Natasha Haskey is a clinician scientist and a Registered Dietitian in Canada with over 20 years of clinical experience. Fascinated by all things microbiome, Natasha is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of British Columbia focusing on how diet influences inflammation and the gut microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease. Passionate about translating emerging scientific information about nutrition and the microbiome, Natasha co-authored a textbook called Gut Microbiota: Interactive Effects on Nutrition and Health. This is the first textbook in Canada to provide a broad overview of gut microbiota and nutrition, with a focus to engage and inform dietitians and other healthcare professionals.
Diet and gut health, where is the evidence at? In this presentation, the gut microbiome’s response to different food types will be discussed. The importance of both animal- and plant-based foods for gut health will be explored, with insights on how the microbiota is modulated by fermented foods, proteins, fatty acids, and different diet types.