4 CEUs for chiropractors, physical therapists, PT assistants and massage therapists*. This course should also meet the 2-credit nutrition requirement for NJ chiropractors.
This program is a LIVE INTERACTIVE Webinar. Live webinars are interactive and as such, are live credits, not distance learning.
Requirements to attend a live webinar:
- You will need a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer to view it. If using a smartphone or tablet, it is best to have the app for the program on your device (i.e. Zoom, GoToWebinar).
- To verify your continued attendance during the class, you will need a microphone, webcam or the ability to type into the program’s live chat.
- Instructors or school personnel will take attendance periodically throughout the class.
- Instructors may call on participants.
- To verify attendance, a code word may be given sometime during the class.
- You will be required to complete and return an evaluation after the course has ended. The evaluation may ask what code word was given.
- You may not receive your Certificate of Completion if we cannot verify your attendance.
Live webinar invitations are emailed to registered students as the course date nears (approximately one day prior to the class).
Certificates of Completion are emailed to students approximately 5 business days after the course.
This lecture will cover the role of bacteria in your gut and the way they influence how you experience emotion. It will also explain how important the gut microbiome is to overall health and how the vagus nerve connects mind and gut.
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
- Identify general anatomy and physiology of the brain and gut
- Explain interconnections between the brain and gut
- Identify types of bacteria
- Explain the role of bacteria in affective states
- Describe the role of mitochondria with regard to the gut microbiodome
- Discuss possible corrective measures
- The diencephalon, mesencephalon
- Origin of vagus with innervations
- Gut anatomy
- Role of endocrine system and emotion
- Role of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems
- The brain/gut interconnections
- Schizophrenia exhibits less diverse organisms
- Modulation of the glutamate-glutamine-GABA cycle
- Role of the vagus nerve
- Vagus discriminates between pathogenic and non pathogenic bacteria
- Vagus nerve by virtue of non pathogenic bacteria uses afferent signals to allow GABA to be released
- Anti and pro inflammatory responses via bacteria
- Endo endocrine cells of gut villi synapse with the vagus nerve
- Sense mechanical, chemical, and thermal stimuli
- These stimuli are converted in tiny electrical pulses
- Stimulate afferent vagal neurons to brain
- Gut milieu influences the brain
- Gut pathogens can also influence the brain
About the Instructor: Dr. Arthur Feintuch, DC, DAAPM
- Monmouth University Adjunct Professor Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Dental Studies Institute and the Institute for Continuing Education – Continuing Ed Instructor
- Ocean County College-Developer and Adjunct Instructor EEG program
- Brookdale Community College- Adjunct Instructor and Developer EEG program, Pharmaceutical Math, Occupational Therapy
- Premier Medical and Dental Institute-Phlebotomy, EKG, Pharmacology, Injection Technique, Medical Law and Ethics, etc.
- Middlesex County College-Adjunct Instructor Anatomy and Physiology including lab and lecture
- Designed, developed, and instructed Post Graduate Cranial Anatomy course for continuing education credits to Post-Doctoral Physical Therapy Practitioners
- Gibbs College-Adjunct Instructor Medical Assisting (entire program)
- Chiropractic Physician
- New Jersey State Teaching Certification Secondary Education
- 35 Years Private Practice running multiple offices
*This course is approved for NJ chiropractors because The Institute for Continuing Education is a Pre-Approved Provider/Sponsor with the NJ Board of Chiropractic Examiners. The Institute is also recognized as a CE provider with the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. This course is approved for massage therapists through the National Certification Board for Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) for all states but New York. This course is also approved for NJ physical therapists and PT assistants by the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners through 1/31/26, approval code #2309-52.