Reprinted with permission from Natural Awakenings of South Central PA, October, 2015
Local psychotherapist Joan-Marie Lartin, Ph.D., RN, discovered early on in her career that pharmaceutical drugs being used for depression and anxiety, while popular, had too many side effects and in many cases, the risks associated with taking them far outweighed the benefits. With a background in family systems and specializing in depression, anxiety, PTSD, child abuse, sexual assault, and stress-related physical problems, Lartin knew there were healthier alternatives out there for her clients. Continue reading
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Serotonin is a key neurotransmitter in the brain-gut axis.
The gut microbiome is also critical to the normal functioning of the brain-gut axis.
Behaviour linked to serotonergic neurotransmission is influenced by gut microbiota.
Development of the gut microbiome overlaps the ontogeny of the serotonergic system.
The gut microbiota is an appealing therapeutic target for brain-gut axis disorders.