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Module IV: A Metabolic and Nutritional Approach to Gastroenterology – Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI)

August 11, 2016 - August 13, 2016


A core module in the Fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine, this course provides comprehensive metabolic, functional and nutritional approaches to gastrointestinal dysfunction and diseases. Topics will include physiology & pathophysiology, GI microbiome & dysbiosis, gut permeability, diet, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, the gut-immune-brain connection, irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive and glandular disorders are highlighted.

Upon completion of this module, the participants will:

  • Learn factors associated with intestinal permeability
  • Discuss the consequences of inflammation on the neurological system
  • Look at the effects of endocytic receptors, scavenger receptors & RAGE’s have on the inflammatory response
  • Learn the importance of the gastrointestinal tract’s role in the immune system
  • Know the crucial role that neurotransmitters have in the body & how they impact various organ systems
  • Learn the many reasons why patients have a difficult time losing weight & keeping it off
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between the GI tract & neurotransmitter function
  • Evaluate the role of diet & antibiotics in the management of gastrointestinal dysfunction
  • Demonstrate the unique biochemistry of individual patients & examine the ramifications of nutrition, medications & stress on the immune system during the first years of life
  • Explain the gastrointestinal system’s interface with the environment
  • and much more!


Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI)
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