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Kriben Govender is a Food Scientist and Gut Health Advocate. He is the founder of Gut Health Superstore, Nourishme Organics. He had a seemingly happy life which came crashing down. He was bullied in the workplace, his marriage collapsed, he lost his job and found himself alone in an apartment ready to end his life. Kriben soldiered on, and discovered the impact of gut health on overall health. His purpose is to share the importance of gut health in addressing many different health issues. In this show, Kriben explores how you can improve your health and wellbeing by focusing on your gut.

The Gut Health Gurus Podcast Kriben Govender

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 88 Ratings

Kriben Govender is a Food Scientist and Gut Health Advocate. He is the founder of Gut Health Superstore, Nourishme Organics. He had a seemingly happy life which came crashing down. He was bullied in the workplace, his marriage collapsed, he lost his job and found himself alone in an apartment ready to end his life. Kriben soldiered on, and discovered the impact of gut health on overall health. His purpose is to share the importance of gut health in addressing many different health issues. In this show, Kriben explores how you can improve your health and wellbeing by focusing on your gut.

    Link Between Leaky Gut and Microbiome with Dr. Brad Leech

    Link Between Leaky Gut and Microbiome with Dr. Brad Leech

    Join Kriben Govender, a seasoned food scientist and gut health expert, as he sits down with Dr. Brad Leech, a clinical nutritionist with a profound understanding of the microbiome. In this enlightening conversation, they delve into the complex world of gut health and explore how it's intricately linked to our overall well-being.
    You'll discover: The importance of the microbiome in autoimmune conditions and overall health. The staggering diversity of bacteria within our gut and what it means for us. Lifestyle factors that are diminishing our microbiome diversity. Simple, actionable steps you can take to enrich the diversity of your gut microbiome.
     
    🌟 Topics Covered: 🌟
    00:30 - Introduction to Dr. Brad Leech
    02:03 - Dr. Leech's journey into microbiome research
    04:51 - What is the microbiome?
    08:07 - Factors impacting the diversity of the Gut Microbiome
    10:44 - How to boost your microbiome diversity
    15:51 - Dealing with a Patient with Gut Issues
    18:30 - What is Leaky Gut/ Intestinal Permeability?
    21:00 - What are Lipopolysaccharides?
    23:49 - Species that drive Hexa Lipopolysaccharides?
    25:29 - How does Hexa Lipopolysaccharides affect patients with leaky gut?
    26:28 - How to deal with Hexa Lipopolysaccharides using Prebiotic GOS supplement?
    26:28 - How to deal with Hexa Lipopolysaccharides?
    30:45 - Different types of GOS
    32:10 - Different types of Prebiotics- PHGG, Inulin, Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs)
    32:31 - When to use PHGG? - constipation 
    34:29 - Microba Functional Microbiome Stool Testing
    43:17 - What's exciting Brad in Microbiome Research: Functional Dysbiosis, Pathobionts
    48:39 - Blastocystis and Dientamoeba fragilis Parasites
    52:32 - Why is Microba Stool Testing useful in a clinical setting?
    53:46 - Rob Knights 16s translation to WGS
    56:40 - Brad's Courses
    57:12 - Brad's top Gut Health tip 
    About Dr. Brad Leech: Dr. Brad Leech is a PhD-qualified clinical nutritionist with a special interest in the microbiome and its impact on health. His approach combines evidence-based science with practical, real-world advice to help individuals improve their gut health.
    About Kriben Govender: Kriben Govender is a Food Scientist, Registered Nutritionist, and the founder of Nourishme Organics, a company specialising in gut health products. With over 20 years of experience in the food industry, Kriben is passionate about the intersection of diet, gut health, and well-being.
     
    Sponsor: Nourishme Organics
    https://www.nourishmeorganics.com.au/
    10% off using code : happygut
     
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    https://linktr.ee/kribengovender
     
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    https://drbradleech.com/
     
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    • 59 min
    Ayurveda Meets Gut Health: A Comprehensive Talk with Dr. Dimple Jangda

    Ayurveda Meets Gut Health: A Comprehensive Talk with Dr. Dimple Jangda

    In this enlightening interview, we delve deep into the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and its relevance in modern gut health management. Dr. Dimple Janga, an expert in Ayurveda and gut health, shares invaluable insights and practical tips to improve your digestive system and overall well-being.
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    Topics Discussed:
    Introduction and Dr. Dimple's Journey 
    What is Ayurveda? 
    Ayurvedic Body Types 
    Balancing your Diet using taste 
    Eating based on how you feel and time of day 
    Astrology and Ayurvedic 
    How do the seasons relate to Ayurveda?
    How does Ayurveda and Gut Health relate? 
    What does Ayurveda say about bacteria? 
    Ayurvedic Enemas 
    How is Ayurveda use to tackle common gut health issues? 
    Ayurveda and Sinusitis 
    The Body's Energy Clock 
    Dr Dimples up coming book 
    Dr Dimples top Gut Health Tip
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Dr Chadi Nabhan on Monsanto Trials :Glyphosate Exposed

