SUMMARY: Microbiome CME!!! If you are a healthcare provider or medical professional, attend this CME Microbiome. Disease, Therapeutics, and Nutrition at UPMC Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, October 25, 2017, Assembly Hall, noon–1PM! The new discovery of the microbiome, a 2 to 3 pound organ having a key role in over 70 percent of our immunity, is a paradigm shift changing up our understanding of physiological and psychological health and disease. This CME shares current no–nonsense evidence of what the microbiome is and includes valuable insights into what is overselling the microbiome. Click here for the PDF: CME Microbiome. Disease, Therapeutics, and Nutrition, Oct 25, 2017, UPMC Passavant Hospital. LEARN eye-opening insights and actionable tips about the KEY role the microbiome plays in your organ of choice, in chronic disease (2/3 of deaths in Allegheny County are attributed to chronic disease) including hypertension, heart disease (this leading cause of death, at 30% in Allegheny County, is higher compared to the state of PA), diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, cognition, Alzheimer’s, IBD, IBS, MS, and more, as well as its role in increasing drug efficacy and prevention of medication failures. Listen as local patients share how they use evidence–based microbiome therapeutics to induce and maintain remission for autoimmune disease, and learn about the Pittsburgh—based cohort forming for inclusion in upcoming leading light microbiome researcher, Dr. Rob Knight, UCSF studies looking at ferment consumer gut microbiomes (see bio below). Bottom line — DON’T MISS THIS CME — Healthcare provider, medical professional, AND patient education/awareness of this organ is the “why” that causes patient diet and lifestyle behavior changes that moves them OFF diseasespan. The only way to do better is to know better. —poet Maya Angelou. The point of CME is to try to move the field and do right by our patients. Attend and LEARN the role of this new player in the organ/disease of your choice!
SUMMARY: I always share good worthwhile Workshops. Here’s your chance to participate in a FREE Workshop led by Dr. Mark Hyman’s group. He calls it a Detox Workshop, but it actually is going to get you off the sugar and carb addiction roller coaster. This Dr. Hyman Free 10 Day Detox Challenge is something everyone should try! What you learn will change your health and help to keep you off, or move you off, the diseasespan! Dr. Hyman is the Director the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine which opened in 2014. Since then, it has expanded twice to accommodate more patients, and the wait list at the start of 2017 was still 3,000 patients. Good luck getting seen there! Dr. Hyman is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of The Huffington Post, and was a regular medical contributor on many television shows including CBS This Morning, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and The View, Katie and The Dr. Oz Show. Participating in one of his Workshops… WELL… It doesn’t get much better than that! Sign up. NOW!!!
SUMMARY: I want to let you know about this amazing 3rd annual Citizens of the World Wellness Conference, that you can attend, hosted by The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill on May 5, 2017, in Greensburg, PA. This year, “Lifespan Rhythms: A Focus on Memory, Hormones, and Vitality” is the theme. Come and learn the latest studies about the Vitality, Memory, Hormones link. Expert speakers throughout the day will discuss how to support families across the lifespan with a focus on MEMORY IMPAIRMENT. I participated in last years conference and am thrilled to do so again this year. I don’t normally give you a heads up of opportunities like this unless they are truely worthwhile learning opportunities. This conference makes my cut! If you can attend, you’ll leave with a boatleg of practical information! Come learn about the Vitality, Memory, Hormones link.
Summary: If you are in the Pittsburgh area, stop in and hear the “Introduction to Microbiome”presentation April 19, 2017 over at the Camelot’s Columbian Room. Why is this presentation really important? The microbiome is a newly discovered organ where over 70% of your immunity resides AND many inflammatory and chronic diseases (from Type 2 Diabetes, to autoimmune, to dementia and Alzheimer’s) have been found, beginning about 2013, to have a microbiome inflammatory skew. Diet and lifestyle hugely alters our microbiome constituent members in pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory directions (see posts here and here). The “Introduction to Microbiome” presentation explains what the microbiome is and factors that impact it for the good and bad. These findings are out of the key microbiome labs that have made pivotal contributions to our understanding of the microbiome. To know where you are going microbiome-wise, you need to know where you’ve been microbiome-wise, and that means getting your arms around all the factors that impact it, good and bad. You will better understand the state of your microbiome (and your families) and leave rethinking how food and lifestyle can better your microbiomes which it can, immensely. The microbiome is a newly discovered organ we need to support for sure, and from the current disease epidemics, we are obviously not doing a very good job. How bad are our microbiomes? The National Institutes of Health’s “Human Microbiome Project” was billed as a “road map” of human microbes. But as Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, a microbiologist at New York University who is working to repopulate C-Section newborn skewed microbiomes said, the effort is “really the American Microbiome Project; it’s not the “Human Microbiome Project.” — How the Western Diet Has Derailed Our Evolution? Come… learn!
