40 mins

The Gut:Skin Axis

Natalie Yerlett

The Gut:Skin Axis

Natalie Yerlett



40 mins

Part of the symposium ‘Yakult Science Study Day ‘Gut’ to grips with the science

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Session Outlines and Learning Objectives

About the session

Did you know that your skin has its own unique varied microbiome? And did you know that skin disorders may be improved or potentially prevented by improving microbiome variation? This presentation will cover the unique microbiome of the skin and the implications for skin disorders.

Watch this session to:


  • The skin microbiome
  • The bi-directional relationship between the microbiomes of the gut and the skin
  • Implications for clinical practice


  • Skin disorders that can be influenced by positive changes to the host microbiomes
  • Current knowledge of probiotics and prebiotics that can be used to treat skin disorders


  • Recognise which strain of probiotic may be beneficial for some dermatological conditions
  • Confidentially advise on dietary changes to improve intake of foods that will help microbiome diversity
  • Understand how to appropriately advise on the use of probiotics in dermatological conditions
Dr Wendy Hall, PhD RNutr, Reader in Nutritional Sciences, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King’s College London

Guest speaker

Natalie Yerlett
Highly Specialist Dietitian and Supplementary prescriber,
Dietetic Lead EB and Dermatology, Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK

Natalie is a highly specialist paediatric dietitian and supplementary prescriber with nearly 20 years experience in paediatric medicine. Natalie regularly publishes and presents nationally and internationally on her areas of expertise. Natalie has contributed two chapters to the paediatric dietetic textbook. Natalie is a member of the ACBS committee and is proud to be the Diet Sheet Coordinator for the BDA Food Allergy Specialist Group.

Melissa Mogor


Dr Emily Prpa
Science Manager, Yakult UK & Ireland

Dr Emily Prpa is an award-winning nutritionist, with a PhD in Nutritional Sciences. Her research focused on the therapeutic effects of plant-based foods. Today she specialises in nutrition communications and is considered one of the leading experts in her field. Emily is currently the Science Manager at Yakult Science for Health UK & Ireland.

View Dr Emily Prpa’s introduction

Part of the symposium series:

Yakult Science Study Day

‘Gut’ to grips with the science


This symposium is approved for CPD by the AfN

You are welcome to attend individual sessions. CPD certificates will be issued based on length of total time attended.


Gut health and the microbiome are areas that many registrants provide advice on. Therefore this study day will provide a opportunity to hear about the latest research developments to ensure their knowledge is up to date.

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This webinar is being run in association with Yakult Science for Health and
The Gastroenterology Group of the British Dietetic Association.

Yakult Science for Health are committed to promoting HCP knowledge of the gut microbiota, probiotics and gut health. The Yakult Company supports and funds independent medical and scientific research worldwide.

Science has always been at the heart of the Yakult company, since the microbiologist Dr Shirota selected and cultivated Lacticaseibacillus paracasei Shirota, in Japan in 1935.

For more information about free access to expert resources visit www.yakult.co.uk/hcp or contact the Science Team at science@yakult.co.uk.


About The Gastroenterology Group of the British Dietetic Association
The Gastroenterology group of the British Dietetic Association is a specialist group which is open for all BDA members with a keen interest in all things gastrointestinal. We support and develop high quality evidence based dietetic practice in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, through the channels of social media, event days and resources. All whilst, promoting the benefit of a dietitian’s role in this unique specialism. @BDA_Gastro on both Twitter and Instagram – our Instagram is newly set up and we will be focusing on one topic per month.
BDA’s IBS food fact sheet here

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