You guys know I’m a science geek, so I’m pretty much in awe of today’s guest. Dr. Zach Bush, MD, is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country. He’s made a tremendous impact in the scientific and medical community in 2012 when he and his team discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria. Since then he and his team demonstrated that this cellular communication network forms in response to the pesticide glyphosate, as well as the many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body’s immune system.
To help solve the epidemic cases of leaky gut and gut imbalance, Dr. Bush has designed a revolutionary class of dietary supplements called RESTORE (now called Ion Gut Health).
On a personal note, Dr. Bush points to his kids as the driving force behind his passion for change. His work revolves around his mission to give them a much brighter and healthier future.
Episode Highlights With Zach Bush
- The surprising things Dr. Bush found in his cancer research that affect all of us
- How glyphosate functions as an antibiotic in the body and why this is so dangerous
- Why 46% of American children have a chronic disease diagnosis (when in the 1960s only 4% of the entire population did)
- The way common farming practices is sterilizing the soil and our guts
- How a single application of glyphosate can kill 50% of earthworms in the soil
- How cell suicide is so important to health and how to make sure it happens correctly
- Why the US is 49th in the world and falling in healthcare outcomes
- How Dr. Bush’s clinical work led him to re-evaluate what he had been taught
- The way we can reverse 18 years of chemical farming in just 18 months if we try
- How we could all change the world by growing 1-5% of our food
- A cool educational experiment you can do with kids to understand the gut microbiome
- And more!
Resources We Mention
More From Wellness Mama
- 475: Jeffrey Smith on the Existential Threat of Gene-Edited Microbes
- 35: GMOs & How to Test for Glyphosate
- 133: GMOs, Glyphosate, Organic Food & What’s Making Our Children Sick
- 62: Good Clean Dirt with Jasmina Aganovic of Mother Dirt
- It’s Time to Bring Back Victory Gardens
- Organic Gardening 101: How to Start Your Own Backyard Garden
- Organic Pest Control for Gardens (Natural Options)
- Health Benefits of Fermented Foods
- Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe (Easy Countertop Method)
- How to Make Water Kefir Soda (Recipe)
- How to Make Beet Kvass
- Do You Have a Stinking Gut? (And Why You Should Want One)
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Thank You to Today’s Sponsors
This podcast is sponsored by Thrive Market– they’ve been my go-to place to buy organic and natural foods for years, and I’ve found myself turning to them especially in the wake of the hurricane hitting our local area. While our home was spared, many people lost some or everything they had and there is a long process of rebuilding ahead. As local stores sold out of many non-perishable foods, diapers, wipes and other essentials, and I’d already given away any stores I had, I was able to place bulk orders on Thrive and send them directly to relief centers to get them to those in need. The same non perishable foods like tuna and sardines, bars, and healthy snacks that our family always has on hadn’t were literal life savers for those who are working to rebuild. I was so grateful to have Thrive Market as a resource to be able to help those in need, and it was another reminder of why I love them so much. While I hope you never have to experience a natural disaster, Thrive is a great resource for everyday staples and organic foods. Just for being a Wellness Mama Podcast listener, you can get an extra 25% off your first purchase plus a free 30 day membership to try it out. Check out Thrive Market at thrivemarket.com/katie
This episode is sponsored by me freezing my butt off… well kind of. I’m talking about the cold plunge tub I got from FuroHealth that I’ve been having a love/hate but mostly love relationship with lately. Cold therapy has many well studied benefits like increased circulation, increased production of mood boosting neurotransmitters and increased lymphatic flow and it helps produce brown adipose tissue that can aid in weight loss. In fact, studies show that cold water immersion at just 14c (58 f) for 1 hour increased metabolic rate by 350%, norepinephrine by 530% and dopamine by 250%. If it were a drug, everyone would take it, but isntead, I just soak in some cold water every day. The tub I got ranges from 42-58 degrees and plugs into a regular outlet so it can go anywhere and stay cold without the need for ice or filling. Check it out at furohealth.com