Show Notes

Rebecca Edwards is so awesome that she has joined us for 3 consecutive episodes. When we were originally teeing up an interview, there were literally SO MANY amazing topics being thrown around that we couldn’t choose just one.

Rebecca is a speaker, writer, educator, and qualified naturopath. She has more than fifteen years of experience educating on all aspects of complementary and integrative health. She has lectured to undergraduate students in Australia, the UK, and the US, and delivered naturopathic education to healthcare practitioners all round the world. She is also the Director of Education at Activated Probiotics, so she’s across all the latest studies and research.

She is also a complete microbiome nerd, and passionate about educating people about all the far-reaching effects a healthy, or an unhealthy microbiome can have on the human body.

So over 3 episodes we have explored 3 health issues that can be affected by a poor microbiome, and we’ve been covering the latest research in how to manage them.

This week’s topic is mental health, and how probiotics are being used to help.

We are currently experiencing an epidemic of anxiety, depression and mental health issues.

Over the last decade, we’ve learned so much from research into the gut-brain axis, and the importance of gut health in order to create good mental health. But there’s so much more to it than that. Cue – going down the nerdy rabbit hole of probiotic research with Rebecca, and exploring the exciting world of strain-specific probiotics for targeted therapy.

In this episode we chat about the role of inflammation in anxiety, low mood and sleep disturbances, the role of the microbiome in mental health, and the latest research on which strains are the most effective in helping to improve symptoms.

A huge thanks to Activated Probiotics for sponsoring this episode.

You can find out more about them (and see the results of Rebecca’s great work) by visiting Their Instagram is here and their Facebook page is here.
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