This platform is designed to speak to those who value living a full and magnificent life. Your host Lynda Griparic is a naturopath, nutritionist and yoga teacher with an avid and sometimes awkward interest in all things digestive health, especially bowel movements and the intelligent communication systems that exist in the body.
Love and Guts explores all things mind-set, brain health, digestive health, pooping patterns, connection, communication and so much more. It's content may challenge you and at times it may get a bit whacky but never too bio-hacky as I like to keep things practical and accessible to all.
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Dr. Will Bulsiewicz | Overcoming Food Sensitivities
#255 Dr. Will Bulsiewicz Bull-suh-wits is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and was chief medical resident at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and chief gastroenterology fellow at the University at North Carolina Hospital.
He won the highest award given in both his residency and fellowship. As a former junk-food junkie and ribeye steak lover, Dr. Bulsiewicz personally lost 50 pounds and radically transformed his health by discovering the healing power of fiber and transitioning to a plant-based diet.
He then brought these methods to his clinic and witnessed his patients have amazing results. Dr. Bulsiewicz completed 8 years of formal research training, including a masters of clinical investigation from Northwestern, an epidemiology fellowship at the highly rated UNC-Gillings School of Global Public Health, and a grant from the NIH.
His extensive research training combined with his award-winning clinical skills make him an internationally recognized leader in digestive wellness and gut health. Dr. Bulsiewicz is also the author of the book Fiber Fueled and the Fiber Fueled Cookbook.
In this episode we cover
The difference between food intolerances and food allergies Why food intolerances happen Histamine intolerance and histamine's relationship to estrogen What the gold standard way of diagnosing food intolerances and food allergies are and if these methods are flawed If food intolerances can be healed Strategies to improve digestive function and food intolerance And so much more
Dr Mark Pimentel | SIBO Updates, New Research And Myth Busting
#254 Mark Pimentel, is Professor of Medicine at Geffen School of Medicine and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is also the Executive Director of the Medically Associated Science and Technology (MAST) Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Pimentel completed 3 years of an undergraduate degree in honors microbiology and biochemistry. This was followed by his medical degree, and his BSc (Med) from the University of Manitoba Health Sciences Center, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine. His medical training includes a fellowship in gastroenterology at the UCLA Affiliated Training Program. Active in research, Dr. Pimentel has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator for numerous basic science, translational and clinical studies in such areas as IBS, and the relationship between gut flora composition and human disease. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Physiology, American Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases and Sciences, among others. Dr. Pimentel is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
In this episode we cover Exciting new developments with SIBO research What the research says on PPI’s increasing the risk of SIBO Current treatment for hydrogen sulphide treatment Why methane overgrowth (IMO) is so stubborn to treat Sibo diet post active treatment - how long to keep people on it The impact of ageing on the small intestine and the link between Scleroderma and antivinculin antibodies The preferred substrate for SIBO breath testing The Microbiome Connection book And so much more
Dr Ilana Gurevich | Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and Bile acid malabsorption - both un-recognised causes of diarrhoea
#253 Dr. Gurevich is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist. She is currently co-owner of two large integrative medical clinics, one in northwest Portland and one in northeast Portland. She runs a very busy private practice specializing in treating inflammatory bowel disease as well as IBS/SIBO and functional GI disorders.
She lectures extensively and teaches about both conventional and natural treatments for inflammatory bowel disease as well as SIBO and IBS. She is one of the foremost experts on the intersection of IBD and IBS and how treating one resolves the other.
Dr. Gurevich also acts as a mentor in the naturopathic community educating about GI disorders. She supervises residents and consults with physicians about their most difficult GI cases. Dr. Gurevich was nominated as one of Portland Top Docs by the Portland Monthly in both 2014 and 2016.
In this episode we cover
What Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and Bile acid malabsorption is and their link to diarrhoea The underlying causes of these conditions Symptoms someone may express if they experience any of these conditions Steatorrhea - what is it? Complications and consequences that can occur if left untreated Strategies and interventions Diagnosis of these conditions And so much more
Moira Bradfield | Cytolytic vaginosis and Lactobacilliosis: Disorders of Vaginal Lactobacillus Overgrowth
#252 Moira Bradfield, founder of Intimate Ecology clinical and education services, is a Naturopath, Acupuncturist and educator with over 18 years clinical experience. She has a passion for helping people experience optimal health in sustainable and sensible ways. Clinically she has a niche interest in recurrent vaginal infections, the vaginal microbiome and their associated impact in health and disease. In 2019 Moira is embarking on formal research with Griffith University as part of commencement of PhD studies in the area of the vaginal microbiome and conditions of vaginal dysbiosis.
