insights into The Microbiome-Immune Connection
Immune-mediated food reactions, which involve excessive immune responses to harmless food antigens, are major contributors to common gastrointestinal complaints. Emerging research is yielding exciting new insights into the key role that microbiome-immune interactions play in influencing the development of food allergies and sensitivities – especially in the small intestine.
In this webinar, Dr. Tom Fabian will highlight examples of this important new research, as well as the implications for more effective therapeutic approaches. Dr. Fabian will illustrate how food sensitivity testing with IgG Food Explorer and advanced quantitative stool analysis with GI-MAP can provide clinicians with key insights that facilitate improved support for patients with food allergies and sensitivities.
Bonus Content: GI-MAP Patterns Associated with Immune Mediated Food Reactions (PDF) – Key patterns to look for on the GI-MAP that are connected food sensitivities and allergies.
Presented by Tom Fabian, PhD, CNTP
Tom is a leading expert on the role of the human microbiome in health, chronic disease, and aging. As a translational scientist, his primary focus is on the clinical application of research in the areas of the microbiome and mucosal immunology in the functional and integrative medicine space. He has worked with early-stage biotechnology companies as a research scientist, and more recently, as a consultant for microbiome and clinical testing companies, including Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory. He also serves as a scientific advisor for nutraceutical company Designs for Health. In addition, Tom provides consulting and educational services for functional medicine and integrative health practitioners. His doctoral training at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and postdoctoral training at the University of Utah were focused on the molecular biology of aging and longevity. He is also certified as a Nutrition Therapy Practitioner by the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver.
Presented on March 10, 2022.