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Improve your health & quality of life, find the truth between natural and medical science. Join Ken and Co-host Eric Rieger on the GCP, and get an unfiltered approach to your health as they host guests from all over the world. Nothing is off limits. Step in and get your gut checked...Ken (Kenneth Brown, MD) is a board certified gastroenterologist that turned his private practice into a hotbed of innovation. Ken has long been intrigued on how to best care for his patients. He challenged big pharma and developed an all natural solution (Atrantil) for bloating and symptoms of IBS. That lead him to dig deeper and find more answers and uses for polyphenols. Then he began to help his patients that were suffering from inflammation, not only in their guts, but their entire bodies, including neuro/brain & immune issues. Dr. Brown has tackled serious issues with natural and proven methods that his patients love him for. But he is not finished. The Gut Check Project exists to find better answers for you in all aspects of health. Experts in all fields of study, industry, and interest will be found on the GCP. Eric (Eric Rieger, CRNA) is Ken's business partner and actually met Ken while delivering anesthesia to his patients in 2012. Eric saw first hand the passion that Ken had for his patients, his support staff, and for the answers that could improve people's lives. Eric enjoys science and research swell, and has a passion for helping people find sensible means to take care of themselves, but always armed with the best information. Join the GCP and SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE!!!!

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Improve your health & quality of life, find the truth between natural and medical science. Join Ken and Co-host Eric Rieger on the GCP, and get an unfiltered approach to your health as they host guests from all over the world. Nothing is off limits. Step in and get your gut checked...Ken (Kenneth Brown, MD) is a board certified gastroenterologist that turned his private practice into a hotbed of innovation. Ken has long been intrigued on how to best care for his patients. He challenged big pharma and developed an all natural solution (Atrantil) for bloating and symptoms of IBS. That lead him to dig deeper and find more answers and uses for polyphenols. Then he began to help his patients that were suffering from inflammation, not only in their guts, but their entire bodies, including neuro/brain & immune issues. Dr. Brown has tackled serious issues with natural and proven methods that his patients love him for. But he is not finished. The Gut Check Project exists to find better answers for you in all aspects of health. Experts in all fields of study, industry, and interest will be found on the GCP. Eric (Eric Rieger, CRNA) is Ken's business partner and actually met Ken while delivering anesthesia to his patients in 2012. Eric saw first hand the passion that Ken had for his patients, his support staff, and for the answers that could improve people's lives. Eric enjoys science and research swell, and has a passion for helping people find sensible means to take care of themselves, but always armed with the best information. Join the GCP and SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE!!!!

    #78 Vibi+, Martin Ruette

    #78 Vibi+, Martin Ruette

    You know the importance of fiber, right? So many digestive issues could be improved or even avoided with the right amount and type of fiber consumed.

    But where do you get enough? Can great tasting WATER actually be source of fiber?

    Martin Ruette is the founder of Vibi+ fiber water.
    Martinis a serial entrepreneur and in this episode he details his near-death experience from a perforated diverticulitis infection! Martin also discusses his long recovery and ultimately how it led to chronic digestive issues.
    Realizing that he needed more fiber he was in a constant struggle to consume enough fiber because of his digestive issues.

    He knew that he needed to find a solution in order to actually improve.

    For the next 15 years he worked with scientists in Brazil, Europe, and the US to ultimately develop Vibi+ water with a prebiotic called polydextrose.

    Join Ken and Martin as they discuss Martin’s WHY and PURPOSE to help others avoid what he went through.

    Ken also addresses how this prebiotic has been shown to improve microbial diversity, increase short chain fatty acids like butyrate, improve colitis and even help prevent colon cancer.

    Thank you for hanging with us on the GCP!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #77 Socializing and Relationship Building are Critical to Your Health

    #77 Socializing and Relationship Building are Critical to Your Health

    You, as a human, are by nature a social creature. That doesn’t just mean that you have the ability to meet people and congregate.
    In fact, it is ESSENTIAL that you seek and develop bond with other humans. Your very health depends upon it.
    But how exactly does this work? And what will it do for you?
    You most likely know that smoking is bad for you. Well, being lonely is just as bad to your longevity and health span.
    Simply, we are hard-wired biologically to socialize and there is evolutionary reasoning.
    There are ways to increase your social circle.
    And in this episode we feature a call during the show with Delaney Shiu who is in med school and she explains what her med school is doing to make sure they develop social circles for long term success!

