Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

How Your Microbiome Affects Everything From Your Brain to Your Metabolism | Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

Digestive diseases are affecting tens of millions of people everyday. So often gut issues are being misdiagnosed and ineffectively handled due to poor diet, misinformation, and general confusion. In this episode, the Gut Health MD, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (or Dr. B for short) breaks down what is really going on with the microbiome and what we can do to stop damaging it and start supporting it. He drops some shocking facts about microbes and even how your past trauma and unresolved emotional scars can impact the health of your gut. Dr. Bulsiewicz is well researched and an actively practicing physician that wants to simplify how you can improve your overall health by understanding your unique ecosystem and making better food choices to change your microbiome as early as tomorrow.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Microbiome | Dr. Bulsiewicz explains the microbiome and relevance to biodiversity [2:38]

Ecosystems | An explanation of ecosystems within our gut and danger of instability [6:15]

Biodiversity | Rebuilding biodiversity after terrible diets and inauthentic lifestyles [8:42]

Fiber | Dr. Bulsiewicz discusses how critical fiber and different types for gut microbes [10:02]

Digesting Fiber | Dr Bulsiewicz explains how fiber is broken down and building tolerance [14:00]

Rebuilding Microbiome | Dr. Bulsiewicz shares ways to reintroduce microbes to the body [20:29]

Microbial Intake | Starving microbes with lack of fiber and not needing more probiotics [23:40]

Gut Rehab | Dr Bulsiewicz explains introducing plants low and slow is good at the right time for complex gut issues [26:02]

Diagnosing Tools | Dr. Bulsiewicz shares 3 most powerful tools for diagnosing patients [28:28]

Food Sensitivity | Dr. Bulsiewicz breaks down 3 common causes that are reversible [29:11]

Constipation | Signs of constipation that may shock you [29:19]

Celiac Disease | Blood tests are often wrong and it’s more common than you think [31:24]

Gallbladder | Another common cause that may be waking you in the middle of night [31:47]

Dietary Fiber | Dr. Bulsiewicz talks about supplemental fiber and having extra support [32:33]

Saturated Fats | Dr. Bulsiewicz’s concerns of the effects these fats have on microbiome  [34:55]

Dietary Impact | The impact plant-based vs. animal-based diets have on microbes [38:04]

Shared Microbiome | The benefit of shared microbiomes with pets and others [40:53]

Unresolved Trauma | Impact trauma and abuse has on the microbiome can’t be ignored [41:30]

 

QUOTES:

“I think one of the major issues […] is that we live in a society that is completely devoid of fiber consumption. And fiber is the preferred food of these gut microbes.” [10:03]

 

“I personally am vegan […] I’m not teaching the science because I’m vegan. I’m vegan, because the science led me to where I am today.” [11:42]

 

“with every single dietary choice, we are contributing to the balance that exists within our microbiome.” [18:33]

 

“our fiber deficiency is causing us to suffer consequences because our gut microbes are not being fed.” [24:56]

 

“…the microbiome changes in less than 24 hours, whatever dietary choice you make. So literally, the food that you’re eating today will have an effect on your microbiome tomorrow.” [37:04]

 

“If you are suffering from trauma, and abuse history, whether it was physical, sexual, emotional, psychological. If you don’t directly address that issue, you will not heal your microbiome. The stress that is driven by that underlying trauma history is an open wound that persists, and it festers until it is addressed.” [41:30]

 

Follow Dr. Will Bulsiewicz:

Website: https://theplantfedgut.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theguthealthmd/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theguthealthmd/

 

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