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Microbiome Update: Probiotics in Clinical Practice

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Webinar #1 of 6 in the Microbiome Update Series 

Microbiome Update:
Probiotics in Clinical Practice: Scientific Evidence vs.
Marketing Hype



Probiotics as defined by the FAO/WHO are "live microorganisms that when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host." Numerous dietary supplement companies and practitioner-only ranges sell probiotic formulations, however not all of these products met the FAO/WHO criteria. This webinar will explore the evidence behind various probiotic strains and their specific clinical indications. Attendees will also learn what constitutes an "adequate" dose along with manufacturing procedures to ensure viability, shelf stability and delivery of probiotics to targeted tissues.

Original Air Date: April 23, 2014

Approved for 1.75 General Credit Hours by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine


Corene Humphreys, B.H.Sc., ND

Corene Humphreys received her qualifications in Medical Microbiology from the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology and her ND from the South Pacific College of Natural Therapeutics. She has since worked in private and public microbiology laboratories around the world and when residing in the U.S., headed the Gastroenterology Research Department at Genova Diagnostics Lab. She has lectured internationally and acted as a consultant for functional medicine practices and companies striving to develop probiotic products.

She is currently faculty for Wellpark College in Auckland, New Zealand where she teaches microbiology and functional medicine and is the Founder and Medical Director of Nutritional Medicine Ltd., an international consulting and development firm in the business of developing natural evidence-based products and teaching functional medicine.