Over the last seventy-five years, an array of serious, seemingly unrelated chronic illnesses—cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disorders, cancer, and brain disorders—have all been steadily rising, some at astonishing rates. While we’re living dramatically longer lives, many of us are suffering throughout them, creating a public health crisis of historic scale.
A key principle of Functional Medicine is looking at the gut and how it impacts the entire body. All of the diseases mentioned above have a component of gut dysfunction, especially intestinal permeability, which is also known as leaky gut syndrome. When the digestive tract is inflamed and food particles are able to make their way into the bloodstream, the body goes into fight mode. This goes far beyond a stomach ache, as symptoms can occur throughout the whole body.
On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, I speak with Dr. Emeran Mayer, the author of The Gut-Immune Connection and The Mind-Gut Connection. He has studied brain-body interactions for the last forty years and is the executive director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, and the founding director of the UCLA Brain Gut Microbiome Center at the University of California at Los Angeles. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health for the past twenty-five years, and he is considered a pioneer and world leader in the area of brain-gut microbiome interactions and its clinical implications.
Also mentioned in this episode:
- A Fermented-Food Diet Increases Microbiome Diversity and Lowers Inflammation – https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2021/07/fermented-food-diet-increases-microbiome-diversity-lowers-inflammation
- Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues by Martin Blaser – https://www.amazon.com/Missing-Microbes-Overuse-Antibiotics-Fueling/dp/0805098100
For more on Dr. Mayer you can follow him on Instagram @emeranmayer, on Facebook @emeranamayer, on Twitter @emeranamayer, and through his website https://emeranmayer.com/. Get his book, The Gut-Immune Connection: How Understanding the Connection Between Food and Immunity Can Help Us Regain Our Health at https://emeranmayer.com/the-gut-immune-connection-book/.
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