The Microbiome Series


Join us for an insightful look into one of today's trending health topics, the microbiome.

The microbiome has been proven to influence myriad health issues including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Mood Disorders, Autoimmune Diseases and more.


Robert RountreeThe Human Microbiome: Its Impact on Our Lives and Our Health

Take some time to learn about the gut and its impact on patient health from Dr. Robert Rountree.


General Overview
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The Bacterial Microbiome: By the Numbers

Sept, 2016 Available

Learn how diversity and relative abundance impact a healthy microbiome. You'll be surprised to know how few patients have the optimal percentage of beneficial bacteria!


Gut Microbiota
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Gut Microbiota, Immunity, & Disease

Sept, 2016 Available

A healthy gut leads to a healthy immune system and influences the development of inflammatory/autoimmune diseases. In this episode, learn about commensal bacteria and which ones support a healthy immune system.


Todd LePineAnalyzing the Gut Microbiome for Improvement in Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes

In the next episodes, we introduce Dr. Todd LePine , who reveals key information about the microbiome.


The Big Picture
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The Big Picture

Sept, 2016 Available

Dr. LePine explains the importance of looking at the overall bacterial species that comprise a patient's microbiome. Learn about Polymerase Chain Reaction testing that is used to test Commensal Bacteria in GI Effects® and how it has helped pinpoint the population of the microbiome in a way that was previously less effective for anaerobic bacteria.


Biodiversity
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Biodiversity in the Human Gut

Sept, 2016 Available

Why check a patient's biodiversity? Because individuals with disease are more likely to have gut alterations. Learn what the microbiome can reveal about obesity, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and more.


Fat Bugs
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Fat Bugs

Sept, 2016 Available

Fat bugs are bacterial species that are linked to obesity. In this video, learn what the fat bugs are and the optimal ratio needed for optimal health. Listen as Dr. LePine explains how fat bugs are not necessarily good or bad and how the microbiota impacts everything from energy to hormonal dysfunction.


Type 2 Diabetes
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Gut Microbiota in Human Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Sept, 2016 Available

The link between the gut microbiome and insulin resistance and patients with Type 2 Diabetes is astounding. In fact, the bacterial composition of a healthy patient compared to one with Type 2 Diabetes is markedly different. By evaluating the microbiome using GI Effects®, it is possible to balance the gut and impact a patient’s diabetic status.


High Fat Diet
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The Influence of a High Fat Diet

Sept, 2016 Available

You've heard of intestinal permeability. It's almost as popular a topic as the microbiome is. In this Episode, view an informational chart that shows the impact of a high fat diet on intestinal permeability and other health challenges.


To learn more about the tests mentioned in the presentation, please review the following profiles:

GI Effects<sup>®</sup>

GI Effects®

The GI Effects Stool Profile is an advanced stool test that provides immediate, actionable clinical information for the management of gut health.

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NutrEval<sup>®</sup> FMV

NutrEval® FMV

Unlike any other nutritional assessments, NutrEval FMV provides a framework of core nutrients in 5 key areas: Antioxidants, B Vitamins, Digestive Support, Essential Fatty Acids, and Minerals.

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NutrEval<sup>®</sup> FMV

NutrEval® Plasma

NutrEval Plasma is a nutritional test designed to identify optimal health imbalances and determine possible nutritional deficiencies leading to chronic conditions.

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Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis 2.0 (CDSA 2.0)

Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis 2.0 (CDSA 2.0)

The Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis 2.0 (CDSA 2.0) offers unique insight into overall gastrointestinal health by assessing advanced biomarkers.