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Online Course

Broken Immunity: Obesity & the Gut Microbiome

Online Course Details

Date: Location: On-demand

Event Summary


Course description:

Protecting immunity is top-of-mind with patients and clinicians. In this course you’ll learn how obesity presents as an extreme vulnerability to infections and how that can be addressed in the clinic by focusing on the relationship of the gut microbiome and immune system.


  • Understand the development of the immune system with the gut microbiota
  • Understand how medications and lifestyle choices affect gut microbiota and contribute to obesity
  • Understand impact of microbiota changes to immune response
  • Understand how to address immune response and obesity by nurturing relationship to gut microbiota

What you will receive:

  • Copy of the slide deck presentation
  • Updated 5R protocol
  • 1 CEU (approved for CNS & RDs)
  • Clinical Assessment Guide:

Based on the signs and symptoms list, as well as pertinent labs, this guide outlines essential and core nutritional recommendations that may be indicated for immune maintenance and during acute infections. Use this guide to develop personalized, immune-supportive plans to optimize immune health and help prevent infection.

  • Immune Health Guide:

For the practitioner who wants to dive into the details, this document highlights the top mechanisms for each nutritional bioactive identified in the Clinical Assessment Guide.

Cost: $40



Presenter Bio


Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP is an internationally recognized health expert and author with more than 20 years of experience in nutrition research, mind-body health, and Functional Medicine. Dr. Minich holds master’s and doctoral degrees in nutrition and has lectured extensively throughout the world on health topics, teaching patients and health professionals about nutrition. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Currently, Dr. Minich teaches at the Institute for Functional Medicine and the graduate program in Functional Medicine at the University of Western States.

Georgia Austin, MSACN, CCN, CNS is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist/Certified Nutrition Specialist, serving the Central NY area through her practice in Manlius, New Leaf Functional Nutrition. She also serves as a Clinical Consultant for the health science/research industry and works as a trainer for Metagenics. Austin previously practiced at Bare Bones Health & Wellness in Manlius and has been a Lifestyle Educator for Healthy Transformations, a Chiropractic Assistant/Lifestyle Educator for Plinke Chiropractic, and a Biochemist/Analyst for Recra Environmental, in Amherst, NY. She served for two years as adjunct faculty at New York Chiropractic College’s Masters of Science Applied Clinical Nutrition program, located in Seneca Falls, NY, where she also earned her MS degree in 2008. She holds a BS in Biology from Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA. Austin has lectured across the country to healthcare professionals, students, and the public, and her mission is to change the face of healthcare by helping people achieve their genetic potential through nutrition.


Deanna Minich, PhD & Georgia Austin, CNS

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