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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 22, 2019

Kriben Govender (Honours Degree in Food Science & Technology) and James Shadrach (Honours Degree in Psychology) discuss Dr Maya Shetreat’s integrative approach to kid's health.
We also tackle natural treatments for anxiety, depression and much more.
Maya Shetreat, MD is a neurologist, herbalist, urban farmer, and author of The Dirt Cure: Healthy Food, Healthy Gut, Happy Child (Simon and Schuster, 2016), which has been translated into ten languages. She has been featured in the New York Times, The Telegraph, NPR, Sky News, The Dr. Oz Show and more. Dr. Maya is the founder of the Terrain Institute, where she teaches Terrain Medicine™, earth-based programs for transformational healing. She works and studies with indigenous communities and healers in Ecuador, and is a lifelong student of ethnobotany, plant healing, and the sacred.
Topics discussed:
  • Maya’s son's allergy, asthma and development crisis
  • Maya’s search for answers
  • The problem with GMO Soy
  • The broken food system and chronic disease in kids
  • Maya's Dirt Cure Book
  • Maya’s 3 pillars for optimal health in adults and children
  • Playing in nature and eating delicious natural food
  • Urban Gardening and Permaculture
  • Probiotics in Soil
  • Mycobacterium vaccae and anxiety
  • Treatments for Anxiety and Depression
  • Mood and Microbial Biodiversity 
  • Lactobacillus, Bifidobacteria and mood
  • Forest Bathing and mood
  • Beneficial Effects of Natural Electromagnetic fields
  • Botanicals Herbs for Anxiety and Depression
  • Psilocybin for Mental Health
  • Plant Consciousness 
  • Going back to your essence
  • Ayahuasca and plant medicines
  • Medicinal Cannabis
  • Heart Math and Gratitude 
  • Healing the spirit and soul
  • Meditation
  • Sensory deprivation 
  • The Cell phone curse
  • Breath work
  • Free Breathing exercise to stimulate the vagus nerve
  • Maya’s Breathing demonstration
  • Diet and lifestyle recommendations for modern mums
  • Elimination diet for children
  • Nutrient dense organics foods from farmer’s markets
  • Dealing with picky eaters
  • Maya’s favourite client case study
  • Maya’s top gut health tip 
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Nourishme Organics- Gut Health Super Store- Shine from the Inside
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