Multiple studies have now confirmed a dramatic link between the health of our microbiome and the strength of our immune system. Low-fiber diets, limited exposure to nature, and overzealous use of pharmaceuticals have messed up our microbiome, making many of us more susceptible to viruses than we naturally should be. But the good news is that, unlike our genes, our microbiome is constantly evolving, offering a pathway back to health for those who are suffering and proven protection for those who want to stay well.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Robynne Chutkan about why some people get sicker from viruses than others, the connection between the health of our microbiome and our likelihood of catching viral illnesses, and daily habits to boost your immune system and maximize your gut health.
Dr. Chutkan is one of the most recognizable gastroenterologists working in America today. She has a BS from Yale and an MD from Columbia, is a faculty member at Georgetown University Hospital, and is the founder of the Digestive Center for Wellness. She is an avid runner, yogi, and squash player, and she’s passionate about introducing more dirt, sweat, and vegetables into people’s lives.
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For more on Dr. Robynne Chutkan, follow her on Instagram @gutbliss, Facebook @drrobynnechutkan, Twitter @drchutkan, and through her website, robynnechutkan.com. Get her book, The Anti-Viral Gut, here.
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