Diet and Optimum Health Conference

Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University

Session 2: October 7, 2021

Diet and Optimal Health: The Role of the Gut Microbiome

The human body is full of trillions of organisms collectively known as the microbiome. This vast network of bacteria, fungi, and viruses impact our physiology, including change the relationship between what you eat and how it may contribute to overall health. Although the microbiome has been a hot topic in nutrition science for decades, the immense complexity of this system makes it a difficult therapeutic target.

In this session, we dive into the multifaceted relationships between diet, the microbiome, and health. Here we focus on microbiome playing a role in metabolic syndrome and obesity, conditions that are exacerbated by a poor diet. However, we also acknowledge the difficulties that a real-world, mixed diet can play in understandings these relationships.

As we are in the midst of celebrating our 25th year of the Linus Pauling Institute coming to Oregon State University, the Institute is making this webinar series free to all registrants. 

Session Topics:

Microbial Metabolites in Metabolic Syndrome
Presented by: Fred Stevens

Diet and Microbial Connections to Human Health
Presented by: Hannah Holscher

Elucidating the Role of the Gut Microbiota in the Physiological Benefits of Dietary Fiber
Presented by: Jens Walter

Mixed Diets and the Microbiome – Challenges with Complexity
Presented by: Leigh A. Frame

CPE Units Available

The Linus Pauling Institute is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 2.5 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of each session of this conference.