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Integrative Approaches to Gut-Brain Health: A Guide for Healthcare Practitioners


Speaker:
Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC065433
Brochure Code:
PWZ91526
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar

Dates

Normal Price:      $249.99 - Now:  $49.99 - Exclusive offer when combined with this live training.

Description

Hippocrates’ timeless insight – “all disease begins in the gut” – holds unparalleled significance in modern healthcare.

With disorders of the gut-brain connection impacting over 40% of the population, recognizing the gut as the “second brain” is critical as these conditions are complex and multifaceted. From digestive disorders and mental health challenges to immune dysfunctions, the intricate relationship between the gut and the brain plays a pivotal role in patient health.

Join Cindi Lockhart, an esteemed integrative and functional nutritionist who has trained thousands of practitioners nationwide, for a scientifically grounded exploration into the gut-brain connection. Learn an integrative approach that places gut health at the forefront and is designed to equip you with the latest insights and practical strategies to address challenges effectively.

  • Foundational Knowledge for the Intricate Gut-Brain Axis: Deepen your understanding of the gastrointestinal tract’s anatomy, physiology, and function to enhance patient care.
  • Explore the Dynamic World of the Gut Microbiome: Learn about its diversity and impact on health, including the roles of probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics.
  • Leaky Gut & Intestinal Barrier: Strategies for identifying and restoring gut integrity.
  • Vagus Nerve Connection: Delve into its function, impact on digestion and mood, and discover stimulation techniques to harness its potential.
  • Nutrition-Centric Approach: Dive in fork-first as you emphasize the right foods, advise against potential disruptors, and apply nutritional strategies tailored for specific gut-brain disorders.
  • Lifestyle Medicine Integration: Recognize the interplay of stress, sleep, physical activity, and environmental toxins with gut-brain functionality.

This program offers cutting-edge insights and practical skills, enhanced by realworld case studies and interdisciplinary collaboration. Elevate your practice by integrating the latest insights into the gut-brain connection.

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - Relevant relationships

Dr. Danny Porcelli is an independent contractor presenter with RockTape USA. His relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company has been mitigated.
 
All other members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the remaining committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

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Speaker

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Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP, is board-certified as an integrative and functional nutrition practitioner with over 30 years in professional practice. She has trained nutrition, fitness, and medical practitioners throughout most of her career, yet maintains a personal practice with clients as she believes that the only way she can effectively educate and inspire other practitioners is through her own practical experience with clients. In addition to educating on how Food is Medicine, Cindi also specializes in coaching clients and practitioners on the importance of managing stress, optimizing sleep, proper exercise and movement, and reducing exposure to environmental toxins. Cindi has extensive expertise in women’s health issues including perimenopause/menopause and thyroid dysfunction as well as autoimmunity, gut health, weight management, cardiometabolic health (insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease), fasting, histamine intolerance, mold detox, and long COVID.
 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Cindi Lockhart is the owner and founder of Lockhart Wellness Solutions, LLC. She receives compensation from Fullscript. Cindi Lockhart receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Cindi Lockhart is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine, the Institute for Functional Medicine, and the Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy.

 


Additional Info

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 60-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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Objectives

  1. Identify the functional anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, microbiome, intestinal barrier, and vagus nerve.
  2. Examine the core factors that influence microbiome diversity and function to detect the signs of dysbiosis in patients.
  3. Utilize nutrition-based interventions to improve gut function and microbiome health.
  4. Evaluate the vagus nerve’s role in digestion, inflammation, and mental well-being, to develop strategies that optimize its function.
  5. Integrate the principles of lifestyle medicine with gut-brain health to formulate holistic care plans.
  6. Practice the application of gut health strategies to improve functional outcomes in clinical scenarios.

Outline

The Foundation of Gut Health for Holistic Patient Care

  • Gut health basics
  • Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Interconnectedness of diet with digestion, microbiome, intestinal barrier, and the nervous system
  • Understanding the gut-brain axis
  • Role of the gut in immunity, metabolism, and mental health
  • Assessing gut function – subjective & objective means

Digestion – How You Eat Matters

  • The process of digestion along the GIT – what’s needed, causes of disruption, and how best to support
  • Stomach acidity – is it high or low? Signs and risks associated, including the problem with long-term PPI’s
  • Importance of proper motility
  • Digestion, inflammation, and mental well-being
  • Elimination – what is normal?

Intestinal Barrier – Your Gut’s Protection From the External Environment

  • Tight junctions & Zonulin – how they affect barrier function
  • Causes & conditions associated with leaky gut
    • Leaky gut = Leaky brain
  • Healing strategies for the fragile intestinal barrier

The Microbiome - A Universe Within

  • The basics of microbiota and its diversity, as well as when it is developed in life
  • Correlation between microbiota and neurotransmitters
  • The impact of diet, medications and environment on the microbiome
  • The Estrobolome – the regulator of estrogen metabolism
  • Dysbiosis: Causes, consequences, and management
  • Prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics: What are they and how do they influence gut health?
  • Psychobiotics

The Vagus Nerve - Bridging the Gut and the Brain

  • Anatomy and physiology of the vagus nerve
    • Enteric nervous system
    • Autonomic nervous system
  • Disruptors of vagus nerve function
  • Techniques to stimulate the vagus nerve

Gut-Brain Related Disorders: Symptoms, Identification, Nutrition/Lifestyle Therapies to Heal

  • IBS
  • Functional dyspepsia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cognitive dysfunction/Alzheimer’s

Nutrition for Optimal Gut Health

  • The role of fiber in maintaining gut health
  • Importance of a diverse plant-forward diet for microbiome diversity
  • Foods that promote a healthy gut vs. foods that can disrupt it
  • Repairing the gut – the 5R gut repair protocol, including targeted supplements

Lifestyle Medicine and Its Role in Gut Health

  • The importance of stress management and its link to gut health
  • Sleep and the gut-brain connection
  • Physical activity and its influence on the microbiome
  • Lifestyle tactics for comprehensive gut health

Clinical Applications and Case Studies

  • Recognize and address gut health issues in a clinical setting
  • Integrate gut health strategies into existing patient care models
  • Case studies: Real-world examples of patients with gut-related mental health issues
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration for comprehensive care

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Chiropractors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Other healthcare practitioners

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