GI-MAP Training Course (2023)


GI-MAP Training Course (1)

GI-MAP Training Course: Unlocking the Secrets of the Microbiome

Empowering Practitioners with the Latest Microbial Testing Innovations.

The GI-MAP Training Course is a comprehensive educational resource for healthcare practitioners who want to deepen their understanding of the latest advancements in microbial testing and gut health. Presented by leading experts in the field, this overview course consists of seven lessons covering various topics, from the fundamentals of the GI-MAP test and its various applications to the latest research on gut-brain and gut-skin connections.

Lesson Highlights

Lesson One: Learn about the GI-MAP test’s cutting-edge Quantitative PCR technology and the GI Pathogens section, including Bacteria Pathogens, Parasitic Pathogens, and Viral Pathogens.

Lesson Two provides an update on the latest version of the GI-MAP test, which offers new markers and reference range adjustments.

In Lesson Three, you will learn about the connections between the gastrointestinal microbiota and the nervous system, and how the gut-brain axis can be better understood to identify and address gut-brain imbalances.

In Lesson Four, Dr. Dan Kalish discusses how to connect the dots between the GI-MAP test and the Microbial Metabolites section of the OMX Organic Metabolomics test.

Lesson Five covers new perspectives on IBS and SIBO

Lesson Six focuses on using the GI-MAP test in pediatric and infant patients.

In Lesson Seven, you will learn about a functional medicine approach to treating eczema using the GI-MAP test and the latest published research on the gut-skin connection.

Overall, this course offers an excellent educational resource for practitioners who want to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in microbial testing and gut health. Designed for practitioners of all levels, this course will introduce practitioners to the knowledge and tools they need to confidently address their patients’ most challenging gut health problems. All practitioners registered with Designs for Health Canada are invited to engage in this excellent curation of GI-MAP training materials.

“The GI-Map test is an essential resource in clinical practice because it really allows for personalised medicine. As practitioners and educators, we’re always looking for the next step on how we can have better care for our patients, and better results overall. By including the GI-MAP in clinical practice, we can personalise their medicine more effectively, and really enhance patient wellbeing.”

~ Brad McEwen PhD

Practitioner Skills | Presentations


A Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Eczema: The Gut-Skin Connection | Julie Greenberg

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 While eczema is a complicated disease with multiple underlying pathologies, there is abundant evidence that a large part of the underlying root cause of eczema stems from gut microbiome dysfunction. In this presentation, Dr. Julie Greenberg will share the latest published research on the gut-skin connection and provide an overview of how to use the GI-MAP stool test to treat the root cause of eczema. Eczema doesn't just affect infants and kids; many people suffer from it well into adulthood. Dr. Greenberg will present several eczema case studies with before and after photos and lab results. Attendees...

Restoring Intestinal Barrier Function During Aging with Insights from GI-MAP | Tom Fabian, PhD, CNTP

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 Aging is characterized by alterations in the various components of the intestinal barrier — including microbial dysbiosis and a decline in epithelial regenerative capacity — that result in reduced barrier function. This aging-related decline in intestinal barrier function promotes chronic low-grade systemic inflammation that is characteristic of many age-related diseases. Our friends atIntegrative Practitionerhosted Dr. Tom Fabian for this information-packed webinar where he discussed how a comprehensive gut health assessment with GI-MAP can provide important, clinically-actionable insights into intestinal barrier status. These clinical insights can help guide practitioners in the application of specific diet and lifestyle interventions...

Beyond Leaky Gut – Intestinal Barrier Assessment with GI-MAP™ | Thomas Fabian, PhD, CNTP:

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 A wide range of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases have been linked to reduced integrity of the intestinal barrier, including increased intestinal permeability – a.k.a., “leaky gut”. Clinical approaches for assessing the intestinal barrier have largely focused on determining the extent of leaky gut. However, research in recent years has revealed a complex interplay among several key components of the intestinal barrier in addition to tight junctions – including immune factors, mucus, and the commensal microbiome. During this webinar, Dr. Tom Fabian, will review how clinicians can gain broader insights into intestinal barrier health with the GI-MAP,...

