The Perfect Stool: Understanding and Healing The Gut Microbiome, Episode 107 Show Notes

From Bloating to Eczema: The Gut-Skin Connection Demystified with Loredana Shapson, PharmD

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Listen to Episode 107  or go to podcast player at the bottom of this page.

Explore the causes of bloating and other gut health issues, from imbalanced gut bacteria and yeast to low stomach acid and digestive enzymes. Discover the connections between a
dysbiotic gut microbiome and skin problems, such as eczema, and get some concrete steps to turn around your gut health with Loredana Shapson, PharmD, FNTP.

Lindsey Parsons, your host, helps clients solve gut issues and reverse autoimmune disease naturally. Take her quiz to see which stool or functional medicine test will help you find out what’s wrong. She’s a Certified Health Coach at High Desert Health in Tucson, Arizona. She coaches clients locally and nationwide. You can also follow Lindsey on Facebook, Tiktok, X, Instagram or Pinterest or reach her via email at to set up a free 30-minute Gut Healing Breakthrough Session.

Loredana Shapson’s Links

Website (including Bye Bye Bloat for Women: 2 Week Online Program)





Belly Bloating Fixer Elixir Recipe

Dr. Loredana’s Private Facebook group ‘LifeMod Insiders Holistic Health’

Book an appointment and get 50% off an initial consultation visit with Dr. Loredana by mentioning this podcast interview.

Links Mentioned in the Show

Standard Process Zypan*

Betaine HCl*


Biotics Research GI Resolve*


GI Detox*

Systemic Formulas FUNGDX*

Biotoxin Binder by CellCore Biosciences* – purchase using Patient direct code: I0rdLMOm

Candida Complex by Klaire Labs*

Pure Encapsulations Grapefruit Seed Extract*

Grassfed Tallow for Skin*

Designs for Health ProbioMed™ 50*

Thorne FiberMend*



Mediherb Wormwood Complex

Systemic Formulas:


Cell Core: Para 1* and Para 2* – purchase using Patient direct code: I0rdLMOm


Bio-Glycozyme Forte*

Study showing grapefruit seed extract harming beneficial bacteria (lowering bifidobacteria)

Estimating the accuracy of muscle response testing: two randomised-order blinded studies (the studies were done testing muscle responses to true and false statements)

Bloating Hack: Why Avoid Antacids When You Have Bloating – YouTube video by Dr. Shapson

Prebiotics in irritable bowel syndrome and other functional bowel disorders in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – from abstract “The numbers responding were 52/97 (54%) for prebiotic and 59/94 (63%) for placebo, with no difference between groups (OR: 0.62; 95% CI: 0.07, 5.69; P = 0.67). Similarly, no differences were found for severity of abdominal pain, bloating and flatulence, and QoL score between prebiotics and placebo. However, flatulence severity was improved by prebiotics at doses ≤6 g/d (SMD: -0.35; 95% CI: -0.71, 0.00; P = 0.05) and by non-inulin-type fructan prebiotics (SMD: -0.34; 95% CI: -0.66, -0.01; P = 0.04), while inulin-type fructans worsened flatulence (SMD: 0.85; 95% CI: 0.23, 1.47; P = 0.007). Prebiotics increased absolute abundance of bifidobacteria (WMD: 1.16 log10 copies of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene; 95% CI: 0.06, 2.26; P = 0.04).

Efficacy and Safety of Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotics in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis – from abstract: “Overall, probiotics significantly improved global IBS symptoms compared to placebos (standardized mean difference = -0.32, 95% confidence interval: -0.48 to -0.15; P <0.001), with significant heterogeneity between studies (I 2 = 72%; P <0.001). This remained apparent in both single- and multi-strain probiotic interventions as well as synbiotic formulations. However, evidence regarding prebiotics was scarce.”

Lindsey’s Links


Tributyrin-Max – Postbiotic Butyrate/Tributyrin Supplement from The Perfect Stool – 60, 750 mg capsules of tributyrin for gut health, slowing motility and firming up stool. Highest dose tributyrin capsules currently available. 15% off with discount code INTRO15 and free shipping with 1-3 bottles. Also available on Amazon; 15% off with discount code TMINTRO15. 

Free, 30-minute Gut Healing Breakthrough Session

Individual Consultation with Lindsey

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Lindsey’s Fullscript Dispensary

Lindsey’s Rupa Health Lab Shop*

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Bulk Supplements*


Quiz: Which Gut Health Test Should I Choose?

Schedule a Free, 30-minute Gut Healing Breakthrough Session with Lindsey

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Lindsey’s Gut Healing Facebook Group

Gut Health Tests and Recommended Supplements

Gut Health Coaching with Lindsey

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Health Coaching with Lindsey (for weight loss, etc.)

Lindsey Parsons’ web site: High Desert Health and

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The Perfect Stool YouTube Channel

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