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Microbiome Related Pathophysiology + Diagnoses (1.5 General CE Credit)

Nutrition + The Microbiome Conference: The Environmental Influencers of Microbial Health


After reviewing the basic components of the microbiome, this session will dive into the factors in early childhood, medications, and diet that impact the microbiome.


  1. Review Gut/Brain axis related conditions and symptoms.

  2. Review the role of the Gut/Brain axis in regards to how microbial influencers and influences can impact the pathophysiology of related conditions.

  3. Discuss how the microbiome influences ASD and vice versa.

  4. Discuss the pathophysiology of how the microbiome can, and does, affect


Heather Zwickey, PhD brings light and positivity to her role as the Director of Communication and Innovation at Thaena.  Heather earned a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Zwickey went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship and teach at Yale University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Zwickey launched the Helfgott Research Institute and established the School of Graduate Studies at the National University of Natural Medicine. She currently co-leads an NIH funded clinical research training program focused on training the next generation of integrative medicine researchers. She speaks at conferences world-wide.

Andrea McBeth, ND is an innovative researcher, clinician, and thought leader in the microbiome field. She has vast experience in a variety of lab research settings and previously worked in molecular biology and biomedical engineering at OHSU in Portland, Oregon. Dr. McBeth, along with Dr. Dobner, co-founded Flora Medicine, an integrative clinic based out of Portland, Oregon specializing in functional GI issues and the microbiome. 

A biochemist by training, Dr. McBeth’s technical science background and passion for patient advocacy drives her safety first approach to her work with therapeutics. She is also spending her ‘free time’ as adjunct faculty for the school of graduate studies at NUNM, teaching a basic microbiome class and the influence of nutrition on the microbiome.


1.5 General CE Credit - American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

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