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Microbiome Update: The Role of Gut Barrier Function in Health & Disease

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Webinar #4 of 6 in the Microbiome Update Series

Microbiome Update:
The Role of Gut Barrier Function in Health & Disease



The small intestine is a multifaceted organ involved in digestive and absorptive processes as well as protection against harmful molecules. When gut barrier function is compromised, local and systemic complications can ensue. This webinar will explore the clinical consequences that can result from a breech in gut mucosal integrity and their association with specific disease states. Attendees will also learn how to identify patients with altered gut permeability along with evidence-based pharmacological and natural agents to restore gut barrier integrity.

Original Air Date: May 14, 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.