Understanding the Importance of Personalization, Precision & Postbiotics for Gut Microbiome Health

Sunday, October 9
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 170666


The current excitement about the microbiome includes wide-ranging promises about the relationship between a healthy microbiome and gut health, chronic conditions, and beyond. However, a key piece in the gut-health puzzle may not just be the residential bacteria strains in the gut, but rather the bioactive compounds they produce. New and emerging evidence-based research is improving our understanding of how the short-chain fatty acids produced by our probiotic flora act to improve gut health and potentially reduce chronic disease risk. This lecture will provide a scientific overview of microbiome activity in the gut with a focus on emerging evidence-based research regarding the role of pre-, pro- and postbiotics as well as a deep dive into microbiome metabolism. It will furnish nutrition professionals with pearls to help their patients improve a compromised gut and maintain a healthier gut.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare examples of pre-, pro- and postbiotics and how they may positively impact health
  • Examine the effects and potential of microbiome metabolism (the metabolome) to impact gut health, glucose metabolism, and chronic conditions
  • Expand the toolkit of strategies for improving and maintaining gut health in patients

Performance Indicators:

  • 6.2.3 Analyzes and interprets data to form valid conclusions and to make recommendations.
  • 4.2.5 Analyzes and synthesizes information and identifies new information, patterns and findings.
  • 8.2.3 Analyzes new information and how it impacts medical nutrition