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Episode #19 The Gut-Brain Axis - How Your Brain and Body Communicate with John Cryan, PhD

Body of Wonder

At some point in your life, you’ve likely been told to “trust your gut” when making a decision or experienced a “gut reaction” to external stimuli. Medical research indicates that these gut idioms might just be right about the role of the gut! It turns out that the gut microbiome communicates with the brain and can potentially influence our behavior. Researchers have named this link the gut-brain axis and it provides a robust communication network between the gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system. At its core is the enteric nervous system which has more than 5 times the number of neurons in our brains and trillions of microorganisms. This system has been dubbed the “second brain” or the “gut-brain” for its influence on our overall physical and mental health. Our guest today is neuroscientist John Cryan, PhD. Professor Cryan investigates how the gut microbiome affects the mammalian brain. He is Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience and Principal Investigator in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Center at University College of Cork (Ireland). Dr. Cryan’s research has demonstrated the bi-directional relationship between our gut and emotional and mental wellbeing. In this episode Dr. Weil, Dr. Maizes, and Professor Cryan discuss the role the vagus nerve plays in regulating homeostasis, how chemicals released in the gut send signals to the brain, how maternal bacteria influence our early development, the link between sleep and gut health, and how diet can influence this complex system.


25 May 2021

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Sweet Velvet Life episode 1: Pearse meets John Cryan

Sweet Velvet Life

Episode 1: Pearse chats to Dr John Cryan about the science behind the fact that you are what you eat.Prof. Cryan is a leading Neuroscientist based in University College Cork whose research is focused on understanding the interaction between brain, gut & microbiome and how it applies to stress, psychiatric and immune-related disorders at key time-windows across the lifespan.Don't know what a microbiome is? Well listen to this podcast to find out...

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20 Jul 2019

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John Cryan: How your gut affects your brain

The Weekend with Karyn Hay

Dr John Cryan, a neuropharmacologist and microbiome expert from the University College Cork, researches the interactions between the brain and the collection of microbes in the gut, and how that relationship affects stress, psychiatric health, and immune-related disorders. In his latest book, The Psychobiotic Revolution, Professor Cryan and colleague Ted Dinan write about research showing that beneficial microbes can improve mood.


11 Jan 2019

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Episode 109 | Dr. John Cryan, PhD: How The Microbiome Affects Stress, Pain And Mood

Dr. Joe Tatta | The Healing Pain Podcast

The microbiome is an interesting and rapidly growing area of research. There are trillions of microbes inhabiting our bodies, and we have more microbial cells than we do human cells. Dr. John Cryan, PhD, professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at the University of Cork, Ireland, talks about everything involved with the microbiome, from mood to pain to neurotransmitters through our nutrition. His current research includes the neurobiological basis of stress-related disorders including depression, anxiety, pain, and drug dependence. His research group is also focused on understanding the interaction between brain, gut, and microbiome and how it applies to stress and immune related disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, and other disorders such as autism. His research into the microbiome has far-reaching public health implications - from how he views his area and sections to how the microbiome influences brain development, chronic pain development, and of course the impact of probiotics on mood. Dr. John Cryan, PhD discusses the influence of the microbiome on pain, mood and stress. Sign up for the latest episode at www.drjoetatta.com/podcasts.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Healing Pain Podcast Community today: drjoetatta.com Healing Pain Podcast Facebook Healing Pain Podcast Twitter Healing Pain Podcast YouTube Healing Pain Podcast LinkedIn


1 Nov 2018

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#20 IBS, Stress and Gut Health with Professor John Cryan

Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Dr Chatterjee talks to Professor John Cryan, world-leading researcher on the gut-brain axis and Professor of Anatomy & Neuroscience about how the connection between our gut and our brains affects all aspects of our health, including stress, depression, anxiety and IBS.Show notes available at drchatterjee.com/johncryanFollow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


30 May 2018

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The Psychobiotic Revolution - The Gut-Brain Axis with Professor John Cryan

Stronger Minds

My guest is Professor John Cryan, who is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at University College Cork, and along with his long-time collaborator, Prof Ted Dinan, has lead much of the burgeoning field of the gut microbiome and the gut-brain axis.In this episode we talk about what exactly is meant by the term ‘gut-brain axis’, the link between the gut and brain disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and depression and what you can do to look after your own gut bugs.It is a fascinating conversation full of useful information, and he also answers some questions from the audience, so make sure you have your notebooks at the ready. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/strongerminds. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


23 Nov 2017

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SNR #105: Prof. John Cryan - How Gut Bacteria Affect the Brain & Behaviour

Sigma Nutrition Radio

Episode 105: Professor John Cryan discusses some of his lab's breakthrough work on the microbiome and how it affects all aspects of the brain, including mood, behaviour, and potentially clinical issues such as autism and anxiety.


27 Jan 2016

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Episode 10: The microbiome and gut-brain communications with Dr. John Cryan

The Microbiome Podcast

On this week's episode of The Microbiome Podcast, we spoke with Dr. John Cryan from University College Cork in Ireland. Dr. Cryan is a world leader in the study of the communication between the gut and the brain and how the microbiome may influence this pathway. We talked all things gut-brain axis with him. Read detailed show notes. 


19 Oct 2015

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138: Dr. John Cryan, neuroscientist on the gut-brain connection

Healthy Wealthy & Smart

John F. Cryan is Professor & Chair, Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork. He received a B.Sc. (Hons) and PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. He was a visiting fellow at the Dept Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia (1997-1998), which was followed by postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania, […]


18 Jan 2015