I’ve spent many years researching and writing about gut health, but current research shows much of what we thought we knew about probiotics is just plain wrong. It’s time to get some clarity! Kiran Krishnan is undisputedly one of the world’s experts on probiotics as a research microbiologist who has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for 17 years. He comes from a strict research background and has designed and conducted dozens of human clinical trials and human nutrition.
Currently, Kiran is the Acting Chief Scientific Officer at Positions Exclusive and Microbiome Labs and is involved in nine human clinical trials on probiotics and the human microbiome. There’s new research coming out every day but it isn’t always easy to understand for the layperson, so I’m glad he’s here today to explain.
Episode Highlights With Kiran Krishnan
- What leaky gut is and why chances are good that you have it
- The reason that 55% of healthy college students had severe leaky gut when tested
- What happens when leaky gut continues for a long time and how the body reacts
- The biggest factors that contribute to leaky gut
- How often antibiotics are used unnecessarily
- Why one course of antibiotics can disrupt the microbiome for up to 2 years
- How pesticides in foods can impact the gut
- Why our overly sterile world is more harmful than helpful
- The reason we need bacteria and to be a little dirty to thrive
- Why lactobacillus bacteria are not the most beneficial strains for humans
- How most bacteria die before they ever reach the gut
- The actual benefit of fermented foods (it isn’t the bacteria)
- What bacteria ARE health promoting and how to identify them
- Why metabolic endotoxemia is probably affecting your daily life even if you’ve never heard of it
- The reason your gut could be making you anxious or depressed
- A reason addiction can be rooted in the gut
- How some antibiotics can lead to anxiety and depression
- Important factors for pregnant moms to optimize
Resources We Mention
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