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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 23, 2020

A heart felt conversation with Triple Board Certified integrative Gastroenterologist, Dr Marvin Singh MD on the bidirectional connection between the Gut and Brain.
We tackle how mental health can impact your gut health and vice versa, the gut brain axis, taking a proactive approach to your health via Personalised and Precision medicine, how Marvin tackles digestive issues in his clinic and much more
Dr. Marv knows how it is. A few years ago Dr. Marv was overweight, feeling tired, low on energy, and had metabolic syndrome. He was a caring doctor who did the best he could for his patients but knew that something was missing. He knew that there had to be something else to health, since he himself seemed to be missing that key ingredient.
After a lot of thought, he decided to enrol in the premier Integrative Medicine Fellowship through the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, founded by pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil. This was a life changing event.
Dr. Marv became very passionate about wellness, health, longevity, and optimisation of health. He begun following an anti-inflammatory diet and begun implementing lifestyle changes into his own regular routine.
In just three months, he lost 45 pounds! That was over three years ago and Dr. Marv is now a totally different person than he was before. He is ever more passionate about wellness and helping people lose weight, feel well, feel energetic again, and gain control over their lives!
Topics discussed:
  • Chronic Disease Paradigm
  • Andrew Weil- Integrative Medicine
  • Precision Medicine
  • Marvin’s Weight Struggles
  • Changing Diet and Lifestyle - “Snow Ball Effect"
  • Tracking Biomarkers
  • Microbiome Testing
  • Nutritional Genetics
  • Toxins
  • Whole Genome Sequencing
  • Personalised Medicine
  • Being Proactive
  • Human Longevity Inc, Chronomics, New Amsterdam Genomics
  • Whole Genome Sequencing vs SNPs
  • The Evolution of Microbiome Testing
  • Factors that drive gut microbiome composition
  • Quorum Sensing
  • The impact of stress
  • Mitochondria
  • Dr Dan Siegel
  • Kindness and Compassion
  • The Present
  • Don’t react - Respond
  • Gut Brain Connection
  • Vagus Nerve- Information Super Highway
  • The Brain's Influence on the Gut Microbiome
  • Adaptability
  • The effect of Chronic Stress
  • The Global Mental Health Crisis
  • How to Feel your best?
  • S = P X R - how does this mean?
  • Mindfulness
  • Seeing the black cloud
  • Being still
  • Transcendental Meditation
  • Gratitude Journaling
  • Fake it until you make it
  • Human beings want to be compassionate
  • How to Reframe?
  • The Eating Experience
  • Comfort Eating- “ Get the Candy Bar”- Serotonin and Dopamine
  • Sensory Memories
  • Practice makes perfect- Un-programming
  • Dark Chocolate
  • The importance of “Self Awareness"
  • Underlying trauma, anchor and trigger
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Gut Health
  • Common issues in Gastroenterology
  • Diarrhoea, Bloating, Constipation, IBS, Heart Burn
  • Colonoscopy 
  • Lifestyle and Digestive Health
  • Reflux and Stress
  • Low Acid Cycle
  • Integrative Approaches to Gut Health
  • Avoiding medication
  • What is Precision Medicine?
  • Staying on Top of Health vs Underneath Disease
  • Marvin’s top tip for Gut Health
  • Incorporating Fermented Foods in your diet
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