Title: Multiple Ways to Support Gut Health
Presenter: Dr Elisabeth Philipps PhD BSc (Hons) BSc Nutr Med
There are an estimated 620,000 patients diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in the UK and up to 20% of the UK population is currently thought to experience some degree of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Stress is one of the main triggers and contributory factors of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, as well as generally compromising digestive function contributing to short- and long-term health issues. With stress being such a widespread issue (85% of UK adults report they regularly experience stress) and such a wide spectrum of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders prevalent throughout the population what can be done to help manage optimal GI function and prevent disease?
The gut microbiota is complex community of bacteria, yeasts and other microorganisms that live in the digestive tract; its composition and diversity is integral to our health. Diet is of course a central issue when it comes to preserving our GI heath, because by eating and digesting we are literally feeding our gut microbiota and influencing its diversity and composition, as well as potentiating our immune response. Functional nutrition therefore provides a unique framework for managing the underlying common causes of GI disease that manifest as different conditions and support optimal health.
Elisabeth will provide an up to date summary of current approaches to successfully managing gut health through nutritional interventions, carefully selected supplements and lifestyle modifications. Reference will be made to real life cases in which nutritional intervention has made a positive difference.
Webinar topics covered include:
- The latest research into the role of gut microbiota in health, GI disease and beyond.
- Inflammation and intestinal permeability in health and disease.
- Pros and cons of different GI health orientated dietary programmes including FODMAPs and anti-inflammatory diet with the exclusion of common food groups such as gluten and dairy.
- Comparing and contrasting different strains of probiotics to effectively manage GI health.
- How to use Saccharomyces boulardii to support adverse effects of stress and antibiotics on GI function.
- Clinical application of relevant GI supplements including digestive enzymes, curcumin, pancreatic and gallbladder support for optimal digestion.
- Environmental and infective triggers of GI disease and stress management for optimal gut health.
This comprehensive webinar will provide you with a complete and effective framework for managing GI health with practical information on successful functional nutrition programmes. A full set of scientifically referenced slides and recording of the webinar are included in the investment price.
References: Molodecky NA, Soon IS, Rabi DM, et al. Increasing incidence and prevalence of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases with time, based on systematic review. Gastroenterology 2012;142:46–54