Is Mental Wellness Becoming Trendy? (Let’s Hope So)!

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.

Tomorrow (October 10, 2019) is World Mental Health Day – and October is ADHD Awareness Month.

I’m speaking (today and tomorrow) at a mental wellness conference in Toronto that is focused on mental health in the gaming industry – and Amare is a Founding Sponsor to help bring some of the very top though-leaders together to devise plans for addressing mental wellness issues on a massive scale.

I spoke today about the links between our microbiome, our gut-brain-axis, and our mental wellness – something that many attendees were hearing for the very first time – so it was a lot of fun!

In a growing trend that I hope continues, we are seeing more and more celebrities “come out” about their personal struggles with mental wellness issues from depression to anxiety to chronic stress (

I’m very fortunate to be part of a company ( that is DOING something to help people improve their Mental Wellness – through a platform of products, programs, and people that can help all of us improve how we feel, how we perform, and how we help others.

Here are just a few of the celebrities who have opened up recently about their personal struggles with mental wellness…


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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