CONNECT 2024 | Emerging Research on the Mycobiome, Virome, and Parasitome | Carly Polland, ND




Cost: Non-members: $97.50 | Member: $52.50 | Student: $22.50

While the naturopathic community has been treating Candida and parasites for decades, the details of the complex ecosystem of various microbes in the gastrointestinal tract is only just emerging in the research. Particularly, the communities of fungal, parasitic, and viral organisms. In this lecture, we will dive into the emerging research to discover what species are commensals, how much of these organisms should we really have, and potential clinical implications of dysbiosis in these communities. We will also discuss available testing options and novel therapeutic options such as bacteriophages and postbiotics.
Carly Polland, ND is a clinician and educator focusing on the intersection of endocrinology and immunology with the microbiome. Having suffered her own chronic digestive issues, she has always been keenly interested in the microbiome. Upon graduating from Bastyr University, she quickly realized that the standard naturopathic approach to gut health and the microbiome taught in school fell short for many patients. Through the efforts of other clinicians, educators and researchers, she learned how to apply next generation sequencing in clinical practice and how to utilize natural therapeutics beyond probiotics to modify the microbiome for resolution of digestive symptoms and remission of autoimmune disease.
**This presentation is worth 1.5 Category 1 CE, including .25 Pharmacology Credit, for Washington-licensed NDs.**

Originally presented May 3rd - 5th, 2024, at WANP's CONNECT 2024 conference.