The Gut-Brain Connection


Estimated watch time: 43 mins 
Available credits: none
Speaker: Samuel Dwight Franklin, Doctor of Oriental Medicine

In this webinar we will discuss the role of Gut Health in helping a patient/client with their mental and emotional health. We will discuss the role of beneficial bacteria and its role in creating healthy neurotransmitter levels. We will also discuss the Gut and Brain inflammation that occurs when a person has Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities. Finally we will cover the various Gut Health lab testing that is available to better help our patients/clients understand the direct link between the digestive system and the health of their brain.


  • To help attendees better understand how Gut health directly affects Brain Health
  • To help attendees better understand how food allergies and food sensitivities can create inflammation in the brain.
  • To show attendees how the appropriate Gut health labs can be effective in helping a patient/client with their mental and emotional health.

About the Speaker:

Dwight Franklin, DOM is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and owner of Franklin Family Wellness Institute. He is a graduate and former Professor at Florida College of Integrative Medicine, where he received a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine. Over the course of his career Dwight has worked alongside medical doctors in developing wellness programs for both childhood and adult physical and mental health disorders through the practice of Eastern Medicine, Functional Medicine Lab testing, High-Quality Supplementation, Food Therapy, and Lifestyle changes.

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