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Gut Health - The Second Brain

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We now know that the gut and brain are closely inter-related through bi-directional signaling pathways between the central nervous system and enteric nervous system. Both of these systems operate together in concert to control and manage a diversity of functions, and is known as the gut-brain axis or second brain. The gut-brain axis is known to impact our immunity, metabolism, appetite, mood, behaviour and emotions.

The influence of the gut on health and disease is not only due to the gut-brain axis alone. Our gut microbiota (part of an ecological community of microorganisms that inhabit our body, perform tasks vital to life, that we humans are not capable of performing ourselves) also influences our neuro and physiological functions.

In this exciting workshop, we will present the latest research on the gut-brain axis; demonstrate how to establish a healthy gut; and correct imbalances through dietary and therapeutic recommendations.

This workshop will offer simple, well documented methods to help you, your family, and / or clients achieve optimal health and well-being. Easy to follow recipes will also be provided, along with a mini demonstration.

Participants receive a certificate upon completion. 


Great course! I loved it!! It was very inspiring, fun and enjoyable. There was lots of information (which I loved) ~ Christine Day

Very informative and interactive. ~ Sonal

About the facilitator 'Rowne Jayne'

Rowena is the author of the international best-selling book -The Joy of Real Food. She has a Bachelor Degree in Health Science (Naturopathy), Advanced Diplomas in Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine, Practitioner Certifications in Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and has studied Ayurvedic Medicine. Rowena is an internationally respected Yoga Instructor of 13 years and an Advanced Plant-based Chef. She is a Nature Care graduate (Dip RM, Cert EFT) and has completed various courses at the college since 2000.

She is a key note speaker for various national events and delivers her presentations with engaging passion and an open-hearted approach, whilst offering day to day solutions to enhance your life using natural medicine.


Start Date: 23/06/2019

Time: 9.30am - 1.30pm

Duration: One Sunday

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Course Fees: $165.00



"Libby was a very informative, helpful & fantastic teacher who I learned so much from. It was a pleasure to come to class."

Vanessa Brown

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