In this episode we cover
What Vaginal Lactobacilliosis and Cytolytic vaginosis is Why they often are described as one disorder and what the microbiome and diagnostic differences between the two are Other conditions that these may be mistaken for such as vulvovaginal candidiasis Why they occur How we diagnose Treatment strategies And much more Moira also has a valuable webinar available for practitioners and the public on these often confusing conditions. (I highly recommend)
Nicole Bijlsma | Dampness And Mould - Its Impact On Health And Preventative Measures
#251 Nicole Bijlsma is a woman of passion, and her passion lies in environmental medicine. Nicole was a former naturopath and acupuncturist with 15 years of clinical experience who changed her career pathway to become a building biologist after noticing a strong correlation with many of her patients illnesses and health hazards in their home.
Nicole is the author of the best seller Healthy Home, Healthy Family, was a columnist for Body+Soul (Herald Sun) and is frequently consulted by the media to comment on health hazards in the built environment (The 7PM Project, Sunrise, The Today Show, The Circle, Channel 7 News, Today Tonight, Channel 74, ABC radio, Fox FM, numerous webinars and podcasts).
Nicole has thirty years experience lecturing at tertiary institutions in nutrition, Chinese Medicine and environmental medicine, and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Her extensive knowledge in environmental medicine has seen her speak at various conferences both in Australia and abroad (USA, Thailand and New Zealand).
Nicole single handedly established the building biology industry in Australia, was the former President of the Australasian Society of Building Biologists and established the Australian College of Environmental Studies in 1999 to educate people about the health hazards in the built environment. The college is the only institution in Australia to provide nationally accredited training in Building Biology and Feng Shui. Nicole is currently completing her PhD investigating health hazards in the built environment under the supervision of Professor Marc Cohen at RMIT. For information about her research
In this episode we cover What different forms of mould related illness exist The obvious and not so obvious signs that a house may be experiencing issues with mould What may someone experience physically/emotionally when they are exposed to dampness Mould - is it all bad news or does it serve a purpose? Why is it important to get to the source (water damage) itself rather than being focused on mould. Nicole’s thoughts on Clove oil, vinegar, bleach, and air purifiers (how effective or ineffective are they?) Following a flood how long does it take for mould to take hold? And what can we do to prevent? When mould has been identified in ones home, car or working environment, what steps should one take? And so much more
Paula Smith-Brown | Allergies And The Infant Microbiome
#250 Dr. Paula Smith-Brown is the Clinical Science Lead at Microba and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Centre for Microbiome Research at The Queensland University of Technology. She is a PhD-qualified Accredited Practising Dietitian who combines her experience as a microbiome researcher and healthcare professional to translate the latest science on the gut microbiome into practical clinical application. Dr. Paula Smith-Brown has a specialist interest in infant and child nutrition and allergies and intolerances in all ages and is the founder of the ABC nutrition clinic.
In this episode we cover
The prevalence of allergies in children Why children in Australia are getting more early-onset eczema and allergies The importance of the microbiome in immune development What families who can not breastfeed can do to support a child's health Why not all topical nappy cream preparations are great Why timely introduction of complementary foods is important Strategies to prevent allergy And so much more
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I have listened to many of the L + G podcasts episodes and find them highly educational with top guest! I have wanted to write a review for a while but kept forgetting. Thanks for taking time to share your insight, and the guest you have are a wealth of knowledge in so many areas!!
Loved the Tara Nelson episode on thyroid function
Loved the Tara Nelson episode about thyroid health - so informative, detailed and easy to follow. Had to pause a few times and go back to write everything down! So many helpful nuggets of info! Thanks for sharing :)
All of Linda’s podcasts are entertaining, informative and professional and definitely worth following, I really enjoyed Patrick’s episode on breathing. So simple and yet many aren’t doing it right. Thanks Lynda.
BTW your better me tea is pretty awesome as well.