Plant Prescription Podcast

Being fiber fueled and optimizing your gut microbiome with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

July 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 11
Plant Prescription Podcast
Being fiber fueled and optimizing your gut microbiome with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz
Show Notes

Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (aka Dr. B) joins us today for an information packed conversation all about gut health, the gut microbiome, and why fibre is so important! After following the research and using plant-based nutrition to turn his own health around, he started sharing this knowledge with his patients and with the world. Dr. B truly practices medicine based on cutting edge, evidence-based research to help his patients not just treat the symptoms of their conditions, but get to the root underlying cause and fix it for good. 

In this episode we cover: 

  • Where his passion for nutrition came from and falling in love with fibre 
  • What gastroenterology entails 
  • How he incorporates plant-based nutrition into his practice 
  • What the gut microbiome is 
  • How our microbes contribute to gut health and overall health 
  • How diet changes the gut microbiome  
  • The importance of fiber and why we need to eat a wide variety of plant foods 
  • Why short chain fatty acids are so great 
  • How animal products negatively impact gut health 
  • Prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics 
  • The microbiome’s role in body weight and metabolism 
  • Gut dysbiosis and autoimmune diseases 
  • The gut-brain connection 
  • “Superfoods” for gut health 
  • What a healthy bowel movement routine should look like 
  • The story behind the cover of his new book, Fiber Fueled 
  • Why you need a bidet 

If you would like to connect with Dr. B, you can find him on Instagram: @theguthealthmd and his website is here: 

You can register for his upcoming course here: 

Finally, be sure to pick up a copy of his new book, Fiber Fueled, available wherever books sold! 

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