Cardiovascular Disease and the Microbiome
In this course, faculty will review the emerging field of the gastrointestinal microbiome and its influence on our cardiometabolic health.
Joseph Lamb, MD
Board Review Series
AIHM 2016 Annual Conference
Time to Complete
What you will learn
We do not wake up on morning with diabetes or coronary artery disease. Instead, there has been a steady progression of imbalances between our physiology and our environment resulting in the development of risk factors. Our gut with its unique population of symbiotic bacteria and potential pathogens is a major influence on our functional status. Dr. Lamb will review the emerging field of the gastrointestinal microbiome and its influence on our cardiometabolic health.By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Recognize the physiologic connections between environment (nutritional and lifestyle choices) and the microbiome as an influence upon phenotypic expression of insulin resistance and cardiometabolic disease.
- Recommend nutritional and lifestyle medicine approaches in a personalized, evidence‐based approach for restoration of a healthy gastrointestinal environment.
- Describe the use of phytonutrients, medical foods, and lifestyle change programs as nutritional support for relevant chronic diseases.
Certificate of Completion
Included in this course
Joseph Lamb, MD
Joseph J. Lamb, M.D. is Director of Functional Medicine for the Hypertension Institute, St. Thomas Medical Group in Nashville, Tennessee. Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine, he is a frequent speaker in Integrative Medicine CME settings and is a consultant for the Nutritional Supplement Industry.
The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content.
This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.