The Psychobiome and Psychobiotics

Presented by
Lacey Hall, MS, RD

What to expect

The gut microbiome encompasses a vast ecosystem, including diverse bacterial species which maintain symbiosis with their human host and are credited with influencing overall wellness. The direct communication between gut microbiota and the brain, known as the gut-brain axis, has quite recently been named the “psychobiome.” Exploration into the use of microbe “psychobiotics” intended to influence the mind by way of the microbiome is a new area of exploration into the psychobiome.

Join registered dietitian and clinical nutritionist Lacey Hall in this webinar as she explores the two-way gut-brain axis communication system within the human body.

You will learn:

•  How the GI microbiome influences brain health

•  The significance of emerging research related to the psychobiome

•  Which specific bacteria strains influence neurotransmitter production, circadian rhythms, and stress response

•  Targeted intervention strategies for restoring microbial balance between the gut and brain
Meet the instructor

Lacey Hall, MS, RD

Lacey Hall, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in clinical nutrition. The breadth of her background stretches from the use of medical nutrition therapy in acute care settings to the application of holistic medicine in the rainforests of Bali, Indonesia. Her original research into dietary supplement use among hospitalized patients catapulted a deeper desire to seek out integrative healthcare solutions, which led her to a primary specialty in microbiome health and modulation. Currently, Lacey is the clinical director of learning and development at Microbiome Labs. She teaches doctors and healthcare providers about gut microbiome testing, therapeutic interventions, and targeted strategies that support a balanced gut ecology. Her goal is to help advance the field of functional medicine by providing evidenced-based recommendations and treatment protocols that help drive better patient outcomes.
Patrick Jones - Course author