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Hormones and Gut Health with Bridgit Danner

Food As Medicine with Dr. Anh

Release Date: 03/28/2016

Welcome! Today’s guest is Bridgit Danner, a fellow podcaster who is passionate about women’s health. I met Bridgit at a conference in CA, and we connected immediately. Bridgit specializes in hormones and gut health, so those are our topics today. Join us!

Bridgit shares the following:

  • The Hormone Summit is Bridgit’s latest project. The summit includes 35 interviews around themes of hormone issues, PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, thyroid disorders, skin problems, sex drive, life stages, fertility, per-menopause, food, lifestyle, and supportive modalities. The dates are April 11-18; see Resources below for details!
  • What we eat dramatically impacts our hormones! Pesticides and hormones in our food overload our bodies with toxins.
  • We need good fats, leafy greens, and fermented foods.
  • Signs of an unhappy gut include bloating, irregular bowel, food coma, heartburn, gas, migraines, and skin disorders.
  • There are common trigger foods for migraines, general inflammation, and even Candida issues.
  • “Very few people have a great diet and great digestion.”
  • An unhappy gut is a huge stress on the body, producing less sex hormones, less nutrients, and insufficient neurotransmitters.
  • There are four tests that can be used to check for gut health:
    • Urine test for intestinal permeability
    • LEAP food sensitivity test
    • Stool test
    • Genetic test for mutations contributing to IBS
  • Bridgit explains her best steps to start healing your gut:
    • Eat well, slowly, and mindfully.
    • Don’t rush while eating and don’t overeat.
    • An elimination diet may be the answer for you.
    • Eat fermented foods.
    • Take a probiotic.
    • Do what you can to lower your stress.
    • Avoid allergens like corn, soy, dairy, wheat, sugar. 
    • Avoid coffee and tea.
    • Adopt soothing practices for your gut’s mucous lining: use bone broth, collagen powder, L-glutamine, and aloe.
    • Add lots of fiber; eat salad every day, and try to eat 20 different kinds of veggies each week!
  • How much fiber is ideal? Bridgit recommends 30 grams/day.
  • Bridgit shares ways to stimulate the “heat” of digestion to help break down foods.
  • Contrary to the normal American way of eating and drinking, you should NOT drink icy beverages with meals!

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