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Breakthroughs in Science and Clinical Practice
for Immune and Digestive Health
Supporting Commensal Bacteria

Designs for Health Australia invites you to view the recording of this important Webinar:

Supporting Commensal Bacteria

Breakthroughs in Science and Clinical Practice for Immune and Digestive Health

Presentation + Q & A Discussion
Dr Dan Kalish 
and Lea McIntyre ND

Evidence-based practitioner education

Renowned US clinician, Dr Dan Kalish, presents key functional medicine principles and their relevance to commensal bacteria.

Commensal microbiota is essential to human health. Not only does the symbiosis exist to contribute to nutrient absorption, it also obstructs and inhibits pathogen invasion, as well as aiding in the development and optimal functioning of the host immune system.

Dr Kalish explores the interplay between commensal bacteria and their impact on both mitochondrial health and general health.

Learn key integrative medicine concepts for the microbiata:

  • Learn how to ‘fix’ commensal bacteria – balancing the role of ‘good bugs’
  • Learn how to classify the various commensal organisms into functional categories based on their roles in maintaining the health and diversity of the microbiome.
  • Identify the roles of hydrogen-producing and hydrogen-consuming organisms
  • Learn how butyrate is made, and how to stimulate its production to provide energy to colonocytes.
  • Learn about butyrate’s role as a powerful modulator of immune function

A fresh perspective for clinical practice based on a deeper knowledge of the commensals

In this webinar, Dr Kalish explores how the relationship between the host and commensal bacteria is the product of long-term and complex coevolution. He presents how a practitioner can gain a fresh perspective for clinical practice based on a deeper knowledge of the commensals.

The human gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is one of the most complex ecosystems known. Its microbiota consists of a large number of bacteria (10-fold more than the total number of human cells) that shapes many important physiological and metabolic processes as well as the development of the immune system.

Gain a practical understanding of how to balance the microbiata’s commensal bacteria 

Dr Kalish shares his lab tests, protocols and investigation of relevant case studies.

You will gain valuable insights from Dr Kalish’s extensive clinical experience in the field of functional medicine.

Learn from Dr Kalish’s wealth of experience

Dr Dan Kalish

Dr Dan Kalish
Clinician, Researcher, Educator

Dr. Dan Kalish, the founder of The Kalish Institute for Functional Medicine, has trained over 2,000 practitioners on building successful Functional Medicine practices. Founded in 2006,

The Kalish Institute teaches clinical application and patient communication techniques through a hands-on, case-based approach.

Dr. Kalish is an IFM Certified Practitioner and lead faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine Practice Implementation Program. Dr. Kalish has authored three books on Functional Medicine, and is a notable speaker at Integrative Medicine conferences.

Meet Your Webinar Host

Lea McIntyre ND
Designs for Health Australia

Lea McIntyre is Technical Marketing Manager at Designs for Health Australia.

Lea has 19 years experience as a qualified naturopath, herbalist and nutritionist. In her clinical practice, she has a special interest in paediatric health and gut health and the relationship between inflammation and neurological conditions.

Lea provides direct support for DFH Practitioners – and frequently provides guidance on GI Map Test reports.