May 15th, 2019:
“The Brain-Gut Connection: The Importance of treating the microbiome to restore digestive and mental health of eating disorder patients.”
Speaker: Norma Flood, MS, RD
Wednesday, May 15th
9:00 – 10:30am
Registration & Networking at 9:00am
Lecture from 9:30am – 10:30am
Good Samaritan Church of La Jolla
4321 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121
1 CEU offered for LCSW & LMFT
Light breakfast provided
Scientists are discovering that gut bacteria (or the microbiome) impact so much more than just digestion, including inflammation, body weight, cancer, immunity, brain function, genetic expression, and more. In fact, the gut has been referred to as an additional organ, or “second brain.” Norma will discuss how disordered eating patterns contribute to gut and brain imbalances that further exacerbate eating disorder symptoms and behaviors. She will then review the nutrition and complementary treatments to restore digestive health, which are essential in improving treatment outcomes for eating disorders. Complications of food sensitivities and genetic vulnerability will also be considered.
Key takeaways of this lecture:
1) Define the role that the microbiome plays in both physical and mental health.
2) Learn nutritional and lifestyle recommendations to restore digestive health to improve
treatment outcomes for eating disorders.
3) Understand the challenges of food allergies and genetic vulnerabilities among eating disorder
Speaker Name and Credentials: Norma Flood, MS, RD
Short Bio: Norma is delving deeper to treat problems where they start. She provides health counseling and applies functional nutrition therapy to effectively treat or support digestive health, mental health, and eating disorders. She has over 20 years of experience that includes Viagene enter for Gene Therapy, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, UCSD Medical Center, UCSD Cancer Research, SDSU Student Health Services & Athletics, Private Practice treating Eating Disorders, Founder of Painted Rock Elementary School Garden, and Founder of Poway Unplugged Tween/Teen Day Camp to teach positive coping tools and balanced health.
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