Skip to 0 minutes and 1 second[music] Do you know how food affects our body and mind? And how our emotions, and thoughts, affect the way we eat? In Food for Thought, we will touch both psychological topics, such as emotional eating, And biological ones, such as the relationship between our brain and the microbiome In the course you will find videos, videos, articles and quizzes That will help you understand the relationships between areas that could seem unconnected So, how does the food affect our mind, brain and body? Join us, and we will discover it together! [music]
Duration 5 weeks
Weekly study 4 hours
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Discover the fascinating world of the microbiome and how it relates to the brain
In recent years, we’ve found that the brain and the gut are intimately related. The make-up of our ‘microbiome’ – the bacteria that inhabit our gut – can have a profound effect on our mental state.
On this course, you’ll learn exactly what the microbiome is, exploring cutting-edge research into how the mind is influenced by diet and nutrition – and how healthy eating can positively affect mental wellbeing.
You’ll learn from top nutritional experts about exciting new topics such as the gut-brain axis, the microbiome, and the relationship between food and reproductive health.
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Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone interested in learning about the link between neurology and nutrition. It would be of particular interest to psychologists or professionals working in health and wellbeing, or people wanting to start a career in these fields.
The educators won’t be able to join the discussions themselves or respond to individual comments, but the course encourages a strong learning community, focused around debate and discussion.
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