2-hour On-Demand: The Brain-Gut Axis


Price: $30 (or Free with Membership)

Course Description:

  • The role of the Brain-Gut axis in regulating food intake is the focus of the seminar. Peptide hormones released from the gastrointestinal tract send information to the brain regarding energy balance and are key in regulating appetite. Gut peptides include GLP-1, CCK, PPY, PP and ghrelin. The role of each of these peptides is reviewed. Chemicals released by the brain such as dopamine and serotonin are regulators in feeding behavior and may play a role in food addiction and compulsive overeating and/or underrating.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-14-060-H01-P, IRD: 11-16-14, ERD: 11-16-17. Knowledge based activity.

Course Objectives :

  • List the gastrointestinal peptides and their physiological function.
  • Discuss the role of the hypothalamus in hunger, satiety and energy metabolism.
  • Discuss the role brain chemicals in food addiction.
  • List dietary strategies to overcome food addiction.
  • Discuss how alterations in dopamine levels can affect appetite, satiety, and food cravings.

Contact Hours: 2

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Target Audience: Pharmacists, Dietitians, and Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals.
  • Credit Hours Awarded for: Nursing professionals and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Completion of course materials.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and course evaluation.

Speaker: Ginger Schirmer, PhD, RD, LD, CSSD

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