The microbiome provides 10 times the cell numbers and 200 times the genetic diversity of the human host, but it is only recently that its complexity, along with its implications on health, has been fully recognised. The microbiome is unique in being a part of our physiology that can be manipulated and potentially optimised by the use of pro- and prebiotics. This program will address clinical evidence of the effects of these nutritional factors on health, including original and newly published research by Dr. Plummer and his research team indicating associations between the microbiome and immune function and outcomes. Finally, the course will address the potentially revolutionary concept of the opportunity to establish a lifelong optimized flora in the first six months of life.
Presenter: Nigel Plummer PhD