Building Gut Health with Dr. Megan Rossi

Are you aware of how gut health affects your overall health? On this episode, I talked with Dr. Megan Rossi, who is considered one the most influential gut health specialists internationally. A practicing Dietitian and Nutritionist for the last decade and with an award-winning PhD in gut health, Dr. Rossi is passionate about empowering others to take control of their health and happiness from the inside out. ( We discussed everything from fermentation to what dog food to feed your best friend, so I know you'll take a lot from this episode.

What you'll hear:

  • Dr. Rossi's background and why she became interested in gut health (1:44)
  • Best practices when supplementing with pre- and probiotics (4:06)
  • Dietary vs. supplementation (8:14)
  • What her personal diet looks like on a day-to-day basis (10:12)
  • Gut health on a meat-based diet (11:41)
  • Fermentation (14:08)
  • Symptoms she sees in her clients suffering from microbiome issues (15:59)
  • Foods that are detrimental to gut health (17:43)
  • Food dyes and additives (18:57)
  • Oxalates (21:06)
  • General nutrition recommendations based on dietary preferences (23:30)
  • Micro green supplements (25:01)
  • Detoxes (26:18)
  • Juice cleanses vs. cleaning up your diet overall (28:29)
  • Giving the digestive system a rest (31:04)
  • Regularity in bowel movements (31:57)
  • pH levels and a healthy gut (33:35)
  • Her current interests in the world of gut health (35:01)
  • Genetics and dietary sensitivities (36:31)
  • Food sensitivity tests and their validity (37:04)
  • Her dog, Pistachio, and his diet (42:16)
  • Moving away from heavily processed foods (45:17)
  • Alcohol and the microbiome (46:37)

Where to learn more from Dr. Rossi:

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Robert Sikes


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