The Microbiome, Meditation & the Mind


Thursday January 30, 7-9pm $15 ($20 at the door).

“Every emotion starting in the brain will be reflected in the gut, and anything that happens in gut will be reflected in some way at the brain level. Our gut is home to 60 to 80 percent of our immune system and 90 percent of our neurotransmitters, chemical messengers that help control mood. That’s one reason making sure our gut is healthy is essential. Mayer (Mind-Gut Connection)

Chronic stress can remodel our gut cells. Negative feelings aren’t just psychological, they can have a real effect on your entire body.

Meditation & Mindfulness practice can promote a healthy microbiome, which in turn, boosts the overall immune system.

The Microbiome is considered the gut-brain-axis. Microbiomes are a series of microorganisms that are a combination of both beneficial and potentially harmful bacteria. Research has indicated that lifestyle factors such as exercise and managing stress can dramatically affect the diversity and quantity of healthy microbiome in the intestines. These microbiome are vital to the development of the immune system and various neural functions. This one evening seminar will explore ways to improve our microbiome through meditation, food and other wellness protocols.

Speaker: Lachlan Crawford received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and a certificate in Contemplative Psychotherapy at the Institute of Traditional Medicine. She sits on the board of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PsychANP). Prior to her medical training she completed a BSc Hons titled Ecological Determinants of Health at McGill University in the School of Environment. She is a registered ND, and is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).