Gut Health, Microbiome, and the Brain. Everything You Need to Know: Dr. Emeran Mayer

“Gut-health” has become a buzzword in the wellness industry, but what exactly is our gut and how do we know if it’s healthy? What role does it play in our overall health? What is its connection to the brain? Do probiotics or fermented foods do any good for our gut? Does fasting impact the gut microbiome? What are 5 things we can do for a healthier gut? 

Dr. Emeran Mayer, gastroenterologist, author, neuroscientist, and professor in the Departments of Medicine, Physiology, and Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA joins us on the SuperAge podcast to discuss these questions and shares his expertise on the gut microbiome. 

What you will learn:
– What the “gut” and “microbiome” actually are
– How the health of our gut impacts the health of everything else in our bodies
– The gut’s connection to our brain
– Whether probiotics and fermented foods really work for improving gut health
– How fasting may impact the gut
– 5 things to do for a healthier gut

“I think what we have observed is that our modern lifestyle is not very conducive to a healthy gut because of what we eat and the whole standard American diet story that plays a significant role.” 

“What happens in the gut does not stay in the gut. It goes through various signaling molecules to every part of the body.”

“If you’re stressed in your brain, or you have negative emotions in your brain, your gut knows it, because it gets these signals. And vice versa: if your gut is imbalanced, your brain knows it.” 

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Listen to the SuperAge podcast wherever you get your pods. 

Connect with Dr. Emeran Mayer:
Books: The Gut-Immune Connection, The Mind-Gut Connection

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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.


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