    Dr Chadi Nabhan on Monsanto Trials :Glyphosate Exposed

    Dr Chadi Nabhan, MD, is an oncologist who has been involved in litigation cases with Monsanto. In this video, we explore glyphosate and his involvement in the Monsato Trials.
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    Topics Discussed:
     
    Who is Dr Chadi Nabhan?
    Chadi's clinical experience in Oncology 
    Chadi's most memorable Oncology patient story 
    What is Cancer and what causes it? 
    Treatment options and Preventative Measures? 
     Cancers of the Gut
    Introduction to Monsanto Trial - Round Up- Glyphosate
    Martha's top gut health tip
    History of Glyphosate and Round up
    GMO Round up ready seeds 
    When did large scale Glyphosate exposure start? 
    Cancer, Chronic Disease and Glyphosate 
    How to mitigate the risks of Glyphosate? 
    EPA and Glyphosate
    How to reduce Glyphosate exposure 
    Why did Chadi testify against Monsanto? 
    Toxic Exposure Book
    Monsanto Trial Timeline 
    Monsanto Estimated Payout 
    Health is Wealth 
    Flow on effects of Glyphosates 
    Just say no to Glyphosate 
    Chadi's gut health message
     
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    • 53 min
    Martha Carlin on Developing Probiotics with AI

    Martha Carlin on Developing Probiotics with AI

    Join us on a fascinating journey into the world of microbiomes with Martha Carlin, a citizen scientist who turned a personal crisis into a groundbreaking exploration of Parkinson's disease. From the creation of The Bio Collective to the development of a life-changing probiotic formula, Sugar Shift with Artificial Intelligence, this episode is packed with inspiring stories and cutting-edge science. Don't miss out on this deep dive into the gut's role in health and disease!
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    Topics Discussed:
     Who is Martha Carlin?
     Martha Fight Against Parkinson's Disease
     Long COVID Struggle with Parkinson's Disease
     Deuterium Depletion and Mannitol
    Glyphosate breakdown with Lactobacillus plantarum 
    Making L. reuteri yoghurt with Biotiquest Sugar Shift - Dr William Davis 
    The Life Bridge Book
    Kefir Peptides 
     Key Learnings from analysing the Microbiome
    Lipopolysaccharides (LPS), Isaac Ginsburg and Parkinson's 
    Morley Robbins, Peptidylglycine alpha-amidating monooxygenase (PAM) enzyme, Glyphosate 
    Formulating Biotiquest Sugar Shift with Artificial Intelligence 
    Ideal Immunity mechanism of action 
    Heart Centred mechanism of action 
    Simple Slumber mechanism of action 
    Antibiotic Antidote mechanism of action 
    Perfect Peace mechanism of action 
    Sugar Shift Yoghurt Starter Culture - Dr William Davis 
    Sugar Shift, constipation and diarrhoea 
    New IBS probiotic strain 
    Martha's New Probiotic Strain 
    Martha's top gut health tip
     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Unlocking the Power of Omega 3 & Branched Fats : A Conversation with Professor Tom Brenna

    Unlocking the Power of Omega 3 & Branched Fats : A Conversation with Professor Tom Brenna

    In this episode of the "The Gut Health Gurus" podcast, host Kriben Govender interviews Professor Tom Brenna, a renowned expert in the field of nutrition. The conversation delves into the science behind gut health and its relationship to nutrition, with a particular focus on the benefits of consuming omega-3 fatty acids and branched fats. Prof. Brenna provides valuable insights into the complexities of gut health, including how gut microbes influence brain function, and how nutrition can improve gut health and overall wellbeing. He also highlights the benefits of consuming omega-3 fatty acids for cognitive function and the heart. Additionally, the discussion touches on the importance of seafood in a healthy diet and the role of supplementation when needed. Overall, the episode provides a fascinating and informative look at the connection between gut health and nutrition, and how individuals can take control of their health by making simple dietary changes.
    Bio:
    Professor Tom Brenna is a renowned scientist and researcher in the field of nutritional sciences. With a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Michigan, Professor Brenna has published over 120 research articles in scientific journals, many of which have been cited extensively. He has also received numerous grants and awards for his research, including the prestigious National Institutes of Health MERIT award. In addition to his academic pursuits, Professor Brenna is also the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of VERNX, a company that develops and produces nutritional supplements for optimal health. His research on omega-3 fatty acids and their impact on brain and cardiovascular health has contributed greatly to the field of nutrition and has led to important insights into the role of diet in preventing chronic diseases.
    Key Topics Discussed:
    00:00 - Start 00:30 Introduction to the podcast and guest speaker, Professor Tom Brenna, a leading gastroenterologist 02:12 Omega 3 Fatty Acids 05:50 Omega 3 : Types and Sources 10:30 Omega 3 Shelf life and efficacy 14:46 Omega 3 Dose Levels for Various Conditions 18:00 Omega 3: Food Sources 21:51 What are Branched Fats and how was it discovered? 33:21 Possible Health Benefits of Branched Fats 39:00 How do Branched Fats impact the Microbiome? 44:44 What is Vernx Peribiotic? 47:98 Vernx Peribiotic Spore based Probiotic 50:00 Who is Vernx suitable for? 51:30 What is the effective dose for Vernx? 53:00 Does Vernx strains colonise the gut? 54.23 Is Vernx suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians? 55.00 What gut health issues could Vernx help with? 58.00 Does Vernx exhibit an initial Herxeimer reaction 59.28 Omega 3: Gut Health Benefits 01.02.38 Tom's top Gut Health Tips Brought to you by:
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Uncover the Secret to a Super Gut with Dr. William Davis!

