The microbiome and our health are intricately connected. Research in the areas of the microbiome and probiotics is advancing at a rapid rate. As clinicians, it is imperative to learn more about the bacteria living in and on us. There are invaluable resources that can help facilitate learning more about their unique functions. Incorporating naturally fermented foods is best for promoting long-term health. Probiotics supplementation is not one size fits all so it is important to learn to use the research available to make an impact in patient care. Sponsored by the St. Louis District Dairy Council.
Jaime Capizzi RD, LD, CLC, Sigma Tau Healthscience
1. Learn the history of probiotics and the importance of their unique functions in a healthy diet.
2. Understand the difference between microbiota and microbiome.
3. Be able to identify sources of clinically relevant information on the microbiome.
4. Understand probiotic supplementation options, including food sources and dietary supplements.