Episode #214 – GABA, Anxiety and the Gut-Brain Connection with Tara Peterson

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In This Episode:

  • Who says only the body deserves a break? Get to know the neurotransmitter that allows the brain to have a break when things get stressful. [00:53]
  • Those “butterflies in your stomach” may not be as flattering as you thought. Understand the intimate connection between the gut microbiome and the brain. [02:35]
  • Find out what happens to the brain when an individual is exposed to a prolonged stressful situation.  [04:55]
  • There’s a critical activity that allows the brain to rewire and boosts GABA production. Check the best time to do this activity for optimum benefits. [07:42]
  • One of the best things that can be done to address the roots of anxiety. [14:41]

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Episode Intro

Today’s stressors can take their toll on an individual and when they do, serious conditions may occur. Dr. Jockers is joined by Tara Peterson, a certified health coach and behavioral change specialist, to let us know that the brain deserves a break, too! She explains how this break can be initiated and the dangers of not allowing it the chance to rest when it’s needed.

“In the world, we live in today, there’s a lot of stress and anxiety. Using stress management can be really beneficial.”

– Tara Peterson

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