Achieving Gutbliss

with Dr. Robynne Chutkan

Dr. Robynne Chutkan is a gastroenterologist and the best-selling author of Gutbliss, The Microbiome Solution, and The Bloat Cure, and founded the Digestive Center for Wellness. Dr. Chutkan received her medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, where she also did her internship and residency and served as Chief Resident. She completed her fellowship in gastroenterology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and has been on the faculty at Georgetown University Hospital since 1997. She has been asked to serve as a medical consultant and on-air talent for the Discover Health Channel; she is a member of the medical advisory board for the Dr. Oz Show (where she has appeared as a regular guest); and has also made national appearances on The Today Show, The Morning Show, and The Doctors.

IN THIS EPISODE… Dr. Chutkan explains to Joe the importance of gut health, and they really dig deep into what that is, why it’s important, and most importantly, Robynne shares great actionable advice on what to avoid (spoiler alert – artificial sweeteners is big here so PUT DOWN THE DIET DRINK NOW), she also shares the best foods to keep your system happy and healthy, AND why the gut really is the true north star of your body by helping you stay healthy naturally during this constant covid battle and the dreaded flu season.

? Breakdown with Dr. Robynne Chutkan:
Chapter 1 (0:00): Introduction
Joe introduces Robynne and sets up the episode.

Chapter 2 (2:00) Gut health what it is and why its important
Robynne shares why the gut is central to the body and so vitally important to your health and wellness. A lot of disease starts in the gut.

Chapter 3 (6:23) How Robynne chose her specialty
Gastroenterology is not a common area of expertise. Robynne shares how she started medical school and specifically got into her specialty.

Chapter 4 (13:13) Common gut mistakes
The gut is a commonly used work. There are a lot of assumptions people make, so Dr. Chutkan shares some common errors.

Chapter 5 (20:44) Checklist for your gut
Sometimes it’s good to remove everything to find that right or wrong something is impacting your digestive health.

Chapter 6 (29:38) Problematic foods to avoid
There are so many foods that are high in chemicals that are negatively impacting your gut health. Also, just becuase something claims to be “DIET” doesn’t mean healthy.

Chapter 7 (38:53) First steps for your gut health
First things first, Robynne shares the place to get started for your gut health to ensure you are in the best shape possible.

Chapter 8 (47:41) The best fruits and vegetables
There are some fruits and vegetables that are higher in fiber and can pack a punch for your gut health.

Chapter 9 (55:11) Immune system in your gut
This is a rough time with vaccines and covid fear, but studies don’t lie; having a healthy gut superpowers your immune system.

Chapter 10 (64:17) Robynne giving back
The Digestive Center for Wellness has courses you can look through and free office hours. Go to the website and check it out

Chapter 11 (67:48) Closing Remarks
Joe wraps up the episode and shares his final thoughts

Material Referenced in this interview:
→Gutbliss by Dr. Robynne Chutkan
→The Microbiome Solution by Dr. Robynne Chutkan

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