We know that gut issues are at the root of chronic illness for millions of people, but what is fundamentally driving these imbalances? Poor gut health can be the result of food sensitivities, poor diet, antibiotics, toxin exposure, infection, and other insults that disrupt the microbiome. But there’s a canary in the coal mine that’s often overlooked when it comes to gut dysfunction: stress.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Vincent Pedre to discuss the impact of chronic psychological stress and unresolved childhood trauma on the gut. They also discuss the importance of a diverse microbiome and a diet rich in fiber and fermented foods, what we can learn from modern-day hunter-gatherer tribes, and how to tune into our body’s own intuition.
Dr. Vincent Pedre believes the gut is the gateway to wellness and has helped thousands of people around the world resolve their gut-related health issues with his bestselling book, Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Eliminate Pain, which features his proprietary “blueprint” for healing the gut, the Gut C.A.R.E. Program. Dr. Pedre is the Medical Director of Pedre Integrative Health and founder of Dr. Pedre Wellness, CEO and founder of Happy Gut Life LLC, has worked as a nutraceutical consultant and spokesperson for NatureMD, and is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner with a concierge practice in New York City since 2004. His newest book, The GutSMART Protocol: Revitalize Your Health, Boost Your Energy, and Lose Weight in Just 14 Days with Your Personalized Gut-Healing Plan, is the culmination of years of research and clinical experience as a functional gut health expert.
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