Free Resource Friday | Getting to the Gut Webinar Ready for Viewing

Join the wonderment as we explore the role of our Microbiome

This one-hour complimentary journey will expand your view of how trillions of bacterial hitchhikers profoundly influence our health. We will discuss how foods, the environment and our medical practices have impacted our gut bacteria over time and strategies we can take to protect these old friends. You can either view the webinar for free, or to receive 1.0 CE, purchase the webinar below for just $19 (normally $29). 

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A Touch of Sugar, a documentary on type 2 diabetes, debuted at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. This documentary highlights the experiences of people with type 2 diabetes.

In particular, the film focuses on stories from African-American and Latino communities, both of which are disproportionately affected by type 2 diabetes. Narrated by Viola Davis and created in collaboration with Merck as a part of its larger campaign, America’s Diabetes Challenge, the documentary urges people to think about how we can address the stigma associated with diabetes.

Watch the documentary on FYI Television Network:

Saturday, 11/23 at 10:30 a.m EST

Monday, 11/25 at 8:30 a.m. EST

Visit America’s Diabetes Challenge to learn more about the film!


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More intestinal mucus is better. Especially if it is microbially diverse and full of A. muciniphila. A healthy thick gut mucus lining environment boasts an abundance of A. muciniphila and is associated with decreased glucose and less inflammation. A thinner mucus layer is associated with increased diabetes risk and inflammation.

A. muciniphila, discovered only a decade ago, has the important and complex job of maintaining the mucus layer that lines the intestines. Hence the name, mucinphila or mucus loving. An intestinal mucus layer full of A. mucinphila seems to be important. This bacterium makes up just 3 to 5 percent of all gut microbes, yet it’s the main microbe floating in the mucus layer and it’s busy.

The Role of A. muciniphila

A. muciniphila prompts cells to increase mucin production which contributes to a healthy intestinal mucus layer and prevents pathogens from escaping the intestine and entering into circulation.

In rodent studies, A. muciniphila nudges the cells that line the intestine to release more endocannabinoids, which reduce inflammation and prompt release of the gut hormones, GLP-1 and GLP-2. Gut hormones lower post meal glucose levels.

A. muciniphila also helps to create small chain fatty acids from the breakdown of microbiota available carbohydrates (MACs). Fatty acids are associated with a healthier gut. They lower the intestinal pH and create a lumen environment that supports healthy bacterial diversity.

How can we increase A. muciniphila?

Metformin is associated with increased levels of A. muciniphila. Animal studies consistently show that metformin significantly promotes A. muciniphila abundance.

Eating certain whole foods and avoiding high fat diets.

Studies show that polyphenols derived from grapes and cranberries increase the abundance of Akkermansia. This results in enhanced intestinal barrier function and incretin secretion from intestinal endocrine cells. Together, these actions suppress obesity, insulin resistance, and intestinal inflammation.

In another study, apple-derived macromolecular procyanidins induced an increase in the abundance of intestinal Akkermansia leading to anti-inflammatory effects in a mouse model with metabolic syndrome.

Research has also shown that avoiding a high-fat diet and heavy alcohol intake can increase A. muciniphila abundance.

Probiotics – studies are being done to see if A. mucinphila supplements can also increase intestinal levels. There is so much more info coming out everyday about this bug superstar.


View our FREE On-Demand Webinar – Getting to the Gut, Meet Your Microbiome

This one-hour complimentary journey will expand your view of how trillions of bacterial hitchhikers profoundly influence our health. We will discuss how foods, the environment and our medical practices have impacted our gut bacteria over time and strategies we can take to protect these old friends. Join us!

Gut Bacteria Resource Page & Printable Handouts


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Join Coach Beverly for an exploration into the 30 feet of lumen that affects daily well-being. This one-hour complimentary journey will expand participants view of how trillions of bacterial hitchhikers profoundly influence our health.

FREE webinar, Getting to the Gut – Meet Your Microbiome, airs Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Beverly will discuss how foods, the environment and our medical practices impact gut bacteria over time and strategies we can take to protect these old friends.

Since we are anticipating a full-house, plan to arrive at the webinar at least 15 minutes early to hold your spot (first come, first serve basis). Don’t worry if you miss the live version, we will send you a link to the recorded version later that day.

