Cultivating Your Gut Feelings

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Learn how to listen to your gut.
Air Date: 8/19/16
Duration: 10
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD
Dr. Emeran MayerDr. Emeran Mayer received is MD/PhD degree from the Ludwig Maximilian'’s 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 of 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 a NIH Center grant on sex differences in functional GI disorders, on a consortium grant of brain bladder interactions, and a 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.
Cultivating Your Gut Feelings
Your gut is full of microbes that communicate to the limbic and emotional centers of the brain. This creates the intuitive “gut” feeling.

By realizing the intricate connection between the brain and gut, you can become more attuned to messages from both. Meditation can help you listen to your gut brain.

Eating food lower in animal fat content is better for your gut communication.

Changing the microbes in your gut can change your anxiety levels and personality traits.

Listen in as Dr. Emeran Mayer joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to discuss gut feelings.