Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain
EIT Food
  • Start Date: 27 Jul, 2020
  • 5 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Explore the latest thinking on how good nutrition influences healthy neurology and discover that what we eat affects how we think.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Discover the fascinating world of the microbiome and how it relates to the brain


In recent years, we’ve found that the brain and the gut are intimately related. The make-up of our ‘microbiome’ – the bacteria that inhabit our gut – can have a profound effect on our mental state.


On this course, you’ll learn exactly what the microbiome is, exploring cutting-edge research into how the mind is influenced by diet and nutrition – and how healthy eating can positively affect mental wellbeing.


You’ll learn from top nutritional experts about exciting new topics such as the gut-brain axis, the microbiome, and the relationship between food and reproductive health.


This course is for anyone interested in learning about the link between neurology and nutrition. It would be of particular interest to psychologists or professionals working in health and wellbeing, or people wanting to start a career in these fields.


The educators won’t be able to join the discussions themselves or respond to individual comments, but the course encourages a strong learning community, focused around debate and discussion.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

EIT Food

This university is part of the partnership between eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn.

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