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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.

Aug 31, 2020

Professor Paul Cotter on the scientific evidence supporting the benefits of fermented food and why these foods are great for gut health and the microbiome. We also cover sports, exercise and the impact on your microbiome and much more.
Paul is a molecular biologist with a focus on food. He coordinates the European Union’s H2020 Innovation Action related to food and the food chain, and heads Teagasc’s DNA high throughput sequencing facility. A multiple award winner himself, his laboratory has been named Laboratory of the Year Award five times. In addition to his roles at Teagasc and APC, he is a principal investigator at Vistamilk SFI Centres and Food for Health Ireland. He has published extensively and was included in the Clarivate list of highly cited researchers in 2018 and 19. 
Topics discussed:
  • Paul passion with Science and the Microbiome
  • The Virus Issue
  • The situation in Ireland
  • Beneficial Microbes
  • The Hygiene Hypothesis
  • Microbes and the Food Industry Insurance policy
  • Pasteurisation
  • Alternative way of Food Preservation
  • The advent of Fermented Foods
  • Fermented Foods and Gut Health
  • Fermented foods and Allergen removal
  • Removal of Anti- Nutrient Compounds
  • What is Fermentation?
  • Mik Kefir Fermentation
  • How does fermented foods cultures vary around the world
  • Fermented Food - Gut Brain Axis- Anxiety and Depression
  • Ted Dinan and John Cryan
  • Kefir Grains with Coconut Milk
  • DNA based testing of Fermented Foods
  • Alpha and Beta Diversity- PCOA/ Clustering
  • Diversity of the Microbiome and Health
  • Diversity and Ecosystems
  • Clostridium difficile infections -
  • Treatments for Clostridium Difficile
  • Fermented Foods and Gut Diversity
  • What are Postbiotics 
  • Benefits of Postbiotics
  • Introducing fermented foods early
  • Birth modality, Infant feeding and the microbiome
  • Training the Immunity System
  • Variety of fermented foods
  • The Scientific Evidence behind fermented foods
  • The Fermented Foods Revolution
  • The Science of Milk Kefir
  • The Health Benefits of Milk Kefir
  • The Difference between Milk Kefir Grain and Starter Cultures
  • Definition of Real Kefir
  • The Russian Method of Milk Kefir Production
  • Artisan Kefir Making
  • Genome Sequencing of Kefir to identify best attributes
  • Standard of Identity regarding Kefir
  • Kefir and Alcohol
  • Legislation the authenticity of fermented foods
  • Scientific Benefits of Milk Kefir
  • Tumour Suppression
  • Blood Pressure
  • Wound Healing
  • IBD
  • Anxiety
  • Human Clinical Trials
  • Sports Enhancement, Exercise and the Microbiome
  • Is High Intensity or Low Intensity Exercise the best for the microbiome?
  • Exercise Whey Protein and Creatine Kinase (CK)
  • Importance of Diet
  • Paul’s top Gut Health Tip 
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