High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MS

Pediatric neurologist best-selling author of The Dirt Cure exposes new science about how gut microbes affect mood.

It turns out that our immune system influences mood and behavior in the brain, and gut microbes directly influence our immune system.

And as you know, many things affect gut microbes (antibiotics, birthing method, foods and even stress.)

She shares case histories about how antibiotics may cause ADHD, and well, how eating dirt and color rich foods may help calm the mind. 

“Our brain is not sitting on top of the totem pole isolated from the rest of the body,” says Dr. Shetreat-Klein.

Here are some highlights

07:30 Digestive Tract/Immune System and the Brain

15:20 Gut Bacterial Diversity is the Key to Balancing the Immune System:

18:39 How Can We Ensure a Variety of Microbes?

27:24 ADD/ADHD Treatment Alternatives

35:51 The Importance of Phytonutrients

Direct download: 127_Maya_Shetreat-Klein.mp3
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Are you eating a gluten-free diet but still not feeling 100%?

Gluten expert Dr. Peter Osborne explains why.

Gluten-free labeling only applies to alpha-gliadin; other wheat-free grains have gluten proteins that create inflammation in the body, he says.

So the real solution to help heal your gut and curb the inflammatory response in your body is to go grain free.

Here’s another reason: gluten-free grains (rice and corn) are a source of highly concentrated mycotoxins (toxic chemical products produced by fungi that colonize crops).

Even worse, grains are sprayed with atrazine. Atrazine is one of the most toxic and widely used herbicides.

Atrazine accumulates in rice and sorghum, two common wheat-free alternatives found in gluten-free foods.

Here are a few interrelated tips offered by Dr. Osborne:

01:11 The Link Between Grain Consumption and Pain

05:16 Gluten Is in More Than Just Wheat

14:05 Hidden Sources of Gluten

18:47 Why Gluten Sensitivity Is More Prevalent Today

36:02 The Grain-Depression Cycle

38:41 The Grainbesity Cycle


Direct download: Peter_Osborne_DC__Gluten_Free_Diet_Fails.mp3
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Dr. MacFabe has extensively studied how gut bacterial-deprived short chain fatty acids (SCFA) affect behavior and neurology. In brief, when we eat, we don’t just feed ourselves, we feed these little guys in our gut, largely anaerobic. They ferment.  They eat and depends what they eat. They eat these certain foods. We were interested in mostly these refined high sugar carbohydrates, some wheat-based carbs. You feed these bacteria. They ferment, kind of like giving carbs to yeast to make beer and alcohol, they make compounds very similar to alcohol called short chain fatty acids. Some of us know from personal experience, what small molecules like alcohol can do very complex things with your brain and your behavior, again, not all good and not all bad, but also very sensitive early in development. We had this idea, could these bacteria, which we did know these bacteria produced compounds called short chain fatty acids, kind of like alcohol, and could these compounds, have an effect on us similar to the intoxication of alcohol.

In this episode, we take a deep dive into how SCFA affect behavior, immune function and metabolism.

Direct download: Derrick_MacFabe_MD.mp3
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