I had a great time at the Gastrointestinal Disorders conference at National University of Health Sciences. I was able to spend time with old classmates and faculty as well as learn some new and exciting ways to address the causes of patient’s symptoms. Above is a picture of one of earth’s most extreme environments but still there is life. I learned that our gut bacteria also hosts some of the bugs that call places like this home. These archaea (not bacteria) do not respond to most antibiotics and can have a huge impact on your health.
I also learned about different ways of assessing for and addressing small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Ways to support the side effects of chemo therapy for colon cancer. And discussed different ways to support the gut for optimal digestion and function.