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Low Carb Breckenridge 2017 is open to all including the general public, health, nutrition and fitness enthusiasts, scientific community and healthcare professionals.

For healthcare professionals, this live activity, Low Carb Breckenridge 2017, with a beginning date of 02/24/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 19.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

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Friday, February 24 • 8:30am - 9:00am
Does Fiber Make You Fat? – The Gut’s Effect on Weight and Metabolism (CME approved)

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We know that there are many reasons our modern lifestyles lead to weight gain: dietary choices, lack of movement, insulin resistance, and even stress can contribute to the current obesity epidemic. Emerging research demonstrates that there may be another factor playing a role in our weight and overall metabolism: the microbiome, which is the collective genetic material of all microorganisms in a particular environment, such as a human body. The majority of microorganisms live in the human gut, and as such, supporting gut health through dietary and lifestyle choices may, in fact, help keep you leaner and less prone to metabolic disease.

There are several contributing lifestyle factors that have made us prone to the development of less healthy, less diverse gut microbiota. In our modern world, are we able to return to an ancestral pattern of gut flora? Would this even be beneficial? Will feeding the flora a fiber-rich diet be counterintuitive to the metabolic goals we are trying toachieve with a low-carb lifestyle (i.e. raise the blood sugar or cause weight gain)? We will explore all of these topics and more.

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Erynn Kay PA-C

Physician Assistant, Denver's Diet Doctor
Erynn Kay, PA-C is a board certified, licensed Physician Assistant who joined South Suburban Family Medicine after fatefully meeting Dr. Jeffry Gerber at the Paleo FX conference in Austin, TX in the spring of 2013. | | Erynn graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology. She then went on to earn a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Midwestern University in... Read More →

Friday February 24, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
1) Forrest Room