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
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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.