The Perfect Stool: Understanding and Healing the Gut Microbiome – Episode 50 Show Notes

From Kombucha to Kefir: Fermented Foods and Gut Health

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Fermented foods like kefir, kombucha, pickles and sauerkraut have been shown to improve digestion and increase the availability of nutrients. Hear about the numerous benefits of these probiotic foods and peer reviewed studies on their ability to alleviate IBD symptoms, reduce constipation, heal SIBO, protect against candida, decrease inflammation, build bone strength, boost the immune system, maintain healthy gut bacteria and more.

Lindsey Parsons, your host, helps clients solve gut issues and reverse autoimmune disease naturally. 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, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest or reach her via email at to set up a free 30-minute Gut Healing Breakthrough Session.

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Links Mentioned in the Show

Visbiome Probiotics*

How many live microbes are in your fermented food?

Study supporting probiotics as a treatment for SIBO

Study showed improvement in diarrhea from bacterial overgrowth with lactobacilli-based probiotics

Megasporebiotic and Proflora 4R probiotics – find in Lindsey’s Fullscript Dispensary*

S. Boulardii Probiotics*

2016 review of the benefits of probiotics in candidiasis

Article suggesting that the increased prevalence of IBD in western countries and developed Asian countries is due to rapid changes in the environment and diet

Mouse study on colitis using fermented barley and soybeans

Mouse study on colitis with two fermented anti-inflammatory bacterial strains, Streptococcus thermophilus CRL807 and Lactobaccilus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus CRL864

Mouse study on kefir that improved ratio of Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes

Kefir benefit studies: building bone strength, decreasing proliferation of estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells, decreasing inflammation and allergies in a mouse model of asthma, fighting against foodborne pathogens and supporting skin health.

Kefir study on lactose maldigestion

Kefir study on chronic constipation

Kefir study finding no significant improvement in antibiotic-associated diarrhea in children

2019 kefir study on inflammatory bowel disease

Lindsey’s Links

Lindsey’s quiz on which stool or functional medicine test will get to the root cause of your gut health problems

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Individual Consultation with Lindsey

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