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?