Continuing Education 

Gut Microbiota 2024

Dan Weinert, D.C., Ph.D. presents this 2-hour class. The gut microbiome is a community of microorganisms that performs synergistic immune and metabolic functions to achieve homeostatic balance providing health benefits to the host. Dysfunction or dysbiosis can lead to a myriad of health issues. Dr. Weinert contrasts dietary prebiotics with probiotic supplements, discusses the key physical and chemical components of the intestinal barrier, and explains how a compromised intestinal barrier fosters inflammation and disease. He emphasizes how well-fed bacteria, kept in the right place, promote gut and whole-body health. Finally, he discusses how certain factors (e.g., antibiotics/NSAIDs/sweeteners) potentially compromise gut health.  This information may play a key role in identifying and managing patient health.



Module 1 Outline
  • Gut microbiome defined
    • 2000 distinct species of bacteria
    • 100 trillion bacteria
    • Genome 150 times greater than the human host
    • GI tract is the most densely colonized organ
  • QUIZ



Module 2 Outline
  • How does the instestine help maintain overall health?
  • What happens when there is a breach?
  • What are pattern recognition receptors?
  • How does the body recognize bacteria in the wrong place?
  • QUIZ



Module 3 Outline
  • Physical barrier
  • Chemical barrier
  • QUIZ



Module 4 Outline
  • Prebiotics
  • Short chain fatty acids
  • QUIZ



Module 5 Outline
  • What is the ideal composition of gut microorganisms?
    • What at the colon's two dominant phyla?
  • Diet and lifestyle change composition
  • Probiotics
  • Edible products
  • QUIZ



Module 6 Outline
  • How do these impact the gut?
    • Antibiotics
    • NSAIDS
    • Sweeteners
    • Intermittent Fasting
  • QUIZ




Dan Weinert, D.C., Ph.D.

CE Hours



Each module contains a video presentation and a short quiz.  You must view the video prior to taking the quiz. 
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