Microbiome and Clinical Dysbiosis course sample from Video #11 on Treatment of Gastrointestinal Dysbiosis

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Summary of this brief video excerpt: "Evidence shows that common pesticides have the potential to promote dysbiosis, overt gastrointestinal infections such as with C Diff, and antibiotic resistance. Therefore, if you’re going to talk about “antibiotic resistance” as a problem, then you have to talk about the facts that 1) glyphosate and other herbicides function as antibiotics, selectively killing off beneficial gastrointestinal bacteria, 2) glyphosate and other herbicides induce antibiotic resistance, and 3) that [American] food, water, and air is permeated with glyphosate and other pesticides. This is yet another reason why patients generally and dysbiotic patients in particular should consume an organic diet.”  Dr Alex Vasquez  (See Video Excerpt and Photo Image, both below.)

Overview: In this course, which details the molecular basis and clinical management of dysbiosis-induced disease, Dr Vasquez walks participants through the most important considerations and concepts for the successful management of various forms of dysbiosis, differentiated by metabolic impact and inflammatory consequences, as well as clinical phenotypes and prototypes, so that clinicians can truly master the impact of microbial imbalances in clinical care. The accompanying (sold separately at discount price) clinical monograph provides an additional 14 hours of video access for additional insight and clinical application. For a conceptual review in print, see DrV's translational review published in 2015 and his more recent letter published in Nature Reviews Rheumatology 2016.

Clinical pearl: If you understand the pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in dysbiosis-induced disease, then you will know how to intervene more effectively, regardless of the identity of the microbes involved.

Dr Vasquez introduces the CE/CME course "Human Microbiome and Dysbiosis in Clinical Disease" (Main page) (PDF syllabus)