Almost every condition that they can experience in their life, good or bad, has something to do with their microbiome. There’s more control, there’s more genetic control, there’s more protein control, there’s more metabolic control in your gut than any other part of your body. Think about it this way. Your gut is the only organ in your body that can function independent of the brain. Every other organ in the body is controlled solely by the brain. Your gut, not only is it independent, it can also control the brain in many different ways. That’s how important of an organ it is, and people tend to forget. People forget that it actually controls the rest of your body. And then the other thing is everybody’s gut is unique. Everybody’s gut is completely unique to them. Even identical twins don’t have the same species diversity within the GI.
The third part is we need to increase diversity. You increase diversity by reducing the types of things that kill off bacteria in your gut, like antibiotic use, alcohol, tobacco, and then eating processed foods and things like that, those all stress. Age, unfortunately, does reduce diversity as well, so staying active. Exercise can actually has been shown to improve bacterial diversity within the gut itself, so that’s very important, and then eating very diverse types of food. Remove all the processed foods and sugars and things like that, and go back to a diverse diet. One great way of eating a diversity of nutrients is to eat fermented foods. And then the important thing about fermented foods is those aren’t bacteria that are going and living in your gut. All the benefits you’re getting are from the nutrients from the ferment itself. Fermented foods are very important.
And lastly, forget the 200 billion cells and the 15 different strains and all that. Unfortunately, that’s not really doing a whole lot. If people are spending 30, 40, $50, and some of those products are 70, $80 a month, basically what you’re getting is dead bacteria therapy. It’s not doing anything to change the diversity of species within your gut. Your lifestyle, your diet, your habits have a bigger impact on your diversity, and then we focus our work on environmental organisms that actually pass through the gastric system naturally and have an effect on changing the diversity within your gut.
About our Guest
Kiran Krishnan is a Research Microbiologist and has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 17 years. He comes from a strict research background having spent several years with hands-on R&D in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa. He left University research to take a position as the U.S. Business Development and Product Development lead for Amano Enzyme, USA. Amano is one of the world’s largest suppliers of therapeutic enzymes used in the dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries in North America. Kiran also established a Clinical Research Organization where he designed and conducted dozens of human clinical trials in human nutrition.
Kiran is also a co-founder and partner in Nu Science Trading, LLC.; a nutritional technology development, research and marketing company in the U.S. Dietary Supplement and Medical Food markets. Most recently, Kiran is acting as the Chief Scientific Officer at Physician’s Exclusive, LLC. and Microbiome Labs. He has developed over 50 private label nutritional products for small to large brands in the global market. He is a frequent lecturer on the Human Microbiome at Medical and Nutrition Conferences. He conducts the popular monthly Microbiome Series Webinars through the Rebel Health Tribe Group practitioner training program, is an expert guest on National Radio and Satellite radio and has been a guest speaker on several Health Summits as a microbiome expert. He is currently involved in 9 novel human clinical trials on probiotics and the human microbiome.
Kiran is also on the Scientific Advisory Board for 5 other companies in the industry. Kiran offers his extensive knowledge and practical application of the latest science on the human microbiome as it relates to health and wellness.