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Seventy million Americans are suffering from digestive issues right now. Can you believe that? What’s more mind-blowing is that most of those folks could start to feel a lot better by simply changing the way they eat.

In this episode, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz and I get real about gut health. Dr. Bulsiewicz is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning gastroenterologist who changed his approach to treating gut health when he turned his life around by changing his diet. Now, he’s leading the way in making nutrition a routine part of the digestive health conversation, inside and outside his clinic. 

Dr. Bulsiewicz and I dive into the connection between a healthy immune system and a healthy gut, why eating a diversity of plants is key to a diversity of microbiota, and yes, we go there—we even talk poop. I hope you enjoy our conversation and think about the incredible symphony happening in your gut in a whole new way. Enjoy!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Dr. Bulsiewicz’s superhero origin story—from 50 pounds overweight to a leading gut health expert.
  • The truth about how much nutritional education Western-trained doctors get.
  • How doctors have to take it upon themselves to learn about nutrition.
  • How many pounds of food the average American eats per day.
  • Why the microbiome is the hottest ticket in all of science right now.
  • What bio-individuality is and how it’s expressed.
  • How our individual microbiome dictates what diet is right for each of us.
  • The five types of microbes that create an ecosystem inside our gut.
  • Why fears about bacteria are misplaced.
  • How digestive issues can be a warning sign of bigger health problems.
  • The connection between immune health and gut health.
  • Why there has been a 500% increase in Celiac disease.
  • How poop is so much more than food waste.
  • Why your microbiome loves fiber.
  • Why you should be eating at least 30 different varieties of plants a week for a healthy gut.

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