STAFFORD, NJ – Stockton University’s Manahawkin Instructional Site, located on E. Bay Avenue, will host a Lunch & Learn session on “Digestion & Health: The Powerful Role of the Microbiome.” The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Cost is free and lunch will also be provided.

The session will be taught by Professor Anthony Dissen, a registered dietitian nutritionist and adjunct faculty member at Stockton.

Dissen will discuss the role digestion plays in determining physical, mental and emotional health. He will also define the microbiome, its impact on our health and development, and look at the microorganisms that live both within the digestive system as well as over the entire body. His lecture explores common lifestyle practices which undermine the health of the microbiome, such as over use of antibiotics, obsessive hygiene and lack of proper foods in the diet. Dissen will also discuss the health consequences of reducing the microbiome, which include digestive diseases, autoimmune conditions, and certain vitamin deficiencies, and how to begin to restore the microbiome to more optimal levels.

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To register, call the Manahawkin Instructional Site at 609-626-3883.

For more information on activities and classes at the Manahawkin Instructional Site, visit: www.stockton.edu/manahawkin