New book for health coaches: Functional Medicine Coaching

April 25, 2017

If you’re a health coach or an aspiring health coach I want to make sure you know about the new book written by my colleagues Sandra Scheinbaum and Elyse Wagner. They are two of the key leaders in Functional Medicine coaching and founders of Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, a well-regarded learning platform for health coaches […]


Microbiome summit: SIBO, anxiety, migrating motor complex and CDT

April 24, 2017

Anxiety and depression are very common symptoms of SIBO or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and Dr. Alison Siebecker, one of the speakers on the Microbiome Medicine Summit 2 shares this about anxiety and SIBO: I see their anxiety resolving, going way down, once the SIBO is treated. I see a lot of very anxious SIBO patients. […]


How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety by Optimizing Performance: Global Stress Summit

April 23, 2017

I really enjoyed this guest expert interview with John Assaraf on the Global Stress Summit because it is so practical: Reducing Stress and Optimizing Performance. He developed some ideas based on following what really highly successful people do within time. He shares this about time management: And the first thing that I learned in research and […]


GABA protects against hypothyroidism caused by fluoride and reduces anxiety

April 21, 2017

GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a calming amino acid that when taken as a supplement (ideally sublingually) works to relax, calm, ease anxiety and social anxiety, quiet the mind, help with sleeping challenges, reduce neck and other body tension, remove uneasiness and worry, and give hope. It’s one of the main amino acids I use with […]


Mindd International Forum 2017, Sydney, Australia

April 21, 2017

The Mindd Forum Practitioner Training 2017 runs 20-21 May, 2017 at University of New South Wales, Sydney. It will focus on brain-immuno-gut health in children and women, covering case studies, pre-natal care and women’s health (healthy mothers lead to better healthcare outcomes for the whole family). Here are some of the speakers/topics: Robyn Cosford: Herbs […]


NANP 2017 Bonnie Fisk-Hayden Student Scholarship Recipients

April 20, 2017

Each year the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) has an annual conference to discuss the latest research and methodologies in the field of nutrition. With the NANP conference around the corner in May, it is time to acknowledge the recipients of the 2017 Bonnie Fisk-Hayden Student Scholarship. This scholarship originated after the passing of my […]


Autism, anxiety and the gut: Microbiota transfer therapy or fecal microbiota transplant

April 17, 2017

We know that one of your greatest ally in health is your microbiome – the trillions of bacteria that are the control center of your health! But sometimes your microbiome can actually cause problems. One way to improve the microbiome is via microbiota transfer therapy (MTT), also called fecal microbiota transplant (FMT).   I was recently […]


Anxiety, depression, GABA and cortisol: effects of Lactobacillus ingestion

April 14, 2017

We now know that good bacteria or probiotics have the potential to alter brain chemistry and have an impact on anxiety and depression. You may recall my interview with Professor Ted Dinan on a prior Anxiety Summit – Microbes in the gut and psychobiotics as a potential treatment for anxiety and depression. He shared his […]