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.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Review the role that early childhood development play in microbiome associated disease development
Assess the impact pharmaceuticals have on the microbiome
- Differentiate the roles foods and diets impact the bacterial species and
diversity of the microbiome
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.
CONTINUING EDUCATION APPROVAL
1 General + 0.5 Pharmacology CE Credit - American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)