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Broken Brain Podcast Episode 85: How Fungi Living in Our Mycobiome Influence Bloating, Brain Fog, and Even Mood with Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum and Afif Ghannoum

Broken Brain Podcast Episode 85: How Fungi Living in Our Mycobiome Influence Bloating, Brain Fog, and Even Mood with Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum and Afif Ghannoum

Most people understand the importance of a healthy gut microbiome for overall health, but have you heard of the mycobiome—the fungi that live inside our bodies, and how it impacts our health?

In this episode, we dive into:

  • The mycobiome and how it impacts our health (3:32)
  • What happens when our fungi get out of balance (7:25)
  • The damage antibiotics can cause when it comes to the mycobiome (12:31)
  • Biofilm and how it impacts the mycobiome (15:36)
  • How you can alter your gut fungi for better or worse in just 24 hours (25:19)
  • Foods that traditionally get a bad rap and how might they have a positive impact on our mycobiome (38:38)
  • What we should be eating to take care of our fungi community (45:13)
  • How sleep impacts our gut health (49:42)
  • How environmental factors positively or negatively impact the mycobiome (1:01:04)
  • How Dr. Ghannoum started his career (1:21:22) 
  • Where to learn more about Dr. Ghannoum and Afif (1:30:11)

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