Dietary Intervention for Gut Health

A one-day, virtual live seminar presenting the evidence supporting the use of plant-based nutrition in the treatment & prevention of gastrointestinal disease

Gut health is emerging as one of the most important health topics of the 21st century.  Not only is it estimated that 70% of the immune system, and 90% of serotonin originates in the gut, but the number of patients experiencing reflux, IBS, Crohn's Disease and other gut diagnoses is rapidly rising.

During this one day CME accredited seminar, our faculty of leading gastrointestinal experts:

  • Shared their knowledge on gut health as well as their work from the front lines of addressing common GI diseases
  • Reviewed the most recent scientific literature that supports the use of plant-based nutrition as a clinical GI intervention
  • Explained their best practices and provide advice for implementing nutritional interventions into daily practice

Research has discovered that gut health largely determines the health of the individual.  Therefore, it is critical that every clinician gains a thorough understanding of the power of whole food, plant-based nutrition to prevent, suspend and even reverse common GI diseases and learn key strategies to maximize the health of the gut.

What is it?

  • A one day, virtual live intensive education seminar that was presented February 19, 2021
  • Presented by 6 preeminent experts in gastrointestinal health
  • Six (6) hours of presentations plus two (2) hours of Panel Discussion / Q&A
  • 8 CME’s were available until March 20, 2021. CME recordings are no longer available.
  • Non-CME recordings now available: $25 per session or $150 for the complete seminar

Presented by 6 Preeminent Experts in Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Important Statistics

  • 60 to 70 million people in the US are affected by digestive diseases (1)
  • 22.4 million: The number of visits to physician offices with diseases of the digestive system as the primary diagnosis (2)
  • 8.3 million: The number of visits to emergency departments with diseases of the digestive system as the primary diagnosis (2) 
  • 7-21% of the general population is affected by Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (3) 
  • 1.6 million Americans currently have Crohn's Disease, a growth of about 200,000 since the last time CCFA reported this figure in 2011 (4)
  • 18-27.8% of American adults have GERD (5)

Sessions now available on demand:

  • Welcome - Scott Stoll, MD
  • Session 1 -Dietary Fiber: The Preferred Food of Our Gut Microbiomes - Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MSCI 
  • Session 2 -Building a Robust Immune System and What Migration Patterns Can Teach Us - Vanessa Mendez, MD
  • Session 3 -Reflux Disease: Ins and Outs of PBN for Prevention and Reversal - Michael Klaper, MD
  • Session 4 -Plant-Based Tube Feeding:  Is it Ready for Primetime? - Edwin McDonald, MD
  • Session 5 -A Thorough Review of Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Sarina Pasricha, MD, MSCR
  • Session 6 -Diet, Lifestyle and Colorectal Cancer: What Should We Tell Our Patients?  - Alan Desmond, MD
  • Sessions 7&8 - Panel Discussion and Live Q&A - All Speakers and moderated by Scott Stoll, MD
  • Closing remarks 

For more information, contact us at or 516-810-6713.

 Sources:

  1.  https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/digestive-diseases
  2. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fasta...
  3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.go...
  4. https://www.crohnscolitisfound...
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...

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