Leaky Gut Syndrome — Learn About the Causes, Associated Conditions, and Treatments Under Research
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 5120, 5220; Level 3
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.3, 8.3.6, 10.4.4
This continuing education course provides a broad overview of the literature that exists on leaky gut syndrome or intestinal permeability, including diagnosis, potential causes, medical conditions associated with the condition, and potential treatments.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the January 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Define and discuss leaky gut syndrome.
- Assess five medical conditions that may be associated with leaky gut syndrome.
- Distinguish at least three potential causes of leaky gut syndrome.
- Evaluate at least two treatments that are being researched to help alleviate leaky gut syndrome.
- Counsel patients on a variety of nutrition strategies that could help normalize intestinal permeability.
E.A. Stewart, MBA, RD, is a dietitian in private practice in southern California specializing in irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, and nonceliac gluten sensitivity.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR