Following the success of our practitioner education roadshow in 2017, we’re back this year with a different subject. With the amount of science being published on gut health and the gut microbiota, we thought we’d travel the UK and Ireland focusing on how to make sense of the human microbiome.
Nutrition practitioner and doctoral researcher in clinical neuroscience Miguel Toribio-Mateas will be translating complex science into simple but powerful clinical interventions.
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Scientists are still in the early stages of exploring the gut microbiome, but the body of research documenting how this complex microbial ecosystem is closely linked with our immune, cardiovascular, and even brain function grows daily. The sheer amount of science that’s published can be confusing, particularly because not all of it translates to clinical applications in human health. With a 15-year background in scientific publishing, and half way through a doctors research looking at the interaction between the gut microbiome and brain function in humans, experienced nutrition practitioner Miguel Toribio-Mateas will help you figure out what aspects of science are clinically relevant as opposed to just interesting.
Following an evidence-informed approach, Miguel will cover the following areas in the friendly, workshop / participatory-style he’s known for:
- The gut microbiota and the gastrointestinal microbiome in health and disease: links with irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, and other idiopathic gut issues.
- Functional testing of the gut microbiota/microbiome: different types. Pros and cons.
- The links between the gut microbiota/microbiome and: the cardiovacular system metabolic disorders, e.g. metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus (diabetes type 2)
- The brain, particularly the links between the gut microbiota/microbiome and cognition, anxiety, stress, as well as brain ageing / neurodegeneration.
- The immune system and autoimmunity