The Sutter Health Institute for Health and Healing Mini Medical School is a free public lecture series that offers community members an opportunity to learn about the latest research on health from an integrative perspective. They aim to give practical advice on integrative medicine approaches to improve health and support healing.
The Institute for Health & Healing hosts four Mini Medical School lectures a year in four different IHH markets. There are an average of 300-500 community members in their audiences and their lectures are viewed by another 1,000+ people online. The event is donor-sponsored.
The Gut Microbiome: What Is It and Why Should You Care?
Roberta E. Neustadter Mini Medical School in Integrative Medicine
Sutter Health Institute for Health and Healing
Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:00-8:30pm
(doors open at 6:30pm)
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, San Francisco, California 94118
Free public lecture. Registration is required.
Today the gut microbiome is one of the hottest areas of medical research. Your gut is home to a diverse community of microbes that is hard-wired into many aspects of your health. When you have an unhealthy gut microbiome, your well-being is at risk.
An unfavorable gut microbiome has been linked to conditions as wide-ranging as cancer, obesity, heart disease, mood and anxiety, ulcers, and much more. Without a doubt, supporting your gut microbiome is one of the fundamentals of good health; however, doing so is much more nuanced than simply upping your fiber intake.
What can you do to boost your gut microbiome to optimal health? Sarah Ballantyne, PhD, New York Time’s best-selling author and recognized expert on the gut, will share ground-breaking research and health tips on how to nourish your gut microbiome and support key probiotic organisms.
A panel of IHH practitioners–Shermie Cadabona, DACM, LAc, CMT, Lisa Giovannetti, ATR-BC, LPCC, Scott Larsen, DC, Jennifer Sweeney, CMT, and Nicole Winbush, MD, MS–will review two case studies, discussing their individualized integrative approaches to health concerns related to the gut and its interaction with the rest of the body.