Practitioner Course

Probiotic Precision with Heather Zwickey

Find out which strains can have adverse effects and under what conditions. 

Online Course
1 lesson


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


60 min/lesson
1 Hour total


Dr Heather Zwickey

About this course

Do you know that probiotics can have adverse effects? Find out which strains do and under what conditions. As the research on our microbiome evolves it is becoming clear that probiotics have a larger impact than we have previously thought. Some of this is negative though. Some probiotics are contraindicated for patients in certain circumstances.

Getting this right has become increasingly important. We’ve known for some time that the benefits of probiotics are strain specific. The potential adverse effects are also specific, enhancing the need to be precise about our probiotic prescriptions.

To bring us up to date on the potential downsides of the wrong probiotics and when multistrain supplements could be harmful, Dr Heather Zwickey will present the latest on this rapidly progressing field. She will update us on how probiotics are functioning under specific circumstances to produce adverse health effects.

Heather will also review the role of probiotics in depression and explain the honeymoon effect. She also has some interesting new research to share with us.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • New applications of probiotics
  • How to identify which probiotics affect immune and other systems
  • The latest on strains that are contraindicated in specific circumstances
  • Why some multistrain probiotics are not a good clinical option
  • The relationships between the 4 major phyla

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr Heather Zwickey

Heather Zwickey PhD. is the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at the National University of Natural Medicine and Director of the Helfgott Research Institute.

She also has faculty appointments at Oregon Health and Science University and the University of Washington. She’s a leading researcher in the field of Integrative Medicine.

She’s published more than 50 papers, spoken at more than 40 conferences, had several NIH grants, and won 8 leadership awards. She’s served on the National Vaccine Safety Working Group, the Scientific Advisory Board for the American Association for Naturopathic Physicians, the Scientific Advisory Board for the State of Oregon Retail Marijuana Sales.