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AIFST Gut Health Webinar Series - Mental Health

  • 20 Mar 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Via Zoom


  • Free

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AIFST Gut Health Webinar Series - Mental Health

Gut health is important for several reasons, and it plays a significant role in maintaining overall well-being. To maintain gut health, it's important to have a balanced diet rich in fibre, fermented foods, and a variety of nutrients. Additionally, lifestyle factors such as stress management, regular exercise, and avoiding excessive use of antibiotics can also contribute to a healthy gut. AIFST are proud to present the Gut Health Webinar Series, starting with Mental Health.

Mental Health: There is a growing body of research indicating a strong connection between the gut and the brain, often referred to as the gut-brain axis. Changes in gut health can impact mood, behaviour, and even mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.


Nourishing the gut microbiome with foods

Presented by Professor Mike Gidley, Emeritus Professor at the University of Queensland

A healthy large intestinal microbiome requires continuous nourishment from food that remains undigested at the end of the small intestine. Characteristics of a healthy microbiome and how foods can help to support this will be discussed.

Good Mood Food - How a gut healthy diet can transform your mental health

Presented by Kara Landau, Founder of The Prebiotic Dietitian - Fiber Blends based in Mexico

Once an emerging science, the gut:brain connection is now confidently taking the consumer world by storm. Understanding the relationship between these two major centres in the human body, and how to utilise the power of nutrition to influence mental health, we will explore the bi-directional relationship between the mind and the gut, what foods and nutrients sit at the core of good gut and mental health, together with take a peak into the world of product innovation, and how the food industry can be a driver for helping shift consumer consumption in a positive direction.

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