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brain-gut connection

Updated: Mar 9, 2022

Juliette is working with Emeran Mayer, a professor at UCLA and doctor who specializes in the mind gut connection. Juliette has written many articles for him and has recently been published on MDPI which is a publisher of open access scientific journals. She was the lead author on “Brain-Gut-Microbiome Interactions and Intermittent Fasting in Obesity”. We wanted to share this outstanding accomplishment both to celebrate Juliette and also to share some science behind the brain gut connection.

We have included excerpts from the article but to read the full thing go to

“Bidirectional interactions within the brain gut microbiome (BGM) system are modulated by diurnal oscillations. Outputs generated by the central autonomic brain network modulate the activity of various components of the gut connectome (immune, endocrine, epithelial cells, gap junctions, smooth muscle, neurons) which influence gut function and interactions of the gut with the microbiome. Sympathetic nervous system outflow from the brain can also modulate gut microbial gene expression and function directly. Both gut and brain induced modulation of gut microbial metabolites and secretion of neuroactive neuroactive and inflammatory signaling molecules feed back to the brain”

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