The Lucas Rockwood Show

Your gastrointestinal tract contains around three pounds of microbes - some good and some bad. When your gut is healthy, the bad bugs are kept in check, and the good bugs serve as internal workhorses for digestion and short-chain fatty acid creation, they also release GABA and other neurotransmitters, and fend off pathogens. When things are out of balance, irritable bowel, leaky gut, gas, bloating, and disease can occur. Gastrointestinal problems affect as many as one in five people, so a happy belly is something we all need to cultivate. In this episode, gastroenterologist, Robynne Chutkan, MD, shares her latest research.

Listen and learn:

  • About the risks of emulsifiers and stabilizers found in common foods
  • How artificial sweeteners can contribute to or even cause gut dysbiosis
  • Why most probiotic supplements are useless
  • The difference between insoluble and soluble fiber in food
  • The future of fecal transplants

Links

Robynne’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr Chutkan is a board certified gastroenterologist and author of the digestive health books: Gutbliss, The Microbiome Solution, and The Bloat Cure. Her most recent book is The Anti-Viral Gut: Tackling Pathogens From the Inside Out. She is on the faculty at Georgetown Hospital and founded the Digestive Center for Wellness.

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