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Gut Health: the microbiome and wellbeing

20+ hours of content

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12 months of access to material

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How does your gut health – your secret superpower—affect your weight, mental health and immunity? In this short course, delve into the science of digestion and the importance of your microbiome. Discover the impact of diet on your overall health and understand how to develop a healthy gut through food.

What you'll take away from this course

An introduction to probiotics and prebiotics
An overview of gut health and mood
Foundations of supplements for gut health
Knowledge about your digestive system
Tools to improve your gut health

In this short course, you’ll cover six core topics, starting with an overview of the digestion process. Then you’ll examine the role of microbes and how these tiny organisms impact your overall health and wellbeing. Finally, explore the practical steps you can take to enhance your gut health.

This course provides an introduction to gut health and establishes a solid foundation for our more in-depth course, Advanced Gut Health. Bundle these courses together to learn everything you’ll need to know about improving your own gut health

Anatomy of Digestion Get to know your gut before learning about its microbiome.
Your Microbes and You Take a close look at the microbes living in your gut and their role in immunity and weight control.
Diet and Gut Health Study the connection between what you eat and gut health.
Microbes and Mood Explore how the gut influences your feelings of stress, anxiety and depression.
Probiotics and Prebiotics Learn what they are, and which foods and drinks are good sources of both.
Supplements, Antibiotics and Gut Health Understand how common supplements and antibiotics alter gut health.

In this course, you’ll learn practical and evidence-based facts and nutrition skills that you can quickly and easily apply in your life.

Dive into our rich array of online resources, including videos, podcasts and interactive quizzes, to learn about the importance of gut health and how your diet impacts your overall wellbeing.

Using our intuitive, industry-leading learning platform, you have the flexibility to study entirely online, in your own time and at your pace. Your learning is supported by an interactive Learning Journal, which you will download and use throughout the course. Remember, if you need it, learning support is one click away.

This course is designed and supported by experts and instructors at the forefront of the industry and backed by Endeavour College of Natural Health’s higher education credentials.

Your instructor

Sophie Scott is passionate about nutrition, fitness and behaviour change coaching. As a Registered Nutritionist and Environmental Scientist, she takes a holistic approach to nutrition, focusing on people’s relationship with food and driving a shift to a h…

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Awardees are able to improve gut health through diet, understand the difference between probiotics, prebiotics & postbiotics, explain how the digestive system works, learn how gut health and diet affects mood, and understand the available supplements for gut health.

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If you love Gut Health, why not enrol in another short course in nutrition, wellness, business or natural health? Or you may want to explore a nutrition degree with the Endeavour College of Natural Health.

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