history, practice, & thoughts for the future
with Will Taylor, MD
- 11 hours of recorded video, for self-paced study
- downloadable lecture handouts for each session
- Reading materials & resources
- online quizzes for self-assessment & documentation of participation for 11 hours of continuing education credit
Our intestinal flora includes between 500-1000 distinct species of bacteria, with at least ten times as many bacteria living in the gut as there are human cells in the body.
The diversity and composition of our gut bacteria has been shown to impact significantly on our health, in numerous ways - with disturbances in bowel flora implicated by modern science in obesity, autoimmune disease, even anxiety and depression.
Nearly a century ago, the British bacteriologist Edward Bach observed abnormal populations of bacteria in the feces of hospitalized patients, and set out to develop vaccines targeted at these species. Fortune had him join forces with the London Homeopathic Hospital, and the bowel nosodes - remedies prepared from fecal bacteria - were born.
Bach's work was continued in collaboration with Charles Wheeler, Thomas Dishington, John Paterson, and most prominently by Elizabeth Paterson, who carried this work into the late 1950's, providing us with valuable evidence-based guidelines for their use in clinical practice.
Contemporary discoveries regarding gut bacteria and epigenetics highlight the significance of interventions that target - positively and negatively - the gut flora.
In this course, we'll trace the history of medical attention to gut flora, from Pasteur and Mechnikov, through John Harvey Kellogg, to the contributions of Edward Bach and John and Elizabeth Paterson, through to present discoveries in the epigenetic implications of our microbial flora. We'll identify the Bach/Paterson bowel nosodes according to contemporary bacteriology, and study these as homeopathic remedies - detailing their characteristics and profiling their roles as primary and intercurrent prescriptions in case management.
Case examples in each session will illustrate the practical use of bowel nosodes in practice, and introduce us to resources available for helping us to identify these in our daily casework.
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DVD/CD - Note -
the special discounted price for this course does NOT include the boxed DVD/CD set. If you would like the DVD/CD version of the course, this will be made available to all course participants at the discounted rate of $85, including shipping & handling (US& international), from a participants-only link on the course page.
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Purchase will provide you with 6 months' access to all online course materials, and the opportunity to purchase the boxed DVD/CD course set at course participant discount.
Please note that your enrollment on this course page will automatically expire 6 months (26 weeks) following the date of your enrollment, and all quizzes must be completed, and verification of participation material for continuing education purposes must be downloaded, prior to that time.