LEAKY GUT SYNDROME: OVERVIEW AND CLINICAL APPLICATION
With the recent buzz revolving digestive health, you have probably come across the term “leaky gut syndrome.” While it is not yet a well agreed upon diagnosis among health care practitioners, new research points to gut imbalances as the root cause of many conditions including allergies, autoimmune disease and digestive distress. Given the relationship food has on digestion, it is imperative that dietitians educate themselves on the role food has on the physical integrity of the gastrointestinal tract. This presentation by Functional Medicine Dietitian Liz DeJulius will provide an overview of eating for proper digestion and hone in on what constitutes a suspected “leaky gut.” Participants will learn how to coach patients and clients who are looking to improve their digestive function and, in result, improve their overall health and wellness. She will explain how to assess diet and provide interventions that use a food-first approach. Additionally, viewers will understand the relationship that other lifestyle factors have on GI health and how to instill life-long change rather than a quick fix diet.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Understand the definition of intestinal permeability, also known as LEAKY GUT SYNDROME.
Familiarize themselves with the FOUR R PROGRAM for healing intestinal permeability.
Know the basic components of a gut-specific, anti-inflammatory diet.
Identify additional lifestyle factors, aside from diet, that can contribute to GI imbalances.
Liz DeJulius is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in Functional Medicine Nutrition. Liz worked at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine where she studied under some of the top physicians in the nation. Liz is continuously educating herself on functional and integrative medicine through reputable organizations including the Institute for Functional Medicine, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy. With this knowledge and skillset, she has presented to a wide range of groups from the Cleveland community to fellow healthcare practitioners.
Liz currently works in private practice in Cincinnati, OH where she coaches individuals with conditions such as autoimmune disease, food sensitivities and allergies, picky eating, and weight imbalances. Through functional medicine approaches, Liz has provided care to patients of all ages so they are able to live a more comfortable, nourished life. With a personal interest in culinary nutrition, Liz creates meal plans that are both medically effective and taste good.