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  2. Aug 27, 2019

Why Your Gut and Brain Can’t Stop Talking to Each Other

Why Your Gut and Brain Can't Stop Talking

Your brain and your gut are like best friends who are always calling and texting each other. They’re always in communication and can’t live without each other!

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Gregory J. Reiter Fund

This episode of The Exam Room™ Podcast is sponsored by The Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund, which supports organizations like the Physicians Committee that carry on Greg’s passion and love for animals through rescue efforts, veganism, and wildlife conservation.

Gut and brain expert Leigh Frame, PhD, joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll on this episode of The Exam Room™ podcast to shine more light on the unique bond between the brain and gut. Her first appearance on the show was one of the most downloaded episodes to date, and Dr. Frame is back with even more science for her encore, including:

  • The  keto diet’s effect on gut bacteria
  • Why fiber is critical for gut health
  • How gut bacteria changes with every meal
  • Gut bacteria and mental health
  • Phytonutrients in the gut and potential for heart disease and cancer prevention

For inspiration, Chuck welcomes Bruce and Mindy Mylrea to the show. The couple famously travels the world in the “Wellness Wagon”—an RV that is covered with pictures of fruits and vegetables. They are on a mission to teach as many people as possible about the health benefits of a plant-based diet. And for them, it’s very personal.

Bruce has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and continues to carefully monitor his health while still teaching as many people as possible. The couple speaks openly and candidly about the challenges they are facing and why it’s important that they tackle them head on with a positive attitude and unrelenting optimism.

Eating a whole-food plant-based diet is a critical part of Bruce’s plan and he credits it immensely for helping him throughout the treatment process. He says he was able to nullify many of the side effects of the surgeries, radiation, and hormone therapies because of his diet.

This is a show you won’t want to miss!

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