NHAND Conference 2023 The microbiome plays a critical role in the health and happiness of our patient populations. As naturopathic doctors, we know the gut is the center of health, and at that center resides an organ system called the microbiome. This organ system has mass implications to health and is under constant attack via environmental and medical exposures (pesticides and pharmaceutical medications). What we do to support, restore, and regain health in the microbiomes of our patients is imperative to their success and health outcomes. Many of us are aware of probiotics, and some are even up to speed on the data using fecal transplant as a restoration tactic, but what if it’s simpler than that? What if our theories around diet have been true all along, and the diversity we challenge our patients to achieve, is at the heart of feeding this pertinent organ system that ultimately feeds and nourishes our body? The heart of naturopathy lies within the mystery of the human microbiome, and the approach we often take, perturbs the biome. I’d like to propose a different way. Let’s work to restore these biomes, exalt them rather than demonize a few bad actors. The purpose of my talk will be to provide a better understanding of the microbiome, its impact on health, and how we as providers can create better health outcomes working with, not against, this beautiful organ system.