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Some Diseases Do Begin in the Gut: The Gut Microbiome and Chronic Disease

Presented by Julia Malkowski, ND, DC

Approximately half of all Americans will suffer chronic disease in their lifetime. The burden of chronic disease poses a significant impact regards to public health and individual health. There exists a connection between the gut microbiome and the pathogenesis of chronic disease. This talk will discuss this intricate link between he gut microbiome and chronic disease. Prevalent chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's and depression will be discussed in relation to the gut microbiome. Appropriate evaluation of the GI microbiome will be discussed alongside clinical considerations. Attendees will take away an understanding of the pathogenesis of chronic disease and the gut microbiome.