Nutrition and Mental Health: The Crucial Connection Between Your Brain and Your Gut with Dr. Gill Hart & Dr. Emeran Mayer


In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ Food intolerance vs food allergy

⦾ The intimate relationship between the mind and the gut

⦾ Gut inflammation and mental illness

⦾ Connection between stress and disease

Dr. Gill Hart BSc (Hons), PhD, Cert Mgmt (Open), FIBMS has expertise that covers a wide range of topics which includes food intolerance; homocysteine as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s, dementia, heart disease and infertility; biochemistry of satiety, appetite, and weight loss; liver biochemistry and blood alcohol markers hormone analysis; endocrine testing and pituitary function; nutrition and mental health; gut function, bone markers and diabetes testing; inflammatory markers and vitamin D.

Dr. Emeran Mayer received his MD/Ph.D. degree from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany, did his residency at the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, and his GI fellowship training at the UCLA/VA Wadsworth Training Program. Dr. Mayer has a career-long interest in clinical and research aspects of brain-body interactions, with a longstanding focus on brain-gut interactions in health and disease. Besides being a widely recognized expert for functional GI disorders, he is also recognized as one of the leading investigators in the world of chronic visceral pain and the brain-gut axis. He has published 210 original manuscripts in the leading GI and Neuroscience journals, 95 book chapters and reviews, and has co-edited three books. He is the director of the Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress and has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1989. He is currently PI of an NIH Center grant on sex differences in functional GI disorders, on a consortium grant of brain bladder interactions, and an RO1 grant on brain imaging in IBS. Dr. Mayer is a regular member of the NIDDK CIMG study section, has been president of the Functional Brain-Gut group, and Associate Editor of Gastroenterology.

Book: The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health

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