In this Clinical Grand Round Live Dr. Nicole Beurkens talks with Dr. Frank Ervolino about the abundance of information available through the BiomeFx stool test. Dr. Ervolino holds degrees in Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture from Bastyr University at Mind Body Jupiter Medical Center. He has also been a writer and media specialist for the natural medicine field, working as the senior editor of Better Nutrition Magazine and an expert for nutritionally syndicated Healthy Talk Radio and TV. For the past 25 years, Dr. Ervolino has also worked as a professional supplement formulator and has a private practice in Stuart, Florida.
Kiran Krishnan discusses the relationship between a dysfunctional gut and brain toxicity, leading to mood and aging disorders. The discussion covers topics like gut dysbiosis, inflammation, and the role of the gut-brain axis in various health issues. New research and practical tools to support patients dealing with gut and brain-related problems are highlighted. Understanding the patient’s microbiome resilience through testing is crucial to assess diversity, pathobiome, short-chain fatty acid production, and other functionalities. Q&A session is included at the end to address audience questions.
The discussion is about mental health and the microbiome’s connection. The complexity of the infant’s microbiome runs parallel to the development of the brain and central nervous system.
The gut microbiome influences stress responses and affects the production of stress hormones.
Low microbiome diversity can lead to lower production of relaxing hormones and induce stress through brain inflammation.
Increasing diet diversity, using spore-based probiotics, getting a dog, and engaging in relaxing activities can promote a healthier gut microbiome and help manage stress and mental health.