012 Gut Matters - Emma Ellice-Flint & Dr Louise Newson

In this episode Dr Newson and qualified nutritionist and chef Emma Ellice-Flint, talk about gut matters, microbiome research and what foods can make a difference to the gut and whole body health. Topics discussed include:

  • Control how you feel through what you eat, bidirectional communication to/from gut and the brain.
  • The time it takes to make a change to your gut microbiome through what you eat.
  • Fecal transplants, what it is and some recent research.
  • Different types of prebiotics and probiotics and what they are, including kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi.
  • Getting variety into everyday eating, making vegetables the center of your dish.
  • Which good fats to especially eat - extra virgin olive oil, nuts and seeds, avocado, seafood.
  • Digestion and the anticipation of eating on digestion.
  • Fasting and ways of doing it.
  • Variety - pushing out your food choices to include more varieties of fruit and vegetables.
  • Individual - what suits one person may not suit another, learn to understand what works best for you.
  • Sleep - good habits around sleep and what you might be able to improve to have a better night's sleep.

Read more about Emma on her website here and follow Emma on Instagram and Facebook. Read about Emma’s cookbooks here.

Emma's Three take Home Tips for Gut Health:

  1. Variety is important! Especially when it comes to vegetables - try to mix it up and try new things.
  2. We are all individual and what works for one person when it comes to weight loss, bloating, hormone balance etc might be different for another. Find out how your body works!
  3. Sleep is so important. We make better food choices when we are well rested.

Published: 27th August 2019