Probiotics Primer: The Connection Between Food, The Body and Good Bacteria

(Recorded Thursday, May 17, 2017 2:00 PM ET. CPE Credit for this webinar is valid for one year from the recording date.)

What is the real connection between your diet and the health of your gut? Alli and Kit will explain the latest research around “good” bacteria (probiotics), including how probiotics impact both gut health and overall health, as well as the implications of recommending probiotics in a clinical or community setting.

Participants will be able to:

  • Report on recent research on probiotics and physical health
  • Discuss the potential impact of probiotics on chronic disease and overall wellbeing
  • Understand the foods that offer probiotics and how to incorporate them into a regular diet
  • Share science and education gained with patients, clients, consumers, colleagues, students and others to increase their knowledge and encourage greater future understanding of this timely topic

This webinar is approved for one CPE credit for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered. Meets learning codes 5220, 4040, and 2080.

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Primary Resources

Infographic on Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics “Probiotics and Prebiotics: Creating a Healthier You,” 2016 online.

IFIC Functional Foods Fact Sheet: Probiotics & Prebiotics

Great introductory animated video about microbiome (from NPR)

From Yaks to Yogurt: The History, Development, and Current Use of Probiotics

Additional Resources

Food Allergies

http://journals.lww.com/co-pediatrics/Abstract/2016/12000/The_role_of_the_gut_microbiota_in_food_allergy.14.aspx

http://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(14)01737-0/abstract

Age-Related Inflammation

http://www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com/en/gut-microbiota-linked-age-associated-inflammation/

http://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/abstract/S1931-3128(17)30112-9

Weight Gain/Overweight

http://www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com/en/short-term-dieting-leave-lasting-mark-gut-microbiome-according-new-mouse-study/

http://www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com/en/inflammation-gut-microbiota-obesity-whats-link/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5045147/

Type II Diabetes

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5045147/

Probiotics & Weight Loss

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160711092643.htm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21697819

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24299712

Probiotics and IBS/GI Health

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4288088/

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jcp.25911/full

Probiotics and Cardiovascular Health

http://circres.ahajournals.org/content/circresaha/early/2015/09/09/CIRCRESAHA.115.306807.full.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17183312

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4644874/

Probiotics & Immunity

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4006993/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24499072