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A Holistic Approach to Gut Health

A Holistic Approach to Gut Health

A Holistic Approach to Gut Health

Brooke Lounsbury
Brooke Lounsbury
on behalf of Pedagogy Incorporated

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Launch date: 08 Sep 2017
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Last updated: 22 Jan 2018

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There has been recent rediscovery into how important digestive health is to our overall health. It has been said that all health starts in the gut. This is very true on many levels. Our bodies cannot perform without the intricate dance of chemical, hormonal and physical interactions that take place every second within our digestive system. Recent discoveries have led to the emergence of mental health and the gut brain axis. There is a two way communication that takes place between our gut and brain. Even low grade inflammation can interrupt this delicate balance. Probiotics that travel along the vagus nerve have been recently discovered to contribute to mental health. Autoimmune diseases are exacerbated by poor gut health and low grade inflammation and gut dysbiosis. Stress profoundly effects our gut health and dramatically alters the chemical balance found within our gut. Even respiratory illness, rotavirus and some forms of cancer have benefited from the use of probiotics to bring our gastrointestinal system into balance. This course is designed to educate on the anatomy, physiology and of the digestive system, along with explanations of probiotics, enzymes and their use, a short description of leaky gut and the 5 Rs of the functional medicine model to restore gut health.


Upon completion the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss digestive process definitions
2. List the anatomy of the digestive tract and accessory organs
3. Discuss how the digestive tract and accessory organs work together to complete digestion
4. Explain the role of the vagus nerve and the gut brain axis
5. Identify the requirements of a healthy gut
6. Explain what causes an unhealthy gut
7. Explain how probiotics are classified
8. Explain health benefits of probiotics
9. Discuss Prebiotics and their role in health
10. Explain what enzymes are and the types of enzymes in the body
11. Identify leaky gut
12. Discuss the 5 Rs of healing leaky gut
Brooke Lounsbury

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Brooke Lounsbury
on behalf of Pedagogy Incorporated

Brooke Lounsbury is a holistic registered nurse who left the mainstream medical field in 2008 when she saw the current medical model was not about prevention. She is a public speaker, blogger and nutritional consultant who founded Health Begins at Home- “bringing health back home to you”. She has an interest in helping others to become as healthy as possible with as little money as possible using the holistic model. Her field of expertise before becoming a self-described “entrepre-nurse” was primarily in Home Health and Hospice and staff development.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours
  • Georgia Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators
  • 1.00 Units -
    Exam Attempts: 3
    Exam Pass Rate: 50

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