This is an extended version of the lecture presented at the 8th International Conference of Herbal Medicine in Melbourne 2013.
In this lecture, Jason explains the intricacies of the probiotic strain and how to select the most appropriate strain or strains for your patient's specific condition. The overall aims are to help clinicians become more critical consumers of probiotic products and help practitioners prescribe probiotics in a more evidence-based manner. He concludes the presentation by busting some long-held probiotic myths.
Jason is a naturopath, Western herbalist, researcher and educator with more than 14 years’ clinical experience working in busy natural medicine dispensaries and clinics on the North Coast of NSW and in Hobart, Tasmania. He is currently the Senior Lecturer in Complementary and Alternative Medicines at the University of Tasmania’s School of Medicine (Hobart, Tasmania), where he is the Course Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicines. He is also the Gastrointestinal Imbalances lecturer in the Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine program at the University of Western States (Portland, Oregon).