March 12th, 2019

Episode #38

Optimizing Gut Health for Whole Body Wellness

On this episode, Mark and Dr. Gladden discuss the digestive system and its part in the entire ecosystem of your body. Many people suffer from leaky gut syndrome, a condition where the intestines becoming increasingly permeable and bacteria and other toxins can spread into the body. Also, a number of physical and mental conditions are often linked to excessive inflammation that starts in the digestive tract.

They explore some of the symptoms that people can suffer because of failing digestive health, or from eating a diet that causes their GI tract distress. They talk about how to identify and eliminate what foods might be causing problems, as well as what foods and supplements you can add to start healing your digestive tract.

Dr. Gladden explains the role of bacteria in our digestive system. He describes the difference between prebiotics and probiotics, and they discuss the overuse of antibiotics and antibacterial agents in our culture.