Probiotics and Microbes - Healing Your Microbiome
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Probiotics and Microbes - Healing Your Microbiome

Enter the microscopic world and learn how microbes cause disease and how probiotics can prevent and even treat them.
4.8 (6 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
54 students enrolled
Created by Case Adams
Last updated 8/2015
English
Current price: $29 Original price: $35 Discount: 17% off
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify the major microbes that inhabit the body
  • Differentiate between healthy and pathogenic microbes
  • Identify the major pathogenic microbes
  • Identify major diseases caused by pathogenic microbes
  • Examine the research showing how certain diseases may be treated with probiotics
  • Know how fermented (probiotic) foods are made
  • Utilize probiotic supplementation therapeutically
  • Understand our microbiome
  • Identify prebiotics and the foods that contain them
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Requirements
  • A little about getting sick
  • Basics on food preparation
Description

This course will take you from the basics of microbes that cause disease to solutions probiotics present. This interactive, recorded webinar lecture series of information-packed video in ten lesson modules includes an interactive forum and reading material. It is designed to create expertise in the world of microorganisms, the diseases they cause, and the potential of probiotics as treatments as documented from clinical research. The course also includes a FREE download of Dr. Adams' book: Probiotics: Protection Against Infection (a $6.95 value).

Course teaches about:

✔Microbe types, shapes and anatomy

✔Microbes that cause disease

✔All about our microbiome

✔How antibiotic resistance develops

✔Probiotic species and strains

✔How probiotics combat disease

✔How to supplement probiotics

✔The many probiotic foods

✔Many surprising prebiotics

✔All about pasteurization

✔How infections grow

✔Discover natural antibiotics

Who is the target audience?
  • Those interested in understanding infectious diseases
  • Those wishing to expand their understanding of probiotics
  • Those wanting to boost their immune system
  • Those who want to know what the microbiome is
  • People who want to live longer
Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
02:18:06
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Introduction to Microbes and the Diseases they can cause
2 Lectures 16:35

THIS LESSON WILL ALLOW YOU TO:

Name and classify the types and genera of pathogenic microorganisms and how they are distinguished from each other
• What is a germ?
• Bacteria
• Fungi
• Viruses
• Parasites
• Mycoplasmas, Thermophiles and others
• Anatomy of a bacteria
• Anatomy of a yeast
• Anatomy of a parasite

THIS LESSON WILL CONSIST OF:

1. watching the video lecture (excuse the poor sound quality - we are trying to improve this)

2. downloading the instructor's book – Probiotics: Protection against Infection in the resources link (free- included in the course)

3. reading pages 1-7 in the book

4. answering the short quiz

Feel free to contact me directly at case@caseadams.com

Preview 12:39

introduction to microbes
4 questions

THIS SECTION WILL:

Introduce some major diseases caused by pathogenic organisms, including:
• Digestive diseases
• Cardiovascular diseases
• Urinary tract/bladder/kidney diseases
• Liver and gallstone diseases
• Dental and gum diseases
• Sepsis
• Arthritis

THE LESSON WILL CONSIST OF:

1. watching the video lecture (please excuse poor sound quality - we are working on this)

2. reading pages 7-9 in the book - Probiotics: Protection against Infection.

3. reading the articles linked in the resource section

4. try your hand at answering the short quiz (optional of course)

Some Diseases Caused by Microbes
03:56

Some diseases caused by microbes
4 questions
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The Roles of Our Body's Probiotics
1 Lecture 09:32

This lesson will introduce the following:

Describe the major roles, functions and development of probiotics within the body
• Digestive roles
• Protect the body
• Boosting immunity
• Balance mucosal biochemistry

This lesson will consist of:

1. watching the video lecture

2. answering the short quiz at the end of the video

3. reading pages 63-76 in the book - Probiotics: Protection against Infection.

Our Body's Probiotics
09:32

Our body's probiotics
4 questions
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Antibiotics, Pasteurization and the Germ Theory
2 Lectures 30:17

This lesson will introduce the following:

Describe the function and source of antibiotics
• What antibiotics are
• How antibiotics are produced
• Antibiotic resistance
• Antibiotics produced by probiotics
• Difference between static and commensal antibiotic application

This lesson will consist of:

1. watching the video linked below

2. reading pages 10-18 in the book - Probiotics: Protection against Infection.

