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Top 5 Tips for Creating a Healthy Microbiome

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: It seems like every week there’s a new article on the microbiome. But, why is it SO important to your health?
Air Date: 10/7/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Robynne Chutkan, MD
Robynne ChutkanRobynne Chutkan, M.D., is one of the most recognizable gastroenterologists working in America today. Dr. Chutkan has a B.S. from Yale and an M.D. from Columbia, and operates and teaches in the gastroenterology department at Georgetown University Hospital. An avid snowboarder, marathon runner, and Vinyasa yoga practitioner, she is dedicated to helping her patients live not just longer, but better lives.
  • Book Title: The Microbiome Solution
  • Guest Twitter Account: @drchutckan
Top 5 Tips for Creating a Healthy Microbiome
It seems like every week there’s a new article on the microbiome. But, why is it SO important to your health?

Robynne Chutkan, MD, one of the most recognizable gastroenterologists working in America today, joins Naturally Savvy host, Lisa Davis, to share why your microbiome is so essential to your overall health and longevity, as well as some of the specific diseases that can result from an altered microbiome.

Dr. Chutkan also discusses the top five tips for creating a healthy microbiome:

  1. Avoid antibiotics unless absolutely necessary.
  2. Eat lots of fibrous plants.
  3. Skip the hand sanitizer.
  4. Get a pet (Dr. Chutkan's family just got a puppy named Hugo and he’s helping to rewild the whole family with lots of dirt and licks!).
  5. Plant a garden; get your hands dirty and eat the veggies you grow.

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