The Healthy Gut Podcast Ep.75
Testing your Microbiome with Dr Jason Hawrelak
Having a diverse microbiome is key to optimal health. Dr Jason Hawrelak joins Rebecca this week to discuss her recent uBiome Explorer test results and what they mean. They also talk about why having a diverse microbiome is important, how you can discover what your own microbiome diversity looks like and some simple strategies to improve it.
In Today's Episode
In Episode 75 of The Healthy Gut podcast, we discuss:
Why we should consider our microbiome diversity when treating chronic illnesses like SIBO and IBS
How to test for microbiome diversity
The ease and simplicity of carrying out the uBiome test
What the uBiome test is actually looking for
How and when we should use prebiotics and probiotics
An overview of some of the key bacteria groups and what role they are known to play
How the building blocks of a healthy microbiome are built early in life
Why you should aim for at least 40 plant based foods per week
How to start diversifying plant based foods in your diet
What to do if you react to new foods and why you should be looking for underlying causes
Why you should look to personalise your treatment protocols
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Connect with Dr Jason Hawrelak
Dr Jason Hawrelak is a researcher, lecturer, naturopath and Western herbalist with more than 17 years’ clinical experience. Jason practices at Goulds Natural Medicine, a 136-year-old natural medicine apothecary and clinic located in central Hobart. He did his PhD examining the capacity of probiotics, prebiotics and herbal medicines to modify the GUT microbiota and has written extensively in Australian and International textbooks and journals on these topics. He is on the Medical Nutrition Council of the American Society for Nutrition and was recently awarded a Fellowship from the American College of Nutrition for his significant contributions to the teaching and practice of nutrition in Australia and North America. In March 2017, he was granted a Fellowship from the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia in recognition of his work advancing the fields of herbal and naturopathic medicine in Australia. Jason is also Head of Research at www.probioticadvisor.com, a resource designed to enable easy, evidence-based prescribing of probiotic products.
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About The Host
Rebecca Coomes is an author, entrepreneur, passionate foodie and intrepid traveller. She transformed her health after a lifetime of chronic illness, and today guides others on their own path to wellness. She is the founder of The Healthy Gut, a platform where people can learn about gut health and how it is important for a healthy mind and body and coaches people on how to live well with SIBO. Rebecca is the author of the world’s first cookbooks for people treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and the host of the SIBO cooking show and The Healthy Gut podcast.