Do you need plant fiber for a healthy gut? With Lucy Mailing, PhD - Heart & Soil Supplements

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Do you need plant fiber for a healthy gut? With Lucy Mailing, PhD

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Lucy’s Bio:

Lucy Mailing, PhD received her Bachelor’s in Biology from Kalamazoo College and her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois, where her dissertation research focused on the effects of diet and exercise on the gut microbiome in states of health and disease. Lucy has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles related to the microbiome and health and was named an Emerging Leader in Nutritional Sciences by the American Society for Nutrition in 2017. Lucy has also served as staff research associate for the Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine since 2015.

Lucy is the founder and sole author of NextGen Medicine, a site dedicated to evidence-based articles about the microbiome, gut and skin health, and nutrition. She is regularly invited to speak on gut health around the country and has been recognized as one of the most trusted experts in the integrative health space. Lucy plans to continue her academic training and begin a postdoc in 2020 after a gap year dedicated to NextGen Medicine.

Time Stamps:

0:12:07Podcast starts
0:12:41Lucy Mailing’s story
0:14:13How exercise affects the microbiome
0:15:34Lucy breaks down the microbiome
0:25:15Mapping your biodiversity
0:28:56Alpha diversity vs Beta diversity
0:31:08Medication’s effect on biodiversity
0:32:38Seasonal diets improve biodiversity
0:37:21Fiber! Do we need it?
0:43:53Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome
0:46:02How Lucy healed her eczema
0:50:01Selecting the least toxic plant foods
0:55:19What makes a healthy microbiome?
0:58:43The root causes of small intestinal dysbiosis
1:02:59Bacteria-lectin interactions in phytohemagglutinin-induced bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine
1:02:59Inflammation’s link to proteobacteria overgrowth
1:04:24  A dietary fiber-deprived gut microbiota degrades the colonic mucus barrier and enhances pathogen susceptibility
1:05:27Will low fiber diets degrade the gut’s mucosal layer?
1:06:33Fermentation of animal components in strict carnivores: A comparative study with cheetah fecal inoculum
1:08:01Microbial flexibility on a carnivore diet
1:11:10How to fix a broken gut
1:26:32Stress, community, and gut health
1:28:37Where to find Lucy Mailing
1:29:39Lucy’s radical scuba dive

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