Course: IDCP2023-M5: Microbiome and Modulating the Microbiome
M5: Microbiome and Modulating the Microbiome
Peter Lio, MD +2

Welcome to module 5 as we investigate the microbiome and modulating the microbiome!

Skin Microbiome

This lecture will review the fundamentals of the bacteria, fungi, and viruses on the skin and the importance of their roles. We also discuss perturbations in the microbiome and the potential effects.
After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the functions of the cutaneous microbiome
2. Outline some of the deleterious effects of a disrupted microbiome
3. Identify some techniques, supplements, and approaches to maintaining and possibly improving the microbiome, as well as those that may harm it

Gut Microbiome

This course will provide an overview to gut health and testing. The basics of the gut anatomy, gut-skin axis, and the gut microbiome will be discussed along with ways to differentiate treatment approaches.
After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the role of the mucin layer in the gut
  2. Recall the mechanisms involved in the gut-skin axis
  3. Categorize the roles of the different types of short chain fatty acids

Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Postbiotics

This session will help demystify the difference between pre-, pro- and post-biotics, where they are found in our diets, and the role they have in health and disease.
After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
  1. Define prebiotic, probiotic, and post-biotic
  2. Evaluate the role that pre-, pro- and post-biotics play in health
  3. List food sources for pre-, pro-, and post-biotics


Small intestinal bowel overgrowth refers to dysbiosis within the small intestine. This lecture will review the causes for SIBO and discuss how it is identified and diagnosed. Correlations to the skin and treatment approaches will be summarized.
After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the causes for SIBO and how it is diagnosed
  2. Evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of breath testing for SIBO
  3. Recall the evidence for the use of diet and botanicals for the treatment of SIBO


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Peter Lio

Dr. Peter Lio is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, completed his internship in Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, and his Dermatology training at Harvard where he served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. Dr. Lio is the founding director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center and has spoken nationally and internationally about atopic dermatitis, as well as alternative medicine.

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User: Raja Sivamani
Raja Sivamani

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and practices as an integrative dermatologist at Pacific Skin Institute. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Trials Unit.He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the California State University, Sacramento and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at California Northstate University, College of Medicine.He engages in clinical practice as well as both clinical and translational research that integrates bioengineering, nutrition, cosmetics, and skin biology. With training in both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, he takes an integrative approach to his patients and in his research.He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, 10 textbook chapters, and a textbook entitled Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd Edition with a passion for expanding the evidence and boundaries of integrative medicine for skin care.

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User: Apple Bodemer
Apple Bodemer

After finishing Medical School and Dermatology Residency at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Bodemer completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She was the first Dermatologist to be board certified in both Dermatology and Integrative Medicine and currently is the only Dermatologist to serve on the Integrative Medicine Board. She has authored academic texts and curriculum and has spoken widely on a variety of topics related to Integrative Dermatology. She has always been drawn to exploring how lifestyle choices impact skin health and disease and feels that the most powerful role a physician can play is as an educator and guide, empowering people to get healthy and stay healthy.

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