The Intentional Clinician: Counseling and Psychology

What is Gut Psychology? With Dr. Nicole Cain ND, MA [Episode 15]

April 11, 2018

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Dr. Nicole Cain ND, MA about why what we eat can influence not only our physical health, but our mental well being. Paul wants to know what our "gut system" is and how that has anything to do with "Psychology." Dr. Cain discusses why "Gut Health" is all the rage these days and why it is important for those in the field of psychology to understand as well. Since Paul Krauss is not a doctor who understands diets, Dr. Cain explains in an easy to understand way, how even Paul can make changes to his diet that (over time) can affect his physical and mental wellness. Paul Krauss MA LPC also reads from and asks questions of Dr. Cain about her book, entitled "Gut Psychology." Dr. Cain discusses why there is an extraordinary amount of research coming out about "gut health" and how, in fact, most of human's serotonin is made in the gut (not the brain!).

Dr. Nicole Cain ND, MA is a brain and mental health specialist practicing both in Scottsdale, Arizona and Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is then proud creator of the Gut Psychology Program. Dr. Cain is a Board Certified licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor, and has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Counseling. Dr. Cain is one of the few physicians in the country that specializes in the integrative treatment of mental health from a vitalistic perspective, with knowledge of natural, conventional, and functional medicine. Dr. Cain completed a medical residency in internal medicine and is also a general family practice doctor. She has advanced training due to her background in clinical psychology, with a particular focus in trauma, depression, bipolar, and anxiety. Dr. Cain is an avid advocate for bringing holistic solutions to anyone suffering. Dr. Cain has been published by newspapers, magazines, and blogs across the United States.

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the host of the Intentional Clinician as well as a Private Practice Counselor, Behavioral Health Consultant, Counseling Supervisor, and clinical trainer (ACRA Certified Trainer and creator of his own training “The Intentional Clinician" (6 CEUS)). Paul works to train clinicians at behavioral health organization in best practices. Paul has his private practice at Health for Life Grand Rapids, in Grand Rapids MI and is frequently visiting Phoenix, AZ for work as well.  Check out the webpage . If you would like to check out his supervision page, goto  call Paul at 616-365-5530 (direct), or at the office 616-200-4433. Learn more about Paul Paul enjoys email,

Original music, used with permission:
"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL
“Set Me Off” [Instrumental] from Guesthouse by PAWL
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