• Karina Inkster

NBSV 050: Dr. Sarina Pasricha on the gut microbiome. How do we improve it? Does veganism factor in?

Updated: Jan 9


Dr. Sarina Pasricha is a nationally recognized gastroenterologist and speaker. She completed her undergraduate training in biological anthropology and nutrition from Harvard University. Dr. Sarina focuses on the importance of good gut health & the gut-brain connection.

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Important topics and points you don't want to miss:

>> What is the gut microbiome and why is it important?

>> What can we do to improve our gut microbiome - does being vegan help? does exercise help?

>> What do we do that is harmful to our gut health (antibiotics, meat, etc).

>> The role of stress on our gut health.

Connect with Dr Sarina:

>> Dr. Sarina's main website

>> Dr. Sarina on Facebook

>> Dr. Sarina on Instagram

Research references:

Aldenberg, L. G. & Wu, G. D. (2014. Diet and the Intestinal Microbiome: Associations, Functions, and Implications for Health and Disease.

American Gastroenterological Association (2002). AGA Technical Review on Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Bhattarai, Y., Muniz Pedrogo, D. A., & Kashyap, P. C. (2016). Irritable bowel syndrome: a gut microbiota-related disorder?

Debelius, J., et al. (2019). American Gut: an Open Platform for Citizen-Science Microbiome Research.

Monda, V., et al. (2017). Exercise Modifies the Gut Microbiota with Positive Health Effects.

Preidis, G. A. & Versalovic, J. (2009). Targeting the Human Microbiome With Antibiotics, Probiotics, and Prebiotics: Gastroenterology Enters the Metagenomics Era.

Reigstad, C. S., et al. (2014). Gut microbes promote colonic serotonin production through an effect of short-chain fatty acids on enterochromaffin cells.

Ridaura, V., et al. (2013). Gut Microbiota from Twins Discordant for Obesity Modulate Metabolism in Mice.

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