Podcast Episode Thirty: Gut Flora & Your Body’s Microbiome

The human body is host to billions of microorganisms, many of which actually help your body function. The most important of these, your gut flora, are responsible for processes like digestion and your immune response. But when this microbiome becomes imbalanced, it can have a serious impact on your health and comfort.

In this episode, we’re discussing how your gut flora affects your body and everyday life. We’re explaining how to tell if you’re experiencing an imbalance in your gut flora and how to rebalance it. Plus, we’re sharing simple diet and lifestyle changes you can make to nurture your microbiome.

What’s in this episode:

  • What your gut flora is and what it does for your body
  • How imbalances in your microbiome can cause infections
  • Common causes of gut flora imbalances, like diet and antibiotic use
  • How your gut supports your immune system
  • How probiotic therapy works and who it can help
  • Understanding probiotics vs. prebiotics, and why you need both
  • How to know if you have an imbalance in your gut flora
  • What happens if you take too much probiotics
  • Simple diet changes you can make to nurture your gut flora
Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with nearly four decades of experience. Dr. Carling is a “Health Detective,” she looks beyond your symptom picture and investigates WHY you are experiencing your symptoms in the first place. Dr. Carling considers herself a “professional student” – she has attended more than 600 post-secondary education courses related to health and healing. Dr. Carling gives lectures here in the U.S. and internationally and has been noted as the “Doctor’s Doctor”. When other healthcare practitioners hit a roadblock when treating their patients nutritionally, Dr. Carling is who they call. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’ Alene clinic.

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