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Gut Health Gurus Podcast

If you're fascinated by all things to gut health, the gut-brain connection, mitochondrial health, the microbiome, fermented foods, biohacking, optimal health & wellness and longevity then this podcast is for you. We bring you, various experts from around the world and explore topics from a scientific perspective. A big welcome to The Gut Health Gurus podcast brought to you by Food Scientist & Registered Nutritionist, Kriben Govender. Around 8 years ago, Kriben's life imploded. He was extremely depressed, overweight and lacking in energy and vibrancy. He found himself alone in an apartment, ready to end his life. A combination of workplace bullying, stress, a struggle with anxiety and depression and a collapsed marriage resulted in a sense of worthlessness. For the sake of his 3 young boys, Kriben soldiered on and discovered the importance of gut health on his mental wellbeing. He found inspiration in the work of Dr Natasha Campbell McBride through here book Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS): Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia. He started to follow a GAPS diet, made homemade fermented foods like kefir, kombucha and sauerkraut, adopted a transcendental meditation (TM) and yoga practice, attended cognitive behaviour therapy sessions with a psychologist, learned the Meisner and Alexander acting techniques - all which helped him overcome his struggle with anxiety and depression. Kriben holds a honours degree in Applied Science (Food Science and Technology) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology and Nutrition Society of Australia. With more than 20 years of Food industry experience in the field of Research and Development, Quality Assurance and Procurement, Kriben intimately understands the food supply chain and the interaction between diet and the gut microbiome. He has personally visited more than 100 food processing sites across the world.


Ancestral Health Guy on Strategies to Improve Mental Health 50:38 09/19/2021
Jeff Chilton on Medicinal Mushrooms 62:27 06/20/2021
Dr Vas Shah on Quantum Health 72:20 04/01/2021
Dr Ken Mcgrath on The Microbiome and Sports Performance 37:21 01/28/2021
Morley Robbins on Copper Deficiency and Mineral Balance 65:21 11/23/2020
Dr Dr Leland Stillman MD on How Light & Seasonality Shapes Gut Health 78:34 10/15/2020
Dr Ron Ehrlich on Holistic Stress Management 75:51 09/28/2020
Professor Paul Cotter on The Science of Fermented Foods 68:22 08/31/2020
Cyndi O'meara on Ancestral Eating for Optimal Health 62:22 07/28/2020
Tony Shields on The Art of Growing Mushrooms 70:03 07/06/2020
Dr Will Bulsiewicz on A Fiber Fueled Microbiome 57:37 05/25/2020
Sebastien Bureau on The Science of Kombucha 73:35 04/24/2020
Dr Marvin Singh MD on Gut Microbiome - Brain Connection and Mental Health 65:39 03/23/2020
GT Dave on Life, Kombucha and Medicinal Mushrooms 60:25 03/03/2020
Sharon Flynn on Ferment for Good: A Love Affair with Fermented Foods 61:02 02/10/2020
Siim Land on Intermittent Fasting, Ketosis and Biohacking for Optimal Health 62:37 01/13/2020
Ben Greenfield on Optimising Sleep, Gut Health & Top Health trends for 2020 54:30 12/27/2019
Roland Pankewich on Mitochondria and the Gut Health Connection 70:20 12/09/2019
Prof Felice Jacka on Food, Mood and Mental Health 49:31 11/21/2019
Prof Philip Hugenholtz on Metagenomic Stool Analysis for Optimal Gut Health 56:05 11/14/2019
Kiran Krishnan on How to Build a Resilient Microbiome 69:33 11/03/2019
Patrick Van der Burght on the Impact of Non Native Electromagnetic Fields on Health 61:43 10/14/2019
Keith Bell on The Citizen Science of Microbiome Stool Testing and Mental Health 65:43 09/09/2019
Dr Jarrod Goldin on Sustainable Cricket Protein for Gut Health 42:56 08/14/2019
Nathan Walz on How to Optimise your Mitochondrial Health 56:05 07/23/2019
Dr Gabor Somlyai on Deuterium and Cancer 46:10 06/29/2019
Katherine Courage on How Ancient Foods Can Feed our Microbiome 53:23 06/10/2019
Dr Laszlo Boros on Deuterium Depletion for Optimal Health 64:09 05/25/2019
Kirsten and Christopher Shockey on Fermenting Vegetables and Cider Making 67:42 05/15/2019
Jasmina Aganovic on Probiotics for the Skin Microbiome 49:21 05/02/2019