Workshop: The Gut Brain Connection

Cutting Edge Research & Future Directions for Eating Disorders Care

There is growing interest in the association of the gut microbiome with diseases, including psychiatric disorders. In this previously-recorded training, Marci described the most recent research related to the complex interplay between digestive disorders (DDs) and eating disorders (EDs). She describes the four most common pathways that lead to digestive symptoms in this population, describe alterations in the gut microbiome, immune function, and neuroinflammation observed in the ED population, and describes the subsequent effect on recovery.

Marci also describes the current implications and recommendations for future research in exploring novel treatment interventions like probiotic supplementation and fecal microbiota transfer. You can also listen in to the Q & A that was held when this material was presented live.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Name the most common digestive complaints observed in the eating disorder population
  2. Describe the 4 pathways leading to digestive symptoms in the eating disorder population
  3. Identify 3 alterations to the gut microbiome, immune functioning, and neuroinflammation for patients with eating disorders
  4. Name two future directions for research to address the complex and chronic symptoms facing clients with eating disorders

Fee: $47
2.0 CDR approved CPEs

(Please note this lesson is from a previously-recorded workshop.)



Your Instructor


Marci Evans
Marci Evans

Marci is a Food and Body Image Healer®. She has dedicated her career to counseling, supervising, and teaching in the field of eating disorders.

She is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor, certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified ACSM personal trainer. In addition to her group private practice and three adjunct teaching positions, Marci launched an online eating disorders training for dietitians in 2015 and co-directs a specialized eating disorder internship at Simmons College.

Marci volunteers for a number of national eating disorder organizations including the iaedp certification committee and is serving as an eating disorder resource professional for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has spoken locally and nationally at numerous conferences and media outlets.

She loves social media so tweet her @marciRD, follow her on Facebook and Instagram, and check out her blog at www.marciRD.com.


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