Course Description

The Human Intestinal Microbiome in Health and Disease Specialist Certification Course prepares students to work with clients on all manner of gut health issues, helping them optimize the health of their microbiome and improve their skin, immune health, brain health, energy levels, and more — because virtually every organ in the body is impacted by the gut.

Course Instructor

Instructor Dr. William Davis, MD

Dr. William Davis is a cardiologist and author of 6 books, including the New York Times bestseller Wheat Belly. He has been featured in major media outlets, including The Dr. Oz Show, Fox TV, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Huffington Post. After 25 years practicing cardiology, Dr. Davis became acutely aware that he was in the business of dispensing prescription drugs and procedures, not health. So he began to seek out ways to restore health naturally, logically, and inexpensively — and discovered that managing the human microbiome is key to better health, weight management, and longevity. This course is the culmination of those findings.

Course Curriculum

    1. Welcome from Dr. William Davis MD

    2. Meet Your Faculty and Staff

    3. Course Overview

    1. Disclaimer and Copyright Notice

    2. Support

    1. Introduction

    2. Appendix A: Commercial Stool Testing

    3. Appendix B: Probiotic Resources

    4. Appendix C: Microbiota-Accessible Carbohydrate (MAC) Content of Foods and Commercial Sources

    5. Appendix D: How to Use the AIRE Device to Identify SIBO and IMO

    6. Appendix E: Selected Recipes

    7. Appendix F: Selected Management Options

    1. Introduction

    2. Creating a Healthy Intestinal Microbiome - Interview with Instructor Dr. Davis

    3. How to Become a Gut Health Expert - Interview with Dr. Davis

    1. Introduction

    2. Fantastic Voyage: The Digestive System

    3. The Microbiome in Disease

    4. The Exploding Science of the Microbiome

    5. Methods of Microbiome Assessment

    6. Practical Tips for Health Coaches

    7. Selected References

    8. Chapter 1 Exam

    1. Introduction

    2. Standard Classification of Microbes

    3. Bacteria: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    4. Gram-Positive Versus Gram-Negative: Does This Traditional Distinction Remain Relevant?

    5. Asexual Reproduction: One Becomes Two, Two Becomes Four

    6. Lipopolysaccharide, Lipoteichoic Acid, Beta Glucan

    7. Endotoxemia and Translocation: From GI Tract to the Rest of the Body

    8. The Decreasing Diversity of the Modern Human Microbiome

    9. Practical Tips for Health Coaches

    10. Selected References

    11. Chapter 2 Exam

About this course

  • 107 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content

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