The goal of sustainable healthcare is to improve quality of life at reduced cost by addressing the microbiome first, as recent research shows that all of these non-communicable diseases have a relationship to the microbiome.
The three-day virtual summit brings together thought leaders to present Microbiome First strategies, beyond the soundbites and buzzwords, that is designed to provide thoughtful and meaningful discussions.
Noncommunicable diseases and conditions or NCDs are the number 1 world-wide cause of death. Most of the more than 150 chronic disorders fall into three major categories (allergic, autoimmune or inflammatory). They are also known by the systems they affect:
Respiratory (asthma, COPD)
Cardiovascular (atherosclerosis, stroke)
Metabolic (diabetes, obesity)
Neurologic (depression, autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s)
Gastrointestinal (IBD, celiac, crohn's)
Urogenital (PCOS, chronic kidney disease)
Endocrine (Addison’s), and various cancers
Systemic NCDs also exist (e.g., lupus and frailty). Both the risk of and persistence of NCDs are significantly influenced by the human microbiome.
The Microbiome First - Pathway to Sustainable Healthcare is a suggested 21st century healthcare paradigm that prioritizes the entire human, the human superorganism, beginning with the microbiome.