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Gut Health Gurus Podcast

Kriben Govender is a Food Scientist and Gut Health Advocate. He is the founder of Gut Health Superstore, Nourishme Organics. He had a seemingly happy life which came crashing down. He was bullied in the workplace, his marriage collapsed, he lost his job and found himself alone in an apartment ready to end his life. Kriben soldiered on, and discovered the impact of gut health on overall health. His purpose is to share the importance of gut health in addressing many different health issues. In this show, Kriben explores how you can improve your health and wellbeing by focusing on your gut.

Mar 12, 2019

Kriben Govender (Honours Degree in Food Science & Technology) and Jame Shadrach (Honours Degree in Psychology) have a mind expanding discussion with neurosurgeon Dr Jack Kruse on how light may sculpt the microbiome and the implications for optimising your overall health today.
Dr. Jack Kruse is a respected neurosurgeon and CEO of Optimized Life, a health and wellness company dedicated to helping patients avoid the healthcare burdens we typically encounter as we age. He is currently in private practice in the Gulf South.
As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Kruse’s research has been published in respected dental and medical journals. His popular blog,, gets over 250,000 unique worldwide visitors per month from countries like Australia, Germany, Russia, and Zambia (Africa).
Topics discussed:
  • Jack’s health crisis
  • The book that inspired Jack’s journey
  • Obesity linked to blue light, sunlight and non native electromagnetic fields
  • Unlearning to relearn
  • POMC
  • POMC and morning sunlight (sunrise to 10am)
  • The Sphinx
  • Depression and Dopamine
  • Serotonin, Melatonin and the Gut Brain Axis
  • Tryptophan, melatonin and Cytochrome C
  • Melatonin and mitochondrial autophagy and apoptosis
  • Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) impact on Gut and Brain
  • Light sculpts the microbiome 
  • Surfaces exposed to light: eye, skin and gut
  • Leptin stimulus
  • What is Melanopsin? 
  • Bacteria and light
  • Fritz Popp and Biophotons- extreme low frequency ultra violet light
  • Microbiome as a light intermediary
  • Jeff Leech, Hazda Study
  • The impact of human migration on the microbiome
  • Bacteria and UV light
  • NADH, Niacin and tryptophan
  • The carbohydrate photon and Electron link via the Einstein’s photo electric effect
  • Eye, skin and gut yolking
  • Gut metabolite Methane: the hydrogen store
  • Hydrogen Sulphide: gasotransmitter
  • Nitric Oxide and electron chain transport
  • Red light and ATPase
  • Calorie restriction and sunlight
  • Sulfation:  Mission microbiome
  • Sulfation of blood and cholesterol
  • Red light and the gut microbiome
  • Methionine Cycle and heavy metals
  • Riboflavin (B2) and Sulfation
  • Blue light and the microbiome
  • Sculpting the microbiome with sunlight
  • The Epi Paleo Rx
  • Diet and light
  • Photobiomodulation
  • Tina Kuru
  • Jeff Leech’s new study
  • Jack’s No 1 Gut health recommendation:
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