Understanding the Mind-Gut connection with Marcie Vaske
This may come as no surprise for some of you, but your gut health has much to do with your mental health; the real surprise is that this is only a recent medical discovery, says Marcie Vaske, a licensed nutritionist from Oswald Digestive Clinic. The biggest issue here is for the population living with IBS or IBD, whose already compromised gut health puts them at a higher risk for mental health issues.
During our recent The Gut Stuff episode, we joined Marcie to discuss the conversation of mind-gut connection and how those with gut health issues can implement steps to support their gut to improve the brain-gut axis.
If you'd like to watch the entire 30-minute episode, click on the link below to be directed to our Instagram Live interview recorded on February 8th.
You may also find it beneficial to visit some of the links below that further illustrate the importance of your gut health and how it impacts your head health.
Below are several research articles and a short Youtube video.
Emotional well-being and gut microbiome profiles by enterotype
The preference for sugar over sweetener depends on a gut sensor cell
Gut-Brain Health - Dr. Andrew Huberman
Fatty acid-induced gut-brain signaling attenuates neural and behavioral effects of sad emotion in humans
Vagus nerve stimulation in chronic treatment-resistant depression
The British Journal of Psychiatry, vol 189, p 282).
Regulation of Neurotransmitters by the Gut Microbiota and Effects on Cognition in Neurological Disorders