#167 Dr. Mona Morstein has been a naturopathic physician for thirty-one years. She graduated from and did a residency at National College of Naturopathic Medicine. She was Chair of Nutrition, Gastroenterology professor and Clinical Supervisor at a naturopathic medical school. She now has her own clinic, Arizona Integrative Medical Solutions, in Tempe, AZ.
Dr. Morstein has a busy gastrointestinal focused medical practice. She has been on all three SIBO SOS Summit series and has done numerous webinars/lectures on SIBO and other gastrointestinal conditions.
Dr. Morstein is recognized as an expert on diabetes. Her 560 page book “Master Your Diabetes: A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach to Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes,” is an in-depth, evidenced based, educational book for both patients and physicians. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Low Carb Diabetes Association, a 501c3 education non-profit.
In this episode we cover
How the healthy gut microbiome influences weight and appetite How lipopolysaccharides contribute to obesity The characteristics you might see in the gut microbiome of the obese How can evaluating the gut microbiota of infants help identify who is at risk of becoming overweight or obese. What are some ways that we could influence the gut microbiome and therefore reduce weight What functional tests Mona uses to test the gut microbiome And so much more