Feb. 13, 2022
Steven Wright is an engineer and the Founder and CEO of Healthy Gut, a company that offers hope for those suffering with digestive pain, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, gas, and other GI ailments. Fueled by his own lifelong health problems, Steven coached, researched, and biohacked his way to a better understand of what’s needed for sustained gut health. After years of coaching others and reverse-engineering his own symptoms, he now offers results-oriented solutions for better GI health.
On this podcast, NBT Scientific Director and Coach Megan Hall interviews Steven about some of the critical factors needed to nurture a healthy gut, including a healthy microbiome, proper digestion, and efficient nutrient absorption. Steve discusses all of the above, as well as the key processes involved with strengthening the gut lining, soothing histamine reactions, and reducing painful and embarrassing symptoms.
[00:00:21] Steven's background and interest in gut health.
[00:03:28] Jordan Reasoner.
[00:05:42] Specific Carbohydrate Diet.
[00:07:20] Book: Management Of Celiac Disease, by Dr. Sidney V. Haas.
[00:08:05] Book: Breaking the Vicious Cycle, by Elaine Gottschall.
[00:13:01] GI environmental factors.
[00:15:58] Butyrate: what it is and why it's important.
[00:18:39] Causes of low butyrate.
[00:21:04] Polyphenols that encourage the growth of important microbes.
[00:22:11] Symptoms that indicate low butyrate; benefits of supplementation.
[00:24:15] Butyrate supplements: sodium butyrate, tributyrin; Tributyrin-X.
[00:28:08] Butyrate increases non-REM sleep; Study: Szentirmai, Éva, et al. "Butyrate, a metabolite of intestinal bacteria, enhances sleep." Scientific reports 9.1 (2019): 1-9.
[00:31:44] Resistant starch: sources and conflicting reactions.
[00:33:59] Digestive enzymes: what they are, why they're important.
[00:37:07] Effects of stress; conditions needed for enzymes to be effective.
[00:38:07] Signs you might need a digestive enzyme.
[00:45:06] Systemic enzyme therapy.
[00:46:41] Stomach acid; why it's important.
[00:49:18] Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and stomach acid.
[00:52:54] HCL Guard: Betaine HCl, pepsin, intrinsic factor, deglycyrrhizinated liquorice (DGL) and ginger.
[00:57:55] Timing HCL in relation to meals.
[00:59:45] HCL challenge test - how to check for low stomach acid.
[01:02:11] Triaging your gut issues and prioritizing interventions.
[01:04:30] The transition from coaching to creating supplements.
[01:08:31] Discount code and link: https://healthygut.com/nourish15 for $15 off and free shipping through the end of the month.
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