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EIT Food

Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain

EIT Food and Università di Torino via FutureLearn


Find out how your diet affects your brain, and your brain affects your diet

Please note this course runs without facilitation. A Spanish version of the course can be found here.

Over the last few years, the importance of the link between gut and brain has become clear. On this course you’ll explore this complex relationship.

You’ll learn how the brain works, and is affected by diet and nutritional deficiencies. You’ll also discover less known, cutting-edge subjects such as the gut-brain axis, the microbiome, and the relationship between food and reproductive health.

This course is open to everyone, but may be of particular interest to psychologists or people working in health and well-being. No previous experience is required, though a background knowledge of biology or psychology may help.

The Educators won’t be able to join the discussions themselves or respond to individual comments, but the course encourages a strong learning community. The learning is focused around debate and discussion – supporting other learners, sharing your own experience and knowledge, and listening to new perspectives. We hope that you will enjoy interacting with and learning from each other in this way. Don’t forget to comment, reply to other learners and ‘like’ comments.

Taught by

Alessandro Cicerale

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  • Zhanna

    Zhanna completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I wanna to learn more information about nutrition and good food. Reaserching biology process in our health and body. Completely to study new about mind food
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I am 57 years old male.
    I worked on project sites amidst different weather, physical and psychological condition.
    Dedication and successful completion of projects drove me and my team.
    We ate that was available on project sites and given by regional guardians absolutely unrelated, but related by spirits and good will.
    Thank you Doctors for making it possible for dedication to thrive duly supported by basic nutrition, which is basically driving the International spirits and kinetics.
    Do good. God bless. let understanding give a better world to live in. We are indebted.
  • Anonymous
    An amazing and informative course, I have made a few changes to my diet because of what I learned. I am getting organic plastic free veg delivered, storing food in glass jars instead of plastic and buying locally made kefir. Many thanks.

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