Ep 30: Allison Tannis with The Wonders of Your Microbiome


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How much do you know about the microbial world that inhabits you? Probably not as much as you should, considering it is often overlooked in terms of the role it plays in keeping you healthy! In today’s episode, host of the National Health Influencer Podcast, Allison Tannis, explains the link between your microbiome and your immune system and shares some tips on how to keep them both happy. Ailments like diabetes, obesity, and heart failure can be prevented through the simple act of caring for your gut microbiome and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that it doesn’t actually take much effort. Our bodies are home to an incredibly diverse range of microbes, which have varying levels of positive and negative impacts, and Allison takes a closer look at 3 of the most famous ones. This episode is full to the brim with fascinating facts weaved into easily understandable analogies (with a few poop jokes in between) and you’ll walk away with a whole new understanding and appreciation for your wondrous microbiome!
Key Points From This Episode:

  • The microbes in and on your body are even more prolific than your cells!
  • Examples of the numerous types of microbes that exist in your gut, both positive and negative.
  • Receptor sites which line your gut and how these are connected to your immune system.
  • Why overstimulation of your gut microbes can be harmful to your immune system.
  • Benefits of probiotics and why you need them even if you eat very healthy foods.
  • Crosstalk between your gut and your nervous system and how this impacts your mood.
  • How your gut probiotics link to how well (or how badly) you age.
  • Results from research assessing the gut microbes of healthy centenarians.
  • The best source of probiotics which will make a clinical difference to your gut microbiome.
  • Different types of probiotic strains.
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus; what this very famous probiotic is so useful for!
  • Battlements that we have in our gut, and the negative impact that our low fibre diet is having on them.
  • A closer look at the bifidobacterium longum and the saccharomyces boulardii microbes.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Deliciously Geeky Blog: https://allisontannis.com/
Probiotic Rescue by Allison Tannis: https://www.amazon.com/Probiotic-Rescue-Probiotics-Cholesterol-Complaints-ebook/dp/B00EHH692K
A Gastroenterologist's Guide to Probiotics: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3424311/
Vista Magazine: https://vistamagazine.ca/

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