The Psychobiotic Revolution - The Gut-Brain Axis with Professor John Cryan

My guest is Professor John Cryan, who is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at University College Cork, and along with his long-time collaborator, Prof Ted Dinan, has lead much of the burgeoning field of the gut microbiome and the gut-brain axis.

In this episode we talk about what exactly is meant by the term ‘gut-brain axis’, the link between the gut and brain disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and depression and what you can do to look after your own gut bugs.

It is a fascinating conversation full of useful information, and he also answers some questions from the audience, so make sure you have your notebooks at the ready.

Show Notes


Treatment of Melancholia by Lactic Acid

A critical review of human endotoxin administration as an experimental paradigm of depression

A randomised controlled trial of dietary improvement for adults with major depression (the ‘SMILES’ trial)

Innate Immunity and Asthma Risk in Amish and Hutterite Farm Children

Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 in Pregnancy on Postpartum Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety: A Randomised Double-blind Placebo-controlled Trial

Prof. Cryan on Twitter

Prof. Cryan’s TEDx Talk

Prof. Cryan’s TEDMED Talk

The Psychobiotic Revolution

Prof. Ted Dinan on Twitter