Naveen Jain, billionaire entrepreneur and CEO of Viome, joins Tom to discuss the microbiome, why all chronic disease starts in the gut, and how Viome can help you fix it.
Making illness a choice [00:40] What is the microbiome? [01:32] Humans as ecosystems [05:31] Why there’s no such thing as a “healthy food” [07:14] What are the microbes actually doing? [08:52] Why we’re only 1% human [09:57] Your genes are not your destiny [11:24] How the effectiveness of your cancer treatment depends on your microbiome [12:56] Why addressing inflammation can get rid of chronic disease [15:00] How stress impacts your microbiome [16:11] Why inflammation manifests differently in different people [19:48] How symptoms and organisms both transfer with fecal transplants [21:56] Naveen’s Dad’s cancer diagnosis [26:16] DNA vs. RNA [30:35] How Viome has helped Lisa’s gut health [33:25] How to repair your microbiome overtime [36:08] Why fad diets harm your microbiome [38:29] How dietary recommendations caused gut problems in the first place [40:19] Naveen’s surprising dietary recommendations [41:13] Do food sensitivities go away when you heal your gut? [42:37] What you can learn from a stool sample [45:46] Why Naveen started Viome [46:34] Where you can find Naveen and Viome online [47:51] The one change you need to make to change your life [48:43]