Today’s guest is Dr Megan Rossi. Dr. Rossi is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with a PhD in gut health from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia. Megan’s PhD was recognized for its contribution to science receiving the Dean’s Award for excellence. Megan leads research at King’s College London investigating nutrition-based therapies in gut health, including pre- & probiotics, dietary fibres, the low FODMAP diet and food additives. Megan was the recipient of the 2017 British Medical Journal Open Gastroenterology prize ‘Best clinical science abstract for oral presentation’ and the British Nutrition Foundation ‘Drummond Pump Priming Award’. Megan is also an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Queensland, Australia.
We talk about common myths around gut health and what information is actually true. Megan reveals what the role(s) of the gut microbiome and dietary fiber are and why they are so important for your health. We discuss simple ways to eat more plants and which foods are the best to start eating right now. Megan shares steps you can take to improve digestion, why she doesn’t recommend going 100% vegan, her thoughts on probiotics and more!
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What to Listen For:
- 00:00 Intro
- 02:28 3 Facts and 3 Myths about gut health
- 05:43 What does our gut microbiome actually do and why is it important?
- 10:01 A deep dive on all things dietary fiber
- 13:51 Simple ways to eat more plants
- 17:41 Eat more of THESE foods
- 20:47 Steps to improve digestion
- 28:52 Why she doesn’t recommend eating 100% vegan?
- 31:02 Getting protein from plants
- 33:18 Should you take a probiotic?
- 36:25 Megan’s thoughts on fermented foods/kombucha
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