Emeran A. Mayer, MD, director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, provides an overview of current science that shows the biological link between our brain and digestive systems and tips on how "to listen to your gut" and interpret the signals your body is sending you.
Kirsten Tillisch, MD, co-director, neuroimaging core, G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience and chief of integrative medicine, Greater Los Angeles VA, was an invited speaker to the Harvard Medical School's conference on Gut Health, Microbiota & Probiotics Throughout the Lifespan held September 15-16, 2016. She spoke on irritable bowel syndrome.
Kirsten Tillisch, MD, an associate professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, explains how the microbiome in the gut takes care of us - and how we can take care of it. Dr. Tillisch is a pioneer in the study of microbe-gut-brain interactions, and is currently focusing on the role of mind-body interventions such as hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and mindfulness-based stress reduction for gastrointestinal disorders.
SAN DIEGO - In this exclusive video from DDW 2016, Kirsten Tillisch, MD, from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, discusses how mindfulness based stress reduction can improve IBS symptoms and quality of life. "Seventy percent of our patients with IBS had a ... clinically significant drop in symptoms," Tillisch said. "We also saw improvement in IBS-associated quality of life, anxiety, depression and the visceral sensitivity index. "Mindfulness is considered basically being in the present moment without judgment," she explained. "It's a simple concept but it's really hard for us in our society to learn how to do this." Reference: Tillisch K, et al. Abstract #Mo1640. Presented at: Digestive Disease Week; May 21-24, 2016; San Diego. Disclosures: Tillisch reports grant/research support and other financial relationships with Tsumura.
Emeran A. Mayer, MD, director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, provides us with a talk that will take us on a deep dive of science and researched observation concerning the gut.