The microbiome has emerged at the forefront of research in mental health and neuropsychological disorders. It is widely recognized that an impaired GI tract has a direct impact on our body’s ability to regulate, affecting the autonomic and enteric nervous systems, the gut-brain axis, and the immune system. Conditions such as anxiety, depression and insomnia can result from an imbalance of neurotransmitters, hormones, and enzymes produced in the GI tract. New evidence shows gut microbiota are capable of producing neurotransmitters, influence neurochemistry, and have an impact on stress responses and cognitive function. With the ability of the microbiota to communicate with the brain and regulate normal function of the gut-brain axis (microbiome-gut-brain axis), their vital role is becoming clear for mental health, mood, and well-being.

Dr. Melina Roberts will introduce the concept of psychobiotics and stress the importance of why balancing the microbiome is essential as an integrative management approach for mood and mental health conditions. Drawing on her clinical experience, she will outline effective strategies to assess a disturbed microbiome and offer treatment options that are focused on achieving balanced regulation for a healthy microbiome-gut-brain connection and improved mental health outcomes.

This webinar you will learn:

  • What is the microbiome?
  • The connection between the microbiome health, gut health, and mental health.
  • How a disturbed microbiome leads to increased toxicity load and dysfunction of the brain.
  • What are psychobiotics and how are they used in mental health conditions?
  • The connection between the brain and lymphatic system.
  • How to differentiate mental health from adrenal fatigue, brain function and microbiome dysregulation.
  • Clinical solutions to clean up the diet; heal the gut; improve detox pathways; and balance the microbiome.
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About Melina Roberts

Dr. Melina Roberts, ND is a leading authority in European Biological Medicine, incorporating the most innovative technology to treat complex chronic disease, women's health issues (including mood and mental health), hormonal balancing, pediatric health, digestive disorders and cancer. She is an international lecturer on a diversity of topics relating to optimizing health from the microbiome and microenvironment to natural cancer treatments. She published the book “Building a Healthy Child”, has articles in scientific journals and magazines, hosts a podcast on iTunes called “Building Health with Dr. Melina Roberts”, and her YouTube station is ranked in among the Top 30 of Naturopathy YouTube Stations.