167. Psychobiotics, Depression, and What Your Cravings Tell You About Your Microbiome with Dr. Amy Shah

Date Aired: February 28, 2023 // Guest: Dr. Amy Shah

Episode Description:

Dr. Amy Shah discusses the role that our microbes play on the health of our brain. She describes that in order to control your mind you have to change your gut. The diversity and health of your gut determines much of your mood, cravings and drives behavior. Other topics discussed in this episode are:
-Rising rates of teen depression
-Role of serotonin and dopamine
-Inflammatory responses and the impact on the brain
-Why you may have food sensitivities
-The link between low diversification of microbes and poor digestion
-Chemical signaling and quorum sensing
-Butyrate and digestion

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More About The Guest

Dr. Amy Shah

Dr. Amy Shah has one of the most unique training backgrounds in the world. She trained at the renowned school of nutrition at Cornell where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and then she went graduate with honors from medical school for her research with her publication “Ct detection of acute myocardial infarction”. After obtaining expertise in both nutrition and medicine, she then completed residency and fellowship at the Harvard hospital Beth Israel Deaconess and Columbia University hospitals respectively. In addition to her clinical work she has written the book called “I’m So Effing Tired” and created amymdwellness.com

She speaks to companies like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Brave Enough Women's Medical Conference NBC Universal, Women in Retail Leadership Conference and TPG. She has been on top shows like the Today Show, Dr. Oz, ETV Australia and KTLA.

The Health Institute

The Health Institute was founded by Dr. Josh Axe to teach the ancient principles of health to the modern world. Our mission is to empower every individual to transform their mind and body through time-tested practices and protocols that have helped people heal for thousands of years.