Sep 30, 2019
We have all experienced the connection between our mind and our gut – the decision we made because it “felt right,” the butterflies in our stomach before a big meeting, the anxious stomach rumbling when we’re stressed out. While the dialogue between the gut and the brain has been recognized by ancient healing traditions including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, Western medicine has failed to appreciate the complexity of how the brain, gut, and more recently, the microbiome – the microorganisms that live inside us – communicate with one another. Do the gut microbiota influence our brain and behavior? Why is a plant-based diet optimal for our microbes and for our health? What role does the mind play in our attitude towards food? These are just a few of the interesting questions Dr. Emeran Mayer discusses in this podcast as well as the revolution that is happening in medicine as we learn more and more about the influence of the gut microbiome on our behaviors, our thinking, and our health and wellness.