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Fasano, FREE: Early Nutrition Influences Microbiome, Disease

SUMMARY:   Our food choices are fundamental for health.  The next Integrated Functional Medicine Grand Rounds installment with Cleveland Clinic is coming up on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Listen, for FREE as Dr. Alessio FASANO, MD speaks on How Early Nutrition Influences Microbiome, Disease.  This is an incredible opportunity officially titled:  How Early Nutrition Influences Gut Microbiome and Metabolic Profiles in Health and Disease: Shifting From a Disease-Centered Approach to Patient-Oriented Functional Medicine.  For background, I have followed Dr. Fasano’s work for ages.  He is a leading gut inflammation light who put Celiac Disease, and Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, on the map in the US when all US health agencies literally told him those were “across the pond”.  When that happens, you know you are about to make a major break thru that will ruffle lots of feathers.  He persevered, and his findings will re-write the medical books.  Those findings opened the doors for what is now understood as:  Gut permeability ⇒ immune stimulation ⇒ inflammation ⇒ gut and systemic  ramifications ⇒ autoimmune and chronic disease.   Listen in to Dr. Fasano, FREE,  Early Nutrition Influences Microbiome, Disease!

Your doc wasn’t taught this nor are they likely talking to you about microbiome and inflammation and how to move off the spectrum of inflammation, autoimmune and chronic disease. That is sad because many are learning about microbiome and changing diet and lifestyle to reduce that inflammatory microbiome disease tone.  You can too by restoring and optimizing your microbiome.  Contact me for the EASY How-To — that doesn’t break the bank either.

Listen in to Dr. Fasano, FREE,  Early Nutrition Influences Microbiome, Disease!

REGISTER HERE,  How Early Nutrition Influences Gut Microbiome and Metabolic Profiles in Health and Disease: Shifting From a Disease-Centered Approach to Patient-Oriented Functional Medicine.

The Live Broadcast:  Tuesday, December 13, at 7 am EDT, with a rebroadcast at 7 am PDT. Participate in a live chat featuring IFM staff and educators.

Online Streaming:  Online streaming will be available for free for 24 hours following the live event.


Details of How Early Nutrition Influences Gut Microbiome and Metabolic Profiles in Health and Disease: Shifting From a Disease-Centered Approach to Patient-Oriented Functional Medicine.

In a free Grand Rounds lecture presented by the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and The Institute for Functional Medicine, learn about the latest research on:

  • Biomarkers of gut function and the evolving interactions between the health of the microbiome and the metabolome.
  • Both current and historical factors that play important roles in gut health including the important roles played by diet, nutritional history, and gut permeability.

Presenter bio:  Alessio Fasano, MD,  is a Linus Pauling award winner on the forefront of research into intestinal barrier permeability and the long-term effects of early-life nutrition on the microbiome, metabolome, and immune system function.

  • W. Allan Walker Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).
  • Chief of Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at MGHfC.
  • Founder and Director of Center for Celiac Research and Treatment in 1996.  His visionary research, which established the rate of celiac disease at one in 133 people, led to the awareness of celiac disease as a growing public health problem in the US.
  • Director of Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center (MIBRC) at MGHfC.  In 2000, he and his team discovered the protein zonulin, opening up the door to a new way of looking at the function of intestinal permeability, not only as it affects the gut, but also what role it plays in both inflammation and autoimmunity throughout the body. Current research directed by Dr. Fasano encompasses both basic science focused on bacterial pathogenesis, the gut microbiome and intestinal mucosal biology, as well as translational science focused on interventional clinical trials in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
  • Associate Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Basic, Clinical and Translational Research, MGHfC.

Ongoing work:  Led by Dr. Fasano, MIBRC researchers are looking at how qualitative or quantitative defects in the regulation of the immune system and the role of dysbiosis can lead to the onset and progression of celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders. Dr. Fasano’s objective is to understand the molecular mechanisms of the host’s functional and immune response to specific organisms and develop preventive strategies for autoimmune disorders.


A good starter YouTube for hearing Dr. Fasano, if you are new to his work, is: Cross Talk Between Gut & Brain – A Fasano, MD

embellishment7I am passing on a great learning resource from an incredible leading light on gut health, inflammation, autiommune, and chronic disease, Dr. Alessio Fasano!  Hope you listen in!

Best in Health thru Awareness,

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2 thoughts on “Fasano, FREE: Early Nutrition Influences Microbiome, Disease”

  1. Hi Patricia, I just came across your name and would like to connect. I applaud your work. Your website is fantastic and I would like to join forces at some point. Our organization www,armimovement.com is advocating for medical treatment for autism and related disorders. Prevention is a critical component of our work and we are now looking at ways to educate on preconception maternal health optimization and enhanced pre-natal care focusing on development of a healthy microbiome. Can I add you to our list of supported networks?
    Best regards,
    Lisa Stephenson

    1. Hi Lisa. Thank you for your kind words. I need to first look over you website before agreeing to support. As you know, I do a lot of work with autism and am happy that others such as yourself, are joining the effort to voice their findings. Autism is truly an N=1 when successful diet and lifestyle intervention is learned for unique individuals. Researchers are very interested in this as the science now makes clear, the microbiome is uniquely different and these factors, when pooled successfully, explain the N=1. Awareness of those factors helps others to noodle their applicability for their unique situation. Most important too, the researchers consider those factors for study. That is the MAJOR shift now occurring in research, to listen to the patients, and your effort, using social media, puts it out there so the researchers can hear what is working for this patient population.

      My post yesterday, MICROBIOME: PARKINSON’S BEGINS IN GUT shares the study just now published, that is the collaborative work of many labs I work with, and is particularly relevant to autism and other neurological conditions even though its focus is Parkinson’s. The Mazmanaian study now puts on the map the link between microbiome and brain inflammation and motor skills, turning theory to proof, for mice at least. For your group, this finding translated to theurapeutics motivates your pateint population to absolutely use diet to optimize the microbiome. My autism parents see over 40% improvement, at least! This study is the science behind why that is occuring.

      Let me have some time to look over your website, and I’ll certainly get back to you. Thank you again for reaching out! Best, Patty

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