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Probiotics, Women, Aging and Cognitive Function

Wednesday August 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm






Did you know there’s a link between recurrent UTIs and cognitive decline?

Most of us already have a rudimentary understanding of probiotics — that they’re healthy gut bacteria which help us digest food, keep us regular, and maintain balanced immune function.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  Healthy probiotic bacteria may help us with situations as diverse as weight loss, skin conditions, cholesterol, and even our moods.

This talk will skip right over the basics, and get into some of the really interesting stuff.  We’ll look at specific issues and needs effecting women and people over the age of 60.  And we’ll explore established and emerging research that points to a connection between UTIs (which probiotics can prevent and mitigage) and cognitive decline in aging.  We’ll also explore non-traditional probiotics made from yeast, not bacteria, that powerfully prevent infections and antibiotic-induced diarrhea.

Our speakers are Anthony Thomas, PhD and Dominique Ostrander, M.S.

Dr. Thomas is returning to Debra’s now for the second time.  He is the Director of Scientific Affairs at Jarrow Formulas in Los Angeles.  His primary research interests have focused on the influence of dietary and lifestyle factors on the development of obesity and associated cardiovascular and metabolic problems.  He has authored and co-authored multiple published peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and served as peer reviewer with relevant expertise in the field of nutrition and metabolism for multiple scientific journals.

Dominique Ostrander is a National Educator and Probiotic Manager for Jarrow Formulas. She holds graduate degrees in both exercise science and pharmacology, with a particular focus on cardiac rehabilitation.  She has spent over 25 years working with moderately to morbidly obese patients.

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Wednesday August 19, 2020
7:00 pm


Debra’s Natural Gourmet
Jarrow Formulas


Online and Socially Distant via Zoom