Amare Deep Dives

Dr. Shawn Talbott (Ph.D., CNS, LDN, FACSM, FACN, FAIS) has gone from triathlon struggler to gut-brain guru! With a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry, he's on a mission to boost everyday human performance through the power of natural solutions and the gut-brain axis.

Every week or so, I do a Zoom call where I talk about a different aspect of science related to Mental Wellness – everything for stress to depression to neurotransmitters to immune functions, etc. You can join these calls via Zoom at

We post the recorded calls (videos) at and also on my YouTube channel at the links below.

Many people have asked me for the slides – so I have included links below to download the slide decks that I used during each call.

I hope you enjoy these mini-seminars, and please let me know any comments you have and what topics you’d like to see covered in coming episodes?

Topic – Amare Product/Science Overview – Special Emphasis on Stress, Immune System, and Mental Focus (March 17, 2020)

Topic – Amare Product Overview with Special Emphasis on Immune System Support (March 10, 2020)

Topic – Priming Your Immune System for Optimal Protection (March 3, 2020)

Topic – Health Professionals Gut-Brain-Axis Seminar in Honolulu, HI (February 18, 2020)

Topic – Amare Product/Science Overview (February 25, 2020)

Topic – Amare Product/Science Overview (January 28, 2020)

Topic – Grand Rapids Michigan Amare Presentation (January 18, 2020)

Topic – Amare Product/Science Overview (Tuesday Night Call) – January 14, 2020

Topic – Amare Ingredient Sourcing & Quality Control – Dec 19, 2019

Topic – Synbiotics – Dec 12, 2019

[SYN-ergistic combinations of probiotics (bacteria) + prebiotics (fiber) + phytobiotics (phytonutrients) + postbiotics (bioactive compounds) = PROTO-biotics (proto = first/foremost)]

Topic – Hawaii Team Zoom – Holiday Stress & New Year’s Resolutions – Dec 12, 2019

Topic – Overview of “New & Improved” Amare OmMega – Nov 21, 2019 (with Michael Quach – Amare Product Education Manager)

Topic – Amare Products for Holiday Stress Resilience – Nov 14, 2019

Topic – Amare Product/Science Overview (Tuesday Night Zoom) – Nov 12, 2019

Topic – Where to Find Amare Product/Science Info? (presented by Michael Quach, Product Education Manager at Amare) – Nov 7, 2019

Topic – Amare Product/Science Overview (Tuesday Night Zoom) – October 29, 2019

Topic – Project b3 Study Overview (Oct 17, 2019) – presented at International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR) on Oct 21-22, 2019

Topic – Monthly Product Education with Hawaii – Oct 17, 2019

Topic – Product Science Education (Tuesday Night Zoom) – Oct 15, 2019

Topic – Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and HempGBX+ – Oct 3, 2019

Topic = Kid’s Mood+ and Amare Kids Pack (also ADHD/Autism discussion) – Sept 26, 2019


Topic = Amare Mental Wellness Revolution in Annapolis MD (Sept 25, 2019) =


Topic = Amare Mental Wellness Revolution in Lehi Utah (Sept 19, 2019) =


Topic = MentaHeart and Heart-Brain-Axis (Sept 12,2019) – one of Amare Global’s newest products and also a completely new paradigm that improves physical performance (cardiac efficiency and cardiovascular dynamics) and mental fitness (well-being, mood, energy, motivation) simultaneously for optimized mental/physical performance.


Topic = Gut-Brain-Axis and Amare Overview in St. George Utah (June 27, 2019) =


Topic = Nootropics (“brain boosters”) – Deep Dive on June 6, 2019


Topic = FAQs from May 23, 2019 – many questions answered = Video


Topic = What is the Best Protein? (Deep Dive May 16, 2019)


Topic = Overview of Gut-Brain-Axis role in Mental Wellness (Tuesday night zoom – Feb 5, 2019)


Topic = “Health Professionals Overview” (a little more science focus on aspects of stress/mental parameters)


Topic = “Phased Benefits” of Amare Products (how long until you feel better?)


Topic = Metabolism = How gut-brain-axis modulation and Amare products may help with “metabolism” issues such as insulin/glucose/thyroid/diabetes/obesity.


Topic = Stress, Burnout, Resilience (How gut-brain-axis modulation can help reduce stress and burnout, while improving mood and resilience)


Topic = Overview of the FundaMentals Clinical Trial (microbiome modulation & mood improvement)


Topic = Stress & Addiction (how gut-brain-axis modulation may be a natural approach to reducing cravings and addictive tendencies)


Topic = Mental Wellness & Physical Health (how improving your “mental” wellness such as mood, focus, and energy levels can also lead to improvements in pain, skin, weight, appetite, and many other “physical” benefits)


Topic = Gut-Brain-Axis Balance for Athletes (why should an athlete care about GBX balance?)


Topic = Importance of Gut-Brain-Axis Balance for ADHD/Autism (how to maintain efficient crosstalk between our two brains).


Topic = Targeted Nutrition for Cellular Protection (how to not only directly protect your cells with the right nutrients, but how to use phytonutrients to stimulate cells to protect themselves with enhanced production of antioxidant enzymes, stress response proteins, and activation of anti-aging pathways).


Topic = Enhancing the “Axis” portion of the Gut-Brain-Axis (how and why the communication network between our “two brains” is so important – and how you can enhance it’s efficiency).


Topic = Improving Brain Function and Memory (how can we naturally improve focus, memory, and overall brain health)


Topic = Deep Dive on Amare’s Sleep+ & Relief+ (how they work and why they’re unique)


Topic = Natural Approaches to Stress, Anxiety, and Depression (how modulation of the microbiome, optimization of the gut-brain-axis, and natural neurotransmitter balance can help to improve mood, energy, and focus)


Topic = “Detox Effect” – what happens if you feel WORSE before you feel BETTER? (this can comseimte happen to some people going thru a “rebalancing” regimen that may include dietary changes, supplements, exercise, etc – but the “bad” feelings will pass and you’ll feel better as your body adjusts.

  • Video
  • Slides – no slides for this one, just talking and answering several questions


Other Slides that might be interesting to some people…

Slides I used at the Mental Health America 2018 Conference when I talked about, “Food for Thought – Nutritional Psychology and the Role of Nutrition in Mental Wellness” =  Talbott MHA Conference June 2018 (PDF) and Talbott MHA Conference June 2018 (PPT)

Topic = Shorter slide deck that I use when I do a “science overview” on our Tuesday Science Zoom = Talbott Tuesday Solo

Topic = Slides that I use when I do a longer science/product overview – we often split these into a Morning session (overview of Mental Wellness, Gut-Brain-Axis, and Fundamentals) and an Afternoon session (deeper dive into some of the product-specifics)

Topic = Slides that I tend to use when I speak to a group of Health Professionals about microbiome modulation, gut-brain-axis optimization, and mental wellness enhancement = GBX HealthPro

About the Author

Exercise physiologist (MS, UMass Amherst) and Nutritional Biochemist (PhD, Rutgers) who studies how lifestyle influences our biochemistry, psychology and behavior - which kind of makes me a "Psycho-Nutritionist"?!?!

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