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Using Herbal Medicines to Modify the Microbiota

Research demonstrating the vital importance of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) microbiota to human health has been growing exponentially over the past two decades.

Recent research has also highlighted that many herbal medicines, long used to optimise health and treat disease, have the capacity to alter the composition and functioning of this microbiota.

In this presentation, Dr Hawrelak will provide a brief overview of the importance of the GIT microbiota to human health and highlight some of the published research that has assessed the impact of herbal medicines on key members of the GIT microbiota. Herbs that appear to nurture and nourish the microbiota will be highlighted, as well as herbal preparations that may cause negative alterations to the functioning of this vital human ecosystem.

Do you want to know:

  • which tonic herbs have prebiotic-like effects of the microbiota?
  • which herb has demonstrated the capacity to decrease populations of hydrogen sulphide gas-producers in the GIT?


Do you want to learn about:

  • the mechanisms by which some herbal medicines nourish the microbiota?
  • the impact that herbal preparation type (herb powder vs infusion vs decoction vs tincture) has on the interaction between that herb and the microbiota
  • herbs that work as selectively-acting anti-microbials?


If you're keen to learn more - enroll today!


Your Instructor


Dr Jason Hawrelak BNat (Hons), PhD, MASN, FACN
Dr Jason Hawrelak BNat (Hons), PhD, MASN, FACN

Dr Hawrelak is a probiotic researcher, educator, and clinician with nearly 20 years' experience treating mainly gastrointestinal conditions and more than 18 years teaching students and practitioners how to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal conditions, as well as how to promote optimal gut health. Click here for a full bio.


Course Curriculum


  Using Herbal Medicines to Modify the Microbiota
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Frequently Asked Questions


How long do I have access to the course?
Once you enroll, you will have access to the webinar for 4 months and you can print off the pdf notes at any point during this time.
What resources do I get?
You'll get access to the webinar to watch and will have access to a printable pdf copy of the session slides. You'll also get a certificate of completion when you finish the course.
Can I claim continuing professional education points (CPE) after the completion of the webinar?
Please check with your professional association in regards to their CPE requirements. Some health professionals in some countries will certainly be able to claim the CPE/CPD points for the completion of the courses and webinars (e.g., naturopaths and nutritionists in Australia). You will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.
Is it possible to consult with Dr Hawrelak as a patient or receive 1:1 mentoring if you're a practitioner?
To enquire about a consultation or mentoring session with Dr Jason Hawrelak, contact the Goulds Natural Medicine Clinic via email (info@gouldsnaturalmedicine.com.au)

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