The Gut Health/ Mental Health link - Online class

How the gut and brain are linked, do probiotics work? What are prebiotics? How can we improve our gut health

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This lecture is an depth discussion about the mental health/gut health link which covers:

- What is the gut? Why does this matter for mental health?

- The vagus nerve and the fight/flight/rest and digest response

- What the research says

- Functional gut issues (IBS) and how they influence mental health

- Factors that impair both gut health and mental health

- Prebiotics and probiotics, diet culture product or game changer?

- How to promote gut health

- Busting and/or affirming gut health/mental health myths

- Leaky gut, real or fake?

- Elimination diets

Who is this lecture for?

This lecture is for anyone who wants to learn more about gut health and mental health but doesn't want to be bombarded with diet hacks and diet culture BS. This lecture explains (in plain language) how our mental health can be influenced by our gut health, is backed by scientific evidence but it's not a diagnostic tool and is more of a educational tool to inform someone on this topic through a HAES and non-diet lens.

What to except:

  • Both a written and audio version
  • No medicalization of bodies (no fatphobia, weight stigma etc)
  • Written and presented using plain language, no academic of scientific language that isn't explained
  • Written and presented through a Health at Every Size lens
  • 35 minutes long
  • All prices are in Australian dollars.
  • Lifetime access to this lecture and any updates

Your Instructor


Maddie (she/her) is a Nutritionist from Australia. She holds bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science and is undertaking a Masters degree in Psychotherapy this year. She has also worked within the Australian and American media as a nutritional advisor and consultant.

She is the founder Messy Health and the Messy Health School, a platform dedicated to creating a educational space for those working on their mental health, healing their relationship with food, feeling peaceful about their body, and taking back joy and pleasure in their life. Through her own journey of developing peace around food and her body, coupled with her education in nutrition, food science and psychotherapy, she has knowledge and understanding to help facilitate healing around food, body image, the body and how they all intersect.

Although the majority of her academic training is in nutrition and food science, she is very passionate about sexual health. sex positivity, body image, relational health and all aspects of mental health and plans to continue exploring these areas while studying psychotherapy.

Maddie practices through a feminist, social justice, Health At Every Size and inclusive lens and holds inclusivity and accessibility as a top priority.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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