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Heather Zwickey, PhD - The Crossroads: Microbiome, Mitochondria, and Oxidative Stress (1 General CE Credit)

2023 Thaena Microbiome Symposium - The Rise of Oxidative Stress + Chronic Inflammation: An Ecosystem Approach.


Communication between the microbiome and their host can play a number of important physiological roles in inflammation and oxidative stress. As the microbiome metabolizes food, it produces several metabolites that impact the mitochondria and the immune system to influence oxidative stress. Moreover, microbial metabolism controls mitochondrial replication which helps to determine how much energy we generate and consume. In this talk, we will explore the relationship between food, the microbiome, mitochondria, and oxidative stress.



  1. List microbial metabolites that impact mitochondrial function.
  2. Discuss mitochondrial function and oxidative stress.
  3. Describe the relationship between the microbiome, mitochondria and oxidative stress.
  4. Apply therapeutic strategies that impact mitochondria and oxidative stress. 


    Heather Zwickey is recognized internationally as an expert and educator in the fields of integrative medicine, natural therapies and the immune system. Dr. Zwickey has been leading natural medicine research for 20 years. She has a Ph.D. in immunology and microbiology from the University of Colorado and completed her postdoc at Yale School of Medicine. Heather speaks at conferences world-wide, sharing her enthusiasm for integrative medicine and science. She’s won many awards for teaching and currently teaches at the National University of Natural Medicine, the University of Western States and the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. Dr. Zwickey’s research focuses on Parkinson’s disease, neuroinflammation, the microbiome, and the gut-brain axis.



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

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