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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.

May 2, 2019

Kriben Govender (Honours Degree in Food Science and Technology) and James Shadrach (Honours Degree in Psychology) chat with The President of Skincare company Mother Dirt on the Skin Microbiome, factors impacting the development of skin disorders and fostering a healthy skin ecosystem by reintroducing naturally occurring soil bacteria.
Jasmina Aganovic is the President of Mother Dirt, a line of biome-friendly personal care products focused on restoring and maintaining the delicate balance of the skin biome. The technology is based off research from AOBiome, a biotech company focused on transforming human health through products that restore Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB), which current hygiene practices have stripped from the modern microbiome. She is a cosmetics and consumer goods entrepreneur who received her degree in chemical and biological engineering from MIT. Her career path combined her technical background with roles at consumer brands like LVMH, Fresh, NutraClick and Living Proof.
Topics discussed:
  • The Mother Dirt Origin Story- Meeting David Whitlock & Jamie Heywood
  • Rolling in the dirt
  • Ammonia Oxidising Bacteria
  • The importance of nature
  • The skin microbiome
  • Acne, Eczema and Skin Inflammatory Disease
  • The Skin Microbiome- Eyes and Ears of the Immune System
  • Jasmina’s 10 year acne struggle
  •  “Less is more"
  • The impact of Antibacterial Agents in Skincare Products
  • What is P. acne?
  •  Balancing the Skin Microbiome
  • Has David Whitlock taken a shower?
  • Do we need to use deodorant?
  • Skin Peace Keeper- Ammonia Oxidising Bacteria- nitrosomonas eutropha 
  •  AO+  Mist function
  • Using AO+ as a deodorant 
  • Biome Friendly Skincare
  • What are Skin Probiotics?
  • Is diversity best for the Skin Microbiome?
  • When is the best time to apply AO+ Mist
  • Is AO+ Mist suitable for children
  • Jasmina’s Skincare Routine
  • Jasmina’s top skincare tip
Brought to you by:
Nourishme Organics- Gut Health Super Store- Shine from the Inside
Nourishme Organics- Gut Health Super Store- Shine from the Inside
Shop Mother Dirt- 10% off using code:  motherdirt
Allele Microbiome- Microbiome Testing
Microbiome Stool testing (10% off Gut Explorer Pro using code: gutlove) 
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