“Nations, like individuals, have myths rooted deep in their histories– myths that are always contradicted by their complex realities.” –Parker Palmer – Healing the Heart of Democracy
“Is there any relevant family history?”
It’s one of the first questions that doctors ask new patients, and with good reason: a person’s family history often gives important insights into the drivers of the “chief complaint,” and it hints at possible directions for restoring health.
Echinacea is consistently among the top selling herbal supplements in the US, and has been for decades. Many people take it as a go-to remedy for respiratory infections such as influenza and rhinovirus, and for general immune system support. It’s no surprise that sales of this popular herb jumped by more than 50% in the […]
The healthcare systems in the United States are in dire need of what naturopathic medicine has to offer, and the profession is ready to move from the margins onto center stage. That’s the message of a new mission statement issued jointly by the Institute for Natural Medicince (INM), the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), […]
The gut microbiome exerts profound influence on immunological and
Recent research points to two “next generation” microbes–Akkermansiamuciniphila and Faecalibacteriumprausnitzii –as
especially important metabolically and immunologically. In healthy people,
these organisms are plentiful. But they are found at much lower levels
in people with obesity and other metabolic and inflammatory diseases.
There’s a strong clinical rationale for increasing the levels of Akkermansia
and Faecalibacterium. But these next generation microbes do not tolerate
oxygen well, and are not available as probiotics (exogenously
administered, live microbes with strain-specific, disease-specific clinical
Until now, there were few options for augmenting these important
But a new study shows that a probiotic strain called Bifidobacterium
lactis B420—itself metabolically active—can raise levels of Akkermansia
in individuals with overweight or obesity. Further, an eight-strain
probiotic combination was found to raise levels of both A. mucinophila and
In this free webinar, Noelle Patno, PhD, explores the role of Akkermansia and Faecalibacterium in human metabolic and immunologic health, and review the emerging science on application of probiotics like B. lactis B420 to augment the levels of these vital “next generation” microbes.
Review microbiome associations with immune and metabolic health
Identify endogenous next-generation microbes as biomarkers of health
Explain the clinical trial on B. lactis B420 related to obesity and Akkermansia
Cover published evidence on eight probiotic strains, their mechanisms,and clinical data
Describe a pilot study on an eight-strain probiotic combination
This webinar is co-sponsored by HOWARU® probiotics and the Metagenics Institute.
Noelle Patno, PhD, holds a doctorate in Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition from the University of Chicago. She began her career as an engineer at Abbott Laboratories after graduating as a chemical engineer from Stanford University with honors and with distinction. Her prior experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device world spanned research & development, supply chain and project management, and international technology transfer. Her current role as Therapeutic Platform Lead at Metagenics includes researching new ingredients, primarily probiotics and prebiotics, designing clinical trials, and developing educational content on digestive and immune health.
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