Studies have shown that regions with low COVID 19 fatality rates eat large quantities of fermented foods. This is a perfect example of the gut-immune connection, and how food really is medicine!
Dr. Emeran Mayer is a gastroenterologist, lecturer, author, editor, neuroscientist, documentary filmmaker, and professor in the Departments of Medicine, Physiology, and Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Throughout his career – both in his research and clinical practice, Mayer has pursued a Buddhist philosophy of interconnectedness, balance, and compassion. He has explored ancient healing practices of primal people around the world, of Native Americans and those in the Traditional Chinese and Aryuvedic tradition, and has always strived to integrate the wisdom of these traditions with the discoveries of modern science.
Today we'll talk about his latest book The Gut-Immune Connection, how gut microbes are active participants in the communications between your brain and your gut,
Why a diet that is optimal for your gut microbes is also best for your brain health, How to “listen to your gut” and be mindful of the signals your body is sending you, and of course, kimchi.