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Focus on Lipopolysaccharides

Designs for Health Australia presents this Learning Collective Webinar:

Understanding Lipopolysaccharides   |  Clinical Applications


Presentation + Q & A Discussion
Dr Oscar Coetzee 
and Tulsi Ryan BHSci

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The Learning Collective: Lipopolysaccharides

This Learning Collective focuses on Lipopolysaccharides—complex molecules found primarily in the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria. These molecules play a significant role in gut health and systemic inflammation. Unlike other bacterial components, Lipopolysaccharides have unique properties that can trigger various immune responses, making their clinical management crucial.

In this Learning Collective session, Dr. Coetzee delves into the intricate science behind Lipopolysaccharides, their impact on human health, and their diagnostic markers. He will elucidate how Lipopolysaccharides differ from other bacterial endotoxins and why understanding this distinction is vital for effective clinical practice. The webinar will explore the latest research and clinical studies on Lipopolysaccharides, equipping you with cutting-edge knowledge that you can directly apply to patient care.

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An evidence-based practitioner education briefing

Renowned US clinician Dr Oscar Coetzee, presents a clinically relevant briefing with a spotlight on Lipopolysaccharides.

Exploring Lipopolysaccharides:

  • What are the reliable diagnostic tests for appraising LPS levels?
  • How to personalise therapeutic interventions based on individual LPS levels and overall health status?
  • What emerging treatments and complementary natural health ingredients show promise in managing elevated LPS levels?
  • What are the long-term health implications of elevated LPS levels, and how can practitioners monitor and mitigate these risks over time?
  • What role can functional testing and data analytics play in diagnosis and interventions for elevated LPS levels to improve patient outcomes?

Clinical Considerations of Lipopolysaccharides:

  • Understand the Role of Lipopolysaccharides in Gut Health:
    • Gain insights into how lipopolysaccharides (LPS) interact with the gut microbiome and contribute to intestinal permeability, “leaky gut.”
  • Diagnostic Tests for LPS Levels:
    • Latest diagnostic tests for measuring LPS levels in the body, including blood tests and stool analyses, and how these can guide clinical decisions.
  • Therapeutic Interventions for Elevated LPS:
    • Explore evidence-based therapeutic interventions, such as dietary changes, probiotics, and natural supplements, to manage elevated LPS levels and mitigate systemic inflammation.
  • Safety and Contraindications:
    • Safety profiles of interventions aimed at reducing LPS levels, including potential interactions with medications and contraindications for specific patient populations.
  • Guidelines for Patient Management:
    • How to effectively manage patients with elevated LPS levels, including follow-up testing, monitoring treatment efficacy, and patient education on lifestyle modifications.

Join Regular Learning Collective Sessions

The Learning Collective is one of our key education initiatives. With an ongoing commitment to our practitioner community, you can engage in the latest research and education with this series of complimentary webinars.

Each Learning Collective webinar focuses on a key ingredient relevant to your clinical practice, highlighting the relevant research and applications. The Learning Collective sessions support you in broadening your understanding and gaining clinical insights to implement in your practice.

Learn from Dr Coetzee’s wealth of experience

Dr Oscar Coetzee
Clinician, Researcher, Educator

Motivated by his desire to reverse the chronic illness epidemic, Dr Coetzee continues to be a pioneer in the field of nutritional science.

Born and raised in South Africa, where he completed his military schooling and earned bachelor’s degrees in criminology and psychology, Dr Coetzee also earned a masters degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport (USA).
He went on to receive a PhD in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of New Hampshire (USA), and a Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition (DCN). Dr Coetzee finished his second doctorate from Maryland University of Integrative Health, with a specialisation in nutrigenomics.

His key areas of interest are chronic inflammatory diseases, metabolic syndrome, intestinal permeability, type 2 diabetes and sports performance.

Meet Your Webinar Host

Tulsi Ryan BHSci
Designs for Health Australia

Tulsi Ryan is a Qualified Nutritionist and Herbal Medicine practitioner who provides health education services for Designs for Health practitioners. She also maintains her own private natural health practice.

Tulsi has a special interest in:

  • Practitioner education – making complex concepts easy to digest and apply in clinical practice
  • Gut Health, Mood and the gut-brain Connection
  • Sports Nutrition and body composition

Tulsi will moderate the Q&A discussion for this Learning Collective webinar and engage our live Designs for Health Practitioner community to bring insights and practical clinical pearls for all.