SFS 010 – Grow Your Own Probiotics

In this episode Iris invites a special guest, Steph Jackson The Gut Whisper, for a discussion on probiotics. They have been a growing trend in the health and wellness space, but are widely misunderstood. So Steph will teach us the fundamentals of probiotics and how they affect our gut. Then, we’ll learn the easiest way to get started with getting more of them into our bodies. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!

[0:45] Introducing The Gut Whisper
[1:50] What are probiotics
[ 3:17] What is the difference between prebiotics and probiotics
[5:31] Taking probiotics after consuming antibiotics
[7:18] Good bacteria vs. bad bacteria
[9:45] How your diet is affected by probiotics
[11:00] This is how long it takes your gut to change
[11:30] 3 shocking things that affect our gut
[13:00] General advice for maintaining a healthy gut
[15:00] What’s the easiest way to get started if you need more probiotics
[16:40] The specific bifidobacteria you should look for
[18:16] Getting probiotics into your system from foods
[22:18] How to multiply probiotics once they’re in your system
[25:20] Where to learn more about probiotics

Types of Bifidobacteria (in order of importance)

  • Bifidobacterium infantis
  • Bifidobacterium adolescentis
  • Bifidobacterium breve
  • Bifidobacterium longum

Resources and links mentioned in this episode

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