According to Dr Daniel Weber, the gut is the second organ system in evolution and is by far, the most complex, with the intestines being both the largest endocrine and the largest immunological organs in the body.
While often very adaptable, children are just as vulnerable to mood imbalances as adults. Children may have thoughts and feelings that are dificult to articulate, so it is helpful to look for signs of mood issues.
In this podcast Trudy dives into GABA and the gut-brain axis as well as the role of methylation and histamine in mood disorders. She also discusses the clinical issues to be aware of in managing patients with a history of benzodiazepine use.
Trudy takes us through the core neurotransmitters that influence our mood and behaviour and how to recognise the patient presentation when they're out of balance.
Ageing is naturally associated with decreases in cognitive function and a growing body of evidence suggests that age-related inflammation may contribute to these changes.3 Only one in 1000 older adults exhibit no evidence of cognitive deterioration.