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Episode 37: Pandemics: Can Viruses Ever Be Good For The Microbiome?
Episode 37: Pandemics: Can Viruses Ever Be Good For The Microbiome?

Life has changed drastically since our last episode and COVID-19 has everyone’s full attention. We’re all hunkered down, social distancing, washing our hands until they’re raw and boosting our immune...

Episode 36: Would You Give Yourself Gut Worms To Ward Off Chronic Disease?
Episode 36: Would You Give Yourself Gut Worms To Ward Off Chronic Disease?

Would you give yourself an intestinal worm if it meant you'd no longer have allergies or symptoms of an autoimmune disease?    Would you give a few to yourself if...

Episode 35: Is Eating Insects Good For Gut Health?
Episode 35: Is Eating Insects Good For Gut Health?

If you’ve ever traveled to the markets of Oaxaca or strolled through the streets of Thailand, you’re likely familiar with the sight of vendors hawking crunchy, salty morsels...of insects. Cultures...

Episode 34: Is The Microbiome Key In Healing Autism?
Episode 34: Is The Microbiome Key In Healing Autism?

In 2018, the CDC determined that 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Devastatingly, the numbers continue to climb each year, but research is emerging that points...

Episode 33: The Most Important Micronutrients For Gut Health
Episode 33: The Most Important Micronutrients For Gut Health

 Have you ever considered how your daily multivitamin contributes to your gut health? Which micronutrients are critical for microbiome balance? And is it possible for a doctor to decipher whether...

Episode 32: Start Balancing Your Mycobiome in 24 Hours
Episode 32: Start Balancing Your Mycobiome in 24 Hours

For the last 40+ years, our resident researcher, Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum, has been one of the leading scientists studying the microbiome. But what about the mycobiome?   In his long...

Episode 31: Dealing With Disease? Check For Fungus
Episode 31: Dealing With Disease? Check For Fungus

Recently, scientists discovered strains of fungus in pancreatic cancer patients. This sent shockwaves through the media, but the fact that fungi can cause disease is nothing new to today’s guest.   ...

Episode 30: The Magic of Breastmilk
Episode 30: The Magic of Breastmilk

Would you buy a food or supplement that promised to do all of this daily:  Develop antibodies against pathogens you’d been exposed to Change based on the weather  Alter itself...

Episode 29: How To Shop Smart For Prebiotic Products and Fiber
Episode 29: How To Shop Smart For Prebiotic Products and Fiber

You can’t walk down any aisle of the grocery store without seeing a product touting the benefits of probiotics and (prebiotic) fiber. But have you ever stopped to think that...

Human Development and Decoding Generational Trauma
Episode 28: The Levels of Human Development and Decoding Generational Trauma

Have you ever wondered why it seems like the same issues get passed down from generation to generation? Turns out, it’s not a family curse but instead a hard-wiring of...

Dr. Amy Killen, an anti-aging and regenerative physician talks What Does Your Mouth Have To Do With Erectile Dysfunction
Episode 27: What Does Your Mouth Have To Do With Erectile Dysfunction?

It’s easy to get on board thinking about how your diet impacts your digestive tract. It makes sense, for example, that eating fast food might leave you running to the...

Episode 26: Why and How Birth Control Affects The Microbiome
Episode 26: Why and How Birth Control Affects The Microbiome

Criticizing birth control is a tightrope walk. On one hand, birth control has been instrumental to women’s liberation, allowing them to control their fertility on their own terms. On the...