gut microbiome

A Mind of Your Own: The Truth about Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives

This book has been written by Dr. Kelly Brogan. The publishers say: “Depression is one of the UK’s leading causes of disability. One in four women in their 40s are prescribed antidepressant drugs BUT depression is a sign of malfunction of…
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Just One Thing – with Michael Mosley – Eat Some Bacteria

This 14 minute BBC podcast features Dr. Michael Mosely. It explores the science behind probiotics and “How fermented foods might be the key to a healthy brain, body and mind.” The programme-makers say: “In this episode, Michael speaks to expert Kirsten…
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Gut feelings: The microbes involved in our mental health

Writing for the Glasgow Insight into Science & Technology (GIST), Carolina Guidolin reports : “Normally, around 1014 (one hundred trillion) microorganisms live in our gut, supporting our health in many ways, from providing essential vitamins to helping our immune systems develop 1 ….
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The Truth About … Improving Your Mental Health

This 57 minute video from the BBC ranges across a variety of subjects, including heartbeat control, diet and the gut-to-brain vagal nerve connection, exercise, passive vs active engagement with social media, loneliness, social prescribing, insomnia and more. The programme producers say:…
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Food and Mood: Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition

This free, online course is offered by FutureLearn (owned by the Open University) and explores the relationship between nutrition and brain health, why it matters, and how to work towards positive food changes. “Poor diet and poor mental health are leading causes of…
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Brain Changer: How diet can save your mental health – cutting-edge science from an expert

This book has been written by Prof. Felice Jacka. The publisher says: “A combination of Professor Felice Jacka’s love of food and her own experience of depression and anxiety as a young woman led her to question whether what we put…
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Gut Feelings Study

The Food and Mood Centre (Deakin University, Australia) is conducting research into ‘psychobiotics’. The researchers say: “The term ‘psychobiotics’ has recently been coined to refer to treatments for mental and neurological conditions that act via the gut microbiome. Specifically, these could…
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Changing Your Diet Can Help Tamp Down Depression, Boost Mood

Allison Aubrey and Rhitu Chatterjee, reporting for America’s National Public Radio (NPR): “There’s fresh evidence that eating a healthy diet, one that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables and limits highly processed foods, can help reduce symptoms of depression. A randomized controlled trial published in the journal PLOS ONE finds that symptoms of depression dropped…
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