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Love & Guts

Nov 29, 2020

#182 Leanne is a Microbiome Coach at Microba, an Accredited Practising Dietitian and qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist.  Leanne has a passion for gut health, with a particular interest in the gut-brain interactions in gastrointestinal disorders, mental health and neuro-developmental conditions.  She is currently conducting a clinical trial investigating the gut-brain connection in children with autism as a part of her PhD through the University of Queensland.  Leanne is herself a a mum of two boys with autism and improving their health and happiness, and being able to pass this knowledge on, is a key driver for her work.

In this episode we cover

  • What is Autism and how does it affect the lives of people living with it
  • The difference between adhd and asd
  • What are the risk factors, what is known about the “causes” of autism
  • What is the gut-brain or microbiome-gut-brain axis
  • What alterations are observed in the gut microbiome of children with ASD (bacteria and metabolites
  • How can testing the gut microbiome be beneficial
  • Leanne explains the clinical trial she is a part of
  • And so much more