The Gut, the Bad and the Ugly: Understanding the Role of the Gut Microbiome in Nutritional Psychiatry (1 CME Point).
BSC, MSC, RNUTR
The Gut-Brain Axis is a bidirectional communication system which plays a key role in mediating mental health. In this lecture we will take a deep dive into the role that gut microbiome composition plays in mental wellbeing, and how dominance of specific strains has been implicated in the development of mental illness. However, the gut microbiome is influenced by dietary and environmental factors, and nutrition science research has indicated role of dietary modification as a promising intervention.
- To explore research regarding gut microbiome and brain health
- To understand role of gut microbiome composition in mental wellbeing and mental illness
- To explore key dietary interventions for modifying gut microbiome composition