Summary: Just sharing a fun educational event, that literally could change your health, wellness, and vitality, occurring this Sunday, February 26, 2017, in Pittsburgh should you be nearby. The FREE event is the SECOND Pittsburgh Fermentation Festival or read the Ferment Festival Facebook page. I’ll be attending and talking about how ferment consumers and vendors can become a cohort for upcoming American Gut fermenting microbiome studies! Last year I profiled many for participation and if you missed that, but still want in, or to ask me ANY question on microbiome, ferments, diet, and health, stop by my table and let’s catch up! Added onto this year’s Ferment Festival… attend the potluck night Saturday night! BONUS: See below for Cleveland Clinic, “5 Reasons You Should Add More Fermented Foods to Your Diet.” Share this post to pass on the info!
Summary: Looking forward to giving today’s Microbiome Introduction Presentation! Rather amazing that many of the healing diet vegetable and fruit tenets, being micronutrient, phytonutrient, and antioxidant rich AND containing fiber that actually nourishes the microbiome, follow the vegetable and fruit recommendations from the cancer centers like Dana-Farber Brigham Women’s! Bonus of the healing diets is that they contain healthy fats that permit the absorption of those necessary food components!
Summary: Just sharing a fun educational event, that literally could change your health, wellness, and vitality, occurring Friday October 14 thru Sunday, October 16, 2016, in Portland should you be nearby. I especially highly recommend catching the keynote speaker, Friday October 14, 2016, Dr. Embriette Hyde present “Redefining Human: Living and Eating in a Microbiome World”. Embriette is Program Manager for THE AMERICAN GUT PROJECT and works for KNIGHT LAB at the University of California San Diego. Earlier this year I worked with Embriette and Knight lab on profiling Pittsburgh ferment gut consumers for upcoming Knight Lab probiotic studies. Without a doubt, Embriette’s Keynote presentation will be awesome! If you can make it, register for Embriette’s talk, Knight Lab, Workshops, Portland, here. Please let us know in the comments your thoughts if you are fortunate enough to attend!
SUMMARY: Following the May 26 Treesdale seminar, you wanted to know practically how to improve microbiome health. You now understand it exists, it is changeable, and it is behind 70% of immunity. So here it is: attend the Salad and Dressings WorkShop in Wexford, PA! You know you have got to nourish your trillions of microbiome beasties and that certain fats are best till the dust settles on the other oils and their associations to disease. For those unable to attend, read the prebiotic and probiotic discussion in this post for tips for those two true microbiome supporting salad components. If you are local, come learn how to put it all together!
SUMMARY: Sharing more Microbiome Awareness conversation from the May 26 seminar, so that all can benefit, even those unable to attend! Learn great microbiome support tips! Amaze yourself with how much you actually learned and know! Comment if I don’t touch on your thoughts; lets continue the conversation!
Background and more on our bio
Dana Grau and I spoke at the Microbiome Awareness Seminar. We explained what the microbiome is and included discussion of diet and lifestyle impact to the microbiome which affects its health. 70+ percent our immunity resides in the health of the microbiome and that microbial community then plays a key role in determining your health:
SUMMARY: Microbiome Awareness TMAO was summarized in the May 26th seminar, and I suggested condiment size portions for red meat regardless of meat quality (pastured or confined feed lot operations). Carnitine in red meat acts as an antioxidant and plays a crucial role in the mitochondria—the energy-producing structures in cells—notably in muscles, including heart muscle. But carnitine has a dark side — TMAO. This post shares TMAO follow-up so that all can benefit, even those unable to attend! A subsequent post will share more conversation from that evening, but TMAO is a lot of good information, and it deserves a post of its own.