Meet Your Microbiome: Eating for Gut Health | Orgain Healthcare Professional Education Series

Meet Your Microbiome: Eating for Gut Health


A vast amount of research continues to support the profound role that the gut microbiome plays in human health beyond digestion and absorption. From autoimmunity and cardiometabolic issues to brain health and metabolism, understanding the impact of this internal ecosystem on overall wellness is critical for preventing and addressing chronic health concerns. This presentation will provide education and strategies around the optimal foods to include and why, those to reduce, and how to identify and minimize potential gut disruptors. It will also address the intersection between environmental health and microbiome status, from soil health to pesticides and other chemical inputs. Lastly, it will offer practical ideas and suggestions on creative ways to increase beneficial foods such as those rich in fiber, polyphenols, and prebiotics, and the potential support that supplements may offer.

Mary Purdy, MS, RDN

Integrative Eco-Dietitian and Nutrition Educator

Mary Purdy MS, RDN is an award-winning integrative eco-dietitian and nutrition educator who is adjunct faculty at The Culinary Institute of America teaching Sustainable Diets and Public Health. She was in clinical practice for 13+ years using a personalized medicine and functional nutrition approach before transitioning into sustainable food systems and their intersection with climate change and human health. She taught at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA for 8 years, and lectures for numerous universities, institutions and professional educational platforms including UK's Future Food Movement. In addition to being the host of The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast, she had her own podcast, The Nutrition Show, with 100+ episodes, and has authored two books, Serving the Broccoli Gods and The Microbiome Diet Reset. Mary also is a nutrition and sustainability adviser for Big Bold Health, serves as the Director of Education for the Planetary Health Collective and is a sought-after speaker, consultant and community builder working with organizations to create a more sustainable, just and resilient food system. Learn more about Mary at


Mary Purdy, MS, RDN

Integrative Eco-Dietitian and Nutrition Educator

Course Overview

Released: 2/18/21
Expires: 2/18/24
Duration: 1:01:47
Level: Level 2
Available Credit: 1.0 CPEU
Performance Indicators: 10.1.1; 10.4.4; 8.1.4

*This course has been approved for continuing education for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

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