Brand new online course – “Microbiome and the Brain: Using your gut for mental wellbeing”

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Learn how to nurture the ‘good bacteria’ in your gut, to improve your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Sue has synthesised her learnings from her time at the Neuroscience Society of Advanced Studies (NSAS) in Venice, Italy, into a course that will help you understand how to improve the relationship between your gut and your brain, to maximise your physical and mental wellbeing.

This three-part online course follows Sue Langley’s previous articles on Microbiota and the Brain. You can purchase the course here.


You will delve into groundbreaking new research that has established that the microorganisms that live within you can affect your mood and all elements of your wellbeing. These microorganisms in your gut are known as microbiota – you cannot survive without them, and they cannot survive without you.

This is the ideal opportunity to learn about the various ways your microbiome can communicate with your brain. If your microbiome gets out of balance, you can become anxious or depressed. It also contributes to many ‘non-communicable’ diseases.


Sue will start with the exciting new research and theory around where our microbiome comes from, and the links to non-communicable diseases such as autism, obesity, auto-immune diseases, strokes, heart disease, and diabetes. She will share the symbiotic relationship between gut and brain, how they communicate, and what you can do to learn to love your bacteria!

In the second week, Sue with cover the implications of this groundbreaking research. What is it telling us? What is the influence of our gut brain relationship? How can we feed out microbiome with a helpful diet? And what can we do to leverage the power of our poop?

In the last week, Sue will provide you with practical strategies based on how your physical, mental and emotional health are interlinked. What are the actions informed by this research? What are the strategies to improve the relationships between your gut and your brain? What are the myths and facts about prebiotics and probiotics? What can you do to change your microbiome? What do we still have left to learn?


To support this exciting new course, we are selling a selection of books based on research in this area in our online shop. Books that explore topics such as:

Pleasure: why are drugs like nicotine and heroin addictive while LSD is not? How do fast food restaurants ensure that diners will eat more? Learn more here.

The Psychobiotic Revolution: how does gut health drive psychological well-being? How can depression and anxiety be relieved by adjusting your intestinal bacteria? Learn more here.

And Sue will provide further recommendations on reading for those who wish to delve deeper into this fascinating area! 

Don’t miss the previous post in our Microbiota and the Brain series:

You can now also download your free eBook on Microbiome and the Brain, to learn how to use your gut for mental wellbeing.