In this show you will hear probiotics myths explored and busted with microbiologist Kiran Krishnan. You will discover the “mucosal system” and what this has to do with protecting your health.
Kiran and Berkson discuss:
You learn that bacterial translocation (leaky gut) occurs in most of us after most meals but in a very small amount for a very short period of time. This is normal.
In contrast, in disease states or with poor dietary choices, bacterial translocation (also referred to as metabolic endotoxemia) can occur for pathologically longer times, creating inflammatory havoc throughout the body.
A human randomized trial by researchers from the University of North Texas published in World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology demonstrated, in seventy-five healthy college students, that this dangerous “leaky gut” scenario can continue for up to two weeks after consuming only ONE junk food meal!
These researchers further demonstrated that consuming “spore” probiotics for a month, at the same time as consuming junk food meals like fast food burgers and fries (citation below), significantly reduced leaky gut. Spores also normalized triglyceride levels and reduced overall systemic inflammation.
At the show’s end, Dr. Berkson and Kiran joke that their conversation was so thrilling, perhaps they should share metaphoric cigarettes? This is an agile conversation that definitely weaves science with comedy.
Kiran Krishnan is a research microbiologist and expert on metabolic endotoxemia. He’s a frequent lecturer on the Human Microbiome at medical and nutritional conferences — https://microbiomelabs.com/webinars/
Kiran also conducts a monthly Microbiome Series Webinar and is on advisory positions at the following companies:
World J Gastrointest Pathophysiol 2017 August 15; 8(3): 117-126 DOI: 10.4291/wjgp.v8.i3.117 Oral spore-based probiotic supplementation was associated with reduced incidence of post-prandial dietary endotoxin,
triglycerides, and disease risk biomarkers
How might women get a bad rap in medicine and what you might do about it?
Dr. Berkson and Sellma Vllasi, FNP-C, practiced in the same family medicine clinic for 6 years and still share many patients. Vllasi is an integrative and functional medicine nurse practitioner, team leader of the Wiseman Family Practice (in charge of provider education) and previously was a labor and delivery nurse for eight years.
Today’s show explores:
Female breast cancer patients often have not heard or been given the option of taking T therapy with tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors to improve their quality of life and safety profiles.
Romantic love—we can’t live with it and we can’t live without it.
As humans we are very open both to great love and to great sorrow. We are built for monogamous love as well as for cheating. How we straddle the enormous divide between the drive to mate and the drive for independence varies with each of us, influenced by societal norms and even public health issues, like the hormone-altering-chemicals found in plastics and heavy metals. Is the drive to love so deeply wired that it’s safe from outside toxicities, or might environmental pollution be changing our brains and thus our ability to love?