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Unlocking the Mind-Body Connection: The Gut-Brain Axis and Brain Health with Dr. Michael Lewis & Miles Miles Sarill

Unlocking the Mind-Body Connection: The Gut-Brain Axis and Brain Health with Dr. Michael Lewis & Miles Miles Sarill

 

In this episode, Dr. Michael Lewis and Miles discuss the gut-brain axis in traumatic brain injury. They explore the latest research on the gut microbiome and its impact on health, including the bi-directional communication between the gut and the brain. They also delve into the role of the vagus nerve in this communication and the potential use of fecal transplants in treating chronic diseases. The conversation highlights the importance of nutrition, particularly omega-3s and fermented foods, in supporting brain health and the gut microbiome. They conclude by emphasizing the need for further research on the gut-brain connection in traumatic brain injury.

Takeaways
  • The gut microbiome plays a crucial role in overall health, influencing everything from neurotransmitters to immune system function.
  • The gut-brain axis involves bi-directional communication between the gut and the brain, mediated by neurological, immunological, and hormonal mechanisms.
  • The vagus nerve is a key component of the gut-brain connection, sending signals between the brain and the gut.
  • Nutrition, including omega-3s and fermented foods, can support a healthy gut microbiome and brain health.

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