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Episode 16: What Is The Microbiome: Part 2


We’re so excited to be back with new episodes of The Microbiome Report! To celebrate the re-launch of the show, we wanted to go back to basics with an episode that touches on the root of what the microbiome is and why it’s so important.   

To do that, we invited our resident researcher, Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum, into the studio to talk to Andrea about the common language used around the microbiome, how people can decipher if they have a passing issue or a larger disease state, and what types of lifestyle factors are most important when we’re talking microbiome balance.

Featured | Resident researcher, Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum

If you’re still confused about the world of the microbiome, this show will help clear the air and give you all the details you need to confidently talk about what’s going on in your gut.  



On this show, you’ll learn:

  • Common terms used to describe the microbiome (1:44)
  • What is dysbiosis and what affects gut balance? (3:56)
  • The percentage of people who have dysbiosis and how to know if you have it (6:32)
  • What’s “normal” when we’re talking gut health? (9:50)
  • How fat, protein, carbs and sugar impact the microbiome (10:55)
  • Are we born with a microbiome? (15:38)
  • Is there a “gold standard” for the microbiome? (17:23)
  • Critical lifestyle factors - the four “s’s” (18:50)


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