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Can Probiotics Help with COVID-19 Recovery and Vaccine Effectiveness? With Professor Robert Thomas

About this event

Here's what you'll be discovering in this CPD-certified webinar with exclusive guest Professor Robert Thomas:

  • Understanding the gut-lung pathway
  • How gut dysbiosis is linked to exacerbated and lengthy COVID-19 symptoms
  • The role of prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics on viral infections
  • The NHS probiotics study: a nutritional probiotic intervention for COVID-19 patients
  • Measuring nutritional interventions for COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness

Professor Robert Thomas is a full time NHS Consultant Oncologist at Bedford and Addenbrooke's Hospitals, a teacher at Cambridge University and a visiting Professor of Sports and Nutritional science at the University of Bedfordshire.

He manages patients with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormones and biological targeted treatments but incorporates nutritional and lifestyle strategies to enhance their effect, reduce side effects and improve outcomes.

He is also head of a Lifestyle and Cancer Research Unit which designs and conducts government approved scientific studies evaluating the impact of exercise, diet and natural therapies on cancer and other chronic diseases. The scientific papers resulting from this research, conducted in collaboration with Universities in Southern California, Cambridge and Glasgow, can be reviewed online.

He has led two UK government approved COVID-19 nutritional intervention studies, assessing whether prebiotics and polyphenol-rich foods could lower the severity and duration of symptoms.

He is author of the UK bestseller "How to Live" and has received several awards including "Doctor of the Year" by Hospital Doctor Magazine, “Oncologist of the Year” by the British Oncology Association, The Royal College of Radiologist Research Medal, and the NHS Communication Prize.

Books: How to live | Keep Healthy after Cancer

Remember you have the option of claiming your smart CPD certificate when you complete this webinar!

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Alex Ruani Chief Science Educator @ The Health Sciences Academy

  • Guest speaker
    Robert Thomas NHS Consultant Oncologist @ Bedford and Addenbrooke's Hospitals

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