Impact of Gut Bacteria on Health

Date:  2021-01-21
Author:   Courtney Fletcher
Impact of Gut Bacteria on Health
Endotoxins (Lipopolysaccharides, LPS), a major component of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, are well known as contributors to the inflammation.
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Courtney Fletcher - Life Science Educator
Life Science Educator
Courtney Fletcher

Courtney holds a B.H.S (Nut)  and has developed a career dedicated to allied health and pharmacy solutions providing diagnostic, technical, therapeutic and direct patient care and support. Courtney provides vital assistance to patients and works alongside medical teams including doctors, allied health practitioner and pharmacists to deliver the best possible patient outcomes.

With her past decade of experience in the film and television industry and as a business owner, a change in professional interest took place. In the last four years she has committed to her education and formally started to work within a scientific clinical framework at Medlab Clinical and her own Nutritional Clinic.

In her current capacity at Medlab Clinical, Courtney develops technical educational material to support conference presentations about Medlab’s research and publications. Her role has expanded beyond the boundaries of a traditional educator which includes presenting at educational and training events, working alongside the sales and marketing team to support sales targets and performance and creates digital assets including blogs, videos and webinars.


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