Today's show features my good friend Gut health researcher Dr Megan Rossi from Kings College London who has a specialist interest in the gut.
We discuss what gut health refers to, the microbes lining our digestive system and what effects these have on general health.
In essence the perfect person to give us the lowdown on gut health and what we need to be doing.
We talk about:What’s the deal with gut health, is it a real thing and should you be botheredAn introduction to the microbiome – the population of microbes that live in and around our bodies, largely concentrated in our large intestinesA whistle stop tour through the research that lead to the microbiomeWhat types of microbes are there?The difference in microbe populations and associations with diseasesWhat are the the future applications of microbiome focused treatments in emergency, community care and autoimmune diseaseTesting our microbiomeHow fibre, rather than protein, is actually much more lacking in dietsHow to spot fibre on the supermarket shelves and where to get sourcesKey ways of enhancing your diet including additional fibre rich foods, approach to medication and lifestyle factors
You can find Megan @guthealthdoctor on Instagram and at https://www.drmeganrossi.com/
In my book there is a whole section on fibre plus I teach you more about the science behind gut health as well as lots of delicious recipes! amzn.to/2yHihb5
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Music: Canals by Jaokim Karud from the Chillhop Essentials Summer 2016 collection. Used under Creative Commons.
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