Have you ever wondered why the gut microbiome is important for your health? Surprisingly, having a diverse gut microbiome is shown to have positive effects on your digestive system, immune system, and more! But what are practical action steps you should take to optimize your gut microbiome? We have the answers in this episode with Mary Purdy!
We answer these questions:- Why is the gut microbiome important?- What positively affects the microbiome?- How are the gut and brain connected?- Is there a correlation between gut health and autoimmune disease?- What foods should we eat to support the gut microbiome? Mary is an Integrative Eco-Dietitian with a Master’s Degree from Bastyr University where she is currently adjunct faculty. She has been in clinical practice for over 12 years using a personalized medicine and functional nutrition approach. She has given over 100 nutrition workshops, speaks regularly at health and nutrition conferences and was the keynote speaker at Bastyr University’s Commencement Ceremony 2019.
Additionally, she hosts the podcast “The Nutrition Show” and authored the books “Serving the Broccoli Gods” and “The Microbiome Diet Reset.” She is a trained Climate Reality Leader and a consultant working with organizations to create a sustainable and equitable food system that supports planetary health and helps to mitigate climate change.
Connect with Mary: https://marypurdy.co/
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Dr. Ann-Marie Barter is a Functional Medicine and Chiropractic Doctor at Alternative Family Medicine & Chiropractic. She is the clinic founder of Alternative Family Medicine & Chiropractic that has two offices: one in Longmont and one in Denver. They treat an array of health conditions overlooked or under-treated by conventional medicine, called the “grey zone”.