class: The Human Gut Microbiome: A three part study

Please note: This event will be filmed for our online library.

This 3 CEU class is targeted for Registered Dietitians and licensed health professionals. Eligibility is currently pending: RD – ADA CPEU.

This class is broken up into three segements:

Current Research on the Human Gut Microbiome
9:00 -9:55 a.m.
Alexandra Kazaks PhD, RDN, CDE

Alexandra will provide an up-to-date view of gut microbiota and how they function as both consumers of nutrients and as producers of nutrients and metabolic signals.

Learning objectives:

Identify known functions of the microbiota in nutrient metabolism and metabolic signaling.
Explain factors that impact the initiation of, and the potential alterations, in the microbiota
throughout the human life cycle.
Identify the risks and benefits in attempting to manipulate an individuals gut ecosystem via
probiotics and synbiotics.

How to Support the Microbiome with Food
10:00 – 10:50 a.m.
Cynthia Lair

Cynthia's will demonstrate how to make foods that provide the body with friendly-bacteria and feed the already-existing microbiota. Learning objectives:

Prepare foods that provide the body with friendly bacteria, and that feed the already existing microbiota.
Explain the impact of cultured and fermented foods on supporting the microbiota while also enhancing digestion and nutrient metabolism.
Describe the roles that food fiber plays in supporting the microbiota.

How to Support the Microbiome with Supplements
11:00 – 11:50
Kelly Morrow, MS, RDN

Learning objectives:

Identify quality probiotic supplements by interpreting products labels. Compare and contract various probiotic species for their efficacy in managing specific disease states. Explain both the risks and the benefits of probiotic supplement use for a range of patient conditions.

Location: Class will start in room 220 and shift to the Nutrician Kitchen (room 8) for a cooking demonstration by Cynthia Lair. . Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Please Bring: Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).

Course Fee Professionals $100.00

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