The Gastrointestinal Microbiome: in human health and disease

This presentation provides a review of the GI microbiome and its role in various bidirectional networks including the gut-brain axis, the gut-liver axis, immunity, and metabolism. Also included are detailed recommendations on how to identify high quality, evidence-based probiotic formulations to support these systems as well as a deep dive into a leading European practitioner brand in Europe: OMNi-BiOTiC, now available in the United States.


Jessica Brandes is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor who earned her doctorate from NUNM (formerly NCNM) in Portland, Oregon. A former New Yorker, Jessica completed her undergraduate work at NYU prior to relocating to the Pacific Northwest. She is an AANP member and is IIVNTP certified in advanced IV treatment. Jessica is a strong advocate for SUDEP awareness and maintains a specialized private practice in Portland.



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