How one influences the other

tasalloti webWho knew that a human's gut and brain communicate all day long? Those organs need to stay in balance, or we can suffer from a number of ailments. An imbalance in either organ causes problems and common conditions, such as brain fog, poor memory, fatigue, high stress, anxiety, depression and other more serious neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s.

Dr. Yasaman Tasalloti, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, will discuss the gut-brain connection, new research and how probiotics may play a part in our health at 10 a.m. Monday, March 30. She will also discuss alternative medical approaches for individuals managing chronic health concerns with a focus on digestive and mental-health concerns.

It has long been known that the brain communicates with the gut — think of “gut-wrenching” moments or “following your gut” — but recent research suggests the gut-brain connection goes both ways. All people have unique bacterial populations that live in their guts, and research is showing that altering diet may help to treat stress-related and other disorders, including autism and hyperactivity.

A graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Yasaman received extensive medical training in both conventional and traditional medicine. She is passionate about discovering what contributes to a person’s state of imbalance inside the body.

Tickets to all Monday Morning Lectures are $5 at the door of the Renaissance Theater.

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