Functional Digestive Diseases: Unraveling Origins to Improve Clinical Care
August 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Functional Digestive Diseases
Unraveling Origins to Improve Clinical Care
Significant shortcomings in the diagnosis and treatment of functional gastrointestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional dyspepsia (FD) arise from them being ‘umbrella’ diagnosis that cluster several underlying identifiable and treatable causes for the same symptom presentation into one classification.
Emerging evidence suggests that common digestive symptoms – including bloating, distention, reflux, pain, discomfort, constipation and diarrhea – are frequently due to identifiable and treatable underlying causes including lifestyle, environmental and nutritional factors, as well as underlying functional imbalances.
This talk explores how to the identify of the underlying causes of functional gastrointestinal disease and help personalize clinical management.
- Explore the pros, cons and evidence for symptom-based, in-practice and laboratory-based clinical assessments
- Discover how clinical assessments can inform personalised clinical management plans
- Review advances in the clinical management of functional gastrointestinal disease with personalised dietary, nutritional and lifestyle medicine
Benjamin I. Brown, ND
Ben is a science writer and speaker specializing in nutrition and functional medicine. He is author of The Digestive Health Solution 2nd Ed and contributes regularly to industry magazines and scientific journals. Ben is Contributing Editor of Integrative Healthcare and Applied Nutrition, Director of Clinical Education for Pure Encapsulations UK, and on the Advisory Board and Guest Lecturer at BCNH College of Nutrition and Health. Ben guest lectures at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION) and the Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM). He hosts Positive Health Podcast. Learn more at scientificwellness.com
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