IntegrativePractitioner.com feature content on the human microbiome and the role of microbes in overall health.

October 26, 2016

degenerative conditionsThe Role of Microbiome Diversity in Health and Disease

presented by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM

Immune and inflammatory mechanisms play pivotal roles in a vast array of degenerative conditions including

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August 10, 2016

Why Healing the Gut Matters and How to Do It  presented by Susan Blum, MD, MPHStudies show that Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Spondylarthritis (SpA) are associated with altered gut flora and dysbiosis and that dysbiosis and leaky gut can cause systemic inflammation. Therefore, if different probiotic species are active in immune modulation and improvement in

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June 24, 2016

Infant gut colonization is influenced by a number of different factors including breastfeeding, cesarean delivery and antibiotic use. The infant gut has been shown to be particularly susceptible to alterations of the resident microbiota. Changes in

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June 13, 2016

gut-microbiomeThe Gut Balance Revolution

 presented by Gerard Mullin, MD

This recorded

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June 8, 2016

tickAnswers for Chronic Fatiguing/Musculoskeletal Illness 

 Presented by Richard Horowitz,

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May 4, 2016

The loss of diversity and lack of biodiversity in the global ecology, soil health, and human microbiome has a direct relationship to our overall human health. Excessively sterile environments, diets low in plant fiber, repeated exposure to antibiotics, and aging all decrease microbial diversity and a lack of microbial species richness and phylogenetic diversity

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April 13, 2016

The concept that the gut and the brain are closely connected, and that this interaction plays an important part not only in gastrointestinal function but also in certain feeling states and in intuitive decision making, is deeply rooted in our language. Recent neurobiological insights into this gut–brain crosstalk have revealed a complex, bidirectional

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April 8, 2016

Dysbiosis of the Gut MicrobiotaThe sheer size of the gut microbiota is staggering. There are 10 times the number of bacterial cells living in the human body as there are human cells, and 100 times the number of bacterial genes to sequence in a person's microbiome than genes in a human genome. Most

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