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Everything You Need to Know About the Microbiome

From the Show: HER
Summary: What are some tips for a healthy microbiome?
Air Date: 10/1/15
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Robynne Chutkan, MD
Robynne ChutkanDr. Robynne Chutkan received her bachelor's degree from Yale University and her medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, where she also did her internship and residency and served as Chief Resident. She completed her fellowship in gastroenterology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

She is the author of the bestselling books Gutbliss (Penguin October 2013) and The Microbiome Solution (Penguin August 2015).

Dr. Chutkan has been on the faculty at Georgetown University Hospital since 1997. In 2004 she founded the Digestive Center for Women, an integrative gastroenterology practice that incorporates nutritional optimization, exercise physiology, biofeedback, and stress reduction as part of the therapeutic approach to digestive disorders.

A former Board member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), Dr Chutkan also chaired the ASGE Training Committee and Public Relations Committee. She has authored dozens of journal articles and book chapters and has been a featured lecturer throughout the United States and Europe.

A regular guest on the Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Chutkan is also a member of the medical advisory board for the show. She was the host of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Roundtable Series and a medical consultant and on-air talent for Discovery Health Channel.

In addition to regular local network appearances, she has also made national appearances on The Today ShowThe Morning Show, and The Doctors. She is frequently interviewed as a medical expert for the Washington Post and women's health magazines and has been consistently named one of the area's best doctors by Washingtonian magazine.

She is an avid marathon runner and snowboarder, and enjoys practicing Vinyasa yoga with her husband and daughter. She is passionate about helping her patients live not just longer, but better lives.
  • Book Title: The Microbiome Solution: A Radical New Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out
Everything You Need to Know About the Microbiome
Taking care of your gut health is extremely important, especially considering more and more research has found that many of the root causes of health conditions begin in your gut.

Microbiomes help you break down food for energy, produce vitamins, and protect your body against germs.

However, your microbiome has much more influence over your health than just your gut. It helps the development of all your organs and systems within your body.

How can you protect your microbiome for your overall health?

Robynne Chutkan, MD, discusses the microbiome and why it's important to your gut and overall health.
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