Workshop: The Gut Brain Connection

Cutting Edge Research and Future Directions for Eating Disorders Care (2 CPEUs)

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 regularly communicates on social media so be sure to connect with her @marciRD as well as on her blog at www.marciRD.com.


Frequently Asked Questions


How long do I have access to the course?
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Is this course in USD?
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Due to my busy schedule, it can take me a while to complete them. Once the training is purchased will I always have access to the course materials?
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Do you offer discounts to Students and Dietetic Interns?
We don’t offer student discounts because there is no expiration for taking the course and utilizing the CPEU credits.
Can I purchase a course for someone else to use (e.g., one or more people in my practice)?
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If I purchase the course for someone else, can I use it too?
No. Purchasers* cannot set up login information for users other than themselves as a User*, since each User* has a unique username and password that must be kept confidential. The unique username and password are also critical for ensuring CPEUs are credited to the right person who has successfully completed the course. *A “Purchaser” is the person or entity that pays for one or more people to take the Course. A “User” is the person who participates in the course, has a unique username and password, gains access to the Course materials, can earn certification for Course completion, and participate in the Facebook group and other student support materials.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Generally we do not offer refunds, but we want you to be satisfied with your experience. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, contact us within 30 days of your purchase and we can discuss the situation. Any refunds will be subject to a $50 administrative service fee.
How do I get my CPEU credits?
All of the instructions and documentation indicated below can be found on the Teachable site after you have registered for the course. Be sure to complete all of the online training material. Take and pass the quiz with a score of 80% or better. Complete a brief survey of the course. Marci reads all of the feedback on her courses and makes improvements accordingly so thank you in advance! Complete CDR’s Critical Thinking Tool. Keep a copy for yourself and email a copy to [email protected] Once we receive your Critical Thinking Tool, a member of our team will verify all of the above has been completed and will mail you a CPEU form to keep for your records. There is also a Certificate of Completion available for your records.
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Are we able to purchase 2 courses now and add on later with the same discount?
No. The discount is for group discounts that happen all at once but we appreciate that you are managing costs and want to support your investment for you and your team, so we can extend a 10% discount to future purchases that occur in the next 6 months and are happy to offer a 2-part payment plan, if needed. Please email us (https://marcird.com/contact-us/) and we will walk you through the process.
Do you provide CPEUs to anyone other than Dietitians?
No, Marci is only credentialed to provide CPEU credit for US-based dietitians who are credentialed through CDR. If you are not a US-based dietitian and want to get CPEU credit, you will need to reach out to your governing board to see if they will approve it.

BEFORE YOU PURCHASE...PLEASE NOTE: Our courses and workshops are provided for single users only when purchasing individually online. If you are looking to purchase any of our courses for multiple users or for one or more of your team members, read our purchasing options first.

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Note: purchasers cannot set up login information for users other than themselves, since each user has a unique username and password that must be kept confidential, and stay with that user when earning CPEUs.

Our courses and workshops are provided for single users only when purchasing individually online. Purchasers* cannot set up login information for users other than themselves, since each User* has a unique username and password that must be kept confidential. The unique username and password are also critical for ensuring CPEUs are credited to the right persons who have successfully completed the course.

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