170- The Role Your Gut Plays in Brain Health with Steven Wright

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

January 20, 2022

With the increase in anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges, often times these are treated with medications or therapy.

Unfortunately the experience most people have on these treatments don't make them feel fantastic, just better than they were before. This is because we are treating symptoms and not the root causes.

In this episode, we explore how gut health impacts brain health with Steven Wright.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • How paying attention to your gas and bloating can give insights into larger health problems
  • What types of gut issues can be debilitating
  • How does the gut create neurotransmitters and why is this overlooked from conventional medical practices
  • Different ways to improve gut health which can help your mental health


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [2:15] Who is Steven Wright and what was his own health journey like
  • [6:30] Conventional medicine failed to take care of his condition, what made him decide to try making dietary changes
  • [7:30] Was a dietary change all that was needed to fix Steven's issues, or did it take even more work to get to where he is today
  • [9:15] Obviously when you are dealing with health complications that can lead to trauma that impacts mental health, but are there other direct links between gut health and brain health
  • [12:00] More practitioners need to be looking at the gut and its role in neurotransmitter production instead of just relying on drugs
  • [14:30] People who don't feel well might not remember what normal feels like anymore. How do you get people to recognize that what they are experiencing is not actually normal
  • [16:45] Guys tend to find gas/bloating related problems hilarious and think it is normal, however in a lot of cases this is a symptom you should pay attention to for worse gut issues
  • [18:00] What are some of the main supplements that are beneficial to the gut
  • [23:30] Our approach to medicate and not focus on the root causes leads us to not digesting foods which eventually makes our immune system respond to those foods
  • [24:15] Steven's final thoughts around gut health and brain health
  • [27:00] If someone isn't consuming much fiber, how does that impact the gut and butyrate production
  • [30:00] What does Steven Wright do daily to reach his vision of health

Resources From This Episode

Some of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).

  • Visit HealthyGut.com and use code SummitForWellness for 15% off until 1/31/22

Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Steven Wright

Website: HealthyGut.com (use code SummitForWellness for 15% off until 1/31/22)

Steven Wright shares how neurotransmitters and produced in the gut

Steven Wright shares how neurotransmitters and produced in the gut

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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