Researchers identify link between gut bacteria and eating for pleasure, as opposed to hunger

Researchers identify link between gut bacteria and eating for pleasure, as opposed to hunger
— Read on m.medicalxpress.com/news/2018-08-link-gut-bacteria-pleasure-opposed.html

Oral microbial activity may help identify autism in children

Gene expression activity within oral microbial communities may be altered in children with autism spectrum disorder, findings published in Autism Research revealed.These results suggested that changes in the bacteria within a child’s mouth may provide biomarkers for identifying autism.
— Read on www.healio.com/psychiatry/autism-spectrum-disorders/news/online/{4f355036-0562-4b48-81af-256239008e3c}/oral-microbial-activity-may-help-identify-autism-in-children

Gut Bacteria Affect Weight Loss in Mayo Study

Gut bacteria thwarts weight loss in Mayo Clinic study, suggesting a medical laboratory test for microbiome could someday help millions of obese people.
— Read on www.darkdaily.com/mayo-clinic-researchers-find-some-bacteria-derail-weight-loss-suggest-analysis-of-individuals-microbiomes-a-clinical-lab-test-could-help-millions-fight-obesity/

Microbiome Medicine Takes Center Stage

Microbiome Medicine Takes Center Stage | Technology Networks
— Read on www.technologynetworks.com/tn/articles/microbiome-medicine-takes-center-stage-308055

Could the future edge in college sports be mental wellness?

Student athletes may sometimes be put on a pedestal, but they experience problems just like any student. They sometimes may be harder to reach, however. A novel program suggests a winning approach.
— Read on theconversation.com/could-the-future-edge-in-college-sports-be-mental-wellness-94623

Gut-Brain “Sports” Nutrition?

I thought this recent exchange of comments from the blog was worth sharing as it’s own post…

A few years ago, we sold our sports nutrition company, Wicked Fast Sports Nutrition, to a larger company (LifeVantage) – but when our existing inventory was gone, they decided not to pursue the endurance nutrition category.

Too bad, because our products for energy/endurance/stamina (Energ-Ease) and post-exercise recovery enhancement (Recover-Ease) were among some of the most effective natural supplements on the market – and had a dedicated following in the ultra-endurance niche (trail runners, triathletes, etc).

My products of choice for improving both physical and mental performance are from Amare (as you’ll see below) – because they’ve helped me to set recent PRs, achieve age-group podiums, and qualify for the 70.3 World’s – all with very minimal training loads and while feeling GREAT despite a grueling travel schedule. Something is working – even though these aren’t promoted as “sports” products per se…

Here is our comment exchange…

Michael Palmer / August 23, 2018
Hello Doc Talbot. I was a big fan of your wickedfastsportsnutrition recoverEase. I was into trail running at the time and it was a huge help in recovery from runs. When the product line first transferred to the new company they seemed to be the exact same product and I continued to use it. Unfortunately I stopped running for the past 6 years (various reasons) and I’m now starting to get back into it. My training is sufficient that I feel I could benefit from recoverEase again. Is the current product still the same high quality product you sold? What is the best source for getting it. I see it in various places and it makes me leery of old product getting resold. LifeVantage does not seem to have it on their website.

DocTalbott / August 24, 2018
Hey Michael – it’s great to hear from a former Recover-Ease user and fan of Wicked Fast! It was great to make that sale a few years ago to LifeVantage, but after they sold thru our existing inventory, they killed off the product, that’s life.
In the meantime, I formulated a range of even more comprehensive products for Amare Global (www.Amare.com) – they’re focused on improving “mental wellness” but they also deliver a range of “physical performance” benefits. I use a combination of the Fundamentals (gut-brain-axis) and Relief+ (anti-inflammatory) as my new regimen to enhance post-exercise recovery. It seems to be working, as I’m off to compete in the 70.3 (half-Ironman) World Championships in South Africa next week!
I would say that with Amare products, I’m able to get higher levels of mental/physical performance with lower inputs of training? I travel extensively, and with minimal training, I’m hitting personal bests across swimming, biking, and running – including several recent age-group trail-running podiums. Check them out at http://www.Amare.com

 

MHA Releases Back-to-School Toolkit for 2018-2019 School Year | Mental Health America

Alexandria, VA – In recognition of the challenges a new school year presents for children and adolescents, Mental Health America (MHA) is providing new resources on student mental health (http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/back-school), with an emphasis on web-based tools that can be easily shared across social media platforms.
— Read on www.mentalhealthamerica.net/mha-releases-back-school-toolkit-2018-2019-school-year

8 ways to protect your mental health

Tips to help you find a balance in life and stay emotionally healthy
— Read on news.llu.edu/clinical/8-ways-protect-your-mental-health

Baby poop may be source of beneficial probiotics

Probiotics seem to be everywhere these days — in yogurt, pickles, bread, even dog food. But there’s one place that may surprise you: There are probiotics in dirty diapers.
— Read on www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/wfbm-bpm082218.php

Eating for Academic Success

(KUTV) Salt Lake City – A new study from researchers in Spain has shown that eating a “Mediterranean Diet” is associated with better grades in high school student. The Mediterranean Diet, which is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts/seeds, fermented foods, and healthy fats from fish and olives has previously been shown to improve cognitive performance and maintain brain function in older adults, but this new research shows a similar effect in teenagers. Today on Fresh Living Psycho-Nutritionist Dr. Shawn Talbott joined the hosts to discuss why the Mediterranean diet can increase cognitive function, and how to incorporate its guidelines into your diet.

See the clip HERE

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A new study from researchers in Spain has shown that eating a “Mediterranean Diet” is associated with better grades in high school students (Adelantado-Renau M, et al. Acta Paediatr. 2018).

The Mediterranean Diet, which is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts/seeds, fermented foods, and healthy fats from fish and olives has previously been shown to improve cognitive performance and maintain brain function in older adults, but this new research shows a similar effect in teenagers.

Many of the nutrients found in the Mediterranean diet (probiotics, prebiotics, flavonoids, unsaturated fatty acids, etc) are known to improve brain blood flow, increase levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factors, and balance neurotransmitters – all of which can stimulate cognitive function.

Students in this study not only had improvements in academic performance across many different subjects (language skills, core subjects, verbal ability, and grade point averages), but they also had significant improvements in sleep quality. Overall, there was a positive association for adherence to the Mediterranean diet with sleep quality and with improved final grades.

This study shows that encouraging your teenager to eat fewer hamburgers and drink less soda – and instead eat more salads with salmon, could help them be calmer (better sleep quality) and smarter (better academic performance).

About the Author:

Dr. Shawn Talbott is a Psycho-Nutritionist who studies natural approaches to help people feel and perform their best.

He received dual Bachelor’s degrees in Sports Medicine (B.S.) & Fitness Management (B.A.) from Marietta College, his Master’s degree (M.S.) in Exercise Science from UMASS, and his Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from Rutgers. As an entrepreneur, he has completed the Entrepreneurial Master’s Program, Entrepreneur Development Program, and Advanced Certificate for Executives at MIT’s Sloan School of Business – and has developed some of the top-selling nutraceutical products on the market, generating over $1 billion in sales around the world.

Dr. Talbott’s research integrates physiology, biochemistry, and psychology to improve human performance and optimize vigor (physical energy, mental acuity, & emotional well-being).Some of hisrecent projects include two academic textbooks, an award-winning documentary film, and several best-selling books translated into multiple languages. His work has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, the TED stage, and the White House.