Christine Stewart | Serotonin And It’s Fascinating Impact On Gastrointestinal Function

Christine is a Nutritionist and Registered Nurse and works as a Clinical Application Specialist at Microba. Christine has a passion for chronic disease prevention and further understanding the association between the microbiome and disease. She has worked in a number of settings ranging from clinical through to public health nutrition and is a board director on Nutrition Australia's National Board.

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In this episode we cover

  • What serotonin is commonly known for
  • It’s other, fascinating not so known properties
  • How serotonin is produced in the gut
  • How serotonin affects gut motility
  • Serotonin’s influence on pathogens and vice versa
  • How to increase serotonin production
  • What negatively impacts serotonin production


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