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September 23, 2022

Should Everyone Take a Probiotic & Other Common Gut-Related Questions

with podcast guest

Katie Morra

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Katie Morra is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and Registered Dietitian specializing in gut and hormonal health. She’s the founder of a virtual functional medicine practice, Gut Honest Truth, that focuses on the root causes of inflammation, autoimmune disease, irritable bowel syndrome, hormone imbalances and skin conditions, amongst other chronic disease states. Katie is also the host of the Gut Honest Truth Podcast, where she has interviewed some of the most prominent individuals in the field.

In this episode, we talk about how our gut impacts our overall health, the massive impact of stress and environmental conditions on gut health, common symptoms of gut conditions (most of them aren’t gut-related!), the truth about probiotics, changes to our digestion in the different phases of the menstrual cycle, the connection between the gut and our hormones, and so much more!

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Highlights

  • The role of the gut in our overall health
  • My history of gut issues as a child and young adult
  • What’s behind the rising rates of gut conditions
  • How glyphosate in our diet contributes to leaky gut
  • Common symptoms that indicate there may be issues with your gut
  • What you need to know about healthy bowel movements
  • The problem with relying on probiotics alone for your gut health
  • Katie’s approach to testing and diet and lifestyle changes
  • How your gut microbiome impacts your hormones
  • Changes to our digestion in the different phases of the menstrual cycle
  • The problem with self-diagnosis
  • Katie’s tips for improving your gut health

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Esther Blum is an Integrative Dietitian and Menopause Expert who maintains a private practice where she helps women through menopause with nutrition, hormones, and self-advocacy.

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