Using Probiotics and Prebiotics to Enhance Immunity

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Probiotics have a long history of use for the treatment of gastrointestinal ills. Over the past two decades, however, their use for other applications has come to the forefront – essentially due to the expanded research base on this class of tools and advances in technology that have allowed much greater insight as to how these agents work in the body.

This webinar will discuss the mechanisms by which probiotics can improve immune system function and highlight examples of specific probiotics that can be used to both prevent, and treat, a range of infectious conditions.

Some prebiotics also have research data demonstrating their capacity to enhance immunity. The research on these prebiotics, and how they can be utilised in clinical practice, will also be covered.

Key Take Home Messages:

Probiotics are an under-utilised range of tools for enhancing immune function.

Some specific probiotic strains are more effective than others for decreasing infection risk.

Some prebiotics have been shown to enhance non-specific immunity and decrease risk of respiratory tract infections.

Your Instructor

Dr Jason Hawrelak
Dr Jason Hawrelak

Dr Hawrelak is a microbiota and probiotic researcher, educator, and clinician with over 20 years experience treating mainly gastrointestinal conditions and more than 20 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 Probiotics and Prebiotics to Enhance Immunity
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?
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 course?
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 about my health complaints?
To enquire about a consultation with Dr Jason Hawrelak, contact the Goulds Natural Medicine Clinic via email ([email protected])

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