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Upset Stomach and Your Diet
If you suffer from stomach pain or other gastrointestinal disorders, you won’t want to miss this episode with one of the only integrative gastroenterologists in the United States, Dr. Marvin Singh, MD. He explains the idea of personalized medicine, and how our genes and what we eat interact, otherwise known as nutrigenomics. Thinking of starting a trending diet? Listen to this episode first because that diet may not be right for you.
Algae: The Food of the Future?
It has been touted as the food of the future and the most nutrient dense food on the planet. In this episode, Catharine Arnston, Founder & CEO of Energybits, discusses algae which she describes as a food that’s “a gift to us from mother nature”. Packed with vitamins, minerals and protein, it’s a multi-billion-dollar crop in Asia but not particularly well known as a food outside of Asia.
Inflammatory and Anti-Inflammatory Foods
Having produced podcasts for the last couple of years related to food and health, there is consistent mention by our distinguished podcast guests and medical professionals of the connection between inflammation and diet. Based on information from these interviews, here’s a summary of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory foods.
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