Why Nutrition Is More Important Than Ever: A Gut-based Approach

Eating for mental wellness—the link between diet quality, gut microbiota, and mental health
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Janette Rodrigues, administrative director, GW Resiliency & Well-being Center, jrodrigues@gwu.edu

Chronic stress and poor nutrition are major contributors to mood disorders such as depression and anxiety—which are disorders of the microbiome-gut-brain axis. But, you can take control of your microbiome, gut, and brain to support your well-being. In this Mental Health Awareness Month session, Leigh A. Frame, PhD, MHS, CERT '20, associate director of the GW Resiliency & Well-being Center, will briefly walk you through the science (no science background necessary) and simple how-tos for good nutrition followed by a Q&A and discussion. Bring your nutrition and microbiome-gut-brain axis questions to be answered live by GW's internationally recognized expert!