Welcome to our first Microbiome Masterclass: Series 1, from our very own Lacey Hall, RDN on the effects of the gut microbiome both in pregnancy and child neurodevelopment.

These masterclasses are a brand-new series from our healthcare practitioner microbiome resource, Better Biome! Stay tuned for monthly masterclasses to develop your knowledge and uplevel your clinical practice. You’ll also see monthly BiomeBytes from Dr. Nicole Beurkens, taking you through quick (we know your time is limited!) summaries of evidence-based articles written by the Better Biome collective. Continue checking www.betterbiome.com for articles, blog posts, masterclasses, and video education monthly!


Join Lacey’s Microbiome Masterclass, presented in three parts:

  • Part 1: The Gut Microbiome’s Influence on Fetal and Infant Neurodevelopment
  • Part 2: A Mind in the Making
  • Part 3: Prenatal, Pregnancy, and Peri-Natal Strategies


Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Key timeframes to influence proper neuronal development
  • Biological signaling pathways and molecules involved in the microbiota gut brain axis
  • Impact and associations of early alterations of the gut microbiome
  • Biomes during the first 1000 days of life
  • Bacterial peptidoglycans
  • PGN dissemination
  • Short chain fatty acids, impaired axons, and gut metabolites
  • The two most important factors during the first 6 months of life
  • Impact of exposure to the outside world (bacteria, infections, antibiotics, pets, food, and travel)
  • Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF)
  • Prenatal to post-birth microbiome-supportive strategies
  • ...and much more!

We are excited to continue sharing the most cutting-edge education and research in the microbiome space (and everything in the body it impacts!)

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