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ASK Timothy Dinan about link between the gut, brain and depression

ASK Timothy Dinan about link between the gut, brain and depression

How can the bacteria in your gut affect your mind and behaviour? ASK leading gut-brain connection expert Timothy Dinan.

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Hi, how do I know if my gut health is contributing to my depression? Are there signs?
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Do probiotics help when an unhealthy gut is contributing to your depression?
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Are there any tips for improving the gut-brain connection and the symptoms of depression?
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What does having a link between the gut and the brain actually mean?
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Can stress and depression result in changes to the bacterial composition in your gut?
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What advice can I give my clients about rectifying a gut imbalance? I usually refer to a local nutritionist who specialises in this area but she is expensive and not everyone can afford to see her. Thanks
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MyNew Gut recommendatiosn
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I can tell if I'm doing something to cause myself stress because my gut literally bloats before my eyes. I see you have a book on this subject but, until I have it read, is there one thing you'd recommend to help alleviate this condition?
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As a former microbiome researcher (in metabolism) now working in health/fitness, I face an onslaught of pseudoscience and unfounded causative claims around the microbiome and all of human health/disease. What are some of the strengths and limitations you've identified in researching the GBA?
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Has any research been done on the impact of psychiatric medications on the gut? Is it possible that some could be exacerbating poor mental health by upsetting the gut balance? I'm thinking of the ones that cause weight gain in particular.
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Do SSRIs increase serotonin in gut?
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Has any research group looked at faecal microbial transplantation for depression?
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TRansferring the Blues
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What is your opinion on high-protein diets, the keto diet, carnivore diets etc for gut and mental health?
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What is the gut-brain axis?
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I am a mental health clinician. In general, how should I advise my clients to nurture their microbiome to boost their mood and improve overall psychological well-being?
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MyNewGut depression diet recommendations
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What are psychobiotics?
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What is the link between the gut and mental health?
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Brain gut microbiota mental health Psychosomat Med
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How can I change my gut to improve my mood?
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Many of my clients come back from naturopaths and functional medicine doctors with the advice to avoid dairy and gluten (they are not lactose intolerant or celiac). Does your work indicate that this would be useful for gut and mental health?
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Can antibiotics cause depression?
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