Helping you help your patient

GUT Health Series

Herbs are increasingly being used, not just by herbalists but by doctors, nurses, pharmacists and physiotherapists in their practices as research continues to build support for their use in clinical practice. Digestive problems can respond particularly well to the use of herbs providing a safe and effective treatment for patients.

Course Description

This series of lectures will seek to help build your knowledge on how herbs can help the gut microbiome and your patients health. It explores topics such as how is the microbiome populated, what factors affect the microbiome and how can you influence this system. Reference is made to conditions that show changes in the gut microbiome and foods and herbal approaches that could help. Turmeric and how it affects the gut microbiome are the subject of one of the lectures.
Doctor in white lab coat holding model of GUT system used in integrative medicine schools to identify parts of the gut, health and the microbiome

1. Always start with the GUT

Cost Course: €20

Cost Code: GH/001

Course Duration: 10 minutes

Course Access: One Year

Prerequisites: None

Certification Duration: Two Years

Course Information

Cost of Full Course: €20

Cost Code: GH 001

Course Duration: 10 minutes

Course Access: One Year

Prerequisites: None

Certification Duration: Two Years

Course Suitability:    Who is this for???

Course Description

This lecture is a short introduction to the topic of gut health and the microbiome and the first of a series of lectures on various aspects of this topic. It is supported by and audio and written text.

Topics such as the microbiome and health, metabolism of non-carbohydrate molecules, carbohydrates and altered microbiome and disease are introduced and briefly discussed together with some examples. These are the subject of more detailed seminars later in the series.

Close up of a cross section of the small intestine of a model of GUT system used in integrative medicine schools to identify parts of the gut, health and the microbiome

2. You and Your Microbiome

Cost Course: €20

Cost Code: GH/002

Course Duration: 13 minutes

Course Access: One Year

Prerequisites: None

Certification Duration: Two Years

Course Information

Cost of Full Course: €20

Cost Code: GH 002

Course Duration: 13 minutes

Course Access: One Year

Prerequisites: None

Certification Duration: Two Years

Course Suitability:    Who is this for???

Course Description

This lecture discusses the microbiome, it is supported by audio and text.

The gut microbes and the microbiome? What is it? How is it influenced? Why is it important? Just some of the issues discussed in this talk on you and your microbiome. As gut microbiota is increasingly being pivotal to health and well-being, this talk explores the issues on initial colonisation, the effects of breast or formulae fed infants and diet and disease. Finally, I look at how can herbal medicines reverse or ameliorate the effects of gut dysbiosis?

Close up of the small intestine where is touches the large intestine - part of model of GUT system used in integrative medicine schools to identify parts of the gut, health and the microbiome

3. Mechanism

Cost Course: €20

Cost Code: GH/003

Course Duration: 15minutes

Course Access: One Year

Prerequisites: None

Certification Duration: Two Years

Course Information

Cost of Full Course: €20

Cost Code: GH 003

Course Duration: 15 minutes

Course Access: One Year

Prerequisites: None

Certification Duration: Two Years

Course Suitability:    Who is this for???

Course Description

This lecture discusses the microbiome and is supportedby audio and text.

The lecture seeks to provide information on the mechanisms employed by gut microbiota and the resulting physiological plus neurological and immune effect within the host system. This lecture explores the four physiological effect of gut microbiota in addition to a short exploration on mental and the use of turmeric.
1.Where the microbiota participates in host metabolism of ingested food
2.Shaping both the host innate and adaptive immunity responses
3.Maintaining the homeostasis of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT)
4.Affecting brain function and behaviour

Close up of the blood vessels in the gut around the large and small intestine - model of GUT system used in integrative medicine schools to identify parts of the gut, health and the microbiome

4. Mental Health

Cost Course: €20

Cost Code: GH/004

Course Duration: 10 minutes

Course Access: One Year

Prerequisites: None

Certification Duration: Two Years

Course Information

Cost of Full Course: €20

Cost Code: GH 004

Course Duration: 10 minutes

Course Access: One Year

Prerequisites: None

Certification Duration: Two Years

Course Suitability:    Who is this for???

Course Description

This lecture outlines the critical effect of the GUT microbiome on mental health. It is supported by both audio and text.

Although mainly based on animal studies at present, there is a significant amount of evidence on how the GUT microbiome can affect people in terms of depression and anxiety for example. Several herbs are discussed in terms of their effect on mental health.

5. Turmeric

Cost Course: €20

Cost Code: GH/005

Course Duration: 10 minutes

Course Access: One Year

Prerequisites: None

Certification Duration: Two Years

Course Information

Cost of Full Course: €??

Cost Code: GH 005

Course Duration: ?? minutes

Course Access: One Year

Prerequisites: None

Certification Duration: Two Years

Course Suitability:    Who is this for???

Course Description

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“Not only did I enjoy the course and the challenges it posed, but the course gave me insight and knowledge into herbology that I can apply in my Chiropractic practice.  It was very easy getting signed up and getting all the information needed.  I appreciate the opportunity to grow with such a great organization.”

Dr. Sean E. McCaffrey D.C., I.H.S, L.D.H.S.
Internal Health Specialist
CEO at Black Dunes Design

"My first contact with herbal medicine was through the ICTIM. They taught me important things about herbal science, but they also taught me to see the herbs as a living being, that interacts with people and all the environment. Understanding that herbs are part of the universe and thus we are somehow connected with them, and with everything else, has changed my way of thinking the therapeutic proccess entirely. Although I continued my studies more specifically on Chinese herbal medicine, the things I learned from Mrs Rosari and the other teachers from ICTIM are always a part of my medical thinking process, because it changed the way I understand medicine and the treatment process, and for that I am really grateful."

Dr. Ciro B Rhodes, Brazil
CEO at Black Dunes Design

“The course on Irish Medicine with Rosari Kingston was wonderful. I gained a solid understanding of the role that the Irish indigenous worldview plays in Irish herbalism and traditional healing. It is inspiring to know that the wisdom of the ages is still being studied, appreciated, and passed on, and that it is still useful in a clinical setting. I appreciated getting to know some of the techniques and concepts of Irish traditional medicine so that I might use them in my own work as a clinical herbalist."

Mica McDonald, Clinical Herbalist
CEO at Black Dunes Design

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The webinars are available for viewing at a time that is conventient to you and are between 10 and 30 minutes long.

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