Science on Tap Presents High Anxiety: The Gut Microbiota’s Effect on Mental Health | Free, Featuring Dr. Lisa Sardinia
Disturbances to the normal gut microbiota have been linked to causing several mental illnesses, including anxiety. Learn more at High Anxiety: The Gut Microbiota’s Effect on Mental Health on May 14.
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High Anxiety: The Gut Microbiota’s Effect on Mental Health
May 14, 2020
7-8 p.m. | Free
More info: Facebook
What do the gut and the brain talk about? Our gut microbiome is filled with yeasts and bacteria that help digest food, but also have shown to be associated with central nervous system function. The gut-brain axis involves links between the central nervous system and the intestinal tract, including the microbes that live there. Disturbances to the normal gut microbiota have been linked to causing several mental illnesses, including anxiety.
At this livestream Science on Tap, Dr. Lisa Sardinia, associate professor of biology at Pacific University, will explain what the microbiome is, and how those experiencing anxiety symptoms might be helped by regulating the microorganisms in their gut with diet (probiotics, non-probiotic foods, and supplements).Written questions during the event are welcome.
Visit our Facebook page at 7pm the live show (refresh until you see the video post), or watch the high quality version on Zoom.