    Join Ken & Eric on the GCP for some socializing and friend making!

    • 58 min
    #76 Fasting to Achieve Increased Longevity

    #76 Fasting to Achieve Increased Longevity

    Have you voluntarily avoided eating for a purpose? To “fast” is to do exactly that.

    Maybe you had a surgical procedure and you were instructed to not eat for several hours. Maybe you have participated in a fast for a religious exercise. Or possibly you’ve attempted fasting to lose weight.

    What you may not have known is that there are direct benefits to your health by utilizing fasting and adhering to the exercise itself.

    From water fasts of no food for multiple days to intermittent fasting by only consuming all of tour daily calories within a specific amount of time each day, there are tangible benefits to for someone that implements fasting as a part of the health maintenance.

    Most importantly, you can use fasting as one of the no cost tools to improve your health span in order to achieve optimal longevity.

    Join Ken & Eric as they discuss the many avenues of fasting and what health gains you can achieve on the GCP!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #75 What is “Longevity”, exactly?

    #75 What is “Longevity”, exactly?

    Supplement companies, exercise groups, religious & spiritual organizations, and clean food experts are only SOME of the people that are talking longevity.

    But what does it mean to YOU?

    Living long is not the same as living well, comfortable, and healthy. Lifespan should be best matched with your HEALTHSPAN.

    That means giving you the best quality of life possible. What’s great is that every single group that is talking about longevity is also describing key elements to improve your healthspan.

    Join Ken & Eric on the GCP to kick off this topic as they break down the categories and pillars of healthspan and longevity today!

    • 54 min
    #74 with Rich Hagedorn and Soldier Valley Spirits

    #74 with Rich Hagedorn and Soldier Valley Spirits

    An episode 74 we have Rich Hagedorn, a 25-year combat veteran, senior non-commissioned officer and inductee to the Nebraska national guard Hall of Fame, and most importantly childhood friend from over 40 years ago.
    Here's an infectious storyteller and recounts what it was like during the first Gulf war
    Since he has retired from the military on his off time, he works with disabled veterans and take them out into nature and guides them and hunting and fishing.
    Now Rich is co-owner of Soldier Valley Spirits which is a veteran owned veteran, run Spirit company, making great bourbon, whiskey vodka and rum and winning many national awards. But more importantly their why is to give back to non-profit organizations that support veterans. With every sale they give a portion of each sale back to non-profit veteran organizations.
    We are honored on the Gut Check Project to have a combat veteran who now is the co-owner of a business that gives back to less fortunate veterans.
    It's a little less sciency than we normally do, but it is entertaining

    • 1 hr 40 min
    #73 Croatia: Altruism & Humanity in Business

    #73 Croatia: Altruism & Humanity in Business

    Shouldn’t businesses have your best interest for their services? How do good companies stay grounded to sound principles?

    Everyone can use guidance and feedback. Also, people seem learn the most about themselves when they give.

    Ken & Eric have been members of a group which facilitates building these opportunities and relationships throughout the year.

    Join the GCP as these two shed some light on their most recent meeting in Croatia with Baby Bathwater Institute!

    Wellness Mama
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    Dr Emil
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

jam6989 ,

Soldier valley spirits

Great episode with Rich. Non stop entertainment and spirits education. Cheers to our veterans!!!

IvyMW ,

Favorite Podcast

I am a podcast junky. I have followed all of the super stars of functional medicine for years, searching for ways to heal my chronic digestive issues. The Gut Check Project has become my favorite podcast hands down.

Dr. Brown and Ken dig deep into the latest research and break it down into language that is relatable. Its refreshing to hear an MD acknowledge issues and discuss the root cause versus discussing the pharmaceutical drug to treat the symptom.

They take science based topics and make it fun with their boyish since of humor. My husband started listening to the podcast too. He kept coming into the room hearing me laughing with my headphones on and wanted to know what was so funny.

If you struggle with gut issues, these two funny but brilliant guys will put you on the right path to better health. Enjoy!

AoS Studios ,

The information I’ve always wanted.

I have been struggling with stomach issues for several years now and after I heard the podcast I decided to try KBMD CBD and I have never felt better. I haven’t had stomach issues in a few months and I can’t thank these guys enough! Fan for life!

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