The Model Health Show

Inflammatory diseases are on the rise in the US and across the world. Most Western illnesses, including autoimmune disease, neurodegenerative disorders, and cardiovascular disease are linked to chronic inflammation. While the statistics regarding inflammatory diseases are staggering, the good news is that one key factor in bringing down our rates of inflammation is in our control: the health of our microbiome. 

On this episode of The Model Health Show, award-winning gastroenterologist and bestselling author, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz is sharing the fascinating role our gut health plays in all aspects of our lives. You’re going to hear how our microbiome can impact your weight, your susceptibility to chronic inflammatory diseases, and even your relationships. 

You’re going to hear the latest cutting-edge science on fiber consumption, microbiome health, additives in our food supply, and a whole lot more. Most importantly, Dr. Bulsiewicz is sharing some key dietary changes we can employ to improve the health and diversity of our microbiomes. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How our medical system hinders well-meaning doctors from truly helping folks. 
  • Why weight loss is much more complex than the model of calories in, calories out.
  • The role that our microbiome plays in our metabolism.
  • How our microbiome controls the release of satiety hormones. 
  • The link between insulin resistance and a damaged microbiome.
  • What endotoxemia is.
  • The importance of short-chain fatty acids for metabolic health.
  • What percentage of the American diet is comprised of refined, ultra-processed foods. 
  • Why fiber is critical for the health of our gut microbes.
  • The problem with food additives in the US food system.
  • What you should know about pesticides and herbicides like glyphosate. 
  • The importance of choosing organic foods, when possible. 
  • A distinction between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. 
  • Why environmental factors are a large contributor to inflammatory diseases. 
  • How trauma and disordered eating can manifest as inflammatory bowel diseases.
  • The link between relationship quality and microbiome health. 

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