The Gut-Brain Axis: Influence of Microbiota on Mood and Mental Health, with Jeremy Appleton, ND

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In this commentary, published in Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, by Jeremy Appleton, ND, he explains the gut-brain axis and its bidirectional communication network that links the enteric and central nervous systems. As he discusses, this network is not only anatomical, but it extends to include endocrine, humoral, metabolic, and

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Klaire Labs (SFI USA) Announces the availability of Acumen, the most extensively studied Bacopa monnieri : CDRI 08

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Reno, NV – Klaire Labs (SFI USA) today announced the launch of Acumen, the most extensively studied extract of Bacopa monnieri (whole aerial plant extract CDRI 08). CDRI 08 is clinically demonstrated to support spatial working memory,1 new information retention,2 stress management, and mood.3 Bacopa monnieri, commonly known as Brahmi,Read …

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Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 in Pregnancy on Postpartum Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

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Growing evidence about the microbiome and gut brain axis suggests that taking specific strains of probiotics may be an important aspect of mental health, and more specifically postpartum depression, which affects 10-15% of women. In this study, published by EBioMedicine, a LANCET publication, researchers studied the effects of probiotics supplementationRead …

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The Neurobiology of Stress

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At the 2016 Neurobiology of Stress Workshop in Newport Beach, CA, a group of experts presented the symposium The Microbiome: Development, Stress, and Disease, published in Mammalian Genome. This report, coauthored by leading experts Jane Foster, PhD, John Crynan PhD and colleagues, summarizes and builds upon some of the key conceptsRead …

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Multi-species Probiotics Affect Reaction to Sad Mood

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It is widely understood that the intestine and the brain are closely connected via the brain-gut axis, which is includes bidirectional communication through the neural, endocrine and immune pathways. As this study shows, the communication occurs because of interactions with the intestinal microbiota. They release immune activating and other signalingRead …

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VIDEO: What We Know About Mood and the Microbiome (It’s Not in Your Head), with Jeremy Appleton, ND

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In this video from the 2018 Integrative Healthcare Symposium, Jeremy Appleton, ND, outlines the primary mechanisms by which the gut and brain interact. Appleton says this about the mood and the microbiome: When we search for clues in the gut that might present a unifying theory for the pathogenesis of manyRead …

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Gut Feelings: Radiolab Podcast on the Gut Microbiome

Gut Feelings

We couldn’t resist sharing this excellent and amusing Radiolab podcast, called Gut Feelings, about some important research by John Cryan, PhD, Professor & Chair, Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork and Principal Investigator at the APC Microbiome Institute. In this Radiolab podcast, guest-host Carl Zimmer, co-host Robert Krulich, producerRead …

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VIDEO: Case Study with Scot Bay, MD on Probiotics and Psychiatry

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Do probiotics and psychiatry have a role to play in helping with mood disorders? In this video, from the 2018 Integrative Healthcare Symposium, Scot Bay, MD a practicing psychiatrist and host of Psychiatry Today’s weekly radio show, discusses four case studies for patients with depression and how a multi-species probioticRead …

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How to Select the Right Probiotic Strains for Patients with Brain and Mood Disorders

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The following video is a primer on the basics of the microbiome, how to select the right probiotic strains and why your decision makes a significant difference in patient outcomes. For the most comprehensive information, it is often important to go right to the source, which is why we choseRead …

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