2022 has taught us a lot about maximizing gut health. With the help of some incredible experts, we’ve put together a list of our favorite gut health podcast episodes this year. We bet you’ll love them as much as we do! 

From exploring gut health’s effects on mental wellness to learning about ways to cultivate a healthy microbiome balance within our bellies, these podcast episodes will undoubtedly provide valuable information that will serve us well in the coming months.

Let’s jump in! These episodes are accessible for free on Spotify and other podcast apps. 

#1: Found My Fitness with Dr. Rhonda Patrick Episode #070: Dr. Eran Elinav On Microbiome Insights Into Personalized Response To Diet, Obesity, And Leaky Gut

Dr. Rhonda Patrick is a sensational scientist who wears many hats. She has a Ph.D. in biomedical science, and her research focuses on aging, metabolism, and nutrition. She hosts an excellent podcast called “Found My Fitness,” which dives into the fascinating world of metabolic and nutritional science. 

Dr. Patrick interviews experts in the field to discuss exciting topics like preventative health strategies, personal experiments for boosting health, and pertinent scientific topics such as epigenetics. Not only does Dr. Patrick offer incredible insight from her studies and research, but she also over-delivers with delicious tips that we can all integrate into our daily lives to keep feeling our best! So tune into “Found My Fitness” to join the conversation with this outstanding scientist.

This episode is unique. Dr. Patrick and Dr. Elinav, another microbiome researcher, discuss the circadian rhythm of the microbiome, children’s microbiomes, artificial sweeteners’ effects on the microbiome, precision probiotics, and more. This is a juicy one!

#2: Huberman Lab Podcast Episode #61: How To Enhance Your Gut Microbiome For Brain & Overall Health 

Dr. Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University. He has become the talk of the town due to his amazing breakthroughs in understanding the biology behind vision, sleep, and stress. 

In addition to his work in academia and research, Dr. Huberman is passionate about helping other people understand science. He hosts the Huberman Lab Podcast, which seems to be taking the world by storm! With listeners tuning in from all over the globe, it’s no wonder why this show has become so popular. The humorous and insightful content of the podcast has something for everyone, making it a hit with both casual and dedicated podcast fans. Guests range from fascinating scientists to acclaimed authors, giving the show a wide range of appeal that explains its continued success. 

In Episode #61, Dr. Huberman discusses brand-new microbiome research, its relationship to the nervous system, and much more. This is a great place to start if you are a gut health newbie. 

#3: Found My Fitness with Dr. Rhonda Patrick Episode #075: Intestinal Permeability: the Bacterial link to Aging, Brain Barrier Dysfunction, and more

We had to include an episode about leaky gut syndrome – and what better angle to take than Dr. Patrick’s explanation of its effects on the brain?

She discusses factors that affect intestinal permeability, how to test for biomarkers of intestinal permeability, and how intestinal permeability may affect behavior. 

#4: Huberman Lab Podcast Episode #62: Dr. Justin Sonnenburg, How to Build, Maintain, and Repair Gut Health

In this episode, Dr. Huberman interviews and chats with one of the world’s most renowned gut microbiome researchers, Dr. Justin Sonnenburg. He is a professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University.

In the episode, he discusses genetics’ effects on the microbiome, strategies for improving gut health, and more. This episode is great for our gut health science nerds. 

#5: The Doctor’s Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D. Is Poor Gut Health or Sleep Issues Diving Your Depression, ADHD, and more?

Dr. Mark Hyman is a physician with an impressive list of credentials: Director at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, 11-time New York Times best-selling author, Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and host of The Doctor’s Farmacy podcast. If that doesn’t impress you, one listen to his podcast probably will. 

Dr. Hyman talks about all things health-related, from gut bacteria to food addiction, interviews experts from various fields – psychiatrists to authors – and helps us learn how to live healthier lives through exploring evidence-based solutions for nutrition and lifestyle medicine. Not only are his episodes entertaining, but they’re educational too; each episode answers the question “what can I do” with actionable advice on living a healthier life.

In this episode, Dr. Hyman interviews three prestigious doctors and researchers, Dr. Naidoo, Dr. Papanicolaou, and Dr. Ramsey. They discuss diets’ effects on mental health and the pros and cons of medication for mental health conditions. 

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