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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.

Feb 7, 2019

Kriben Govender (Honours Degree in Food Science & Technology) and James Shadrach (Honours Degree in Psychology) have an open and heart felt discussion with Integrative Health practitioner,  Dr Vincent Pedre on the mental, physical and emotional aspects of optimising your Gut Health including Dr Pedre’s Gut CARE Program. We cover lot's of interesting topics like the best yoga poses for digestion, cleansing the gut, activating the digestive system, restoring and balancing the gut microbiome and enhancing the gut lining.
 Dr. Vincent M. Pedre, Medical Director of Pedre Integrative Health and President of Dr. Pedre Wellness, is a Board-Certified Internist in private practice in New York City since 2004. His philosophy and practices are a blend of both Western and Eastern medical traditions. He is a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, as well as certified in yoga and Medical Acupuncture. His unique combination of medicine is best described as integrative or defined by a functional, systems-based approach to health. With his holistic understanding of both sides of the equation, he can help each patient choose the best course of action for their ailments to provide both immediate and long-term relief. His holistic approach incorporates positive, preventative health and wellness lifestyle choices. Dr. Pedre Wellness is a growing wellness platform offering health-enhancing programs, along with informative social media and lifestyle products, such as dietary supplements, books and weight loss programs.
Dr. Pedre completed his pre-med training at Cornell University in 1995, where he was honored as a Cornell National Scholar, the highest honor given to entering freshmen, and attained a B.A. in Biology with Distinction in all subjects, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to receive his M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1999, under a scholarship awarded by the Board of Trustees for his achievements as an undergraduate and future promise as a doctor. Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. Pedre’s training and aspirations brought him to New York City, where he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2002.
September 11, 2001 was a day that impacted the hearts and souls of many. Having completed his residency in the aftermath of 9/11, Dr. Pedre felt a strong connection to this event. Consequently, he dedicated a year to researching the potentially toxic effects of the environmental pollutants on the recovery workers following this great tragedy. His work contributed to “The World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program,” which is ongoing at Mount Sinai Hospital in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine. This program is an environmental medicine research project primarily focused on studying respiratory and psychiatric disease as a consequence of the disaster.
After this incredible experience, Dr. Pedre sought to bring his dream of the ideal medical practice to fruition. Convinced that the ideal method of practicing medicine combines the strengths of both Eastern and Western methodology, Dr. Pedre attended a yoga teacher-training in 2002 and underwent additional specialty training in Medical Acupuncture in 2003-4. With these trainings, he acquired knowledge of Eastern philosophy, meditation and the ancient healing arts in order to offer the broadest perspective and choices to his patients. Upon completion, Dr. Pedre could not find his dream in any existing practice, so instead of settling for less, he made his vision a reality and created Pedre Integrative Health in July 2004.
Dr. Pedre is a sought-after speaker and writer on sustainable health, prevention, and integrative and functional medicine. His expertise and informative commentator style has taken him beyond the boundaries of his private practice to appearances on the Martha Stewart Show, where he presented a segment on “The Top Medical Screening Tests” everyone should have, and to features on Sirius XM Radio’s “Doctor Radio” show, interviews on “The Gary Null Show” on Progressive Radio Networks, and guest blogs on Ecomii and Yahoo! Green, Yahoo!’s leading wellness blog platform. He is also an activist on the issue of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction and its potential impacts on public health and the environment, including water contamination and air pollution.
Dr. Pedre maintains hospital privileges at Mount Sinai Hospital and his practice is located at 120 E. 56th Street, Suite 530, New York, NY 10022.
Topics discussed:
  • Meditation and breathing
  • Mental, Physical and Emotional aspects of Gut Health
  • Functional and Integrative medicine
  • Vincent’s personal struggles with gut sensitivity and IBS
  • The power of the mind and positive thinking
  • Vincent’s favourite yoga pose for digestion
  • Stress and Gut Health
  • Making a commitment to yourself and setting priorities 
  • Eating for how you want to feel and function
  • Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program to Help you Lose Weight, Gain Energy and Eliminate Pain
  • Feeling emotions in the gut health
  • Gut Brain Connection
  • Dr Vincents Gut Care Program 
  • The Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods and Pesticides
  • Fermented Foods
  • Cleansing “bad microbes"
  • Water quality
  • Supplements for Gut Cleansing
  • Cleansing the mind of negativity via Gratitude 
  • Gratitude Journalling
  • Activating the Digestive System
  • Restoring the Gut Microbiome from Dysbiosis
  • Impact of diet in shaping gut microbiota revealed by a comparative study in children from Europe and rural Africa
  • Creating a diverse microbiome
  • Short chain fatty acids - butyrate 
  • "You are what you eat ate"
  • Enhancing a healthy gut lining - Glutamine, DGL,  Aloe Juice
  • Quercentin bioflavonoids- boosting Akkermansia muciniphila for reducing histamine
  • Green tea for detoxification and reduced risk of breast cancer
  •  Dr Vincent’s top tip for Gut Health 
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