CONTINUING EDUCATION: Decoding the Relationship Between Diet, the Gut Microbiome and Chronic Disease


CONTINUING EDUCATION: Decoding the Relationship Between Diet, the Gut Microbiome and Chronic Disease


Join Digestive Health Expert & Dietitian Kate Scarlata RDN, LDN and Cindy Carroll, MS, RD, RN, IFNCP for a continuing education workshop: Decoding the Relationship Between Diet, the Gut Microbiome and Chronic Disease

Where? Regis College 235 Wellesley St, Weston, MA 02493 UPPER STUDENT CENTER ROOM

When? June 9, 2017 8:30AM-4PM (REGISTRATION 8AM)

For Who? RDNs, RNs, and other health professionals interested in the intersection of digestive health and chronic disease. Prior approved for 6 CEU for RDNs and 6 contact hours for RNs.

1.  Describe the relationship between gut permeability, inflammation and chronic disease
2.  Describe endotoxemia and its link to insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome
3.  Describe how food such as FODMAPs, gluten and food chemicals can elicit gastrointestinal symptoms and changes to the gut microbiome

The relationship between the gut microbiome and health status is an emerging area of research. As nutrition plays a key role on shaping the gut microbiome, dietitians and nurses, should be well versed in the scientific evidence on how nutritional modulataion can be curative, or reduce symptom and disease burden. Nutritional therapies such as the low FODMAP diet, gluten free and reduction in food chemicals, as well as use of nutriceuticals and supplements will be reviewed for conditions such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, NASH, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

8:00AM: Registration
8:30-10:00AM: Introduce disease states associated with inflammation and gut microbiome alterations: (IBS, IBD, SIBO, Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, NASH)
10:15-10:30AM: Break
10:30-12:00PM: Clinical metrics: How to interpret a SIBO breath test, stool testing for inflammation, pancreatic insufficiency, insulin resistance, inflammatory markers via blood testing
12:00-1:00PM Lunch Break (Cafeteria is available on site or bring your own) 
1:00-2:30PM Dietary intervention and supplements for IBS, IBD; cardiovascular disease
2:30-4:00PM Application of key concepts -  Case Studies

CDR Learning Codes:  5000, 5110, 5220

Kate Scarlata, RD, LDN
is a Boston-based dietitian with expertise in digestive health nutrition and over 25 years of experience. Kate earned her Bachelor in Science from Simmons College; her postgraduate dietetic internship was completed at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and she is currently enrolled in a Master’s of Public Health program at the University of Massachusetts. Kate’s interest is in food intolerance with a particular focus on the application of the low FODMAP diet for functional gut disorders. She is the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Massachusetts Dietitian Award and was recognized as Boston’s 2016 Best Dietitian by Boston Magazine. Kate is a New York Times Best Selling author and an invited speaker at many leading national and international gastroenterology conferences.

Cindy Carroll, MS, RD, RN, IFNCP is a registered dietitian and registered nurse with over twenty-five years in health care as a clinician, speaker and author/editor. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of Maryland Dental School and then her nutrition Plan IV studies from Simmons College in Boston. Cindy completed a one-year post-graduate internship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and then her Master of Science Degree in Nutrition from MGH’s Institute of Health Professions with a focus in exercise science and sports nutrition. She is also a board certified functional nutrition clinician (IFNCP) and a registered nurse. Cindy received her nursing degree from Middlesex Community College. She is the owner of Nutrition To Fit You and provides nutrition consultations and wellness counseling to individuals and groups. Her expertise includes digestive and cardiovascular health, diabetes, sports nutrition, weight management and the safe use of supplements.

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