Episode 11: Gut Health – Why Meat Is Better Than Plants

Welcome to Episode 11 of The Road to Carnivore Podcast!

In this 16-minute episode we talk all about gut health.

The conventional advice on gut health is to take probiotics and drink kombucha, but did you know that probiotics actually do not populate your gut? Gut doctors know and acknowledge this, and researchers have found that taking a probiotic after an antibiotic actually delayed the restoration of bacteria compared to doing nothing.

As we continue to learn more about the microbiome, more and more evidence keeps arising that many of the ideas that we accept as true, like more bacteria diversity is better, may not be true.

What we know definitively about plants is that they contain toxins that damage the gut in varying degrees. Carnivore gives the body a break from plant toxins, and has been an effective way for people to put both gut diseases and symptoms into remission.

Digestive problems don’t have to be taken as a given. The food you choose to put in your body can have a huge impact on the health of your gut and digestive system.

Show Links and Resources:

Intrinsic Defense Mechanisms of the Intestinal Epithelium

Influence of gut microbiota on neuropsychiatric disorders

60 Minutes: Do probiotics actually do anything?

Dietary emulsifiers impact the mouse gut microbiota promoting colitis and metabolic syndrome

Is high diversity always a good thing?

Effect of dietary additives on intestinal permeability in both Drosophila and a human cell co-culture

Keeping gut lining at bay: Impact of emulsifiers

NIH Digestive Diseases Statistics for the United States

Intestinal Permeability in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Pathogenesis, Clinical Evaluation, and Therapy of Leaky Gut

Allergy and the gastrointestinal system

Direct impact of commonly used dietary emulsifiers on human gut microbiota

Food additives: Assessing the impact of exposure to permitted emulsifiers on bowel and metabolic health

Burden of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in the United States: Results of a Nationally Representative Survey of Over 71,000 Americans

Artificial sweetener saccharin disrupts intestinal epithelial cells’ barrier function in vitro

Intestinal dysbiosis and permeability: the yin and yang in alcohol dependence and alcoholic liver disease

Review of harmful gastrointestinal effects of carrageenan in animal experiments

Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet Plus Partial Enteral Nutrition Induces Sustained Remission in a Randomized Controlled Trial

Joanne Ozug is the creator of The Road to Carnivore podcast series and a proponent for a carnivore way of eating. She specializes in helping others transition toward eating more meat and animal foods to create better health.

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