Deconstructing Candida: A Root Cause Approach to Addressing Yeast Overgrowth | Amy Rolfsen, ND

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 Join Dr. Amy Rolfsenas she explains the functional medicine approach to managing the fungus,Candida. Candidiasis occurs as a result of a yeast overgrowth from the fungi,Candida. Patients suffering from yeast overgrowth suffer from a wide-array of systemic symptoms, including, but not limited to, bloating, yeast infections, brain fog, and gastrointestinal discomfort. Dr. Rolfsen's presentation will help practitioners recognize and manageCandidainfections in clinical practice. Watch this presentation to learn: How to useGI-MAP testingto evaluate yeast overgrowth About the roleCandidaplays in the microbiome The important link betweenH. pyloriandCandida How to address chronic gutCandidainfections Treatment considerations for managing yeast overgrowth,...

Using GI-MAP to Decipher Low-Level Helicobacter Pylori | Amy Rolfsen, ND

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 One of the strengths of the GI MAP® is that it detects H. pylori with great sensitivity. However, the ability to quantify just 10 organisms per gram means that H. pylori will be detected at low levels that may not be clinically relevant. H. pylori is estimated to be present in roughly 50% of the human population but will only cause disease in roughly 15% of those cases. There is evidence that H. pylori can modify the human immune response to confer protection against certain conditions such as asthma, eczema, IBD, diabetes and obesity. Whether H. pylori...

Understanding and Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance in the GI Tract | Amy Rolfsen, ND

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 Watch to learn: The mechanisms of antibiotic resistance How to interpret the antibiotic resistance genotypes and phenotypes on the GI-MAP® (GI Microbial Assay Plus) How to recognise antibiotic-resistant or antibiotic-tolerant organisms on the GI-MAP Key strategies to overcoming antibiotic resistance using botanical antimicrobials and natural synergistic therapies Presented by Amy Rolfsen, ND DrAmy Rolfsen is a naturopathic doctor and medical consultant. Her areas of clinical interest and expertise are; women’s wellness, children’s health, immunology and gastrointestinal health. Dr Rolfsen is continually working on mastering her craft. She is drawn to gentle, non-invasive techniques and will incorporate a...

Practice Building Secrets for Successful Functional Medicine Practitioners | Dan Kalish, DC, IFMCP

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 Getting started with lab testing presents many clinical and business challenges. Dr. Dan Kalish will address them all and help you avoid predictable roadblocks to practice building. Watch this video to learn Dr. Kalish's "3 P's Model" of practice building, “The Practitioner, the Patient and the Practice.” This business development model will help you optimize outcomes for your patients while you build a strong and successful clinical practice using the following functional medicine lab tests: GI-MAP® | GI Microbial Assay Plus OMX™ | Organic Metabolomics IgG Food Explorer™ Dr. Kalish shares case studies and practical business...

Stress and the Microbiome – Cracking the Code | Amy Rolfsen, ND

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 Please join Dr. Amy Rolfsen for this compelling webinar exploring the deep connections between the gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota and the nervous system. Research indicates that the gut microbiome is impacted by emotional stressors. Further, chronic stress may lead to gut dysfunction that impacts neurotransmitter function, creating a cycle of uncomfortable symptoms that impact how a patient feels both physically and psychologically. This webinar will help you better understand the gut-brain axis so you can identify and address gut-brain imbalances in your patients. Watch to learn: About the interplay between GI microorganisms, neurotransmitters and the nervous system How...

The Importance of Dysbiosis in the Upper GI Tract | Tom Fabian, PhD, CNTP

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 The term“dysbiosis”denotes imbalances or disruptions in the microbiome that are thought to contribute to a long and growing list of chronic diseases and conditions. To date, microbiome research has largely focused on dysbiosis in the colon, which is typically assessed via stool sampling. Recent research indicates that the oral microbiome may also be involved in certain disease processes. Dysbiosis in other areas of the gastrointestinal tract has been less extensively explored, but emerging evidence indicates that dysbiosis in these areas may also have important impacts on health. In this presentation, we will explore what’s known about dysbiosis...
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