How Important is the Gut Microbiome? (with Alessio Fasano, MD)

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How Important is the Gut Microbiome? (with Alessio Fasano, MD)

February 6, 2024

How Important is the Gut Microbiome? (with Alessio Fasano, MD)

Prebiotics! Probiotics! Symbiotics! Postbiotics! WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? Where are all of these “biotics” all living??

Well, the short answer is- they’re living inside YOU!

Talk about the human gut microbiome is everywhere. We thought it would be helpful to have our expert in gut health, Alessio Fasano, MD to give us insights on the microbiome, and how important it is to our health. You may remember Dr. Fasano from Episode 40- “Is Gluten Bad For Me?”!

Dr. Alessio Fasano is a pediatric gastroenterologist, research scientist, and entrepreneur. He is the Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Mass General Hospital for Children.

Learn more about Dr. Fasano and his research about celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and the microbiome here.

Link to information on Dr. Fasano’s book (with co-author Susie Flaherty) “Gut Feelings: The Microbiome and Our Health“.

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • What is the gut microbiome? Why is it important?
  • How does the gut microbiome work?
  • What factors influence the composition of the gut microbiome?
  • How can I improve my gut microbiome?
  • What is the connection between the gut microbiome and digestion?
  • Can the gut microbiome affect my mental health?
  • Are there links between the gut microbiome and certain diseases?
  • How can I measure or analyze my gut microbiome?
  • Can I restore my gut microbiome after taking antibiotics?
  • Is the gut microbiome different in individuals of different ages?
  • Can I customize my diet for a healthier gut microbiome?
  • What is the difference between prebiotics/probiotics/symbiotics and postbiotics?

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