Missing Microbes

How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling our Modern Plagues

Dr. Martin Blaser, MD explains the problem with medicine’s overuse of antibiotics and the underappreciated human microbiome and its contribution to health and human disease. Missing microbes affects nutrient absorption, immune system function, and the risk for diabetes and obesity. With the alarming rise in asthma, food allergies, and metabolic disorders, the author offers guidelines to consumers and health care providers on how to improve GI health.

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Grouped product items
Product Name Price Qty
Book Only (240)
15 CE Paper Test Only (241)
25 CE Paper Test Only (242)
15 CE Book & Paper Test (243)
25 CE Book & Paper Test (244)
15 CE Online Test Only (W241)
25 CE Online Test Only (W242)
15 CE Book & Online Test (W243)
25 CE Book & Online Test (W244)

Book Details

Year Published
1st Edition
Henry Holt
Page Count
Learning Code
  • (2000) Science of food and nutrition
  • (2060) Immunology
  • (2070) Macronutrients: carbohydrate, fat, protein, fiber, water
  • (2080) Microbiology, food toxicology
  • (2090) Micronutrients: vitamins, minerals
  • (2100) Nutritional biochemistry
  • (2110) Physiology, exercise physiology
  • (3000) Nutrition assessment & Diagnosis
  • (3060) Laboratory tests
  • (3070) Pharmacological, drug/nutrient, herbal interaction
  • (4000) Wellness and public health
  • (4030) Dietary guidelines, DRIs, Food Guide Pyramid, food labeling
  • (4040) Disease prevention
  • (5000) Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • (5110) Allergies, sensitivities
  • (5120) Autoimmune diseases, arthritis, lupus
  • (5190) Diabetes mellitus
  • (5220) Gastrointestinal disorders
  • (5270) Infectious diseases
  • (5280) Nutrient deficiencies, Failure to thrive
  • (5290) Metabolic disorders, Inborn errors
  • (5370) Weight management, obesity

Course Objectives

Level 2 CPE

Suggested Performance Incicators: 2.1.3, 4.1.2, 6.1.2, 8.3.3

CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests


Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:

1. Discuss four major medical problems associated with chronic use of broad-spectrum antibiotics.

2. Identify three major physiological abnormalities that may result from dysbiosis.

3. List three ways to repopulate a person’s gastrointestinal tract with health microbes.

4. Give more accurate, individualized nutritional care to clients on how to improve their diets during and after use of antibiotics or the diagnosis of dysbiosis.

Recommended For...
  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
  • Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
Why we chose this book

The author is an expert in this topic and his book is readable and very interesting. This topic is one of the most important medical and animal feeding controversies in the U.S.—the overuse of antibiotics.

About the author
Dr. Martin Blaser, MD, has studied the role of the bacteria in human disease for more than thirty years. He is the Director of the Human Microbiome Program at NYU, and has had a major advisory role at the National Institutes of Health.