Full course description
The Microbiome and Cardiometabolic Disease Masterclass
Format: On-Demand, Self-paced
Presenter: Liz Lipski, PhD
Category: Professional and Continuing Education – Masterclass Package
Credential: Certificate of Completion
CEUs: 2 CEUs for Nutritionists (BCNS, NANP, NTA, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics)*
*Other professional boards than those listed may also offer continuing education and/or financial reimbursement for this program. Please verify with your respective board or organization or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this Master Class, we’ll dive into one specific area of health: The Microbiome and Cardio-Metabolic Disease. New research indicates that imbalances in the microbiome drive inflammation, fatty liver disease, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. We’ll explore this research and discuss clinical pearls to inform your approach to treatment.
With the prevalence of cardio-metabolic disorders reaching pandemic proportions, the search for modifiable causative factors has intensified. One such potential factor is the vast microbial community inhabiting the human gastrointestinal tract, the gut microbiota. For the past decade evidence has accumulated demonstration that distinct changes in gut microbiota composition drives fatty liver disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
This master class will explore the relationship between the gut barrier function and obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. We’ll look at current research and look at practical methods which can heal gut barrier function and balance the microbiota to shift metabolism towards health. We’ll also focus on the role of probiotics, prebiotics and food as therapeutic interventions.
This is Masterclass 2 in the Microbiome Masterclass Series.
As a result of enrolling in this Masterclass, learners will:
- Analyze and describe the relationship between the gut barrier function and obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes;
- Examine current research and recognize practical methods which can heal gut barrier function and balance the microbiota to shift metabolism towards health; and
- Identify the role of probiotics, prebiotics, and food as therapeutic interventions.
- Impact of the Gut Barrier Function
- Research-Based Methods for Healing Gut Barrier Function
- Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Food as Therapeutic Interventions
Nutritionists; dieticians; NTPs; functional medicine practitioners; health & wellness coaches; all other complementary and integrative health practitioners; nurses; allopathic medical professionals; health educators and researchers; anyone interested in learning how to incorporate proven natural wellness practices into patient-care and self-care.
Additional materials required: N/A
What you will get:
Upon purchase, you will gain lifetime access to:
- Masterclass presentation videos
- Masterclass practitioner handouts and learning resources
- Comprehensive information about the microbiome from one of the pioneers and leading experts in the field of digestive wellness
Upon successful completion of all course requirements and assessments, you will receive:
- Verified Certificate of Completion (for each individual course)
- Credential from an accredited Integrative Health University to add to your resume as an advanced specialization
- 2 CEUs for Nutritionists, Holistic Health Professionals, NTPs and RDs (BCNS, NANP, NTA, AND)*
*Other professional boards than those listed may also offer continuing education and/or financial reimbursement for this program.
Liz Lipski is a Professor and the Director of Academic Development for the graduate programs in Nutrition & Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Dr. Lipski holds a PhD in Clinical Nutrition with specialization in Integrative Medicine from the Union Institute, three board certifications in clinical nutrition and one in functional medicine. She is on faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine, the Metabolic Medicine Institute fellowship program. She sits on the boards for Certified International Health Coaches, and the Autism Hope Alliance.
Dr. Lipski has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Nutrition in Clinical Practice and Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, and is the author of several books: Digestive Wellness, The Digestion Connection, Digestive Wellness for Children, and Leaky Gut Syndrome. She co-authored the gastrointestinal chapter for the American Board of Integrative Health and Medicine on study guide, and is a contributing author for Integrative Gastroenterology.
She is the founder of Innovative Healing.
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