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Let's Gut Real - Easy to Digest Nutrition Science

Making nutrition science accessible and easy-to-digest. Andrea Hardy, Canada’s Gut Health Dietitian, is on a mission to connect people to credible, up-to-date nutrition information about gut health and digestive disorders. Nutrition misinformation is rampant. If nutrition advice online scares you, it’s probably not true. Let’s Gut Real is all taking the fear out of nutrition messaging, cultivating critical thinking, and helping you understand nutrition science. Andrea talks with guests about digestive health, the gut microbiome, hot nutrition topics, and nutrition misinformation, sharing messages that are easy to consume and that inspire sustainable action. Andrea likes to say her goal is to get people to take nutrition a little less seriously – which may come as a surprise coming from a dietitian. Through humour, she injects fun into her science-based media messages. After all, poop jokes aren’t her favourite kinda jokes, but they are a solid #2.

Oct 6, 2020

Did you know? Your skin has its own microbiome that influences this important organs overall health. While less populous than the gut, the skin microbiota plays an important role in our health. This week we talk about what we currently know about the skin microbiome, the gut-skin axis, and future research with microbiologist Elie Knaizeh.

Elie Knaizeh is a microbiologist with a speciality in antimicrobial resistance who became skincare obsessed. He decided to use his training in scientific investigation to explain the science behind skincare and the skin, in a fun and approachable manner on his Instagram @skinsciencezaddy. His goal is to empower people to make informed decisions about their skin health.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How a microbiologist became interested in skin health
  • What is the skin microbiome?
  • How does the skin microbiome influence our skin health
  • Probiotics, prebiotics & postbiotics in skin care  
  • Variance in the regions of our skin (interpersonal and intrapersonal differences)
  • Skin care products catered to taking care of our skin microbes – helpful or hype?
  • What is the gut-skin axis?
  • Internal probiotics and skin health
  • His #1 tip for taking care of the skin

You can follow Elie @skinsciencezaddy on Instagram!