TMHS 644: The Truth About Diet & The Human Microbiome - With Dr. Suzanne Devkota
The exciting field of microbiome research has exploded in recent years. As researchers dive into the connection between humans and our microbes, the more we learn about promoting health, reversing disease, and so much more. What’s interesting about this specific line of research is that while we’ve uncovered so much information about the function and role of the microbiome, there’s still so much to be discovered.
Today’s guest, Dr. Suzanne Devkota, is the director of the Cedars-Sinai Microbiome Institute, where she studies the fascinating intersection between diet and the microbiome. On today’s show, she’s sharing the latest science on how nutrients influence our microbes. You’re going to learn about the link between microbiome and chronic illnesses, and what to include in your diet for a robust, diverse microbiome.
We’re also going to talk about the science behind fecal transplants, how your environment influences your microbiome, and what you should know about taking a probiotic. Dr. Devkota is a wealth of information, and I hope you find this episode useful. Enjoy!
In this episode you’ll discover:
- The number of microbes that live in and on our bodies.
- How the human microbiome evolved over time.
- Essential vitamins and nutrients our microbes produce.
- How damaging your microbiome can result in nutrient deficiencies.
- The relationship between the microbiome and short-chain fatty acids.
- How Dr. Devkota became interested in studying the microbiome.
- Which environmental factors influence your microbial makeup.
- The importance of having a diverse microbiome.
- What impact cohabitation has on the microbiome.
- How a fecal transplant works and which conditions it can treat.
- Why an omnivorous diet is beneficial for microbes.
- Behaviors that can alter your microbiome negatively.
- How over-sanitizing negatively impacts the health of our society.
- What the hygiene hypothesis is.
- How endocrine disruptors can get stored in fat cells.
- Three main things you should look for in a probiotic.
- The role of fermented foods in gut health.
- What to ask your provider before taking an antibiotic.
- The main components of a microbiome-friendly diet.
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