Do You Need To Take Probiotics?

Episode 559 37m


Probiotics are critical to protecting and rebuilding the gut. They compete with bad gut bugs and yeast, modulate intestinal function, and are essential to changing and improving immune function. They are also anti-inflammatory, they help us break down food, and they build nutrients. In this episode of my Masterclass series, the second in a series on gut health, I am interviewed by my good friend and podcast host, Dhru Purohit, about how probiotics work in the gut, the best-fermented foods to eat, and much more.

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Announcer: Coming up on this episode of The Doctor's Farmacy. Dr. Mark Hyman: We live in a gut busting world. I mean our hybridized processed, high sugar, high starch diet, low fiber, low polyphenol diet is a disaster for the gut. Dr. Mark Hyman: Hey everybody, it's Dr. Hyman. Welcome to another episode of The Doctor's Farmacy, and this is a special one because it's a masterclass where we dive deep into popular health topics, including inflammation, autoimmune disease, brain health, sleep, gut, and more. Dr. Mark Hyman: And today my friend, my business partner, my podcast host Dhru Purohit and I are going to be diving deep into Part Two of our Gut Health series. And today we're talking about probiotics. Now unless you're living under..

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Ep. 559 - Do You Need To Take Probiotics?