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Supporting Your Microbiome with Nutrition (6 CEs) Various Dates & Locations Available

January 28, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

More Than a Gut Feeling – Supporting Your Microbiome with Nutrition.

This one day in person event aims to explore the microbiome from an overview, detox, nutrition, and hormone point of view.

Objective: By the end of this seminar attendees will understand the microbiome and the many factors that may affect the microbiome.

Session 1 – 1 hour
Get to Know the Gut – Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD, MBA
In this session, Dr. Ghannoum will review the microbiome community.  He will discuss the various members of that community and how a disrupted balance can influence health.

Session 2 – 1 hour
Detox and the Gut – Robert Bonakdar, MD and Sara LeBrun-Blashka, MS
In this session, Dr. Bonakdar and Sara LeBrun-Blashka will discuss the role of nutrition and detoxification for approaching pain. Discussion of gut-brain axis and specific nutrients related to pain will be presented.  A comprehensive approach to reducing pain will be reviewed and specific interventions for intervening will be outlined.

Session 3 – .5 hour
Panel Discussion –
Mahmoud Ghannoum and Robert Bonakdar/Sara LeBrun-Blashka
During this session Dr. Ghannoum, Dr. Bonakdar and Sara LeBrun Blashka will discuss the microbiome from the perspective of a scientist, a medical doctor and a nutritionist. The session will provide clarity on topics presented and lock-in learning through discussion.

Session 4 – 1 hour Phytonutrients Role in the Gut – Jen Stagg, ND
In this session, Dr. Stagg will look at the beneficial role of phytonutrients and how they influence the microbiome. She will review research exploring this connection and discuss incorporating these in patient protocols.

Session 5 – 1 hour SIBO and the Gut – Robin Foroutan, MS, RDN, HHC
In this session, Robin Foroutan will discuss the etiology and presentation of SIBO. She will outline an approach for managing SIBO, including relevant lab markers and nutritional interventions. A case study will be presented

Session 6 – 1 hour Hormones and the Gut – Kimberly Besuden, DC
In this session, Dr. Besuden will look at the enteroendocrine system (EECs)and the direct connection between EECs and the nervous system. Hormonal interactions that influence the gut will be outlined and the ‘inflammatory microbiome’ will be discussed, along with biomarkers for assessing.

Session 7 – .5 hour Panel Discussion – Jen Stagg, ND, Robin Foroutan, Kimberly Besuden
During this session Dr. Stagg, Dr. Dr. Besuden and Robin Foroutan will discuss the microbiome from the perspectives of their field of practice.  The session will provide clarity on topics presented and lock-in learning through discussion.

Total Hours and Duration: 6 hours and 6 CEC’s

Locations: Various in person events with light breakfast provided.

Saturday, January 28
North Charleston Marriott
4770 Goer Drive
North Charleston, SC 29406

Saturday, March 18
DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Central Park
4040 Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80216

Saturday, May 20
Fairfield Inn Santa Clarita Valencia
25340 The Old Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91381

Saturday, July 15
DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh Monroeville Convention Center
101 Mall Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146

Saturday, August 5
Hilton Garden Inn Detroit/Novi
27355 Cabaret Drive
Novi, MI 48377


January 28, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm