Did you know your body has more gut bacteria cells than human cells? The emerging field in gut health has made huge strides in how we view our health and how we treat diseases. A newsflash: everything you put in your mouth also feeds your gut flora. Many autoimmune diseases live in the gut and the bacteria in our gut even have an effect on our neurotransmitters like serotonin. 90% of serotonin is produced in the gut- this has a tremendous impact on depression. That means that our gut can dictate parts of our personality. So how do you make sure you have a healthy gut?
Well, that’s where Dr. Will Bulsiewicz comes in! As he liked to be called, Dr B is an MD, a gastroenterologist and internationally recognized gut health expert He is passionate about the incredible healing power that lives inside you—your gut microbiota. Dr. B’s medical training involved 16 years at America’s elite institutions. He completed a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, a medical degree from Georgetown University, and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Northwestern University. Dr. B was also the chief medical resident at Northwestern and the chief gastroenterology fellow at UNC, and received the highest award given by both his residency and fellowship; and he completed an epidemiology fellowship at UNC’s prestigious Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Dr. B has published more than 20 papers and presented more than 40 times at national meetings, and he is the author of a highly anticipated book on gut health to be published by Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House. For more gut health pointers, follow Dr. B on Instagram at @theguthealthmd.
The biggest takeaway from this show is that you should eat as much variety of whole plant foods as you can. Diversity is key and that’s something I put into practice after recording this episode.
Topics Discussed in the Podcast
- what is the microbiome?
- how does our gut flora affect our personality and mental health?
- Decoding cravings
- Diseases and the gut
- The study that changed how Dr. B practices medicine
- Demystifying antibiotics, probiotics, and prebiotics
- discussion about candida overgrowth
- are we over sterilizing our world?
- the best foods for your gut
- the danger to your gut with fad diets like paleo, keto, cutting out legumes, etc
- is kombucha good for you?
You are not the victim of the genetic profile that was handed to you. You have control over your health which I find to be very empowering and it’s your choices during your lifetime that ultimately will determine whether or not you actually manifest disease. You will have predisposition. Ther are certain things that because of my family I am more prone to. There are certain things that I”m fortunate because of my family that I am not as prone to. But it’s my lifestyle choices that will ultimately will lead to the manifestation of those conditions.
- The study that changed how Dr. B practiced medicine
- Follow Dr. B on instagram
- Dr. Will Bullsiewicz Dr. B’s Website
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