This program will explore the microbiome from an overview, detox, nutrition, and hormone point of view. Attendees will learn how phytonutrients play a role in microbiome health and discuss microbiome testing as an actionable way to assess patient health.
Sara LeBrun-Blashka MS is the director of education and practitioner engagement at Standard Process, where she led the team to launch the new educational website, WholisticMatters.com. Sara is a nutritionist with Master’s in Nutrition Education at American University and a bachelor of science in dietetics and food science. Sara has strong industry experience working for multiple nutrition organizations over the last 20 years. Sara has also provided medical and nutrition marketing consulting services and medical food development to a wide range of health focus corporations. She has also provided radio interviews on multiple health programs and writes nutritional articles. Sara is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. She keeps busy with her family, dog, exercising and traveling. Sara has a passion for community-supported agriculture (CSA) and is active on multiple charitable boards.
Mahmoud Ghannoum is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer for BIOHMHealth. He received an MSc in Medicinal Chemistry and his PhD in Microbial Physiology from the University of Technology in Loughborough, England, and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. He has published more than 350 peer reviewed publication and 6 scientific books, and was on the top 1% of cited scientists worldwide. He pioneered studies on the fungal communities residing in and on our body and coined the term ‘mycobiome’. Dr. Ghannoum is an entrepreneur-scientist who has launched a number of companies focused on the treatment of biofilm infections, as well as microbial dysbiosis.
Meghan Hamrock, MS, MPH, is the Nutrition Learning Manager for Standard Process located at the Nutrition Innovation Center on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Meghan has a Master of Science in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition and a Master of Public Health in Health Communications, both from Tufts University. She is also a licensed health and wellness coach. Meghan has experience in creating personalized nutrition therapy programs through blood biomarker analysis, coordination and implementation of clinical trials, as well as classroom instruction and coaching expertise. She also has five years of experience in public health nutrition, where she designed and implemented community-based health programs.As an avid marathoner and mom of a toddler, Meghan appreciates the power of nutrition and how it plays such an important role in her daily lifestyle.
Dr. Jennifer Stagg is a practicing naturopathic physician and is the founder and medical director of Whole Health Wellness Center in Connecticut. Dr. Stagg is also the author of Unzip Your Genes and is routinely interviewed and appears as an expert guest in the media on the topic of nutrigenomics. She has always been passionate about science and health and started out as a doctoral student in Biochemistry at the University of Iowa. Dr. Stagg is the former director of the USDA – Agricultural Research Service Medicinal Botanical Program at Mountain State University. She also serves on medical advisory boards and is an industry consultant. Dr. Stagg is a well known authority in precision lifestyle medicine, a medical educator and sought after speaker and has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX.