An Exploratory Journey: Meeting of the Microbiome and Longevity
Speaker: Helen E. Battisti Ph.D., RDN, CDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Endwell Family Physicians
Science has shown us that there is a bidirectional communication between our brain and our gut, known as the Gut-Brain Axis. Recent research is shedding new light on how this symbiotic relationship between our intestinal bacteria and our brains can have a direct effect on our health, both physical and psychological. Longevity, for the purpose of this presentation, is being defined by the research found in the Blue Zones around the world. This presentation will provide a unique odyssey for participants to assess how they are living, and, if desired, how they can transform themselves to develop a more enriching, productive and satisfying life.
You will be able to:
- Understand the Blue Zone regions in the world and the significance of the ongoing research in these regions.
- Explore what the gut microbiome is and how the gut microbiome communicates with our brain.
- Discuss the specific lessons from the Blue Zone research that is attributing to longevity.
- Identify foods that will enhance the health of the gut microbiome.
Learn more about Dr. Helen Battisti:
Dr. Battisti is a Health Promotion Specialist, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a former Assistant Professor and the Director of the Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics in the department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania. She maintains a practice at Endwell Family Physicians, Endwell, New York, as a Registered Dietitian. Her areas of research include both childhood and geriatric health and obesity.