That Gut Feeling

Have you ever wanted to know more about the Gut-Brain Axis?

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The Gut-Brain Axis (GBA) communication superhighway. 

The GBA is an enigma that we all want to understand better. You already know that there are trillions of microorganisms in and on our body and we now know that microorganisms (mostly bacteria) in our gut talk to the rest of our body. How do they do this? Find out more in this online course.

 

This course has 4 topics to help you navigate the GBA and how our gut and our brain communicate. 

Topic 1: Connecting the Gut and the Brain

This topic includes 3 lessons that cover why we now know that the that GBA is so important; How the gut and the brain are connected and What the Vagus Nerve does and what it is. 

 

Topic 2: Is about communication strategies within the GBA. There are 3 parts to this topic as it is a large and very new area so the basics have been covered to give you an idea of what is going on in the research in this area as well as how things like neurotransmitters and cells of the immune may be involved in the GBA communication. 

 

Topic 3: GBA and Disease. There are so many disease states that appear to be connected to dysbiosis of the gut microbiota, miscommunication between the gut and the brain and inflammation so this topic delves into these areas. 

 

Topic 4: Is Food the answer? This topic covers why food might be the answers to a faulty communication system within the GBA and whether or not things like probiotics, prebiotics, postbiotics, synbiotics or psychobiotics may be of help now or in the future. This topic also looks into some other alternatives that may be able to reconnect the GBA like herbal medicines and hypnotherapy. 

In a nutshell,  this course, we will discuss how our gut and our brain are linked by something called the vagus nerve which runs from our brain to our gut forming a bidirectional information superhighway. This is a very busy highway that is constantly transporting messages back and forth. Our gut informs our brain every millisecond of the day about what is going on. Does that mean our brain needs our gut more than our gut needs our brain?

 

To start the course now click here.