Inflammation and your gut: Expert guidance to improve your health

Inflammation and your gut: Expert guidance to improve your health


Did you know that you can potentially extend your life by 10 years if you eat the right foods and that this is even possible if put into practice later in life? Inflammation is the cause of most diseases and illnesses, if you would like to learn how to reduce inflammation then look no further!

In today’s episode, Prof. Tim Spector and Dr Will Bulsiewicz delve into the gut microbiome, how it reacts to different foods and overall well-being. We learn about microbial diversity and its pivotal role in reducing inflammation.

Dr. Will Bulsiewicz is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He’s also a New York Times bestselling author. Dr. B has won multiple awards and distinctions for his work as a clinician. Prof. Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College London, director of the Twins UK study, Scientific co-founder at ZOE, and one of the world’s leading researchers. He's also the author of Food for Life, his latest book focusing on nutrition and health.

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Audio Timecodes:

00:00  Introduction

01:14    Quick Fire Questions

03:27   What is Inflammation?

07:40   Why is too much inflammation bad for you?

09:06  This is at the core of most diseases…

19:07    How blood sugar levels affect inflammation

24:22   What is the role of Gut and the gut barrier?

15:22 How does food affect inflammation?

23:47    What is the role of Gut and the gut barrier?

28:06   Gut microbes love good food!

30:09   Inflammation and Gut Microbes: A two-way Street

35:00   More plants and fermented food will reduce inflammation

40:15    We need microbiome diversity

45:45   Non-Dietary Approaches to Reduce Inflammation

47:57    Benefits of Time-Restricted Eating

52:01    Summary

Mentioned in todays episode:

Gut microbiota targeted diets modulate human immune status from Cell

The Big IF Study: What did we find? From ZOE

PREDICT: The world's largest in-depth nutritional research program from ZOE

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