Stress, MOOD AND THE MICROBIOME
Date: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Madelon Hope, Clinical Herbalist, Licensed Psychotherapist
Fee: $25.00 (non-refundable)
Location: 12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington
How we feel, how we respond to stress, and even how much and what kinds of food we eat are all associated with the trillions of bacteria in the gut: the microbiome. These bacteria signal the brain via the vagus nerve generating neural patterns associated with positive or negative states of being. In this workshop, we will explore the neurobiology of the gut. We will discuss bitters, carminatives, anti-inflammatories, antispasmodics, lymphatic decongestants and fermented foods to improve digestion, support mood, enhance immunity, and even possible balance appetite.