90-minute Webinar presented by board certified neuropsychologist Karen D. Sullivan.
The gut-brain axis refers to the two-way relationship between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract, sometimes called “the second brain.” New neuroscience research is clear that the microbiota, the collection of good and bad bacteria colonized in our gastrointestinal tract, is the main influencer on how the gut and the brain communicate and regulates our ability to handle stress and our mood (depression and anxiety), our thinking abilities, the immune system especially inflammation and even cause or worsen neurological conditions.
In this webinar, Dr. Sullivan will:
• Provide you with a critical summary of the latest research on the brain-gut axis with a focus on the microbiota, including how a disturbed intestinal microbiome may be related to neurological disease using Parkinson’s disease as an example;
• Explain how your childhood, history of antibiotic use and what you eat today shapes gut bacteria for better or worse;
• Inform you how to regulate inflammation, the core characteristic that drives many Western diseases, through a gut-friendly diet and share which foods have the most research support for the healthiest gut;
• Share the current thinking on pre- and probiotics; and
• Discuss how the new treatment of fecal transplantation (yes, a poop transplant) may help several brain health challenges including Essential Tremor.
Live Q&A follows the lecture with Dr. Sullivan.