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Why is the Gut Microbiome Important? (Part #1) | Suzanne Devkota Ph.D

Episode 20, duration 1 hr 6 min
Episode 20

Why is the Gut Microbiome Important? (Part #1) | Suzanne Devkota Ph.D

Dr. Devkota is Director of the Human Microbiome Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA and an Associate Professor of Medicine at UCLA, as well as an adjunct investigator at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School. She has been studying the effect of diet on the gut microbiome and inflammatory diseases for the past 12 years. investigating dietary drivers of gut microbiome structure and function in inflammatory bowel diseases and metabolic diseases. Her research has been published in top journals Nature, Science, and Cell, and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. She completed her masters at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Nutritional Sciences, her Ph.D in Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition at The University of Chicago, and her post-doctoral training at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School. 

In this episode we discuss:

• Why fasting and other diets don’t work

• Do you really need fiber in your diet?

• Why you should be worried about leaky gut

• Are food additives bad for you?

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00:00 Coming up on The Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Show

01:15 One Farm

02:55 Introducing Suzanna Devkota

05:12 The need for nutritional scientists in the microbiome space

06:32 What is the gut microbiome?

08:44 Is the microbiome only related to the gut?

10:10 What studies are done in Suzanne’s lab

12:37 Obesity and bacteria

14:25 Nutritional aspects of gut health & leaky gut

19:52 How do you know if you have a leaky gut?

23:36 LMNT Electrolytes

25:06 Do we know if artificial sweeteners affect the gut microbiome?

28:24 Foods to avoid for gut health

29:45 Food additives

31:26 Top three things that wreck your gut microbiome

34:32 Fermented foods and fiber

45:53 Traveling and your guts circadian rhythm

49:45 1st phorm

51:15 Can the people you live with influence your microbiome?

53:31 Fecal transplants

1:00:00 Testing your gut microbiota

1:05:06 InsideTracker