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Gut-Microbiota-Brain Axis

Thu July 27, 2017: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT

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Graphic of the intestines with a magnifying glass showing microbiota

Questions? Email MilFamLN@gmail.com

This is a free professional development webinar hosted by the Nutrition & Wellness concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network.

What is gut microbiota? What is the influence of diet on the proper functioning of our gut microbiota? How does the gut-brain axis (GBA) influence the emotional and cognitive centers of the brain?  Tune into this webinar to find out more about this timely topic.

Webinar trailer from Dr. Holscher

Approved for 1.0 CPEU for RDNs

Learning Objectives

  • List the neurological and physiological connections that enable the bidirectional communication between the gut and the brain
  • Identify lifestyle, dietary, and microbial influences on the flow and function of signaling molecules along the gut-microbiota-brain axis
  • Implement dietary regimens that target the gut and gastrointestinal microbiota to improve or maintain optimal physical and mental health

Presenter

Hannah D. Holscher, PhD, RD
Assistant Professor of Nutrition
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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