Metabolic Syndrome & the Microbiome: Core Therapeutics for a Common Condition

Sponsored by Biocidin Botanicals

Let’s not sugarcoat it: Metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance affect over 30% of the adult population in the US. Understanding the significant role the gut microbiome plays in regulating blood sugar and metabolism is key to helping patients successfully deal with this common condition. Join Dr. Jocelyn Strand, ND, Director of Clinical Education and Research at Biocidin Botanicals®️, and Dr. Jill Carnahan as they share the latest science related to the microbiome and blood-sugar regulation.

You will come away with a better understanding of:

Learning Objective #1: How the gut microbiome influences satiety, gut barrier integrity, and insulin resistance

Learning Objective #2: Novel therapeutic targets that may restore gut microbiome health

Learning Objective #3: How a healthy microbiome helps to prevent obesity

Meet your speakers: 

Jocelyn Strand, ND, is Director of Clinical Education and Research for Biocidin Botanicals. She brings both a reverence for botanicals and a passion for science to her role. Dr. Strand monitors and participates in research, trains clinicians, and is a respected and engaging speaker. Before joining Biocidin Botanicals in 2019, Dr. Strand was a primary care provider in private practice for 11 years through the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. She specialized in GI system disorders, Lyme disease, and autoimmune conditions.

Jill Carnahan, MD, is a physician and functional medicine practitioner board certified in both family medicine and integrative holistic medicine. She is the Medical Director of Flatiron Functional Medicine, a clinic that specializes in searching for the underlying triggers that contribute to illness through tailored lab testing and a broad range of clinical protocols and services.

Considered an expert in the field of functional medicine, Dr. Jill has been featured in Shape, Parade, Forbes, MindBodyGreen, First for Women, and The Huffington Post and has appeared as a guest on NBC News. Herself a survivor of breast cancer, Crohn’s disease, and toxic mold illness, Dr. Jill recently authored the memoir, Unexpected: Finding Resilience through Functional Medicine, Science, and Faith.

This presentation was originally offered at the 2024 Integrative Healthcare Symposium in New York City.

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