The Gut-Brain Theory – Episode 1: Communication mechanisms between microbiome and brain

Together with Prof. Ted Dinan (UCC Ireland) we discuss the link between gut and psychological distress.

The communication between our gut microbiota and the brain is said to be able to modulate certain psychological states such as depression and anxiety. This is commonly recognised as the gut-brain axis or gut microbiome-brain axis. Together with Prof. Ted Dinan, from University College Cork, in this episode we discuss how this communication takes place and what link exists between gut well-being or gut discomfort and psychological distress.