Real talk: COVID-19 has taken a toll on our collective mental health. Since the beginning of the pandemic, depression, insomnia and other mental issues have increased by 60%! But what does that have to do with GUT HEALTH? Today on the pod, we’re talking with our return guest and internationally renowned microbiome expert, Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum. Dr. G is the real deal, as his work has been cited over 38,000 times in the scientific literature. He is also credited with coining the term, microbiome. Recently, Dr. Ghannoum has immersed himself in the research related to COVID-19 and the GI tract, finding a significant correlation between mental health and your gut health.
In This Episode We’ll Cover:
- How Dr. Ghannoum got involved in the topic
- The correlations between mental health and gut microbiome
- How to pick a probiotic that is right for you
- Dr. Ghannoum’s recommendations to foster a healthy gut
- & MORE
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