Microbiome Masterclass

Welcome to the Thaena® Microbiome Masterclass Series. This curated selection from our annual Microbiome Symposiums highlights innovative and insightful discussions from esteemed doctors and key thought leaders on — you guessed it — the microbiome. Prepare to be wowed by this heavy hitting series.

Featured Expert: Dr. Heather Zwickey, PhD

Meet Dr. Heather Zwickey, PhD, a renowned expert in integrative medicine, specializing in immunology and microbiology. At our 2022 Nutrition + Microbiome Conference, Dr. Zwickey provided an in-depth analysis of the multifaceted roles of the microbiome — from its response to environmental triggers to its profound influence on the body's hormonal, neurological, and immune systems. Her discussion underscores the bidirectional interactions between the microbiome and these systems, illustrating its pivotal role in health and disease.

Microbiome Influencers (Environmental) + Influences (Hormones, Neurotransmitters, Cytokines, and Fluctuations)

Join us for a 1 hr and 18 minute masterclass where Dr. Zwickey delves into the complex web of interactions that the microbiome navigates, influenced by external environmental factors and internal biochemistry. Learn about how the microbiome not only responds to, but also significantly impacts, hormonal balance, neurotransmitter production, cytokine dynamics, and physiological fluctuations, elucidating its critical role in systemic health and immune function.

Note: Navigate between chapters by clicking the appropriate icon on the right of the video's play bar.

Chapter 1: 
Dr. Heather Zwickey, PhD

Chapter 2: 
The Signaling Power of Microbial Metabolites

Chapter 3: 
Exploring SCFAs & Their Impact on Colitis

Chapter 4:
Immune System - Microbiome Interface

Chapter 5:
The Gut-Brain Axis

Chapter 6:
Environmental Impacts on Microbial Harmony

Chapter 7:
Future Questions: Microbiome + Environment

Learn More About Your Expert: Dr. Heather Zwickey, PhD

Dr. Heather Zwickey, PhD is internationally recognized as a leader in the fields of integrative medicine, natural therapies, and the immune system. With a PhD in immunology and microbiology from the University of Colorado and a postdoctoral tenure at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Zwickey has spent 20 years spearheading research in natural medicine. She is a much sought-after speaker at global conferences, where she shares her passion for blending scientific research with holistic health practices. Dr. Zwickey has received numerous awards for her teaching excellence and currently educates future leaders in health at the National University of Natural Medicine, the University of Western States, and the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. Her research interests include Parkinson’s disease, neuroinflammation, the microbiome, and the gut-brain axis.

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Elevate Your Practice:
The Thaena® Provider Education Series

This Masterclass session only scratches the surface; by becoming a Thaena® Provider, you gain access to over 27 hours of premium microbiome content. These CE-tier quality materials are designed to expand your knowledge and transform your practice.

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