Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis: A Revolutionary Top-down Bottom-up Approach to Mental Wellbeing

August 17, 2021 noon - 1 p.m. AEST

Looking to expand your understanding of the microbiota-gut-brain axis? Join Nick Breen from Metagenics as he takes us through a top-down bottom-up approach to wellbeing


The connection and communication between the gut and the brain and its influence on health is well established, with studies showing perturbations in this bi-directional relationship may impact both mental health and gastrointestinal function. Not surprisingly, the co-occurrence between anxiety, depression and irritable bowel syndrome is estimated to be as high as 84%. Further, the past decade has seen a paradigm shift in our understanding of this axis where science has uncovered the influential role of the gut microbiota, now seen as a key component in the cross-talk between the gut and brain.

Join us for our upcoming webinar The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis: A Revolutionary Top-down Bottom-up Approach to Wellbeing where you will:

  • Expand your understanding of the microbiota-gut-brain axis and the significant role it plays on health outcomes.
  • Learn the importance of the vagus nerve in influencing both mood and gut disorders and how to support vagal tone.
  • Recognise the reciprocal relationship between circadian rhythm and the gut microbiome and how you can optimise sleep and mood in your patients.
  • Discover the interplay between the endocannabinoid system and the microbiota-gut-brain axis.
  • Receive guidance from real life case studies that demonstrate treatment focused on the microbiota-gut-brain axis alleviated mood disorders and enhanced quality of life.

About the Presenter
Nick Breen – Metagenics Clinical Support Team Lead
Nick holds a Bachelor of Health Science in nutritional medicine from the Endeavour College of Natural Health and is currently completing a Masters of Acupuncture through RMIT. He worked as a nutritionist and naturopath in both retail and clinical settings for six years, before joining Metagenics in 2016. Nick has a particular interest in mental health and preventative medicine, and the implementation of accessible, evidence-based strategies for wellness. He is currently a team leader and presenter for the Metagenics Clinical Support team, where he enjoys following the latest research in functional medicine and helping Practitioners with complicated cases.