Boulder Hadassah Hosts A Zoom Discussion on THE GUT-BRAIN AXIS

Lisa Shanken

“How Optimizing the Health of Your Gut Can Affect the Health of Your Brain,” presented by Lisa Shanken, will take place on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11:00 am on Zoom. To register, email boulder@hadassah.org subject line Gut Brain.

The gut-brain axis refers to the physical and chemical connections between your gut and brain.  Neurotransmitters and other chemicals produced in your gut also affect our brain.  By altering the types of bacteria in your gut, it may be possible to improve your brain health.  Hidden in the walls of the digestive system, is believed to be a “second brain”.  This “brain in your gut” is revolutionizing medicine’s understanding of the links between digestion, mood, health and even the way you think.  Research suggests that digestive-system activity may affect thinking skills and memory too and they are discovering how signals from the digestive system affect metabolism, raising or reducing risk for health conditions like type 2 diabetes.

After receiving a B.S. at Cornell University, Lisa trained at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Natural Gourmet School, and Pratt Institute in New York. She holds certifications in many health and wellness areas. Learn more about Lisa Shanken on her website:  https://Lisashanken.com/about/

About Shirley Gang

Longtime Boulder resident and active participant in Boulder Hadassah. Our chapter strives to bring our members and associates programming to create community, advocate for women's rights, promote health and well-being around the world, support Hadassah hospitals in Israel, and provide information on issues of concern.

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