Beyond SIBO: The Small Intestinal Microbiome in Health & Disease

October 12, 2023
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In recent decades, it has become evident that the microbial communities that colonize the digestive tract impact health profoundly. Due to its relative inaccessibility, the small intestinal microbiome has been less well-studied than the microbiomes present in the oral cavity and large intestine.

However, research advances over the past few years have begun to yield exciting new insights into the role of small intestinal microbes — including normal commensals and opportunistic pathogens — in a variety of diseases and conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, food sensitivities and intolerances, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune disorders, and many others.

In addition, research into the small intestinal microbiome is contributing to the development of a more integrative, systems-biology view of important interactions among the microbiome, digestive physiology, and mucosal immunity all along the digestive tract.

In this webinar, Tom Fabian, Ph.D., CNTP, will explain how comprehensive gut health testing using the GI-MAP test, combined with this emerging holistic understanding of the microbiome of the digestive tract, can help practitioners gain deeper clinical insights into their patients’ gastrointestinal health status. 


Thomas Fabian, PhD, CNTP

Dr. Fabian is a leading expert on the role of the microbiome in health, immune function, chronic disease, and aging. His primary focus is on the clinical application of research in the microbiome and mucosal immunology fields in integrative and functional medicine. After receiving his PhD in molecular biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, he conducted aging-related research in the biotechnology industry. More recently, he has served as a consultant in the microbiome testing field. Currently, Dr. Fabian serves as a translational science consultant and science advisor with Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory, and is a Science Advisory Board member with Designs for Health.

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