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.
- 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
Type II Diabetes
Probiotics & Weight Loss
Probiotics and IBS/GI Health
Probiotics and Cardiovascular Health
Probiotics & Immunity
Allison uses her background as a food and nutrition expert to help others adopt healthier living. Frequently asked to contribute to nutrition, wellness and family life blogs and publications. She also frequently speaks to community groups and leads seminars on nutrition, balanced diet and disease prevention. As Guiding Stars’ Consulting Dietitian, Allison supports Guiding Stars partners in using the Guiding Stars nutritional algorithm to educate the communities they serve.
Her thoughts on nutrition can be also found in her Guiding Stars health and wellness blog. Allison also serves as a Retail Dietitian for Hannaford Supermarket, a Guiding Stars retail partner. Her professional journey also includes maintaining a private practice, which emphasizes a non-diet approach and increasing mindful eating as the key to making better food choices and healthy living. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two young children and her dog Josie.
Kitty is a member of the Guiding Stars Scientific Advisory Panel, a panel of experts in the fields of nutrition and public health, formed to develop a set of criteria which resulted in the design of a now patented algorithm used to analyze food products. Kitty is also a food and nutrition communications expert and the owner of NutriComm Inc., a marketing and communications company that services food manufacturers, trade groups and public relations firms nationwide.
Previously on the editorial staff at Good Housekeeping magazine, she has written many magazine articles and contributes regularly to a variety of publications and websites, including the Guiding Stars blog. Kitty is also the co-author of several cookbooks. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and several of the association’s practice groups, she served two terms of service as the president of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Kitty is also an adjunct instructor in the nutrition department at Southern Maine Community College. A mother to two young adults, she resides in South Portland, Maine with her husband.