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Gut Microbiota Health and Wellbeing

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The importance of ‘gut health’ and ‘microbiota’ has been gaining recent attention in fields such as weight management, nutrition and research. Boulange et al. (2016) explain that the gut microbiota can be thought of as a distinct endocrine organ that has ‘molecular cross-talk’ with the human host.

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The importance of ‘gut health’ and ‘microbiota’ has been gaining recent attention in fields such as weight management, nutrition and research. Boulange et al. (2016) explain that the gut microbiota can be thought of as a distinct endocrine organ that has ‘molecular cross-talk’ with the human host. Energy homeostasis and the triggering of the host’s immune system are influenced by this ‘cross-talk’.

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Madeline Gilkes
Madeline Gilkes, CDE, RN, is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She focused her Master of Healthcare Leadership research project on health coaching for long-term weight loss in obese adults. Madeline has found a passion for preventative nursing. She has transitioned from leadership roles (CNS Gerontology & Education, Clinical Facilitator) in the acute/hospital setting to education management and primary healthcare. Madeline’s vision is to implement lifestyle medicine to prevent and treat chronic conditions. Her research proposal for her PhD involves Lifestyle Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Madeline is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) and primarily works in the academic role of Head of Nursing. Madeline’s philosophy focuses on using humanistic management, adult learning theories/evidence and self-efficacy theories and interventions to promote positive learning environments. In addition to her Master of Healthcare Leadership, Madeline has a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education & Management, Graduate Certificate in Adult & Vocational Education, Graduate Certificate of Aged Care Nursing, and a Bachelor of Nursing. She is working towards her PhD.
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Rosabel Miranda
31 Oct 2020
The more you learned the more you can build your confidence to practice your scope of nursing. Generally speaking you will be knowledgeable to do as what you gained.
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stacey williams
21 Jul 2021
Gut health is very important in the optimal functioning and pain improvement for many endocrine and gastrointestinal patients whom I care for.being able to offer gut health education can imply pts wellbeing
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