Unlocking the Power of Prebiotics for Optimal Gut Health with Dr Alexis Cowan PhD
If you’ve plateaued on your weight loss journey with Hashimoto’s and you’re wondering, can poor gut health or inflammation contribute to weight loss resistance, then this Thyroid Strong episode with Dr Alexis Cowan is for you.
Calories in, calories out 100% matter when it comes to weight loss but this is not the only thing that matters, If you get your gut microbiome balanced and functioning optimally, you’ll start with a better base of health to jump start your weight loss journey.
In this episode, we talk about:
00:00 Introduction to Dr Alexis Cowan and her own weight loss journey
12:33 Childhood antibiotic use can after your gut microbiome
13:18 The role our microbiome plays in terms of the management of inflammatory conditions
15:10 The role of Akkermansia in overall gut health
16:29 Why gut health matter as much as calories for weight loss
19:49 If fat loss is the goal, why someone should 100% focus on their gut health
21:58 If someone is not feeling full, what should they consider?
26:43 How to eat a resistance starch
28:10 Dr Cowan’s gut protocol
30:57 The importance of HMO’s for gut health
31:13 The importance of red polyphenols for gut health
31:44 The importance of red apple peels for gut health
35:40 Why feed the gut bacteria versus just taking probiotics
39:34 Bloating with taking prebiotics
45:31 Environmental toxins and gut health
51:47 Steps to take to heal the gut microbiome
56:28 Zone 2 training and red light therapy for burning fat
About Dr Alexis
Dr. Alexis is a Princeton-trained PhD specializing in the metabolic effects of nutritional interventions. She is currently a post-doctoral researcher at UPenn developing novel patient tumor imaging technologies and studying the interplay between the microbiome and various disease states. She also sees clients as a health and performance optimization consultant.
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