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Understanding The Mind, Stress, Religion & Placebo's w/Dr. Emeran Mayer EP 1139

July 21, 2021

The School of Greatness


“Every complex system develops a mind.” Today's guest is Dr. Emeran Mayer. He is the executive director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience and the co-director of the Digestive Diseases Research Center at the University of California at Los Angeles. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health for the past twenty-five years, and he is considered a pioneer and world leader in the area of brain-gut microbiome interactions. This is actually part 2 of my interview with Dr. Mayer, so make sure to visit to listen to part 1 all about the brain and gut connection! In this episode Lewis and Dr. Emeran Mayer discuss what the mind actually is, the effects of religion and finding a higher purpose have on your mind, the biggest breakthroughs during Dr. Mayer’s 40 years of research, why Dr. Mayer wants the world to stop using the word “placebo,” he effects that stress has on your immune system, the key changes to make today to improve your health, and so much more! For more go to: Check out his new book : THE GUT-IMMUNE CONNECTION The Wim Hof Experience: Mindset Training, Power Breathing, and Brotherhood: A Scientific Guide to Living Longer, Feeling Happier & Eating Healthier with Dr. Rhonda Patrick: The Science of Sleep for Ultimate Success with Shawn Stevenson: See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at