TMHS 583: Shocking Facts About The Human Gut & What Your Poop Can Tell You About Your Health - With Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

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The human gut is home to trillions of bacteria, as well as other microorganisms that make up the gut microbiome. The health of the gut has been proven to affect immune function, skin health, cognitive ability, and more. If your gut health happens to be out of whack, it can also manifest in many ways beyond obvious digestive symptoms. An imbalanced gut can create symptoms such as cravings, poor sleep quality, and lack of concentration, to name a few.

If you want to learn how to optimize your gut health, this episode is for you. Today’s guest, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, is an award-winning gastroenterologist, a bestselling author, and a gut health expert. He’s back on The Model Health Show to share five major classifications of gut microbes, what we can learn about our health from our poop, and simple tips to improve your microbiome health.

We’re diving deep into topics like the war on bacteria, the future of personalized nutrition, food intolerances, and so much more. No matter your background, diet, or knowledge base, you can always strive to improve your gut health. And on today’s show, Dr. B is going to show you how!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics work.
  • The revolution that’s taking place in science right now.
  • How the microorganisms in our gut behave.
  • The role our microbes have played in human evolution.
  • Approximately how many microbes live in our gut.
  • How antibiotics were developed and implemented.
  • A history of the war on bacteria.
  • What you should know about candida.
  • How archaea work in the body.
  • Why destruction is not a sustainable approach to balancing gut health.
  • Which intestinal parasite is beneficial for the metabolism.
  • The importance of personalized nutrition.
  • What percentage of our genetic code comes from our microbes.
  • How to know if you’re having gut health problems.
  • What you can learn about your health from your poop.
  • One of the biggest misconceptions about gut health and bowel movements.
  • How viruses interact with our microbes.
  • Why challenge and adaptation are beneficial for our bodies.
  • The link between the microbiome and the immune system.
  • Two diet approaches for fixing food intolerances.
  • The importance of consuming fermented foods.

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