3. answering the short quiz


The Basics of Antibiotics
17:30

Antibiotics
4 questions

This lesson will give an understanding to the following:

The relationship between pasteurization and the germ theory
• What is pasteurization?
• Germ theory
• Field theory
• Which theory is right?

This lesson will consist of:

1. watching the video linked below

2. answering the short quiz at the end of the video

3. reading pages 18-32 in the book - Probiotics: Protection against Infection.


Pasteurization and the Germ Theory
12:47

Pasteurization and the Germ Theory
5 questions
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The Probiotic Species
1 Lecture 09:23

This lesson will introduce the following:

Describe the major genera and species of probiotics
• Lactobaccillus
• Bifidobacteria
• Streptococcus
• Bacillus
• Other species

This lesson will consist of:

1. watching the video linked below

2. reading pages 37-40, 60-61 and 175-202 in the book - Probiotics: Protection against Infection.

3. test your knowledge by answering the short quiz (optional)

The Probiotic Species
09:23

The Probiotic Species
4 questions
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The Major Pathogenic Microbes
1 Lecture 15:35

This lesson will:

Describe the major pathogenic organisms
• Bacterial – E. coli, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, etc.
• Viral – Ebola, Influenza, Herpes, HIV, SARS
• Parasites – Blastocystis, etc.

This lesson will consist of:

1. watching the video linked below

2. reading pages 10-18 in the book - Probiotics: Protection against Infection.

2. test your knowledge by answering the (optional) short quiz

The Major Pathogenic Microbes
15:35

Pathogenic Microbes
4 questions
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Probiotics for Health
3 Lectures 45:48

This lesson will:

  • Identify sources of supplementing probiotics
  • Probiotic Foods
  • Probiotic Beverages
  • Probiotic Supplements – capsules, tabs, powders, shells
  • How to determine a viable probiotic supplement
  • Fermented foods versus non-probiotic commercial analogs
This lesson will consist of:

1. watching the video lecture

2. reading pages 240-249 and 203-228 in the book - Probiotics: Protection against Infection.

3. test your knowledge by answering the optional short quiz

Supplementing Probiotics
18:18

Supplementing Probiotics
4 questions

This lesson will:

Examine the research on probiotic intervention for particular diseases and conditions
• Diseases most notably treated with probiotics
• Surprising diseases treated with probiotics
• Central mechanisms of probiotic treatment in disease

This lesson will consist of:

1. watching the video

2. reading pages 79-173 in the book - Probiotics: Protection against Infection.

3. test your knowledge by answering the short quiz (optional)


Treating and Preventing Disease with Probiotics
10:04

This is Part Two of Module Nine - continuing on the discussion of the research showing how some diseases can be treated and prevented by probiotic supplementation.

Treating and Preventing Disease with Probiotics Part 2
17:26

Disease and probiotics
4 questions
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Prebiotics and our Microbiome
1 Lecture 10:56

This lesson will discuss:

•The sources of prebiotics
• What is our microbiome
• How our diets affect our microbiome
• What are prebiotics
• What are the major sources of prebiotics
• How to keep our probiotics healthy

This lesson will consist of:

1. watching the video linked below

2. reading pages 229-240 in the book - Probiotics: Protection against Infection

3. test your knowledge by answering the optional short quiz

Prebiotics and our Microbiome
10:56

Prebiotics and our microbiome
4 questions
About the Instructor
Case Adams
4.8 Average rating
6 Reviews
65 Students
2 Courses
Naturopath

Case Adams is a California Naturopath who is board-certified by the American Alternative Medical Association as an Alternative Medical Practitioner, with a Ph.D. in Natural Health Sciences, a D.Sc. in Integrative Health Sciences and a doctorate in Naturopathy. He is a traditional naturopath - not a licensed physician. His focus is upon researching, writing about and authenticating traditional therapies with clinical evidence. He is the author of 25 books on natural health with a history of clinical practice.