October 13-14, 2017 | Richmond Hill, Ontario

Breakfast Symposia

Save the date for the Integrative Healthcare Symposium Canada taking place on October 13-14, 2017.

Below is information about the 2016 event. Updates for the 2017 event will be added as information becomes available.

 7:30-8:15am | Friday, October 14 | Location: Thornhill

A light breakfast will be served at this session.

Probiotics in Immunity: Are All Strains Created Equal?

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Probiotics are currently one of the most commonly recommended supplements by both traditional and alternative medical practitioners. There have been thousands of papers published to date exploring the various health impacts different strains of probiotics have on human health. The focus of the lecture will be on the direct immune stimulating and shifting effects that various strains have on immune functions. This will enable attendees to make strain specific recommendations based on the individual immune concerns of their patient.

We will also discuss the importance of working alongside a natural health dispensary to ensure patients are getting recommendations of highly educated trained staff instead and are receiving top quality products.  

 Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will be able to list probiotic strains the skew the immune system toward Th1 or Th2
  • List which probiotic strains require enteric coated and refrigeration
  • Be able to explain to patients which probiotics are going to benefit their immune function and conditions such as: allergies, asthma and eczema.



DR. JODIE PEACOCK, B.Sc., ND Dr. Jodie Peacock B.Sc., N.D. is a Naturopathic Doctor at The Root of Health in Oakville, ON. She is a graduate of the University of Guelph, where her studies focused on bio-medical science. After completing her bachelor of science, Jodie went on to complete four years of study at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), one of the six accredited schools in North America.

Dr. Peacock has been in clinical practice for over 10 years and has a special interest in women’s health concerns including, hormone balancing as well as digestive dysfunction. This can help symptoms associated with fertility, PCOS, menopause, weight gain, IBS and IBD.

Dr. Peacock also works as the chief medical officer for Nutritional Fundamentals for health and has a passion for educating both her patients and colleagues.


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