Register below if you want to join us live, November 12 at 11:30 a.m. PST:

We offer this course as part of our Level 4 Bundle as well as an individual course! If you’re hoping for CE credit, you can purchase the individual course or the Level 4 Bundle in our store. Purchase comes with video, podcast, handouts, test, and CE Certificate.


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Coach Beverly offers this FREE webinar to help get you prepare for the CDE® Exam. All her tips and tricks are meant to ease your mind and reflect the updates to the CDE® content outline. Register below with a name and email and you can join us live next Thursday!

Topics covered include:

  • Changes in requirements for 2019
  • Exam eligibility and test format
  • Strategies to succeed
  • Review of study tips and test taking tactics.

We will review sample test questions and the reasoning behind choosing the right answers.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Intended Audience: This FREE webinar is designed for individual or groups of diabetes educators, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants and other health care providers interested in achieving excellence in diabetes care and becoming Certified Diabetes Educators®.

Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM is a working educator who has passed her CDE® Exam 6 times. She is a nationally recognized diabetes expert for over 25 years.

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Join us live with your questions on August 2, 2019 @ 11:30 a.m. PST!

Coach Beverly offers this FREE webinar to help get you prepare for the CDE® Exam. All her tips and tricks are meant to ease your mind and reflect the updates to the CDE® content outline. Register below with a name and email and you can join us live next Friday!

Topics covered include:

  • Changes in requirements for 2019
  • Exam eligibility and test format
  • Strategies to succeed
  • Review of study tips and test taking tactics.

We will review sample test questions and the reasoning behind choosing the right answers.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Intended Audience: This FREE webinar is designed for individual or groups of diabetes educators, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants and other health care providers interested in achieving excellence in diabetes care and becoming Certified Diabetes Educators®.

Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM is a working educator who has passed her CDE® Exam 6 times. She is a nationally recognized diabetes expert for over 25 years.

See our Preparing for CDE® Resource Page >>


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Join Heather Nielsen, MA, LPC, CHWC in this free webinar, as she walks you through hands-on strategies to incorporate mindfulness and compassion into our daily lives and professional practice.

This insightful webinar helps show how mindfulness and compassion can positively affect personal and professional relationships.

You can find additional resources and further reading on her webinar here.

Did you enjoy this webinar? Come hear Heather LIVE in San Diego and earn 39 CEs!

You can mix business and fun by joining us September 4-6, 2019 in San Diego, CA. Earn 39 CEs while networking with other professionals and prepare for the CDE® or BC-ADM exam. This live seminar ends early on Friday, so you can bring your whole family to enjoy a San Diego weekend. Stay on-site at the conference facility to get ocean-front views and be only 4 miles from Sea World, the San Diego zoo, and downtown San Diego.


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New Preparing for the CDE® Exam Webinar has been updated to reflect the changes to the content outline as of July 1, 2019. Join us live by clicking the link below to register!

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We provide plenty of sample test questions and test-taking tips while teaching you how to focus your time and prepare for the CDE®. Join us live or listen to our On Demand version by registering today!

Have you listened to our webinar before, but want more preparation? Our Diabetes Educator Course offers in-person learning from multiple Diabetes Educators. This course gives 39 CEs and is an interactive, fun way to learn about the complexities of Diabetes. Ask about our group discount and join us in San Diego, CA in September. You receive immediate access to online courses to start practicing before you arrive.

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Join us to get ready to succeed a the CDE® Exam. This course will transform your test anxiety into calm self-confidence and test-taking readiness.

Topics covered include:

  • Changes in requirements for 2019
  • Exam eligibility and test format
  • Strategies to succeed
  • Review of study tips and test taking tactics.

We will review sample test questions and the reasoning behind choosing the right answers.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Intended Audience: This FREE webinar is designed for individual or groups of diabetes educators, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants and other health care providers interested in achieving excellence in diabetes care and becoming Certified Diabetes Educators®.

Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM is a working educator who has passed her CDE® Exam 6 times. She is a nationally recognized diabetes expert for over 25 years.

See our Preparing for CDE® Resource Page >>


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