The Gut-Brain Connection: A Deep Dive with Kiran Krishnan

Margaret Floyd Barry

May 9, 2023

Did you know that chronic stress impacts the gut microbiome just as much as antibiotics? 

Did you know that there are more neurons in the gut than in the spinal cord? 

Did you know that someone with IBS is 2.5 times more likely to develop mood disorders such as anxiety and depression? 

Today we share with you a recent episode of the RWS Clinician’s Corner with Research Microbiologist and Chief Scientific Officer of our favorite probiotic company, Microbiome Labs, Kiran Krishnan, sharing some of the most compelling research connecting the gut and the brain. 

In this episode, we dive into: 

  1. How mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, as well as common digestive issues such as indigestion can be precursors to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s Disease
  2. How the gut and the brain are actually two components of the same system 
  3. The bi-directional relationship between stress and the microbiome
  4. The key source of endotoxin-driven inflammation, and how to stop it 
  5. The concept of microbiome clouds and how this can influence our clinical approach
  6. The top two driving factors that drive dysregulation in both the gut and the brain 
  7. Fascinating new research on a specific strain of Bifidobacterium Longum that has been shown to dramatically reduce inflammation
  8. And of course, invaluable clinical pearls on how to integrate these learnings with our clients in day-to-day practice 

If you’ve not heard Kiran speak before, you’re in for a treat. He has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 17 years, coming from a strict research background, working for years in the product development for Amano Enzyme, USA, one of the world’s largest suppliers of therapeutic enzymes, designed and conducted dozens of human clinical trials in human nutrition, and now in his role as Chief Scientific Officer at Physician’s Exclusive and Microbiome Labs. He has developed over 50 private label nutritional products for small to large brands in the global market, is a frequent lecturer on the Human Microbiome at Medical and Nutrition Conferences, and is currently involved in 9 novel human clinical trials on probiotics and the human microbiome.

Want access to more industry experts like Kiran Krishnan? All RWS alumni are invited to join our RWS Clinician’s Corner live, meaning you get exclusive access to thought leaders on the latest research, products, tools and best practices to get your clients exceptional results – and, ask them your very own questions. Pretty awesome, right? Learn more about becoming a Restorative Wellness Practitioner and taking advantage of this alumni benefit here

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