Course Overview

How Gut Dysbiosis Causes Skin Disease

Explore the latest research on the gut/skin connection that will allow you to gain a better understanding of the necessary protocols to effectively treat different skin diseases.
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2021 Annual Conference

October 29-31, 2021

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

60 minutes

CME Eligible*

1 credit
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Course Info
Course Faculty

What you will learn

 Course Summary

Skin diseases affect approximately 1 in 3 Americans at any given time, and non-dermatologists evaluate over 50% of skin disease that presents in the outpatient setting. While many integrative health professionals agree that all health begins in the gut, many are not aware of the latest research on changes in the microbiome related to chronic skin disease. While diseases such as rosacea, eczema, acne and psoriasis have complicated pathologies, there is abundant evidence that a large part of the underlying root cause of these conditions stems from gut microbiome dysfunction. This presentation will present the latest research on the gut/skin connection in order to provide attendees with the tools they need to formulate effective protocols to treat the toughest derm cases. Case studies with before and after photos will demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach.

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Assess research connecting gut dysbiosis (SIBO, H. pylori, Crohn's, UC) to Rosacea in order to formulate treatment protocols for patients.
  • Summarize research on the changes in the gut microbiome in eczema patients compared to healthy controls.
  • Explain how gut microbiota influence the pathophysiology of acne via the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway.
  • Analyze research on how gut dysbiosis, gut permeability and systemic endotoxemia contribute to the pathophysiology of psoriasis.
See course outline below for additional information.

This course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Faculty

Julie Greenberg, ND, RH, AHG, MBA


Dr. Julie Greenberg is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Registered Herbalist RH(AHG) who specializes in integrative dermatology. She is the founder of the Center for Integrative Dermatology, a holistic clinic that approaches skin and hair problems by finding and treating the root cause. Dr. Greenberg holds degrees from Northwestern University (BA), Stanford University (MBA) and Bastyr University (ND). Her research on the gut microbiome of acne patients has been published in a leading peer-reviewed clinical dermatology journal. While at naturopathic medical school, Dr. Greenberg received training with leading experts in dermatology at the University of Washington Medical School Dermatology Clinic and Seattle Children’s Hospital Pediatric Dermatology Clinic. She lectures at naturopathic medical schools and speaks at conferences across the U.S. on the topics of hair, skin and nails. Dr. Greenberg is also the Program Chair for the Naturopathic & Integrative Dermatology Series on, a 20 course CME program for doctors that discusses evidence-based alternative approaches to treating dermatological conditions.


  • Bio-Botanical Research
  • LearnSkin

All disclosures were mitigated prior to the activity.

Accreditation and CME

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the
CME website.

*CME/CEU Credits

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring materials for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other healthcare professionals
 completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on December 31, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Enroll Now!

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. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.