The Perfect Stool: Understanding and Healing the Gut Microbiome – Episode 38 Show Notes

Human Milk Oligosaccharides: The Newest Prebiotic

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Have you heard about HMOs? Not the health insurance plan, but Human Milk Oligosaccharides. HMOs are a non-digestible component of breast milk that have been shown to boost immunity, improve brain health and have a positive net impact on the microbiome. Hear about this new prebiotic, including potential benefits and latest research.

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Layer Origin PureHMO™ Prebiotic capsules, powder and Prebiotic-Probiotic on Amazon. Use discount code 15STOOLPOD for 15% off (note – this is a correction from what was given on the show)

Layer Origin PureHMO™ Prebiotic capsules or powder on Layer Origin website. Use discount code 15HEALING  for 15% off.

Difference Between HMOs and FOS, GOS and XOS

Research studies on HMOs: 

Beneficial effects of human milk oligosaccharides on gut microbiota

Human Milk Oligosaccharides Improve All the Central Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Effects of Human Milk Oligosaccharides on the Adult Gut Microbiota and Barrier Function

The Effect of Human Milk Oligosaccharides on IBS Symptoms

Activation of the G-protein coupled receptor GPR35 by human milk oligosaccharides through different pathways

In Love with Shaping You—Influential Factors on the Breast Milk Content of Human Milk Oligosaccharides and Their Decisive Roles for Neonatal Development

News articles and reports on HMOs: 

How Human Milk Oligosaccharides Benefit Babies

The next gut fix for adults: An ingredient in breast milk

Supplements of Human Milk Oligosaccharides may help improve gut health in adults

A Breast Milk Ingredient Is the Hot New Health Supplement for Adults

How HMO is made

Video on Human Milk Oligosacchardies history

Lindsey’s Gut Healing Facebook Group

Lindsey’s Fullscript Dispensary

Lindsey’s Wellevate Dispensary

Autoimmune Disease Reversal Coaching with Lindsey

Gut Health Coaching with Lindsey

Health Coaching Breakthrough Session with Lindsey

Functional Health and Nutrition Review with Lindsey (a 1-hour consultation)

Lindsey’s Healthy and Sustainable Weight Loss Tucson Facebook Group

Tucson Reversing Autoimmune Disease Together Meetup and Facebook Group

Gut health tests and recommended supplements

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