My job is basically a great excuse to sit down and chat with the people who inspire me most! Today is no exception as Tina Anderson, co-founder and CEO of Just Thrive probiotics, joins me on the podcast. We’re gonna jump into a lot of probiotic myths flying around and talk about the science behind this very important aspect of health.
Personal note on Tina: She has a fascinating background as a trial lawyer who then became in-house counsel for a pharmaceutical company. What she saw and learned launched her into a passionate career in the field of natural health.
To share her discovery with the world, she and her husband created a unique supplement that contains superior probiotic strains from renowned researcher Dr. Simon Cutting. I know you guys have been wanting me to talk about about this and I hope today’s episode answers all of your great questions!
Episode Highlights With Just Thrive
- What glyphosate, antibiotic overuse, and contaminants in our food supply and environment are doing to our gut health
- Common myths about probiotics and why all probiotic sources are not created equal
- Why refrigerated probiotics aren’t always better (and could be weaker)
- The real deal on CFUs and how to know if the strains are actually surviving
- The clinical trials currently in progress and what they’re revealing about leaky gut
- The shocking percentage of probiotics that never make it to the intestinal tract (and why Just Thrive does)
- What the LPS level in your bloodstream means and how it can be used to measure gut health
- Which probiotics kids and babies can take and recommended dosage
- Why spore-based probiotics survive the digestive process and get to the gut
- The surprising nutrient that reduces heart disease risk by 50%, all cause mortality by 25% and statistically increases lifespan by 7 years
- What gut health has to do with eczema and other skin conditions
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Just Thrive Use coupon code wellnessmama15 for 15% off
- I Can See Clearly Now by Wayne Dyer
- The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
- The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
- The Human Microbiome Project
More From Wellness Mama
- 228: Using Buddies in My Belly to Teach Kids About Health
- 219: Why Everything We Know About Probiotics Is Wrong & How to Stop Leaky Gut With Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan
- 96: Using Natural and Traditional Medicine to Fix the Gut Microbiome with Dr. Ken Brown
- 53: Does Leaky Gut Cause Autoimmunity?
- 46: The Overmedication of America
- Can Probiotics Improve Your Brain?
- Do You Have a Stinking Gut? (And Why You Should Want One)
- Health Benefits of Fermented Foods
- Natural Remedies for ADHD in Children
Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about probiotics and gut health? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.
Thank You to Today’s Sponsors
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