Microbiome Series

Diet and the Microbiome

Supported by independent educational grants from Microbiome Labs, Burt's Bees, and Nutranext.

About this course

Skill level: All levels
Estimated time to complete activity: 45 min
Release date: October 15, 2018
Expiration date: October 15, 2020


American Medical Association(AMA), California Board of Registered Nursing(CBRN)


This activity is part of a 13-course series designed to equip licensed practitioners from medical, nursing, and related disciplines with a multidisciplinary approach to managing patients through microbiome education.

9. Diet and the Microbiome

Diet can affect our health in numerous ways, whether directly or indirectly. The things we ingest can affect the health of the microorganisms in the body and can lead to changes in the microbiome of the skin as well. This activity will examine the way that certain foods can alter the microbiome.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will able to:

  • Define the microbiome
  • Review various popular diets
  • Evaluate various foods with active cultures
  • Discuss the influence that diet can have on the microbiome
  • Identify the ways to discuss dieting with patients for optimal microbial balance

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship
Jason Derico, ND Naturopathic Physician: Waterfront Laser & Wellness, Bridgeport Laser & Wellness

Contact Information

This activity is jointly provided by SynAptiv and LearnHealth Inc.

Questions about CE accreditation or CE certificates related to this course, please contact us via email at yourcesource@synaptiv.org. For all other questions, please contact info@learnskin.com.