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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.

Dec 10, 2023

Join Kriben Govender, a seasoned food scientist and gut health expert, as he sits down with Dr. Brad Leech, a clinical nutritionist with a profound understanding of the microbiome. In this enlightening conversation, they delve into the complex world of gut health and explore how it's intricately linked to our overall well-being.

You'll discover: The importance of the microbiome in autoimmune conditions and overall health. The staggering diversity of bacteria within our gut and what it means for us. Lifestyle factors that are diminishing our microbiome diversity. Simple, actionable steps you can take to enrich the diversity of your gut microbiome.


🌟 Topics Covered: 🌟

00:30 - Introduction to Dr. Brad Leech

02:03 - Dr. Leech's journey into microbiome research

04:51 - What is the microbiome?

08:07 - Factors impacting the diversity of the Gut Microbiome

10:44 - How to boost your microbiome diversity

15:51 - Dealing with a Patient with Gut Issues

18:30 - What is Leaky Gut/ Intestinal Permeability?

21:00 - What are Lipopolysaccharides?

23:49 - Species that drive Hexa Lipopolysaccharides?

25:29 - How does Hexa Lipopolysaccharides affect patients with leaky gut?

26:28 - How to deal with Hexa Lipopolysaccharides using Prebiotic GOS supplement?

26:28 - How to deal with Hexa Lipopolysaccharides?

30:45 - Different types of GOS

32:10 - Different types of Prebiotics- PHGG, Inulin, Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs)

32:31 - When to use PHGG? - constipation 

34:29 - Microba Functional Microbiome Stool Testing

43:17 - What's exciting Brad in Microbiome Research: Functional Dysbiosis, Pathobionts

48:39 - Blastocystis and Dientamoeba fragilis Parasites

52:32 - Why is Microba Stool Testing useful in a clinical setting?

53:46 - Rob Knights 16s translation to WGS

56:40 - Brad's Courses

57:12 - Brad's top Gut Health tip 

About Dr. Brad Leech: Dr. Brad Leech is a PhD-qualified clinical nutritionist with a special interest in the microbiome and its impact on health. His approach combines evidence-based science with practical, real-world advice to help individuals improve their gut health.

About Kriben Govender: Kriben Govender is a Food Scientist, Registered Nutritionist, and the founder of Nourishme Organics, a company specialising in gut health products. With over 20 years of experience in the food industry, Kriben is passionate about the intersection of diet, gut health, and well-being.


Sponsor: Nourishme Organics

10% off using code : happygut


Microbiome Stool Testing, Deuterium Testing and Nutritional Consulting


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