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Weeding, Seeding, and Feeding: Building a Healthy Microbiome

January 21 - January 24, 2021

Mark Hyman, MD

Frank Lipman MD

Uma Naidoo, MD

Emeran A Mayer, MD

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello PHD

Rodney Dietert, PhD

David R. Montgomery PHD

Anne Biklé

Trillions of microorganisms that live in our intestines fundamentally affect our health.  The link between the gut, mind, emotions, and vitality is one of the fastest-growing areas of researchand for good reason. Our body’s microbes hold the key to health, happiness, and mental clarity.
Gut microbes are instrumental in the production of serotonin which plays a major role in regulating mood, social behavior, appetite, digestion, sleep, memory, and even sexual desire & function; with more than 90% of serotonin stored in the gut.
Join a highly curated panel of expert MDs, PhDs, and internationally renowned authors for a multi-day exploration of the microbiome, from the ecological to the individual.  
Human wellbeing is a direct reflection of the ecological environment we live in. For 4-days, we’ll dive deeply into this new paradigm of health, where the inseparable nature of environmental and individual health are recognized and holistic understanding gets grounded into practice.
“Our modern life has altered our microbiome, increasing the prevalence of chronic disease – including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disease, mental illness and more. Creating a healthy microbiome is essential for creating lifelong health. Functional medicine provides a roadmap to diagnose and treat imbalances in the microbiome as a way of treating multiple chronic diseases and improving and optimizing overall health.” - Dr. Mark Hyman

Join 10 Renowned Specialists for 15+ Hours of Interactive Learning

Gain access to the world’s top doctors, ask questions, and bring a notebook! Also included is a gut-healthy recipe and video from Menla’s Executive Chef Alicia Ojeda.
We invite you to learn to cultivate healthy biomes, from the macro to the micro, as we:
Explore the microbiome’s link to:
  • Immune resilience
  • Aging well
  • Brain health, mental clarity & performance
  • Soil health & nutrition
  • Depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD
Learn to nourish the microbiome to:
  • Elevate your mood
  • Improve mental cognition
  • Lose weight
  • Alleviate anxiety
  • Eliminate brain fog
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Get rid of allergies
Throughout history societies that degraded their soil did not last.  Today, widespread soil degradation presents the least known global environmental crisis that humanity faces.” - David Montgomery, renowned author of “Growing a Revolution”
“…Creating a garden led to discoveries about the symbiotic relationships that occur in the soil around a plant’s roots as well as a person’s gut.  We and the botanical world have co-evolved with our respective microbiomes.” - Anne Biklé, renowned author of “The Hidden Half of Nature”  
“The human body, like most higher organisms on earth, is composed of thousands of different species, the majority of which are microbial.  Embracing this new idea of humans as superorganisms changes what it means to be a healthy and intuitive human.  It shatters many of our central 20th century scientific dogmas. Managing microbes should be a core strategy for: 1) preventative and therapeutic medicine, 2) healthy dietary and lifestyle choices, and 3) practices to help humans reach our full potential.” - Dr. Rodney Dietert, renowned author of “The Human Superorganism”
"The dramatic changes that have occurred in our environment, food and stress during the last 75 years have resulted in a growing mismatch between our slowly adapting bodies and the rapidly changing gut microbiome.  This mismatch plays an important role in the epidemic of chronic non-communicable diseases, including those affecting the brain." - Dr. Emeran Mayer, renowned author of "The Mind-Gut Connection"

ScheduleThursday, January 21st
  • 7:30 - 8:30 PM ET (4:30 - 5:30PM PT) - KEYNOTE: Dr. Mark Hyman  “Weeding, Seeding and Feeding: Building a Healthy Microbiome”
Friday, January 22ndFrom the Ecological to the Individual: Soil Health, Agriculture and Human Ecology
  • 12: - 1:15 PM ET (9:00 - 10:15 AM PT) - Dr. David Montgomery “Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life”
  • 1:30 - 2:45 PM ET (10:30 - 11:45 PM PT) - Anne Biklé “The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health”
  • 3:45 - 5:00 PM ET (12:45 - 2 PM PT) - Panel Discussion and Q&A (Anne Biklé & Dr. David Montgomery)
  • 7:30 - 8:30 PM ET (4:30 - 5:30 PM PT) - KEYNOTE: Dr. Frank Lipman “New Rules of Aging Well: The Microbiome's link to Immune Resilience & Vitality”
Saturday, January 23rdUrban Lifestyles’ Impact on the Microbiome, Immunity, and Human Health
  • 12 - 1:15 PM ET (9:00 - 10:15 AM PT) - Dr. Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello “Urban Practices and the Microbiome”
  • 1:30 - 2:45 PM ET (10:30 - 11:45 PM PT) - Dr. Rodney Dietert “The Human Superorganism”
  • 3:45 - 5:00 PM ET (12:45 - 2 PM PT) - Panel Discussion and Q&A (Dr. Uma Naidoo, Dr. Rodney Dietert, Dr. Emeran Mayer)
  • 7:30 - 8:30 PM ET (4:30 - 5:30 PM PT) - KEYNOTE: Dr. Uma Naidoo “This Is Your Brain on Food: The Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More”
Sunday, January 24thGut Instincts; The Mental-Emotional-Microbiome Connection
  • 12 - 1:15 PM ET (9:00 - 10:15 AM PT) - Dr. Emeran Mayer “The Brain Gut Microbiome System: The Central Homeostatic Network in Health and Disease”
  • 1:30 - 2:45 PM ET (10:30 - 11:45 PM PT) - Dr. David Perlmutter “Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life”
  • 3:45 - 5:00 PM ET (12:45 - 2 PM PT)- Panel Discussion and Q&A (Dr. Frank Lipman, Bob Thurman)
  • 7:30 - 8:30 PM ET (4:30 - 5:30 PM PT) - Cooking with Alicia Ojeda (pre-recorded)
*Please note that schedule is subject to change.
 

ABOUT THE TEACHERs

Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD, has devoted his life to helping others discover optimal health and address the root causes of chronic disease through the power of Functional Medicine. Dr. Hyman is an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the fields of Functional M...

Frank Lipman MD

Dr. Frank Lipman received his initial medical training in South Africa and emigrated to the United States in 1984. He became board certified in internal medicine after serving as Chief Medical Resident at Lincoln Hospital in New York City. Becoming more and more aware of both the...

Uma Naidoo, MD

Uma Naidoo, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist, professional chef, and nutrition specialist. She is currently the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where she consults on nutritional interventions for the psychiatrically an...

Emeran A Mayer, MD

Emeran A Mayer is a Gastroenterologist, Neuroscientist and Distinguisherd Research Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is the Executive Director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Str...

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello PHD

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello is the Henry Rutgers Professor of Microbiome and Health at Rutgers University, and is the Director of the New Jersey Institute for Food Nutrition and Health (IFNH). Her lab focuses on multidisciplinary approaches to study impacts of modern practices o...

Rodney Dietert, PhD

Rodney Dietert was recently designated  Professor Emeritus at Cornell University and previously held the title of Professor of Immunotoxicology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell University. During his 41 years on Cornell faculty, Rod directed the Gradua...

David R. Montgomery PHD

David R. Montgomery is a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington.  He is an internationally recognized geologist who studies the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies.  His work has been featured in doc...

Anne Biklé

Anne Biklé is a science writer and public speaker focusing on the connections between people, plants, food, health, and the environment.  A bad case of plant lust draws her to the garden where she coaxes garden plants into rambunctious growth or nurses them back from the edge o...

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