Jun 24

Gut Health

The Gut-Meno Connection: Unlocking Microbial Secrets to Hormonal Health

Wed 19th June 2024, 04:00pm

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June 19th Half Day Symposium: “The Gut-Meno Connection: Unlocking Microbial Secrets to Hormonal Health” 

With Dr. Ghazala Aziz-Scott, Debbie Cotton and Catalina Fernandez

Date & Time: June 19th 4-7pm 

We are excited to introduce our new format education symposium, a 3-hour online session dedicated to exploring the intricate relationship between the gut microbiome and hormonal health during menopause.  

This symposium will explore the intricate relationship between the gut microbiome and hormonal health during menopause, featuring insights from leading experts. Dr. Ghazala Aziz-Scott will discuss hormonal changes during menopause, the connection between gut dysbiosis and disease, and the role of the estrobolome. She will also examine how aging and sexual dimorphism affect the gut microbiome and provide practical advice on optimizing hormonal health through nutrition, lifestyle, and HRT. 

The event will also feature PhD. Catalina Fernández de Ana Portela, who will present on the benefits of medicinal mushrooms for managing hormonal and metabolic changes, stress, anxiety, and sleep disturbances during menopause. She will highlight the latest research on mushrooms for women’s health. Additionally, Debbie Cotton from Invivo Healthcare will discuss the impact of endotoxins on chronic diseases and gut barrier function. This symposium promises to offer valuable strategies for supporting hormonal health through cutting-edge scientific research and expert guidance. Register now to secure your spot and deepen your understanding of the gut-meno connection. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your skills and gain valuable knowledge in the gut-meno connection. 




Dr. Ghazala Aziz-Scott

Functional Medicine Doctor and Menopause Expert

Dr Ghazala Aziz-Scott studied Medicine at Cambridge University and graduated with a Masters in Neuroscience, Medical Ethics and Law. She transferred to Oxford University for her clinical training where she also completed her specialist GP training scheme gaining her membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) in 1995. Well qualified in women’s health, she also holds the DRCOG (Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) and DFFP (Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning). She has been an experienced senior GP in a large NHS partnership in West London for over two decades but is now dedicating her career to Functional Medicine and bioidentical hormone balancing to provide an expertise in integrative women’s health.

Debbie Cotton

Naturopath & Head of Clinical Innovations, Invivo

Debbie is an Australian trained naturopath, herbalist and integrative psychotherapist, and currently the Head of Clinical Innovation at Invivo healthcare. Debbie has been in clinical practice for over nineteen years, including time in the NHS, and has been a lecturer in health sciences throughout this time too. She currently focuses on digesting microbial science into clinical application. About Invivo: Invivo is the human microbiome company. Our mission at Invivo is to restore microbial ecology through the multiple human microbiomes. We offer precision microbiome testing of multiple human microbiomes such as gut, vaginal, oral and urinary microbiomes, and a range of supplements specifically crafted for their impact on human microbiome ecology.

Catalina Fernandez de Ana Portela

Biologist, Mycologist and Mushroom Expert

Catalina Fernández de Ana Portela is a biologist, expert in Mycology and founder of Hifas da Terra. She has built a life and business around the beneficial properties of medicinal mushrooms studying their composition and creating innovative products. It is her ambition to create awareness of the healing properties of mushrooms for our wellbeing. Her ongoing research further confirms these living organisms are powerful adaptogens capable of regulating the immune system and protecting the body from a wide variety of diseases and health issues. Catalina has been presented with a number of awards for her remarkable work and visionary approach in creating biotech products of high added value from a natural resource: mushrooms.