Meleni Aldridge chats to Michelle Sanchez from the College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Clinical Psychoneuroimmunologist Meleni Aldridge discusses brain inflammation and inflammaging. She explains what brain inflammation is, the signs to look out for and the long-term health complications if it’s not addressed early on. Meleni also advises on how to reduce brain inflammation naturally and the impact that gut health has on the brain.

What you’ll learn:

  •  An overview of the brain anatomy and how the brain functions.
  • What inflammation is and the difference between acute and chronic inflammation.
  • The causes of brain inflammation and the signs and symptoms to look out for. 
  • Dietary and lifestyle factors that can trigger brain inflammation.
  • What inflammaging is and the long-term health complications and neurodegenerative conditions associated with brain inflammation.
  • What oxidative stress is and how it impacts brain health and causes degeneration.
  • Ways to prevent oxidative stress and the naturopathic approach (through diet, nutrition and lifestyle) to reduce brain inflammation and reverse any damage caused.
  • How the gut affects brain health and how to improve gut health naturally.

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