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From Fibre to Ferments – The Science of How Food Affects Your Microbiome


Desiree Nielsen, BSc RD
Registered Dietitian

MARCH 31, 2023
2:15–3:00 PM PT
RM 202


More than ever we know that our diet has a major impact on our health, including physical and mental health. The quote “We are made of what we eat” truly illustrates the influence our nutrition has on the billions of bacteria that make up our gut microbiota. Knowing that we have more intestinal bacteria than human cells, a varied and balanced diet is the key for these bacteria to induce health and confer their benefits to the brain gut axis, the gastrointestinal tract, the immunity, the metabolism and more. The health of our intestinal microbiota obviously begins with a better understanding of our needs; in short, to take good care of ourself, physically and mentally. 


Desiree Nielsen is a registered dietitian, host of The Allsorts Podcast and author of the bestselling plant-based cookbook, Eat More Plants and the upcoming Good for Your Gut (May 2022). Desiree owns a private practice in Vancouver with a focus on chronic digestive and inflammatory disease as well as plant-based approaches to optimal health.