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Pathogens, the Microbiome, and Chronic Disease: Gathering Insight with Genomics

Many chronic diseases are thought to result from a combination of genomic factors, as well as environmental factors, such as diet, pathogen exposure, and dysbiosis. Certain genomic variations, called SNPs, may increase susceptibility to pathogens and dysbiosis, and may also increase the risk for a range of chronic diseases, including autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

Advances in genomic technologies are helping clinicians to gain greater insight into each individual patient’s unique combination of SNPs. Such insight, in turn, holds great promise for facilitating the discovery of important underlying factors contributing to each patient’s unique health status, allowing more personalized approaches to treatment.

Tom Fabian, PhD, CNTP

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.



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Please note: This is the second part of last month's webinar, "Digestive Insufficiency, Dysbiosis, and Disease – Implications for Personalized Therapies."