High Anxiety: The Gut Microbiota’s Effect on Mental Health

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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).

  • Event Date

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

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    7:00 pm Pacific

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    8:00 pm Pacific

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