Heal the Gut to Strengthen the Brain

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MBP Trish Whetstone

Trish and I chat about the intricate connections of the gut to full-body health. Information travels from one to the other via an information super-highway called the vagus nerve. You’ll learn how problems in the gut can appear as symptoms in the brain.

Conversely, get your gut health right, and performance becomes easier.

About Trish Whetstone

Trish is The Feel Good Gut Coach, a holistic health specialist, stress expert and intuitive eating advocate. She became a certified coach to help herself after years of struggling with IBS, and now she helps others through nutrition, stress management and lifestyle change, so they can feel good in their gut! Catch her co-hosting the podcast “Ice Cream, You Scream”, within The Feel Good Gut Facebook group, on Instagram as @feelgoodgutgirl, or visit her website.

Top things you’ll learn from Trish

  • Mental wellbeing is heavily dependent on gut health
  • You have neurons in your gut
  • The brain and gut are connected via an information superhighway called the vagus nerve
  • Have a digestion disorder? Focus on improving vagus nerve health (vagal tone)
  • Chronic stress disrupts the vagus nerve
  • Why digestive medications can impair the body and lead to worse health in the long-term
  • Artificially increasing stomach acidity can lead to ulcers and nutrient malabsorption, while decreasing it can allow parasites to grow
  • Brain fog, lack of mental clarity, anxiety, depression can all stem from poor gut health
  • Other potential symptoms include joint pain, skin issues, allergies, sinus issues, common illness, inability to self-regulate weight, sugar cravings,
  • When the gut breaks down, food molecules can enter the brain and cause inflammation
  • How to identify food intolerances
  • Why do all successful diets have in common?
  • Why Trish recommends eating seasonally
  • Mental wellbeing is heavily dependent on gut health
  • You have neurons in your gut
  • The brain and gut are connected via an information superhighway called the vagus nerve
  • Have a digestion disorder? Focus on improving vagus nerve health (vagal tone)
  • Chronic stress disrupts the vagus nerve
  • Why digestive medications can impair the body and lead to worse health in the long-term
  • Artificially increasing stomach acidity can lead to ulcers and nutrient malabsorption, while decreasing it can allow parasites to grow
  • Brain fog, lack of mental clarity, anxiety, depression can all stem from poor gut health
  • Other potential symptoms include joint pain, skin issues, allergies, sinus issues, common illness, inability to self-regulate weight, sugar cravings,
  • When the gut breaks down, food molecules can enter the brain and cause inflammation
  • How to identify food intolerances
  • Why do all successful diets have in common?
  • Why Trish recommends eating seasonally
  • Lack of research doesn’t indicate research of lack
  • Eating starts before touching food
  • Listen to what your body intuitively wants

Resources mentioned

Gadget: Food Marble AIRE to test for food sensitivities

Article: Produce may be 12 months old

Dr. Vincent Pedre – Happy Gut

Brene Brown’s work

Yoga With Adriene

Connect with Trish

This podcast is brought to you by

Nick Urban is a biohacker, data scientist, athlete, founder of Outliyr, and the host of the Mind Body Peak Performance Podcast. He is a certified CHEK Practitioner, a Certified Personal Trainer, and a Performance Health Coach. Nick is a student of ancient medical systems (Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hermedic Principles, etc), and modern science.

Nick Urban

Music by Luke Hall

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