    Uncover the Secret to a Super Gut with Dr. William Davis!

    In this episode, I'm with Dr. William Davis and we're going to uncover the secret to a super gut with his amazing L reuterii yogurt recipe! By following this yogurt recipe, you'll be able to improve your gut health and restore your digestive balance. Dr. William Davis is a leading authority on L reuterii yogurt and its many health benefits, and his yogurt recipe is the perfect way to get started!
    Bio:
    Dr. William Davis is a cardiologist and New York Times #1 bestselling author of the Wheat Belly Undoctored and Supergut.
    Key Topics Discussed:
    Introduction of Dr. William Davis and his background - Dr. Davis' experience with his mother's sudden cardiac death after a successful two-vessel coronary angioplasty - Dr. Davis' realization of the flaws in the healthcare system and the limitations of managing diseases through procedures - Dr. Davis' search for a better way to identify potential heart disease - Dr. Davis' findings on the impact of modern wheat, grains, and sugar on our health - The effects of wheat and its gliding protein on the human brain and appetite - The impact of phytates in wheat on mineral deficiencies - The promiscuity of grains and their shared genetic characteristics - The negative health implications of consuming grains with prolamine proteins - The problems associated with rice, including high levels of arsenic - The impact of ancient humans turning to grasses as food and the associated increase in tooth decay, nutrient deficiencies, and autoimmune diseases. - Over time, dietary inclusion of grass seeds has resulted in a trade-off of calories for health - Fermentation can reduce some negative impacts of grain amino acids and phytates, but physiological effects remain - Sugar is a very destructive food and is a flagrant cause of coronary disease, heart attack, type 2 diabetes, and changes in bowel flora - Cholesterol is not heart disease, it's a crude indirect marker that has hardly any predictive value at all, and there are real causes that can be controlled - Doctors tend to focus on conventional ideas of cholesterol and statins, and how to drive revenue for their system, rather than real causes of cardiovascular risk - Vitamin D deficiency, insulin resistance, dysbiosis, and sibo are some of the real causes of heart disease that can be controlled easily, inexpensively, and effectively, without the use of drugs - Reduction of cholesterol can have deleterious effects on the body, including reduction of essential hormones like testosterone - Identifying the factors that allow disease to emerge in the first place is more important than treating health conditions - Reduction of saturated fat is not necessary, and the recommendation to do so is nonsense. - Dr. William's critique of dietary guidelines - Misconceptions about saturated fat and processed foods - Importance of consuming collagen, hyaluronic acid, and iodine - Dr. William's personal health journey and realization of the limitations of traditional medicine - The benefits of lactobacillus reuteri in restoring youthfulness and empathy - Discussion of the importance of certain microbial species for health, specifically boosting oxytocin and helping with autism symptoms - Making yogurt at home using specific microbial strains Importance of choosing the right strain of microbes for specific effects - Super Gut concept: replacing lost microbes and addressing overgrowth of unhealthy species - Using the AIR device to map out where microbes are in the GI tract - SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and its associated conditions -Issues with using antibiotics to treat SIBO - Herbal antibiotics and their efficacy in treating SIBO - Using specific microbial species, such as lactobacillus gasseri and reuterii, to treat SIBO by producing bactericins  - Informal success rates of using this yogurt to treat SIBO - Importance of Rifaximin in treating SIBO - Complicating factor of hydrogen gas produced by Rifaximin in the upper GI tract and need to stop y

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

AWKH ,

Listen as we are responsible for our own health,

Thank you Kriben so very much for your amazing podcast knowledge! So informative, positive and supportive around today’s health issues. I love how you are offering the integrated solutions away from harmful big pharma drugs causing so much harm to our gut. This is the great health awakening!

MikeToner ,

Very informative and now relevant podcast in what is becoming a super important topic

Super thankful I stumbled onto this podcast and currently listening to the back catalogue

Woo woos woo ,

Looking forward to learning more!

Nice to see someone who focuses on their area of expertise without verging into conspiracy theories!

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