On Episode 9 of the A Gutsy Girl podcast show, we are chatting all things gut definition (vs digestion definition), probiotics, microbiome, and more.

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Episode 9: Gut Definition Show Notes

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Resources Mentioned

  1. All About Just Thrive Probiotic
  2. Probiotic Strains and Species
  3. Human Microbiome Project
  4. What to Expect When Starting Probiotics
  5. Migrating Motor Complex
  6. What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
  7. How to Achieve Optimal Microbiome Diversity
  8. The Secret to a Healthy Gut Microbiome

Note: There are affiliate links in this post, as I work with Just Thrive Probiotic. However, I only work with Just Thrive Probiotic because it’s the probiotic my entire family uses. Because of it, when you click HERE and purchase anything from Just Thrive, you can save 15%. Simply enter code AGUTSYGIRL at checkout and you’ll be in on the savings.

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Don’t Miss These Thoughts

  1. Why Tina left the pharmaceutical industry to start Just Thrive Health
  2. Kiran’s top 3 things you can do for your microbiome today.
    1. Food diversity
    2. Intermittent fasting + meal spacing
    3. Take the right type of probiotic
  3. What is a spore probiotic and are they for everyone?
  4. “Most of our genetic material comes from microbes.” – Kiran
  5. What are the barriers to entry for the ecosystem?
  6. How compromised stomach acid can lead to SIBO
  7. Nature already created a probiotic, but how?
  8. Tina’s top 3 Just Thrive Health products.
  9. Can children take probiotics? How about women who want to get pregnant, are currently pregnant, or are nursing?
  10. Babies and children sample their world around them via the mouth.
  11. “A booger is essentially a vaccine.” – Kiran
  12. What exactly is the difference between Megaspore and Just Thrive Probiotics?
  13. Is it okay to take the Just Thrive Probiotic when you have SIBO?
  14. Kiran says neither Rifaximin nor herbal antibiotics work. Why?
  15. How are Leaky Gut Syndrome and SIBO connected?
  16. Liver health is directly tied to SIBO.
  17. Simple steps that can have a profound effect on your gut health and healing trajectory.
  18. “We only bring things to the market that are needed and missing.” – Tina
  19. Tina + Kiran’s top 3 convictions around gut health and gut healing.
  20. “True health comes from building resilience, and resilience comes from building a healthy, diverse microbiome.” – Kiran
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Gut Definition

According to Kiran,

The gut and the digestive system, from a proximity standpoint, are the same; the effects and the scope are different.

  • Digestive system: hone in on the process; breaking down and assimilating nutrients
  • Gut: structural ecosystem of the largest part of the microbiome and largest structural component of the immune system; acts as a central command center for the rest of your body

Just Thrive Probiotic

The Just Thrive Probiotic, as you’ll hear in the episode, is a proven, potent and effective spore probiotic.

The spores in Just Thrive® have been successfully used to enhance digestive health in the pharmaceutical market for more than 50 years.

What are Spores

Spores and spore-based probiotics are mentioned throughout the show.

At the end of the show, Kiran mentions that wherever he can put up a little post it note with these two words, he does:

Eat Spores

In case you’re wondering why he might do this, (because you’re not fully certain as to what spores exactly are) here you go:

  • A very basic definition of a spore is that it is a dormant survival cell.
  • By nature, spores are durable and can survive in less than ideal conditions.
  • All fungi produce spores; however, not all bacteria produce spores!
  • Furthermore, fungal spores and bacterial spores are different in how they function and how they are produced.
  • They are reproductive cells in plants; algae and other protists; and fungi.

Sources: HERE and HERE.

When Just Thrive refers to their spore-based probiotic, here is why the spore part is important:

  • Their spore shell protects them from stomach acidity.
  • The only strains used in Just Thrive Probiotic are “gut commensal,” meaning their natural home is the gut. Once in the intestines, these licensed strains of bacillus immediately move from their inactive, spore-protected state and come alive by opening their shell, eating, reproducing and cleaning up the microbial population.
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Wrap Up

Time to wrap this up. As always, a huge goal for this show is to connect with even more people. Feel free to send an email to our team at podcast@agutsygirl.com. We want to hear questions, comments, show ideas, etc.

Did you enjoy this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on Apple Podcasts.

If you liked this episode on the gut, here are some other articles you might enjoy:

  1. Spore Based Probiotics Benefits (+ my favorite spore based probiotic)
  2. Best Supplements for SIBO (based off experience + research)
  3. Gut Health Podcast Playlist (Episode 100, Bites #36)


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