Gut, brain, diet: how are they connected?

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About the webinar:

As nutrition science advances, so too does our understanding of and appreciation for the inextricable link between the gut and brain. In our upcoming webinar with Dr Wolfgang Marx from The Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University, you’ll learn the latest on the influence of diet on the gut and brain, including pre- and probiotics, polyphenols and fermented foods. You’ll also gain practical skills for incorporating this up-to-date research into your dietetics practice.

 

Key learning outcomes:

  • The evidence supporting the link between diet and brain health
  • How the gut microbiome can influence the link between diet and brain health
  • Practical considerations for incorporating current evidence in clinical practice

 

About the speaker:

Dr Wolfgang Marx is a joint Alfred Deakin and Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia postdoctoral research fellow and Head of the Nutraceutical Research stream at the Food & Mood Centre. Wolfgang is also a dietitian and an honorary research fellow at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, La Trobe University, and Bond University. Wolfgang’s current research program covers a broad range of projects involving the use nutraceuticals for mental health, fatigue, and cognition. Of particular interest is the role of polyphenols – compounds found abundantly in spices, fruits, and vegetables – in brain health and the gut microbiome.

 

 

US dietitians: 1.0 CE from CDR. CPD/CEU hours are applicable for Australia and New Zealand dietitians. Check your local country requirements to see if you can claim for continuing education.

 

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Professional Development
Duration1 hour
CPEUs Awarded1.0
Performance Indicators8.1.2, 8.3.1, 8.3.6, 8.3.7