Microbiome Mastery was developed by Tom Fabian, PhD, for practitioners who are seeking high-quality educational resources that facilitate a better understanding of the microbiome and its role in health and disease, in order to more effectively incorporate this promising new area of biomedical science into clinical practice. Developed to address the specific needs of functional health practitioners (nutritionists, functional medicine physicians, naturopathic physicians, chiropractors, and other integrative health practitioners), Microbiome Mastery offers courses and other resources that are based on the most current scientific and clinical information available.
About Tom Fabian, PhD, CNTP
Tom is a functional nutritionist and former biomedical research scientist who specializes in the microbiome and how it relates to digestive, immune, brain, and metabolic health. In addition to developing educational programs and resources for practitioners, he provides consulting services for practitioners, and also maintains a small functional nutrition practice working with clients in the areas of healthy aging, gut health, immune health, nervous system health, and metabolic health.
Areas of Expertise
1) The Microbiome & the Brain-Immune-Gut Axis
Many, if not most, of the chronic health imbalances that are most prevalent today involve imbalances in the immune system, the nervous system, and the digestive system, in addition to the recently-recognized critical contribution from the microbe communities that live in – and on – our bodies. The many different components of the brain-immune-gut axis and the microbiome interact in very complex ways that science is just beginning to reveal, but we already know that – in some cases – we can shift imbalances in this complex system through diet, exercise and lifestyle factors in order to improve health.
2) Metabolism & Energy Regulation
Like the brain-immune-gut & microbiome system, metabolism & energy regulation represents another complex aspect of our biology that is critical to health and wellbeing. Imbalances in the way the body produces, stores and regulates energy can contribute to a wide range of health issues, from fatigue, to weight gain, and compromised brain function. Addressing imbalances in metabolism and energy through diet, activity and lifestyle approaches can lead to enhanced health and vitality.
3) Functional Health & Healthy Aging
Functional health addresses health imbalances and health optimization through a personalized program of optimal nutrition, functional fitness, and other modifiable lifestyle factors such as stress and sleep management. Functional health approaches also aim to identify the root causes and contributing factors of health imbalances, so that lasting improvements can be made (as opposed to temporary quick fixes). I specialize in applying this approach to helping clients in the 40+ age range improve their function and maintain their health so that they can continue to live life to their fullest.
Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner (CNTP)
Nutrition Therapy Institute, Denver, Colorado
Institute for Functional Medicine
Cardiometabolic, Energy and Hormone Advanced Practice Modules
Certification program in Functional Medicine and Mindfulness
Conducted by Diane Mueller, ND and Miles Nichols, L.Ac.
Functional Medicine Workshop Series
Conducted by Brandon Lundell, DC / Colorado Chiropractic Association
Member, National Association for Nutrition Professionals
National Association of Nutrition professionals (NANP) Community Award